Donald Trump just put this shocking state in play for 2020 and every Democrat is panicking
Democrats and their tag team partners in the Fake News Media thought they had 2020 all figured out.
The top Presidential contenders and all the “experts” figured the election would come down to a handful of states.
But Donald Trump just put this shocking state in play for 2020 and every Democrat is panicking.
New Mexico has gone blue in three straight elections.
George W. Bush carried the state in 2000 and that was the only time in the last seven Presidential elections that a Republican picked up its Electoral College votes.
But the Trump campaign has quiet optimism about winning New Mexico in 2020.
Nearly a quarter of all new registered Republican voters in New Mexico were Hispanic and when the Trump campaign held a rally in Texas they saw a large number of attendees.
Those data points led the Trump campaign to conclude they could flip New Mexico in 2020.
In New Mexico, that includes Hispanics — a demographic group the president repeatedly addressed during his hour-plus speech, touting economic gains that Hispanic communities have seen under his administration and their ability to understand border security “better than other people.”
“Not too long ago, I saw where the Hispanics were up with me in a poll — up by 17 percent — because the Hispanic Americans, they understand they don’t want criminals coming across the border,” Trump told the crowd. “They don’t want people taking their jobs.”
According to data provided by the Spanish-language network Univision, nearly half of New Mexico’s newly registered voters in 2018 were Hispanic. Republicans in the state saw a 23 percent increase in Hispanic registrants from 2014 to 2018 — and Trump campaign officials said their internal numbers reflect that trend.
“We’ve over-performed with the number of Hispanics showing up to rallies each week, and the polling we’ve done today shows we can clearly win the state,” Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale told POLITICO as he mingled with supporters who arrived early for the president’s rally. Asked why he has so far refused to release those figures publicly, Parscale said it’s too early in the cycle to be parading out positive poll numbers.
Much has been made in the Fake News Media about the Democrats’ ability to expand the map in Arizona, Georgia, and Texas.
But the President has a chance in states like New Mexico and Minnesota to bring these states into the GOP column that haven’t voted Republican in years.