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More proof of the power of the Hispanic vote

The Latino vote in Florida increased 49 percent from 2004 to 2008 -- the largest percentage increase nationwide -- according to a report from the Immigration Policy Center that analyzed voting data from the U.S. Census.

Latinos accounted for one in seven voters for a total of 1.2 million ballots cast in the 2008 election, the report says. More numbers on the Latino and Asian vote nationwide is here.


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So what? There's no monolithic "Latino vote". Individuals vote, not groups. And to the extent that you guy into group politics and identity politics, do Osceola County Puerto Ricans vote the same as Miami-Dade Cubans? Does a North Florida Mexican vote the same as a South Florida Spaniard? Hardly. So what exactly is the point?


Oops. Should say "buy" into, not "guy" into...


Latin Americans should all be insulted. All Latin Americans don't vote as one huge marching troop. Americans want jobs, family and a safe America. This is not Italy, Ireland, England or Latin America but this is the United States Of America as it should be.

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