Exit polls have shown that Trump has performed better with Latinos in the 2020 election compared to 2016. This comes as no surprise to those of us who’ve paid attention.
Why is Trump so appealing to Latino men? Because they see him as a true macho—someone who fits the rigid notions of masculinity prevalent in the Hispanic community. The New York Times reported today that the president’s unapologetic, hypermasculine behavior and perceived financial successes are a big draw for male Latino voters who are more concerned about the state of the economy than they are for immigration or racism.
President Donald Trump is going the extra mile to capture Latino votes in Florida, hoping that the potential appointment of a conservative Supreme Court justice of Hispanic descent in combination with a series of key policy decisions affecting the community will earn him enough goodwill to help him win the state again.
Trump is currently considering nominating Barbara Lagoa, a Cuban American federal judge from Florida, to replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in the U.S. Supreme Court. A dark horse in the nomination process, she doesn’t have the name recognition or the same prized anti-abortion track record as…
The political evolution of Mindy Garcia occurred very slowly, then all at once. Growing up a Democrat in California in the 1980s and 1990s, she was taught voting blue is simply what Latinos do. Every election, Garcia would loyally cast her ballot for the party. But when she was suddenly laid off from work in 2013, the mother of two found herself unable to obtain food stamps because her unemployment benefits were too high. The experience was distressing, and left her distrustful that the Democratic Party, which governs California, had her best interest at heart.
Garcia slowly started feeling drawn…
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