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REPORT: Democrats Would Have Won 278 Electoral Votes in Tuesday’s Election Versus 219 for Republicans

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WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 13: (AFP OUT) U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to reporters on the South Lawn before boarding Marine One at the White House on October 13, 2018 in Washington, DC. President Trump is traveling to a rally in Kentucky. (Photo by Olivier Douliery - Pool/Getty Images)

The possibility of Democrats regaining the presidency in 2020 is further bolstered by observing the way states crucial to Donald Trump’s 2016 win voted in midterms two years later.

While Trump won Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin by a small margin in 2016, all three states went blue for the 2018 midterms.

Furthermore, the President’s incessant racist and violent rhetoric has played a key factor in his former voters getting off the Trump train. It’s likely a tonal shift from the White House would convince moderate voters that the President may be…well, presidential.

Yet, even faced with this fact, Donald Trump himself has said it’s unlikely he’ll ever change his tone.

When Trump fanatic Cesar Sayoc sent multiple pipe bombs to notable Democrats, news organizations, and Trump critics, the president faced intense scrutiny, yet remained adamant. When asked if he’d finally tone down his rhetoric, the President responded:

“Well, I think I’ve been toned down, if you want to know the truth. I could really tone it up. Because, as you know, the media has been extremely unfair to me and to the Republican Party.”

Despite Trump’s ego and Lauder’s report, Democrats remain divided on their prospects for 2020, with some noting that the outcome is influenced by where Democrats focus their energy over the tenure of their new majority in the House of Representatives.

In a political climate plagued with uncertainty and dread, it’s only natural that the prospect of both parties for a 2020 Presidential victory will be divided as well. But as Lauder’s report indicates, Republicans may need to rethink their tactics if they do indeed want Trump to be a two term president.

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