Who knew that Hispanics could be Republicans? Well, everyone, except for a few reporters at MSNBC. With less than a week before the 2018 elections, the news organization sent a crew down to the Texas 7th congressional district, which Democrats think they can flip this year. The district has a high Latino population, but as Mariana Atencio found out, that doesn’t mean a guaranteed Democratic win. In fact, MSNBC found Hispanic voters who support Republicans and legal immigration. It’s quite simple: if you want to come here, you have to go through the proper channels. It’s not racist. It’s not illogical. It’s common sense. Oh, and it happens to be the law.
The network interviewed Rob Gutierrez, who straight up said that when he sees images of the illegal alien horde heading for the border, it makes him want to vote Republican. Hispanic voters have been quite mellow this cycle, despite the overhyped media rhetoric concerning President Trump’s immigration agenda, most of which is not extreme at all. A great many are unenthused to vote, and those who seem to be willing to pull the lever for the GOP.
— USHCC (@USHCC) October 24, 2018
The pattern of low Hispanic voter turnout can be blamed in part on the Democratic Party’s decadeslong failure to adequately invest in Latino outreach and infrastructure. https://t.co/elGjtVxhuC
— The Intercept (@theintercept) October 28, 2018
The Hispanic population in the US has been growing steadily in recent years, but Hispanic voter turnout has remained low. Pollsters and political analysts say that might change this year https://t.co/ekcY2QDICM
— CBS47 (@CBS47) October 31, 2018