Newly elected Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin (R) received more votes from Hispanics than his Democrat rival Terry McAuliffe.
A Fox News exit poll showed that Youngkin got 54% of the Hispanic vote while McAuliffe got 45%.
In addition to a focus on lowering taxes, improving schools, creating jobs, and reducing crime, Youngkin stayed away from anti-immigrant talking points that could have kept some Hispanics from supporting him.
“Many Hispanics who fled their countries fled for those same reasons,” chair of the candidate’s “Latinos for Youngkin” outreach effort Prince William County Supervisor Yesli Vega (R) said.
“What’s really resonating with the Hispanic community is that you can realize the American Dream if you work hard and apply yourself and you are dedicated,” Vega continued. “That’s really Glenn’s message: to provide people with an opportunity to access the same resources in order for them to be successful in this country.”
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