Rubio identifies the

Rubio identifies the "future for the GOP"

Javier Manjarres
Javier Manjarres
November 5, 2020

The news out of Florida on election night was how well the president did with Hispanics in Miami-Dade County. President Donald Trump won the state, but only because Hispanics came out to vote for him in droves. Again, most Hispanics voted for Biden, but the percentage of those Hispanics that voted for Hillary Clinton in 2016 (30%) was drastically cut to 7 percent in 2020, which according to Senator Marco Rubio (R), this new support coming out of the Hispanic community is "the future for the GOP."

President Trump's support among Latinos across the nation could be a sign of the times for both Republicans and Democrats, even though most Hispanics broke for former Vice President Joe Biden.

Remember, Florida's Hispanic population consists of demographics from all over the Western Hemisphere, many of whom have fled the Communism and Socialism that is currently being perpetrated in their respective countries of origin, so there is a common denominator with them.

But what about the Hispanics along Texas' Rio Grande Valley?

The overwhelming majority of those individuals living in the area are either of Mexican descent or from Central America. This region has always, always sided with the Democratic Party and its presidential nominee because of the promise of legal immigration status for many illegal aliens, but this year many of these same Hispanics voted for Trump, who does not support amnesty for illegal aliens.

Again, Rubio expressed his thoughts on the voter turnout in these Hispanic-heavy regions, reiterating that "a party built on multi-ethnic multi-racial" coalitions of blue-collar Americans was the future for the Republican Party across the nation.

Trump won Zapata County 52-47, which he lost to Clinton by  65-32% in 2016. He also lost Starr County by less than 5 percentage points. This is big for Republicans in Texas. Now, to be fair, Trump lost by large margins in Cameron and Hidalgo Counties, two counties with a larger population of Mexican-Americans.

Regardless of whether President Trump wins reelection or not, Republicans (GOP) could have the upper hand with Hispanic voters in Florida and Texas, possibly in Arizona, if they can manage to follow up on the gains Trump has made with this all-important and growing voter bloc.

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Javier Manjarres

Javier Manjarres

Javier Manjarres is a nationally renowned award-winning political journalist and Publisher of,,, and He enjoys traveling, playing soccer, mixed martial arts, weight-lifting, swimming, and biking. Javier is also a political consultant and has also authored "BROWN PEOPLE," which is a book about Hispanic Politics. Follow on Twitter: @JavManjarres Email him at

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