Latino Democrat Voters Reach Limit, Switch to GOP: ‘We Don’t Feel Safe Anymore’

Latino American voters are reaching their limit with the Democrats and switching to vote Republican in a historic shift.

When MSNBC went to speak with Latinos in border states, the reporter was left stunned to hear long-time Democratic Party voters say they now identify more with the GOP.

One Texas voter told MSNBC’s Jose Diaz-Balart the party “has changed a lot” and she now sides with the GOP.

“We’re for God, country, family, and hard work,” Maria Batres said.

Texas voter Jose Arreola said he became a Republican because he is concerned about immigration and “beefing up border security.”

“The fact of the matter is, we don’t feel safe anymore,” the former Democrat voter said.

In more bad news for Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Balart said the number one issue for Latino voters is the cost of living.

The soaring cost of living is an issue that Pelosi and Democrat President Joe Biden have failed Americans on across the entire country.

“Our NBC/Telemundo poll found the top issue for Latinos was cost of living,” Diaz-Balart said.

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In the crucial state of Nevada, where the Democrats must hold the Senate seat to have any hope of keeping Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) in charge, Hispanic voters are saying they will stay home and not vote at all.

They explain that they cannot vote for the Democrats due to the inflation but they are not fans of the GOP either.

If these voters stay home, Republicans will sweep the state.

With OPEC announcing this week that it is slashing oil production, the soaring gas prices that will result from it will only add to the cost of living woes for families everywhere.

It looks like it could be lights out for the Democrats in November.

From NBC:

Nevada Democrats have held up their state as a national testing ground for how to win Latino voters in 2024. 

But with only 37 days until the midterm elections, there are warning signs: At the doors, on the phones and on the streets, Latinos are threatening to stay home. And that is despite the presence of the first-ever Latina elected to the U.S. Senate, Catherine Cortez Masto, at the top of the ballot.    

Organizers in both parties say they see the same phenomenon developing, as do major Latino groups and the powerful Culinary Workers Union:

Disgruntled over the economy and unhappy with their post-pandemic job quality, these voters, many of whom Democratic groups identify as once lifelong supporters, could sit this one out.

That’s on top of the usual challenges of turning out voters for midterm elections. 

“It’s what’s keeping me up at night,” said Melissa Morales, president of Somos PAC, which has spent millions of dollars on ads in English and Spanish for Cortez Masto.

“What I’m looking at is: Do Latinos actually turn out to vote this year? If we see high turnout, we win in Nevada.”

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By David Hawkins

David Hawkins is a writer who specializes in political commentary and world affairs. He's been writing professionally since 2014.

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