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  •  The GOP effectively represents (0+ / 0-)

    ~25% of registered voters and it has been the case for decades now. Their stance on many important issues garner similar %s of the polls (margins usually decrease after many month of media propaganda). Even the Reagan "landslide" (as the corporate media was fond of calling it) amounted to 27% of the potential electorate. So, there is unfortunately not much that is new under the sun in our sick democracy, and it includes the reasons why they disenfranchise voters that aren't part of their constituencies.

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