Progressive activists are driving up turnout and creating “Assad-like margins” among White rural voters. At the same time, Democrats have maxed out the black vote and have been slipping with White women, Independents and “Latinx” voters. It doesn’t look good for them.
“In 2020, President Joe Biden lost rural Virginia by about 6 points. The loss was not a surprise; Republicans generally do better in rural communities than Democrats. But that was a close margin.
This past Tuesday, one year later, Democrat Terry McAuliffe lost the rural vote in Virginia by 27 points in his bid to be governor. That margin was four times larger than Biden’s.
And the size of that loss has impacts elsewhere in the state. Even if Democrats rightly think of themselves as the party of urban America, margins matter. Making up for a 26-point rural deficit in cities and suburbs is much harder than making for a 6-point gap. …”
How do you respond to this?
Democrats plan to continue doing what they have been doing which is accusing their opponents of systematic racism and “white supremacy.” It worked so well in 2020 and 2021.
Note: Jonathan Capehart is a woke gay black man like Don Lemon. He has the same effeminate Capitol accent as Brian Stelter.