Ignored by GOP, blue-collar voters lined up for Trump

Thursday, November 10, 2016
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Chad Groening, Billy Davis (OneNewsNow.com)

Trump supporters in Rust BeltA veteran conservative says Election Day numbers suggest a "revolt" from blue-collar workers helped put Donald Trump in the White House. 

"What Donald Trump rode into office yesterday was a tidal wave of heartland, blue-collar families," Gary Bauer wrote in his daily End of Day commentary Wednesday.

Bauer, who served in the Reagan White House, points to polling of rural voters in Michigan, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania. Voters in all three states chose Trump in higher numbers than Mitt Romney in 2012.

Pennsylvania showed the biggest margin over Hillary Clinton, 71 percent to 26 percent, up from 59 percent to 40 percent four years ago. 

Trump Pence thumbs upTrump entered Election Day as the underdog in the Electoral College, needing to steal a Rust Belt state from Clinton to remain competitive.

Michigan voters had not voted for a Republican nominee since 1988, ABC News pointed out, helping deliver "one of the biggest electoral upsets of modern political history."  

Longtime conservative activist Tom Pauken, who formerly led the Texas Republican Party, tells OneNewsNow that Americans in those states realized they were living in a nation in decline.

"And they saw Trump as our last hope and a chance to turn things around," says Pauken, who supported Trump and served as a convention delegate.

In his End of Day commentary, Bauer also writes that the "Republican establishment" has refused to heed the frustration of rural voters over open borders and globalism. He likened Trump's vow to listen to those "forgotten Americans" to Reagan's fight with the entrenched political class.  

"I knew something big was happening yesterday," Bauer writes, "when our contacts began reporting that there were historic lines of grim-faced people casting their ballots, essentially trying one more time to get Washington's attention." 

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