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Latino voters flex, but fail to topple Trump

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>> The Latino votes came but Trump won anyway. In Miami, I'm Luciana Lopez with Reuters. There was a surge in Latino voters here in Florida, but it wasn't enough to keep Trump from winning the state. That's because those Hispanic voters were actually overwhelmed by an even bigger surge of white voters that came out and that opted overwhelmingly for Donald Trump over Democrat Hillary Clinton.
00:00:28
Now, there is some question about how many Latino voters nationwide and in Florida actually voted for Trump. There is some variation in the exit polls, and some of that is due to the difficulty of just polling the Latino population, where sometimes you have to speaks Spanish in order to get some correct replies.
00:00:46
Initially, a lot of Latino and Hispanic activists have thought that those voters would turn out in force, in large part because Trump has actually said quite a number of not very nice things about immigrants and immigration. Starting with when he kicked off his campaign last June calling many Mexican immigrants criminals, rapists and drug dealers.
00:01:06
But people widely underestimated the number of white voters that Donald Trump would turn out. Hispanic voters are now asking themselves how to consolidate their political power so that this doesn't happen to them again. So that, next time Florida is a swing state, they can be the ones to actually put it in either column.
00:01:25
There's a lot of work to be done and a lot of organizing to do, and it's already started.>> In the entire