Rep. Eric Swalwell is ending his presidential campaign after only one debate, and instead will focus on defeating the stunningly brave, female Afghan-American challenger who is running against him in the Democrat primaries.
Swalwell, who had one of the more memorable moments of the first Democrat presidential debate while lambasting former vice president Joe Biden for his decades in politics and calling for the septuagenarian to “pass the torch” to the next generation, announced today that he is ending his nascent presidential campaign.
It appears Biden got the last laugh, as he accused the 38-year-old congressman of “ageism” in response to Swalwell’s attack.
Unable to capture the attention of the Democrat Party, which is quickly becoming the party of socialism and extreme identity politics, Swalwell is expected to formally announce the end of his campaign during a press conference schedule for later this afternoon.
Swalwell, a harsh critic of the Second Amendment and a proponent of strict gun control, last year threatened to unleash nuclear devastation against American citizens who refuse to give up their firearms:
In May, NBC reported that Swalwell proposed a gun buyback that would force Americans to sell semiautomatic rifles to the government or face prosecution. Newsmax host John Cardillo shared the article on Friday, prompting combat veteran and right wing commentator Joe Biggs to claim that a civil war would break out if the federal government actually tried to confiscate weapons.
“So basically @RepSwalwell wants a war. Because that’s what you would get. You’re outta your f****** mind if you think I’ll give up my rights and give the gov all the power,” Biggs said.
That prompted an accidentally honest response from Swalwell.
“And it would be a short war my friend. The government has nukes. Too many of them. But they’re legit. I’m sure if we talked we could find common ground to protect our families and communities,” Swalwell said.
It appears insulting Biden, frequently appearing on CNN, and threatening to turn Republican states into a Fallout 4-esque hell may not have even been enough to earn Swalwell enough donors to gain a coveted place on the next debate stage, as prior to ending his campaign, Swalwell had not announced whether he received the requisite number of donations to appear.
Swalwell, who was polling at 0 per cent, also struggled to attract crowds.
The former candidate recently held an anti-gun event outside the NRA headquarters, where he attracted a crowd of only 20, and generally made a fool of himself.
Republican Voter Registration is Surging in Florida, Arizona, and Pennsylvania in the Runup to the November Election
This is even more important than polls.
The Republican Party is handily registering more voters than Democrats in the critical swing states of Florida, Arizona, and Pennsylvania in the advance of the 2020 presidential election, a strong sign for the GOP in the competitive states.
Republicans have registered more than 135,000 voters to their party than Democrats have since 2016, a handy lead in a state in which the margin of victory was 44,000. Pennsylvania is probably the most critical state in the 2020 election.
Republicans have registered a strong plurality of the new voters to register in Arizona since August, with 43% of these voters aligning as Republican. 26% have registered as Democrats, and 29% registered with no party affiliation or with another political party.
Did some further number crunching on the newly registered 57,000 voters in Maricopa, including those from #VoterRegistrationDay that have been input in the system. So far, good news for GOP.
GOP: +24,753 (43%)
DEM: +14,815 (26%)
Other: +16,966 (29%)
— The AZ – abc15 – Data Guru (@Garrett_Archer) September 24, 2020
President Trump won the southwestern state by 4.5% in 2016, with rapid population growth and immigration turning Arizona into a purple state.
Republicans appear to be crushing Democrats in decisive fashion in the voter registration struggle in Florida, registering a whopping 41% more voters than the Democrat Party is in the state. The GOP registered 58,000 new Republican voters in August alone, a 91% increase when compared to August of 2016. Leading Democrats have even been sounding the alarm in the state, having lost it in 2016 with a far greater numerical voting lead then they’ll have this time.
The Joe Biden campaign has largely refrained from traditional political activism and door-knocking in the state, preferring to let their candidate speak through appearances on Sunday shows and softball interviews.
If the President wins these three states, he’s in an extremely strong position for victory, even if Biden wins Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan. He’d need to hold North Carolina and Ohio to end up with 274 electoral college votes in this scenario.
These statistics are more pertinent than polls with highly questionable methodologies and flawed participant selection methods.
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