Why An All Female Ticket May Be Our Strongest Hope In The 2020 Presidential Election #YesSheCan

I keep hearing [men] say that a female/female ticket would have no chance at winning. Let’s step back and examine this for a moment, shall we? 

Consider 2008. Minority communities came out in droves to vote for Barack Obama (4% higher than the previous election) while a higher number of white voters stayed home (down 1% from 2004.)

In 2016 black voter turnout went down by 7%, no doubt due in large part to voter suppression, but it was the first time that black voter turnout had declined since the 15th amendment was passed.

At the time, the NYT broke it down like this: “In last year’s presidential election, younger blacks voted in greater proportions than whites for the first time and black women turned out at a higher rate than any other racial, ethnic and gender group.”

In 2016 black voter turnout went down by 7%, no doubt due in large part to voter suppression, but it was the first time that black voter turnout had declined since the 15th amendment was passed.

Also in 2016, while 54% of women voted for @HillaryClinton (to Trump’s 42%) we know that it was largely WOC that showed up for Hillary (with black women as the largest voting block) while a harrowing 53% of white women voted for Trump.

Current polling shows Trump losing ground with that same 53% of white women (though not fast enough, and perhaps falsely, given how many female Trump supporters claimed otherwise when asked in 2016) but let’s set that segment of Trumpian females aside for a moment.

Now let’s consider a Harris/Warren ticket. The turnout of female voters has been significantly rising since the 2000 election. And this election brings us a new generation of incredibly motivated voters in Gen Z, while millennial voter turnout doubled between 2014 and 2018.

Meanwhile, in the 2018 midterms Gen Z, Millenials, and Gen X-ers eclipsed Boomer turnout by over 2 million voters. And this year, despite an increase of only 2.4 million eligible voters (those who turned 18 between 2014 and 2018) there were 21.9 million more votes cast in 2018.

If the female, youth, Latinx, and other non-white voter numbers sustain and we continue to focus on ensuring the black community is able to access polling places to meet 2008 numbers, we’re looking at a serious increase in Democratic voters.

We just have to give them the candidates they not only WANT to show up for but MUST. The numbers are there. Warren and Harris dominated the debates and have boundless energy between them. We can win on an all-female ticket. We can do it. #YesSheCan 

PS: Run for #StateSenate in 2020 if you’re thinking of running for anything ever because the 2020 class will have ALL the say in redistricting due to SCOTUS’ recent refusal to end gerrymandering.

Feed Me Seymour