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Trump’s Success With Non-White Voters Signals the Future of the Republican Party

Trump’s Success With Non-White Voters Signals the Future of the Republican Party

“When the dust settles on this campaign, you will find that Donald Trump — whether you like him, love him or hate him — has the most diverse coalition of voters of any Republican ever in Florida”

Trump performed extremely well in this election with Latinos and other non-white voters. People are already speculating about a new Republican coalition made up of working people, including minorities.

This would be an extremely effective combination.

Josh Hammer writes at the New York Post:

Despite ‘racist’ charges, Trump did better with minorities than any GOP candidate in 60 years

For four years now, Democrats and their media allies have tarred President Trump as a reprehensible white supremacist leading a dying party. The Trumpian, populist GOP, they claimed, was doomed to become a regional rump party, whose electoral prospects were tied to a shrinking share of bitter, downscale whites.

That narrative was always bunk. It finally died, once and for all, on Tuesday evening.

Team Trump and Republicans nationwide made unprecedented inroads with black and Hispanic voters. Nationally, preliminary numbers indicated that 26 percent of Trump’s voting share came from nonwhite voters — the highest percentage for a GOP presidential candidate since 1960.

In Florida’s Miami-Dade County, the heartland of Cuban America, Trump turned a 30-plus point Hillary Clinton romp in 2016 into a narrow single-digit Joe Biden win. Texas’ Starr County, overwhelmingly Mexican American and positioned in the heart of the Rio Grande Valley, barely delivered for the Democrats. Biden’s Hispanic support in other key swing states, like Ohio and Georgia, tailed off from Clinton’s 2016 benchmarks.

Tucker Carlson talked about Trump’s surprising success with non-white voters on his show last night:

Missouri Senator Josh Hawley sees where things are heading:

Politico notes the coalition the Trump campaign put together in Florida:

That new coalition will be central to continued Republican success in the state. As one Republican put it, “you’ve got to kind of recognize that old white men are dying.”

For Trump, that meant adding to his support of conservative-leaning Cuban Americans and older white voters. The campaign wooed non-Cuban Hispanics and put a greater emphasis on conservative South Florida Jewish voters.

The campaign also sought the support of Black voters with messaging focused on school choice and the Trump administration’s funding for Historically Black Colleges and Universities, something that it hadn’t done in 2016.

Ryan Tyson, a Tallahassee-based Republican pollster and consultant who tracked Trump’s performance across the state, said the president’s ability to pull support from traditionally Democratic demographics played a huge role in his win.

“When the dust settles on this campaign, you will find that Donald Trump — whether you like him, love him or hate him — has the most diverse coalition of voters of any Republican ever in Florida,” said Tyson, who has worked extensively with GOP campaigns. “I know that will offend a lot of people on both sides, but the data is pretty clear on this point.”

Democrats have become the party of Hollywood, academia, and coastal elites.

The Republican party should continue to reach out to and welcome all minorities with an emphasis on working people, taxpayers and those who want law and order.


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2smartforlibs | November 5, 2020 at 9:50 am

For years the left has claimed to be the party of the little guy the big tent party. All I see are the rich elites that don’t give 2 hoots about you. Trump’s GOP wisely mopped up the disenfranchised.

This is all moot, if the Republican Party does not aggressively fight the rampant vote fraud perpetrated by the Democrat Party, for which evidence is rapidly surfacing, especially in WI and MI. It does not matter how many legitimate votes a political party generates, if their opponents can simply manufacture fraudulent ones out of whole cloth.

    txvet2 in reply to Mac45. | November 5, 2020 at 10:23 am

    Trump is as much at fault for this as anybody. This result has been in the works like an oncoming freight train for 4 years and he spent the whole time doing little more than complaining about it as a personal issue rather than treating it like a national crisis and taking action to prevent it. Even as recently as his “interview” on Limbaugh’s show, he couldn’t seem to grasp that it involved anyone besides himself.

      Mac45 in reply to txvet2. | November 5, 2020 at 11:02 am

      This can not be laid at Trump’s feet, sorry. The POTUS is a powerful figure, BUT, he is only one man. His greatest power, politically, is the Bully Pulpit. He tried to get the ACA repealed. The Congress, even when totally controlled by the Republicans who actually ran on repealing it, refused to do so. The same is true of DACA. The courts, in one of the strangest ruling in the last 50 years, ruled that a President could not rescind an EO of a previous President, even if that order was clearly lacking in legal authority. Trump has been demanding that his branch of government, the Executive, which he ostensibly controls, take legal action against a host of people who committed criminal acts in their attacks upon he and his office. The establishment bureaucracy has refused.

