Hoping for major political strides this November, Democrats have set their sights on countries that have traditionally leaned toward Republicans.
Both in the 2020 presidential election and the race for seats in the House and Senate, the liberal party sees opportunities as demographics change, new voters and Republicans vote for them. Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden cemented his position.
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Arizona, a battlefield state that has not voted for the Democratic presidential candidate since 1952, is purple this year, with a recommendation from young and progressive Latino voters at its largest counties.
In a special election race, Democrat Mark Kelly ̵1; a former NASA astronaut – took the lead before Republican Sen. Martha McSally. If elected, Kelly will serve alongside Democratic Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, who defeated McSally for the seat in the 2018 midterm elections.
On Friday, the AP news agency reported that Democrats had taken a blow to control one or both of the state’s predominantly Republican Legislature – for the first time in nearly three decades.
While the Democrats see states like Arizona as “playing”, they also see conservative counties like Pinal and Tucson as the primary opportunity to pass progressive measures.
While Governor Doug Ducey is a Republican, a Democratic legislature can severely hamper the GOP’s agenda. The party will need to gain three Senate and two House seats to gain a majority.
In neighboring Texas – the Republican stronghold before the coronavirus epidemic, the Democrats have also identified a path to victory.
The Real Clear Politics average shows that President Trump ranges between one and three percentage points from Biden. The latest poll from Quinnipiac University shows the couple is in a hot state, with 47% to 47% of those likely to vote.
As The Wall Street Journal reported on Friday, Trump was five points behind Republican candidates in Texas four years ago. It was an understatement to say that the voters did not show up then as they are now.
In Texas, more than 9 million residents voted, according to the US Elections Project. In 2016, the total number of voters in the second most populous nation was 8,969,226.
With only three days left until Election Day, Trump and Biden are approaching the 270 votes needed to win office.
Trump is on the defensive as Biden and Democrats gain positions in states like Georgia – another red state – and Florida is being defeated.
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Midwestern Lightning Belt states cut in on Friday, analysts are confident in their predictions being proven correct.
Biden and former President Barack Obama will make their first joint appearances in Michigan on Saturday, while Trump will rally Pennsylvania voters at four separate events.
Associated Press contributed to this report.