Convince trump voters of the error of their ways

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convince Trump voters of the error of their ways. Another Democratic Super Pac, American Bridge, has launched a $10m initiative also focused on ads designed to persuade Trump voters to switch allegiances. Billionaire Mike Bloomberg spent hundreds of millions of dollars to defeat Trump, but he has not announced plans to back a major, at-scale, black-focused voter effort. (To his credit, Bloomberg has given $5m to Stacey Abrams’s Fair Fight Initiative, which is combating voter suppression across the country and just announced an additional $2m for black voter registration work.) The consequences of continuing to overlook the cornerstone of the progressive coalition could be catastrophic in November . It may be tempting to dismiss Trump’s efforts to make inroads into a community that regularly, overwhelmingly rejects Republicans; that , however, misses the real goal of Trump’s strategy . Its objective is not to win majority support, but rather to bring down the amount of black support for Democrats just enough to tip a close contest . Lost in all the analytical obsession over white working-class voters is the fact that black male support for Hillary Clinton was 5% lower than that for Obama in 2012. The other objective of black-specific messaging is to reassure white voters that Trump isn’t racist (which he is). By showing ads with diverse communities and inclusive content to those more moderate
suburban Republicans who defected to the Democrats in 2018, it softens the edges of the most repulsive and racially charged components of this administration. The Democrats, on the other hand, completely let Trump off the hook for his attacks on communities of color – putting brown children in cages at the border, banning Muslim travel, etc – by refusing to even bring up the issue of racism, for fear of alienating the chimera of the white swing voter. It is not too late for progressives to course correct and intercept Trump’s plan. The first and most important thing they can do is make sure that whichever old white man wins the Democratic nomination is joined by a black woman as his running mate. Second, progressives must insist that African American civic engagement efforts receive hundreds of millions of dollars – as opposed to the hundreds of thousands typically given as an afterthought. One thing is crystal clear – Republicans are not waiting around to see if Democrats enthusiastically embrace black voters. The election hangs in the balance , and the clock is ticking.
AT: Covid O/W General Dems aren’t messaging COVID effectively, and small shifts in black voters still flip the election Haberman 20 – White House correspondent who joined The New York Times in 2015 and was part of a team that won a Pulitzer Prize in 2018 for reporting on Donald Trump’s advisers and their connections to Russia; former political reporter at Politico, The New York Post and The New York Daily News Maggie, with Annie Karni, 5/12. “Trump is courting black voters. His shortcomings on the coronavirus are a problem.” -

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