Former US President Donald Trump arrives this weekend in Arizona to give his support to the Republican candidate for governor, Kari Lake, who is in a close race with the Democrat, Katie Hobbs, and with whom the Latino vote is disputed. .

According to the most recent polls, both candidates are tied in voter preference. Both have 49% in their favor, so the vote of Latinos and independent voters could be crucial to define this race.

This week both participated in events convened by Latino groups and organizations where they presented their proposals on issues such as the economy and border security.

Almost a month before the elections, both candidates also seek to attract the Latino vote through messages on social networks and the media.

Trying to give the impetus that Lake’s campaign requires, Trump will lead an event in Mesa (Arizona) this Sunday (October 9) where he will carry out a public act to try to boost the Republican conservative vote.

Lake, a former television presenter, is a loyal Trump supporter and has questioned the legality of the 2020 presidential election, just as she opposes abortion rights.

One of the big differences between the two candidates is their position on the issue of border security. Lake assures that she will keep Trump’s promise and continue with the construction of the border wall, send more National Guard soldiers to guard the border and establish cooperation with other states.

Meanwhile, Hobbs assures that state-of-the-art technology must be used to monitor the border, provide humanitarian aid to immigrants who are released by the Border Patrol, and leave border security and the application of immigration laws in the hands of the government. federal.

According to the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO), there are approximately 1.2 million Latinos eligible to vote in Arizona, which represents a quarter of the total electorate.

For the past two decades, the Republican Party has had total domination of the state, holding the governorship and being the majority in the state legislature. However, the party suffered a setback in the 2020 election when Trump lost the state.

The last Democratic governor that Arizona had was in 2002 when Janet Napolitano was elected.

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