Latino Support for the Republican Party’s Politics
Votes are still being counted and the final results of the U.S. presidential election are still unknown. However, the data available so far shows a significant increase in support for Republicans in parts of the United States where the majority of the population is Latino American.
For the past four years, through the mainstream media, the radical left has tried to present the source of the political conflict in the United States as racial, i.e. ethnic in nature. The phenomenon of a sharp increase in support for Republicans among the Latino American population clearly indicates that this is not the case. This means that adhering to the ideas of conservative politics is not a characteristic of strictly white Protestant America, but of all Americans who are anti-socialist, regardless of their racial, ethnic or religious affiliation.
Trump’s Republican campaign has garnered strong support from the Latino American population as proven by the victory in the Zapata County in Texas, with 93% of its population being Latino, even though Democrats had more votes in this county four years ago. A similar situation occurred in the Yuma County, Arizona, where a two-thirds Latino American majority also had more confidence in the Republican candidate in this election. The biggest surprise was Miami, where Hillary Clinton achieved a convincing victory during the last election – being almost 300,000 votes ahead. According to the processed data, the Democratic lead has declined significantly in Miami in four years, as Republicans received almost 200,000 votes more than in 2016, while the Democratic candidate received about 7,000 votes less. Let us remind you that 70% of the population in this city are Latino Americans.
It is completely logical that Latino Americans are reacting positively to the fact that the unemployment of this group in the USA during Trump’s Republican politics decreased from 13.6% to 3.8% in 2019. The average income of Latino Americans has increased by 15% and is at an all-time high.
Many members of the Latino American ethnic minority in the United States fled Communist dictatorships in search of personal freedom and a better life. More and more of them are adopting the values of the American society, wanting to compete in the labor market and market for ideas. More and more Latino Americans want to make a living from their own work, and not from the state’s social welfare assistance. They do not want a state of equal outcomes, but a state of equal opportunities. It is therefore not surprising that they realized that the policy of the radical left, adopted by the Democratic Party, could create an economic and political crisis similar to that in the countries they had come from. Precisely because of that, economic and ideological issues, and not racial and ethnic ones, have a decisive influence on the voting patterns of the members of this community.
The Republican politics is gaining increasing support among minorities because it encourages what every U.S. citizen needs – economic progress and individual freedom. Latino Americans and their electoral preferences best devalue the radical left’s argument about racial and ethnic conflict in America. Especially if we take into account the fact that they were the largest minority in these elections, with two million voters more than African Americans.