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Guac the Vote Wants to Register Voters at Taco Trucks on Every Corner

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Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton may be getting a boost from taco trucks on every corner. The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce wants to register voters at, yes, taco trucks. It's an initiative called "Guac the Vote," reports NBC News.

Javier Palomarez, president of the USHCC, tells NBC the organization will not campaign for either candidate, only try to drive voter registration. But, it seems to be a clear response to a Donald Trump surrogate's warning that, should the Republican nominee lose this fall's election, the inevitable result would be a proliferation of delicious Mexican cuisine. Perhaps the former reality television host and his supporters would prefer Trump Tower Grill taco bowls on every corner.

"My culture is a very dominant culture," Latinos for Trump founder Marco Gutierrez said in an interview on MSNBC. "It's imposing and it's causing problems. If you don't do something about it, you're going to have taco trucks on every corner."

Registering voters isn't Guac the Vote's only goal. According to its Facebook page, the organization wants to park taco trucks outside polling precincts across America on election day. So those who do register may have a tasty reward coming their way in November.

In the immediate aftermath of Gutierrez's anti-taco truck statement, the Colorado Democratic Party set up a taco truck outside Trump's campaign office in the Denver, reports Time, and the Arizona Democratic Party changed its signage to read "Taco Trucks on Every Corner." In Detroit, a taco truck parked outside a Trump rally and made a fortune.

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