US Elections 2016: Frenzy Over ‘Hispanic’ Jeb Bush

US Elections 2016: Frenzy Over ‘Hispanic’ Jeb Bush
Jeb Bush speaking at the 2013 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland. Gage Skidmore / Wikimedia Commons CC BY-SA 2.0
Jeb Bush 2013 CPAC by Gage Skidmore edit US Elections 2016: Frenzy Over ‘Hispanic’ Jeb Bush
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Jeb Bush has been trolled on social media after he mistakenly listed himself as Hispanic on a 2009 voter-registration application form from Miami-Dade Country. While his family just laughed at the incident, political rivals have warned that Bush may have committed a felony.


‘Hispanic’ Jeb Bush

Bush has mistakenly identified himself as Hispanic, The New York Times found out. While he has apologized for the mistake, it does not stop netizens from trolling him on Twitter.

One netizen has set up a parody account of Bush.

The account has since been flooded with sarcastic comments on Bush being Hispanic.

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According to Bush’s spokeswoman Kristy Campbell, the mistake was a “paperwork error.”

“The Governor’s family certainly got a good laugh out of it,” she said in an email to reporters.

However, Florida Democrats are warning that Bush might have committed a felony by putting false information on election ballots.

Bush vs Clinton

Bush may have strong ties with Hispanics, but this will not make him win the 2016 presidential elections versus Hillary Clinton, according to a poll conducted by ABC News and The Washington Post showing Bush trailing behind Clinton among Hispanic voters by 71-26 with a margin of 3-1 in favor of the former secretary of state.

The poll conducted by Langer Research also found that Hispanic voters identify themselves more as Democrats rather than Republicans by 45-15 percent.

Bush hinted about running for the 2016 presidential elections on Dec 2014.

“We shared good food and watched a whole lot of football. We also talked about the future of our nation. As a result of these conversations and thoughtful consideration of the kind of strong leadership I think America needs; I have decided to actively explore the possibility of running for President of the United States,” Bush posted on Facebook at the time.

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