Elton García-Castillo, a student at the University of Georgia, worked last semester helping to register voters for the Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials. It was one of three jobs he worked to help pay his tuition at the University of Georgia. CONTRIBUTED
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Hispanic turnout in Georgia surged in 2018, analysis finds

Hispanic turnout in Georgia more than doubled in last year’s midterm election compared to the 2014 vote, according to a Univision analysis of voter participation. 

The outlet found that 135,000 Hispanics voted in the 2018 election, which was headlined by the gubernatorial race between Democrat Stacey Abrams and Republican Brian Kemp. About 56,000 Hispanic voters cast ballots in 2014, according to Univision. 

The data suggest Hispanic voters could play a larger role in state politics in the 2020 race. It found turnout increases among Hispanic voters far outpaced those of non-Hispanic voters, particularly among younger voters and independents. 

Univision earlier released data that showed a surge in Hispanic voter turnout in six of the nation’s largest states: California, Florida, Nevada, New Jersey, New York and Texas.

Here’s the outlet’s findings: 

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Greg Bluestein
Greg Bluestein
Greg Bluestein is a political reporter who covers the governor's office and state politics for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.