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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.