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Here’s Why Chance The Rapper And Cardi B Think Trump Will Win The 2020 Election

Yes, the glass is half empty for Cardi B and Chance The Rapper who told T.I. on his podcast ExpediTIously that they think Trump will inevitably win again in 2020. The Rhythm & Flow co-hosts shared their political thoughts and they were not particularly uplifting. 

Maybe the hopelessness stems from the fact that Cardi B is a staunch supporter of Bernie Sanders and is politically engaged — if you’re paying attention to the current news cycle, staying optimistic can be hard. 

According to Pew Research, seven in 10 Americans, “feel worn out by the amount of news there is these days, compared with only three-in-ten who say they like the amount of news they get.” 

Political apathy can lead to low voter turnout. In fact, a Facebook study found that people were more likely to vote if they saw their friends were voting. While Chance The Rapper and Cardi B are well within their right to feel pessimistic about the election, unseating Trump will only be possible if Democrats are enthusiastically voting in 2020. 

Chance The Rapper thinks Trump’s re-election is inevitable. 

“The reason that we keep getting Presidents that we don’t want is because we keep getting tricked into thinking we have a choice,” Chance said. “I totally believe — and y’all can quote me on this a couple years down the line — I think Trump is going to win again at the next election because he’s got the biggest base.”

Chance is wrong. We do have a choice — it’s right there on the ballot. Only 31% of eligible voters under 30 voted in the November 2018 midterm elections, the most in history — and Democrats crushed it. That means 70 percent stayed home. Young people support Democratic candidates 2-to-1 — together under 30s could fundamentally transform politics in America. 

“Our swing voter is not red-to-blue,” said Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez before she won the groundbreaking election that made her the youngest congressperson in history.  “Our swing voter is the voter to the non-voter, the non-voter to the voter.”

Voters are more likely to be white, wealthier and older. They’re less likely to be poor, Latinx or Asian American. Perhaps, that’s why the current version of American politics reflects a bunch of old, rich white people? Of course, it’s not the only reason: there is gerrymandering, voter suppression, voter purges, election hacking, and the electoral college to overcome. Still, if the majority of eligible voters actually voted many of these obstacles might not matter.  

However, as Voto Latino notes 11.7 million Latinxs voted in 2018 for a historic turnout, and 25 percent were first-time voters. ¡Mi Gente!

“The next President after Donald Trump will be our first-ever independent President,” Chance predicted. “And if they not independent, they’ll be from a fringe party.”

A third-party presidential candidate has never won more than 19 percent of the vote and that was Ross Perot in 1992 — he didn’t win a single electoral vote.  

Cardi B believes Democrats aren’t in love with any candidate. 

“I really hate to say it, but sometimes I do believe that Trump will be winning (the election),” Cardi said. “Just because due to the fact that every single time I don’t see nobody saying that they love a Democratic candidate. There’s no candidate that people are saying we love, we want them to win.”

Cardi is partially correct, there’s no Democratic candidate the party is in love with yet – because we’re in a primary. There are three frontrunners Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, and Joe Biden who have been consistently on top. 

Cardi B endorses Bernie Sanders.

In 2016, Cardi B endorsed Bernie Sanders and appears to be feeling the Bern in 2020 too. 

“He’s just really like, a person that cares. And I really want that,” she told Tip. “I want somebody that cares for not just America but everybody in America! Every person white, every person of color, Black, Hispanic, Muslim—everybody! He cares for a whole country.”

Cardi interviewed Bernie this summer about health care, immigration, and minimum wage. She told him she struggled to make ends meet no matter how many jobs she held before she was famous.

Bernie responded, “So the first thing we do is we make sure that young people in this country, Black, Latino, Native American, whoever they may be, get the kind of education and job training they need so they can go out and get good jobs. We have to invest in jobs and education.”

If you want to figure out who you should vote for based on your beliefs and what you want, this quiz can help. 

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An Alleged Rapist Is Running For Governor In Mexico And Still Has The Support Of President AMLO

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An Alleged Rapist Is Running For Governor In Mexico And Still Has The Support Of President AMLO

For years, Mexicans have been taking to the streets to denounce violence against women and to demand accountability from their leaders. However, much of that messaging doesn’t seem to have reached the very top as President Andres Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) continues to support a candidate for governor facing multiple allegations of sexual assault.

