Univision Pulls Ad Urging Latinos Not to Vote

Democrats call spot low blow by GOP
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 19, 2010 5:33 PM CDT

(Newser) – Democrats accuse Republicans of trying to dupe Hispanic voters into staying home on Election Day with a new ad slated to run in Nevada, Florida, and other states with large Latino populations. The ad, by a group called Latinos for Reform, makes the case that President Obama and Democrats haven't fulfilled promises on immigration reform and that Hispanics should punish them by not voting. The president of the group is conservative political consultant Robert Deposada, reports Ben Smith of Politico.

Democrats, including Harry Reid and President Obama, called it a ploy to boost Republican candidates. "Listen to her latest, running ads on Hispanic television telling people not to vote," Reid said of Sharron Angle. "She is trying to keep people from voting." This afternoon, Univision said it was pulling the ad and Telemundo said it wouldn't air it, either, reports AP. See the video gallery for the Spanish and English versions.

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