It could have been a harbinger of things to come. Clinton would eventually win Miami Dade county by a 30-point margin in 2016 — but four years later, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden led only a 7% margin, while two Democratic Congressional seats were lost in the county.
This, despite the fact that Miami-Dade remains a bastion of Hispanic diversity, and that dozens of Latin artists with Miami ties — including Marc Anthony, Jennifer Lopez, Shakira and Luis Fonsi, to name just a few — actively spoke out in favor of the Biden/Kamala Harris ticket, exhorting their fans to vote Democrat.
“It’s too conflictive. In past years, artists would support one candidate or the other and it was fine. This year, if someone takes a stance, the other side will bash you,” says Miami-based popular DJ Alex Sensation, who streams his daily radio show to his more than 1.3 million Instagram followers and closely watches artist feeds. “I honestly don’t think celebrity endorsements sway one way or the other. How you vote is something personal and private, and each person makes individual decisions that you have to respe