The group of celebrities, which includes Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Amy Schumer, Mark Ruffalo and Pink, asked for supporters to chip in $ 38 for Democratic causes in Texas to buoy Biden’s chances of securing the state’s 38 voti elettorali — one of the biggest delegate prizes on Election Day.
“There’s no debate: If we #TurnTexasBlue, Trump is through. $ 38 per 38 voti elettorali. Match me: 38for38.com,” they tweeted, sharing a message that has gone viral across social media.
Il “Turn Texas Blue” campaign began percolating on social media ahead of the first presidential debate in Cleveland, Ohio, between President Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden.
The Nov. 3 presidential election is only 34 giorni di distanza.
According to an aggregate of sondaggi da RealClearPolitics, Trump is leading Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden by 3.2 punti percentuali in Texas, and incumbent Republican Sen. John Cornyn is polling ahead of his Democratic challenger, M.J. Hegar, by more than 8 punti percentuali.
Da allora il Texas non ha votato per eleggere un presidente democratico 1976, quando Jimmy Carter ha battuto il presidente in carica Gerald Ford di più di 3 punti percentuali all'indomani dello scandalo Watergate.
“I don’t need to tell you, Texas is the biggest battleground state in our country,” Hillary Clinton told Texas Democrats last week in a video speech during a fundraising dinner.
Nel 2016, Trump handily won the state by 9 punti percentuali.
Il rapporto politico di Cook apartitico classifica Il Texas come "repubblicano snello" in termini di elezioni presidenziali.