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Team Trump taps 'enthusiasm gap,' ground game in late swing-states push
Washington Times ^ | Oct 21, 2020

Posted on 10/21/2020 8:03:05 PM PDT by 11th_VA

Trump campaign officials are counting on Republican voter-registration gains in key swing states and a massive ground game that has volunteers knocking on 3 million doors per week to overcome Democrat Joseph R. Biden’s lead in public polls in the final two weeks of the race.

In Florida, Republicans’ aggressive voter-registration operation has narrowed Democrats‘ advantage to 134,000 — the lowest in more than 30 years and down from 327,000 in 2016. The GOP added 50,000 voters in the final two weeks alone before registration closed Oct. 5.

In Pennsylvania, the GOP has added 174,000 voters since 2016, while Democrats lost 31,000 registered voters. When President Barack Obama won the state in 2012, Democrats had an advantage of 1.13 million in party registration. Now that’s down to 710,000.

In North Carolina, Republicans have gained 100,000 voters since 2016, while Democrats have lost about 136,000.

In Arizona, Republicans have added about 30,000 more voters than Democrats since mid-August.

Those trends are encouraging to Trump campaign officials because President Trump won all four states in 2016, despite facing bigger disadvantages in voter registration at the time. The Trump campaign and the Republican National Committee continued their ground operations through the coronavirus pandemic, while Democrats largely pulled back in favor of digital outreach.

“Republicans’ portion of the electorate has swung violently in Republicans’ favor since Election Day 2016 in nearly every battleground state,” said Trump campaign manager Bill Stepien. “Importantly, we have seen a surge in registrations in Republicans’ favor down the homestretch over the last few weeks and months of the campaign.” ...

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TOPICS: Front Page News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: arizona; elections; florida; pennsylvania; polls
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Note - NEW voters are never part of the calculus in polls, since they never voted before
1 posted on 10/21/2020 8:03:05 PM PDT by 11th_VA
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Yes! And my 3rd son just turned 18 in October—what an election to be his first! One more for Trump. Too bad it’s in CA


2 posted on 10/21/2020 8:11:12 PM PDT by olivia3boys
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To: 11th_VA
The Dems didn't think they needed a ground game because they figured they would have all mail-in votes. When that didn't happen, they've had to start scrambling.

Now, all the poor folks who take a van or bus to the polls don't want to get on because of the Chicom Plague, there's nobody in the neighborhoods handing out walkin' around money, and the Dems are in a TOTAL, COMPLETE UTTER PANIC.

3 posted on 10/21/2020 8:12:55 PM PDT by MuttTheHoople (What if the Lord sent COVID-19 to immunize the world from something more deadly?)
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To: 11th_VA
I received a door knock while eating supper with my daughter. There's a bit of a story with it. We had the Trump rally on the big screen, so Trump was on our minds. It was my daughter's turn to say grace. She added a thanks and blessing for the President to grace. Just as we said, "Amen" there was a knock on the door. It was a volunteer from Americans for Prosperity to get out the vote for Trump.

This is the fourth door knock we have received, although one was focus on the Republican candidate for a state Senate seat.

4 posted on 10/21/2020 8:17:15 PM PDT by ConservativeInPA ("War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength." - George Orwell, 1984)
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To: MuttTheHoople

Time for the Dems to break out the Smokes for Votes!


5 posted on 10/21/2020 8:22:22 PM PDT by hercuroc
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To: olivia3boys

My first son turned 18 last year so he’ll be voting for Trump. What at a great first vote!


6 posted on 10/21/2020 8:26:56 PM PDT by Phillyred (Kieran Hussie)
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To: ConservativeInPA

Awesome - lots of ground game going on there in PA


7 posted on 10/21/2020 8:31:53 PM PDT by 11th_VA (I believe Hunter BidenÂ’s emails ...)
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To: 11th_VA

Take a look at the Events page of the Trump campaign, there are hundreds of GOTV operations going on throughout the country. Not only is Trump working his ass off, but Pence is also too, usually drawing substantial crowds for a VP candidate, sometimes numbering in the thousands.

https://www.donaldjtrump.com/events/


8 posted on 10/21/2020 8:32:28 PM PDT by euram
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To: MuttTheHoople
...the Dems are in a TOTAL, COMPLETE UTTER PANIC.

Good news, that means they will be prone to making mistakes,

9 posted on 10/21/2020 8:32:54 PM PDT by rllngrk33 (The only thing goverment does efficiently is waste taxpayer money.)
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To: olivia3boys

Down ticket matters!


10 posted on 10/21/2020 8:38:24 PM PDT by TJC (L)
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To: rllngrk33

The Dems only chance is to do a total reverse course on the virus and sound the “all clear” to get their voters to the polls on election day.

They got burned by their own mass media virus propaganda—too late!


11 posted on 10/21/2020 8:40:09 PM PDT by cgbg (Biden n-2020: Criminal enterprise using cokehead as bagman.)
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To: olivia3boys

I’m not saying “don’t write off California,” but don’t write off California.


12 posted on 10/21/2020 8:40:35 PM PDT by calenel (Don't panic. Prepare and be vigilant. Join the war effort. On the human side.)
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To: 11th_VA

“to overcome Democrat Joseph R. Biden’s lead in public polls”

Riiiiiiiiight ....


13 posted on 10/21/2020 8:48:56 PM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: calenel

I won’t! Baby steps. Change is coming to CA. People are waking up a bit.

They won’t let us go to school or Disneyland.

Them’s fightin’ words for us Californians! Many in SO Cal have season passes, and many in NO Cal go every year.

No Disneyland! The horror.


14 posted on 10/21/2020 8:51:20 PM PDT by olivia3boys
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To: MuttTheHoople

“and the Dems are in a TOTAL, COMPLETE UTTER PANIC. “

pretty much: they announced two months ago they would NO ground game and would do GOTV exclusively by digital/virtual ... that was insane, but they didn’t figure that out until a couple of weeks ago and now are trying to build a national ground game less than a month before the election, while the Trump campaign has been working on theirs for over three years ...

and speaking of panicking, now the Hunter laptop revelations are pouring gasoline on that fire ...


15 posted on 10/21/2020 8:52:03 PM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: cgbg

“They got burned by their own mass media virus propaganda—too late!”

totally ... their LIVs bought the COVID lies from the Pravada on the Potomac media hook, line, and sinker and are scared of their own shadows ... WAY too late for the media to reverse full course on that one at this point ...


16 posted on 10/21/2020 8:54:37 PM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: calenel
I’m not saying “don’t write off California,” but don’t write off California.

If CA goes Trump, It would be a tidal wave, on top of a tsunami ... just sayin ...

17 posted on 10/21/2020 8:59:42 PM PDT by 11th_VA (I believe Hunter BidenÂ’s emails ...)
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To: catnipman

Why no new Hunter releases before the debate? We were promised there is much more coming.


18 posted on 10/21/2020 9:03:34 PM PDT by Williams (Stop Tolerating The Intolerant)
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To: 11th_VA

“If CA goes Trump, It would be a tidal wave, on top of a tsunami ... just sayin ...”

Yep. But go into the fight expecting to lose and you will.


19 posted on 10/21/2020 9:07:56 PM PDT by calenel (Don't panic. Prepare and be vigilant. Join the war effort. On the human side.)
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To: Williams

Due to be released in the morning, IIRC.


20 posted on 10/21/2020 9:09:22 PM PDT by calenel (Don't panic. Prepare and be vigilant. Join the war effort. On the human side.)
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