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The Hill: More Hispanics Could Vote in November Than in 2008, 2012

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By    |   Wednesday, 27 Apr 2016 06:53 PM

More than 13 million Hispanics may flock to the polls to vote in the November presidential election, according to new data.

The Hill reports the number of Hispanics who are registered to vote will be an estimated 13.1 million this year, up from 9.7 million in 2008 and 11.2 million in 2012.

With Republican front-runner Donald Trump talking about closing the United States' border with Mexico and putting up a wall between the two countries, many of those 13.1 million Hispanics could select the Democrats' candidate.

Eighty percent of Hispanic voters in Colorado and Nevada, for example, said they are less likely to vote for Republicans this year in the wake of Trump's comments on immigration. Sixty-eight percent of Hispanic voters said the same in Florida.

If Hispanic voters turn out in large numbers come November, they could have a significant impact on who wins. President Barack Obama earned 66 percent of the Hispanic vote when he was first elected in 2008, according to the Pew Research Center. Four years later, he got 71 percent of the Hispanic vote, The New York Times reported.

For this election in particular, the Republican candidates for president have very different views on immigration issues than the Democrats do.

"We feel absolutely confident about our chances of electing Democrats up and down the ballot in November," Walter Garcia, the western regional communications director for the Democratic National Committee, told The Hill.

The website reports the Hispanic vote could play a factor in Colorado, Florida, Nevada, and Arizona in November.

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