New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said Tuesday that Democrats’ struggle to attract Hispanic voters was avoidable and that the party has "work to do" to win over Latinos.
“I won’t comment much on tonight’s results as they are evolving and ongoing, but I will say we’ve been sounding the alarm about Dem vulnerabilities w/ Latinos for a long, long time,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted late Tuesday night. “There is a strategy and a path, but the necessary effort simply hasn’t been put in.”
"We have work to do," she added in a follow-up post, sharing a link to a Yahoo! News story headlined "Biden campaign doesn't consider Latinos 'part of their path to victory,' political operatives say."
Democrats’ struggle to win over Latino voters, especially Cuban-Americans in the Miami area, was quickly fingered as a major reason why Joe Biden lost Florida to Donald Trump — and doomed multiple Democratic incumbent House members in the state. Biden appears to have under performed Hillary Clinton's 2016 margin in a number of Latino-heavy areas across the country.
Ocasio-Cortez, one of the top voices of on the American political left, handily beat back a Republican challenger who raised millions in an attempt to deny her a second term.