Democrats are ditching their party for Trump

Something very interesting is happening.
Not only is Donald Trump getting massive support from rank-and-file Republicans, now Democrats are abandoning their party so as to vote for him in upcoming primary elections.
Trump rally in Biloxi, MS, Jan. 2, 2015
Alan Rappeport reports for The New York Times, Jan. 6, 2015, that at a campaign event for Trump in Biloxi, Mississippi last Saturday, Lynette Hardaway and Rochelle Richardson — two black women who go by the names Diamond and Silk on YouTube — rallied the roaring crowd with the plea, “Ditch and switch! Ditch and switch!”.

The pitch was directed at Democrats and independents in the audience of a phenomenal 14,000, urging them to become Republicans and vote for Trump.

As recounted by The American Mirror, Hardaway said to the cheering crowd:

“In this room is unity. In this room we are united. This is the United States, not the divided states. It’s time for us all to take America back because this is our country. It’s imperative you get out and vote. If you don’t want to get left, you’ve got to get right. We want somebody to build a wall, don’t we? We want somebody to bring back our jobs so we can thrive again, don’t we? We want somebody that’s going to keep us safe, don’t we?”

Her biggest applause line was “There is only one race: the human race, as all of our lives matter in this room.”
When Trump joined the two women on stage, he invited Hardaway to “do a little routine,” which was eagerly accepted. Hardaway said, to wild applause:

“First of all, I’m glad that the media can see us. I want everybody to know that we stand behind Donald J. Trump! We support Donald J. Trump! We endorse Donald J. Trump. And this is going to be our next president of these United States! The silent majority has spoken, baby! He’s going to build that wall and he’s going to build it tall and it’s going to protect us all. We don’t want this country to fall do we? Build that wall Donald J. Trump. We finally have a candidate that realizes that and that’s why it’s imperative you vote for Donald J. Trump!”

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Hardaway and Richardson are former Democrats whose support for Trump led them to switch to the Republican Party in North Carolina. On social media and at rallies, they are urging other Democrats to do likewise. To that end, the two women even created a “ditch and switch” website with information on states that are closed primaries and when the deadlines are for changing party affiliations. Neither is formally associated with or paid by the Trump campaign.

Hardaway said in an interview, “Donald Trump is going to have Democrats switching in droves to vote for him. He’s going to be the only candidate to be able to pull independents and Democrats to vote for him in the primaries and the general election.”

Hardaway and Richardson are not the only Democrat supporters of Trump. Others, too, are spreading the word on Twitter that they have switched parties and urging others to do the same. One of them is Sunny Kreis Collins in California. She said, “I would love to see more Democrats vote Republican in this election. The country is a mess.”

According to an analysis by The Upshot last week, Trump is drawing support from 43% of registered Democrats who identify as Republican leaners. The states where Trump is doing best are those with traditions of Democrats who vote Republican in presidential elections.

That would explain why Trump was outraged at Virginia lawmakers last month who introduced a requirement that Republican voters sign statements of affiliation on their primary ballots. Trump calls the requirement a “suicidal” mistake that discourages new voters from voting.

As primary season arrives, Trump needs to turn his raucous campaign events into voters, delegates and ultimately the Republican nomination. To accomplish that, he will need to convince people who do not tend to vote. In states that allow only registered Republicans to vote in primary elections, Trump needs to persuade Democrats and independents to change parties so that they can vote for him.

Thus far, however, the Trump campaign said they’re not making an organized effort to convert voters. Hope Hicks, a spokeswoman for Trump, said, “It’s happening organically.”

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Heather
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Heather

Thank God! I better change from Independent back to Republican…. I left the party a few years back now I must return to get Trump in office. I am so thankful for your Blog!

truckjunkie
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truckjunkie

I went Independent for about six months,but I couldn’t take the thought of missing the Primary Elections so I switched back to Republican.

Christian Zionist
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And I simply love it. Shows the American people on both sides of the aisle are sick and tired of the lousy politics we’ve had for decades.

Auntie Lulu
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Auntie Lulu

Christian Zionist . . . I could not possibly have said it better! We are in fact S-I-C-K and T-I-R-E-D of being treated like imbeciles who need overseers (Soros, Bloomberg, Gates Foundation, Big Pharma, the Banksters, and all the rest . . . ) The results of all this “over site of the incompetent” has fouled this country up to no end. I read yesterday that the real earnings of those in the middle class, as compared to middle class earnings in the early 1900’s is down by $4000.00 I don’t know about you, but I want my bloody $4000.00… Read more »

Mary E Gonzales
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Mary E Gonzales

It’s hard to go for Ted when Trump keeps saying the right things. But I will vote for TED because if there is a RUN OFF it needs to be those two. AT THE GENERAL LET IT BE TRUMP/CRUZ 2016

James Rose
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Are you being influenced from the outside Mary? I see some hispanic people who love Trump but are being bullied by family and friends to vote for someone else. Hopefully this isn’t your situation.

