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Local Republicans mobilize for Trump, GOP election push

Posted at 7:41 PM, Nov 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-02 22:41:51-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Local Republicans are mobilizing supporters and volunteers for the 2020 general election push. It’s an effort to help the GOP’s chances statewide.

Republican volunteers are at the ready In this strategy session to mobilize support.

“Signed up five people to vote. So far, I’ve knocked on a hundred doors,” Thomas Sobol, a local volunteer said.

Sobol is a local voter who has volunteered for the trump campaign for about a month.
He’s a lifelong Republican voter who became politically active because of the president.

“I just like the way he talks to the people. He tweets, I get up in the morning and read his tweets. He’s speaking to me; he’s speaking to a lot of other people,” he said.

The canvassing is part of the Republican strategy to make the state red again focusing on the presidential election and local congressional races. Trump narrowly lost the state by about 2 percentage points in 2016.

Saturday’s training event was one of many that took place nationwide with the message of opposing the impeachment inquiry and taking back the House. Sobol wants to reach out to anyone willing to listen.

“If people want to at least talk and talk about ideas and how the Republican party and the president can help them, that’s what it’s all about,” he said.

“It’s very encouraging to see so many people volunteering their time,” Assemblyman Gregory Hafen II of Pahrump, said.

He says mobilizing voters is crucial for statewide success especially in areas that aren’t considered toss-ups.

“They need to understand how important it is that every single one of them gets out and votes and makes sure their voice is being heard,” he said.

Voices that will play a part when November 2020 rolls around.

Molly Forgey with the Nevada State Democratic Party released a statement saying: “The Trump campaign couldn’t be in a worse position in Nevada as they approach one year out from the general election. They named failed gubernatorial candidate Adam Laxalt as a campaign co-chair, the lone Republican congressman from Nevada publicly supports the impeachment inquiry, and Democrats continuously out-register Republicans forcing the GOP down a path to becoming the equivalent of a third party in Clark County. As the GOP moves to cancel their caucus, we are working in every county registering Democrats, recruiting volunteers, and training Nevadans on the caucus process. Next February, Nevada Democrats will elect the nominee who will go on to defeat Trump in 2020.”