Florida and its Hispanic voters center again the electoral campaign 2020 with the launching this Tuesday of “Latinos by Trump” in Miami, followed of the first debate of the candidates for the Democratic candidacy in the presidential ones.
For the so-called “magic city” will be the vice-president of the USA, Mike Pence, as well as his predecessor, Joe Biden, and other 19 Democratic candidates, whom he leads in all the polls.
Since last week both parties have launched to win the vote of more than 13 million voters in Florida, including some two million Hispanics, to get the 29 votes that correspond to the “Sunshine State” in the College Electoral, the body that defines the winner of the presidential elections.
“The 29 electoral votes always, almost always decide the election in the country, and it is very important for the Republicans to win Florida,” Frank Mora, director of the Institute of Latin America and the Caribbean of the International University of Florida, told Efe on Monday. (FIU).
Trump, who officially kicked off his campaign for re-election last Tuesday in Orlando (central Florida), has a spokesman in Pence for his hard-line policies toward Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua with frequent visits to Miami.
This Tuesday, Trump will launch the new “Latinos with Trump” coalition in this southern Florida city.
Biden, meanwhile, took his face Monday through Latin America in a column in the newspaper El Nuevo Herald in which criticizes the “disaster” of the Trump administration in the region, the “racism” of the president on the issue of migration and a called for the Congress to “already” citizens to the dreamers.
In a state with 20% of immigrants and known as the “Gateway to Latin America” the Democratic debate, divided between Wednesday and Thursday by the number of candidates, is expected to be focused on immigration, regional politics and change climate.
Eight of the twenty candidates who qualified for the debate that NBC will present, including Senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, the second and third in the polls, participated last Friday in a forum on Telemundo focused on the humanitarian crisis migratory and the possible inclusion of a “racist” question about citizenship in the Census 2020.
Julián Castro, Obama’s former Secretary of Housing and the only Hispanic of the Democratic hopefuls, said in Miami that Trump creates a “circus” of supposed crises, such as the announced raids for this weekend, and then goes back to be a “hero” “
Mora said that the work of the Democrats in this campaign is not only to highlight the negative of Trump but “to explain the positive agenda in terms of health, immigration, etc.”
Esteban Garcés, national director of Mi Familia Vota (MFV), applauded that Democrats have awoken with Latinos in this campaign to the White House in 2020 in Florida, a state that can give the presidency to either party.
Garcés told Efe that unlike the 2016 campaign, in which Hillary Clinton lost, the “Democrats are attracting the Hispanic talent we have from our communities to work in the campaigns, and it’s early, it’s June 2019.”
On the Republican side, Jeanette Núñez, Florida’s first female lieutenant governor, praised Trump’s policies with Latinos on Sunday, in an extensive column in the Miami Herald in which he did not mention immigration.
The Cuban-American praised the “lower historical index of unemployment” of this community, “of 4.2%”, superior however to that of the rest of the population, which he said is “3.3%”.
However, Mayra Macias, vice president of Latino Victory, said today that recent Univision and Telemundo polls “show that Latinos in Florida are against Trump and reject hatred.”
Florida has welcomed a large population of asylum seekers from Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua, who applauds the tough hand of the Trump administration, which refers to these countries as the “troika of tyranny.”
However, Mora said it is an “incongruity of Trump” because “he is deporting Venezuelans, deporting Cubans.” He specified that there are 37,000 Cubans with deportation orders according to data from ICE (…) that have houses, that have families. “
Trump, and his ally, Governor Ron DeSantis, who signed a law this month considered “unconstitutional” and the most “severe” against the “sanctuary cities,” face in the state the repudiation of groups in favor of immigrants and congressmen.
“ICE (Customs Immigration and Control Service (ICE) announcements of massive raids in Florida have never been seen,” Melissa Taveras, spokeswoman for the Florida Immigrant Coalition (FLIC), lamented today during a press conference called by the Democratic Party.
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