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Thu Nov 8, 2018, 10:22 AM

DID CUBAN-AMERICANS KEEP FLORIDA RED? WTF

From Florida Playbook: “This was such a fascinating nugget from Giancarlo Sopo, communications consultant and friend of Florida Playbook, so we asked him to type it up for your reading pleasure:

"An analysis of voting results in Miami-Dade County's 35 most-Cuban precincts shows that Cuban Americans were critical to keeping Florida red this year. As recent polling showed, Republican gubernatorial nominee Ron DeSantis and his running mate, Jeannette Nuñez, won 66 percent of the vote in the predominantly Cuban precincts located in the suburbs of western Miami-Dade and Hialeah. DeSantis' 33-percentage point advantage among Cubans over Democrat Andrew Gillum was a 16-point improvement for Republicans from Donald Trump's 57 to 40 percent lead over Hillary Clinton and a key to his success. Had DeSantis merely mirrored Trump's 2016 Cuban performance, the Democrats' lead in Miami-Dade County would have widened by approximately 78,000 votes and left DeSantis with a 0.4 percent statewide deficit.”


https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/first-read/first-read-stung-house-loss-trump-lashes-out-n933901?cid=eml_pol_20181108

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Response to MyNameIsKhan (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 10:24 AM

1. They've been voting red since the 1960's so, no surprise they're maintaining the bad habit.

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Response to DonViejo (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 10:25 AM

2. they voted +17 for shitler but +33 for craphole...

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Response to MyNameIsKhan (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 10:28 AM

3. Race issues as well

A cuban friend of mine says that there is a hostility between African Americans and the Cuban community. He says it doesn't make much sense, but it's there. Pair that with a guy named DeSantis and a running mate named Nunez and it makes for a toxic mix.

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Response to zipplewrath (Reply #3)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 10:37 AM

5. Years ago, when Fidel had troops over in Angola, I recall reading an article in TIME Magazine...

or Newsweek reporting the Cuban people were beginning to rebel against troops being sent there, for two reasons: First, Cubans themselves are racist and couldn't understand why their sons were dying for blacks, but also, and secondly, the black population of Cuba was rising and they weren't happy about Fidel sending troops to Angola

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Response to zipplewrath (Reply #3)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 11:48 AM

12. "hostility between African Americans and the Cuban community. "

I've worked in Miami for a long while and worked with many old time Cubans. What they told me was that when the Cubans came in droves during the '60's and needing work they took a lot of the jobs that the African Americans had. Old story, work for less $ and work more hours This displaced many AA workers and they got pissed. The Cubans got pissed right back at them. Again the old timers said that "back on the island" Cuban AA's and white Cubans did not have much of a problem.. It's when they came here to the states that things got weird..
YMMV, just my experience...
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Response to MyNameIsKhan (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 10:30 AM

4. I have never understood that, or 25-30% or so of Hispanics voting for trump. I guess

I guess it is the typical "I've got mine, the heck with anyone else" mentality that seems to afflict most GOPers.

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Response to Hoyt (Reply #4)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 10:42 AM

8. It would be strange if the fiercely anti-soviet cubans

are now voting for the Putin-friendly tRump

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Response to MyNameIsKhan (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 10:38 AM

6. What happened to the huge influx of Puerto Rican voters?

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Response to world wide wally (Reply #6)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 10:39 AM

7. yeah

what happened with their votes, aren't they pissed off at repigs after they weren't helped during Hurricane Maria?

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Response to MyNameIsKhan (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 10:52 AM

9. No surprise to anyone who has lived n Florida.

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Response to MyNameIsKhan (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 10:57 AM

10. Cubans in America

have always been very conservative. I think it could be a backlash to Castro's communist regime, but as a group, they are not like other Hispanics. Cuban-Americans have given us many very conservative politicians - Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, and John Sununu come to mind.

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Response to PatSeg (Reply #10)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 11:51 AM

13. Carlos Curbelo in Miami

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Response to In It to Win It (Reply #13)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 12:54 PM

14. Oh yes

It is like a club and it is very exclusive.

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Response to MyNameIsKhan (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 11:21 AM

11. I had hopes the wingnuttiness was contained to the original & 2nd generations of Exile/CIA

They conceived their hatred for Dems because of JFK/Bay of Pigs. The exiles were wingnut reactionaries in their home country, the BATISTA class. In all countries there is a spectrum of ideologies and there are wingnuts at one end everywhere.





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