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    AdamSchmidt, slothlax

    This is what I've been hoping progressives realize.

    Governance is more important than winning. In ridiculously gerrymandered districts where it is close to impossible for the other side to win - it becomes important to vote for the best option within the winning party.

    Here's my thinking - the major differences in the population that drive partisan voting patterns revolve around social issues.

    On economic issues, there is 90% congruence in the population - this would be as high as 99.5% as soon as the folks in the 90.1 - 99.5 percentile realize that the <0.5% at the top are using them for votes while undermining the interests of everyone outside the top <0.5%.

    Indeed, it makes more sense in some of the red states to vote for a moderate Republican who knows that their success depends on folks in the middle (independents, moderate Republicans & Democrats).

    In any case - this is what the folks at the top (i.e. the wealthiest <0.5%) do. In blue states, they seek out the most corporate friendly candidate to support

    By the way, this applies in blue districts and senate seats as well. Get the Lieberdem pro-corporate types out and put in pro-people legislators and officials

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