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  •  saw the shift in the LGBT vote as well (1+ / 0-)
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    yella dawg

    though, a shift from 80% to 68% in a part of the electorate that made up 3% makes up a total of less than a half of a percent of the total vote.  I'm not really sure how many seats we lost because of it.

    Is it a worrying trend? yeah, probably.  Did it cost us seats? probably not.

    •  I don't think this was significant in the outcome (0+ / 0-)

      Maybe I should have said that. A large majority of self-identified gay voters still supported Democrats. The overall effect of the 12% drop in support was, as you say, about 0.4%, not enough to make much of a difference. I only mention the number because LGBT votes and donations will eventually come up in the post-mortem. Needless to say, if Democrats had done anything noteworthy on gay rights when they had the chance, they would have had the huge glitz factor of support from the music and film industries, something for future generations to consider.

      "I had seen the universe as it begins for all things. It was, in reality, a child's universe, a tiny and laughing universe." Loren Eiseley

      by cadejo4 on Wed Nov 03, 2010 at 07:56:13 AM PDT

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