BLP: A top adviser to Barack Obama’s two presidential campaigns is upset that the hordes of Puerto Ricans who flowed into central Florida after Hurricane Maria are not registering to vote at a significant rate ahead of the 2018 midterm elections.
Democrats are making a concerted effort to push the (generously estimated) 100,000 or so Hurricane Maria exiles to sign up to vote, because Puerto Ricans largely vote for Democrats. Of course, leftist San Juan mayor Carmen Yulin infamously blocked the distribution of supplies to the storm victims to negotiate for more cash from the United States — all while necessitating that more of her constituents move to the United States to find help.
“The concern I’ve had for a while is that … the Maria impact was probably not going to be as significant as people initially thought,” Obama operative Steve Schale told the Washington Post.
“We’ve got two-and-a-half months left for voter registration. But these numbers show it’s not going to happen organically. … This is a warning flare that there’s real work to be done. … Dems need to be registering around the clock, which they clearly aren’t doing,” Schale said. more here