Polish-American Voters May Be Key To Reelecting Trump

Anti-Communist Polish-American voters were key to helping President Trump win the White House in 2016.

Polish Americans make up approximately 10 percent of the populations of Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania and vote in larger numbers than other residents in those states, accounting for almost 15 percent of the total vote. 

President Trump flipped those three normally Democratic states in 2016, winning all of them by less than 1 percent of the vote. He won an estimated 70 to 75 percent of the Polish-American vote in 2016. Without those votes, he would not have won those three states critical to his election. 

A massive anti-Communist Polish-American vote in 2020, with more than 70 percent voting for President Trump, would enable him to win these three essential states again and return to the White House for a second term. 

Polish-American voters have every reason to vote in even greater numbers and percentages for Trump this year than they did in 2016. 

Trump has proven himself to be an historic president when it comes to U.S.-Polish relations and the interests of Polish Americans. 

His rousing speech in Warsaw in July 2017 was among the greatest defenses of Western Civilization and the most resounding statement of Poland’s historic role in the defense of freedom ever made by a world leader.

In the 1980s, President Ronald Reagan, in alliance with Pope John Paul II and Margaret Thatcher, helped inspire the Polish people to bring down the Iron Curtain, freeing Poland and all of Eastern Europe from the oppression and destitution of Communism. 

Trump has augmented Reagan’s actions by making America Poland’s foremost ally and joining with Warsaw in an alliance against globalism and the consequent loss of national sovereignty.

In the 2016 campaign, President Trump won the attention and respect of more than 10 million Polish-American voters by personally meeting with more than 100 Polish-American civic leaders at the Polish National Alliance headquarters in Chicago on September 25, 2016. 

That three-hour give-and-take captured the attention of Polish Americans and won their respect. It received massive media attention in Polish-American media and in Poland itself. It triggered an enormous turnout of Polish Americans, and as much as 75 percent of their votes went to Trump.

Our organization, Polish-Americans for Trump, now is actively organizing a new major give-and-take meeting between the president and leaders of the Polish-American community. One of the three battleground states of Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and Michigan will likely be the venue for the upcoming event. 

Polish Americans predominantly are Catholic and one of the strongest pro-life ethnic coalitions in the United States. President Trump has become the greatest pro-life president in recent American history and is fighting relentlessly to defend the rights of the unborn. With the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the issue is even more urgent.

Polish Americans for Trump proudly honors the gallantry of Count Casimir Pulaski, “Father of the American Cavalry,” and Tadeusz Kościuszko, architect of the American defenses at West Point and Saratoga, both of whom contributed mightily to our victory in the Revolutionary War. Pulaski was mortally wounded leading a cavalry charge during the Battle of Savannah.

On August 15, Poland and America commemorated the 100th anniversary of the historic 1920 Battle of Warsaw, Poland’s decisive victory in its war with Bolshevik Russia. With the help of the Kosciuszko Squadron, volunteer American fighter pilots repaying our Revolutionary War debt to Kosciuszko and Pulaski, the depleted Polish army smashed the Bolsheviks at the gates of Warsaw and saved Europe from a Marxist onslaught. 

Polish Americans know well the deprivation, oppression and thuggery of Marxism, either through having experienced it firsthand or listening to the experiences of family members. And we know that Polish Americans can help defeat the current domestic surge of Marxist revolutionaries by turning out in record numbers again and voting for freedom, Western Civilization, the U.S. Constitution, and the American way of life. 

About William Ciosek

William Ciosek is co-chairman of Polish Americans for Trump, a founding member of the Foundation to Illuminate America's Heroes, co-founder of Genesis Productions, and co-producer of a major motion picture being developed about the Kosciuszko Squadron. To learn more, please visit www.illuminateamericasheroes.com

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