Republicans Outpace Democrats in Voter Registration, Fundraising Ahead of 2020 Election

2020 fundraising totals

As the presidential election between Donald Trump and Joe Biden heats up, a Democrat data firm is sounding the alarm over Republicans’ unusually strong voter registration

TargetSmart released a report emphasizing that “voter registration plummeted” especially among “non-white” and “under 40” voters, two demographics that lean Democrat.

The report also emphasizes Democrats’ voter registration disadvantage in several key battleground states including Colorado, Florida, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Maine.

The decline is largely attributed to the economic lockdown related to covid-19 which has all but eliminated in-person voter registration especially with offices for the Department of Motor Vehicles being closed for an extended period of time.

“We’ve registered more voters already than in the entire 2016 cycle,” announced Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel on “Fox & Friends” Monday.

“The second the virus hit, we went completely virtual and we haven’t lost a step,” she explained. “We’ve been building up our ground game for the past year. We’ve had people in all of these battleground states. We have the highest staff that we’ve ever had and we’ve activated over a million volunteers.”

The RNC chair announced shortly after the interview that Republicans now have over 1,500 field staff across the country, the largest in the GOP’s history. Moreover, she claims that the Trump-Republican machine is “on pace to surpass the size of Obama’s operation in 2012.”

McDaniel also said that Republicans would likely benefit from colleges & universities not opening before November, arguing that Democrats’ tactic of same-day voter registration drives would be interrupted.

For Republicans, the worst was being unable to host the massive and very successful Trump rallies which serve as a treasure-trove for voter enthusiasm and data collection. But, aside from having to reschedule his New Hampshire rally, that seems to be an issue of the past.

Democrats have been able to exploit the recent civil unrest to turn around what was a paltry operation. However, they still significantly trail Republicans as both sides begin to spend heavily.

The latest fundraising numbers are as follows:

Republican National Committee:
$372+ million raised
$82+ million cash-on-hand

Democrat National Committee:
$175+ million raised
$39+ million cash-on-hand

Trump Campaign:
$287+ million raised
$108+ million cash-on-hand

Biden Campaign:
$211+ million raised
$82+ million cash-on-hand

About The Author

Matthew Howerton is a writer, political consultant, campaign manager, and former congressional staffer based out of Louisiana. Matt was born in Houston, Texas where he was active in promoting christian-conservative policies and candidates for public office. Having served on eight campaigns and as a staffer for the 115th Congress, Matt has a wealth of political knowledge and experience. His electoral assists include a newly-elected U.S. Senator, Governor, U.S. Congressman, State Representative, and City Councilman. Matt continues to fight for common-sense solutions for Texas, Louisiana and the United States.

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