      No, Trump is blameless in the area of combating vote fraud. It is impossible to lead, if no one will follow.

        txvet2 in reply to Mac45. | November 5, 2020 at 12:52 pm

        Bullshit. He had the power to fire and replace anybody in his Administration and yet he left his enemies in charge of
        intelligence and law enforcement. His main claim to fame was that he was an expert at picking subordinates, but his picks have been frequently a disaster. Wray is HIS fault. Sessions was HIS fault. Barr is HIS AG. I’m tired of Trumpbots whining and blaming everything on those nasty never-Trumpers and the “GOPe”. HE WAS THE PRESIDENT. HE GIVES THE ORDERS, and he can get rid of anybody who doesn’t follow them. Unfortunately, all he’s done for 4 years is whine about how mean everybody’s been to him. And the ACA is totally irrelevant to the conversation.

          Mac45 in reply to txvet2. | November 5, 2020 at 2:28 pm

          So, Trump fires Wray, as he did Comey and McCabe. Who does he replace him with? The same with Haspel at CIA. How many Chiefs of Staff and SecDefs has he gone through? Look at the problems with the AGs, head of DHS, etc. The problem Trump faces is that he has NO support from anyone in Washington or the political class. NONE. Sure, Trump can fire these people, but that does not mean that any appointee is going to support him. And, when he doe remove one of these ne’er-do-wells, he is accused of obstructing justice, undermining thee military, or making thee country less safe. All he has left is to appeal to his citizen supporters.

          txvet2 in reply to txvet2. | November 5, 2020 at 2:57 pm

          Sorry. This portrayal of Trump as innocent bystander in his own administration doesn’t wash. Once again: He “made his bones” as the guy who was an expert in hiring and firing people.

          Barry in reply to txvet2. | November 5, 2020 at 6:17 pm


          Yea, you’re full of it.

          Go ahead, name the cabinet that you think can be confirmed by the deep state republican senate.

          We’ll all wait a few decades for you to put up your list.

          txvet2 in reply to txvet2. | November 6, 2020 at 12:39 am

          To: Barry

          I’m not the one who played the “expert” on TV. Nor was I elected to select a cabinet. Nor did I let incompetents and virulent opponents remain in office long after they demonstrated that they were untrustworthy. I realize that Trumpbots remain psychologically incapable of acknowledging any flaws in their superhero, but unfortunately he laid a lot of eggs. BIOYA.

EVEN IF Trump is robbed, he has single-handedly set-up the Republicans for a monster comeback year in 2022.

1. If he ends up losing, everyone (especially the Democrats) will know they had to steal it BUT…

2. The GOP held the Senate AND…

3. They gained several seats in the House.

It remains to be seen if Pelosi survives because with a severely weakened caucus and facing a traditional bloodbath off-year election led by an even more popular Donald Trump campaigning, she will be hamstrung by the House Dems themselves. Puppetmaster Bernie being in the cabinet orchestrating the commie squad operations is not going to help either.

IF Trump loses, he would likely be in a very strong position to run again in 2024. Or maybe Don Jr?

    Phil you making a huge erroneous assumption, here. You are assuming that this election was a fair and honest one. There is increasing, glaring evidence, that it was not. It does not matter how much support a Republican candidate has, if the Democrats can simply manufacture votes out of whole cloth to order and electorate goes along with it. Once that condition exists, he who controls the vote certification process controls the government, the country and the people.

      txvet2 in reply to Mac45. | November 5, 2020 at 2:58 pm

      As I asked another commenter elsewhere, why does anybody think that the Dems will be more honest in 2 years?

“”Democrats have become the party of Hollywood, academia, and coastal elites.””

And terrorists. Let’s not forget the military wing.

“People are already speculating about a new Republican coalition made up of working people, including minorities.”

In a word – why? Can we really assume that the coalition that turned out in record numbers for Trump will do the same for (say) Mitt Romneycare, or Jeb!, or John Kasich? I am aware that with the possible exception of Mitt none of those individuals will run for office again, but the Republican Party is hip-deep in their ideological heirs who find fulfillment in life shoving knives in Republicans’ backs. Right now the happiest people on the planet (happier than the Communist Party) are the NeverTrump Republicans who believe they can now go back to pretending to be against the Communists while promising the same policies Harris will push (Handsy Joe is just a figurehead).

Remember that the Reagan coalition lasted only a short time until Bush I and II blew it up, dooming the GOP to ineffective railing against Obama and the pants-down presidency of William Jefferson Clinton. And during the Obama regime the John Boehner/Dennis Hastert/Paul Ryan Congress barely qualified as a speed bump to the Obama agenda.

To retain the Trump coalition the GOP will have to cross the Chamber of Commerce NeverTrump internationalists. I frankly don’t think they will.

    You seem to have overlooked Gingrich and the Republican Congress in the ’90’s, which was actually pretty effective in keeping Clinton in check and even getting a few conservative priorities into law. But those you mention aren’t going to be in charge of anything. More than likely the Republican candidate in 4 years is somebody who isn’t even in the conversation yet – or it could be Cruz or Pence. It won’t be Romney or anybody else of that ilk. Anyway, if we don’t prevent it, the guaranteed amnesty of 20-30 million illegals will pretty much end two-party politics for a long time.

      “But those you mention aren’t going to be in charge of anything.”

