Trump gets support from some Latino leaders, including a few Coloradans

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Donald Trump has incredibly low approval ratings from Latino voters. More than 75 percent of respondents to a recent Univision poll said they didn't like him. But he does now have the backing of a few Latino leaders, including several from Colorado.

As the Washington Post reports, the Latino Partnership for Conservative Principles recently declared its support for Trump. Out of 14 people who had cosigned the letter as of Sunday evening, nine are from Colorado, the Post reported.

In an open letter, the group notes that it actively opposed Trump in the primary, in large part due to his anti-immigration stance and his claims that Mexican immigrants to the U.S. often are "rapists" and criminals."

Now, Hillary Clinton's handling of her email and a new spate of violence has the Latino Partnership supporting Trump.

"We see now that we cannot remain silent as our great Republic ... appears to be coming apart at the seams," the document states.

Colorado cosigners include, according to the Washington Post: George Rivera, the Pueblo County GOP chairman; Vera Ortegon, Colorado Republican National Committeewoman; and Maria del Carmen Guzman-Wees, GOP chair for Colorado House District 35.

Other Colorado cosigners are listed simply as "Republican leaders."

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