Most of today’s political chatter is centered around one of the innumerable scandals surrounding the Trump Administration, but one particular story is getting brushed under the rug despite the fact that it could reshape the United States as we know it. Across the country it’s becoming increasingly clear that Latinx voters could be the driving engine that helps Democrats reclaim their majority in the House of Representatives.
If American voters are sick and tired of Donald Trump’s ceaseless bigotry and gross incompetence, they need to be doing all they can to empower the Latinx voters who could be the cure to Trump’s political lycanthropy.
Latinx voters could swing House districts
If Democrats really want to act as a thorn in President Trump’s side, then it’s a simple necessity that they reclaim the House of Representatives. Whether we’re discussing the stymieing of the president’s disastrous policy agenda or even the discussion of articles of impeachment, Democrats are essentially powerless in the minority and can only effectively curb the executive branch with the full-throated weight of a congressional majority behind them.
That’s where Latinx voters come in; across the country, a number of House districts are up for grabs in areas that have predominately been Republican strongholds for some time. That’s because voters everywhere are fed up with Donald Trump and his GOP enablers, sick and tired of their defense of sexual misconduct, not to mention the ceaseless scandals clouding this White House. Latinx voters have historically fallen within the confines of the Democratic Party, and continue to be an important part of liberal constituencies across the country.
If Donald Trump is going to be defeated, these Latinos and Latinas need to be energized and empowered to vote in hitherto unforeseen numbers. A flood of Latinx votes across a myriad of “pink” districts which could go to either the GOP or the Democratic Party could very well be the final push that liberals need to reclaim the House. If Congress isn’t reclaimed from the clutches of the Republican Party, so intent on abusing its powers to brush President Trump’s incompetence under the rug, then there’s little hope of reining in Trump’s excesses and embarrassments.
New Mexico, California, and Arizona in particular are home to a number of districts where Latinx voters could be the deciding factor in whether or not more Democrats go to the next Congress than Republicans. Across the country, too, Latinx voters compose sizable minorities and, in many cases, large majorities in other important political constituencies, and can make their voices and contempt for Donald Trump heard by voting. If these voters remain silent, we very well could be forced to endure another 4 years of President Trump’s hatred and self-defeating policies rather than investment in portable storage pods. Latinx voters have often been lauded as forthcoming saviors of the Democratic party thanks to demographic changes, but 2018 offers them a real opportunity to put their weight on the political scale and tip the balance of power in America as we know it.