If you listen to the liberal media, they would have you believe that the Democrats are in great shape.
They want you to think the Democrats are perfectly positioned to beat Trump in 2020.
In reality, things are very different.
In the state of South Dakota, Democrats are not even going to have an office.
The Argus Leader reports:
South Dakota Democratic Party closing Sioux Falls, Rapid City offices
The South Dakota Democratic Party will no longer have a physical presence in the state.
The state party is closing its offices in Sioux Falls and Rapid City at the end of September, and party staff will begin working remotely due to the party’s dwindling finances, according to SDDP Chair Paula Hawks. The party is also canceling a Black Hills fundraising event scheduled for next month. No layoffs related to the party’s financial situation have taken place, Hawks said.
To get itself out of financial straits, Hawks said the party is setting fundraising goals and talking with the party’s donors and Founders Club members.
“We are feeling very optimistic that we will be moving forward with strength and financial stability,” Hawks said.
The SDDP started the month of July, the most recent reporting period, with $31,267 in the bank and ended the month with $3,181, according to the Federal Elections Commission. The party’s finances have been on a downward trend this year from $88,127 in cash on hand at the start of the year. The party also receives at least $10,000 monthly from the Democratic National Party, according to FEC reports.
This is kind of a big deal.
The South Dakota Democratic Party is closing its two remaining offices. Staff will work remotely for lack of funding – https://t.co/e8pjpoPnqC
— Reid Wilson (@PoliticsReid) September 3, 2019
It’s also a big change from how things were not too long ago:
15 years ago, South Dakota had an all Democratic congressional delegation https://t.co/snpVNjw8w1
— Ben Jacobs (@Bencjacobs) September 3, 2019
Amazing. State had an all-Dem cong'l delegation as recently as 2004; and sent to the Senate towering figures in liberalism of the last half-century (McGovern, Daschle, Abourezk).https://t.co/7BZvtLPGko
— KC Johnson (@kcjohnson9) September 3, 2019
Wow. They almost won a governor's race in 2018! https://t.co/uOXbrUElol
— Sean T at RCP (@SeanTrende) September 3, 2019
This should highlight what would happen if the electoral college was removed. If the DNC doesn't think South Dakota is worth saving right now, they sure as heck won't think its worth much if its electoral votes are removed. https://t.co/8SsH2OfeC2
— Lex Jameson (@RealLexJameson) September 3, 2019
That last tweet raises an excellent point.