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  •  Re: Obama's election and voter suppression (1+ / 0-)
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    alwaysquestion

    1) I agree with your insinuation that a Romney win, even with increased funding, was unlikely. Republicans realized only afterwards how much the party needed an image overhaul. (Though they don't seem to be doing much about it.)

    I do think, however, that money has an almost tangible effect on smaller elections. In that same election (2012), 89% of Wisconsin's 115 state legislative contests were won by the better-funded candidate. And that's just one state-- there are clear trends nationwide showing that money leads to wins.

    2) I agree; voter suppression is a GOP effort to prevent those least likely to vote Republican from expressing those opinions at the polls. Instead of amending failed policies and unpopular platforms, Republicans now employ a campaign strategy that manipulates IF constituents vote... not "for whom."

    Take a look at this recent Think Progress post about how Republicans are so (apparently admittedly) out of touch that a perceived dip in minority voting is seen as making for a "great year" for Republicans. Unbelievable.  

    •  Yep, saw that earlier, which (0+ / 0-)

      tells me where their real fears lie.  I just wish we could get the youth out there in greater numbers.  Need to start a 'Youth+" campaign where all registered youth grab one unregistered youth and get them registered. Then get them all out the door to vote in all elections.

      I agree with your analysis on money buying smaller elections.  I live in MI and we are completely controlled by repubs.  And we are gerrymandered, so not quite so much hope in future years.  Our only hope at this point is to make Gov. Snyder a one term gov so the new dem gov can start stamping veto on a lot of things, but a lot of damage has already been done.

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