Illinois Policy former VP Dwyer discusses future of conservatism for Latino community

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Illinois Policy former VP Dwyer discusses future of conservatism for Latino community – The conservative political platform appears to be gaining appeal for the Illinois Latino community. 

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In January, the New York Post reported that Democrats assumed the Hispanic demographic was a near lock for liberal elected officials after Barack Obama won almost three-quarters of the Latino vote in 2012. 

Josh Dwyer is the former strategy vice president of Illinois Policy, an organization that focuses on public policy and free market principles across all ethnicities. He recently said that is not the case now as Hispanic people are feeling a natural attraction to conservative values despite whoever is in office.

“The question of the place of Hispanics […] has been a live issue in American civics for a very long time and it continues to be,” Dwyer said in a panel with the Austin Institute last week. “I would argue that perhaps at no time in our history has it been as compelling as it is now.”

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The voting bloc for former President Donald Trump increased by 4% from 2016 to 2020. 

Conservative Latinos have become vocal in how partisan redistricting by the Democratic machine  harms minorities. 

In Illinois, the Latino community makes up slightly more of the electorate than the black community at 17% vs. 15%, and has been one of several minority populations to speak up about the importance of fair mapping, according to East Central Reporter. 

The Post said that the Latino community could hold significant tipping power in 2022’s elections. The large Hispanic populations in Nevada, Arizona and Florida could instigate a party line cross for those states in the Senate races. 

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