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Alabamians are ‘looking for a bold conservative’ – ALGOP Chairman Wahl says of major Trump win

Alabama Republican Party Chairman John Wahl believes former President Donald Trump’s major victory in the state on Super Tuesday is a sign that Alabamians overwhelmingly support his America First message.

Trump won the Alabama Republican Party primary with 83.2% of the vote, which was the highest percentage he achieved in any state on Super Tuesday. Former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley’s finished second with only 13% of the vote.

Wahl praised Trump’s victory Wednesday on WVNN’s “The Yaffee Program.”

“I think that speaks a lot about the position that the Republican Party voters are in Alabama,” Wahl said. “They are looking for a bold conservative. They’re looking for someone who really pushes back against the establishment, who’s going to go to Washington D.C., who’s going to drain the swamp, and is really going to talk about the issues that are really affecting people in their daily lives, and not with a politically correct message, but with an America first message.”

The GOP Chair believes most of those who voted for Haley in the primary will show up for Trump in the general election.

“There is no way you’re going to have a Republican primary voter who voted for Nikki Haley who thinks that somehow that cause they supported Nikki Haley that Joe Biden and his policies are actually going to be better for the country than Donald Trump,” he argued. “That is a mainstream media pipedream and is just not going to come to pass.”

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Wahl said there’s currently much more energy from voters for Trump than for Biden.

“The other thing that often gets pushed under the rug and people don’t consider is the voter excitement,” he said. “Who can turn out their base and gain a few percentage points based on that turnout. And look, we’ve seen that with Donald Trump for years…Donald Trump supporters are engaged, they’re excited, they’re going to come out and vote. There’s not much to come out and vote for with Joe Biden.”

He also thinks many of the independents who voted for Biden in 2020 with switch to Trump in 2024.

“We’ve talked about suburban families and suburban moms and the impact they had on the last election cycle, if you ask them about what their children are learning in school, they’re on the Republican side not the Democrat side,” he said. “And I think there’s a silent vote there that people are ignoring.”

Yaffee is a contributing writer to Yellowhammer News and hosts “The Yaffee Program” weekdays 9-11 a.m. on WVNN. You can follow him on Twitter @Yaffee

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