Throngs of Trump Fans Expected in New Jersey to Challenge Blue State Narrative

WILDWOOD, N.J.—Don’t write off New Jersey as an easy win for Democrat President Joe Biden, urges Michael Byrne, a Republican who is pushing a grassroots effort to boost former President Donald Trump’s vote tallies here.

“Contrary to popular belief, New Jersey is not a hopelessly liberal state,” Mr. Byrne told The Epoch Times in advance of President Trump’s scheduled May 11 rally in this oceanside town.

“Tens of thousands” of Trump fans are expected to flock to the beach here, he said, possibly forming one of the biggest crowds of the 2024 presidential campaign. The event comes about midway through the former president’s criminal trial on New York business records charges.

Wildwood is a Trump-friendly slice of a state that has voted for Democrat presidential candidates consistently for decades.

The last GOP presidential candidate who won New Jersey was George H.W. Bush in 1988. The state also is home to one of President Trump’s most high-profile critics, former presidential contender and ex-New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.

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