02/20/2014 04:44 pm ET Updated Feb 20, 2014

New Voting Trends Hit Harlem As Latino Population Grows

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It's the uptown version of the purple state.

Dominicans are gnawing away at the once-stable black power base as new voting trends show Latinos throughout upper Manhattan — and especially in Harlem’s emerging battleground pockets — are flocking to the polls in increasing numbers.

A rising number of Hispanics are registering to vote in neighborhoods that were traditionally dominated by black residents.

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