October 4, 2021
October 4, 2021
Terry McAuliffe’s Latino outreach is leaving much to be desired, despite his campaign’s latest efforts to play catch up on Republican gains among Latinos.
One day before McAuliffe’s first debate with Glenn Youngkin, his campaign rushed to release a Spanish language option on their website which omits key policy content, contains grammatical errors, and redirects to English-only pages.
Townhall: “There are examples throughout the website of a Spanish word not containing the proper accent, as with ‘graduen’ instead of ‘gradúen.’ There are also examples of links redirecting to English language websites, such as in the Spanish translation about McAuliffe’s page on the Economy and Education.
“Further, that not all parts of the English website appear on the Spanish website. On the English website, McAuliffe’s issue pages typically involve a subheading on ‘The Plan,’ ‘Terry’s Record,’ and ‘The Work Ahead.’ The latter two are missing from most of the Spanish translations, including those pages to do with Health Care (Cuidado De La Salud), Black Virginians (Los Virginianos Negros), Justice (Justicia), Education (Educacion), Covid 19-Recovery (Covid-19), Prescription Drugs (Para Una Virginia Sana), Gun Violence Prevention (Violencia Armada), Clean Energy (Energia Limpia), Rural (Rural), Growing Greener Pastures (Agricultura Y La Industria Forestal), Higher Ed (Educacion Superior), STEM-H (STEM-H), Entrepreneurship (Emprendimiento), Housing (Vivienda Asequible), and Food Insecurity (Comida Nutriva).”
This comes as polling revealed McAuliffe is underperforming among Latino voters.
Townhall: “In August, a Crooked Media/Change Research Pollercoaster Poll of 1,653 likely voters showed McAuliffe leading Youngkin among Hispanics by just 4 percent. The demographic supported Biden in 2020 by 20 percent.”
Politico: “A new poll from Monmouth University found that 53 percent of Latino voters said they’d support McAuliffe, down from 58 percent in the same poll last month.
“In 2013, when McAuliffe won his first term, he captured 66 percent of the Latino vote, according to estimates from Democratic polling firm Latino Decisions.”
Bottom line: Terry McAuliffe may claim to care about Latino voters, but he hasn’t even taken the time to adequately provide accurate information on his Spanish website.