GOP Senator Brings The Sarcasm: Trump Deserves ‘Award For Hispanic Turnout’

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Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), a critic of Donald Trump, suggested in an interview published Saturday that the Republican nominee’s comments about undocumented immigrants have driven Hispanic voters to the polls.

“The story of this election may be the mobilization of the Hispanic vote,” Graham told the New York Times. “So Trump deserves the award for Hispanic turnout. He did more to get them out than any Democrat has ever done.”

The senator indicated that Republicans need to address changing demographics and reach out to Hispanic voters.

“If we don’t come to grips with the demographic challenges we have with Hispanics in presidential politics, we’ll never right the ship,” he said.

Early voting in Clark County, Nevada, appears to have given Democrats an advantage in the state where Hispanic voters are expected to have a large impact.

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