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Hispanic Hillary Clinton supporters react during a Democratic caucus at Caesars Palace on February 20, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)MoreCloseclosemore
Hispanic Hillary Clinton supporters react during a Democratic caucus at Caesars Palace on February 20, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Donald Trump boasted that he won the Hispanic vote in Nevada, and in last night’s debate he said that he’s more popular with Hispanics than any of the other Republican candidates are.

While this is technically true, debate moderator María Celeste Arrarás of Telemundo pointed out that very few Hispanic voters in Nevada voted Republican. The majority of Latino voters are registered as Democrats. The political research firm Latino Decisions estimated that 93 percent of Latinos in Nevada did not vote for Trump.

This year, there are some 27 million eligible Hispanic voters, 12 percent of the electorate. Can the Republicans win the presidency without their votes? Maria Elena Salinas, co-anchor of “Noticiero Univision” and “Aquí y Ahora” on Univision explains to Here & Now’s Robin Young what the polls show about Hispanic voters.

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This segment aired on February 26, 2016.

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