A candidate for governor faces multiple sexual assault allegations and still enjoys widespread support.

Félix Salgado Macedonio, a federal senator (currently on leave) is accused of sexually assaulting five women and yet is still in the running for governor of Guerrero.

Despite the accusations he faces, 64-year-old Salgado, has maintained the support of President AMLO, who has claimed that the allegations are politically motivated, and other high-ranking party officials including national party president Mario Delgado. He was considered the frontrunner in the election for governor.

AMLO came to the candidates defense, calling on people to stop politicking and avoid “media lynchings” and asserting that people should trust the party process that was used to select Salgado as candidate.

“We have to have confidence in the people, it’s the people who decide. If polls are taken and and the people say ‘I agree with this colleague [being candidate],’ I think that must be respected. Politics is a matter for everyone, not just the elites,” López Obrador said.

The MORENA party has committed to reselecting its candidate for governor but Salgado is still in the running.

Officials from the MORENA party announced that they would conduct a new selection process to find a contender for the June 6 election. The party’s honesty and justice commission said its members had voted unanimously to order a repeat of the selection process.

While the honesty and justice commission has ordered a new candidate selection process, Salgado was not precluded from participating in it. He indicated in a social media post on Friday night that he planned to seek the party’s backing for a second time.

“Cheer up colleagues! There is [still fight in the] bull,” Salgado wrote on Facebook.

Activists continue to fight back against his candidacy and the president’s support for an alleged rapist.

Women have protested in Mexico City and Guerrero state capital Chilpancingo and the hashtag #NingúnVioladorSeráGobernador (No Rapist Will be Governor) has been used countless times on Twitter.

Yolitzin Jaimes, a member of the feminist collective Las Revueltas, said the withdrawal of Salgado’s candidacy is a positive first step but urged the authorities to continue investigating the rape allegations.

“… He has to go to jail, … he mustn’t return to the Senate and he mustn’t be nominated [for governor] by any political party because … it’s very probable that he’s seeking to go to the Labor Party [a Morena ally],” she said.

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A Ted Cruz Piñata Exists And People Want One So Bad

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A Ted Cruz Piñata Exists And People Want One So Bad

Sen. Ted Cruz has reached peak infamy with a piñata in his honor. People have been turned into piñatas over the years for both good and bad reasons. The Cruz piñata serves as a reminder of the senator’s attempt to flee the brutal Texas winter crisis.

A Texas party store is selling piñatas of Sen. Ted Cruz and people are into it.

Piñatas are always the centerpiece of a fun party and they are even more exciting when they are topical. One party shop in Texas is riding on the wave of local and national news criticizing Sen. Cruz to cash in.

Last week Sen. Cruz was caught boarding a United flight to Cancún, Mexico to escape the winter storm devastating Texas. As millions of Texans survived without water and power, the Cruz family booked a Mexican getaway to warmer weather and reliable electricity.

At first, Sen. Cruz tried to blame his daughters for fleeing Texas as his constituents suffered from the weather. He soon changed his story and claimed that he realized he had made a mistake as soon as he sat down on the plane waiting to depart from Houston.

Finally, after days of speculation, someone came forward and leaked text messages from Sen. Cruz’s wife, Heidi. Turns out, according to the texts, that the Cruz family was actively planning a vacation to avoid the snowstorm. According to the texts, the Cruz family was trying to convince neighbors and friends to join them so they can get out of their freezing house. The criticism amplified when it was reported that the Cruz family left the family dog behind as they fled to Mexico.

People are eager to get their hands on a Sen. Cruz piñata.

Families have been in quarantine for almost a year and they are hitting a wall. Now that the weather is starting to warm up, it is no surprise that people would want to have something to do together outdoors. Seems that a lot of people would like a piñata party to celebrate the bad weather slowly moving out.

There are even some people asking for different people made as piñatas.

You never know unless you ask, right? Never hurts to try to make your own request to better your birthday. It seems that the party store is able to make various different piñatas. The party store made a piñata after Sen. Bernie Sanders’ famous mitten moment at President Biden’s inauguration.

READ: Sen. Ted Cruz Makes Quick U-Turn From Mexico After Outrage He Abandoned His Frozen Texas

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