North Carolina breaks Latino voter registration record

North Carolina breaks Latino voter registration record

A civic media organization has registered over 7,000 Latinos to vote in North Carolina, a pivotal battleground state. The uptick in Latino registration across the country could spell big trouble for GOP nominee Donald Trump.

The nonpartisan Voto Latino has helped 101,720 citizens register to vote from November 2015 through October 2016, reaching out and activating potential voters largely online. The states where they have registered the most new voters are Texas, California, Florida and North Carolina, The Washington Post reports.

FiveThirtyEight, the polling website spearheaded by statistician Nate Silver, projects North Carolina to be the fourth most important battleground in the 2016 presidential election, with an 8.4 percent chance of tipping the entire race.

Hispanics make up two percent of North Carolina’s registered voters, but that could make all the difference in a tight race.

Aggregating the last five state polls released since Sept. 23, RealClearPolitics found that Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton leads Trump in the Tar Heel State by an average 2.6 percentage points.

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