That’s 29 electoral votes, so tactically, what he’s doing here is making it hard for the Dems to snatch defeat from their habitual jaws of victory because then they only need one more swing state that went red in 2016 to win at Electoral Math in 2020
… that is, of course, assuming we can manage our way out of the misinformation jungle (but that’s another post).
Here is a thread & segment of the extent of that mainstream media bias that feeds into that immense misinformation problem, though, if you missed it - as well as a thread on just some of what’s happening on social media that needs to be stopped
IMO Gillum’s campaign is tactically brilliant. It reminds me (in a much more ethical and small-d democratic way, of course) of that part of Pretty Woman where Jason’s character says to Richard Gere’s character “It’s what you said you wanted. I’m handing it to you.”
Assuming the states’ distribution of electoral votes is the same as it was in 2016 — and that’s without digital interference of the type hinted at above - the impact of FL’s 29 votes going to the Democratic candidate for POTUS would mean that only one of the other swing states that “went red” in 2016 would have to “go blue” in 2020 for the Dem candidate to claim the requisite number of electoral votes for victory.
Of course, targeting any one of those four states will require paying attention to other suspected Republican manipulations that may or may not be related to China’s granting of all those trademarks to Ivanka for voting machines.
Follow @jennycohn1 - attorney and election integrity advocate - for updates on Republican shenanigans at the level of 1s and 0s, nuts and bolts
We’re going to need every active thinking strategic head in this fight we can find.