Special Session: The Right Electoral Potion
In 2017, Democrats saw some success electorally - flipping 34 state legislative seats from red to blue, doubling the number of African American lieutenant governor’s in the country, securing a reliably Republican Senate seat in Alabama. However, there is real debate within the Democratic Party on what is the best way forward. Do we go all in to win Obama-Trump voters back to the left? What is the right mix of persuasion and mobilization? Is “A Better Deal” really the message that resonates from Appalachia to California? How do we go about turning out voters of color without scarring of moderate voters we need?
IOP Spring 2018 Resident Fellow Symone D. Sanders