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We’re still waiting, and we’re running out of time.
With only one debate left, the one issue that seems to be missing in action is immigration. Its absence is somewhat puzzling, as this issue is of particular importance to Latino voters.
This is no small oversight. In fact, Latino voters might very well decide our next president.
According to the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials Educational Fund, there is “tremendous enthusiasm” among Latino voters in four key battleground states – Colorado, Florida, New Mexico, and Nevada. Many of those voters will be going to the polls for the very first time. There are more than 60,000 new Latino voters in Nevada alone, according to NALEO.
How many votes did Bush win Nevada by in 2004? About 20,000.
So it’s only right that this important group of voters hear the candidates’ immigration plans – not through sly Spanish-language ads, but in their own words.