Senior citizens turned out in swing states for President-elect Biden

There was a lot at stake for America’s senior citizens in this year’s presidential election.

Alliance for Retired Americans (ARA) Executive Director Rich Fiesta analyzed the recent election, discussed why America’s seniors voted the way they did and more on America’s Work Force Union Podcast.

Swinging the senior vote

In 2016, senior citizens sent a message that they wanted to give Donald Trump a chance at leading the U.S. Four years later, some remained in his corner while many fled due to comments made and policies suggested by President Trump.

While the President appears to have retained the senior vote overall, it slipped and in some cases flipped in some crucial swing states. President Trump lost the senior vote in critical states such as Michigan and Pennsylvania

Fiesta has lend this Biden victory to the comments made by President Trump and some of his policy suggestions. The President has shown hostility towards the funding of social security and Medicare, leaving many seniors to turn towards President-elect Biden.

In the Senate, Fiesta said the ARA worked hard to push Senator-elect Mark Kelly in Arizona and will put forth efforts in the upcoming runoff election in Georgia.

President-elect Biden will be friendly to seniors

As a Senator, President-elect Biden built a 96 percent approval rating from the ARA. Fiesta also said the expected cabinet appointments look promising to senior citizens.

He also believes the Biden administration will ensure any vaccine is free to all citizens and will prioritize America’s senior citizens.


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