Trump campaign, RNC tout 3 million voter contacts in NC

Supporters of President Donald Trump cheer during a campaign rally. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

RALEIGH – The North Carolina Trump Victory campaign, the combined field operation of President Donald Trump’s re-election team and the Republican National Committee, has made of 3 million voter contacts in the state, according to an RNC spokeswoman.

The voter contacts include phone calls and door-to-door canvassing in the state even as the campaign shifted to mostly virtual activities during the coronavirus pandemic.

The Trump Victory team has over 120 staffers in North Carolina who have conducted “nearly 1,600 virtual events” and nationally, the campaign has hired over 1,500 staffers and trained 1.4 million volunteers.

“The fact that the North Carolina Trump Victory Team has made over 3 million calls to voters is a testament to the great team we have put in the field and the historic investment that we are making in the state this cycle. It is also evidence that the enthusiasm for President Trump and our Republican candidates is off the charts.  We look forward to breaking records for voter engagement and delivering a big win on November 3,“ North Carolina Republican Party chairman Michael Whatley told North State Journal.

The campaign says they are relying on their data, technology, and field programs to carry President Trump to re-election. According to the RNC, more than $350 million has been invested in the party’s data, technology, and field programs since 2013.

An RNC spokeswoman told NSJ that the Trump campaign and the RNC “never picked up off the ground in North Carolina,” and said that former Vice President Joe Biden’s campaign, which recently announced a set of hires in the state, “can’t parachute in at the 11th hour” and compete with the community-based ground game they’ve set established.

Trump Victory said their volunteers represent the heart and soul of the operation, and are trained in digital organizing, petitioning, and voter registration in order to turn their enthusiasm into action with just over 100 days left before the November election.

A recent poll from NC-based Cardinal Point Analytics shows the race in North Carolina could be decided by which campaign is more organized. The poll of 547 likely voters showed President Trump leading Biden by one point, 49% to 48% with just 3% undecided.

Bill Stepien, who recently was named campaign manager by the President, also said that the organization would help decide the election.

“We have a better team, better voter information, a better ground game, better fundraising, and most importantly, a better candidate with a better record. If we win more days than Joe Biden wins, President Trump will be re-elected.  We will expose Joe Biden as a hapless tool of the extreme left and contrast his failures with the undeniable successes of President Trump,” Stepien said in a statement last week.