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Representing the second-largest U.S. demographic group, Latino voters are a significant political force that could determine the elections in the key midterm battleground states of Arizona, Colorado and Nevada.

Mary Lehman Held, associate professor of social work at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, explains for The Conversation that the anticipated impact of Latino voters has forced both Democrats and Republicans to develop messages that not only resonate but also drive turnout on Election Day. Read the full article on The Conversation.

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