The billionaire focuses his efforts on the democrats to secure the pendulum state
Michael Bloomberg, one of the richest men on the planet, said he would spend whatever it took to get Donald Trump out of the White House. Who was properly a Democratic candidate in this race, has announced that he will donate at least 100 million dollars in the campaign of his party partner, Joe Biden, in Florida. The southern state is one of the most important pendular territories, which can define the elections, according to the calculations of some experts. The gap between the two main ones has not been too wide at any time, but in recent weeks it has been adjusting, and the leadership of the Democrat over the Republican does not exceed 3%, according to the average of the polls.
Florida, where the Latino community represents 23% of the population, will begin voting by mail on September 24. Bloomberg’s goal is to appear on the largest number of televisions and digital advertisements to encourage voters to use this system and do so as soon as they can. Unlike other pendulum states, such as Michigan or Pennsylvania, the southern state counts mail-in votes before Election Day. If there is a massive mobilization towards voting by mail, the winner will be able to be known in this key territory a few hours after the polls close.
Trump criticized Bloomberg’s ad and, true to form, insulted him via Twitter. “I thought Mini Mike had ended Democratic politics after spending almost two billion dollars and after having the worst and most inept performance in a debate in the history of presidential politics,” wrote the US president, who proposed to him to the businessman who best “saved” New York, the city of which he was mayor between 2002 and 2013.
Biden’s biggest lead over Trump in Florida polls came in late June, with a 7.4% lead. Now it is only 2.6%. Polls show that preference for the Democrat has remained fairly stable, but that support for the president has been on the rise in the past two months.
Between March 24 and September 11, Biden’s campaign spent more than Trump’s on Florida television ads, by a margin of $ 42 million to $ 32 million, according to data from a cited Democratic tracking firm. by The Washington Post. Republicans trust the latest votes. The real estate mogul took over the state in 2016, where former president Barack Obama had won twice, and in the 2018 legislative elections, although narrowly, those of the conservative party also triumphed, with an intense campaign focused on courting anti-Castro exiles and anti-Chavistas.
Between November and March, Bloomberg spent more than $ 1 billion on his failed presidential campaign for the Democratic nomination. When he retired, with very little support, he transferred about $ 20 million in cash and transferred the lease of his team’s offices to the Democratic National Committee. Since Biden has been the official candidate, he has dedicated himself to pumping millions of dollars into his campaign, although now the efforts are focused. A Biden victory in Florida, the largest of the pendulum states, with 29 electoral votes, would significantly complicate Trump’s path to reaching the 270 votes needed to secure a second term. The last Republican president to win the White House without Florida was Calvin Coolidge, in 1924.