Preliminary data shows that Latinos overwhelmingly voted Democrat, while Latinas turned out in bigger numbers than Latino men.
Much speculation is surrounding the Latino vote in Florida—as if that group represents the entire Latino community in the US. Yes, Latinos—primarily Cuban Americans—voted for President Donald Trump by an estimated 54%. But the bigger picture here isn’t that some Latinos sided with Trump, but rather that Latino voter turnout doubled in 2020.
The latest figures by Latino Decisions, a Latino political research firm, show that Latino voters increased immensely. More than that, Latinos also helped Joe Biden secure electoral votes in crucial swing states.
Here is a highlight of Latino voter estimates as of Nov. 5 in battleground states:
600,000 Latinos voted.
Vote margin running strong for Biden: 73 to 25 statewide
Latinos for Biden: 438,000
Latinos for Trump: 150,000
Latino net contribution for Biden: 288,000
100,000 Latinos voted.
Vote margin running strong for Biden: 71 to 27 statewide
Latinos for Biden: 77,400
Latinos for Trump: 21,100
Latino net contribution for Biden: 50,300
235,000 Latinos voted.
Vote margin running strong for Biden: 68 to 30 statewide
Latinos for Biden: 159,800
Latinos for Trump: 70,500
Latino net contribution for Biden: 89,300
290,000 Latinos voted.
Vote margin running strong for Biden: 69 to 29 statewide
Latinos for Biden: 200,100
Latinos for Trump: 84,100
Latino net contribution for Biden: 116,000
160,000 Latinos voted.
Vote margin running strong for Biden: 70 to 30 statewide
In Gwinnett County, it was 75% for Biden among Latinos.
Latinos for Biden: 112,000
Latinos for Trump: 48,100
Latino net contribution for Biden: 64,000
Other significant figures from Latino Decisions show that Latinas voted more than Latinos, and overwhelmingly voted for Biden.
Also, 70% of Latino Catholics voted for Joe Biden, while 75% of Latina Catholics voted for Biden.
Nationwide, it’s projected that more than 10 million Latinos voted early, and more than 15 million Latinos combined voted in the presidential election. An estimated 57% to 70% of Latinos voted for Biden.
One monumental accomplishment for the Biden campaign is that he has the most votes of any presidential candidate in history, surpassing former President Barack Obama with a record of 73,688,334 votes, and votes are still being counted.
For more information on the Latino break down in the 2020 presidential election, click here.