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Geraldo Cadava: Why Are Latino Voters Moving Towards Trump?

Geraldo Cadava, Northwestern University professor and author of The Hispanic Republican: The Shaping of an American Political Identity, from Nixon to Trump, joins The Realignment to discuss how working-class Republican voters trended toward’s former President Trump between 2016 and 2020, debates over terminology (Hispanic, Latino, and Latinx), and how immigration reform influences the Hispanic vote. 0:00 – Intro 0:39 – Latinx vs. Hispanic vs. Latino 13:30 – Race vs. Class differences 17:09 – Latinos for Trump & history of Latino politics 35:00 – Why are Latinos shifting now? 49:52 – What should Democrats do?

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