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Shea Serrano Is Voting For Biden Because He Can’t Let Trump Win Another Term

Election day is tomorrow and both parties are sprinting towards the finish line. Author, journalist, and former teacher Shea Serrano is pushing hard for a Biden administration. It goes beyond politics for Serrano who just wants the country to get better and heal after four hard years.

Shea Serrano is ready for a Biden/Harris administration.

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Serrano is not on Biden’s side because he loves Biden. The author was a Sanders supporter during the primary elections but Biden’s clear victory was all it took for Serrano to throw his support behind the Democratic nominee.

“I believe in a Biden administration because it’s not a Trump administration,” Serrano said in a phone interview. “That’s literally all I needed was that. Just don’t be that thing and I’ll vote.”

Like so many, Serrano was aware that a Trump presidency would be bad for the U.S.

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“The thing is that, as soon as Trump got elected. I was not voting from him in 2016. I just knew that it was going to be bad. All of the non-white people were like, ‘Hey. This is going to be real bad. Can you help us out here?’ Then he got elected and we just saw it over and over again,” Serrano recalls of President Trump’s victory. “It was his very first day of his campaign when he did that Mexican immigrants are rapists thing. Immediately you knew, ‘Okay. I get it.’”

Serrano remembers learning more and more about Trump’s history. Specifically, Serrano was learning more and more about President Trump’s past on race relations. As a real estate developer, President Trump was sued by the Department of Justice, along with his father and Trump Management. The DOJ sued Trump for racial discrimination for not renting to Black Americans.

President Trump’s relentless attack on the Central Park 5 after the attack continues to weigh heavy.

At the time, President Trump paid for a full-page ad calling on the death penalty for the Central Park 5 that we later learned were wrongfully charged. Trump has never apologized for his smear campaign against the exonerated men. Trump’s racist past and his dog whistling administration motivated Serrano to be more engaged and active in politics.

As for Latino men gravitating to Trump, Serrano just doesn’t understand it. After years of family separations and children being lost, Serrano doesn’t know what it would take to make people vote against Trump.

He does have hopes that a Biden administration would be better for our community.

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“If I could put together a wish list, I would like to see some sort of immigration reform. I would like to see an easier path to citizenship. I would like for all of my DACA homies not to have to go to sleep terrified that they’re going to be booted out of the country or that their family members are going to be. I would like to see that,” Serrano says about his own hopes for a Biden administration.

Serrano added: “I saw a thing pop up the other day where Biden said he would put together a task force to reunite those 540-plus kids who still don’t know where their parents were that had been separated. I’d love to see something like that happen. I would like to see some kind of police reform or defunding, like redirecting those funds to something that’s a little more proactive in the community or productive in the community.”

Even if Biden was not your first choice, Serrano still believes Biden is the best choice for the U.S.

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“I was the same way. I didn’t vote for Biden. I voted for Bernie. But, again, we already know what it is. We know what four years of Donald Trump looks like. We know. We know for certain. We know without a shadow of a doubt what it looks like because we have all lived through it,” Serrano says.

The first four years of Trump’s presidency left several communities scared and vulnerable. Serrano wants to make sure we come together to protect everyone.

“None of us are in better positions mentally. Maybe some of us are financially. But mentally, I haven’t seen some of my family members in seven to eight months because of this guy. It’s just bad. We know what the price of a Donald Trump presidency is and we just can’t afford to pay it anymore. You just can’t,” Serrano says. “It doesn’t matter who the other person is. It just doesn’t matter because they’re not as bad as Donald Trump. If that’s how you have to think about it then think about it that way. It just can’t be this thing anymore. It just can’t.”

READ: The Funniest Latino on Twitter Just Got A Huge TV Deal

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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

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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

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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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