Volunteers make one last minute push to bring in key voter group

Latinos could be key in deciding Florida election
Posted at 6:01 PM, Nov 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-07 18:01:28-05

One Florida group could help decide who wins the state in Tuesday's presidential election.

The number of Latino voters has more than doubled so far in early elections compared to 2012.

“A lot of people have said that the giant has been sleeping for many years,” said Ben Monterroso, Exec. Dir. of Mi Familia Vota, “ I have news for you that giant is awake and cranky and ready to continue working.”

Staff at Mi Familia Vota have been door-knocking and making calls to urge Laintos to get out to the polls this election.

Monterosso expects Latino voters to increase by up to 2 million around the U.S.

A tally by a University of Florida professor estimates some 170,000 more Latino early voters this election in Florida alone.

Monterosso thinks Latinos around Tampa and the area known as the I-4 Corridor along parts of Tampa and Orlando will be key.

“I think that right here is where the decision is going to be made for who gets the keys to the White House,” he said.

Staff and volunteers at Mi Familia Vota will hold a phone bank at Bravo Supermarkets on Hillsborough Ave. to make a final push to get registered voters out to the polls.

They’ll also be on hand to answer any questions to voters who call 888-VE-Y-VOTA.