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  • S Latino voters are reshuffling the political landscape in areas with large Latino populations, like my name in Dade County in Florida and Stark County in Texas, US President Donald Trump gained significant ground against now President elect Joe Biden.

  • But in places like Maricopa County in Arizona, trends went in the opposite direction.

  • The wealth gap may have something to do with that.

  • Overall, the Hispanic population has done well economically.

  • Under President Trump, median wealth rose 65% between 2016 and 2019 among Hispanic Americans, compared to just 3% among white Americans.

  • In places like Miami Dade and Stark counties, where Latinos make up the majority of the population, the trouble is that the enormous wealth gap between Hispanic Americans and white Americans hasn't actually closed that much.

  • So in counties that are more mixed, the relative wealth gap is a lot more apparent.

  • That's the case in places like Arizona.

  • Biden's policies specifically set out to try to close that wealth gap.

  • For example, he's increasing the tax on three inheritance of six people, and he wants to try to make college education more affordable for households with income lower than $125,000 a year.

  • That might help, at least in the near term, to get Latinos to continue to support Democrats, but as the wealth gap continues to close, it might not continue.

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