He is in favor of gun control and climate change
Do you believe that Democrat totalitarianism would be all-inclusive democracy, including dissent, and not a party of social-control by means of economic control?
Californians to choose another few states in which to cast their disenfranchised votes. That would even it out say?
naah, no matter what the facts are, you guys will deny em.
Im sure you believe that, just like you believe that Trump isnt a pathological liar.
Commoditization of lies and the creation of new enemies is the hallmark of a fascist leader.
Immigrants who have become new American citizens in key swing states could prove influential in the 2020 election if effectively mobilized, according to a new study.
An analysis conducted by the progressive group New American Leaders found that naturalized citizens make up hundreds of thousands of eligible voters in key presidential swing states such Georgia, Arizona and Michigan.
New American Leaders, which helps immigrants run for elected office, released the numbers ahead of the fifth Democratic presidential debate in Atlanta on Wednesday, in the hopes that candidates would take notice and address the voting bloc on stage.
The report, conducted by University of California San Diego professor Tom Wong and researcher Nura Sedique, used micro-level data from the U.S. Census American Community Survey, which provides five-year population projections, as well as the Cooperative Congressional Election Study to make its estimates.
In Georgia, new citizens constitute more than 440,000 potential voters, the group estimated. President Donald Trump won the state by roughly 200,000 votes in 2016.
In Arizona, naturalized citizens make up more than 300,000 eligible voters, more than half of whom are not registered. Trump carried the state in 2016 by less than 100,000 votes, but Democrats are hopeful they can flip it in the presidential election after winning a Senate seat there last year.
And in Michigan, new citizens make up 64,000 eligible voters as of 2016, according to the analysis. Trump won the state by 10,000 votes.
“We feel that New American voters are getting lost in the conversation between the Rust Belt and the Sunbelt, or the Obama-Trump [crossover] voters,” said Sayu Bhojwani, founder of New American Leaders, referring to two common ways of framing the presidential race. “It's very clear that there is a path to the general election victory that can be forged through immigrant communities in states like Florida, Michigan and Pennsylvania.”
But mobilizing potential voters who aren’t already registered is difficult and takes money, time and organized registration efforts as field experiments have shown personalized methods are the most effective, per MIT. Nearly 92 million eligible Americans did not vote in the 2016 election, according to a study by the Center for American Progress. In the 2012 book Victory Lab, author Sasha Issenberg detailed experiments showing that persuading an already registered voter to cast a ballot could be significantly cheaper than identifying, registering and turning out a previously unregistered voter.
But Astrid Silva, who runs the organization Dream Big Nevada, lamented that candidates aren’t investing in turnout or registration efforts for new citizens early enough. Her group helps the undocumented community navigate the immigration process and works to mobilize new citizens politically.
“In 2016 there was a concentrated effort to get people to become citizens, but they’re not on a voter roll, they didn’t vote in a prior election,” said Silva, who has met or spoken with several of the Democratic presidential hopefuls. “And those people aren’t being reached out to.”
In North Carolina, 4 percent of eligible voters are naturalized citizens and more than a third of them are not registered. Similarly in Pennsylvania, which Trump won by less than 1 percentage point, 4.6 percent of eligible voters are new citizens and half are registered, the group said.
In the near term, the analysis argues that new American citizens who are already registered to vote in Florida, Michigan and Pennsylvania could boost Democrats in 2020.
Bhojwani said the figures present a long-term conversation that Democrats need to have about harnessing the potential voting power of new citizens. It’s a voting group consists of not just Latinos, but African and Asian immigrants as well.
Democrats take fight to 2020 battleground states with investments in voter protections originally appeared on abcnews.go.com
Democrats are looking to expand early investments in seven key battleground states in the lead up to the 2020 election cycle, with a six-figure investment to fund a new round of general election staff operatives, according to a Democratic Party official. The investment is part of a broad voter protection campaign -- signaling their commitment to safeguarding the integrity of U.S. elections.
The new effort, part of the Democratic National Committee's sweeping early investments targeting states that will likely define the outcome of the presidential race, coincides with the fifth Democratic debate, hosted by MSNBC and The Washington Post in Atlanta on Wednesday night at 9 p.m.
The national party is set to hire a range of directors and organizers, specifically focused on protecting voters' rights across Arizona, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin -- underscoring where next year's crucial contests will be won and lost. The new staffers will work for the state party and will be funded by the DNC, a new approach for the committee that stresses its early priority on expanding their map since 2015. The funding is being provided through the DNC’s State Party Innovation Fund (SPIF).
"The DNC is making historic, early investments to build the general election infrastructure our eventual nominee will need to defeat [President Donald] Trump. In addition to organizers who are working to mobilize key communities, we are proud to partner with our state parties to build an on-the-ground, voter-protection infrastructure that will protect the rights of voters to participate in our democracy," said Reyna Walters-Morgan, DNC director of Civic Engagement and Voter Protection, in a statement to ABC News.