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70 percent of US Latinos voted for Barack Obama




A directional sign points the way to a polling place inside El Mercado de Los Angeles, a Mexico-style marketplace in the heavily Latino East L.A. area, during the U.S. presidential election on November 6, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. The election will decide whether Democrat Barack Obama serves a second term as president of the United States or is replaced by Republican rival, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney.
A directional sign points the way to a polling place inside El Mercado de Los Angeles, a Mexico-style marketplace in the heavily Latino East L.A. area, during the U.S. presidential election on November 6, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. The election will decide whether Democrat Barack Obama serves a second term as president of the United States or is replaced by Republican rival, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney.
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More than 12 million Latinos voted and they broke overwhelmingly for President Obama: 71 percent voted for the incumbent compared to 27 percent for Romney. That's a forty-point difference. 

Here with more analysis is syndicated columnist Ruben Navarrette.