For just about as long as anyone can remember, it seems Hispanic votes typically go to the Democratic Party. In fact, that is believed to be a significant reason why the political left looks so pro-immigration and open borders right now, in the hopes that more Hispanic illegals will give them the upper hand in future elections.
But it seems that, just as Biden took for granted and expected the Black vote, Democrats are forgetting that Hispanics too are individuals free to vote for whichever party they choose. And as of late, there has been a massive shift to the right.
How do we know?
Well, let’s take a look at the city of McAllen, Texas, a border town whose population is over 85 percent Hispanic.
Here, the town just made a Republican the mayor.
As founder and CEO of a marketing firm called CIEN+, Lili Gil Valletta explained to “Fox and Friends” in a recent interview, “We’re seeing the swing and the shifting demographics at play right here in McAllen, Texas. It is amazing to see what Hispanics are doing to flip seats.”
Now, many, including Valletta, would say that this trend started with Trump. Looking back to 2020 and the election, we saw massive numbers of Hispanics vote for and support Trump, even though he was firmly against open borders and for heavily restricted immigration.
But the trend has continued, which means it’s about much more than just one person or prospective leader. Instead, as Valletta says, this shift seems to be all about the conservative policies being pushed by the Republican Party, or at least local leaders representing the party.
The new McAllen mayor, former City Commissioner for District 1 Javier Villalobos, for example, won his mayoral race on talking points that seem to resonate with the community, in particular on how to rebuild the economy.
Valletta said, “Look at this mayoral race; he was racing on the economy, supporting small businesses. We have been running data analytics and insights for the two last rounds of elections, and immigration never shows up in the top five. Jobs, the economy, education, health care – those are the top issues, which are American issues, that are driving the Hispanic vote.”
And it looks as though this isn’t something unique to McAllen or even Texas. In fact, Valletta suggests this might be something vital to watch for the upcoming 2024 race.
“A lot of these elections we are seeing now are a signal of what is to come in 2024. (Analysis) has shown an eight-point increase in a post-Trump era among Hispanics, which is indicative of something bigger that rises above the personality and tensions of Trump and the media and all of that. It’s back to the policies that work and what our community is looking for and progress, business opportunity and living that American dream.”
Around the nation right now, we are seeing what very well might be the end of the Democratic-led era, as the people of America, Hispanics included, are realizing that policies pushed by left-leaning democrats that once sounded good, such as defunding the police, opening the borders, drastically changing the economy and healthcare, don’t really work.
Cities that defunded their police are more violent and dangerous than ever. All of Biden’s immigration policies have utterly failed. And mandates that were supposed to keep our communities safe and protected have only brought an economic recession and morale depression to our doors.
Republican-led states and communities, on the other hand, are seeing themselves prosper, despite the liberal federal rules Biden is trying to put in place. There is more work to be had, more freedom of speech, more equality in schools, and less crime overall.
Why wouldn’t Hispanics want policies and, therefore, leaders that bring this kind of prosperity to their neighborhoods?
What the Democrats fail to recognize is that party doesn’t matter nearly so much as community. And that’s precisely why they are continuing to lose minority votes to their opposition. If this mayoral race is any indication, 2022 and 2024 could be a rather rough year for the political left.