February 1st, 2012
01:08 PM ET

How Romney won Florida's Latino vote

By Juan Carlos Lopez, CNN en Español Anchor

Miami (CNN) - As Mitt Romney dominated the Florida Republican primary Tuesday night, he also captured the bulk of the votes from Latinos in the state, with 54% of their ballots. But how did he pull that off?

His victory could be seen as somewhat surprising for a candidate with a tough stance on immigration, who promised that if he were president, he'd veto the Dream Act that would legalize young undocumented adults who came to the United States as children if they attend college, join the armed forces or meet other requirements.

But Romney's methodology for winning their votes reveals a more focused, calculated approach to securing the fastest-growing voter demographic in the state and the country, and could prove to be a hurdle for President Obama in the general election.

So, how did Romney persuade Florida Latinos to vote for him?

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  2. Daniel

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  3. william wallace

    The election results are so rigged / they are equal to the news channels.

    Corruption / Fraud / Sheep Chasing / The tripple Spin and Double Dealing.

    February 1, 2012 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse |