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  •  The reliable Cuban GOP Vote is aging out in Miami. (14+ / 0-)

    Younger Cuban Americans are very diverse in their politics and most likely follow the same trends as younger American voters.  More African Americans voted in Florida then whites in 2012. Most Cuban Americans that live in Florida live out side of Miami.  The Latino communities are made up of people from South America, Caribbean, Central America and Mexico.  Rick Scott won the election with less then 40% of the vote in a 3 way split in 2010. There was bad weather that day in Miami that led to a lower then usual turn out.  My guess would be about 10% of Hispanic vote went to Rick Scott.  Ericson don't have a clue.  I live in a town with a large Mexican population.  Demographics is changing Florida and the bottom half will be solid blue by 2020.

    •  Sorry, Rick Scott got less then 50% of the vote. (2+ / 0-)
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    •  Obama actually won the Cuban vote in 2012 (12+ / 0-)

      The days of the Cuban Miami machine are dying out. Millenial cubans that have lived in Florida their whole lives aren't motivated by Boogeyman Castro. That was something their grandparents worried about.

    •  Scott further alienated Hispanics yesterday. (1+ / 0-)
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      TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott on Tuesday vetoed a bill that would have allowed children of illegal immigrants to get temporary Florida driver's licenses, a decision that may bolster his standing among immigration hard-liners but could hurt him among Hispanic voters.

      The vetoed measure, informally known to supporters as the "Dream Act Driver License" law, passed the Legislature by a nearly unanimous vote. It would have applied to young people covered by President Barack Obama's 2012 policy affecting noncitizens brought to the U.S. illegally as children, which suspended any deportation action against them for a two-year period.

      The policy, known as DACA for "Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals," neither confers citizenship nor a path to citizenship. Technically, the Florida bill only added an approved application for deferred status to the forms of ID the state can accept to prove a driver's identity when applying for a license.

      The bill sailed through the Senate, 36-0, and the House, 115-2. Scott never publicly raised objections about it during the recent legislative session.

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