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Andrew Yang vows mass pardon to all imprisoned for nonviolent marijuana offenses

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Entrepreneur and Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang told a crowd in New Hampshire on Friday that he would pardon every prison inmate convicted of non-violent marijuana offenses if he was elected.

The longshot candidate – who has never served in political office but has a loyal following of supporters who call themselves the “Yang Gang,” made the comments during an event in Concord hosted by the ACLU of New Hampshire.

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“I’m going to mass pardon everyone who is in jail for nonviolent marijuana-related offenses,” Yang said.

“Americans now recognize just how broken our mass incarceration system is and how much progress we need to make,” Yang said during his remarks.

The presidential candidate has called for legalizing marijuana across the country, writing on his website, “We need to resolve the ambiguity and legalize marijuana at the federal level. This would improve safety, social equity, and generate tens of billions of dollars in new revenue based on legal cannabis businesses.”

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The New York City entrepreneur – once the longest of long-shots for the White House – has surged in polling and in the number of contributors to his campaign in recent months. Earlier this month, he became the ninth candidate to reach the thresholds needed to qualify for the third and four rounds of Democratic presidential primary debates, which will be held next month and in October.

Fox News’ Rob DiRienzo and Paul Steinhauser contributed to this report.

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Varney calls 2020 Dems ‘grossly hypocritical’ after Forbes releases net worth of candidates

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Fox Business host Stuart Varney called out the top 2020 Democratic presidential candidates on his Fox Nation show “My Take” Friday, after a Forbes report listed the candidates’ current net worth — all in the multi-millions.

“How many times have we heard presidential candidates rail against the rich, how wicked they are, how unfair the whole capitalist system is. If you’ve got money, they’re gonna take it off you. What gross hypocrisy. All of the Democratic front runners are multimillionaires,” Varney said.

According to Forbes, Elizabeth Warren has a listed net worth of $12 million, with Joe Biden at $9 million, followed by Kamala Harris with $6 million, and Bernie Sanders with $2.5 million.

“They’re rich by any standard,” said the Fox Business host. ” And none of these four made their money in business. They’re government people and they want to run the government and take more money from people like you.”

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Later in the segment, Varney went through each candidate, calling out their hypocrisy as he discussed their policies and compared them to the candidates’ personal financial statuses.

“It is Senator Warren who wants every big company to get a license from the government before they can do business. That’s okay with her.  Senator Warren made her money while working for a nonprofit — Harvard University,” Varney said.

“It is Senator Sanders who used to rant against the millionaires and billionaires but since he made his millions as a writer and real estate investor, he now only rants against billionaires.

“It is Joe Biden who calls himself “middle-class Joe” — a nine million dollar net worth puts him firmly in the upper class. And Senator Kamala Harris, she married a wealthy lawyer in 2014. As Forbes puts it, ‘she brought the clout and he brought the money’.”

The next time a Democratic candidate rants about “income inequality, taxing the rich, and reforming capitalism,” Varney said, he will have just the response.

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“Sell your houses Bernie, and give your profit to the poor. Write a check to the treasury, Joe, because you used a tax loophole to get rich. Pay the wealth tax, Senator Warren, it’s your proposal. And Senator Harris – you own houses in Washington DC, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. Do you need three?

“They will do none of the above,” the host said as he wrapped up his comments. “Rich socialists rarely do – it’s your money that they really want.”

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Watters: Biden campaign is ‘history repeating itself’ after former VP’s past flameouts

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Former Vice President Joe Biden’s 2020 Democratic presidential bid may meet the same end as his last two attempts to win the White House, according to Fox News’ Jesse Watters.

Biden’s recent gaffes, and a new report that the former U.S. senator from Delaware may scale back his campaign appearances as a result, are troubling, Watters claimed Thursday on “Hannity.”

“He needs to call the MyPillow guy and nap off some of these gaffes,” Watters said, referring to entrepreneur and outspoken Trump supporter Michael Lindell.

