Trump Victory Indian American Finance Committee says mass defections from traditional Democratic supporters may prove decisive in November poll.
An Indian American group supporting President Donald Trump believes tens of thousands of voters from the community would defect from Democrats in the 2020 presidential race to help him get re-elected.
While national polls cited by the media show Trump ceding ground to presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, Joe Biden, the group sees Trump enjoying a key advantage, especially in battleground states.
“That advantage is the broad support the president enjoys among Indian American communities,” Al Mason, co-chairman of the Trump Victory Indian American Finance Committee, wrote in an article in conservative website American Greatness.
Citing “recent polling” in key battleground states, including Florida, Virginia, Michigan, and Pennsylvania, he says “this could potentially add tens of thousands of votes for the president in these vital states and secure his reelection in 2020.”
A large number of Indian Americans in these battleground states, “are likely to defect from the Democratic Party and cross over to vote for Trump, Mason writes.
“In many must-win battleground states, Indian Americans comprise a substantial and potentially decisive share of the electorate,” he writes mentioning Florida, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Georgia, North Carolina, Virginia, and Texas.
Results of “grassroots polling efforts of Indian American communities in each of these states,” he says show that “as many as 50 percent of potential Indian American voters will defect from the Democratic Party and vote for President Trump.”
This mass defection of traditional Democratic voters “could add tens of thousands of new Trump voters in key battleground states and could very well end up helping to secure the president’s reelection,” Mason writes.
“Trump’s support among Indian Americans is the result of at least a year of aggressive outreach on the part of the president and his campaign to bolster the historic relationship between the United States and India,” he writes.
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Citing Trump’s “Howdy Modi” and “Namaste Trump” rallies with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Houston and Ahmedabad, India, Mason said, “In many ways, the US-India relationship has never been stronger.’’
“Indian American communities in the United States largely credit Trump for deepening the ties between the two countries,” he wrote.
Voters in Indian American communities across the country clearly see the enthusiasm and support shown to them by Trump and his surrogates, Mason says.
“The president’s historic support of the US-India relationship and the Trump campaign’s sustained outreach to Indian Americans at home has resulted in increased support and rising popularity among potential Indian American voters,” he says.
“Come November 3, 2020, Trump could find himself the recipient of tens of thousands of votes from Indian American communities across the US, and in particular, in the battleground states that Trump needs most to secure his reelection.”
“This advantage in the battleground states could very well be the factor that carries Trump triumphantly across the finish line in November,” Mason says.
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