The ‘Latino Vote’ is a commonly known catchphrase used by politicians to describe the general political consensus among the latino population in the United States. During Obama’s election, he captured the Latino vote with over 70 percent of Latino voters rooting for him, ensuring his two time victory. For the 2016 election, presidential candidates have begun their campaigns around the country, being sure to reach out to the Latino community, acknowledge their needs and desires, and persuading them into filling out ballots in their favor! The hispanic vote is growing increasingly more important, and will be a definite deciding factor in the 2016 presidential race, and we’re going to tell you why!
Each and every year the number of Latino voters has been on a steady increase. For the coming presidential election, an estimated 13 million are expected to have their voices heard in the presidential polls. Thirteen million hispanic voters account for about 10 percent of total ballots, and in comparison to 2012’s 11 million Latino voters, the Latino vote is a force to be reckoned with. Though the Latino population is not the largest minority demographic in the States, they are the fastest growing.