With more than 29 million Latinos eligible to vote in this year’s midterm elections, it’s no surprise that the top trending search on Google today is “Donde votar,” or “where to vote.” The world’s favorite search engine shared this insight on Twitter Tuesday morning as polling places opened around the country. The Spanish phrase spiked by 3,350 percent, vastly outpacing other trending terms like “polling place” at 350 percent, “voting” at 300 percent, and “election day” at 300 percent.
The 29 million eligible Latino voters is a new high for the U.S., according to data from Pew Research. Over the past four years, 4 million Hispanics became eligible to vote. The states with the most eligible Latino voters are California, Texas, and Florida, Pew added.
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“In one California district and three in Texas, Hispanics make up at least three-quarters of all eligible voters: California’s 40th District (81.0 percent) and Texas’ 34th (79.3 percent), 16th (76.5 percent) and 15th (75.1 percent). All four districts have Democratic incumbents,” Pew reported.
If this wasn’t evidence enough, a Reuters/Ipsos national tracking poll published Sunday found Hispanics more likely to vote in this year’s midterm elections than in 2014. The same poll also found that Hispanics were twice as likely to vote Democrats into the House of Representatives over Republicans, Reuters added. This may also be a sign that Hispanic voters have turned against President Donald Trump and his anti-immigrant rhetoric.
Check out Google’s handy tool if you are still wondering where you can vote.
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