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Registered Latino Voters at Record High of More Than 16M, National Group Says

-- by Elizabeth Llorente, Fox News Latino:

The estimated number of registered Latino voters for this presidential election is a record 16.2 million, according to a national bipartisan group that analyzes the Latino electorate.

Latino Immigrants Are Changing the Politics of.... Nebraska!

-- by David Bacon, The American Prospect:

If the winds of political change are starting to blow in Nebraska, the center of the storm is a third-floor office on 24th Street in South Omaha. There, huge maps of eight targeted precincts in Ward 4 line the walls of the Heartland Workers Center (HWC), covered in red dots for all the people organizers have spoken with over the past six months. Little stickers highlight the key issues in each neighborhood. 

Nevada: The One State Where Latinos Don't Hate Donald Trump

-- by Tim Mak, The Daily Beast:

Irma Aguirre sat defiantly in her elegant, upscale Mexican restaurant—the oldest one in Sin City—and began defending the man many Latinos believe is indefensible.

Union Leaders, Activites: Latino Voting "Wall" Will Block Trump

-- by Griselda Nevarez, NBC News:

Using Donald Trump's words, Latino leaders say "the wall" that will keep the Republican presidential nominee from getting elected, especially in swing states like Nevada and Arizona, will be the Latino vote.

"We are the wall between Trump's hate, disrespect, insults - and we are the wall that will keep Trump out of the White House," Rocio Saenz, executive vice president of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU,) in a call with reporters Friday.

Rubin: Hard Line on Immigration is Killing the Republican Party

-- by Jennifer Rubin, for The Washington Post:

Donald Trump spent much of the GOP presidential primary hyping his "deportation force" and promising to deport millions of people. In the general election he publicly agonized: Did he really want to forcibly round up 11 million people? In his Arizona speech he sure sounded like he wanted to kick out everyone else, but he and his spinners continued to fudge. Their "priority" would be kicking out criminals. But must everyone else go too?

Social Media Blows Up After Trump Says "Bad Hombres" During Debate

-- from Fox News Latino:

Donald Trump's utterance of "bad hombres" set Twitter on fire during the third and final presidential debate on Wednesday night.

The Republican nominee and Democrat Hillary Clinton tackled immigration early on and when Trump, who has pushed for a hardline stance on immigration, laid out his strategy he said he would get the "bad hombres" out of the United States.

“We have some bad hombres here and we need to get them out,” he said.

Latino Voters Never Seem to Realize Our Power. This Year Could be Different

-- by John Paul Brammer, The Guardian (UK):

Every election cycle, Latinos don’t quite match their voting potential. But every cycle, it should also be said, we come closer.

It’s been a long process to merge the gap between potential and reality because to be Latino in America is paradoxical. We are frequently told how powerful we are, how desperately politicians need us if they are to win, and how quickly our ranks are growing.

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton Cast Urge Latinos To Vote in New PSAs

-- by Erika N. Hernandez, NBC News:

If you love hip-hop and the Broadway musical "Hamilton," the hit show's cast members hope you listen to them and go out and vote.

A new bilingual, musical video campaign created by Lin-Manuel Miranda, the mastermind behind "Hamilton," has been launched to encourage eligible Latinos to vote in the upcoming general election.

Poll: Latinos in Key States Favor Clinton But Have Growing Distrust of Democrats

-- by Elizabeth Llorente, Fox News Latino:

Latino registered voters in four key battleground states have a clear preference for Hillary Clinton over Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, according to a new poll of Latino registered voters.

But the news isn't all good for the Democrats.

Jorge Ramos: U.S. Election Will Be "Referendum on Trump."

-- from Fox News Latino:

Jorge Ramos, one of the most influential Latino journalists in the United States, said in an interview with EFE that the Nov. 8 presidential election constitutes a "referendum" on Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, whose rhetoric, he said, has increased "racism and discrimination" in the country.

"These elections are going to determine the new U.S. direction," the Mexican-American journalist said.

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