A new report speculates that this year’s presidential election could see a record number of Hispanic voters show up at the polls.
According to The Hill, as many as 13 million Hispanics may vote this year as the current number of registered Hispanics is 13.1 million not counting those who will register between now and November.
That number would exceed the vote totals in 2008 and 2012 9.7 million and 11.2 million, respectively.
The Hill argues that a large portion of Hispanics could flock to the polls in opposition to Donald Trump’s strong rhetoric in favor of a massive wall on the border with Mexico.
Citing recent polls, as much as 80% of Hispanic voters in Colorado say they will not vote Republican because of that rhetoric. Similarly, 67% of voters in Florida are of the same opinion.
Democrats have vocally worried about the loss of black turnout this year compared to the last two elections, but some speculate that an increase in Hispanic turnout could make up the difference.