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divide and distract 2018

House Flips, Xenophobia Backfires, Democrats Take Charge

The following is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice, reacting to the news that the House of Representatives has flipped to Democratic control: There’s a new sheriff in town. The American people have spoken and they voted overwhelmingly in favor of a check on a president who has operated with impunity … Continue reading »

Here’s What We’re Watching and Reading as We Head into Election Day

“Is there any empirical data that Trump’s nativist, race baiting close to the campaign is actually a strategically smart move?” President Trump and the GOP’s closing electoral argument — that the strongest nation on earth should cower in fear of immigrants — is both desperate and racist. The press can’t get enough of it, and … Continue reading »

Election Day 2018 Liveblog!

Welcome to our 2018 election liveblog! Tune in starting Monday, November 5 as we post updates on voter turnout, election records, predictions, forecasts, results, and more.   Latino Decisions polling  | Arizona results |  California results  |  Florida results  | Georgia results |  Nevada results  | Texas results * A few key takeaways from the poll: Across demographics — … Continue reading »

Trump’s Closing Race-Based Argument is Desperate, Divisive and Dangerous. It’s also Unlikely to Work.

Trump and the GOP’s closing argument  – that the strongest nation on earth should cower in fear of immigrants  – is as desperate as it is racist. As an unnamed White House official even admitted to the New York Times, the racist White House video released this week was an attempt to “change the focus … Continue reading »

There He Goes Again: Instead of Bringing Us Together to Solve  Problems, He’s Ripping Us Apart

Frank Sharry: “Trump Doesn’t Want to Solve the Problem, He Wants to Exploit it” This afternoon President Trump unveiled a series of harsh measures regarding those seeking asylum. The following is a statement by Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice: There he goes again. Trump and the Republican Party are so desperate to change … Continue reading »

Steve King, the White Nationalist Ted Cruz Can’t Let Go

“Congressman Steve King’s recent comments, actions, and retweets are completely inappropriate. We must stand up against white supremacy and hate in all forms, and I strongly condemn this behavior” wrote top House Republican Rep. Steve Stivers from Ohio this week in a tweet. Stivers is the chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC), which … Continue reading »

ICYMI: As Many Supporters Abandon White Nationalist Steve King, Sen. Ted Cruz Rides In To Offer King His Unqualified Support

Cruz called King to offer support after criticism that he runs with racists and Neo-Nazis AUSTIN, TX – Steve King (R-IA), an unabashed white nationalist and anti-immigrant congressman, has now lost national GOP support and corporate sponsors. His race has become much more competitive with only days to go until the election. Republicans have distanced … Continue reading »

Trump Continues Ugly, Racist, Shameful Assault on Latinos

Spanish-language version follows below. Donald Trump has made attacking immigrants the central tenet of his presidential campaign and his presidency. Yesterday, he released an anti-immigrant ad which is yet another direct attack on the Latino community. The ad makes it clear in the most irresponsible and worrying way that his administration will do whatever it … Continue reading »

After Last Week’s Violence, Republicans Run Ads Stoking Fear of the Caravan

Republicans, led by Trump, have made attacks on immigrants the central focus of their closing argument in 2018. Negative ads on immigration are being run by GOP organizations including the NRSC, NRCC, and RGA, and superPACS like CLF, SLF and America First. America’s Voice has compiled a database of anti-immigrant ads at our Distract and … Continue reading »

Election 2018 Profiles: Who is Brian Kemp (R-GA)?

Brian Kemp is currently Georgia’s Secretary of State and the Republican candidate for governor.  He has spent his time as Secretary of State making it more difficult to vote and is one of the worst anti-immigrant candidates running in the 2018 midterms. Fully embracing the divide and distract strategy promoted by Donald Trump and Stephen … Continue reading »