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  •  So why is the low voter turnout not a reflection (0+ / 0-)

    of the poor policy choices the democrats are presenting?

    If you don't vote Republican, it doesn't mean that you are enthusiastically voting for Democrats, just barely out of necessity to prevent a Republican to win. That's not enough for many to motivate them enough to get out of their arm chairs and go to vote.

    As my colleague said yesterday morning, she hates both Kucinelli and McAuliffe and thinks about not voting at all.
    And she is pretty "conservative" like a Republican turned Democrat version of a German-American. People don't vote in this country for all the most ridiculous reasons. Basically they know their vote doesn't count and changes very little. I would give up on it, if I could vote, probably.

    It's kind of boring to think election cycle by election cycle again and again to "get out the vote". Think about why you have to drag people on their hairs to the voting boot or talk to them in person into it.

    People don't vote, because they know the system is not fair and their vote doesn't change much, at least they don't hold their breath it would change something if they would vote for a candidate who is supposedly doing what they want to see in changes.

    It's as simple as that. But obviously it's unamerican to say something like that, so you just find another reason like my other colleague, who had to do his daily evening runs and and just couldn't vote in VA.

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