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    Democracy & Voting Rights

    Latino Voters Of Diverse Backgrounds Were Influential For Both Presidential Candidates

    And while Latino voter turnout grew this year, the very universe of Latino voters is growing. That  growth is fueled by young people in states like California, Arizona and Texas, said Matt  Barreto, professor of political science and Chicano/a Studies at UCLA and co-founder of the  research and polling firm Latino Decisions. 

    The 2018 midterm election made it clear that when Latino voters turn out in large numbers they  can influence elections decisively, said Sonja Diaz, founding director of the Latino Policy and  Politics Initiative at UCLA