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    DarkLadyNyara, BRog

    If you are wealthy, you have more resources to ride out the storm.  Maybe you have a generator, extra food, your house is built a bit better, you have pumps in your basement.  You probably also live in a neighborhood that's above the flood lines.

    The hurricane doesn't impact you as much as it would impact a poorer voter.

    I think inclement weather usually impacts Democratic turnout more than Republican turnout.

    Democrats are working people, and they tend to live much close to the poverty line.  A storm like this, even just missing a few days of work, can drastically impact them.

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