How Trump’s Superspreader Rallies and Other Strategies Could Backfire on Him

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As raw election polls show that early voters are mostly Biden supporters, Trump remains optimistic that the bulk of his voters will arrive on November 03, 2020. One thing that Trump’s campaign team has been overlooking is the possibility that after attending Trump’s superspreader event, many of the rally attendees who were infected may not be well enough to cast their votes in person.

While mail-in ballots is the next best alternative, Trump continues to create confusion over its integrity; one moment saying it’s not reliable, then urging absentee voters to send in their ballot —- obviously, Trump thinks they are two different voting method when in fact both make use of the U.S. Postal Services.

The superspreader events could backfire on Trump because even if only a few became infected, the numbers are likely to grow exponentially as demonstrated by the increasing number of daily new cases in the states where he held superspreader rallies.

Another Trump strategy that could backfire is his insistence of not including mailed-in ballots received after Nov. 03, even if post-marked on said date. Apparently, Trump thinks the mailed-in votes will come only from Democratic voters, without considering that if his supporters have been infected and in quarantine, they will be using the U.S. Postal Service just to get in their votes for Trump.

Most of Trump’s Campaign Rallies Resulted in New COVID-19 infections

Based on the latest analysis performed by the Center for American Progress CAP, around half of the sources of new COVID-19 infections were traced to have originated from the rallies Trump rallies held from June to September. The CAP analysis also indicated that counties with low incidences prior to the superspreader events have shown upticks in their count of new active cases.

political events in Washington, D.C., already contributed to an outbreak among his aides and throughout the White House. Local public health officials and other commentators, including CNN’s Sanjay Gupta, have expressed concern that Trump’s political rallies could be fueling community spread of COVID-19. Dr. Anthony Fauci said that Trump’s decision to hold rallies without social distancing was “asking for trouble.”

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