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This report examines trends in votes cast between the 2016 and 2020 presidential elections in 1) the 101 counties in the United States in which Latinos comprised 50% or more of total populations; and 2) in the 35 counties in the U.S. which had the largest Latino populations.These latter counties were home to 50% of all Latinos living in the United States according to 2019 census data.


Exit polling data from 2016 and 2020, American Community Survey (2019)


Of the 101 counties in which Latino populations were more than half of all residents, the Republican candidate won 66 (65.3% of all counties) and increased his number of votes by 54% from the 2016 presidential election. President Biden received 29% more votes in 2020 than candidate Clinton received in 2016 in these same counties, a substantially lower increase. Of the 35 counties in the U.S. with the largest Latino populations, Democrats won 33 of them (94%). However, total Republican votes in these counties increased by 43% while votes for the Democratic candidate rose by 31% between 2016 and 2020.


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