Low Latino Turnout Expected in California Primary

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SACRAMENTO -- Only 20 percent of the 3.3 million Latino registered voters are expected to go to the polls today to vote in California's primary election, according to the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO). In last year's presidential primary, about 30 percent of Latino registered voters went to the polls. La Opinión reports that this election year, there wasn't much for Latinos to support and there weren't any campaigns to encourage their participation. According to the report by NALEO, 58 percent of registered Latino voters are Democrat, 19 percent are Republican and 18 percent are independent. Latinos represent 19 percent (3.3 million) of California's 16.9 million registered voters. More than one-third of them live in Los Angeles County.