Last week, former President Donald Trump’s campaign for reelection in 2024 received more encouraging news, despite the Justice Department’s efforts to indict him in conjunction with his chief opponent.
Trump is “better positioned” to win a crucial battleground state in 2019 than he was in 2020, according to a former Republican senatorial candidate.
Before Trump’s event in Erie, Pennsylvania, Sean Parnell, a former Pennsylvania Republican Senate candidate, told Breitbart News that the GOP is closing the voter registration disparity with Democrats in the state, making the former president’s path to victory easier than it was two years ago.
Breitbart reported that according to the Pennsylvania Administration of Voter Registration 2022 Annual Report, Republicans have registered more voters while Democrats have lost voters.
“Since 2018, the number of voters registered as members of the Democratic Party decreased, the number of voters registered as members of the Republican Party increased, and the number of voters who chose to be unaffiliated or registered with a non-major party increased. Voter roll numbers adjusted unevenly across the Commonwealth; the net changes ranged from a registrant increase of 2.76% in Chester County to a registrant decrease of 9.60% in Indiana County,” Breitbart added.
“The state, technically, by the numbers, is trending more Republican,” Parnell noted in the interview. “One could make the argument that, Pennsylvania, in 2024, will be more favorable for President Trump than it was in 2020.”
The former Senate candidate added that Trump has formally endorsed the Republican National Committee’s (RNC) “Bank Your Vote” initiative, which encourages GOP voters to submit ballots early.
Trump outlined his justification in a video, saying,“This must change for us to win in 2024. We may not like the current system, but we need to master the rules and beat the Democrats at their own game, and then we can make our own rules. Republicans must get tougher and fight harder to cast our votes and get our ballots turned in earlier so Democrats can’t rig the polls against us on election day. We cannot let that happen. They rigged the election in 2020—we cannot let that happen in 2024.”
While some independent investigators claimed to have discovered substantial evidence of vote fraud, a number of cases presented to state and federal courts contradicted their claims.
Trump, however, was “better positioned to win Pennsylvania today than he was in 2020,” Parnell reiterated. There is hope, so never surrender.
Trump won Pennsylvania in 2016 by a margin of 44,292 votes, or 0.72 percent, out of more than 6,000,000 total votes cast. Joe Biden, the incumbent president, won the state by 80,555 ballots in 2020.
Earlier this month, Echelon Insights data revealed that the former president was polling higher than Biden in many of the most crucial swing states.
According to the Washington Examiner, the survey “found that 48% of respondents in swing states would probably or definitely vote for Trump, compared to just 41% for Biden. Though Biden is narrowly favored overall by likely voters, with 43% favoring him compared to 42% for Trump, the Republican front-runner could win 270 Electoral College votes by seizing the swing states.”
In addition, Biden’s grasp on the popular vote is uncertain when Green Party rival Cornel West is considered. According to the poll, West could win over a substantial number of Biden’s left-leaning supporters, possibly enough to swing the election in Trump’s favor.
“When taking West into consideration, Biden’s share of the vote drops to 42%, with West taking 4% of the vote. Trump emerges triumphant with 43% of the vote,” the Examiner added. “Trump’s lead in swing states is further solidified when West is involved as well. Trump’s share remains at 48%, while Biden’s drops to 40%.”