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Record number of Latinos projected to head to the polls

Posted: 7:46 PM, Feb 14, 2020
Updated: 2020-02-15 21:44:25-05

WACO, TX. — More than 30 million Latinos are projected to vote in this years November election. That's a record number of voters.

Democratic and Republican primaries are taking place in other states, and early voting in the Lone Star State starts on Tuesday, February 18.

Exercising your right to vote is how Americans join in the democratic process.

"One of the most important rights that you have as a citizen is voting. Once you get to the age, you need to register and you need to vote. It's about time that people decided that they need to get out there and state their position," said Raul Villarong, Chairman of the LULAC Organozation in Killeen.

Nationally, 62% of Latino registered voters identify with the Democratic part, while 34% say they identify as as Republican.

Pew Research Center states with these numbers, Latinos voting during this presidential election year are expected to be the nation's largest racial or ethnic minority group voting.