“I don’t think he’s going to make it, I literally don’t,” Watters added about Biden. “He’s mixing up cities, he’s forgetting when he was vice president.” (Biden previously misstated the locations of two recent mass shootings and mistakenly said another had occurred while he was vice president when it actually occurred about a year after he left the job.)

“He needs to call the MyPillow guy and nap off some of these gaffes. …  He’s mixing up cities, he’s forgetting when he was vice president.”

— Jesse Watters

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“He flamed out the last two primaries. History is repeating itself,” Watters said. He added that Biden appeared to get “knocked around” by fellow 2020 contender Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., at a June debate, as well as by past claims of inappropriate touching.

Watters also pointed to parts of Biden’s campaign platform he found problematic.

“Think about what he said about China, about giving health care to illegal aliens, raising middle-class taxes, and eliminating oil and natural gas,” he said. “The flip-flopping and the apologizing — it’s insane.”

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In the past, Biden made two previous attempts at running for president.

In 1988, he ran unsuccessfully in a primary that was ultimately won by then-Massachusetts Gov. Michael Dukakis. In 2008 he ran again but the Democratic Party nomination ultimately went to then-Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., who chose Biden as his running mate.

Earlier Thursday, former Obama adviser David Axelrod claimed the report of a scaled-back campaign schedule was a troubling development for the ex-vice president.

“This is bad advice. You can’t cloister the candidate and win,” Axelrod tweeted.

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Democrats protest Trump ahead of, and during, his NH rally

While President Trump was in New Hampshire’s largest arena on Thursday – holding his first campaign rally in this key battleground state since the eve of the 2016 election — Democrats were outside, offering a counterpoint to him and his policies.

A couple of hundred demonstrators gathered yards from the Southern New Hampshire University Arena were chanting, “Hey, hey, ho, ho. Donald Trump has got to go.”

In the crowd was Jennifer Buck of Webster.

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Anti-Donald Trump protests outside of the Southern New Hampshire University Arena in Manchester, NH, ahead of the president’s rally, on Thursday August 15, 2019

“I can stand this man anymore. I can’t stand what he’s doing to our country,” Webster told Fox News. “I can’t stand that he’s a white supremacist. He’s an embarrassment to the United States.”

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The counter-rally was organized by the New Hampshire Democratic Party and a number of state-based progressive groups.

State party communications director Holly Shulman stressed that “Trump’s failures and broken promises have made things worse for Granite State families, and we must stop him from being reelected.”

The party also went up with a sign on an electronic billboard a block from the arena that read, “In 938 days, Donald Trump Has Lied 12,019 Times.”

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At a restaurant a few blocks north of the arena, New Hampshire campaign staff, volunteers and supporters of former Vice President Joe Biden held a  “response rally,” which they called “Stand Up to Hate.”

The campaign of former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke dropped a large banner at its state campaign headquarters – just a couple of blocks south of the arena, that read, “Hate is not welcome here.”

Trump’s rally was his first since the recent mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio. Democrats — and even some Republicans — have sought to blame the president’s divisive rhetoric on race and immigration that he’s used on Twitter and at campaign rallies as a contributing factor in the El Paso massacre in particular.

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Last week, the New Hampshire campaign state director for Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey urged the president to cancel the rally, saying the event would further “threaten Americans’ safety.”

On Thursday morning, Trump dismissed such criticism, saying in a local radio interview that “it’s become a soundbite. That’s what they want to do.”

Waiting to get into the arena hours before the president’s arrival: a throng of Trump supporters, mostly from New Hampshire and Massachusetts.

Rebecca Putnam of Falmouth, Mass., declared: “I’m half-black and I have no issues with what he’s doing. I don’t believe that he’s against people. I think that he’s right that if folks are going to come here and they’re going to be here, that they shouldn’t be sucking off our government subsidies.”

Putnam, who said she’s a small business owner, emphasized, “I believe that he’s making the economy better and increasing the jobs.”

