With Republican Donald Trump looming over election season, U.S. retirees in Mexico's picturesque Lake Chapala are turning out to vote for Democratic presidential candidates in a special Democrats Abroad primary. Nathan Frandino reports.
U.S. citizens in Mexico are lining up to pick their Democratic presidential candidate back home. As part of the Democrats Abroad Global Presidential Primary, voters here and across the world are entitled to 21 delegates for the convention this summer. And while they may be voting for either Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders, expats like Tim Whiting are also keeping a close eye on Republican frontrunner Donald Trump. (SOUNDBITE) (English) U.S. EXPAT, TIM WHITING, SAYING: "I refuse to talk about his winning the election. He still hasn't won the nomination." Trump has risen to the top, using a wave of anti-immigration rhetoric aimed at Mexico. He's called for a border wall to be paid for by Mexico and for the deportation of 11 million illegal immigrants. His successes so far are worrying to expats like Llona de Borhegy. (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) U.S. EXPAT, LLONA DE BORHEGY, SAYING: "The Republicans are so divided, very conservative, they mix the church and politics and they want someone like Mr Trump who doesn't know anything about international politics and who is very impulsive." So, from their homes south of the border, these Democrats are hoping to help stop Donald Trump, and keep one of their own in the White House.