Skip to comments.Trump's 'law and order' message expands electoral map to unlikely battleground state
Posted on 09/20/2020 1:32:14 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum
President Trump has put Democratic challenger Joseph R. Biden on the defensive in Minnesota, an unlikely battleground that hasnt voted Republican in a presidential election since 1972.
Its a rare opportunity for Mr. Trump to expand the electoral map and potentially capture Minnesotas 10 electoral votes to offset a potential loss in Michigan or Wisconsin, two states that he narrowly won in 2016.
Mr. Trump came close to winning Minnesota four years ago. He lost the state to Hillary Clinton by a little more than 1.5 percentage points. This time, his law-and-order message has been amplified by months of unrest and riots in Minneapolis after the death of George Floyd, a Black man, in police custody.
The presidents momentum prompted Mr. Bidens team to spend millions of dollars on advertising in the state.
President Trump has tapped into an organic enthusiasm from Minnesotans who are tired of career politicians lip service with no results, and we see an opportunity to win Minnesota with voters who want four more years of the presidents America First agenda, said Samantha Zager, a spokesperson for the Trump campaign.
The polling in Minnesota is mixed. Several polls show Mr. Biden with a solid lead, and the Real Clear Politics average of recent polls in the state puts Mr. Biden ahead by 5.8 percentage points.
A recent Emerson poll, however, shows the president outperforming his 2016 exit polls for men and women, and among younger voters and voters without a college degree.
He also racked up endorsements from six Democratic mayors in Minnesota.
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I would LOVE to see Trump take Minnesota. I know its a long shot, but MN was fairly Republican locally only relatively recently, with a Republican governor. Maybe the riot-weary dregs in the large metro areas will finally see the light (by voting for Trump or just not voting at all.)
I really really wish vote by mail wasnt a thing. I really think wed win another keep the senate without it. At least get closer with the house. Now? Who knows. I saw a van with vote here on Fox News collecting ballots in a city. I mean it looked legit, but is it?
Ut Oh, a-n-o-t-h-e-r Dem state falls out of line.
IT ALL STARTED WITH A TRUMP TROLL-One of Trumps best:
When Covid surfaced, Trump quietly said he would not interfere in the states,
b/c (drum roll please)....the governors and Mayors know what theyre doing.
The governors and big city mayors, like NYCs DeBlobbio, responded with alacrity......full-speed ahead.
Liberal Dems with newfound power went berserk- dictating to their citizens, issuing orders left and right.
The governors (and mayors) started channeling their inner Adolfs and began acting like 1940a era booted brownshirts.
The citizenry reacted accordingly......they took up arms. Recalls, threats of impeachment, protests, outright defiance as the people rose up against the liberal know-it-alls.
Democrat govs and mayors are now taking big hits for the riots, unrest, destruction and violence theyve allowed to explode across the country.
LOL. They still dont know what hit ‘em.
BTW, another blue state is trending Trump, so if Trump wins Nevada, a thank you card for his missteps goes to Steve Sisolak, Gov of Nevada.
One marauding governor even closed down colleges-thus denying Biden the student vote.
I have family in St Paul area.. MN is very much SJW territory... Like NYS , MN Republicans are Democrat light ...This has brought them an influx of Somali residents and violent “peaceful” ...are they tired of SJWers? we will know soon
Wait what??? Can’t beeee. Politico said Joe is very close to the magic Electoral College number...
Police organizations in MN have withdrawn their support from several democrats. Gun sales have skyrocketed here. I believe Trump has a good chance here in Minnesota.
“””I have family in St Paul area.. MN is very much SJW territory..”””””””””
Nyet. Minneapolistan is SJW territory. The American part of the state is very much Trump territory this year.
The Iron Range is behind Trump. That is huge.
When I leave my white privilege suburb of Minneapolistan and travel through the American part of the state I see a ton of signs. Biden is in third place behind Trump and Sweet Corn.
Northern part of state has turned RED!
Amazing...you might see some close states flip...
But I'd be absolutely *thrilled* if he can old everything he won in '16 except PA and MI (which would give him a narrow victory).
A look at the county map from the 2016 election shows Trump carrying all but the Metro area, the Iron Range counties up north and Rochester. Trump is solidifying his support in northern Minnesota and picked up key endorsements from Democrat mayors in the area. The Minneapolis riots have not played well in outstate nor have the Democrat Governor Walzs draconian lockdowns and mask mandates. Minnesota could well go for Trump.
“I saw a van with ‘vote here’ on Fox News collecting ballots in a city. I mean it looked legit, but is it?”
A voting VAN? Doubtful that it’s legit. Could you tell if they were they checking people’s signatures, or people’s names against voter roll printouts/computers?
No. They were holding a box and people walked up and put their ballots in the box. The person was holding the box so it wasnt particularly large.
“They were holding a box and people walked up and put their ballots in the box.”
So ... cheating.
a voting van...lol
If the GOP do not seat someone in RBG’s seat and this election is stolen or dragged out for months when they count “found” mail in ballots it’s going to be a bad war.
“a voting van...lol”
I wouldn’t put it past the cheating RATs to have a ballot box in every roach coach selling burritos and hot dogs in every parking lot in the country.
My sis lives in Michigan. She says the common people hate their governor and her pranks. That John James is the talk of the town and Trump has a YUGE following in the state ! James will pull the Detroit vote for both himself and the President. Marijuana was on the ballot in 2018 and made the difference. R needs to open minds to decriminalization.
Trump: I would never close down liberal universities.
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