To the editor: With the new school term beginning, perhaps teachers and students can mathematically answer this question: “Who or how many people will likely vote for Trump in 2020?”
Trump lost the popular vote in 2016 by about 3 million votes.
Republicans, supported by Trump’s agenda, have downsized and are attempting to eliminate the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare). This will eliminate health care coverage for an estimated 12 to 20 million people. Will they likely vote for Trump? No.
Trump’s policies regarding legal and illegal immigrants, separation of families, etc., should alienate the Hispanic community and many other immigrants. Additionally, any individual with a sense of dignity and empathy should be upset with these directives. Currently, 27 million Latinos are eligible to vote.
Trump’s tax plan certainly benefitted the wealthy. Yes, the middle class received a token break in its tax obligation, but this is nothing more than a bribe in an attempt to get their vote. I do not believe the middle class will be hood-winked again in 2020.
The GOP is considering major changes to both Social Security and Medicare. Yes, benefits will be cut and programs eliminated. The process has already begun. Currently, more than 50 million people have some type of dependence on these programs. Will they likely vote for Trump? I don’t think so.
GOP leaders are permitting Trump to lead the country with authoritarianism and divide the American public. Currently, there are 200 million registered voters in the U. S., but only 58 percent actually voted in the 2016 elections.
Analyzing these figures, researching additional data and looking at the direction we are heading, I don’t think the Republicans and Trump will stay in office. Perhaps the students during this new school year can provide additional insight and information to this scenario. What are their thoughts or projections?