-- by Yazmin Beltran and Luz Gray, The Nevada Independent:
From surveys and speeches to non-stop ads and campaign promises, it’s clear candidates are courting Latinos ahead of Tuesday’s general election.
Hispanic voters were credited with pushing Democratic Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto and Hillary Clinton over the finish line in 2016 in Nevada, although there’s always speculation about how active they’ll be from cycle to cycle.
But what lies beyond the numbers? What’s pushing voters toward the Democratic or Republican parties?
The Nevada Independent en Español talked with members of the Latino community in Las Vegas to understand their thoughts on the candidates, why they participate, and what they think of the image Latinos have in the United States. Here are some of their stories.