Trump Puts Southwest U.S. at Risk Due to Comments Made
Once an important swing state for presidential elections, the state of Colorado is now close to becoming a strong state for Democrats. Donald Trump could have helped make the last push for it to become Democratic.
Trump’s negative words relating to Mexicans, disparaging comments about weak campaign organization and women have punctuated the shift of the state from a close battleground to one that is now Democratic-friendly.
For just the first time in over 20 years, more voters are registered as Democrats than as Republicans, say election officials.
Trump has turned off as many key groups of voters as there are in Colorado, said former chairman of the Colorado Republican Party Dick Wadhams.
He believes that Trump is having his problems in Colorado.
It is not only Colorado. The inflammatory rhetoric by Trump and his weak campaign setup could help to ensure that the always competitive states of New Mexico and Nevada are won by Democrats as well.
This all matters to Trump, as he cannot win the necessary 270 electoral votes that are needed to win the presidency without first winning some states that supported Obama during the past two elections.
The three states in the Southwest, which combined represent 21 electoral votes, could have given Republicans some hope as all three supported George W. Bush in 2004.
However, Trump has not and likely will not make the push for the three states that Hillary Clinton will likely do. For the first time he appeared in Colorado last Friday.
On Wednesday, Clinton was in Colorado for the fifth time proposing a deferment of college loan payments for graduates who open their own businesses.
It was a move that was aimed at convincing young voters to support her as many had supported Bernie Sanders who defeated Clinton in the Colorado caucuses held in March.
Hillary has ground she must make up said the man who ran the winning Colorado campaign in 2012 for President Obama, but compared to Mr. Trump, Hillary is in a much better place, he added.
Clinton’s campaign in Colorado is spending over $2.3 million on advertising from July through election day on television. While a group in support of Clinton called Priorities USA will spend $13.5 million.
In Nevada, Clinton will spend $2 million while Priorities USA will spend $10.4 million.
Neither trump nor any of the super PACs that support him have advertising time reserved in either state.