“The time has come,” a new video ad from The Lincoln Project proclaims. The anti-Trump conservative group, which has released a long list of video ads against Donald Trump and his enablers throughout this election cycle, has released what’s likely to end up one of its final pre-Election Day videos. The new Lincoln Project ad features no narration. Instead, the video features a series of clips of scenes from across the United States, with an exuberant rendition of “America The Beautiful” playing in the background. The video ends on an image of the Statue of Liberty, with a clear message on the screen: “Vote for America.”
Could the stakes be higher? Four more years of Donald Trump could represent four more years of chaos for the United States. Throughout his time in office, Trump has failed to bring together the country. He has antagonized groups like immigrants, Muslims, and black Americans. He has harassed U.S. allies, fraying the bonds that have previously helped ensure security. He has left Americans in general to suffer through crises like the Coronavirus pandemic and associated economic meltdown. In the absence of a White House agreement with Congress, it’s been months since any new economic relief bill for Americans, and Trump frequently complains about media coverage that the crisis gets.
Across the new Lincoln Project ad, the following message displays on the screen:
‘The time has come. Vote: for hope, for change, for America.’
Check out the video below:
Vote for America. pic.twitter.com/QDV44f2OKQ
— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) November 2, 2020
Trump has faced some major erosion in his electoral coalition in the lead-up to Election Day 2020. Despite his victory among senior voters in 2016, many polls have found senior voters favoring Biden. Trump has also been running well-behind in polls out of states that he won in 2016 and were crucial to his victory, like Michigan and Wisconsin. The race in other swing states, like Pennsylvania and Florida, is closer — but Trump is also in danger of losing states like Georgia and Texas, based on polling data. As of Monday morning, FiveThirtyEight’s average of Texas polling has Trump in the lead by just 1 percent, and the site gave Trump a just 61 percent chance of winning the state as of that same point.
Check out Twitter’s response to the new Lincoln Project ad below: