Latino Vote Could Decide Nevada Race

MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow in Nevada:

Rachel Maddow’s segment comes on the heels of a report from Reuters on Nevada, where Latinos make up about 14% of the electorate, just enough to swing an election:

To stave off defeat, analysts say Reid will need to fire up Nevada’s 224,000 Latino voters, who turned out by a heavy three-to-one margin for Democrat Barack Obama in the 2008 presidential race.

“The Hispanic vote is much more crucial for Democrats this time around than it was two years ago,” said David Damore, political science professor at the University of Nevada Las Vegas. “Reid is in a much closer race now than Obama was against John McCain.”

Read the rest of the Reuters report here.

Update: might Sharron Angle’s racist campaign tactics against Latinos be backfiring with white voters?  Watch this follow up segment that the Rachel Maddow show did.