To: US Navy Vet
I’m having a hard time with this turnout thing. I don’t even live in a swing state, but the turnout was crazy here. People were in line forever. The lines were full of short-haired men and with women dressed in red; the parking lots were full of pickup trucks. Conservatives turned out in droves, in herds, in masses. You may have heard that in heavily conservative areas of Virginia like Norfolk, there were people (service members and their families) standing in line for THREE HOURS in the dark and cold after the polls closed, stubbornly insisting on their right to vote. We didn’t see this for McCain and Palin, sorry. So I’m mystified: where did all their votes go? Where?
posted on 11/08/2012 11:34:35 AM PST
(The OTTB Mare)
Im having a hard time with this turnout thing. I dont even live in a swing state, but the turnout was crazy here. ... Im mystified: where did all their votes go? Where?
Maybe they were Dim voters? If you look at results across the country, the Rats got out their vote. Here in CA, they have a 2/3 supermajority in the legislature for the first time in decades.
OTOH white turnout was down. Not in relative percentage but in absolute numbers. If whites had turned out in bigger numbers proportional to their fraction of the population, Romney and many other Pubbies would have won.
Was it evangelicals sitting it out? See my post,
posted on 11/08/2012 11:55:56 AM PST
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