Although the polls in Virginia have stayed consistent with Hillary Clinton leading over Donald Trump by 3.5 points, Virginia may become blue for this election after all. Governor Terry McAuliffe points out that Trump has no ground game like Clinton in Virginia, and that will cost him the vote.
The truth is that Clinton has many more offices than Trump in Virginia. McAuliffe is quoted in the Roanoke Times saying, “I think the problem the Trump campaign is going to face is that, at the end of the day, you’ve got to communicate and identify voters and talk to them about the issues and get them to the polls on Election Day. There is no ground operation for the Trump campaign in Virginia today, to speak of.”
Clinton also has multiple social media accounts associated with the title “Hillary for Virginia” which has boosted her ground game in the digital world. She even has a Snapchat filter that says “Love Trumps Hate” and several Virginia universities have opted to get the filter for their schools.
Unless Trump decides to spend a little more time focusing on the ground game in Virginia, Clinton will win the championship.