5 ways Latino voters could impact the presidential election
According to Google, several swing states with predominant Latino populations who are looking to get registered to vote. Here's what that could mean.
With Election Day just five weeks away, many communities with predominant Latino populations have shown a surge of interest in voter registration.
The spike was reflected in the Google search data from states like Florida, Nevada and Arizona after the first presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump last week.
To help understand what this might mean, Take Two spoke to Louis Desipio, a professor of political science and Chicano studies at U.C. Irvine.
Desipio says the Latino populations in those states are big enough to swing the presidential election, and there are several things fueling this surge in interest.
1. More people are starting to pay attention to the election2. Anger at Donald Trump 3. More Latinos are coming of age and will be able to vote for the first time 4. The Naturalization of Latino citizens 5. Each candidates respective messages coming out of the first presidential debate Answers have been edited for clarity.
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