Thursday, October 20, 2022

The Republican Party in the Midterms: Latinos, a Threat under the Great "Replacement" Theory or the Future of the Party?


Stuart Anderson for Forbes has some interesting commentary on the midterm elections about whether the Republican Party is (1) the party embracing the "replacement theory" blaming Latina/o immigrants for "replacing" U.S. (white) people; or (2) the party courting Latina/o voters with Latina/os viewed as the future of the Republican Party.

America’s Voice has tracked election ads in this cycle. “Almost all the Republicans running statewide in Arizona have made ‘replacement’ and ‘invasion’ conspiracies a central part of their campaigns,” according to an America’s Voice report.

Speaking at a Trump rally on October 9, 2022, Repesentative Marjorie Taylor Greene, one of the highest profile Republican members of Congress, said, “Joe Biden’s 5 million illegal aliens are on the verge of replacing you, replacing your jobs, and replacing your kids in school. And coming from all over the world, they’re also replacing your culture. And that’s not great for America.”


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