Recently, we heard a lot about Democratic politicians making waves in red states, particularly Kentucky and Virginia. The deep south is considered to be a conservative stronghold, so local Democratic victories should be very sobering for Republican leadership.
However, early voting in New Jersey is suggesting that Democrats are just as vulnerable in their own blue states. New Jersey, like the rest of the northeast, is regarded as an impregnable fortress for the DNC. Often times, it doesn’t even seem worth it for Republicans to run for office. This appears to be changing.
Granted, it’s hard to compare local elections to national ones. Local contests typically only draw from the most committed voters, which tend to be older citizens who are active in every election. Younger voters are more likely to skip out on local elections, but will participate in national contests.
Even considering that, the fact that the Democratic Party’s hold on New Jersey is beginning to break is pretty encouraging. How exactly is this happening?
Here’s One America News with some answers.