Sabastian Agapite – who was wearing a VIP badge – made the drive from Cape Cod.

“It’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet the president. I’m a big supporter,” he noted.

Trump’s crushing victory over his GOP rivals in New Hampshire’s first-in-the-nation presidential primary in February of 2016 launched him toward winning the Republican presidential nomination, and eventually, the White House.

But Trump lost New Hampshire to Hillary Clinton in the 2016 general election by less than 3,000 votes. This time around, he’s looking to take the state.

The president arrived in the state with his approval rating remaining underwater. A University of New Hampshire poll released earlier this week indicated the president had 42 percent approval and 53 percent disapproval in the state. More importantly, he stood at just 40 percent approval among independent or undeclared voters, who make up around two-fifths of the state’s electorate.

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Near the top of his rally, Trump dismissed such polls, asking, “I’m tied with the Democrats in New Hampshire?”

He answered his own question, saying, “I don’t think so.”

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Harry Reid says he wishes Al Franken would run for office again

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Former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has said he would like his former colleague Al Franken to run for public office again, fewer than two years after Franken resigned from the Senate over allegations of sexual misconduct.

“I wish he would,” Reid said of Franken in an interview with The Daily Beast. “But I don’t think he will. He just feels hurt. And he was a good senator.”

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Reid expressed solidarity with the Minnesota Democrat who left office after several women came forward accusing the lawmaker of inappropriate touching, saying: “He got a bad deal.”

Several Democratic lawmakers have shared Reid’s sentiment in recent months, including Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., who claimed Franken was “railroaded” in a recent article published by the New Yorker.

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“I made a mistake,” Udall said. “I started having second thoughts shortly after he stepped down. He had the right to be heard by an independent investigative body. I’ve heard from people around my state, and around the country, saying that they think he got railroaded. It doesn’t seem fair. I’m a lawyer. I really believe in due process.”

One person who doesn’t regret spearheading Franken’s ouster is 2020 presidential candidate Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y.

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“I could have told those seven senators and any of the senators — the 35 senators who came out against him — that there is no prize for someone who tries to hold accountable a powerful man who is good at his day job,” Gillibrand said last month. “But we should have the courage to do it anyway. So no, I do not have any regrets.”

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Democrats reaching out to religious voters: ‘I never hear any of that from Republicans’

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Democrats are not ceding the religious vote to Republicans.

Last week, presidential candidate Sen. Cory Booker unabashedly quoted from the New Testament during an appearance at Emmanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C. He said, “Galatians 6:7 reads, ‘Do not be deceived, God is not mocked.'”

A few weeks ago, South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete Buttigieg proudly proclaimed, “I am walking the way of a religious progressive.”

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Both candidates have reportedly hired faith advisors for their presidential campaigns as Democrats work to appeal to a different kind of faith voter.

Michael Wear,  author of “Reclaiming Hope” and a former faith advisor to President Barack Obama, said, “Some candidates are going to do better among some slices of religious America than others, and I think that’s a healthy thing. It shows that these candidates are running with a level of authenticity to who they are and what their approach to the campaign is.”

In 2016, the evangelical vote helped Donald Trump win the White House. About 80 percent of white evangelicals voted for him. And while the Republicans have cornered the religious market on pro-life issues and traditional marriage, Pastor Jim Wallis, founder of Sojourners magazine and a political activist, said there are other faith issues Democrats can claim.

“The Bible has 2,000 verses about the poor—2,000 verses,” he said. “I never hear any of that from Republicans. Never, ever.”

But conservatives like Tony Perkins, of the Family Research Council, point to Democrats’ support of a bill in Congress that he said emphasizes LGBTQ and abortion rights at the expense of individuals’ religious freedoms. Called HR 3222, the bill, he said, renders powerless the 25-year-old Religious Freedom Restoration Act.

