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by David Nussman  •  ChurchMilitant.com  •  November 6, 2020   

Trump's demographics game

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Joe Biden said of President Trump, "He pours fuel on every single racist fire."

Pulling the race card is a favorite tactic of the Left.

But in this year's presidential race, Donald Trump's campaign is playing the Democrats' game — appealing to specific demographics and minorities.

Joe Biden's support in the black community — normally a key demographic for Democrats — is a little less than the support Hillary Clinton had in 2016. Young African Americans especially are less supportive of Joe Biden than expected.

In May, the Washington Post reported 68% of blacks aged 18 to 29 were planning to vote for Biden. That's down 17 points from what Hillary Clinton had four years ago.

In the final presidential debate, Trump made sure to bring up his opponent's record on race — citing a 1994 crime bill that disproportionately affected young black men. Trump said, "He's been in government 47 years and he never did a thing — except in 1994 when he did such harm to the black community."

As for Latinos, both Biden and Trump worked to garner the Latino vote in key battleground states — including Florida.

Among Cuban-Americans in Florida, the older generations tend to be strongly conservative and anti-socialist — since many are refugees from the Castro regime.

Younger Cuban-Americans would normally be expected to lean Democrat. But that's changing this year, largely thanks to Trump's clear anti-socialist rhetoric.

Another source of young Cuban-American support for Trump is social media influencer Alex Otaola. In daily YouTube videos, he speaks out against socialism and communism and lauds President Trump for standing up to the radical Left.

Data this year says 40% of recent Cuban immigrants register as Republicans after they become citizens — a record high — in contrast with 35% listing as Democrats.

While the Democrats are trying to flip historically red states like Texas, Republicans are gaining ground in typically blue demographics.

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