President Donald Trump is in a strong position to win re-election in 2020.
And his chances of defeating the Democrats just skyrocketed.
It’s all because Ilhan Omar just put this massive Blue State into play for Trump in the next election.
When President Trump won the 2016 presidential election, he stunned the Democratic Party and most Americans across the country by flipping key Midwest swing states like Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Iowa, and Wisconsin.
Two of those states had been swing states for years: Ohio and Iowa.
But the upper Midwest states of Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin had been considered solid “Blue States” for years.
Some of these states, like Wisconsin, hadn’t voted for a Republican since Ronald Reagan in 1984.
All of them had been considered targets for Republicans in the past, but none since Reagan had managed to win them all as each remained in the Democratic column by a few percentage points for roughly 30 years.
But when Trump ran in 2016, he flipped them all and won the Presidency as a result.
The election completely rewrote the way the electoral college works as the Democratic “Blue Wall” collapsed in the heart of the country.
This was an earth-shattering development for both parties as it meant the whole Midwest, aside from Illinois and Indiana, was now in play.
But while pundits and politicians focused on the states Trump won, they paid little attention to the states Trump had lost but by narrow margins.
And one of those was yet another Midwestern state: Minnesota.
Minnesota had been a Democratic bastion for decades, even longer than Wisconsin.
It last voted for a Republican presidential candidate in 1972, making it the only state in the union that Ronald Reagan himself had never managed to carry.
And yet even though waves of Republican presidential candidates wrote off Minnesota year after year, Trump almost won the state in 2016, coming within about 44,000 votes of doing so.
This, despite the fact that the Trump campaign was conceived they could not win the state and thus put very little effort into the race there.
Had Trump campaigned as hard in Minnesota as he did in Wisconsin or Pennsylvania, he very well may have won it.
And he may still win it in 2020, because of Democratic Congresswoman Ilhan Omar.
Omar has been toxic for Democrats since she took office earlier this year.
And she’s considered downright radioactive in her home state of Minnesota.
Omar’s radical brand of politics has allowed Trump to make a play for Minnesota, and his campaign is already treating it like a major swing state in next year’s elections.
“Since October of last year, he’s held three major rallies in Duluth and Rochester, two urban Democratic bastions with pockets of working-class voters attracted to his anti-trade, ‘America First’ message. Each time, the crowds have grown larger,” reports The Federalist.
“Add to this the growing controversy over newly elected in-state Rep. Ilhan Omar, who is widely viewed as anti-Semitic and extremist, and the Democrats are confronting a major crisis of credibility with Minnesota’s electorate,” concludes The Federalist.
With the Trump campaign moving full steam ahead in Minnesota and Congresswoman Omar’s near wall-to-wall negative coverage for her antics in Washington, a consensus is starting to emerge that Democrats run the risk of losing Minnesota in 2020 just like they lost Michigan in 2016.
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