WASHINGTON (November 6) -- Today, Gus West, board chair of The Hispanic Institute, issued the following statement highlighting the critical role Hispanic voters played in Joe Biden's presumptive victory in the 2020 presidential election:
"Hispanic voters have proved that they're a force to be reckoned with. High turnout among Hispanics was crucial to Joe Biden securing the White House, especially in several key swing states.
"Puerto Ricans in Florida turned out in droves for Biden -- nearly three-quarters pulled the lever for the Democratic nominee. Although Donald Trump won the Sunshine State, Puerto Ricans along Florida's Interstate 4 corridor made it an incredibly close race.
"In Arizona, nearly 70 percent of Mexican Americans voted for Biden, according to polling firm Latino Decisions. Hispanics in Maricopa and Pima Counties appear to have backed Biden in similar numbers, putting Arizona on track to turn blue in a presidential election for the first time in 24 years."
"Hispanic voters are crucial to the Democratic Party's coalition -- and its electoral fortunes."
About The Hispanic Institute
The Hispanic Institute is a 501(c)3 designated nonprofit organization. THI provides an effective education forum for an informed and empowered Hispanic America. The Hispanic Institute manages ongoing projects:
- Hispanic voter mobilization and civic engagement
- Study of Hispanic economic contributions
- Media monitoring
- Consumer fraud protection
- Citizenship education
- Technology and Telecommunication research