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By John Zmirak, The Stream, February 27, 2020

John Zmirak is a senior editor at The Stream, and author or co-author of ten books, including several on Catholicism.

recent survey by RealClearPolitics and EWTN News exposes deep fault lines over politics, basic morals, and core Christian beliefs among self-professed U.S. Catholics. As I’ve written here before, the Catholic vote matters to everyone. It might be the hinge on which the 2020 election turns. While we can write off as hopeless many Catholic voters in the Northeast (see Rhode Island, the most “Catholic” and perhaps the most pro-choice state in the Union), that’s not the whole story.

Catholics are a huge swing vote in crucial Midwestern “battleground” states. That is, the places which President Trump shocked Democrats by winning in 2016. But he won by narrow margins, small enough that the states could go either way in 2020. So the voting choices of large subgroups such as Catholics, and the intensity of their turnout, could spell the difference between a second term for Trump, and a socialist in the White House.  ….

Read more here:  stream.org/why-do-so-many-catholics-vote-wrong/