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Economy and health care – not immigration – will drive Latino vote in 2020

In the four battleground states where Latino voters are most likely to influence 2020 election results — Arizona, Florida, Nevada and Texas — Latinos have lower wages, are less likely to have health insurance, and have a higher likelihood of contracting COVID-19 than other racial or ethnic groups, finds a new LPPI report. “Latinos are essential workers and essential voters, yet they remain overlooked by our nation’s leaders in conversations about health care and the economy,” says Rodrigo Dominguez Villegas, the UCLA Latino Policy and Politics Initiative’s Research Director.