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Iowa's Latino Voters Want Their Voices Heard On Election Day

Tiffany Tertipes
Iowa's Latino population makes up more than 6% of Iowa's population.

We continue our election series taking the pulse of certain groups of voters in Iowa. Today, we check in with Iowa’s largest minority, people of Hispanic or Latino origin. Latinos number nearly 200,000 in Iowa and constitute more than six percent of the state’s total population.

In the nation as a whole, a record 32 million Hispanics are projected to be eligible to vote in 2020, a total that for the first time exceeds the number of Black eligible voters in a presidential election.


Alejandro Rios, radio host for 106.9 FM Laqbuena in Des Moines

Alexa Rodriguez, student at Iowa State University

Kassidy Arena, IPR reporter

Ben Kieffer is the host of IPR's River to River
Rick Brewer was a producer for IPR's Talk of Iowa and River to River