So Many Dems Called Into C-SPAN to Support Trump that Network Had to Change Its Protocol
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While I’ve said before that elections should never be taken for granted the way Hillary Clinton took hers in 2016, it’s beginning to look an awful lot like President Donald Trump may be cruising for Reaganesque-like reelection victory.
Oh, Trump won’t win states like California, New York, Illinois, Oregon and Washington, or the majority of east coast blue zones. But it’s very possible, based on new polling from reliable sources, as well as a ton of anecdotal evidence, that he’ll substantively bolster his overall vote tally this time around.
On Saturday we noted that several lifetime Democratic mayors in the new battleground state of Minnesota have openly pledged their support for the president in November. The reason? Not only does Trump have the better, more upbeat message with a history of delivering on his promises, but the Democratic Party has moved to the Left of Stalin.
"We didn’t choose to leave the Democratic Party, the party left us," they wrote in an open letter.
Now we learn that C-SPAN was forced to change its call-in protocol after so many Democrats dialed in to a morning post-Republican convention show to say they were casting a ballot for him in November.
C-SPAN changed their open phone line labels after an overwhelming number of Democratic viewers called on Wednesday night proclaiming their support for President Donald Trump in the upcoming election.
Before the Republican National Convention, C-SPAN’s open phone lines were labeled as open for “Democrats,” “Republicans,” and “Other” viewers to call into and share their opinions on-air. After Trump’s acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention, however, C-SPAN received an influx of callers who identified as Democrat but said they would be voting for Trump in November.
Due to the increasing nature of these calls, the network adjusted the phone lines to encompass those who “Support Trump,” “Support Biden,” and “Support Others.”
"So many Democrats have called into C-SPAN supporting President Trump this week during #RNC2020 that C-SPAN literally changed their call-in structure tonight to make it more even," Andrew Clark, the Trump 2020 rapid response director.
“I’m a longtime Democrat, born and raised … After watching tonight … I have made up my mind. I am definitely gonna vote for Donald Trump,” said one of the scores of voters who called in.
“The DNC—I turned off…they didn’t name any policies; it was just depression … I’m voting for Trump,” another caller stated.
“[President Trump] is fighting for Americans … I used to be a Democrat…I’ve switched completely—I’m now Republican, voting Republican all the way. No more Democrat for me,” said another.
What’s more, the president appears to be making inroads into the black community, according to Kimberly Klacik, a 38-year-old black Baltimore resident running for Congress.
In an interview with Fox News' Maria Bartiromo Sunday, Klacik said black voters “are definitely listening” to President Trump’s message “and it is resonating."
So yes, while a lot of this is anecdotal, there is more examples like these coming daily now. And hopefully, Trump’s brand of Republicanism is rubbing off on the slate of GOP candidates and incumbents so the party can keep the Senate and recapture the House.