From the activism of the Parkland shooting survivors, to young people alarmed by climate change, it appears clear that millennials and Generation Z skew progressive.
As New York magazine points out, that trend—alongside several others—might destroy Trump in 2020 and bury the GOP in the long term.
“Republicans have long known that millennials were going to be a problem for their party. The only questions were ‘How big?’ and ‘How soon?'”
Columnist Eric Levitz points to several trends that bode poorly for Republicans.
“The bulk of Americans born between 1981 and 1996 saw Bill Clinton preside over an age of (relative) peace and prosperity — and then George W. Bush steer their nation into failed wars and economic collapse,” Levitz writes. “Political science research suggests that a voter’s partisan preferences tend to be deeply informed by their evaluations of presidential performance in adolescence and early adulthood.”
A few major set backs for Democrats, including Republicans’ resurgence in the Senate and the rise of Trump, could be explained by the fact that young people generally tend to vote at lower rates than older voters—and older voters skew conservative.
But the youngest voters, Levitz points out, voted at higher rates in 2018 than is standard for their age. So Republicans have much to fear in 2020.
“In sum: If late-life reality doesn’t bite Generation X hard enough to turn those slackers into reactionaries — and if swing-voting boomers start worrying more about prescription costs than Central American migrants — millennials and Gen-Zers could make the conservative movement noncompetitive in national elections as soon as 2020.”
Conservative fears that Trump-loving conspiracy nuts could hand Democrats the Senate
Conservative National Review editor Rich Lowry is worried that Trump-loving conspiracy nuts could hand Democrats the Senate during next month's run-off elections in Georgia.
Writing at NRO's "The Corner" blog, Lowry points to recent comments made by President Donald Trump and Trump-backing attorneys Lin Wood and Sidney Powell that attack Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp for following the law and certifying President-elect Joe Biden's win in the Peach State.
Trump allies relentlessly lobbied election officials in a mad scramble to reverse the president’s loss: report
On Tuesday, The New York Times podcast "The Daily" looked at how President Donald Trump has — unsuccessfully — tried to use the machinery of state and local government around the country to dismantle
"His team filed a litany of court cases in battleground states. In some, such as Georgia and Michigan, the president and his allies took an even more bullish approach, attempting to use their influence to bear down on election officials, even at the lowest levels of state government," said the report. "They have been relentless and tenacious in the efforts to transform the president’s fortunes. But the results have been immovable: Joe Biden is the president-elect."
Trump-loving Newsmax CEO cornered for spreading misinformation in trainwreck interview
Newsmax founder Christopher Ruddy, whose upstart cable news network has recently gained favor with President Donald Trump, got cornered by The New Yorker's Isaac Chotiner for spreading misinformation about the 2020 presidential election.
During the interview, Chotiner grilled Ruddy for his network's role in spreading false claims made by Trump attorneys Rudy Giuliani and Sidney Powell about Trump winning the election in a "landslide" despite losing the national popular vote by more than 6 million votes.