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AP News: "Our House Is On Fire: Suburban Women Lead Charge vs. Trump"

Goldman spends every day door knocking for Democrats in Oakland County, Michigan, an affluent Detroit suburb. She feels responsible for the country's future: Trump won Michigan in 2016 by 10,700 votes and that helped usher him into the White House. Goldman believes people like her -- suburban white women -- could deliver the country from another four years of chaos.

For many of those women, the past four years have meant frustration, anger and activism -- a political awakening that powered women's marches, the #MeToo movement and the victories of record numbers of female candidates in 2018. That energy has helped create the widest gender gap -- the political divide between men and women -- in recent history. And it has started to show up in early voting as women are casting their ballots earlier than men. In Michigan, women have cast nearly 56% of the early vote so far, and 68% of those were Democrats, according to the voting data firm L2.

Trump and state wide Republicans cannot win without suburban white women.  Democrats are expected to win more House seats due to that bloc switching their vote.

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre

by ATinNM on Mon Oct 19th, 2020 at 06:00:08 PM EST
Especially as women have a higher propensity to vote...

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Mon Oct 19th, 2020 at 06:27:10 PM EST
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They also can't win if Biden's going to pull 39% of non-college whites and win seniors.

I think the suburban wine moms are obviously an important part of the story, but I also think they're more important to places like Georgia and Texas than to (say) Wisconsin, and so are over-emphasized.

Biden's strength is pretty broad relative to Clinton, seemingly.

Be nice to America. Or we'll bring democracy to your country.

by Drew J Jones (pedobear@pennstatefootball.com) on Mon Oct 19th, 2020 at 08:06:46 PM EST
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