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“Back in 1993, when it was passed and signed by President Bill Clinton, it was unanimously adopted. I think it was a couple of votes against it, that was it,” Perkins said. “Republican, Democrat, independent supported it. But now, in this age of this new human sexuality, the advancement of abortion rights, the influence of Planned Parenthood on Democratic party they…want to kill RFRA. They want to gut it.”

Perkins sees this bill as a huge stumbling block for Democrats in reaching out to religious voters.

“People who follow the Bible, that believe the Bible gives direction to our lives, are not going to be deceived by the rhetoric,” Perkins said. “They’re going to look at the record.”

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But Wear, who hosts a podcast on faith and politics called Faith 2020, said, “I think what we’re seeing is America’s a very diverse country religiously, and that different religious groups sort of relate to politics in different ways. I think it’s incumbent on all politicians speaking as a Democrat, it’s incumbent on the Democratic party, to reach out to every religious community in America and make the best case that we can for their votes. I hope the Democratic candidates do that in 2020.”

But if there is one thing that both religious liberals and conservatives agree on, regardless of who wins or loses, who’s ahead or behind in the polls: God does not belong to any political party.

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Chris Plante: Tom Steyer may make next Dem debate, but appears ‘antithetical’ to party doctrine

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Billionaire Tom Steyer hopes to make September’s Democratic presidential debates, but his history is antithetical to current party orthodoxy, according to Chris Plante.

Steyer, a New York native who founded San Francisco hedge fund Farallon Capital, invested in two major industries many Democratic leaders find problematic, the conservative radio host claimed Tuesday on “Tucker Carlson Tonight.”

“This is all such a horrible cable television show at this point,” he said of the Democrats’ 2020 field. “Tom Steyer is a San Francisco billionaire hedge fund manager who made piles of money on coal and coal mines, and on private prisons. I think this guy is supposed to be the antithesis of everything today’s Democratic Party represents.”

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Plante said Steyer has spent large sums in support of his own candidacy over the past several months — including millions on Facebook and television ads and tens of millions on his “Need to Impeach” initiative.

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The commentator said Steyer has reportedly met the 130,000-donor threshold to make the next debates, but may yet need to reach the polling percentage requirement.

“Isn’t he everything that the Democrats hate?” he asked.

“He should really just buy Gallup,” he added.

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In recent remarks played by host Mark Steyn, Steyer demanded that President Trump be impeached and called him a racist.

“For two years, we’ve been saying ‘impeach this man’ and get him out of office, because he’s broken the law, because he’s met the criteria for impeachment and because he’s a racist. That’s always been in the background. You never see one cockroach with Donald Trump — all the cockroaches are there,” Steyer said.

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Tarlov: Biden doing best job of all 2020 Democrats at courting Trump voters

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Former Vice President Joe Biden is doing the best job of all the 2020 Democratic contenders in terms of courting Trump voters, according to former Democratic strategist Jessica Tarlov.

President Trump is also in danger of alienating white suburban women as a voting bloc — which he needs on his side to repeat 2016’s victory, Tarlov claimed Monday on “The Daily Briefing.”

“The person who is doing that the best is Joe Biden, who is the front-runner right now,” she said of the candidate’s ability to endear himself to Trump supporters.

“He has made it specific policy to court Trump voters who might have been former Democrats or just moderates who made that decision.”

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Tarlov said the former Delaware senator’s statements on the campaign trail have been to potentially welcome those voters back to the Democratic side.

“They just made a bad decision in 2016, let’s welcome them back into the tent for 2020,” she said, characterizing her view of Biden’s tactic.

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Regarding Trump as a candidate, Tarlov claimed it is acceptable to criticize the president when he engages in allegedly incendiary behavior.

“I think ‘send her back’ is a racist trope that no one should engage in,” she said, referring to a chant started by rallygoers at a Greenville, N.C., campaign event in July and apparently referring to a Democratic congresswoman.

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She also pointed to a voting bloc the president needs in order to ensure victory.

“There are key demographics that President Trump needs to win this — namely white suburban women,” she said.

