What You Should Know
By Councilman Rev. Ruben Diaz
District 18, Bronx County
You should know that during this past Presidential election many events took place that have political experts scratching their heads trying to find answers to their questions.
It is important for you to know that among the questions that experts ask themselves are the following: Why did more Black and Hispanic Americans, turn out to vote for Donald Trump in New York City, twice more than in 2016? Why did Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio Cortes, receive the least votes among all the other Representatives of the city? Why did Republicans win about five (5) Democratic seats in the New York State Senate?
Although votes are still being counted, it is official that Donald Trump, although he lost in New York City, many more Hispanics and African Americans, especially in the South Bronx, came out to vote for him.
In all of the Assembly districts, controlled by Democrats throughout Bronx County, President Donald Trump drew more votes than in 2016. Assembly districts # 77,78,79,80,82,83,84,85,86 and 87, all saw an increase in support for the President, or Democrats crossing over to vote on the Republican line.
On the other hand, Alexandria Ocasio Cortes (AOC), with more than 15 million dollars in her war chest, being the most famous of all and having all the press in her favor, was the Representative who received the least number of votes among the NYC congressional delegation.
It is even more significant that the Republican Candidate against AOC won almost 35% of all votes cast. This has been a moral victory for Republicans in the County of the Bronx.
In the State Senate, Democrats had hoped to win an absolute majority, but instead have lost five (5) Democratic Senators, giving Republicans a chance to revive their dying party.
This phenomenon that happened in our minority communities has caused everyone intrigue, even to the point that the "The World Street Journal" reporters are walking the streets of the South Bronx, interviewing voters and asking them, What’s the reason for Donald Trump to have acquired so many votes in the area?
I believe that the message here is that Hispanics, Evangelicals, African Americans and others in the South Bronx have sent, is that our people are not as liberal or socialist as many would have you believe. The Democratic party must begin to take notice and heed the signs of the times. Sometimes even by losing you win!
I am Councilman Rev. Ruben Diaz and this is what you should know.
Since the Board of Elections has just begun to count the absentee ballots we do not know where Councilman Diaz has gotten his numbers from.