Bloomberg reports that Donald Trump has potential “titanic” problem in Florida:
33,000 people applied for US citizenship in Florida in a campaign that could have "titanic" election implications https://t.co/55ffpHLfpj
— Bloomberg Politics (@bpolitics) August 8, 2016
The GOP knew this iceberg was out there, but sailed right into it.
Delcy Vasquez, a native of the Dominican Republic and resident of Florida, used the help on offer from Mexico to become a U.S. citizen. She’s looking forward to casting a ballot against Donald Trump.
“I’ve become very interested in voting,” said the 63-year-old hairdresser, who lives in the Orlando area. “We can’t have a president who ridicules Latinos.”
Vasquez took advantage of a campaign hosted by Mexican consulates in which community groups offer free legal advice to help naturalize U.S. immigrants. She’s one of 33,000 people who applied in Florida alone, a state that handed George W. Bush the presidency in 2000 by a margin of 537 votes and that Trump needs to win to defeat Hillary Clinton.
“The implications potentially are titanic,” said Fernand Amandi, a principal at Miami-based opinion-research firm Bendixen & Amandi who worked for Clinton’s campaign in 2008 but isn’t working for a candidate this year. Florida’s Latinos are “arguably the most important set of voters in the United States.”
The rest here.