At the beginning of October, donald trump He welcomed a handful of Republican allies to his Manhattan tower with an urgent message: they are going to want to steal the elections mid-term and we have to confront them to stop this. Specially in Pennsylvania Y Georgia. Trump has been obsessed with those two states since the 2020 presidential elections because he believes that it was there that the Democrats “rigged” the results and “stole” his re-election.
The meeting was attended by his former officials such as the close Michael Caputo, several lawyers from the most expensive law firms on the planet and even CIA agent Sam Faddis, which put together an intelligence team to monitor the process. Many other “hawks” were added and today there are dozens of teams of lawyers and spies working in at least ten states to make sure their candidates win by hook or by crook.
To confront them, in addition to lawyers, the Democrats brought to the court what continues to be their most convening figure, former president barack obama. He spent the week touring the states where his party’s candidates are most committed. And he repeated that “there is no place for voter intimidation or political violence in America, whether directed at Democrats or Republicans … There is no place, period.” President Joe Biden he propped it up during his own appearances. “You can’t love your country only when you win,” Biden said in his speech at Washington‘s Union Station, warning that candidates who refuse to accept next Tuesday’s results could put the nation in a “road to chaos”.
And it is that the tuesday 8 the control of Congress and some key governorships is settled. They are at stake 435 seats in the House of Representatives, one-third of the Senate (35 out of 100) and governorates of 36 statesin which there are five –Wisconsin, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Georgia, and Arizona– highly disputed and that in the last elections passed from Republican hands to Democrats. It is in these states that Trump and his supporters MAGA (Make America Great Again) where they put the spotlight. Also where Obama went out to confront them.
Trumpist Republicans are preparing for an aggressive campaign through the media and networks in all scenarios in which the vote is disputed and on election night it is difficult to declare a clear winner. Do what Trump himself did when the result of the 2020 presidential elections was still far from being defined: “Frankly, we have won these elections”he told the global press and all his followers believed him.
In Pennsylvania, Trump supports Mehmed Oz as a candidate for the Senate and this Saturday he will be at a campaign event in the city of Latrobe. A risky move for Oz who in recent days tried to detach himself from Trump’s accusations of fraud. It may be a point for Democrats who have been trying to turn the Senate battle into a referendum on Trump. Oz wanted to project a moderate image in his race against the Democratic lieutenant governor John Fettermanbut the candidate for governor will also be on stage Doug Mastriano who is a fervent Trump supporter. In this senatorial race, Trump sees a possible rehearsal for a tight election with him as a presidential candidate in 2024.
Trump won Pennsylvania in 2016 and then lost it to Biden in 2020 by more than 80,000 votes, and if the two candidates meet again in 2024, fine. could be the state that determines who will be the next president.
Biden and Obama will also be at events in Pennsylvania this Saturday. The president has already visited that state nine times so far this year. They understand that it is there where one of the transcendental contests to see who rules the senate and how the forces in Washington will be constituted in the next two years. For now, the polls show a tie between Oz and Fetterman. The gubernatorial thing would seem to be on the Democratic side. While Millions have already voted. of people in Philadelphia and the state’s larger communities with a record turnout expected Tuesday.
Obama not only attends the events, but also recorded in recent days more than twenty television commercials for the democrats and the campaign committees of the party, and several more are announced for these three days that are missing. “This is going to be a very close race, and we cannot afford to be wrong,” Obama said in an announcement to support Chery Beasley, the Democratic candidate for Senate in North Carolina. Obama was last Friday in Atlanta where he had an exceptional call. Democratic Representative Nikema Williams, who is also chair of the Georgia Democratic Party, said the former president “has a unique ability to motivate and defend Democrats. Many people here call it your usual president”.
Georgia was key in 2020, Joe Biden won the electoral votes that secured him the presidency and the Democrats Jon Osoff Y Raphael Warnock they won the two elections to the Senate and assured the majority in the Legislative to the Democrats. On November 8, Raphael Warbnok faces former American football player Herschel-Walker, pupil of Donald Trump. The election remains close, but Walker, who declares himself “pro-life” and defends conservative values, was accused in recent days by two women of force them to abort after getting them pregnant. The gubernatorial election between the Democratic candidate Stacey Abrams and the current governor Brian Kemp It is another highly watched race, taking into account the media weight of Abrams, who did not recognize the results of the last election when he lost by 55,000 votes. To win this time, Stacy Abrams would be the first African American woman in the history of the United States to be governor of a state.
In Georgia, it is feared that Trumpism is going to judicialize the gubernatorial vote to stop Abrams in any way. And that is the same thing that is happening in all battleground states. More than 100 candidates for the midterm elections are linked to extremist organizations in the United States, according to the Anti-Defamination League’s Center on Extremism. And a Washington Post study showed that 200 Republican candidates fervently believe that Trump was robbed of the election two years ago and that they, too, are now going to be victims of the fraud. The Congressional Investigation Committee and mathematics proved that all this is a lie. Biden legitimately won the election without question.
“We have our differences of opinion and that is what is supposed to happen, but there is something else at stake: democracy itself. I’m not the only one who sees it. Recent polls have shown that an overwhelming majority of Americans believe that our democracy is at risk that our democracy is under threat,” Biden warned in a significant speech from Washington. And he attacked the preamble of the Constitution and the electoral situation: “We, the people, must decide if we will have fair and free elections and if every vote counts. We, the people, must decide if we are going to sustain a republic, where reality is accepted, the law is obeyed and your vote is truly sacred. We the people must decide whether the rule of law prevails or whether the dark forces thirsty for power that they put themselves ahead of the principles that have guided us for a long time”.
Trump’s close ally and leader of the Republicans in the Senate, Mitch McConnell, came out to answer on Twitter: “President Biden is desperate to change the subject of inflation, crime and open borders. He now claims that democracy only works if his party wins. What nonsense. Americans don’t believe it. Ask yourself how the last two years have affected your family, and then get out and vote.”
In the middle a very worrying fact emerged, wisconsin state police represented by the so-called Fraternal Order gave its absolute support for all 13 Republican candidates of the state. It is not something exceptional, for decades the police have expressed their preferences in some states about candidates who could be “stronger advocates of law enforcement”. But in general they are nonpartisan and balanced. Wisconsin police officers now believe that only Republicans will be firm on security issues and even support several candidates who lived through the attack on the Capitol on January 6, 2020 despite the fact that a police officer was killed there and several others were killed. wounded.
In this climate of confrontation and clashes is that these elections are being held that are marked more by the past than by what is to come, with a retired former president, a billionaire who wants to return at all costs and a 79-year-old president with low approval ratings as the main figures of the campaign.
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