Democrats Appear To Give Up On Key 2024 Swing State

A new report alleges that the Biden campaign and Democrat donors have given up on a key swing state in the upcoming 2024 election, as they no longer appear to be willing to invest much money or resources in the state.

According to the New York Times, Democrat strategists have lost faith in their ability to secure President Joe Biden’s victory in Georgia.

“Since 2020, Democratic strategists and activists have fixated on how to expand their gains in Georgia, once a Republican stronghold and now a true battleground,” the outlet claimed.

“But some of the state’s most prominent grass-roots organizers — those responsible for engineering President Biden’s victory in 2020 and that of two Democratic U.S. senators in 2021 — are growing concerned that efforts and attention are waning four years later.”

While Democrats previously invested a significant amount of money to help win important elections in Georgia, the money has not been flowing as freely as it did in the past. With a little over a month before their planned efforts to mobilize voters for the 2024 election begin, leading Democrat organizers have reported a deep sense of apathy within key areas they need to drum up support from — meaning that they likely need even more resources to rally Biden voters, but are struggling to find those resources.

Democrats attempting to rally Georgia voters have reportedly been shifting their strategy — including implementing cost-conscious measures to combat the reduction in expected funds, such as delaying large-scale voter engagement programs or relying more on volunteers than paid canvassers. This shift in strategy has reportedly stoked fears among some Democrat organizers about their ability to replicate previous successes. It has also reportedly led to questions about how Democrat donors and party leadership view their chances in Georgia’s upcoming elections, especially as the Biden campaign has claimed that a repeat victory in the state is part of his strategy.

Steve Phillips, an early supporter of two-time failed Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams and a progressive Democrat donor from San Francisco, expressed these concerns in a statement to the New York Times.

“For some inexplicable reason, a lot of people are leaving Georgia out of the top tier of states to focus on next year,” he told the outlet, adding that he had been “hearing from top donors, different advisers to billionaires” that “they have a top tier of five states and Georgia is not in it.”

Phillips went on to lay the blame at the feet of Democrat leadership, claiming: “If the donors are not hearing from the top campaign operatives that we can and should win Georgia, then the donors are not going to be enthusiastic about it.”

Thus far, the Biden campaign doesn’t even have any existing infrastructure in Georgia — which the New York Times asserted was a sign that the state is not being treated as a battleground in the 2024 election.

“It’s no secret across the ecosystem that fund-raising has been a challenge in 2023 going into 2024,” Democratic strategist Jonae Wartel told the outlet in a statement. “I don’t think that, in this moment, the resourcing is where it needs to be but I really think it’s about engaging and appealing to the donor community to really make early investments.”

Meanwhile, recent polls have shown that former President Donald Trump — Biden’s likely 2024 opponent — has a strong lead in Georgia. Biden has also recently been losing support from young voters over his support for Israel.

Biden’s age, his cognitive decline and his poor leadership on the economy have become major issues for voters — and his fellow Democrats, including primary challengers, have even begun to argue that Biden has no chance of winning re-election.