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Latino Vote Surge Helped Biden in Key States, New Data Suggest

Election officials tape a "Voting Today" sign outside a polling location for the 2020 Presidential election.

Election officials tape a "Voting Today" sign outside a polling location for the 2020 Presidential election.

Photographer: Sharon Steinmann/Bloomberg

Nearly a third more Hispanic voters participated in the 2020 presidential election as did in 2016, providing a boost to Democrat Joe Biden that swamped the small inroads that Republicans made in the share of the Hispanic vote.

New data from the U.S. Census Bureau show Hispanic voters made up 10.6% of the national electorate in 2020, an increase of 1.4 percentage points and rivaling Black voters who made up 12% to 13%. Non-Hispanic White voters comprised 71% of all voters, down from 73.3% in 2016.