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  •  Color me skeptical on downvote... (1+ / 0-)
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    Stranded Wind

    impact.  Here in Oregon, there were record numbers of undervotes in this year's primary, many voters choosing to mark their ballots only in the presidential race.

    Since Obama won all but a handful of counties handily, it would appear that a large number of his supporters (presumably new or newly energized voters) were not interested in supporting Democrats in any other races.

    It remains to be seen whether this holds true in the Fall as well.

    Healthcare NOT Warfare! (Petition)

    by jgilhousen on Thu Jun 26, 2008 at 06:44:26 PM PDT

    •  I'm not sure is a Primary undervote translates (3+ / 0-)

      to a general undervote.  In a primary, people may not vote for races they havn't heard much about, but in a general, they are more likely to vote for every democrat.  Do you have straight ticket voting in Oregon?

      It is very important to emphasize voting the whole ticket though.  I always tell people who say they will vote that local races are where it's at, sometimes bringing up an example of a nearby race that was won or lost by only a few dozen votes, and a lot of places will have a recent race like that.

    •  That's the beauty of the 50 State Strategy (1+ / 0-)
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      Colorado Billy

      When Obama goes to Oregon and appears with local dem candidates, it will help them.

      The signers of the Constitution created a Liberal Democratic Republic. Or else.

      by Karl Rover on Thu Jun 26, 2008 at 07:11:08 PM PDT

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