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  •  Most of the polling people have said that (9+ / 0-)

    Sarvis took from both candidates.  It was more of a protest vote apparently.  Both sides behind the scenes were saying that Sarvis wasn't going to determine the election.

    There are those who look at things the way they are, and ask why... I dream of things that never were, and ask why not? - Robert Kennedy

    by choochmac on Tue Nov 05, 2013 at 07:28:48 PM PST

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    •  Still (2+ / 0-)
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      madronagal, Hastur

      even if 50% of the Sarvis voters had McAuliffe as their 2nd choice (and that is probably optimistic) it was a close election and could have gone the other way w/o a 3rd party. So it is really scary that someone as far right as Cuccinelli could get that close to being governor of a good-sized state.

    •  But he might have. (1+ / 0-)
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      Wreck Smurfy

      "Most pollsters" did not get close to the result. In fact, of all the recent polls, the Quinipiac 2% of a few days ago, looks right on the mark.

      So it would be interesting to see what they had to say about Sarvis.

      But a win with a third party candidate is still a win, just ask former gipper Ronnie Reagan (Anderson) or even Bill Clinton (Perot).

      One of the most poignant political memories (right below Obama's first win) was the scene of Perot and his wife dancing when Clinton won in '92 with a huge cheshire cat grin on his face for defeating his old nemesis Bush Sr.


      What separates us, divides us, and diminishes the human spirit.

      by equern on Tue Nov 05, 2013 at 07:40:45 PM PST

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    •  I worked the polls in VA today. Saw my first (0+ / 0-)

      "none of the above" straight ticket write-in ballot tonight. Who can blame her/him?

      Courage is contagious. - Daniel Ellsberg

      by semiot on Tue Nov 05, 2013 at 07:51:14 PM PST

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