At a meeting with Athens Democrats on Saturday, Richard McDaniel, the Georgia political director for Hillary for America, told attendees that their focus should be getting out the vote for Clinton, not trying to convince supporters of Donald Trump to vote for her, according to a story in the Athens Banner Herald. McDaniel was accompanied by Democratic Party of Georgia Field Director Max Doty, who told attendees,
“I don’t want anybody in here talking to a Trump supporter,” Doty said.
Doty told the group that, at this stage of the presidential race, with a little more than two months remaining until the Nov. 8 general election, most people have decided who they’ll support in the presidential race.
As a result, Doty said, it makes little sense for Democrats to argue with Trump supporters, because they’ll be wasting time that could be better spent in urging people with a history of voting for Democratic candidates to make their way to the polls.
Despite the requests of some in attendance for material that could be used to counter anti-Clinton arguments, the two emphasized the importance of getting out the vote in November, claiming that there were “hundreds of thousands” of Democratic voters who failed to go to the polls in 2004 and 2012.