Ground Game: Here’s an interesting article detailing the differences between Trump’s and Biden’s ground game strategies. Trump is pursuing a fairly traditional strategy that involves calls and texts, but also large-scale door knocking carried out by paid knockers and volunteers. In contrast, the Biden campaign has gone contactless, only making calls and texts due to Covid concerns. Though ground game matters a lot more below the presidential level, this makes for an interesting situation of comparison that normally wouldn’t be available.
Latinos: In most election years, we see at least a few articles about Black and Latino groups worrying that Democrats aren’t paying enough attention to minority voters. This year, however, the concerns seem to have at least some merit, as they arguably did with Hillary and Black voters in 2016. The difference this time is that it isn’t just turnout that these groups fret over, but actually losing some votes. Despite consistently trailing Biden and his own 2016 performance overall, it’s generally agreed that Trump has made inroads in Hispanic communities, and not just renewed strength with traditionally-Republican Cuban voters. While this likely isn’t enough to swing the election Trump’s way, it’s disquieting for Democrats who had viewed this as a very safe flank due to the president’s immigration rhetoric….