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Will Latino voters determine who wins the presidency?

by Patt Morrison

Democratic Party workers hand out signs at a celebration marking Mexican Independence Day September 14, 2008 in Denver, Colorado. John Moore/Getty Images

There are over 50 million Latinos in the U.S. According to the Pew Hispanic Center, nine percent of the electorate in 2008 was Latino and two-thirds of them voted for Barack Obama in 2008.

However, this growing population’s political tendencies are neither monolithic, nor beholden to modern partisanship and both Democrats and Republicans are courting this voting bloc.

With polls showing a tight race with 64 day until Election Day, even the seemingly galvanizing issue of immigration fails to produce political consensus. Will how Latinos vote in 2012 be the decisive factor in who wins the presidency in 2012?


Which major party is making a better case for the Latino vote?



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