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Everytown Says Latino Voters Play A Big Part In Battleground States

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Julio Cortez
A sign is placed outside of a polling place at the Boca Raton Library during the Florida primary election, Tuesday, March 17, 2020, in Boca Raton, Fla. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Latino voters are the fastest-growing electorate heading into the November election. James Aldrete works with the group Everytown for Gun Safety. He says winning the Latino vote counts more than ever this year.

"This will be the first time the Latinos represent the largest ethnic minority in presidential election history. And that is going to be especially true when you talk about the battleground state," said Aldrete.

Florida is considered one of those battleground states. Latino voters make up 16% of its voting population. The group teamed up with Equis Research for a study that shows half of the Latino voters are in support of stronger gun laws. About 66% say they wouldn’t vote for a candidate who doesn’t support background checks for all gun sales.