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Latino voters weigh in on the 2016 election




A sign guides Latinos through El Mercado de Los Angeles to a polling station in El Gallo Restaurant on November 8, 2016 in the Latino Boyle Heights section of Los Angeles, California.
A sign guides Latinos through El Mercado de Los Angeles to a polling station in El Gallo Restaurant on November 8, 2016 in the Latino Boyle Heights section of Los Angeles, California.
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Depending on which exit polls you look at, Latino voters either overwhelmingly supported Hillary Clinton, or displayed surprising allegiance to Donald Trump.   

However large or small their number is, Latino Trump supporters have become a lightning rod this election, particularly in light of Trump’s stance on immigration and his controversial remarks calling Mexicans “rapists” and “bad hombres”.

AirTalk asks Latino voters in Southern California to call in and talk about why they decided to support their respective presidential candidate, and their families and friends have reacted to their choices.

Guests: 

John Rodriguez, retired Los Angeles County Sheriff officer, a 4th generation Mexican American and a Trump supporter

Vicky Cerpa, a Latina and a Hillary Clinton voter