What We’re Learning About The Electorate That Made 2020 So Close

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What We’re Learning About The Electorate That Made 2020 So Close

Early on election night, when it seemed clear that Joe Biden was underperforming with a specific group of Latino voters in the Miami-Dade County, a narrative began to take hold: the Democratic Party had failed to energize the Latino vote.

But as more results came in from across Florida, they told a different story. Biden would have lost the state even if he had performed better in Miami-Dade, because of President Trump’s popularity with white voters.

NPR’s Leila Fadel reports on Democratic head-scratching about the Latino vote, and Gene Demby of NPR’s Code Switch podcast talks about the enduring power of the white vote in the American electorate.

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