Earlier in the year, Jacob Cuenca, 18, of Homestead, Florida, was excited to vote in his first presidential election. Now, underwhelmed by politics, he’s lost interest and switched his support to Biden.
The coronavirus pandemic turned Jacob Cuenca’s life upside down just before he graduated high school. It's also changed his politics. The Latino teen, who registered as a Republican in March, has switched from a reluctant supporter of President Donald Trump to hesitant supporter of presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden.
Aproximadamente cada 30 segundos, un latino cumple 18 años en Estados Unidos. Si se presentaran en las urnas para votar, estos jóvenes latinos podrían cambiar el resultado de las elecciones presidenciales de 2020 en Estados Unidos.
Jacob Cuenca, an 18-year-old registered Republican, planned to cast his first-ever vote for President Donald Trump in this November's election. But the president's missteps during the coronavirus pandemic are driving Cuenca to consider former Vice President Joe Biden instead.
Yaneilys Ayuso, who will vote for the first time in November, has spent much of the last year trying to encourage Florida youth to get involved in politics. Now, Ayuso's efforts are on hold as the city of Miami — and much of the country — is under lockdown.
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