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Where was the Latino vote on Election Day?




Voters take to the polls at the First Methodist Church in Santa Monica to cast their vote in the 2014 mid-term election.
Voters take to the polls at the First Methodist Church in Santa Monica to cast their vote in the 2014 mid-term election.
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Many analysts predicted that the growing Latino vote will be decisive in many elections around the country.

But if most Latinos are solidly Democratic, then why did Republicans walk away with stunning victories Tuesday night?

David Ayon, senior adviser at the political research center Latino Decisions, says that the wave of pro-Republican support in the country may have overwhelmed any influence Latinos could have had this time around.