Saturday, September 09, 2006

Why Repubs try to suppress the vote

Political Wire:

GOP Hopes Rest on Low Turnout

White House strategists see low November turnout blunting Democrats’ edge in polls," according to Washington Wire. "In nearly all 2006 primaries so far, turnout has fallen below 1982-2002 midterm average. One exception: above-average participation in Connecticut’s Senate primary nominating antiwar Democrat Lamont over incumbent Lieberman."

Hotline On Call: "The key to analyzing this trend properly, we think, is to remember that for Dems to retake control of the House, they'll need high turnout only in four or so states with several House race toss-ups each (Ohio, Indiana, New York, Pennsylvania).... as well as high turnout in about a dozen other districts. Unless they're going to pick up the Senate, too, Dems probably don't necessarily need a higher share of the two party vote nationwide."


At 11:20 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am sorry - who was it that was suppressing the vote a couple of years ago by slashing tires .... Oh yeah - you forgot about that didn't you.

At 7:12 PM, Blogger badgervan said...

Something is seriously wrong with your party's positions when you have to always rely on keeping the vote totals down. Wouldn't you rather have the vote open to as many citizens as possible if you were proud of your positions, and trusted the electorate to vote for the better option? This has always puzzled me about the repubs who go on and on about the "evil" dems.
Dems encourage a large turnout. Repubs hope for a small one. Says a lot.

At 8:32 PM, Blogger Other Side said...

Clint, the act you refer to was perpetrated by a few misguided individuals.

You and thousands of your kind want to suppress the right of your fellow citizens regularly, every election. That's a real crime.

You should be ashamed.

Or rather, you have no shame.

At 8:54 PM, Blogger Louis Kaye said...

When too many people show up to vote than they would like to see, the Republicans claim voter ID fraud because, they lost the election.

Democrats have gotten too complacent at times, thinking everybody is disgusted with all the lies and will vote for change. I've been guilty of that myself.

We cannot let our guard down, it won't be a cakewalk. Perhaps we should play it like the Republicans, tell our supporters we will likely lose just to rile up enthusiasm to get out an vote.

At 5:43 AM, Blogger Whirl-Away said...

"misguided individuals"(???)
Now that's the eupmemism of the week.

As for the remainder of the post, it's a bit over the top...and down the 'other side'.


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