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Democrats Have Latino Problem - Ignoring it

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Democrats have a Latino problem




1. All Old - Ancient - White Men & Woman in Leadership


2. They Still Think The Same as in 2016 - Voters will figure it out on their own and Dems are the only other option


3. NO - They just won't Vote Again


4. Democratic Leadership Keeps Supporting & Putting Up Democrats Who Are Part of the Establishment - Instead of Backing True Progressives & Young New Blood Including Latino's


Given Trump's rhetoric about immigrants and his border policies, you'd think Hispanics would be leading a march to the polls. They aren't.


HOUSTON — Donald Trump stares at Mary Morales every day from across her office at the Texas Organizing Project, a group working to turn out black and Latino voters in a state ranked almost dead last in voter participation.


Morales was looking forward to smashing the child-sized Trump pinata at the end of the 2016 campaign — but then Trump won and spoiled her plans.


So there he stands, fully intact, a silent reminder to her and the dozens of paid canvassers who are dispatched from here every day to do the sweaty, grinding work of going door-to-door to cajole people to get out and vote on Nov. 6.


"People are angry, but it doesn't necessarily make them want to vote," said Morales. "They're like, Why even bother voting if people like Trump are going to win?"


"There's a mountain of evidence showing Latino voters are a weak point for Democrats this cycle," said David Wasserman, House editor for The Cook Political Report and an NBC News contributor/senior analyst with the NBC Election Unit.


More than three years after Trump launched his presidential campaign by railing against Mexican "rapists" streaming over the border, Democratic hopes and Republican fears that the growing population of Latinos would give Democrats a permanent advantage have yet to materialize.


On paper, some of congressional Democrats' best opportunities to pick up seats come from heavily Hispanic districts that are currently held by Republicans, but which Hillary Clinton won in 2016.


Yet those are also some of the places where recent polls are showing Democratic candidates not doing as well as anticipated.


In Miami, Democrats risk blowing what was once seen as a sure-thing after they nominated former Bill Clinton Cabinet secretary Donna Shalala, who doesn't speak Spanish. Next door, GOP Rep. Carlos Curbelo is neck-and-neck with a Democratic challenger in a 70 percent Latino district that Clinton won by 16 percentage points.


Donna Shalala - Part of the Democratic Establishment Who's Policies Gave Us Trump


In Nevada, incumbent Republican Sen. Dean Heller has been able to cling to a narrow lead by keeping a healthy 38 percent of Latino voters in his camp, according to a recent NBC News/Marist poll.


And in the Las Vegas suburbs, handicappers just downgraded Democrats' prospects of holding onto the majority non-white 4th Congressional District.


Not far away in California, where Democrats are well-positioned to overcome 80 years of Republican dominance in the wealthy suburbs of Orange County, two GOP incumbents, Reps. Jeff Denham and David Valadao, look relatively strong in heavily Hispanic parts of the Central Valley.


And in Arizona, Democrat David Garcia's campaign to become the state’s first Latino governor has struggled to gain traction, even though Clinton came closer to winning that state in 2016 than any Democrat in years.


Democratic Leadership is Too White - Too Old - Too Incompetent & Losers


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