MPR News, 10/2/2012
Four years ago, more than two-thirds of Hispanic voters supported Barack Obama, and in North Carolina, it made a difference.
Latinos make up just about 3 percent of the electorate in the state. In 2008, Obama ended up winning North Carolina by just 14,000 votes. Since then, the number of Hispanics registered to vote has doubled in the state.
The Obama campaign is counting on them once again. It has worked for months to organize the Latino vote through phone banking, canvassing and registering new voters in Hispanic neighborhoods.