25th Ward independent precinct organization volunteers Sergio Medina, left, and Jose Requena show off their "I voted" bracelets at Cooper Dual Language Academy in Pilsen. Credit: Danielle A. Scruggs

Donald Trump’s inflammatory rhetoric on immigration during the campaign—calling Mexican immigrants “rapists” and “criminals” and calling for a wall to be built along the U.S.-Mexico border—won over white supremacists and angered and alienated Latinos and their allies. Reader director of photography Danielle A. Scruggs visited several polling places in majority-Latino neighborhoods Pilsen and Little Village Tuesday afternoon to hear how voters there were feeling. 

Mike Rodriguez, 22nd Ward Democratic Committeeman, outside Farragut Academy. He’s hopeful about the impact of the Latino vote. “I believe we’ll find out tonight that Latino voters built a wall between Trump and the White House.”Credit: Danielle A. Scruggs