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Reflections on the Hispanic Vote
for President

May 19, 2017 --

LPR recalls predictions that Donald Trump would not win the presidency because he alientated Hispanic voters. According according to Pew Research, however, Trump got 28% of this vote, compared to Mitt Romney’s 27% in 2012 – and Hillary Clinton received 66% percent of the Hispanic vote compared to the 71% that went to President Obama in 2012.

Two thoughts come to mind: 1) The left will begin to blame Comey/Putin for Trump’s one percent gain in the Hispanic vote, over Romney, and Clinton’s five percent drop in this group, below Obama; 2) the left will warn Republicans that they cannot win the presidency in 2020 without 30 percent of the Hispanic vote.