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Jose Garcia

(2,641 posts)
Thu Nov 5, 2020, 04:09 PM Nov 2020

Matt Yglesias: Trump's gains with Hispanic voters should prompt some progressive rethinking

Election night started with a major underperformance for Democrats in Miami-Dade County that cost Rep. Donna Shalala her House seat and sank Joe Biden’s hope of an early win.

Miami has always been a bit of a city apart in terms of Latino politics in the United States, with a heavily Cuban American population that has a tradition of Republican voting and deep emotional and intellectual investments in the Latin American Cold War.

But while Cuba-specific issues are tactically central to electoral battles in Florida, the fact is that even before all the results are in, it’s clear Biden’s weakness with Latino voters was broader than that. In South Florida, Biden lost ground with a diverse Hispanic population that includes many families from Puerto Rico, Venezuela, or Colombia, as well as Cuba broadly.

More to the point, Democrats turned in extremely disappointing performances in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas, even in the context of a large overall improvement in the state. Trump actually won Zapata County, for example, a small border jurisdiction that’s 84 percent Hispanic and which Hillary Clinton won by 30 points in 2016.

more: https://www.vox.com/2020/11/5/21548677/trump-hispanic-vote-latinx

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(9,964 posts)
1. They vote the smae way as white "Christian" men for the same reason. I am not accommodating because
Thu Nov 5, 2020, 04:10 PM
Nov 2020

one of the reasons is control of women and girls and anti gay.


(3,667 posts)
2. So I guess the lesson is to
Thu Nov 5, 2020, 04:16 PM
Nov 2020

call them names, be a big racist, put kids in cages, and throw paper towels at them. What the heck is it they friggin' want.


(13,185 posts)
3. I dont think changing your ethics to court some voters is the right way to go.
Thu Nov 5, 2020, 04:19 PM
Nov 2020

These people saw Trump and thought it was good.
They need to come to us, not us to them.

Republicans have twisted their morality for power. Lets not follow that example.


(27,605 posts)
5. Funny how Trump's places he 'improved' with Hispanics
Thu Nov 5, 2020, 04:23 PM
Nov 2020

Both use those easily hackable ES&S voting machines.

Miami-Dade and Rio grande Valley in Texas


(3,432 posts)
7. The GOPee figured out how to appeal to Hispanic voters--
Thu Nov 5, 2020, 04:23 PM
Nov 2020

Assure them they are white (while AA aren't). It worked before with Irish and Italians.

Laffy Kat

(16,412 posts)
8. Many are social conservatives and opposed to reproductive choice.
Thu Nov 5, 2020, 04:24 PM
Nov 2020

I don't want the DP going down that road.

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