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Daily Share: Trump Needs 5 States to Beat Democrats, So It’s Time to Mobilize

Donald Trump in all his glory.

America, it’s time to get this shit right. We may not see our first Democratic Socialist President this year, but we can still avoid a racist, sexist, fascist leader.

USA Today reports that Democrats need to stay strong within five particular states:

Arizona (11 electoral votes):

Call your cousins.  Call everyone that has every been insulted by Trump’s racist (among other things) statements against Latinos. If Trump wants to build a wall to keep all of the “rapists” and “murderers” out of America, it’s going to be a pretty weird looking wall. Considering 52 percent of convicted rapists are white, you are much less likely to be sexually assaulted by a person of color. Clinton has a small lead in Arizona, even though they have voted Republican in the last six elections.  Let’s keep the momentum going.

North Carolina (15 electoral votes):

Get your shit together. It’s time to rally the troops. North Carolina can go either way in terms of liberal or conservative votes — Obama won the state in 2008, but lost it in 2012. The Clintons have been lobbying hard for this state with lots of recent visits, but that is not going to be enough.  The sizeable African American, Asian and Latinx populations need to show up at the polls. Trump says he “has a great relationship with the blacks,” which is, like, totally not racist and, like, totally something that “normal” people say. Let’s prove him wrong.

Florida (29 electoral votes):

Don’t fuck it up.  Seriously. I am going to get real editorial here for a second: I’m expecting every single one of my (actual) kin in Florida to get it together.  Y’all are either broke as shit or recently monied and you need to vote accordingly. We should not have to rely on our bastion of sense in South Florida — the snowbirds from the Northeast who typically vote Democrat. Out the six most recent elections, Florida went to the Democrats in three and Republicans in the other three. Florida seems to like Trump, too. He has a massive estate in Palm Beach and ousted Jeb! and Marco Rubio from the election, dominating their own state. GET ORGANIZED! Clinton is only leading by 2.2 points and needs a wider margin in this swing state.

Ohio (18 electoral votes):

All candidates lean incredibly hard on Ohio because it has voted for the winner during every election since 1960. Trump lost Ohio in the primary to the Republican state’s governor, Kasich, but that may not be the case this time around. Right now Clinton leads the polls by a measly 3.5 points.  It’s enough to get the job done, but we need a wider margin in order to breathe safely. Between the blue collar manufacturing workforce and Kasich’s potential GOP endorsement, it’s a tough call.

Pennsylvania (20 electoral votes): While this Steel Belt state has historically voted Democrat, the industrial workers seem to be fervent supporters of Trump.  Yes, you read that right.  Some of the poorest, most hardworking Americans are backing this man who was born into money and continues to be one of the richest men in the world, who gives zero fucks about you, your family, or your well being. Trump won over two-thirds of Republican voters who do not have college degrees.

Trump is an evil man. Show up at the polls (or mail-in ballot) and vote with your head and your heart.


Laurel Dickman is an intersectional feminist, plus size model, stylist, and fat activist that can also be found via her blogs, Exile In Dietville and 2 Broke Bitches. She grew up in the south between Florida and North Carolina, migrating to the Portland, OR in 2005. All three places inform her perspective of the world around her a great deal. While in Portland, she worked with the Alley 33 Annual Fashion Show, PudgePDX, PDX Fatshion, Plumplandia, and numerous other projects over the near decade that she was there. In August of 2014, she moved to the Bay area with her partner, David and trusty kitty, Dorian Gray. She continues her body positive and intersectional feminism through various forms of activism, fashion, photography projects, and writing from her home in the East Bay. She can be reached at laurel@wyvmag.com and encourages readers to reach out to her to collaborate!

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