'We Need You' is the rally cry on November 1 as the Trump Train leaves the station hosted by WKY Trump Supporters
The "We need you" Trump slogan is spreading across the country. As voter turnout continues to exceed expectations, now more than ever grassroots efforts and ignited campaigns are working overtime.
Voter turnout in 2016 was nothing like the 2020 election. The uniqueness of the '2020' situation has everybody guessing the results. Listening and watching the polls is counterproductive. Getting out and spreading the word is the answer to this year's contest.
The Trump campaign has long known its best shot at winning was finding new voters in its strongholds, rather than persuading swing Democrats or independents. They used Trump’s raucous rallies in small towns and places that rarely get presidential attention to attract those voters to an unconventional campaign. Voter registration and data collection efforts were launched around those events.
There are signs of success: In Florida, the party has registered 475,500 Republicans over the past four years, outpacing gains of 395,600 for Democrats. The campaign has claimed that as many as a quarter of attendees at rallies did not vote in 2016.
In the Midwest, Trump trains and rallies are forming up and until the day of the election. In fact, there's one planned for this weekend.
The November 1st event is hosted by the West Kentucky Trump Supporters
Times and locations for the Trump Train:
Owensboro - The old Kmart on Parrish leaves at 11:50
Henderson - The Fairgrounds leaves at 12:30
Madisonville - Madison Square leaves at 1:15
Hopkinsville - Tie Breaker water park leaves at 2:00
Bowling Green - Walmart on Morgantown Rd. leaves at 3:20
Henderson County - Fairgrounds leaves at 5:20
Please arrive at least 30 minutes before 'the train' leaves the station. The caravan will remain on the road. People waiting at the stops will join 'the train'. Join 'the remind group' by texting @bf84gk to 81010. There will be updates throughout the trip. Remain in the right lane and maintain a 55 mph speed or below.
Owensboro - Brittany Holmes; Henderson - Bobby Proctor; Madisonville - Jim Pendley; Hopkinsville - Rachel Back; Bowling Green - Brittany Holmes
Downtown Paducah in front of the transient boat dock Trump supporters fly their flags.
The Trump Train Caravan is a group of patriotic citizens showing their support for President Donald J. Trump. The event has spread across the country with the show of support by waving American flags, Trump flags, decorated cars/trucks, signage, and red, white, and blue clothing.
In downtown Paducah, The Trump Train Caravan filled the parking lot in front of the transient boat dock on the floodwall river-side down from the Paducah/McCracken Convention Center. As the caravan began to form their train, horns were blowing, flags were flying, and supporters (for the most part) remained in their vehicles.
McCracken County isn't the only county in western Kentucky forming Trump Train's on Saturday. Ballard County began their day at 8 a.m. with plans to join McCracken County residents in their support of President Trump.
In Murray (Calloway County) Kentucky, a Trump tailgate rally was held at the Cheri Theaters. Headed by U.S. Congressman James Comer residents were asked to bring lawn chairs, decorate their vehicles, invite family and friends, and wait for a special message to be delivered. This event started at 10 a.m. Saturday.
Now more than ever, Trump supporters are taking to the streets, meeting at town halls, and spreading the 'get out and vote' message. The election is only 8 days away and early voting is still ongoing, as well as mail in voting. In some counties, ballots are already being calculated.
According to recent news reports, the U.S. Postal Office is working hard to keep up with all of the ballots to deliver the mail in a timely fashion. The hope is that all will run smoothly and every vote will be counted. Since in-person voting is available, you may feel more comfortable casting your vote at your polling location.
Kentucky early voting is October 13 through November 2, except on Sundays. For those voting by mail, postmarks need to be marked by November 3. The General election is November 3. Voting hours are 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
This Saturday, October 17, 2020 from 1 - 3 pm, come out and enjoy the drive-by block party at Big Ed's located at 701 North 8th Street in Paducah, Kentucky. Music, food and community are on the agenda.
It's time to commit to either vote early or vote on November 3rd. Rock the Vote has been empowering encouraging voters to engage and 'be vocal' since 1990. The organization 'Rock the Vote' was founded in 1990 by Virgin Records America Co-Chairman Jeff Ayeroff, to encourage young people to vote. It is geared toward increasing voter turnout among voters ages 18 to 24. Rock the Vote is known for its celebrity spokespeople and its partnership with MTV.
All are welcome and please, if you're able to volunteer, reach out to one of the block party organizers, Toya Benberry, Betty Dobson, or Mayor Brandi Harless. All are availabe on Facebook.