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Election 2020

What the 2020 Candidates Are Saying on Immigration

In every election he’s been a part of, from 2016 to 2018 and special elections in between, Donald Trump has been a deeply polarizing figure, running divisive and anti-immigrant campaigns in attempts to turn out his base. These campaigns have demonized immigrants, sought to divide Americans, and usually backfired. In 2020, there will be a … Continue reading »

In 2020 Campaign, John Cornyn is the Texas Mouthpiece for Trump’s Anti-Immigrant Message

Texas is ground zero for the fight for and against a border wall. The state has the longest border with Mexico of any American state which is why President Trump’s declaration of a national emergency to build a wall on that border is of vital importance to the Lone Star state. On March 14, 2019, … Continue reading »

Martha McSally Lost in 2018 by Adopting Trump’s Anti-Immigrant Message. She’s Doubling Down in 2020

On March 14, 2018, the United States Senate delivered a stunning rebuke to President Trump. Fifty-nine Senators, including 12 Republican Senators, stood up for the Constitution and voted to reject Trump’s fake national emergency. On the other hand, 41 Republican Senators chose Trump over the Constitution, and one of them was the recently appointed Senator … Continue reading »

Democrats: the danger lies with Trump, not amongst yourselves

Maribel Hastings Beto O’Rourke, the charismatic former Democratic congressman from Texas, who in November nearly unseated Senator Ted Cruz in a traditionally-Republican state, threw his hat into the ring for his party’s presidential nomination. With him, there are already fifteen Democrats vying for the spot. As one would expect, many of these same Democrats who … Continue reading »

Three Reminders Why Trump’s Xenophobia is On a Losing Streak

Yesterday’s Senate Rebuke the Latest Reminder That “He’s a Weak President with Little to Run On in 2020 Besides Spreading Lies, Stoking Fear and Exploiting Racial Grievance” Yesterday’s Senate vote was a bipartisan rebuke of President Trump – underscoring, as Frank Sharry noted, that he is a “weak president with little to run on in … Continue reading »

Greg Sargent of Wash Post: How Emergency Declaration Power Grab Fits into Trump’s Ugly Re-election Strategy:

As we’ve been noting, ahead of this week’s Senate vote on the resolution to block Trump’s unconstitutional emergency declaration, the Trump administration has been relying on a vicious cycle of circular logic and lies to attempt to justify that there’s a crisis that only a border wall will fix. As Greg Sargent of the Washington … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Ronald Brownstein: “Trump Settles on His Reelection Message”

“I’ll protect you” In his latest piece for The Atlantic, Ronald Brownstein looks at Trump’s recent CPAC speech, identifying the dark phrase, “I’ll protect you,” as an encapsulation of his likely 2020 re-election message. Brownstein also recognizes that while the relentless and ugly focus on xenophobia may rally the GOP base, it also “hardens the … Continue reading »

McClatchy ICYMI: ‘Trump effect:’ California Latino voters showed up in force in 2018. Will they do it again?

The 2018 midterms were a momentous win for Democrats across the nation, and could not have been done without Latino turnout. A new McClatchy article by Katie Irby delves into the “push factors” getting Latino voters to the polls, including Trump’s anti-immigrant rhetoric, and whether or not the same factors will work again in 2020. … Continue reading »