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Is Joe Biden Losing the Hispanic Vote in Florida?


MIAMI—Four years after taking office, Donald Trump is bringing Vicente Izaguirre back into the GOP tent. 

A registered Republican born in Nicaragua, Izaguirre switched sides in the 2008, 2012, and 2016 presidential elections, helping Barack Obama notch historic victories in Miami-Dade, a vote-rich blue county in the all-important swing state of Florida that Obama carried twice. Izaguirre voted for Obama the first time because he believed the country needed a change in direction after eight years of George W. Bush. Obama won his vote again because the economy was improving, and Izaguirre said he voted for Hillary Clinton, who narrowly lost the state, because he believed Trump was racist against Hispanics.

Come Nov. 3, however, Joe Biden can no longer count on Izaguirre at a time when polls suggest the former vice-president is underperforming with Latino voters in the Sunshine State.

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