In 2016, Donald Trump won Wisconsin by just 23,000 votes, making him the first Republican to take the state since 1984. This defeat was shocking to Democrats. Swing Left Greater Boston knew it was going to be another tight race for the super state’s 10 electoral college votes at the start of the year, and the race in Wisconsin only got more challenging as the year went on. The state saw huge missteps in its attempt to expand mail-in voting, protests and mass unrest in the aftermath of the police shooting of Jacob Blake, and a surge in coronavirus cases across the state in the fall. It was difficult on so many fronts, but in the election, Joe Biden won Wisconsin by just over 20,000 votes.
More than 1,800 Swing Left Greater Boston volunteers supported the state with more than 50,000 actions like making phone calls, writing letters and postcards, and sending text messages to Democratic voters. This team helped flip the state back to blue and inch Joe Biden closer to victory, which was later solidified with his win in Pennsylvania.