DIECIOCHO Podcast, Episode 4, The Latino Vote

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By Victor Landa, NewsTaco

Arizona voters are lining-up at the polls. The Pew Research Center tells us that there are 992, 000 eligible Latino voters in Arizona, that’s 21.5 percent of the electorate. It’s also 21.5 percent of a battleground state where Real Clear Politics has Donald Trump with a 1.5 lead. For a little perspective, Romney won that state in 2012 by 9.1 points and McCain won in 2008 with an 8.5 lead.

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This is a hot one, and it’s also where you’d expect to find NewsTaco publisher and co-founder Gilberto Ocañas. I caught up with him to record a podcast, the first of what will be a regular weekly conversation on our DIECIOCHO podcast. We’ve always had great conversations about culture, family, politics, education, and on . . . We decided to turn those talks into a podcast and we started with him in Phoenix. Click HERE to listen, or go to your iTunes app, select podcast on the top left corner drop menu, then enter Dieciocho on the top right search field. Remember to subscribe to Dieciocho on iTunes, that way you’ll get us in your feed with every new episode. Let us know what you think.


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