The Democratic candidate for the White House, Joe Biden, said that Latinos, who represent almost 20% of the population in the US, are the “future” of the country, and considered it “ridiculous” to continue with the policies of the president and his electoral rival, Donald Trump.
“I’m not trying to be diligent, I’m not trying to be nice, you are the future of the country. I’m serious, you really are,” Biden said during a speech at an event with leaders of the Hispanic community in Las Vegas (Nevada).
The cost of the pandemic
The former vice president assured that in the November 3 elections, in which he aspires to derrotar a Trump, the stakes are high, due to what he pointed out as “incompetence of this Administration.”
Biden referred to the effects of the pandemic in the Hispanic community, which along with the African American community has been one of the hardest hit by the coronavirus, which has caused more than 213,000 deaths and affected 7.6 million people in the United States.
The Democratic candidate estimated that 40,000 Latinos in the United States have died from the virus, while another three million have lost their jobs.
“One in three Latino businesses has closed”added the Democrat, who called for an end to the cycle in which Latinos, in good times, are left behind, and in bad times they are the first in trouble, but also the last to get out of it.
The power of the Latino vote
According to Biden, the Latino community can “determine the outcome of this choice not only the president, but also the Senate, the Congress. “
“When they vote and they add up and see who voted, that is what guarantees a significant contribution in what happens next,” said the one who was second on board the president. Barack Obama (2009-2017).
A poll released Friday by the Pew Center revealed that Biden has the support of 63% of potential Latino voters, compared with 29% who lean toward Trump’s reelection.
In the poll, conducted between September 30 and October 5, the Democrat appears with a ten point overall advantage on Trump, with 52% of the intention to vote, compared to 42% of the ruler.