Donald Trump may be beginning to rethink his futile outreach to Latino voters. Early voting data shows Latino voters are heading to the polls in larger numbers than the last two previous presidential elections. And, if exit polls are to be believed, the majority of them are not voting for the man who characterized them as illegal immigrants, rapists, and criminals throughout much of his campaign. As early voting turnout numbers continue to roll in from key battleground states, so too do the gut-busting tweets highlighting the data's potential warnings for Trump's campaign.
Some 37 million votes have already been cast in 38 states as of Nov. 4 with some states reporting receiving a record number of early ballots. Data from early voting in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Arizona, and Nevada has signified significant increases in Latino voter turnout, a factor that could prove beneficial to Hillary Clinton.
As of Oct. 30, 13 percent of early ballots cast in Arizona reportedly came from Hispanic voters, up from the 11 percent seen by that point in the 2012 election, according to AZ Central. In Florida, a pivotal battleground state, early voting among Hispanics was up roughly 129 percent from the 2008 presidential election, according to CNN.
Lines for early voting extended out the door well into the night Friday at Cardenas Market in Clark County, Nevada, where census data shows more than 30 percent of residents are Hispanic. ABC News has reported more than 57,000 ballots were cast in the county on Friday, signifying a record-breaking single-day early voting turnout for the county.
Certainly, there's a lot at stake in this election and the issues facing voters are serious. But a laugh now and then can prove a healthy way to beat election anxiety. For that reason, here's a sampling of how Twitter reacted to early voting numbers:
1. Probably Not The Kind Of Wall Trump Was Looking For, But...
Yvanna Cancela, the political director of the Culinary Union in Las Vegas, encouraged union members to vote early.
2. "Make America Gringo Again"
Not hard to see how Trump's campaign may have missed the mark when it came to Latino voters.
3. Voters Have Issues, Too
Are early voting turnout numbers evidence that female and minority voters have a message of their own for Trump?
4. Is Trump Deportable?
The Latino vote could be a huge factor in the 2016 election.
5. The Difference Between Clinton And Trump Supporters
Are Clinton and Trump supporters that easily identifiable?
6. Biden Approved
Will our next vice president give us the same quality GIFs that Joe Biden has? That's what I really need to know.
7. As Dedicated As You Were To Dunkaroos, RIP
Some voters looking to cast early ballots waited in line for hours.
While early voting turnout isn't necessarily reflective of votes — until Election Day, there's no way to know who early ballots were cast for — it can sometimes provide some clues into what we might see unfold when polls close Nov. 8.