There's an argument to be made that the electoral college does a little bit to protect smaller states— I mean it does give them a few extra votes, after all. But it is hardly a safeguard against mob rule.
Bdubz is pointing out that it's not so surprising that Texas has a big blue percentage since it has big cities, but it is surprising that Alaska isn't redder since it is pretty much all towns and rural.
I can't really explain why, but my most educated guess is that Biden embodied too much of an American establishment of which Latin Americans tend to be weary
Also, Trump sold rather well the idea that this establishment was part of a radical left (Biden is nothing of the sort), which is a very sensitive topic in Latin America. Particularly in countries such as Argentina, Mexico, Bolivia, and Chile, which have had important shifts to the left either through elected leaders or social movements.
That being said, he may be the one taking up Trump's mantle pretty soon. And he certainly remains popular among certain groups. It's hard to tell what his political future is at this point.
Well it seems like that is changing, at least some of them. Not that I expect Alabama to vote Democrat anytime soon though...
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