According to a report in Axios, the Trump Campaign and the RNC have registered 100,000 new voters in battleground states Pennsylvania, North Carolina, and Florida.

From Axios:

The Trump campaign and RNC have now registered 100,000 new voters in the 2020 cycle, more than doubling their numbers from 2016 and shrinking Democrats’ registration advantage in key swing states, according to new Trump Victory data provided exclusively to Axios.

Why it matters: Democrats still have more active registered voters in Pennsylvania, North Carolina and Florida, but Republicans have managed to narrow the margins in those states by tens of thousands of voters since 2016.

Between the lines: Trump won Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Florida, Arizona and Iowa in 2016, but former Vice President Joe Biden is currently ahead in the polls in all but Iowa, according to FiveThirtyEight.

But Republicans have narrowed the voter registration gap in key swing states, according to Axios’ reviews of those states records.

  • Republicans have lessened the margin by 133,000 registered voters in Pennsylvania and 87,000 voters in Florida.
  • Republicans have also chipped away at Democrats’ advantage in the tossup state of North Carolina — gaining a net 216,410 voters since Election Day 2016.
  • Meanwhile in Arizona and Iowa, Trump Victory has managed to slow voter registration momentum behind Democrats.
  • In Iowa, the number of registered Democratic voters surpassed Republicans in March, but Republicans recently took back the advantage. Democrats had been outpacing Republicans in Arizona as well — but since April, Republicans have overtaken them.

File this under “Things to remember when reading Trump doom and gloom headlines.”

 

 
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