Hillary lost the presidency because she ignored Puerto Ricans.
They would have won Florida and its 29 electoral votes for her…if she hadn’t neglected and patronized them throughout the entire 2016 election. They could also have won Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin. Here is how…
FOUR KEY STATES WITH PUERTO RICAN COMMUNITIES
In addition to Florida…Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin all have large Puerto Rican populations. Roughly 366,000 Boricuas live in Pennsylvania alone!
In each of these four states, Hillary lost by a narrow margin…and in all four states, the number of Puerto Ricans far exceeds the number of votes by which Hillary lost.
The total electoral votes of these five states is 75.
In other words, if Hillary had inspired and fully mobilized the Puerto Rican vote – in those four states alone – she would have won the presidency.
HILLARY’S MISTAKES IN PUERTO RICO
Hillary made several key mistakes:
In effect, Hillary followed a cynical playbook:
She stood by idly, and watched the island’s economy implode, knowing that hundreds of thousands of hard-hit Puerto Ricans were moving to Orlando.
She figured those hundreds of thousands of Puerto Ricans would all flock to the polls, vote Democrat, and hand her a tsunami of votes.
WHAT HILLARY DIDN’T FIGURE
What Clinton didn’t figure, was that many Puerto Ricans could see her cynical approach to “the Puerto Rico problem.” Those Puerto Ricans may have stayed home last night.
She also failed to realize that “Latinos” are not a monolith. Miami-based Cubans, especially those active in the Marco Rubio senate campaign, split the Latino vote in Florida…with many of them voting for Trump.
Hillary needed to focus on the Puerto Rican community in Florida, which now numbers over one million. They would have been loyal to her.
They would have delivered Florida’s 29 electoral votes…if Clinton had demonstrated that she really cared about them, and about the economic crisis in Puerto Rico.
Puerto Ricans could have done the same for Hillary across the entire US…especially in those four key states.
For Hillary Clinton, with respect to Puerto Rico, a little caring would have gone a long way.
For a history of the War Against All Puerto Ricans, read the book…
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