An Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, councilman said that the “shy” vote for President Donald Trump is a real phenomenon, and one that includes the Democrats themselves who are disenchanted with the party’s too “far to the left.”
Sam DeMarco, chairman of the Allegheny County Republican Committee—which includes Pittsburgh—told the Washington Examiner that some of the “shy” voters are in the middle and upper-middle class suburbs.
He also said at least a dozen of the Democratic officials themselves will vote for President Trump.
“They say they don’t like where their party has gone, so far to the left, but as Democratic elected officials they can’t come out and say it,” he said.
To expose the change in electoral preference of historically Democratic segments, DeMarco gave the example of the unions.
“When they endorse, they apply a lot of pressure on their guys to fall in line and support the candidate. That’s not happening now,” he noted, arguing that, in cases with the oil and gas industry, the rank and file are not following what union representatives suggest.
“They said they’ve given up on trying to get their guys to vote Biden,” DeMarco said, detailing that this is happening in several productive sectors.
Democratic concern in Pennsylvania
With only hours to go before the polls open, Democratic leaders have turned on the warning light of the massive turnout at President Donald Trump’s latest rallies.
One of them was Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, who showed his concern before the crowd that approached Butler on Saturday night, Oct. 31, to listen to the president.
“The President is popular in PA,” Fetterman acknowledged, sharing a picture of the Trump rally and encouraging his supporters to vote Democratic.
The President is popular in PA.
I don’t care what polls say.
With 700K ballots still out there, you need to BANK YOUR BALLOT.
Use a Dropbox.
Get them in. https://t.co/YANdwqbdYG
— John Fetterman (@JohnFetterman) October 31, 2020
That’s not photoshop. That’s a @Reuters image of Butler.
The Battle for Pennsylvania, and maybe the Presidency will be won or lost by you. pic.twitter.com/u3xvRvc7KS
— John Fetterman (@JohnFetterman) November 1, 2020
“The president has a very strong, sturdy base here,” Fetterman acknowledged, according to a Washington Post report released Saturday.
Fetterman’s concern adds to that of other Democrats who increasingly see a chance for Trump to repeat his performance of 2016, when he surprised everyone and won a victory in Pennsylvania.
“I am worried about Pennsylvania,” admitted Neil Oxman, a veteran Democratic strategist.