“In 2018 those women came out for Democrats. Looking at the polling right now, they’re going to do that again.”

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Justin Haskins: In 2020, socialism could flip Minnesota — and the election — to Trump

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Almost no one expected Donald Trump to win the 2016 presidential election, but his campaign’s strategy to focus on disaffected Midwest voters long abandoned by the Democratic Party leadership paid off in a big way. A majority of voters in Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and, perhaps most surprisingly, Wisconsin, all pulled the lever in favor of Trump.

To win a second term, Trump is going to need a similar level of success in the Midwest, and it looks as though Minnesota, which has long been thought of as an iron-clad Democratic stronghold, could be a big part of his 2020 strategy — and for good reason.

Without Minnesota, the Democratic presidential candidate — regardless of who wins the primary race — would face a nearly insurmountable uphill battle. For example, even if the Democratic challenger were to flip Michigan and Pennsylvania to his or her side, it still wouldn’t be enough to win if Trump were to hold every other state he captured in 2020 and wins in Minnesota. Winning Minnesota would also mean that Trump could lose Florida and Arizona — two states he won in 2016 — and still end up with more than the required 270 electoral votes.

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Of course, beating the Democratic challenger in Minnesota is easier said than done. No Republican presidential candidate has won in Minnesota since Richard Nixon in 1972.

But Trump is not a “normal” Republican. He only lost Minnesota by a little more than 40,000 votes in 2016. Mitt Romney lost by more than 200,000.

And that only tells part of the story.

Many Republicans concerned about Trump voted for Libertarian Gary Johnson, who received more than 112,000 votes, or conservative Trump critic Evan McMullin, who garnered more than 53,000 votes. It’s unlikely similar candidates will get the same level of support in 2020, which means Trump should have a better shot in Minnesota than he did in 2016.

Trump also dramatically outperformed other Republicans running for statewide offices in 2012, 2014 and 2018.

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There’s another great reason to believe Trump has a good shot of winning Minnesota: Democrats are increasingly moving away from the policies swing voters in the state have long valued in favor of radical progressivism and even socialism. Democrats have moved so far to the left during the current election cycle that it’s becoming difficult to tell the difference between their party’s platform and the platform of the Democratic Socialists of America.

Democrats no longer represent the party of John F. Kennedy or Bill Clinton. If Minnesota’s more moderate Democrats realize that, it could mean huge trouble for whomever the party’s left-wing base chooses to face off against Trump. And there’s a great reason to believe they will take notice thanks in part to freshman Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar.

Democrats no longer represent the party of John F. Kennedy or Bill Clinton. If Minnesota’s more moderate Democrats realize that, it could mean huge trouble for whomever the party’s left-wing base chooses to face off against Trump.

To say Omar has had an absolutely disastrous first term in office would be an understatement. Not only has she been plagued by questions about potential violations of campaign finance rules and immigration laws and remarks some have deemed to be anti-Semitic, she has also routinely advocated for some of the most radical, socialistic policies offered in decades — including “Medicare-for-All,” the “cancellation” of all student loan debt, and the craziest proposal of all: the Green New Deal.

The Green New Deal, the brainchild of fellow socialist radical New York Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, would destroy millions of jobs by completely eliminating the fossil-fuel industry — almost overnight — and forcing people to purchase much more expensive renewable energy. It would also impose other socialist schemes, including basic income programs, a federal jobs guarantee, single-payer health care, a slew of “social justice” programs, and a whole new system of publicly-owned banks.

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This radical socialist proposal might be a popular idea among elites in parts of the Northeast and on the West Coast, but it isn’t the sort of thing middle-of-the-road Democrats have historically backed in the heart of the Midwest.

Earlier in 2019, left-wing Democrats attempted to pass a 100 percent renewable energy mandate, which energy providers in the state would have been forced to comply with by 2050. The destruction of the fossil-fuel industry would be particularly disastrous for Minnesotans. The Center of the American Experiment estimates just a 50 percent renewable energy requirement would cost the state more than $80 billion and nearly 21,000 lost jobs.

