Election Day is just 63 days away, and it appears President Donald J. Trump’s re-election campaign has its eyes fixed at flipping New Mexico to the Republican column this November. During a September 2019 rally, Trump said to a massive crowd in Rio Rancho, “We really think we’re going to turn this state and make it a Republican state.”
The momentum can be seen especially through the Trump campaign’s social media posts. The campaign has focused a great deal of time promoting the President’s partnership with Bernalillo County Sheriff Manny Gonzales to carry out “Operation Legend,” which brings federal investment into the crime-ridden Albuquerque Metro Area.
The operation has already seen success, with the apprehension of a dangerous criminal alien in the case of Jackie Vigil, who was murdered by the illegal alien. Jackie’s husband, Sam, spoke at the Republican National Convention. At the same convention, two other New Mexicans spoke, including Navajo Nation Vice President Myron Lyzer and Albuquerque Police Officer Ryan Holets, who both endorsed the President for re-election.
On social media alone, the President and his campaign have elevated New Mexico voices, with multiple tweets and posts lauding the work President Trump has done for the Land of Enchantment, including investments to combat the opioid epidemic, as well as showing stories of walk-aways from the Democrat Party in New Mexico.
The President only lost New Mexico by eight points in 2016, and that is with Libertarian Gary Johnson (who is not running this election) taking 9.3% of the vote. The President has a real shot at flipping New Mexico Republican this election, and the momentum going into Election Day is just getting that much stronger.