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  •  Weren't all those things (0+ / 0-)

    in play in 2012? Didn't work then, and that was a Presidential year!

    "Lone catch of the moon, the roots of the sigh of an idea there will be the outcome may be why?"--from a spam diary entitled "The Vast World."

    by bryduck on Sat Jul 12, 2014 at 09:58:26 AM PDT

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    •  Democrats cast a half million MORE votes than (0+ / 0-)

      Republicans did in 2012 but because of the  Republicans holding the majority in State Legislatures in 2010 THEY got to do the majority of redistricting in 2010 ---

      which means that even though Democrats cast more vote, more Republicans won US House seats in 2012.

      It did work in 2012, but US politics being what it is, even winning more votes doesn't always mean you win the race.

      Which is another reason why spending our GOTV activity on already registered Voters is the best strategy in this election cycle.


      "I like paying taxes...with them, I buy Civilization"

      by Angie in WA State on Sat Jul 12, 2014 at 10:55:46 AM PDT

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      •  Right--and this is still the case. n/t (0+ / 0-)

        "Lone catch of the moon, the roots of the sigh of an idea there will be the outcome may be why?"--from a spam diary entitled "The Vast World."

        by bryduck on Sat Jul 12, 2014 at 11:50:20 AM PDT

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