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Mon Oct 7, 2019, 03:39 PM

Trump's enemies add up in the wrong state (Politico on Trump alienating Floridians)

https://www.politico.com/news/2019/10/07/donald-trump-florida-enemies-032211

MIAMI — He publicly doubted Hurricane Maria’s death toll in Puerto Rico and spread conspiracy theories about it. He reportedly called Haiti a “shithole.” He balked at the idea of allowing Bahamians displaced by Hurricane Dorian into the U.S., explaining that it risked bringing in “some very bad people.”

Since taking office as president, Donald Trump has alienated what looks like a mini-United Nations of voters with deep connections to other countries, tens of thousands of whom live in the state that’s essential to his re-election — Florida.

Taken individually, these groups are just a marginal problem for a statewide candidate. But Florida is a state historically won at the margins — Trump won the state by just 1.2 percentage points in 2016.

The political turf is shifting in Florida as more and more non-white voters are added to the rolls both as a result of domestic and international migration, and natural growth. Since the last midterm election, 42 percent of the new voters who have registered are nonwhite. For the same period in the last presidential cycle, the percentage was 38.

And these voters — who typically vote disproportionately Democratic — tend to be the ones Trump is incentivizing to turn out against him next year.

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Much more at the link.

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Mon Oct 7, 2019, 04:09 PM

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Mon Oct 7, 2019, 04:26 PM

2. and this is why

we have multiple candidates who can clean his clock.

2020 is not going to be 2016.

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Mon Oct 7, 2019, 04:29 PM

3. Of course The Villages will have 20 voting districts and Miami Dade 2.

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