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Thu Nov 5, 2020, 03:09 PM

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 Bidenís 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, itís clear Bidenís 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 thatís 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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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Thu Nov 5, 2020, 03:10 PM

1. They vote the smae way as white "Christian" men for the same reason. I am not accommodating because

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

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Response to LizBeth (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 5, 2020, 03:37 PM

11. this

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Thu Nov 5, 2020, 03:16 PM

2. So I guess the lesson is to

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.

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Response to justgamma (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 5, 2020, 03:20 PM

4. They want a big pickup and a Trump flag and a strong He-Man they can emulate

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Thu Nov 5, 2020, 03:19 PM

3. I dont think changing your ethics to court some voters is the right way to go.

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.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Thu Nov 5, 2020, 03:23 PM

5. Funny how Trump's places he 'improved' with Hispanics

Both use those easily hackable ES&S voting machines.


Miami-Dade and Rio grande Valley in Texas

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Thu Nov 5, 2020, 03:23 PM

6. As long as they're becoming more regressive ...

what's a progressive to rethink?

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Thu Nov 5, 2020, 03:23 PM

7. The GOPee figured out how to appeal to Hispanic voters--

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

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Thu Nov 5, 2020, 03:24 PM

8. Many are social conservatives and opposed to reproductive choice.

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

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Thu Nov 5, 2020, 03:24 PM

9. To what? Should we lock their kids in cages and take away their healthcare and aid?

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Thu Nov 5, 2020, 03:25 PM

10. Actually Biden did a horrible job at outreach

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