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Bernie's Big Bet

Update: 2020-01-1741
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The Obama coalition has become almost mythic within the Democratic Party for having united first-time voters, people of color and moderates to win the presidency in 2008. This year, Senator Bernie Sanders is betting that he can win with the support of young voters and people of color — but without the moderates.

To do that, he’s counting on winning over and energizing the Latino vote. The ultimate test of whether he will be able to do that is in California, where Latinos are the single biggest nonwhite voting bloc. While young Latinos in California overwhelmingly support Mr. Sanders, to become the Democratic nominee, he will need the support of their parents and grandparents as well.

Guests: Jennifer Medina, a national political correspondent who is covering the 2020 presidential campaign for The New York Times, traveled to California with Jessica Cheung and Monika Evstatieva, producers on “The Daily,” to speak with Latino voters. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily.

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Sasha Anne Lyn

I know the Latino vote is crucial for Sanders. While most young people are fairly progressive, I've heard that much of the older Latino community is not only conservative but some are extremely wary of the 'socialisim' stigma that is being weaponized against Bernie. Why on earth would they send young, progressive's to make their case?! This makes me worried. Where I live, it is the older, new Asian immigrants who voted in a conservative buffoon and I think it was a reactionary move. You need people of the same ilk who believe to make your case.

Jan 18th
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Christopher Connor

Great, just what our political discourse needs: more race-based identity politics. It's such poison that divides us all.

Jan 18th
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