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Big Winner On Election Night? Latinos

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One of the biggest stories to come out of the election was how the Latino vote fueled President Obama back into the White House. The significance of this is truly historic.

Latino voters overwhelmingly supported Obama, with Fox News exit polls showing 71% in favor of the president, and 27% voting for former Gov. Mitt Romney.

And Romney's 27% was the second worst showing since Bob Dole in 1996, when he garnered 21% of the Latino vote. President George W. Bush faired better with 44%, while Sen. John McCain earned 31% of the Latino vote.

One of the most fascinating aspects is the turnout in the swing states:

-- Latino voters supported the president 70% to Romney's 25% in Nevada

-- In Colorado, the president earned 75% of the vote

-- In Ohio, Obama received 56%

-- And in Florida, he took 60%

The biggest story of the night in swing states? Pennsylvania where Obama received 82% of the Latino vote.

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