To the editor:
Some amazing statistics are being left out of the GOP political discussion for 2020. What is at stake is that a majority of people who did not vote for President Trump in 2016 are now not allowed to vote at all.
In the four states that have been slated to forego primary elections or caucuses, most people did not choose Donald Trump as the GOP nominee. In Arizona, for example, Trump won with less than 46% of the vote, meaning 54% did not vote for him. In Kansas, the numbers are even more stark, because Ted Cruz won the caucus. Trump only received 23% of the vote in Kansas. In Nevada, again, less than half the GOP voters – about 45% – voted for Trump. Finally, in South Carolina, perhaps the most important of the early states that would not hold primaries next year, only 32% voted for Trump to be the nominee.
No wonder some people are beginning to think the “fix is in!” I may be the extreme, but I may vote with my feet in 2020. Though I’ve been a life-long Republican, I may caucus with the democrats, and vote for anybody not named Trump in the general election. Am I the only person who feels disenfranchised?
(All results calculated from the following: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Results_of_the_2016_Republican_Party_presidential_primaries).