Less than a month before the presidential elections, the question of citizen participation has become a crucial issue. Who is winning?
Among the many, many things that seem to separate Republicans and Democrats in America today as matters of life and death is the issue of elections and voters.
To put it a little more precisely, who votes, and how many people do, since in the country it’s not mandatory.
In this sense, the debate is raised regarding which party is more convenient for the convocation to be massive, and which one would prefer more limited numbers of voters.
Heading into the November presidential election between Donald Trump and Joe Biden, this topic will be crucial.
Over the past few months, the Democratic Party has been the one stronger has insisted regarding the importance of voting. From all spheres allied to the party, the univocal message is the same: vote.
In the field of politics, there are multiple campaigns and millions of dollars invested in crushing on the importance of going to the polls. Due to the restrictions of the pandemic, the emphasis has been on highlighting that it is possible to vote by mail.
In the world of Hollywood, traditionally closer to the Democrats, you also see actors and directors insisting on the same thing.
Basketball stars in the NBA, the sports league most attuned to protests over police brutality, have incorporated the call to vote among the causes they choose to promote.
In this sense, the call to vote is clearly a unspoken support for the Democratic Party.
Across the street, Donald Trump has positioned himself as a clear opponent to the ability to further expand and facilitate voting by mail.
His message is summarized in that this modality open the doors to fraud, a scenario that experts claim is an absolutely remote possibility.
The president’s message, paradoxically, would be complicating his own campaign efforts. It is that his allegations that there is a disproportionate risk of fraud could result in his own supporters in some key states decide not to vote.
“Not a smart tactic“a Trump administration official confessed to CNN.
“When we are forced to encourage people to vote by mail because of the pandemic, our supporters are not going to vote because they are not going to trust in the system, “he completed.
According to a poll published last Wednesday by Gallup, a 62 percent of registered Democratic voters had declared their intention to vote early.
On the republican side, just 28 percent affirmed that it would do so, an abysmal difference of 34 percent, especially if one takes into account that since 2004, this difference has tended to oscillate around 2 percent in favor of one of the two parties.