A look at margins of victory across the individual states paints a vivid portrait of a country that has changed enough demographically that the Republicans will no longer be able to fight popular policies that benefit the Latino community like the DREAM Act.
For immigrants who've grown accustomed to little more than blatant pandering by the two parties, any sign of substantive movement is surely good news. For Democrats more than Republicans, though, it could prove an unwelcome challenge.
According to the U.S. Census, in 2010 there were 492,330 Latinos of voting age in North Carolina, representing a clear opportunity for both parties. In a tight race, Hispanic voters could be the margin of victory in 12 of the 15 swing states.