There was a fascinating article on the election yesterday that I read but didn't go with, because there was other news going on and, well, we all know the polls are voter suppression tools targeted against GOPers. However, here is that article now:
Here's how the article starts--quoting Politico:
Up until this weekend, the Democratic victory narrative has been this: Dems will outperform in early and mail in voting. Republicans, leerier to mail-in voting, will opt for in person voting and will outperform on election day. However, in the end, the in-person voting will not be enough to overcome the massive early voting numbers by the Democrats.
This weekend that narrative shattered in some key states. It’s absolute panic.
Politico’s lead story today contains this revealing quote about many anxiety-ridden memos in Democratic offices:
“Democrats are poring over early vote totals, circulating anxiety-ridden campaign memos and bracing for a long two weeks.”
Right. They've been living in a fool's paradise.
Shipwrecked crew makes a similar point today, also quoting Politico to conjure up the state of abject panic in which the Left finds itself:
Politico out of the Gates to Get the ‘We Saw It Coming First’ Story of a Trump Win That Seemed Impossible
SWC hammers home his point about Dems living in a fool's paradise (my term) by referring to an article from a year ago--October 2019. The article--Democrats fear more Trump Voters in Wisconsin--points out that there was ample reason in 2016 that should have warned Hillary that Wisconsin was never in the bag for the Dems. It's all interesting for election junkies, but here's how SWC concludes, with a really telling quote that slams anyone who thinks that Trump somehow maxed out his base in 2016:
And this is also the point of the demographic information the Trump campaign has been pumping out about the Trump rallies over the last 4 years. The campaign has eagerly sought out and obtained ID information from rally attendees--for GOTV purposes. The have also regularly highlighted to the rest of us how many of those attendees--remarkably high percentages--are not part of the usual GOP base (already in the bag for Trump) but are registered Dems or non-voters. But we all know that non-voters who go to Trump rallies will be almost surefire Trump voters come November. And the Trump campaign is taking no chances, with a huge outreach program.