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Jose Flores Smith, originally from Cuba, is seen at his Smith Gardens Apartment home on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012 in Hialeah. The spanish-speaking community, heavily comprised of Cuban immigrants will be pivotal in this year's election. The area is traditionally known as a politically red area. Smith lives off $653 dollars of Social Security a month. His rent is $550 dollars. Currently his air conditioning window unit is broken to his studio apartment. 'It's hot,' Smith said. 'They haven't fixed it yet.' Smith has an appointment to become a U.S. Citizen Oct. 11, two days shy of the voter registration cutoff. 'I like Obama, he has more spirit than Romney.'

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Corey Perrine/Staff Jose Flores Smith, originally from Cuba, is seen at his Smith Gardens Apartment home on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012 in Hialeah. The spanish-speaking community, heavily comprised of Cuban immigrants will be pivotal in this year's election. The area is traditionally known as a politically red area. Smith lives off $653 dollars of Social Security a month. His rent is $550 dollars. Currently his air conditioning window unit is broken to his studio apartment. "It's hot," Smith said. "They haven't fixed it yet." Smith has an appointment to become a U.S. Citizen Oct. 11, two days shy of the voter registration cutoff. "I like Obama, he has more spirit than Romney."

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