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Why the Democrats failed to court Latino voters

The Latino electorate is geographically and ethnically diverse. The Democrats made key errors when campaigning—and it cost them a larger victory

By Daniel Rey  

Latinos in the US have been hit especially hard by this year’s recession, are more vulnerable to the virus than any other race, and have been subject to the prejudiced outbursts of President Donald Trump. Democrats may never face a Republican candidate as unfriendly to Latinos than the outgoing president.

And yet, data from detailed exit polls suggest that compared to 2016, Trump increased his share of…

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