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  • Did Trump Actually Get 1.7 Million Fewer Votes Than Mitt Romney?

    11/11/2016 4:43:44 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 87 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 11/10/2016 | John Merline
    Stories have been popping in the wake of the 2016 election claiming that Donald Trump not only got fewer popular votes than Hillary Clinton, but he got fewer votes than Mitt Romney did in 2012 when he lost to Barack Obama. The combination seems to undermine Trump's claim to anything like a mandate. "Donald Trump will become president although he received about 1.74 million fewer votes than 2012 Republican nominee Mitt Romney," wrote Kyle Feldscher in the Washington Examiner. Never-Trumper Ben Shapiro, writing in National Review, claimed that "Trump underperformed Romney ... in a vastly expanded electorate. That's not the...
  • The statistics show the lower the voter turnout the better it is for Republicans not Democrats

    10/26/2016 10:56:58 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 16 replies
    vanity | Oct 26, 2016 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    On September 26th Gallup released the results of the survey it does each September before an election. The important data points it contained are significant as a means as calmly accessing where Donald Trump stands going into this year’s election. Within the results was the fact that, at just 47%, the intentions of Democrats to vote is at the lowest point since 2000. This is not the insignificant matter that the Democrat controlled media would have us believe. Aside from the large 11 point intensity to vote edge that Donald Trump voters have, if this portends a lower than usual...
  • States of the Nation [Ipsos/Reuters Turnout Prediction; Map of Electoral Votes]

    09/17/2016 7:07:42 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 10 replies ^ | 9/17/16 | reuters
    SCENARIO THE REUTERS/IPSOS ESTIMATE OF TURNOUT In this scenario: Currently, Reuters/Ipsos estimates overall turnout at around 60%, although that rate varies among different demographic groups. Minority turnout, for example, is expected to be about 43%, while about 59% of African-American women and 69% of White men are projected to cast ballots.
  • Voter turnout: Election may be in hands of few

    08/28/2016 4:19:09 PM PDT · by Innovative · 18 replies
    The Shanee News Star ^ | Aug. 28, 2016 | Vicky O. Misa
    There's an old adage that says, “You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make him drink.” As presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump spend the tail-end of their campaigns securing votes on the big day, their biggest battle may not be getting voters to stand on their side –– as much as getting voters to literally mark that ballot. One of the most obvious determining factors to the election's outcome is whether voters bother going to the polls at all –– leaving the fate of the country in the hands of the few who do. The...
  • Any guesses on what would be a reasonable % for Voter Turnout in 2016? And why?

    2000 50.3% 2004 55.7% 2008 57.1% 2012 54.9%
  • Vanity: The Trump Problem?

    01/11/2016 11:57:21 AM PST · by TangledUpInBlue · 134 replies
    Self | 1/11 | Me
    I consider myself to work with plenty of smart people. Some staunch conservatives, others moderate. But being that this is a financial business, most are not liberal. So the following came up at lunch today with a person recently away from news on vacation. Person: Anything exciting happen with Trump? Me: Not really Person: I can't believe he's still around Me: Why? Person: He's so obnoxious. You wouldn't vote for him would you? Me: Of course. 7 days a week if he's against Hillary. Person: If it's the two of them, I'm not voting. What do you think? Isn't this...
  • Donald Trump’s Iowa Supporters Not Sure They’ll Show Up At The Iowa Caucuses

    12/27/2015 2:43:13 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    Outside The Beltway ^ | December 27, 2015 | Doug Mataconis
    A report from the campaign field in Iowa demonstrates what could be a big problem for Donald Trump, getting all those people who have been showing up at his rallies to actually show up to vote: When Donald Trump held one of his boisterous rallies at the state fairgrounds this month, Bonnie and Randy Reynolds arrived two hours early to make sure they could snag seats. They bought “Make America Great Again” hats, put on campaign T-shirts and passed through a security checkpoint. The West Des Moines couple, who have two grown children, had never been to a political event...
  • Surge of Democratic Turnout Has Yet to Appear

