The Republican Party launched a digital tool with which Latino voters can register and get information about the candidates in play on November 3 in their respective states.
Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Ronna McDaniel emphasized in a statement how crucial each vote can be when an election is hotly contested. “Four years ago, it was less than 11,000 votes that separated President (Donald) Trump from (Democratic candidate Hillary) Clinton. Certainly the campaign infrastructure we put in place and the resources we deployed were indispensable to victory,” he said.
“That’s why today, on National Voter Registration Day, the NRC is expanding with Vote.gop to help us expand voter access. Vote.gop is another portal designed to help voters access information, register, and find out where to vote,” he said.
“As of today, it also means there is an all-Spanish version. The Spanish version we are launching today includes the same options and is one more component in our effort to reach Hispanics in this election,” he added.
There are about 32 million Latinos eligible to vote in the United States and an estimated 16 million will do so this year. In recent decades, the Republican Party has garnered between 28 percent and 33 percent of the vote from this minority, which is now the largest in the country.
Almost all opinion polls continue to give Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden greater preference among potential Latino voters than President Donald Trump, who is seeking re-election.
The NRC website has a section dedicated to Latinos, with articles in both Spanish and English, most recently from September 4.
The new tool, Es.Vote.gop, allows those who have already decided that they will vote for the Republicans to obtain information on how to register to vote if they need it, and on the candidates for the Senate, the House of Representatives, governors and legislators in their respective states.
vote.gop does not include editorial content and does allow voters to tailor their preferences with reminders about deadlines and polling places.
Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, nearly every state in the country has expanded the possibility of early personal voting and absentee voting, something President Trump has called an opportunity for voter fraud, with no evidence to support the argument.
Contrary to Trump’s preaching, the NRC continues to encourage Republican supporters to resort to voting by mail.
“This is the most important election of our lives,” McDaniel said. “Because the stakes are so high, it is more important that voters have the information they need to vote either absentee, early, or on Election Day.