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Latino vote key to battle for US swing states
Latinos set to play crucial role in presidential election in North Carolina, Virginia, Arizona and Colorado.
Last Modified: 16 Oct 2012 22:37

The growing numbers of Latino voters living in critical swing states could have a powerful impact on this year's US presidential race.

The fastest growing ethnic group in the country looks set to play a particularly significant role in four key states: Nevada, Colorado, Virginia and North Carolina.

However, as often anti-immigrant Republican rhetoric continues, and amid the Obama administration's record deportation numbers, getting Latino voters to move beyond their disillusionment will be a major challenge for both parties.

Al Jazeera's Rob Reynolds reports from Phoenix.

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