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The Republican Party sees a cutting edge in the “non-traditional Hispanic vote” to “take back our country” in the mid-term elections on Nov. 8, an executive for Hispanic voters warned EFE shortly before a campaign event was held in Florida.
This Tuesday, at a campaign event in Doral, a city west of Miami that houses a large Venezuelan population for which it is nicknamed “Doralzuela”, the Hispanic Communications Director at Republican National Committee (RNC), Jaime Florez, predicted a victory that will be due in part to a decisive element.
He pointed out that it is the “increase of the non-traditional Hispanic vote”, made up of Venezuelans, Colombians and other recently naturalized Latin American immigrants, who do not appear in the voting intentions polls, but they will do so in the mid-term presidential elections, in which legislative positions will be renewed and others such as governors.
These new voters were addressed this Tuesday at a rally at a Hipanic community center by RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel, Florida Senator Rick Scott, Congressmen Mario Diaz-Balart, Maria Elvira Salazar and Carlos Gimenez, as well as the Lieutenant Governor of this state, Jeanette Nuñez, in order to achieve a historic day on November 8.
“There is a solid possibility that for the first time we will have more Republican votes than Democrats in (Miami-Dade County),” Florez predicted.
In the last general election, held in 2020, Florida voters went for Trump, who was seeking a second presidential term and was defeated by Biden. However, in Miami-Dade, traditionally a Democratic stronghold, the current U.S. president won in those elections.
Florez believes that this historic Democratic dominance in Florida’s most populous county will suffer a defeat on November 8, and largely by the vote of Hispanics, who are generally “disappointed” with the party “for which they have traditionally and almost automatically voted.”
“The Democratic Party has disappointed throughout the country, especially on the immigration issue,” he added, to then recall an unfulfilled immigration reform since the Barack Obama administration (2009-2017) that was going to give legality to millions of undocumented immigrants.
Public security or the “open borders” that have allowed in the first two years of Biden’s mandate the entry of nearly 4.5 million undocumented immigrants, 900,000 of them undetected by the Border Patrol, is another aspect that concerns Hispanics, he said.
“People believe that we Republicans are against immigration and there is no more false thing. I am a Hispanic, and I am very proud to be one, but what we do not defend is immigration illegality matters or anything else,” Florez noted.
He added that Hispanics have now found themselves more sympathetic to Republicans on issues such as family and education, in view of what is perceived as the alignment of the leadership of the Democratic Party with the left wing of this group, which “is leaving Latinos aside.”
The head of Hispanic communications at the RNC personally foresees that the mid-term elections will allow the Republicans to win a majority in both houses, with 52 seats in the Senate, thanks to victories in Nevada and Georgia.
In Florida, Republicans have won all governor elections in the 21st century and during the DeSantis administration. They also control both houses of the state legislature.
For the time being, the polls give a comfortable lead to DeSantis, who in the mid-term elections aim to defeat his opponent, the Democrat Charlie Crist, and be reelected as governor.