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Throughout the 2016 election, there's been a steady drumbeat of stories about the newfound electoral strength of the Latinx community‚ÄĒa growing, increasingly liberal voting bloc that could very well play a¬†deciding role in who ends up in the White House for the next four years.

Enter: #ThisLatinaVotedBecause, a hashtag created by Huffington Post's Latino Voices vertical, which has become a rallying point for Latinas to share their election day stories, and offer a little insight into just what makes this particular election so meaningful for them.

#ThisLatinaVotedBecause I can't have a president in the White House who called my hardworking, immigrant father, a rapist and a criminal.

‚ÄĒ Mexican Gringa (@its_iridian) November 9, 2016