Democratic and Hispanic groups, hailing the "Trump Effect" for a marked increase in Hispanic voter registrations, just have not surged the numbers beyond the growth of the Hispanic population in general, according to a USA Today report.
Voter registration is up 3.8 percent from 2012, which can be explained by 2.9-percent population growth since 2012 and 10-percent growth among the Hispanic population since 2010, according to USA Today’s analysis among the 50 counties with the largest Hispanic populations in 10 swing states.
Hispanics now comprise 12 percent of the electorate, an increase from 10 percent in 2012, according to the study.
"Republicans are ignoring this growing electorate, and these numbers show that Democrats are leaving a lot of votes on the table too," Al Noorani, executive director of the National Immigration Forum told USA Today.
There has been a push from Democrats and Hispanic groups to increase voter registration for those to vote against Republican Donald Trump amid his vows to get tough on immigration and build a wall between the U.S. and Mexico.
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