Latinos Set Voting Records in 2020 A drive in rally in Miramar, Florida on October 13, 2020. (Photo by Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images)
By Jim Thomas | Wednesday, 12 May 2021 05:06 PM
More than half of all eligible Latinos voted in the 2020 election, a historic number, according to a study from City University of New York, reported the Hill.
The study also found that one in ten voters (10.2 percent) in the 2020 election were Latino, up from 9.2 percent in 2016.
The number of Latino voters casting ballots during a presidential election cycle had never surpassed the 50 percent threshold- that is until 53.7 percent of all eligible Latinos voted in 2020, which is up from 47.3 percent in 2016.
Roughly 18.7 million Latinos voted in the 2020 election, a significant increase from the 15.3 million that cast ballots in 2016.
Even Latino registrations to vote are on the rise.
The 2020 election saw a historic rise in Latino voter registration, increasing to 61.1 percent of all eligible Latino citizens, an all-time high, compared to only 57.3 percent in 2016.
The study found that Latino voter turnout also reached a historic high, nearly 88 percent of registered Latinos cast ballots, up from 83.1 percent in 2016.
Although participation rates increased among Latino voters, the group’s voting rates still lagged non-Hispanic whites at 70.9 percent, African Americans at 62.6 percent and Asians at 59.7 percent, reported the Hill.
Exit polls days after the 2020 election showed that former-President Trump made inroads among some Latino voters, even as President Biden claimed a strong majority in key states.
The polls found that Biden secured 66 percent of the Latino vote, about the same as Hillary Clinton captured in 2016, reported the Hill.
Trump, however, earned 32 percent of the Latino vote, which was up four points from his performance in 2016. Additionally, Trump’s performance among Latinos was the highest share any Republican had won since George W. Bush won reelection in 2004.