The Vacancy Fight May Save Trump’s Campaign

President Donald Trump gestures during a campaign event in Fayetteville, N.C., September 19, 2020. (Tom Brenner/Reuters)
The focus shifts from COVID-19 to a sympathetic female nominee and Democrats’ threats to pack the court and radically alter our constitutional order.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE T he tantrum you’re noticing right now is a result of the sudden dramatic change in the dynamics of the 2020 election. The Supreme Court vacancy in the wake of Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death helps Donald Trump’s reelection campaign. It may not put him over the finish line, but it’s going to help a lot, just as early voting is starting in some states.

The general thrust of the 2020 election was a man-on-man contest between Donald Trump and Joe Biden. That contest favored Joe Biden. He made character and trust almost the entire text of his convention speech. The No. 1 …

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