Despite a massive campaign, the mandate failed on a bipartisan basis in the state’s Senate after Minnesotans, thanks in large part to the work of groups like the Center of the American Experiment, realized just how crushing the new law would be.

Such radical policies, mixed with Omar’s far-left views on immigration and her close relationship with socialists like Ocasio-Cortez, have led to a dramatic decline in her popularity nationally and among swing voters, the very people likely to decide the 2020 race in Minnesota and the rest of the Midwest.

A July Economist/YouGov poll found that only 25% of Americans said they have a favorable view of Omar, and an internal Democratic poll of likely swing voters — white voters with two years or less of college education — showed just 9 percent support for Omar. Yes, you read that correctly: 9%. This is particularly interesting because, like most states in the Midwest, Minnesota has more non-college-educated white swing voters than many other regions.

By the way, the same survey of likely swing voters also found support for socialism is just 18 percent, another good sign for Trump.

Omar won her far-left congressional district in 2018 by more than 50 percentage points, earning more than 78% of the vote, so it’s unlikely she’s in any danger of losing her seat in 2020. However, Minnesota-based media reports have suggested her antics have raised doubts among some voters in the state, although by just how much remains to be seen.

Democrats might point to preliminary 2020 polling that shows Trump’s approval rating among Minnesotans isn’t high as proof that he is likely to lose the state again, but it’s important to remember pollsters performed terribly in 2016 in the Midwest.

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For example, the two final surveys conducted in Minnesota prior to the 2016 election (according to Real Clear Politics) showed Trump losing by an average of 9 percentage points. He ended up losing by less than 2. Similarly, the final survey conducted in Wisconsin predicted Trump would lose by 8 percentage points. He won the state.

If Trump can paint the 2020 election as a choice between his economic achievements — Minnesota now has the 14th best unemployment rate in the nation — and the radical socialism of Ilhan Omar, it’s very possible Democrats could be in for another very rough election night.

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Justin Haskins: In 2020, socialism could flip Minnesota — and the election — to Trump

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Almost no one expected Donald Trump to win the 2016 presidential election, but his campaign’s strategy to focus on disaffected Midwest voters long abandoned by the Democratic Party leadership paid off in a big way. A majority of voters in Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and, perhaps most surprisingly, Wisconsin, all pulled the lever in favor of Trump.

To win a second term, Trump is going to need a similar level of success in the Midwest, and it looks as though Minnesota, which has long been thought of as an iron-clad Democratic stronghold, could be a big part of his 2020 strategy — and for good reason.

Without Minnesota, the Democratic presidential candidate — regardless of who wins the primary race — would face a nearly insurmountable uphill battle. For example, even if the Democratic challenger were to flip Michigan and Pennsylvania to his or her side, it still wouldn’t be enough to win if Trump were to hold every other state he captured in 2020 and wins in Minnesota. Winning Minnesota would also mean that Trump could lose Florida and Arizona — two states he won in 2016 — and still end up with more than the required 270 electoral votes.

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Of course, beating the Democratic challenger in Minnesota is easier said than done. No Republican presidential candidate has won in Minnesota since Richard Nixon in 1972.

But Trump is not a “normal” Republican. He only lost Minnesota by a little more than 40,000 votes in 2016. Mitt Romney lost by more than 200,000.

And that only tells part of the story.

Many Republicans concerned about Trump voted for Libertarian Gary Johnson, who received more than 112,000 votes, or conservative Trump critic Evan McMullin, who garnered more than 53,000 votes. It’s unlikely similar candidates will get the same level of support in 2020, which means Trump should have a better shot in Minnesota than he did in 2016.

Trump also dramatically outperformed other Republicans running for statewide offices in 2012, 2014 and 2018.

