WASHINGTON — President Trump’s campaign and the Republican National Committee passed an enormous milestone this week — making contact with their 100 millionth voter through door knocking and phone banking.
The RNC says it has knocked on the doors of 12 million potential voters in battleground states since mid-June — that’s around 1 million a week — while the Biden campaign has knocked on zero.
The wildly different door-to-door strategies could make all the difference in races up and down the ballot in states like New Hampshire, Pennsylvania and Michigan, which were won by razor-thin margins in 2016.
And to get there, RNC chief of staff Richard Walters told The Post, they turned to an unlikely source: Barack Obama.
“We are not secretive about our strategy when it comes to our field program. We copied Barack Obama,” Walters said.
“People made fun of him in 2012 for being a community organizer, but he organized himself into a second term,” Walters said of the Obama ground game strategy. “It’s interesting to me that Biden, who was on the winning ticket in 2008 and 2012 and was elected based on this strategy, has decided to forgo that strategy.
“We saw it work for Obama in 2012 and we saw it work for us in 2016. It’s mind-blowing that Biden isn’t doing it.”