Don’t know how long it would get Democrats actually pull off…..
But taking Texas?
Whew THAT SHOULD cement Electoral College things…..
California , Texas and New York?
In Arizona, Texas, Georgia, and the rest of the country, as the demographics continue to turn, as more Latinos come of age and register to vote, and as more Latinos join the voting public, Republicans will find themselves in a quandary. This year’s exit polls in both Michigan and Wisconsin show that 12 percent of voters identified immigration as the single most important issue facing the country; in both states, those voters overwhelmingly supported Trump: 71-25 in Michigan, 75–23 in Wisconsin. If the GOP continues to try to appeal to those voters with Trumpian stances on a border wall and deportation, then they will be effectively writing off their party’s chances in growing states like Texas, Arizona and Georgia. If, however, national Republicans choose to compete for Latino votes in those growing states, they risk alienating the enthusiastic supporters who helped Trump flip Midwestern blue states.
The Democrats’ immediate task is to tie the Republican Party as a whole to Trump and the attitudes and positions that contributed to his underperforming in longtime GOP states — and to provide reinforcement and further encouragement to voters who took the first step in knocking down the red wall.
If a Trump administration cements the voting trends apparent this year, Iowa, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin, and even Minnesota could become red states. But by 2020 and 2024, Virginia, Colorado, and Nevada may well become solidly blue, with Arizona, North Carolina, Georgia, and even Florida and Texas trending that way as well. It will take some time, but these trends will favor the Democrats in the long term, especially since these latter states are likely to gain House seats reapportioned out of the Midwest — thus giving these growing states increasing power in the Electoral College.
Quite possibly, promoting a Southwest/West and East Coast coalition will pay greater dividends for Democrats than trying to woo back the Upper Midwest’s former Democrats who delivered the recent election to Donald Trump. That doesn’t mean writing off the Midwest or ignoring it, but simply understanding that contrary to the conventional wisdom, it is the Democrats, not Republicans, who in the future will have to reconfigure their electoral strategy to win the White House…..