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PANIC IN PA: Democrat Lt. Gov. Frets Over Trump Support: ‘That’s Not Photoshop’

"I don’t care what polls say."
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Democratic Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman vocalized the apparent concern among prominent Democrats over the 2020 presidential election, alerting his followers to President Donald Trump’s massive rally crowd on Saturday night in Butler, Pennsylvania, and urging fellow Democrats for vote blue.

“The President is popular in PA,” Fetterman posted, captioning a Reuters image of the Trump rally.

“I don’t care what polls say,” the Democrat continued. “With 700K ballots still out there, you need to BANK YOUR BALLOT. Use a Dropbox. Get them in.”

Apparently responding to Democrats who suggested the photograph was fake, Fetterman wrote, “She (reporter Gabby Orr) is with Politico. This is not MAGA propaganda. Can’t fake a crowd like that. But you *can* make sure you show up and get every vote in. Every Vote Matters. Get Them In.”

“That’s not photoshop. That’s a [Reuters] image of Butler,” he emphasized. “The Battle for Pennsylvania, and maybe the Presidency will be won or lost by you.”

Fetterman was reacting to a rally photo from reporter Gabby Orr. “Massive crowd here in Butler, Pa. with 72 hours to go until Election Day,” she captioned the image.

According to local news outlet the Butler Eagle, more than 10,000 were in attendance supporting POTUS.

“The president has a very strong, sturdy base here, and what he’s doing is juicing turnout in those small counties,” Fetterman said, according to a Washington Post report published Saturday.

“I am absolutely convinced that we have a lot of enthusiasm, too, on our side,” he added. “But there’s a lot of factors you can’t extrapolate into a poll that are absolutely significantly in play in Pennsylvania.”

Fetterman isn’t the only Democrat worried about Election Day, according to the Post report.

“I am worried about Pennsylvania,” admitted Neil Oxman, a veteran Democratic strategist based in the state. Mr. Oxman said he is concerned about base turnout, among other issues.

Back in 2016, Trump shocked Democrats with his win in the battleground state. And the president hopes to hang on to the state this year, despite an apparent Joe Biden lead, according to the polls.

“Polling averages show Biden’s advantage in Pennsylvania has shrunk somewhat and now lies between four and seven points,” noted the Post. “That is slightly larger than Clinton’s four years ago, but far from enough for Democrats to feel safe.”

Trump scheduled four rallies in the state this weekend.

Speaking to supporters on Saturday night, Trump emphasized his support for fracking, law enforcement officers, criminal justice reform, and school choice.

Thank you Pennsylvania! With your vote, we will continue to support our Military, Veterans and our Police Officers,” Trump posted Saturday. “Biden and Harris would pass legislation to slash police funding all across America. They stand with the rioters – we stand with the HEROES of Law Enforcement! #MAGA.”

Joe Biden has vowed to ABOLISH American Oil and Natural Gas,” he said in another post. “Today I signed an order to strongly protect Pennsylvania’s energy & fracking industry. If Biden & Harris get in, they will terminate this order and implement the Green New Deal. Get out and VOTE!”

“Joe Biden has been a disaster for African Americans and Hispanic Americans—I am fighting for citizens of every race, color and creed,” POTUS added. “We achieved record low unemployment rates. I signed landmark Criminal Justice Reform, and we will deliver School Choice!”

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