BIDEN CONSIDERS ARIZONA, A LONG-STANDING REPUBLICAN STRONGHOLD
Biden’s victory in the state, which has propelled Republican leaders Barry Goldwater and John McCain to national prominence, could signal the problems for the party to move forward. Three major changes in the state have helped democratize this year: the growing number of Latinos who are democratizing, the increase in the number of voters who have moved to Arizona from more liberal states like California and Illinois, and how the suburban voters have split with the Republican Party.
Arizona, by going blue, is moving closer to its neighbor to the northwest — Nevada, where democracy controls almost every aspect of government — and away from the state’s traditional right-hand lane.
The victory of democracy — announced several days after CNN predicted that Biden would win the presidential race — was sponsored by Maricopa County, located in Phoenix and nearly 60% of the population in the state. Maricopa City is the fastest growing city in the country, transforming over the past two decades into an ocean city, a sunny planning community, and a bustling planning community.
“Maricopa County has won Arizona for Mark Kelly and Joe Biden,” said Steven Slugocki, chairman of the Maricopa County Democratic Party. “Here in Maricopa, we have pledged our resources to reach out to voters of color, women and representative groups across the country. Our strategy has proven to be effective.”
Biden was only the second Democrat to win Arizona since 1948, when Harry Truman won. Bill Clinton won a narrow state in 1996, but the state of Arizona moved the right to the next two decades, choosing hardliners such as Gov. Jan Brewer and Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and passed a law like SB 1070, which is a controversial state law. The authorities will check immigration while enforcing other customs if there is a “reasonable suspicion” about illegal immigration.
The victory of democracy strengthened the work of grassroots organizations in Arizona, many of which focused on the state’s growing Latino population by rallying around the opposition to Arpaio and cracking down on immigrants. The group provided the state’s democratic equipment — with few victories to boast in 2010 — with buildings needed to grow into influential forces that could win the 2018 Senate, and two years later, the constituency lost.
Laura Dent, CEO of Chispa Arizona, an organization that has formed a labor union called Mi AZ, is an alliance of six groups that have been working with voters, especially Latinos, for years. “It has been half a decade of construction and the sustainable work of the organization during the election cycle has been significant.”
Dent said the event around SB 1070 was an “incentive” for these groups to unite on something and “build collective power” on display this year. Just since 2018, Chispa Arizona alone has registered 44,000 voters, and it has called for 1.3 million voter calls this year in Arizona.
The shift in Arizona will also be felt in Washington, D.C., as the party’s top leadership seeks to find a way for them to lose a state like Arizona, which six years ago was seen as a Republican blockade. Key Question: Will the growing state of democracy in the state make Arizona inaccessible in the coming years?
Yasser Sanchez, an immigration lawyer who volunteered for the 2012 Republican Republican presidential campaign and worked in McCain’s 2016 election to the Senate, before rejecting the Republican-led Trump administration and helping the Liberal Party. “Every time I hear it going before, I think that’s a desirable idea.”
Biden’s victory is the legacy of McCain, the “Arizona” peacekeeper with whom Arizona has been an ally of the Democrats and Republicans for many years. Mr. Trump and Mr. McCain with relationship tensions, and members of Congress to vote against a draft law to cancel Obamacare President President, tensions have occurred, make Trump fell twice on the attack mocked members of Senate Republicans, even after he died in 2018. This, along with comments that Trump was reported to members and military veterans, encouraged widow McCain, Cindy McCain, to support Mr. Biden, certification news in the state.
Republicans like Chad Heywood, the former executive director of the Arizona Republican Party, have argued that a Democratic victory does not signal a major change in state.
“This is a purple state that looked red during the Obama years,” said Heywood. “If the president ended up losing the state by less than 3 percent, it would not be” a major maritime change in Arizona. “
But Arizona was considered a credible red in 2014, according to a study by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of California-Los Angeles called Mesa — the vast suburbs east of Phoenix — “the most conservative American city.”
“Ten years ago, if you wanted to be politically involved and if you wanted your vote to have an impact, you would be foolish to register as a Democrat because they did not have a candidate in some constituencies,” said Mesa Mayor John Giles. Be a Republican in non-party work. “And even then, it was only a matter of time before he was killed by the Republicans.”
Over the past decade, however, Mesa — like most areas around Phoenix — has experienced racial and political diversity, leading Giles to say, “Certainly not!
Giles says the main reason is people moving in the area — like Amie Schaefer, the successor to Biden from Chicago who moved to Phoenix in 2019.
“I hope to change the blue of the state,” Schaefer said after the vote. “Believe me, I tried to make everyone I could face.”
As much as Arizona is changing because of people like Schaefer, it is changing because there is a registered Republican party like Joe Hudock, 62, a computer engineer from Phoenix who voted for Romney in 2012 and is a big fan of McCain. But Hudock, along with his wife Chris, voted for Biden in 2020.
“Trump is a danger to the country,” Hudock said after the vote the day before the election. “In the last four years, the Republicans have shown their true colors. … I just wish there was a center party.”
Another reason Democrats believe they can compete in Arizona is coronavirus, which has plagued the state over the summer, in part because the state government decided to leave the nursing home in May.
Before the coronavirus, federal officials told CNN “there is no question that” Arizona is a major battleground, but they are not worried about Arizona turning blue. “
That has changed rapidly as the virus has spread across the state, with more than 160,000 cases and 3,600 deaths in Maricopa County alone.
The effects of the virus can be felt among Trump and Biden’s supporters. Proponents of her case have been working to make the actual transcript of this statement available online. It is alleged that the ambassador provided the information to Hussein. For many Biden sufferers, the coronavirus is on the water, and many have criticized Trump, often citing personal experiences with the epidemic as part of the reason they chose Biden.
Nikki Towns, 18, from Chandler, who cast her first ballot, said: “The way Biden reacted to certain things (about the virus) gave me a different perspective on how much he cared about Trump’s deal with the virus:” I really’s not dealing with it. It’s being neglected. “
Biden’s victory in Arizona was not due to a lack of effort on Trump’s part. The president has organized seven events in the state in 2020. Biden has hosted half of the race after the National Democratic Convention during the summer, a bus tour around Maricopa in October.
For the city of Slugocki, those visits were not enough to focus on elections, health care and the economy.
“Obviously, voters want something from Arizona. Voters have been forced and persuaded to go to the polls. Maricopa County elections are safe, secure and transparent.” “A bright future is on the horizon for Maricopa County, and I can not be a representative.”