DALLAS (CBS11) – Texas voter registration records show from the 2012 general election to now, there are more than 500,000 additional registered voters with Hispanic last names.
The big question is how many of those Texans who registered to vote are going to vote in the general election.
David Villalobos, a community organizer for the Texas Organizing Project, said he didn’t vote in 2012. After hearing many other Latinos didn’t vote then, he said he wanted to do something about that and he became politically active.
“I feel like it’s in the best interest of our population to support Hillary Clinton where her stances are more aligned with our community and the protections she would offer not only the documented Latinos, but the undocumented as well,” said Villalobos.
Villalobos said he started convincing others to register to vote and then vote for Hillary Clinton.
On the other side of the political spectrum is businessman Vince Puente. Puente owns Southeast Office Systems in Fort Worth. He hosted a Mitt Romney campaign event four years ago.
“You got to go through the issues,” said Puente. “I don’t agree 100 percent with Trump. But he is way closer to the issues important to me than where Hillary Clinton is. Matter of fact, I can’t think of a single position that Hillary Clinton and I could agree on.”
The Latino vote may play a role in down ballot races for State Representative in Dallas County.
That may also impact the vote in states such as North Carolina, Nevada and Florida.
Also, the latest polls late Monday afternoon showed some shifting.
Jack Fink has those details here:
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