Sunday, September 25, 2022

Latino Voters, Once Solidly Democratic, Split Along Economic Lines; Latino Voters 'punishing' Dems for Bad Policies by Switching to GOP

Photographs by Saeed Rahbaran for the WSJ
WSJ: Latino Voters, Once Solidly Democratic, Split Along Economic Lines:
Working-class Latino voters in particular are moving toward Republicans
A few miles from the Las Vegas Strip, in a working-class neighborhood of one-story homes and scattered palm trees, Vania Oronoz is pushing her husband to give up his habit of voting for Democrats.
Mrs. Oronoz and many of her neighbors are shifting toward the Republican Party, a pattern that’s being replicated across the country. The move has been especially pronounced among working-class Latinos, whose votes have the potential to reshape the political parties in the same way that the movement of white, working-class voters has made them a pillar of the Republican Party.
Mrs. Oronoz, a 44-year-old immigrant from Mexico, runs a taco business with her husband and backed President Joe Biden in 2020 when she cast her first vote as a U.S. citizen. She said she has become disenchanted with Democrats over the state of inflation and school quality, as well as the party’s failure to approve a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants. Instead she is putting her support behind GOP candidates in this fall’s election, including the Republican trying to defeat Democratic Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto, the only Latina ever elected to the Senate.
Democrats “promise a lot of things that never happen,” Mrs. Oronoz said. Her husband, Humberto Oronoz, said he is hesitant to vote Republican in part because of harsh remarks former President Donald Trump has made about immigrants, but he’s open to the idea.
“If there’s a Republican that has good ideas that benefit me, I’m going to vote for that guy,” said Mr. Oronoz, 39, who delivers groceries for Uber. --->READ MORE HERE
AP Photo/Matt York, File
Latino voters 'punishing' Dems for bad policies by switching to GOP, Tucker Carlson says:
Latino voters are going away from the Democratic Party and are heading toward GOP candidates as a way to punish the Left for their policies on crime and inflation, according to Fox News host Tucker Carlson.
Although Democrats have historically benefited from the crucial voting bloc, their numbers have dwindled as more Latino voters shifted to the Right in recent elections. That shift, Carlson said, is due to rising crime rates nationwide over the last two years, particularly in Democratic cities.
“It seems likely that more than any other issue, crime, the increase in crime in the United States, is moving Hispanic voters to the right. They see, as we all see, liberals aggressively encouraging crime,” Carlson wrote in an opinion piece for Fox News. “Democrats should not be surprised when they are punished for this.”
Inflation and crime emerged as top issues among Hispanic voters ahead of the midterm elections, according to a survey from Unidos US. --->READ MORE HERE
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