The Republican National Committee and President Donald Trump’s campaign are touting the amount of voters reached in Pennsylvania since moving their operation 100% online.
According to a joint release from the RNC and the Trump campaign, Trump Victory has now reached over 2.1 million voters in the Keystone state since transitioning to a 100% virtual campaign in March, in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The Trump Victory team has made 10 million voter contacts nationwide since the switch to digital campaigning.
They also specifically boasted about connecting with nearly 775,000 voters in Pennsylvania last week alone during their “National Week of Action.”
“Pennsylvania Trump Victory continues to define the 21st century campaign, transitioning to a 100% virtual campaign in just 24 hours without missing a beat. Our growing army of volunteers continues to dominate, reaching over 775,000 Pennsylvanians just last week, and over 2.1 million since March,” said RNC Spokesperson Michael Joyce. “With a field team this strong, Trump Victory will ensure that Pennsylvania once again delivers its 20 electoral votes to President Trump.”
The Pennsylvania Democratic Party fired back at the numbers released by the RNC and Trump campaign and pointed to the amount of Democrats in the state signing up to vote-by-mail.
“That’s a lot of talk with very little to show for it. Over 1.2 million Pennsylvanians have signed up to vote by mail and almost 900,000 of them are Democrats,” said Andres Anzola, PA Democratic Party Deputy Communications Director. “Either their campaign efforts are totally ineffective or this is a bunch of hot air.”
The Trump Victory operation in Pennsylvania is led by Brittney Robinson, Pennsylvania state director, and the 60 plus staffers on the ground participating in these virtual events. The RNC and Trump campaign say that they have activated nearly 13,000 volunteers in the state, including over 4,220 since transitioning to the 100% virtual operation in March.
The RNC and Trump campaign say that when reaching voters they are sharing Trump’s campaign message, coupled with “critical updates” on COVID-19.
Both parties have boosted their effort of reaching voters through digital means since the coronavirus pandemic began.
Nearly two weeks ago, the PA Democratic Party, Shapiro for Pennsylvania, the Democratic National Committee, and the Democratic Attorneys General Association announced that they reached one million voters in the state by their coordinated vote-by-mail texting programs.