    11/10/2015 6:46:49 AM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies ^ | November 10, 2015 | Michael Barone
    You don't have to wander long in the liberal commentariat to find projections that the Republican Party is in a death spiral, doomed by demographics, discredited by the dissension among House Republicans, disenchanted with its experienced presidential candidates and despised by the great mass of voters. There is something to be said for each of these propositions -- and yet Republican candidates keep winning elections, as in recent contests in Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi and Virginia. Admittedly, the first three of these states have been solidly Republican in recent presidential and congressional elections, and Americans have increasingly been straight-ticket voters. But...
  • Unlikable, Untrustworthy, Unappealing to the Center

    06/11/2015 6:06:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies ^ | June 11, 2015 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    This week in 1976, Jimmy Carter, then-governor of Georgia, locked up the democratic nomination for president when George Wallace, Henry Jackson and Richard Daley released their delegates and endorsed him. Carter was a fresh, smiling face. He had worked hard for the nomination, deciding early in the process that he would compete everywhere, for every vote. He was a relentless campaigner and had scores of volunteers (the Peanut Brigade), who would travel to states, walk door to door, talk about their candidate and follow up with hand-written notes at night. Arkansas Gov. Bill Clinton, who ran 16 years later, was...
  • Mandatory voting? Is Obama kidding, or just plain dumb?

    03/20/2015 5:16:03 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 49 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 03/19/2015 | Staff
    Freedom: By suggesting that voting should be mandatory, President Obama — the "smartest president in history" — has endorsed an idea that is unworkable, unconstitutional and probably wouldn't even boost turnout.
  • GOP: It's Probably in the Bag, but Stay Engaged

    10/24/2014 8:45:30 AM PDT · by rktman · 31 replies ^ | 10/24/2014 | Lloyd Marcus
    For crying out loud, GOP, please, please, please stand for something! There is a verse in the Bible that says, You are neither hot nor cold. You are lukewarm, and I spew you out of my mouth. Even God considers spineless, noncommittal, wimpy, lukewarm behavior distasteful. Conservative-leaning media and pundits all over TV are predicting that the GOP will win big in a week or so; a majority in the U.S. Senate is almost a done deal. However, I caution our side not to count our chickens before they hatch. Polls show that we have shaky narrow leads in some...
  • LA’s Brilliant Plan to Boost Voter Turnout: Bribery

    09/20/2014 6:54:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | September 20, 2014 | Michael Schaus
    The Los Angeles Ethics Commission (the term “ethics” is used rather loosely in this case) has a plan to get more voters to turn out on Election Day. Basically, they think the city should bribe people to show up at the polls. According to LA Times:Alarmed that fewer than one-fourth of voters are showing up for municipal elections, the Los Angeles Ethics Commission voted Thursday to recommend that the City Council look at using cash prizes to lure a greater number of people to the polls. On a 3-0 vote, the panel said it wanted City Council President Herb Wesson's Rules,...
  • Turn Out

    05/15/2014 4:03:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | May 15, 2014 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    It's spring, an election off year and primaries are in full swing across the country. In my home state of Georgia, the primary is less than a week away, and the ballot is chock full of hotly contested primaries. In the race for the open U.S. Senate seat, a slew of Republican candidates are vying for one of the two spots for the July 22 runoff. These candidates include three sitting congressmen -- Paul Braun, Phil Gingrey and Jack Kingston. The top three candidates in this primary are David Perdue, Jack Kingston and Karen Handel; only one of the sitting...
  • Virginia governor hopefuls struggle to appeal to bases

    10/26/2013 11:40:55 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 18 replies
    Pittsburg Tribune ^ | October 26, 2013 | Salena Zito
    WINCHESTER, Va. — Nothing's more elusive in the Old Dominion than a voter who wholeheartedly supports a candidate for governor. Take Bob Courtney, for example. Standing under a post office awning here as a misty rain fell, Courtney said he would “hold my nose and vote” — adding, after a long pause, that he'd pick the Republican as “the lesser of two evils.” With the election nine days away, that Republican — Ken Cuccinelli, the state's attorney general — trails Democratic fundraiser extraordinaire Terry McAuliffe by nearly 18 points in one recent poll. Libertarian Robert Sarvis is a distant third....
  • In a first, black voter turnout rate passes whites

