NYT urges Latinos to defeat Trump
THE New York Times has urged Latinos to get out and vote, calling it a way to help defeat Donald Trump and assert their role in US society.
In an editorial, the influential paper noted that Mr Trump has pledged to build a wall on the border with Mexico to keep out migrants and insulted Mexicans throughout the campaign against Democrat nominee Hillary Clinton.
Ms Clinton, it added, has solid plans to address issues that matter to Latinos, such as the economy, education and access to healthcare, and has pledged to make immigration a reform a priority.
“In addition to defeating a bully, Latinos have plenty of reasons to enthusiastically support Mr Trump’s main rival,” said the editorial, also published in Spanish.
Strong Latino turnout on November 8 could help Ms Clinton win in key battleground states and change how US political parties perceive Hispanic voters and how they deal with them in the future, the paper said.
“America’s 56 million Latinos – one-third of whom are under 18 – are helping to shape America’s future in classrooms, workplaces and neighbourhoods. It is only a matter of time before their mark on the nation’s politics matches their contributions in other spheres,” the paper said. –