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“Never Trump” Republicans Team with Progressives to Convert the President’s Religious Base

posted on August 5, 2020

POLITICO’S Gabby Orr reports that the Never Trump Republicans behind the Lincoln Project are teaming up with the progressive organization Vote Common Good in hopes of mobilizing “faith voters to reject Trump on Election Day.” Orr writes, “The initiative will focus on courting white evangelicals and white Catholics—two demographics Trump won by significant margins in 2016—who have lost patience with the president’s behavior or been disappointed with his handling of the coronavirus pandemic and the Black Lives Matter protest movement against racism.” Doug Pagitt, the progressive evangelical pastor who founded Vote Common Good, said, “I respect the fact that many people feel they’ve been conservatives or Republicans their whole lives … But for them to hear from the Lincoln Project, which is a bunch of Republicans saying they are going to vote for Joe Biden because of their faith, that can be powerful and convincing.”