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The Ciattarelli-Allen Get-out-the-Vote Strategy: Trumpism and Suburban White Backlash


Yet after this weekend, it is clear that the Ciattarelli-Allen campaign will appeal to white prejudice against ALL people of color, not just African-Americans.  The Diane Allen target was Latinos.  Her radio interview remarks about undocumented Latino immigrants bringing COVID-19 across the border have been widely reported:

I mean, right now look at all these people with COVID who are coming across the border, and it scares me. They’re put on buses, I suspect some of them are coming up to New Jersey.  N — not a good idea. [But] the people pulled over from the borders who are carrying illegal guns or drugs, or whatever. So there’s a lot of things going on that I didn’t want to see go on, and that was the reason that I voted for Trump.”  

Read the full article here, originally published by InsiderNJ on August 11, 2021.