joandarc
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joandarc

Thank you Dr. Eowyn for this fascinating post. This phenomenon is most noteworthy. Clearly, the Democrats are not happy with “what difference does it make” Hilary.

dawes777
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dawes777

Trumpy-boy has a big mouth, but he will win the presidency. He is the only candidate who talks from the hip, so to speak. He doesn’t mess around with words or dodge questions. Although he is all over the place when speaking. That’s why he doesn’t need cue cards. I can just imagine him in the White House addressing a visiting head of state from… fairyland: “Glad to see you Mr President. Nice trip? We’ll have a brandy in a minute. I made $10 million last week. I’m a great businessman. Don’t you think so? Good for the American people.… Read more »

Cindy hardy
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Cindy hardy

Hilarious!

pm
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pm

I can’t fathom why democrats would be interested in Trump. He offers working people nothing that will make their economic lives better. Living Wages, Jobs, healthcare, progressive taxation are a sample of the issues in which reforms are desparately needed. Trump blames china and the unemployed for their plight and accordingly facilely dismisses these populist needs. Trump never criticizes the root cause of our nations financial woe: banks and wall street finance. He will continue the neoliberal program of regressive taxation, privatization, outsourcing and allowing banks and wall street to fleece the nation with derivatives, fraud, high frequency trading, LIBOR… Read more »

Auntie Lulu
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Auntie Lulu

pm . . . I wish to bring up that the Democrats who may wish to turn and go in another direction realize that if we have millions of low class, under or uneducated people come here from other lands–they will get preference for the lower scale jobs. Let’s face it, not everyone who is a bonified American citizen is educated to the point that they can take the jobs being offered at the top. Some people truly just want a shot at catching the brass ring–they realize that the waves of immigrants puts them way down on the list… Read more »

pwilk
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pwilk

pm: It appears that you are ignoring facts of who is responsible for our rapidly declining economy, social morals, faulty education and the reason why business in America is either leaving the states or dissolving due to this president and his administration’s communist policies and abuse of government power. Socialism/communism is not the solution to the problems that our government global elitists have created in the first place. All the absolute illusion of getting everything free (nothing’s free) and having all of society pay for everything will absolutely create a FALSE utopia, poverty, non self-esteem, non-individuality, and a total collapse… Read more »

pm
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pm

You are definintely right about one thing: that people are not educated properly. Most people on the left and right are, to put it bluntly, economically illiterate and uninformed about how banking and high finance operates. Allow Matt Taibbi to explain. Everything Is Rigged: The Biggest Price-Fixing Scandal Ever https://www.commondreams.org/views/2013/04/26/everything-rigged-biggest-price-fixing-scandal-ever Bill Black explains how real world banking operates https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-JBYPcgtnGE And here is the running totals our government owes to private banks for borrowing money at compound interest — when the constitution stipulates that the treasury can print it usury free. https://www.usdebtclock.org/ Ignorance about the forgoing is why the American public… Read more »

Glenn47
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Glenn47

Are you delusional or just been out of town for 6 months? Trump has repeatedly mentioned all those issues and more. He had told us of solutions and what it will take and how we got there and how we will make a turn around.
Might I suggest you stop listening to the dems that got us into this horrible mess and want the country destroyed. BTW, I hope you like your refugees you are now allotted.

Anthony Perruc
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Anthony Perruc

You never heard Trump say he will bring jobs back from China? He means manufacturing jobs. You must be deaf. That’s how you get Americans working again, jobs.

pm
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pm

Kindly show me his plan to bring back jobs for China.
Does his plan include moving his own business located in slave labor China back to the United States?
He doesn’t have a plan and won’t implement any policy that will hurt big business. And he certainly won’t put tariffs on his own goods coming from China.
Jonathan Gruber was right, Americans ARE stupid.

Bonnie Gilman
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Bonnie Gilman

I will be happy to give you the link to Trump’s, “U.S.-China Trade Reform” plan. After following this link, click the 3 lined-drop down, in the upper right corner to find the Plan you are looking for and others: https://www.donaldjtrump.com/

pm
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pm

Just as I’ve said Trump offers nothing for the American worker. Instead of protecting the American economy from Chinese dumping with tariffs on foreign imports, he just wants China to not tax our exports. China has no incentive to comply and our economy will continue to be undercut by cheap goods produced with slave labor. So without tariffs on foreign exports how does Trump propose to help American workers? In a fully open and deregulated free market the only means to compete is via lower wages and benefits of American workers. Trump wants American workers to compete with slave labor… Read more »

James Rose
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Democratic suicide is when you have candidates like Billiary and Birdbrain Bernie. Trump 2016,whether you like it or not….wake up !

pm
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pm

The only people brain dead are people like you who haven’t any factual reasons to support any of your statements. People like you, and sadly they are the majority, are entirely swayed by campaign rhetoric and corporate owned media memes. You will learn the hard way. It’s just too bad the rest of us are capitives to your thoughtless decisions during elections.

tredersmith
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tredersmith

You been voting Democrat for 40-50years , what do you have to show for ?

pm
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pm

I’ve voted for write in candidates in the past two elections.
Both parties have worked for the same group since 1913: the private Fed reserve banking cartel. Both will say whatever the people want to hear to get elected and then work on getting bank and corporate interests implemented.
Is Bernie any better? Ultimately probably not since he supports Israel. Besides the elites don’t want him to get elected which is why he tanked his own campaign in first debate when he defended Hilary against email attacks and shook her hand.

