As the 2020 general election continues to get closer, President Donald Trump and his allies are ramping up their campaign of outright lie-ridden propaganda in an effort to get enough voters to stick with them for a re-election. This week, former President Barack Obama himself publicly denounced the misinformation campaign, which essentially, the president and his allies have picked up and ran with where foreign figures left off. For example, following Trump’s impeachment over his plot to bribe Ukraine into investigating completely unfounded Biden corruption allegations, allies like Rudy Giuliani and Lindsey Graham have worked to further develop their own sham investigations.
‘Even if the methods are new, sowing the seeds of doubt, division, and discord to turn Americans against each other is an old trick. The antidote is citizenship: to get engaged, organized, mobilized, and to vote – on every level, in every election.’
Even if the methods are new, sowing the seeds of doubt, division, and discord to turn Americans against each other is an old trick. The antidote is citizenship: to get engaged, organized, mobilized, and to vote – on every level, in every election. https://t.co/yOvaCZYtrW
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) February 11, 2020
The Obamas were involved in get out the vote work ahead of the 2018 midterm elections as well, including via an organization called When We All Vote with former First Lady Michelle Obama at the helm. That organization has already been active again for this latest election cycle; currently, they’re advocating across the internet and U.S. for voter registrations and commitments to vote and bring friends and family along. The group even sports some quite prominent backers, like actor Tom Hanks, singer Janelle Monáe, and a whole lot more.
For now, the presidential election process is lagging through the Democratic presidential primary race, which has narrowed to a handful of major candidates. Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders is currently the frontrunner, keeping a hefty field of opponents at bay for a victory in the New Hampshire primary this week. He currently leads in national polling cataloged by RealClearPolitics — thanks in no small part to a nosedive that Joe Biden’s national numbers have taken — and he also leads in FiveThirtyEight’s estimate of who’s on track to nab the most nominating convention delegates.
Check out Twitter’s response to Obama: