President Donald Trump beat Joe Biden in Florida, Ohio, and Texas, while making a mockery of the polls.
Bloomberg’s team said they ran the money in the states as a distraction from their true targets.
“Our goal was to make Trump fight for a state he was taking for granted and draw resources from blue-wall states, allowing Joe Biden to become more competitive in those states,” said Kevin Sheekey, an advisor to Bloomberg. “To make Trump fight like hell in Florida.”
RealClear Politics had Biden leading by 0.9 percent in Florida, and Trump won by 3.4 percent, a 4.3 percent split.
Bloomberg spent $54 million in Florida on advertisements and messaging campaigns.
Despite the money being spent on a distraction campaign, anonymous sources said that Democrats were privately confident about Biden’s prospects in Florida.
The anonymous sources also said that there were plans to convince Biden to offer a cabinet position to Bloomberg.
Trump also beat the polls in Texas, where he was projected to win by 1.3 percent but he won by 5.8 percent. In Ohio, he was projected to have a 1.0 percent victory but he won by 8.2 percent.
While Bloomberg spent millions on states the Democrats had dreamed of flipping blue, he did not invest into Senate races.
The Republicans retained a majority in the Senate, and a recount could give Republican nominee John James the victory in Michigan over incumbent Sen. Gary Peters, D-Mi.
Bloomberg’s next big project may be spending big to influence the outcome of New York City’s mayoral election.
Mayor Bill de Blasio, who has destroyed the city’s economy and undermined its police force, is up for election in 2022.