AnalogMan
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AnalogMan

How many of those Democrats switching to Republican to vote for Trump in the primaries are doing it to ensure he is the R candidate, because they think he will be the easiest candidate to beat in the general election?

Steven Broiles
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I don’t think that many Democrats can think that far ahead. (And most Republicans are no better).

Dave
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Dave

LOL – I’m doing the exact same thing, and I am not even a democrat.
-Dave

Steven Broiles
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This goes to show that populism never dies, but that the people pulling the levers behind the scenes are really running scared and are having their problems in understanding the Trump phenomenon, let alone stopping it. I am glad that a good number of Democrats are waking up, but I don’t look upon Trump as a “Miracle Worker”: I take a very pessimistic view on the American Establishment, given the movement toward global governance—but that’s another matter. Once Again: Donald Trump will have to renounce Planned Parenthood and his past financial support of it in no uncertain terms before he… Read more »

pm
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pm

@Glenn47 Name one solution Trump has offered to reform Banking and Wall Street finance? You didn’t name one because you can’t. Trump is completely fine with how they operate. Trump blames everything on the refugees from Mexico. Sure, we need immigration reform, but to say that that is our nation’s most important issue to the exclusion of all else is insane. The problem with Americans is that they never catch on to the GOP and Dem puppet show put on by the bankers. Trump is just the hope and change messiah recycled for the right this time around. You will… Read more »

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randy
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None of them are worth a pile of dung, nor have they been since Reagan. I”m registered Rep and will vote for Trump this time. I was going to vote for Cruz but I found out his wife is a pro NAU nut and on the Counsel of Foreign Affairs, PLUS shes a Top manager for Goldman Sachs, she got a promotion 5 days after Ted took his Senate Seat. How coincidental! That is just a little to close to the New World Order movement for me.

truckjunkie
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truckjunkie

You’re right on that,Randy,but a Candidate’s suitability is largely comparative-if the only other Candidates were 75 year old ex convicted pedophiles,Cruz would be an excellent choice,by default. We have to face the fact that there is not,and will never be,a Candidate that rates a solid 10 on the “Perfect Presidential Candidate” scale,so the best we can do is pick the one who has the best known rating on points that can’t be easily changed or “morphed” to more acceptable standards,and hopefully that Candidate,once elected will work a little harder to bring his/her Administration even more in line with what America… Read more »

martyaa
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i AGREE DITCH AND SWITCH

BARB
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I ditched and switched this year because of Trump. Yeah! I was a democrat until now. #DONALDTRUMP2016

Gail Currin
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I just changed from Democrat to Republican. I did it on-line here in Oregon. Easy and quick. And, it’s done. Voting for Trump.

marblenecltr
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Americans want representatives who will work for American interests, not those who would make mercenaries for the few ruling the NWO while enslaving and taxing those left at home seeking any jobs available after our great industries went overseas.

marblenecltr
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Reblogged this on necltr and commented:
TPP, another child of GHWBs promise to fast-track America to prosperity. Promoters of NAFTA et al, care to pay our resulting national debt?

Shannon
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Shannon

I have been voting for 40 years. And all that time, I have been an Independent voter, preferring to vote for the best candidate rather than a particular party. About 55% of that time, the “best candidate” has turned out to be a democrat. But I tell you that in 40 years, I have never seen any candidate resonate with the people as well as Donald Trump! Do I like everything he days? Of course not. But he is definitely light years ahead of all other candidates. So, for the first time in my voting life, I have made the… Read more »

pm
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pm

Most people that like Trump simple have never taken the time to examine his career as business man or his personal life. The following site has pretty much everything assembled in one post. Read it all before you really make up your mind to vote for him. Deeds speak louder than words. https://aanirfan.blogspot.com/2015/09/donald-trump-nazi-zionist.html The other candidate who i believe he will face in the presidential election, Hilary Clinton, is in my opinion arguable worse. The transcripts to her private speech to a Goldman Sachs convention reveal pure evil: an utter contempt for welfare of the people and an unabashed, cackling… Read more »

Shannon
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Shannon

Thanks, pm, for your efforts
But you’re too late–my mind is already made up: I’m voting for TRUMP

Laura Slack
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Last election I voted for the party, not the man. Obama seemed less dangerous than his opponents magic underwear, I was wrong. This time, I’m switching to Republican Party. These last 8 years have been my life’s hardest and I pray Mr. Trump will be able to accomplish just half of what he promises. He is inheriting a real mess.