A record 24 million Latinos are eligible to vote in the 2012 presidential election, according to an analysis of Census Bureau data by the Pew Hispanic Center. 
This is up by more than 4 million, or 22%, since 2008, when 19.5 million Latinos were eligible to vote. With rapid population growth, Latinos today are also a greater share of the nation’s 215 million eligible voters—11.0% this year, up from 9.5% in 2008 and 8.2% in 2004. However, the turnout rate of eligible Latino voters historically lags that of whites and blacks by substantial margins. 
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A record 24 million Latinos are eligible to vote in the 2012 presidential election, according to an analysis of Census Bureau data by the Pew Hispanic Center.

This is up by more than 4 million, or 22%, since 2008, when 19.5 million Latinos were eligible to vote. With rapid population growth, Latinos today are also a greater share of the nation’s 215 million eligible voters—11.0% this year, up from 9.5% in 2008 and 8.2% in 2004. However, the turnout rate of eligible Latino voters historically lags that of whites and blacks by substantial margins.

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