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Mon Jun 10, 2019, 11:32 AM

Latino leaders sound alarms over Trump reelection in 2020


Operatives and organizers warn that Democrats are doing little to mobilize a key constituency that the president is targeting aggressively.

By LAURA BARRÓN-LÓPEZ 06/10/2019 05:06 AM EDT Updated 06/10/2019 09:13 AM EDT

Democratic presidential candidates are squandering a critical early opportunity to mobilize Latino voters ahead of 2020, potentially easing Donald Trump’s path to reelection, according to leading Latino political operatives in battleground states.

Interviews with more than a dozen strategists and organizers revealed rising alarm at the lack of attention being paid to Latinos in swing states where they could decide the outcome of both the Democratic primary and the general election. Trump is counting on a slice of Latinos to back him, announcing aggressive outreach plans to keep states like Florida in his column.

But if Democrats fail to counter those efforts with their own — by energizing younger Latinos and reaching members of the community who feel estranged by the president — those voters may simply sit out the election, the operatives told POLITICO.

Nevada, for example, is wide open for the taking. But despite the state’s envied third spot on the Democratic primary calendar, operatives on the ground say White House hopefuls are all but ignoring the voting bloc that could put them over the top.

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https://www.politico.com/story/2019/06/10/2020-democrats-latinos-1358147

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 01:09 PM

1. The DNC should have a separate Latino task force

Then hire Latino leaders in key states.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 01:11 PM

2. It is June 2019

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 01:53 PM

3. millions of latinos voted for trump nt

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