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Letters to the Editor: Why might Latinos vote Republican in 2022? One word: abortion

Supporters watch then-President Trump speak at a Latinos for Trump Coalition event in Phoenix in 2020.
(Andrew Harnik / Associated Press)

To the editor: Columnist Gustavo Arellano misses the elephant in the room as he waxes poetic on why Latinos might vote for a corporation-loving, climate-denying, anti-vaccine, minority-loathing Republican Party in 2022.

The simple reason is the same one evangelicals chose when they voted for a morally corrupt Donald Trump: The GOP is antiabortion.

Almost half of all Latinos in the United States identify as Roman Catholic, many of whom are like their evangelical brethren and are willing to turn a blind eye the multitude of GOP transgressions so they can side with the “pro-life” party.

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Their logic might as well be, “It’s not right Republicans put children in cages, but hey, they didn’t kill the kids, so I’m voting Republican.”

Luis Alberto Montalvo, La Verne

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To the editor: Arellano contends that he’d rather not see Latinos side with a party that’s anti-science, anti-reason, anti-logic and anti-women.

What he is blatantly failing to recognize is that many Latinos, like myself, would rather side with a party that is pro-life, pro-personal responsibility, pro-law enforcement and pro-legal immigration.

Sam Chaidez, Mission Hills

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To the editor: If Latinos do indeed vote Republican in 2022 and 2024, it would drive the point that people vote against their own best interests.

Stephanie Chong, La Crescenta


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