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Election 2020

ICYMI: Ronald Brownstein: “Why race is moving center stage for 2020”

“Trump’s Xenophobia in Office has Democratic Candidates Talking” Since Trump’s 2016 campaign, racism and xenophobia have become the rallying call, attracting white nationalist supporters and summoning the conversation of race to the forefront of the Democratic debates. In his latest piece for CNN, Ronald Brownstein analyzes the increased centrality of racism and related issues for … Continue reading »

Ahead of Primary Debate, New Data Shows How Latinos Will Shape the 2020 Election

Key Insights Nationally and in Arizona, Nevada and Texas, view the report online here. A recording of today’s call is available here. Ahead of this week’s Democratic presidential debate in Houston at Texas Southern University, experts today provided analysis on new and recent data on Latino voters, both from the results of the 2018 midterms … Continue reading »

How is Trump Going to Win in 2020 on Immigration When Strong Majorities Oppose Him on Immigration?

“Trump may believe he is the chosen one, but these numbers don’t lie.” President Trump clearly believes immigration should be the central issue in his reelection strategy. Stephen Miller clearly concurs. And many pundits seem to agree, believing Trump must have some special insight into the electorate on the issue, given that he won in … Continue reading »

2020AdWatch.com: A Searchable Database Tracking Xenophobic and Racist Political Ads

Today, America’s Voice is launching a new project to track xenophobic and racist ads that candidates, campaigns, and PACs are running this election cycle. We launched a similar project during the 2018 midterm elections, and, to no one’s surprise, we’re already seeing the same type of racist and hateful ads running again this year. Our … Continue reading »

America’s Voice Launches New Website to Track Racist 2020 Ads

“Trump Has Already Put Racism on the Map; We are Just Going to Track It” Today, America’s Voice launched 2020AdWatch.com – a new project to track xenophobic and racist ads that candidates, campaigns, and PACs are running this election cycle. The project mirrors a similar effort from the 2018 midterm elections and will rely on … Continue reading »

Here’s What the 2020 Democrats Said About Immigration This Week

What have the 2020 candidates said about immigration during the debates? On this blog, we’ll be posting video compilations of what the Democratic candidates are saying about DACA, asylum, migrant families, and all things immigration when they’re on the debate stage. Also check out what we’ve written on the 2020 Democratic candidates’ immigration plans, and … Continue reading »

Hurd and Graham Illustrate the Moral Collapse of Republicans Under Trump

“The Grand Old Party is now unrecognizable as anything but a personality cult headed towards disaster.” As Donald Trump barnstormed the country again with racist rants and lies about immigrants aimed at pitting Americans against Americans, the moral collapse of the Republican Party came into sharper focus yesterday with two key developments. Rep. Will Hurd … Continue reading »

Frank Sharry: “Descent Down the Escalator of Racism Continues”

Four years ago, soon after Donald Trump kicked off his presidential candidacy by slandering Mexicans as “rapists,” America’s Voice Executive Director Frank Sharry said of Trump: He is challenging the American people, and the Republican Party specifically, by putting down the dog whistle and picking up the bullhorn … We’re talking about a frontrunner throwing … Continue reading »

Trump’s White Working Class Gender Gap Is Made Worse By His Failed and Racist Approach to Immigrants and Immigration

A deep dive by Ron Brownstein explores part of the reason Despite the fretting of some pundits and observers, Donald Trump’s harsh statements and even harsher policies towards immigrants and immigration may not be the secret ingredient that unlocks reelection for him and the GOP.  Dating back to state races in 2017, especially in Virginia, … Continue reading »

Not Just Politics As Usual, But A Moral Test for the “American Idea” as Well

Leading observers argue that the U.S. has reached a moral crisis, where the very existence of a modern, liberal, multiracial democracy is at stake. Adam Serwer of The Atlantic, Jamelle Bouie of the New York Times and Catherine Rampell of the Washington Post argue, in different ways, that as a nation we have reached a … Continue reading »