Puerto Ricans in the island have high voter turnout there. And they are a'coming here!!!
A reported 100,000 have already left Puerto Rico, estimated to be 175,000 by year's end & half a million in coming years. Most will end up in the US where, as citizens, they'll be able - & motivated - to vote.
but if they all go to new york n new jersey they wont make any difference at all. got to move to low population red states
You could just as well convince a few guys from California to move to low population red states, they're eligible to vote, too.
Maybe there should be plans to "take over" some towns / neighborhoods and have a liberal community there to eventually take US senate seats. But you need local businesses to offer jobs in order to do that, or lots of money for handouts.
There is a thriving community there, even though NY is probably most attractive.
almost equal numbers as you can see from chart above.
I have a hard time believing that for PRs.
It was where my grandparents first settled (although my grandmother elected to return to the island in her old age).
If you don't know how to do anything, you can open or work for a bodega. There are just a plethora of resources available.
(Not that there isn't in Florida -- relocation would just be easier, especially under Democratic governance.)
I know Scott has gone out of his way to welcome Puerto Ricans -
- waived out-of-state tuition
- waived fees for occupational licenses to include teacher certifications
- declared a state-of-emergency for all counties to accommodate those fleeing Maria
- 140,000 PRs have already come to Florida
(yes - I realize he will be running for Senate and is actively seeking (buying) votes.
I wondered why you thought New York was more appealing. I guess it has to do with the larger population of Puerto Ricans and subsequently more family members.
Unless they get job offers and relocate b/c of that.