Sam DeMarco is chairman of the Republican Committee of Allegheny County says that there possibly a couple of dozen elected Democrats who have told him that they are planning to vote for President Trump.
He says that they tell him that the Democratic party has moved too far to the left to suit their tastes. If true, think of how many Democratic voters might switch.
The shy Trump voters won the election in 2016 for him and that same thing is in play this year. If even elected Democrats are voting Trump, it would be a major repudiation of the new Democratic socialists.
There are other things in play as well. In Philadelphia, the firemen’s union and the police union have both endorsed Trump. They have never endorsed a Republican before.
The Washington Examiner’s Byron York traveled to Pennsylvania to try to find out how many shy Trump voters actually exist.
He was told by a city councilman that over a dozen elected Democrats say they will be voting for Trump.
That is significant.
From The Washington Examiner:
Sam DeMarco is chairman of the Republican Committee of Allegheny County and also an elected Allegheny County councilman at large. Allegheny County, which includes Democratic Pittsburgh, went for Hillary Clinton with 56.5% of the vote in 2016 to Trump’s 40%. In an interview Sunday, DeMarco said shy Trump voters “most definitely exist” in his county. Some are in the upper-middle class suburbs where Trump supporters just don’t want to deal with the social aspects of neighbors asking, “How can you vote for this guy?” But others are in traditional Democratic strongholds.
“I’m an elected official,” DeMarco said. “I have had at least a dozen Democratic elected officials tell me that they are voting for Trump. They say they don’t like where their party has gone, so far to the left, but as Democratic elected officials they can’t come out and say it.”
DeMarco pointed out that the usual union support for the Democratic candidate is weak at best, pointing out that unions pertaining to law enforcement, the building and trade unions, and oil and gas, these folks are voting Trump.
Joe Biden has been trying to deny that he plans to end fracking, despite numerous videos where both he and Kamala Harris said they would end the practice. Pennsylvania has a large energy economy and possibly hundreds of thousands of Pennsylvania energy workers could be thrown out of great paying jobs.