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  •  As a Nixon-era first-time voter... (6+ / 0-)

    Many of us were voting Democratic in 1972 because it was our butts who were being shipped off to Vietnam and McGovern promised to end the war immediately. We were much more Democratic than our elders in that one election, but later on we were fairly close.

    So our early voting may have been more Democratic than our true tendency.  Since then we have slowly drifted up like the rest of the country.

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