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The memory of Hurricane Mary marks the electoral mobilization of Puerto Ricans in central Florida

The memory of Hurricane Mary marks the electoral mobilization of Puerto Ricans in central Florida

ORLANDO, Florida – In these days of the first anniversary of the passage of hurricane "Maria" by Puerto Rico, the images of the devastation and the dubious response of the federal government to the disaster, and in particular the light switching of President Donald Trump, live among thousands of people. Puerto Ricans who were forced to leave the island and settled in Central Florida, as well as their relatives and acquaintances.

Florida is a key state in every election and the Latino vote is fundamental, especially in very closed elections. And it is possible that many of those Puerto Ricans, citizens with the right to vote, go to the ballot box with Maria in mind in the midterm elections.

Of the registered voters in the state, 16% are Latino and half of those voters are Cuban (28%) and Puerto Rican (22%), the latter will increase as the island community settles in the area.

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