Can Nelson Pivot Back?
Nelson is one of five counties in the 5th that is a pivot county. In 2008 Obama won by 9.15%, in 2012 by 2.72%, but Trump won in 2016 by 5.59%. Buckingham had an even larger swing. With that in mind what can the Nelson County Democrats do to swing the county back? In part we need those swing voters to come back. It will not be enough to rail against Trump and the Republicans. We will need to show that electing a Democrat will be better for them and the district. Electing a Democrat in the 5th is a daunting task. Perriello won by only 727 votes, which is why pivoting Nelson back is such an important task. The midterms are less than 100 days away.