GOP presidential frontrunner Donald Trump got some amazing news this week when he learned that 1,000 blue collar democrats in one Ohio county have left their party to become a Republican just so they could vote for The Donald.
According to Right Wing News, 1,000 Democrats in Mahoning County have switched their votes to Trump so far.
“We are seeing something this election cycle I’ve never seen before to this degree,” said board Chairman Mark Munroe, who’s also the county Republican chairman. “Every day I take phone calls or get voice messages from people saying they’ve been Democrats all their life and they’ve had it. They want to vote for Donald Trump. I’m surprised at the volume of inquiries we’re getting. It’s remarkable.”
Joyce Kale-Pesta, Mahoning County Board of Elections director, said that many Democrats taking a Republican ballot when voting early at the board “say they want to vote for Trump.” Early voting started on Feb. 17 and ends March 14, and about 7,000 Mahoning County voters have taken part.
Board Vice Chairman David Betras said the percentage of Democrats switching sides for Trump is likely to grow in the coming days, but he claims the trend doesn’t concern him.
“I knew Donald Trump’s message would resonate with blue-collar Democrats,” he said. “But once they learn about his record – besides him being anti-trade – they will change their minds in the general election. I assure you that come the general election, voters will vote our way once we tell the story of Donald Trump. The more chaos created in the Republican primary, the better Democrats will do in the general election.”
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