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Here's how Latinos voted in the 2022 midterms

Hispanic voters go to the polls for early voting at the Miami-Dade Government Center in Miami, Florida.
Hispanic voters go to the polls for early voting at the Miami-Dade Government Center in Miami, Florida.

This 2022 midterm election saw many Latino voters shift their support from the Democratic party to the Republican Party.

As the largest minority group in the country, Latino voters have a huge say in how elections shake out. Their turnout was key in clinching contentious races in Florida, Illinois, California, and Nevada – and helping Latino candidates make history.

Support for Democrats among Latino men is under 55 percent, down from 63 percent in 2018, according to a CNN exit poll. Among Latina women, support is strong, but waning.

While most Latino voters lean Democratic, both political parties have been largely unsuccessful in solidifying the voting bloc’s support in the past four decades. This year, a fifth of Latino voters remained undecided in the days leading up to the election.

We convene a panel of experts to discuss what’s driving the shift in Latino voting patterns, and what it might mean for future elections.

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Chris Remington