What happens when a plan appears to not be working? There are a few options. Give up? Double-down? Try something new?
Democrats are reacting to a string of new polls showing Roy Moore pulling ahead in Alabama’s race for a Senate seat.
A new poll conducted by JMC Analytics has Alabama senate candidate Roy Moore ahead of his democratic opponent Doug Jones by five percentage points (48-43), per Alabama Local. Earlier this month, JMC had Jones leading Moore by 4 points.
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We can expect them to double-down on pushing the accusations of sexual abuse against Moore. Their tactics will include quoting the many Republican lawmakers who have denounced him as well as those who have pulled their support. They may even be foolish enough to use President Trump’s words against Moore, though that would be a mistake since Trump has been more supportive than just about any Republican lawmaker.
Another tactic they’re pulling out is appealing to felons. In a strange move that is underreported, there was a push to get Alabama felons registered to vote before Monday’s deadline. Based upon a new law signed by Governor Kay Ivey in May, some felons are now eligible to vote. Reports indicate they were able to get as many as ten thousand felons registered. Most felons are Democrats.
“In the last month, I think we registered at least five- to ten-thousand people all over the state,” Glasgow, president of Dothan’s The Ordinary People Society (TOPS) advocacy group, said Monday. “I’ve got people all over the state registering people with my TOPS branches in Tuscaloosa, Birmingham, Montgomery, Enterprise, Dothan, Abbeville, Geneva, Gordon, Bessemer, we have a lot.”
For generations, most Alabamians convicted of a felony were barred from ever voting in the state again, but the Definition of Moral Turpitude Act, a new law passed by the state Legislature and signed by Gov. Kay Ivey in May, cleared the way for thousands of felons to restore their voting rights.
Expect the Democrats and their anti-Moore allies in the GOP to push hard for Doug Jones to win on December 12. It’s a race that many thought they had in the bag once the allegations surfaced, but the polls are telling them otherwise. Now, they’re scrambling.