In 2016, Donald Trump had supporters who would risk arrest if he told them to “knock the s**t out of him for me.” Today, he can barely get people to risk a virus to show up at one of his political rallies. After weeks of spreading disinformation on mail-in voting, insisting that Democrats will use it to “rig” the election, it turned out that Trump’s favorite new political issue couldn’t even convince his supporters to rally in Nevada.
.@realDonaldTrump’s supporters are out in force today protesting Nevada Dems’ attempts to ram through mass mail-in voting & ballot harvesting.
Dems want to use the pandemic to destroy election integrity.
— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) August 2, 2020
GOP Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel tweeted on Monday that Trump’s supporters were “out in force” to protest the expansion of mail-in voting, convinced by Trump and the GOP that it is less safe than voting in person. Consider the current surge in COVID-19 cases, voting in person is less safe and mail-in voting has never led to any significant, or even worrisome, fraudulent votes. If this is Trump’s base in Nevada, considered a swing state in 2020, he doesn’t have much of an enthusiastic base left in the state.
Biden currently leads in Nevada across an average of all major polling at four percentage points over Trump. Trump lost Nevada to Hillary Clinton in 2016, but only by a margin of two percentage points. As the numbers for each swing state is published, Trump’s hold in those states becomes more and more precarious, and large voter turnout usually benefits Democrats far more than Republicans.
Twitter was quick to notice the “full force” crowd in McDaniel’s photo. Read some of their comments below:
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