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- It’s been a fun election, hasn’t it?
- And it’s been the most serious Presidential election in recent years in terms of massively important issues about the future of America finally being aired by one of the candidates.
- Here’s Florida with 70% counted:
- Here’s my conspiracy theory about rigging elections in Florida. From my Taki’s column in August:
Puerto Rico is being allowed to fall apart in order to rig American presidential elections by tipping Florida’s electoral votes to the Democrats. The looting of Puerto Rico’s institutions by the rich and the poor alike is depopulating the island. …
In short, what the Puerto Rican nation needs is nationalism.
From the perspective of the Hillary Clinton campaign, however, the emptying out of Puerto Rico into Orlando, which is now a “de facto San Juan suburb,” is a feature, not a bug, since it helps tip Florida, the Electoral College’s most important purple state, permanently blue.
As Al Gore painfully discovered in 2000, the path to 270 electoral votes is much easier with Florida in your column. And even a small number of votes can determine who wins Florida’s 29 electoral votes and thus the White House.
Although Puerto Ricans were granted American citizenship in 1917 (in time to be drafted into the Great War), the island isn’t a state; therefore, it gets no electoral votes in presidential elections. But Puerto Ricans enjoy open borders with the United States and they can vote as soon as they settle in any state.
As Hillary Clinton recently reminded Puerto Ricans in a speech in the Orlando area:
If you live in Puerto Rico, you can’t vote for your president and Commander-in-Chief, right?… But as an American citizen, if you move to Florida or New York, you can vote for the president and Commander-in-Chief.
The Democrats’ intensive ground game in Orlando to register new arrivals from Puerto Rico isn’t controversial. After all, the Democrats’ grand strategy in the 21st century is for the government to elect a new people, while demonizing as hateful racists any Americans who dare object to politicians importing foreign ringers to win elections. Within that context, Hillary’s Puerto Rican ploy is among her less ethically challenged immigration stratagems.
A recent Pew Center poll found:
Hillary Clinton dominates among Hispanics—unless they’re English-speaking or American-born.
Clinton holds an 80%–11% lead among Hispanic voters who are bilingual or Spanish-dominant (those who are more proficient in Spanish than English); these voters make up about 57% of all Latino registered voters. However, among the smaller group of Hispanic voters (43%) who are English-dominant—those who are more proficient in English than Spanish—just 48% back Clinton (41% would vote for Trump).
Of course, these days, Hispanics who don’t speak English, weren’t born in America, and might not, technically speaking, be legal voters are widely felt to possess the moral high ground over Hispanic voters tainted by being born here and speaking our national language.
Thus continues the transformation of Franklin’s American Republic into Puerto Rico Grande.