AOC Sounds Alarm Over Low Latino Turnout for Joe Biden
'We’ve been sounding the alarm about Dem vulnerabilities w/ Latinos'
Democratic U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez suggested that the turnout among Latinos for Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden was lackluster as she vented frustrations.
“I won’t comment much on tonight’s results as they are evolving and ongoing, but I will say we’ve been sounding the alarm about Dem vulnerabilities w/ Latinos for a long, long time,” she said.
"There is a strategy and a path, but the necessary effort simply hasn’t been put in.”
Biden underperformed 2016 Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in several counties in Texas and Florida with Latino voters, helping solidify Trumps’ wins in those states.
For the first time ever, Latinos are expected to be the nation's largest ethnic minority in a U.S. presidential election, according to the Pew Research Center.
The Trump campaign spent $3.1 million on Spanish-language TV ads compared to Biden's $4.2 million, Poltico reported.
Latino support for Trump in California jumped points in one month, according to a widely-respected poll.
I won’t comment much on tonight’s results as they are evolving and ongoing, but I will say we’ve been sounding the alarm about Dem vulnerabilities w/ Latinos for a long, long time.— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) November 4, 2020
There is a strategy and a path, but the necessary effort simply hasn’t been put in ⬇️ https://t.co/HljnWYgeju
57% of likely Latino voters in California supported former Vice President Joe Biden, versus 33% who support President Donald Trump, according to the latest Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) poll.
The figures show a notable shift from September, when 64% said they would vote for Biden, and 25% for Trump.
The news comes as the outcome of the 2020 presidential election remains unclear the morning after Election Day.
Several battleground states still too close to call as Trump and Biden push forward with litigation over ballot counts.
AOC Vows to Push Biden Further Left if He Wins Election— Neon Nettle (@NeonNettle) October 26, 2020
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President Trump said early Wednesday his legal team would be "going to the U.S. Supreme Court," and that "we want all voting to stop."
"We don’t want them to find any ballots at 4:00 in the morning and add them to the list," he said.
Democratic nominee Joe Biden's campaign fired back, calling the comments "outrageous, unprecedented, and incorrect" and "a naked effort to take away the democratic rights of American citizens."