Alarm bells should be sounding across conservative America as The Hill is reporting on “a surge in absentee ballots… is handing Democrats an early advantage heading into Election Day,” which translates to bad news for gun owners and Second Amendment activists.
“More than 6 million Americans have already voted in 27 states for November’s general election, according to data released by states that have begun accepting ballots,” The Hill is reporting. “Registered Democrats have returned 1.4 million ballots, more than twice the 653,000 ballots registered Republicans have returned so far, according to Michael McDonald, a political scientist at the University of Florida who analyzes early voting.”
As reported earlier at Liberty Park Press, a heavy effort to get hunters to vote has been launched under the banner “HuntTheVote.com.”
And then comes a report in the New Yorker about a group of Republican operatives who have been laboring to defeat President Donald Trump. They call themselves the Lincoln Project, a group of individualls “who have disavowed their own party in order to defeat President Donald Trump.” And according to AmmoLand News, Joe Biden is getting overwhelming financial support from Silicon Valley.
“Since January,” writes author Paige Williams, “the group, whose founders include the consultants Steve Schmidt and Rick Wilson, had been targeting Trump with the kind of merciless ads that the strategists had aimed at Democratic candidates throughout their careers.”
In a separate article in The Hill, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz acknowledged, “I am worried. It’s volatile, it’s highly volatile … if people are going back to work, if they’re optimistic, if they’re positive about the future, we could see a fantastic election — the president getting reelected with a big margin, Republicans winning both Houses of Congress and I think that’s a real possibility.
“But I also think if on Election Day people are angry and they’ve given up hope and they’re depressed,” Cruz added,” which is what [Speaker Nancy] Pelosi and [Senate Minority Leader Charles] Schumer want them to be, I think it could be a terrible election. I think we could lose the White House and both houses of Congress, that it could be a bloodbath of Watergate proportions.”
Trump’s polling isn’t so good, at this point. According to Friday’s numbers at Project Five Thirty Eight, Democrat Biden was ahead 52.2 percent to Trump’s 42.0 percent.
However, there is some positive news for Trump supporters. Rasmussen Reports said Friday that the president’s job approval rating for the month of September was at 50 percent, up from 48 percent in August, “and his high for the year to date.” His previous high was in February.
And DNYUZ.com is reporting Friday that “Talk radio is turning millions of Americans into conservatives.” The story estimates at least 15 million Americans tune into one of the nation’s 15 top talk radio programs each week. If those people, along with the tens of millions of traditionally lethargic hunters and gun owners, turn in ballots, it could become the “real possibility” Cruz suggested to The Hill.
Compare the nearly 2 million people who have already returned their ballots, according to The Hill, with the numbers from 2016.
“At this point in the 2016 presidential contest,” The Hill recalled, “only around 750,000 people had voted, about 13 percent of the number of voters who have cast a ballot this year. In Wisconsin, South Dakota and Virginia, early votes account for more than one-fifth of the total number of votes cast in the entire 2016 election, McDonald’s data show.”
There is something else about 2016. At this point, Hillary Rodham Clinton appeared to be a shoo-in for the White House.
The president’s rallies have attracted huge crowds, and after his bout with COVID-19, he appears ready to get back on the campaign trail.
Gun rights and the Second Amendment have been a shadow issue during the campaign, and the media has been careful to avoid the issue. Some believe it’s because the liberal press does not care to have Biden or running mate Kamala Harris espousing their gun control philosophy.
That may change, however, thanks to an advertising campaign unleashed last month, and continuing into October, from the Second Amendment Foundation. It’s a non-partisan ad urging gun owners to become “Second Amendment First Responders.” No candidate names are mentioned, and the advertisement appears to be driving some anti-gunners nuts.
The election is Nov. 3. Nationally, hunters and gun owners in such states as Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Virginia and the Carolinas need to turn out in huge numbers for Trump’s re-election if they hope to keep him in office four more years.
There may be some surprises—October is the month for them—but if outdoorsmen and women hoping to protect their Second Amendment gains over the past four years don’t turn out, they could be in trouble starting in January.