Democrats are counting on Taylor Swift to flip this red state blue
Taylor Swift is the biggest pop star in the world.
She is going to play a role in the 2024 Election.
And Democrats are counting on Taylor Swift to flip this red state blue.
No Republican can win the White House without Florida’s 30 Electoral College votes.
Former President Donald Trump winning Florida comfortably in 2020 and Governor Ron DeSantis running up a historic 19-point re-election win in 2022 convinced Democrats that the once quintessential swing state – George W. Bush famously won the state and the Presidency in 2000 when he defeated Al Gore by 437 votes – was off the board.
Local Democrats are so desperate for the national party to invest time and money into the state that they are hoping a Hail Mary involving Taylor Swift comes into play.
POLITICO reports that Florida Democrat Party officials will camp out at Swift’s concerts in Miami and are hoping that the pop megastar uses the shows to launch into political diatribes about issues Democrats care about like climate change and abortion.
“Jayden D’Onofrio, who chairs the Florida Democratic Party’s Youth Council, said party members would be at all Swift’s concerts to ensure they’re engaging young people. D’Onofrio, who also leads the Florida Future Leaders PAC geared toward high school and college students, added: ‘People care about her. People understand the importance of her. She is a youth icon,’” POLITICO reports.
“That Florida Democrats are pinning their hopes on a megastar like Swift speaks volumes of the state of the party. The once reliable swing state now leans Republican, with the GOP holding supermajorities in the state Legislature as well as every position in the Cabinet. Republicans outnumber Democrats in voter registration numbers by almost 780,000 voters and former President Donald Trump won Florida in 2016 and 2020,” POLITICO also reports.
A Redfield & Wilton Strategies poll found that 18 percent of adults would be more likely to vote for a candidate that Swift endorsed.
But that may not be the boon that Democrats think.
Swift’s fan base is young women, a voting bloc that forms the backbone of the Democrat coalition.
Anyone who says they are likely to vote for a candidate that Swift endorsed was going to vote for President Joe Biden anyway.