July 25, 2020

90 Democrat Staffers: Biden Campaign is “Suppressing” Hispanic Vote

The Miami Herald reports that Joe Biden's troubles with Hispanic voters continue to grow as Democrat staffers accuse his campaign of "suppressing the Hispanic vote" in Florida.

Over 90 field organizers for the Florida Democratic Party signed a scathing letter Friday to the party’s leadership, claiming among other things that the campaign is “suppressing the Hispanic vote” in Central Florida.

The seven-page internal letter, obtained by the Miami Herald, contains eight allegations from field organizers about what they say is a lack of a “fully actionable field plan” from the Biden campaign as it transitions into the Florida party to coordinate voter outreach efforts.

This letter comes 100 days out from the general election and as recent polls show enthusiasm about voting among Latinos in battleground states like Florida could be waning in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Four of five Spanish-speaking organizers along the I-4 corridor who were moved to North Florida were Puerto Rican,” the letter says.

Field organizers add that input from staffers connected to Puerto Ricans living in Central Florida is often dismissed.

“The [Coordinated Campaign of Florida] is suppressing the Hispanic vote by removing Spanish-speaking organizers from Central Florida without explanation, which fails to confront a system of white-dominated politics we are supposed to be working against as organizers of a progressive party,” the letter adds.

The staffers' letter follows months of bad news for Biden among Hispanic voters as Democrats continue moving radically to the left: 

  • In June, CNN reported that Biden was under-performing Hillary Clinton with Latinos. "Trump is outperforming where he was four years ago with a key part of the Democratic coalition: Hispanics," said the network.
  • Even liberal website Vox has described Biden's Latino support as "surprisingly soft."
  • According to Politico, a "Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday showed the president with 38 percent support among Hispanics against Biden, a 10-point improvement for Trump compared with 2016 exit polls."

Given President Trump's strong record of achievements for our community, Biden's lackluster campaign, and the left's assault on Hispanic culture and faith, it's no surprising that more and more Hispanic Americans are abandoning the Democrat Party and joining President Trump's growing coalition.