Hillary Clinton wins 71% of Hispanic vote in Texas

Hillary Clinton, Ted Cruz win Hispanic vote in Texas, exit polls show

Hillary Clinton wins the Hispanic vote in Texas, capturing 71 percent of the vote while Bernie Sanders won 29 percent, according to Fox News exit polls.

The Fox News exit polls showed that 32 percent of the Democratic electorate in Texas on Tuesday was Hispanic.

Meanwhile, Ted Cruz, the Texas senator who is Cuban-American, also won the Latino vote in his home state — but by a slimmer margin.

According to the Fox News exit polls, Ted Cruz won 35 percent of the Hispanic vote while Florida Sen. Marco Rubio won 27 percent and real estate mogul Donald Trump won 26 percent.

Among Republicans, 10 percent of the electorate in Texas were Latino, Fox News exit polls show.

The Lone Star state has 17 million eligible voters, of which 4.8 million are Latinos, and it awards 155 delegates to the GOP side and 252 to the Democrats. Delegates are awarded on a proportional basis, but its large delegate haul had candidates crisscrossing the state.

Texas has a much more diverse Hispanic population than other early primary states and it includes a growing number of Hispanic Republicans running for office.

“We have seen a new generation of Republicans in the Hispanic community who are not beholden to Democrats out of familiarity, but rather are voting their values and supporting Republicans,” Trey Newton, executive director of Hispanic Republicans of Texas (HRT), told Fox News Latino.

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