Democrats were waiting for this day.
Former First Lady Michelle Obama finally made her 2020 plans clear.
And Michelle Obama entered the 2020 race determined to correct this big regret.
Before the 2018 midterms, Michelle Obama founded the group “When We All Vote” to drive turnout and register Democrat voters.
Everyone quickly realized the real prize was the 2020 Presidential Election.
In a web conference with U.S. Conference of Mayors, former First Lady Obama told the 31 mayors in attendance about “When We All Vote” launching the Civic Cities initiative to boost turnout among core Democrat constituencies in cities in key states.
“This current crisis is a clear reminder of how critical it is to have competent leadership at all levels of government,” Obama explained. “Voting is bigger than any one party, any one issue, any one candidate, any one election,” she added. “The point is that no matter what party, what ideology, we want everyone to participate. We need your voices in this with us.”
Michelle Obama made it clear that part of this program would be pushing for universal vote-by-mail.
“This pandemic will likely have a significant impact on the November election and on how voters across the country cast their ballots,” Obama added.
Democrats view vote-by-mail as their Holy Grail because it eliminates any protections for voter fraud and would allow big city Democrat political machines to stuff ballot boxes if need be.
“Already in state and local elections, we’ve seen voters forced to choose between protecting their health and making their voices heard. And that’s absolutely not acceptable,” Obama added.
Michelle Obama is all-in on this initiative because Obama blames her husband’s supporters for not turning out in sufficient numbers in the 2010, 2014 and 2016 Republican victories.
“I understand the people who voted for Trump,” Obama told the filmmakers in a Netflix documentary about her memoir, “Becoming.” “The people who didn’t vote at all, the young people, the women, that’s when you think, ‘Man, people think this is a game.’”
“It wasn’t just in this election, but every midterm, every time Barack didn’t get the Congress he needed, that was because our folks didn’t show up. After all that work, they couldn’t be bothered to vote at all. That’s my trauma,” the former First Lady continued.
Hillary Clinton lost in 2016 in large part due to the drop off in turnout levels among black voters from 2012.
Joe Biden also faces enthusiasm issues with young black voters.
Michelle Obama’s 2020 push is to reignite the “Obama coalition” that swamped Republicans at the polls in 2008 and 2012.
But the Obama coalition voters – black voters, millennials, and single women – did not turn out in 2010, 2014 and 2016 elections when Obama was not on the ballot and it is not a sure bet that these voters will show up in November.
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