Democrats are expressing unease because members of their party are not showing up in Miami-Dade in the same volume seen four years ago.
Thursday’s Trump rally drew “thousands” compared to Biden’s “hundreds.”
As of Thursday, 53 percent of Democrat voters had turned out to vote in the crucial blue county compared to the 59 percent turnout for Republicans. The six-point lead is “twice the margin Republicans had at this point in 2016,” according to Politico.
“Among Hispanic voters, who make up nearly 70 percent of the county’s population, the deficit is even bigger — 9 points,” the outlet reported.
According to Matt Isbell, a Florida-based Democratic data analyst, Hispanic turnout for Republicans is 57 percent compared to 48 percent for Democrats.
There is an “influx of support from Latinos, the Hispanic community, [and] everybody coming out for Trump,” said Kimberly Guilfoyle, the national finance chair of the Trump Victory Finance Committee.
“Just comparing the juxtaposition between 2016 and 2020, to see the robust support from Latinos and Hispanic Americans coming out in enthusiasm and record numbers for President Trump at the rallies, at the bus stops, everything I’m seeing across Florida tells me that this has been a game-changer for the president,” she said — an observation that speaks to the Democrats’ mounting fears.
State Sen. Oscar Braynon (D) also acknowledged the shortcomings in voter turnout for Democrats thus far, particularly among the black community.
“There is not the turnout here [Miami] in the black community that I’ve seen in the past,” he said.
Hillary Clinton overwhelmingly took Miami-Dade County in 2016 with 624,146 votes to Trump’s 333,999.
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October 31, 2020 at 05:37PM