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There’s another great reason to believe Trump has a good shot of winning Minnesota: Democrats are increasingly moving away from the policies swing voters in the state have long valued in favor of radical progressivism and even socialism. Democrats have moved so far to the left during the current election cycle that it’s becoming difficult to tell the difference between their party’s platform and the platform of the Democratic Socialists of America.

Democrats no longer represent the party of John F. Kennedy or Bill Clinton. If Minnesota’s more moderate Democrats realize that, it could mean huge trouble for whomever the party’s left-wing base chooses to face off against Trump. And there’s a great reason to believe they will take notice thanks in part to freshman Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar.

Democrats no longer represent the party of John F. Kennedy or Bill Clinton. If Minnesota’s more moderate Democrats realize that, it could mean huge trouble for whomever the party’s left-wing base chooses to face off against Trump.

To say Omar has had an absolutely disastrous first term in office would be an understatement. Not only has she been plagued by questions about potential violations of campaign finance rules and immigration laws and remarks some have deemed to be anti-Semitic, she has also routinely advocated for some of the most radical, socialistic policies offered in decades — including “Medicare-for-All,” the “cancellation” of all student loan debt, and the craziest proposal of all: the Green New Deal.

The Green New Deal, the brainchild of fellow socialist radical New York Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, would destroy millions of jobs by completely eliminating the fossil-fuel industry — almost overnight — and forcing people to purchase much more expensive renewable energy. It would also impose other socialist schemes, including basic income programs, a federal jobs guarantee, single-payer health care, a slew of “social justice” programs, and a whole new system of publicly-owned banks.

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This radical socialist proposal might be a popular idea among elites in parts of the Northeast and on the West Coast, but it isn’t the sort of thing middle-of-the-road Democrats have historically backed in the heart of the Midwest.

Earlier in 2019, left-wing Democrats attempted to pass a 100 percent renewable energy mandate, which energy providers in the state would have been forced to comply with by 2050. The destruction of the fossil-fuel industry would be particularly disastrous for Minnesotans. The Center of the American Experiment estimates just a 50 percent renewable energy requirement would cost the state more than $80 billion and nearly 21,000 lost jobs.

Despite a massive campaign, the mandate failed on a bipartisan basis in the state’s Senate after Minnesotans, thanks in large part to the work of groups like the Center of the American Experiment, realized just how crushing the new law would be.

Such radical policies, mixed with Omar’s far-left views on immigration and her close relationship with socialists like Ocasio-Cortez, have led to a dramatic decline in her popularity nationally and among swing voters, the very people likely to decide the 2020 race in Minnesota and the rest of the Midwest.

A July Economist/YouGov poll found that only 25% of Americans said they have a favorable view of Omar, and an internal Democratic poll of likely swing voters — white voters with two years or less of college education — showed just 9 percent support for Omar. Yes, you read that correctly: 9%. This is particularly interesting because, like most states in the Midwest, Minnesota has more non-college-educated white swing voters than many other regions.

By the way, the same survey of likely swing voters also found support for socialism is just 18 percent, another good sign for Trump.

Omar won her far-left congressional district in 2018 by more than 50 percentage points, earning more than 78% of the vote, so it’s unlikely she’s in any danger of losing her seat in 2020. However, Minnesota-based media reports have suggested her antics have raised doubts among some voters in the state, although by just how much remains to be seen.

Democrats might point to preliminary 2020 polling that shows Trump’s approval rating among Minnesotans isn’t high as proof that he is likely to lose the state again, but it’s important to remember pollsters performed terribly in 2016 in the Midwest.

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For example, the two final surveys conducted in Minnesota prior to the 2016 election (according to Real Clear Politics) showed Trump losing by an average of 9 percentage points. He ended up losing by less than 2. Similarly, the final survey conducted in Wisconsin predicted Trump would lose by 8 percentage points. He won the state.

If Trump can paint the 2020 election as a choice between his economic achievements — Minnesota now has the 14th best unemployment rate in the nation — and the radical socialism of Ilhan Omar, it’s very possible Democrats could be in for another very rough election night.

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