Latino voters are showing up in 'unprecedented' numbers in Florida early voting

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Hillary Clinton's campaign just got some very good news from Florida

The Clinton campaign is reporting an "unprecedented" 133,000 Latinos have cast early ballots ahead of the November 8 election — a 99 percent increase in Latino voters compared to 2012, BuzzFeed News reported. The 133,000 votes consist of vote-by-mail and absentee ballots.

Early voting in Florida began Monday.

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The Clinton campaign calls it a promising sign for the Democratic nominee as Latinos comprise 17% of the electorate in the swing state.

A survey taken the week of Oct. 17 to Oct. 24 by the National Association of Latino Elected Officials showed that nearly 75% of Latinos surveyed in Florida indicated they would likely vote for Clinton.

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“I’m actually a modest person. In fact many people tell me that modesty is perhaps my best quality – even better than my temperament."

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“The media is even more biased this year then ever before. You want the proof? Michelle Obama gives a speech and everyone loves it, it’s fantastic. .. My wife Melania gives the exact same speech. And people get on her case!"

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Trump called the event an "intimate" gathering for him, but Clinton's "largest crowd of the season," earning laughs from even Clinton herself. 
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"Donald wanted me drug tested before last night's debate. And look, I've got to tell you, I am so flattered that Donald thought I used some sort of performance enhancer. Now, actually I did ... it's called preparation."

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"It's amazing I'm up here after Donald. I didn't think he'd be OK with a peaceful transition of power." 

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"After listening to your speech, I will also enjoy listening to Mike Pence deny that you ever gave it." 

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Clinton recently began a push to bolster her prospects in states like Texas and Arizona, which have traditionally voted for Republican candidates, and it appears to be working.

In a poll from the Arizona Republic, Clinton had a 39% to 33.9% advantage over Donald Trump, the Republican nominee, in the state that went to Bill Clinton in 1996 and hadn't granted a victory to a Democrat before him since 1948.

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Trump does not seem to be attracting Latino voters as well as his Democratic opponent.

An NBC News/Wall Street poll published last week showed Clinton had garnered nearly 70% support from Latinos nationally in a four-way match-up, with Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson and Green Party candidate Jill Stein, while Trump trailed her with 17%.

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