    04/28/2013 7:01:40 PM PDT · by thecodont · 43 replies
    Associated Press via San Francisco Chronicle / ^ | Updated 6:06 pm, Sunday, April 28, 2013 | By HOPE YEN, Associated Press
    WASHINGTON (AP) — America's blacks voted at a higher rate than other minority groups in 2012 and by most measures surpassed the white turnout for the first time, reflecting a deeply polarized presidential election in which blacks strongly supported Barack Obama while many whites stayed home. Had people voted last November at the same rates they did in 2004, when black turnout was below its current historic levels, Republican Mitt Romney would have won narrowly, according to an analysis conducted for The Associated Press. Read more:
  • Utah Voter Turnout One Of Lowest In Country [Utah in bottom 10 of eligible voters staying home]

    11/27/2012 2:56:31 PM PST · by Colofornian · 69 replies ^ | Nov. 27, 2012 | Duke Dance
    The number of Utah citizens going to the polls continues to drop. The “Salt Lake Tribune” reports that while election officials point to 80 percent voter turnout across the state, that number only reflects registered voters, and doesn’t include more than half-a-million Utahns who are eligible to vote but not registered. Overall, the number of people in the state who cast ballots in the presidential election was 57 percent. That’s basically the same number as the 2008 election, when Utah placed 9th lowest in the country in voter turnout.
  • The Myth of the Missing Three Million Republicans

    11/12/2012 8:26:20 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/13/2012 | Jack Cashill
    <p>A score of people this past week have asked me about the three million Republicans allegedly "missing" at the polls this year. For starters, if the Washington Post is to be believed, Mitt Romney received 1.3 million fewer votes than John McCain did in 2008, not 3 million. For the record, Obama received 7.5 million fewer votes in 2012 than he did in 2008.</p>
  • The Voters who stayed Home (bitter pill: Republicans re-elected Obama)

    11/11/2012 11:27:31 AM PST · by pabianice · 261 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 11/10/12 | McCarthy
    The key to understanding the 2012 election is simple: A huge slice of the electorate stayed home. The punditocracy — which is more of the ruling class than an eye on the ruling class — has naturally decided that this is because Republicans are not enough like Democrats: They need to play more identity politics (in particular, adopt the Left’s embrace of illegal immigration) in order to be viable. But the story is not about who voted; it is about who didn’t vote. In truth, millions of Americans have decided that Republicans are not a viable alternative because they are...
  • U.S. Voter Turnout Will Likely Fall Short of 2004, 2008 (Great News for Romney)

    11/01/2012 2:13:56 PM PDT · by mojito · 15 replies
    Gallup ^ | 10/30/2012 | Jeffrey M. Jones
    Key Gallup indicators of voter turnout, collected prior to superstorm Sandy, suggest voter turnout will fall short of what it was in 2004 and 2008. U.S. registered voters report giving less thought to the election, and are less likely to rate their chance of voting as a "10" on a 10-point scale, than in 2004 and 2008, two higher-turnout elections. However, the 2012 figures are higher than in 1996 and 2000, two lower-turnout elections.
  • 8 reasons Hawaii doesn't vote

    10/22/2012 11:37:32 AM PDT · by Jyotishi · 27 replies
    CNN ^ | Sunday, October 21, 2012 | John D. Sutter
    Hawaii had the lowest voter turnout rate in the United States in 2008, with fewer than half of the eligible population casting ballots. When I traveled to the state to find out why, I thought most of the problem might be apathy. The surfer thing, you know? That is part of it, to be sure. But there are many reasons America's 50th state doesn't vote as much as the other 49, plenty of them specific to Hawaii. Here's a bite-sized look at eight. If you want to be part of the solution, help us change the list by convincing these...