Arizona abortion ruling a 'major problem' for Trump's campaign, claims Farage

Arizona abortion ruling a 'major problem' for Trump's campaign, claims Farage
Georgia Pearce

By Georgia Pearce

Published: 11/04/2024

- 08:04

Nigel Farage has warned that the Arizona Supreme Court ruling on Abortion will cause problems for Donald Trump and could cost him the key swing state.

Speaking on GB News, Nigel Farage said:“Abortion was not a particularly huge issue in American politics until the Supreme Court who, under Donald Trump, saw more conservative judges appointed, got rid of what was known as Roe v. Wade. What it meant was it was now down to the individual states to decide whether to allow abortion to happen or not.

“Overnight it became a big political issue. Now the Supreme Court in Arizona has voted by four votes to two to say there will now be a total ban on abortion with just a few exceptional circumstances, bringing it down from the previous 16-week period. It suddenly becomes a massive political issue in what is a key swing state.

“Remember, Biden won this literally by a hair's breadth in 2020, Trump having won it in 2016. And whilst those Republicans who are ‘pro-life’ and strong Christians believe in their position very strongly and very passionately, it is a minority view.

“Overall, about 60% of Arizonans are pro-choice. And this is a problem because the way American politics works, if you get enough signatures in a state, you will have what they call a ballot measure, effectively, a state referendum.

“And I'll predict right now: there will be a state referendum - a ballot measure on November the fifth, the same day as the Presidential election - which says this ruling must be overturned.

“And what that will do is increase the turnout of people who want to come and vote pro-choice who will also vote Democrat at the same time.

“I think this has very big political implications. I think it's a major problem for Trump and his campaign.”


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