      I would not be too sure of that. For one thing, Mitt Romneycare has enough of an ego to forego a re-election campaign to the Senate in favor of another run at the White House (yes – it would be Looney Tunes, but Mitt is not the sharpest knife in the drawer). Even if he doesn’t get the nomination he could still try to sabotage anyone who does.

      For another – what is this dreadful silence from Congressional Republicans about the massive voting fraud in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin? Any peep of protest at the mysterious late- night dumping of hundreds of thousands of ballots 99.99%!of which went to Biden?

      What about the seven (so far) deep blue districts in Wisconsin that had more people who voted than who registered? Or the surge of voter registrations from people born in the 19th century?

        None of which has any bearing on the fact that the “neverTrump” contingent that backed Biden has virtually zero support in the Republican Party as a whole.

      healthguyfsu in reply to txvet2. | November 5, 2020 at 11:04 am

      Clinton was smart enough to work with conservatives and also take credit for everything they championed when it worked.

        Clinton vetoed welfare reform twice, IIRC, before he finally was brought into line. Yeah, he took credit, but it was the Republican Congress that held the line and refused to take no for an answer.

Connivin Caniff | November 5, 2020 at 10:35 am

Hispanics are not “non-white” people. They are Americans of Hispanic descent, like Italians, Greeks, Swedes, Jews, Swedish-Jews etc.Frankly, I don’t even know what the concept “white people” is, except maybe as to WASP preppies. Who cares, just so long as they don’t forget how to do their ethnic cooking.

    Maybe people moving up in the world wake up and see that they have a stake in an orderly, law-abiding, private property-respecting, tradition-respecting society?

You could also just call this people who aren’t gullible enough to be duped once again by the hollow promises of socialism.

IMO, the 2016 election of Trump began the vital reform of the gop.

The 2018 midterm say the resignation of 36 r house members, many of whom were comfortable with the uni party DC status quo.

In 2018 and in 2020 more r members elected that are at.a minimum not inclined to favor the uni party, establishment status quo. They are not all fire breathing Trumpians but are definitely more truly conservative.

Same in Senate. No not everyone sent to DC is 100% reliable but we are a damn sight better off. At least these new folks do more than posture.

The r party is back to it’s roots as a multiethnic, more populist main Street, small business party. In other words a Jacksonion party that embraces being of and for the Yeoman.

A party that values and welcomes everyone who embraces our philosophy. We don’t elevate immutable characteristics above individual achievements.

This is very positive for the party and the Nation. More folks will take a look at joining. The longer they look the more they will discover that they actually agree with us.

Political realignment is slow until it isn’t. A snowball or cascade effect takes hold.

Returning to her conservative roots: Pro-Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness, free of the progressive influences that normalize diversity, exclusion, and adversity.

But none of this is to the credit of the Republican Party. It was all Trump’s doing, and when Trump is gone, expect the GOP to go back to their do-nothing basements.

All minorities welcome. Free Thinking encouraged. You are not programmed to vote one way because of your skin color (that’s the Biden way).

Really close elections that go into overtime counting disputed votes are beginning to look like Groundhog Day. The party needs a realignment that commands more than a squeaker of electoral votes.

The platform at

Allegiance to national sovereignty rather than submission to transnational authorities.

Championing American citizens rather than “global citizens” of a borderless world. 

Restricting immigration to end the downward pressure on Americans’ wages.

Bringing jobs and industries back to America.

Ending our reliance on Communist China and the cheap foreign labor of “global supply chains.”

Buying and hiring American. 

Rejecting free-trade orthodoxy and defending American workers and small businesses against the predations of a global corporate oligarchy.

Advancing economic nationalism rather than globalism.

Restoring government by elected representatives rather than rule by a permanent administrative state bureaucracy accountable to no one.

Ending the endless wars, military adventures that drain our blood and treasure while destroying traditional culture here and abroad.

Rebuilding America rather than embarking on nation-building projects around the world.

Breaking up the monopolies that control our media, technology, and economy and have an undue influence over our society and government.

Rejecting neo-Marxist ideology. Standing up for Western civilization, Judeo-Christian culture, and traditional values of God, personal responsibility, and protection of the inalienable rights granted by our Creator, not the government.

At the same time, the GOP must promote reforms that benefit and protect the working man rather than the Wall Street and Silicon Valley oligarchs. The people want less wokeness and more economic security for the little guy. The GOP must become the party of the working man and his family. The people are telling us what they want.

In California, where Donald Trump is currently trailing Joe Biden 66 to 34, voters rejected a proposition to restore Affirmative Action by an overwhelming margin.

Another surprising outcome this week was a decision to almost double the minimum wage in Florida to $15 an hour.

83% of voters in Nebraska voted to cap payday loans, typically used to trap working class people in a cycle of debt. Both Trump and the Republican party have worked overtime to further deregulate the payday loan industry.

In Denmark last year the winning platform was less immigration and more social security for the Danes.

“The future of the Republican party lies with the Hispanic vote.”

This crap again?