Everyone knows how important securing the border is to Donald Trump, but even he is quick to point out that ending election fraud is even more important. Trump’s leadership on election integrity puts him a mile ahead of every other politician. The Never-Trumpers continue to deny the importance of this issue, which could result in permanent one-party rule by Democrats. If you don’t believe me, look no further than California, where a groundswell movement to recall its tyrannical Governor Gavin Newsom was shut down by a porous mail-in system enabling unverified voting. Then California Dems made their anything-goes style of voting permanent, which ensures it will continue to be a one-party state.
The same could not be said in Iowa and the rest of the Midwest, where election integrity is taken seriously and Trump is immensely popular. Trump enjoys a 53% approval rating in Iowa, the same number that disapproves of Biden nationwide. Future presidential elections and key votes in Congress will be decided by the Midwest, stretching from Pennsylvania in the east to Oklahoma in the southwest.
America’s most famous painting is “American Gothic,” which depicts a skeptical Iowa farmer standing next to his homely daughter, armed with a pitchfork if needed to defend their farmhouse. That defense is needed now, as the East and West Coast increasingly rob the Midwest on energy and other issues. Drought-ravaged California even banned gasoline-powered lawnmowers, which are necessary in the fertile Midwest on a weekly basis. There are virtually no oil, coal, or traditional car manufacturers in the eastern or western states, but all of those are fundamental to the Midwest. Clearly, Dems have to make big changes on energy policy if they want the hope of any political energy in the next election cycle.
Democrats will need to win three big states in the Midwest to hold onto the White House, while the bellwether state of Iowa goes strongly Republican. However, they are increasingly realizing that Donald Trump is no longer a New Yorker. He is a man with immense popularity in the Midwest. All the pronouns in the world won’t save Democrats if they don’t come to terms with the values that put the “heart” in America’s heartland.