- Title: Mexican band Los Tigres del Norte rally last minute Latino voters
- Date: 8th November 2016
- Summary: (SOUNDBITE) (English) VOTER, ANNETTE CEJA, SAYING: "Because there are a lot of people who weren't born here and they need our voice and since I was born here or for anybody who was born here we should help them out and be their voice."
- Embargoed: 23rd November 2016 04:16
- Keywords: Las Vegas Nevada Latino Hispanic rally Los Tigres del Nortes U.S. presidential election Cardenas Market
- Location: NORTH LAS VEGAS, NEVADA, UNITED STATES
- City: NORTH LAS VEGAS, NEVADA, UNITED STATES
- Country: USA
- Topics: Government/Politics,Elections/Voting
- Reuters ID: LVA00257L1J5Z
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Mexican band Los Tigres del Norte hit the battleground state of Nevada on Monday (November 7) to entice Latino voters to get out and vote hours before the polls open.
Hundreds of fans gathered outside Cardenas Market, an early voting site in North Las Vegas, to see the band.
"We are here to support, we believe that in the state of Nevada there is a great majority of Latinos and regardless of all the impediments with the campaigns, the unions particularly here in Nevada have a lot to do with the new twist in this elections," said Los Tigres del Norte lead singer Jorge Hernandez.
In the crowd were families and a good mix of early voters and also those waiting for the morning hours to cast their vote, like 29 year-old Annette Ceja.
"I was born here or for anybody who was born here we should help them out and be their voice," said Ceja.
Juan Santoyo voted on Friday to make sure his vote was counted.
"If we want this country to progress or if we want to see change in this election we have to take the initiative to vote on time and not leave things last minute," added Santoyo.
Los Tigres del Norte known as "the voice of the Mexican immigrant community" also joined a group of canvassers earlier in the day to kick off the get out the vote event.
Latino voters could have an outsized influence in Tuesday's (November 8) election. Early voting data may indicate a jump in the number of Hispanic voters this year, especially in the key swing states of Nevada and Florida, and Clinton would likely be the biggest beneficiary over her rival, Republican Donald Trump.
A recent poll conducted by the firms The Tarrance Group and Bendixen and Amandi found that Hispanic registered voters in Nevada favor Clinton 72 percent to 19 percent for Trump.
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