November 20, 2019

REPORT: Bloomberg Spending Millions to Register Voters in Swing States

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By: Ted Patterson

In Brief:

Billionaire Michael Bloomberg, who is reportedly on the verge of announcing his own Democratic nomination for president, is spending millions of dollars to register voters in swing states.

The Background:

RP reported last week that Michael Bloomberg is a billionaire who has used to fortune to influential political policies toward an extremely progressive bent.

Politico reports: “Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is preparing to file paperwork to qualify for the Democratic presidential primary in Alabama, ahead of a Friday deadline. The move would be a first step toward a national campaign, though Bloomberg has not made a final decision to run.”

Causes Bloomberg has expressed support for in the past include: banning large sodas, gun bans, and limiting the freedom of the press.

Now, CNBC reports, “is rolling out plans to spend an estimated $15 million to $20 million on a voter registration drive designed to weaken President Donald Trump’s reelection chances in five battleground states.

“News of the large investment, confirmed by Bloomberg’s team on Wednesday, comes less than a week after the former New York City mayor unveiled a $100 million online advertising campaign attacking Trump in four general election swing states as well.”

Why It Matters:

The United States would change drastically if Bloomberg’s vision were to be realized: liberties would be stripped, and a nanny state would take hold in full force.  

Notable Quotes:

  • “Mike is taking the fight directly to Trump where it matters most, in general election battleground states. He did it last week through a $100 million digital ad buy. He’s doing it this week at the ballot box.”

- Bloomberg Spokesman Jason Schechter.

Ted Patterson is editor of Republic Press.

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