Comedian George Lopez has urged Latino voters to support U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama - because he's determined to prove Latinos would elect an African-American president.
Lopez says it was a personal phone call from Barack Obama that made him a supporter of the presidential hopeful.
And the Swing Vote star hopes he can inspire the same outlook in his fellow Latino voters.
He says, "I don't like the fact that people think Latinos won't vote for an African-American. It's bulls**t. We're going to vote for the right person who can restore faith and hope in this country. Latinos feel disenfranchised. (Obama's) dream is our dream."
According to a report by CNN issued last week (begs28Jul08), Obama's approval rating with registered Latino voters is at 66 percent, compared to 23 percent favouring Republican candidate John MCCain.