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With less than 20 days before the midterm elections, many Latino voters have already decided that they don't plan on voting. This is bad news for the Democratic Party, as the Hispanic vote helped sweep Barack Obama into power in 2008, and recent studies show that Latino voters overwhelmingly favor Democratic candidates.

While the lack of enthusiasm among this bloc will likely not translate into votes for Republican candidates, it could be a deciding factor in tight races taking place in states with large Latino populations. Click play below to watch a video report:

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psvi

educated latinos have figured out that the democrats just want to use them and are spreading the word to the less fortunate latino that the democrats have no party without citizens dependent on them. The independents and the republicans still believe the party must be dependent on the citizen

October 18 2010 at 12:02 PM Report abuse +5 rate up rate down Reply
Rob & Kathy

The majority of legal hard working hispanics I know are Republicans. They resent and reject the liberal Democrat handout routine...

October 18 2010 at 11:00 AM Report abuse +3 rate up rate down Reply
KELLI2L

~ On the contrary - I think the LEGAL hispanics WILL vote - and vote for the Republicans - but the ILLEGALS may not vote and truthfully - they shouldn't be voting, but because of being allowed to use fake I.D. or someone else's I.D. they could vote. Time to crack down !!! And while we're at it - - why is the Obama Administration so lackadaizeikle about our military voters ???? .....I understand that their votes won't get 'IN' in time to even count this year because of corruption is my guess. . . . This is shameful. . . .

October 18 2010 at 10:59 AM Report abuse +6 rate up rate down Reply
Rob & Kathy

It's amusing how the liberal media equates latinos with Democrats. Latinos voted overwhelmingly for Ronald Reagan...

October 18 2010 at 10:57 AM Report abuse +3 rate up rate down Reply
rexkraft

Divide and conquer. It is in our media, in our words, and on the political agenda. We're not Americans - we're black, white, latino, asian. They use words, policies and agenda's that divide us, and set us against one another on purpose. While we're dealing with all this divide, the politicians and their sponsors are robbing us blind. Forget race, nationality, color, political party - UNITE! Unite and get these clowns out of office and the federal government under control. More importantly - everyone get out there and vote!

October 18 2010 at 10:50 AM Report abuse +6 rate up rate down Reply
Jamal

I find it so stupid that latino voters say they aren't going to vote this coming November due to "things not being done" If you all would follow politics you would see that so many bills are being held up in the senate due to the REPUBLICAN filibuster ! You not going out to vote translates into "since the democrats couldn't do it I give up". Do you really think that the republicans will even care about immigration reform when they return to power ? who will you blame then when nothing gets done. Change would have came if we didn't have such super partisanship in both parties, and the republicans planning on banking on seats due to them stalling everything so nothing would get done and then complain about the unemployment rate.

October 18 2010 at 10:41 AM Report abuse -3 rate up rate down Reply
depichu

The illegal Latinos are criminals who have entered our USA with no respect for our immigration laws; then they scream "discrimination" when the USA citizens want the USA immigration laws enforced by deporting the illegals back to their home countries....Now, many Latino countries have petitioned the Obama administration to be "lax" on enforcing our USA immigration laws/as applied to the Arizona law - what nerve!!!! Months ago while in Mexico, Michele Obama actually apologized to the Mexican government for seperating families with our immigration laws!!!!! The illegal Latino's need to be deported back to their home countries; they should work towards positive change in their home countries; if they want to be in the USA they need to apply legally to be here; the working/legal USA citizens cannot be expected to provide a free life-style for the illegals (free school, free medical, free housing); we cannot sustain the illegals and the problems that they bring to our country (dependency, drug cartels, health isssues, criminal backgrounds, lack of training and lack of education, etc.) - we have our own citizens who need the jobs that the illegals currently hold - many are in the lucrative construction/trades, in the service industries, in offices, etc.; if the Latino community is now disenchanted that we want the illegals in their community deported/no special treatment, then so be it.... How dare they expect special treatment as they laugh at the "gringo's" ! Goodbye illegals, the free ride is over, hello November elections where the USA people take back our country....

October 18 2010 at 10:18 AM Report abuse +5 rate up rate down Reply
drivera835

This Latino is not angry about the lack of handouts, I am angry that this administration catered to BIG banks and BIG union labor and a socialist agenda, while ignoring the fact that this country runs on the backs of small businesses (WE employ 80% of the work force). They do not understand that empowering small business with less government and lower taxes is what will get us out of this mess. The community organizer is on a new mission of wealth distribution. People who characterize all Latinos as illegal immigrants should really get off the hate train and become productive citizens. Read your history books, we were here first, the oldest city in North America is San Agustin, Florida, Nevada means snow in Spanish etc,etc.... The American Revolution was partially financed by the Spanish, ever wonder why this symbol is on your dollar $ ? I would hate to see the reaction my father, uncles and cousins who fought in every war since WWI if they read some of this Bull S****. General Contractor NYC PS: When are we going to address the illegal Europeans who are underbidding legal union contractors ignoring???

October 18 2010 at 9:58 AM Report abuse +18 rate up rate down Reply
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dc walker

I worked with Mexican Americans in west Texas and always felt that those Americans born of Mexican descent or from Latin or South America who came here legally are getting the worst of this illegal alien thing because people are afraid to hire them, use their restaurants or services etc. because people are afraid they are aiding illegal activities. They were hard workers and want to succeed when given the chance. Lack of education in these countries drive them north. Bringing teachers here during the summer months to improve their skills would be worth it to improve the lives of our neighbors to the south.

October 18 2010 at 12:03 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
kawil522

I believe the thumbs down on my comment was by a Latino reader, or Not? First of all, if you are a Latino you should always aim high for your own race not down. If you a give thumbs down have courage and tell me why, don't hide behind your anonymous opinion. If you're against my opinion try living in my shoes, when I'm being replace at work by cheap immigrant labor and being denied benefits 'cause poor Pedro can't get equal treatment. Boo hoo to you! If you are a lawful Latino resident come to my town and live here for a while. Everybody will tell you how Good things were here 10 years ago (I've been here 14), and if you're against my comment because I tell it like it is, then you're a HYPOCRITE. I, at least choose to be a sincere LATINO, not a Hypocrite. Hypocrisy will get you far, but not far enough.

October 18 2010 at 9:56 AM Report abuse +17 rate up rate down Reply
bmiller616

Please do not take offense to the term "Latino" in one lump sum.. It's mainly the article is focusing in on this group due to they being the largest makeup of this state... It is not intended to insult anyone... It's like saying the white people are becoming the minority.. I'm white and take no offense to it.. It's fact...

October 18 2010 at 9:50 AM Report abuse +7 rate up rate down Reply

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