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Sun Nov 3, 2019, 10:39 AM

If someone tells you that election turnout doesn't matter,

there are three possible reasons that someone would tell people that:

1. That person doesn't understand how our elections work.
2. That person has lost hope in the system we use to elect people.
3. That person is trying to depress you in hopes you won't vote.

Personally, I don't pay any attention to anyone telling me that turnout doesn't matter. I know that it does. Hillary Clinton lost in the electoral college in the 2016 election over less than 100,000 votes total in three states. More votes than that were cast for third party candidates in those three states. Turnout was down, as well.

Don't pay any attention to anyone telling you that turnout doesn't matter. That's just bullshit. Instead, take two people who wouldn't otherwise vote to the polling place with you. If everyone did that, we'd win in a landslide that couldn't be ignored. Truly.

To hell with ignorance, pessimism, and voter discouragement! Just say no to all three!

Thanks!

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Reply If someone tells you that election turnout doesn't matter, (Original post)
MineralMan Nov 2019 OP
Wounded Bear Nov 2019 #1
MineralMan Nov 2019 #4
StarfishSaver Nov 2019 #7
SWBTATTReg Nov 2019 #2
Stuart G Nov 2019 #3
MineralMan Nov 2019 #5
MineralMan Nov 2019 #6
Rhiannon12866 Nov 2019 #8
onecent Nov 2019 #11
Rhiannon12866 Nov 2019 #12
pintobean Nov 2019 #9
MineralMan Nov 2019 #10

Response to MineralMan (Original post)

Sun Nov 3, 2019, 11:21 AM

1. Turnout is key...

It always is. When huge swaths of the populace doesn't vote, the vocal minority parties win.

We need to repeat the 2018 wave. Actually, we need to continue it.

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Response to Wounded Bear (Reply #1)

Sun Nov 3, 2019, 11:56 AM

4. Even better, let's increase the size of that blue wave!

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Response to Wounded Bear (Reply #1)

Sun Nov 3, 2019, 12:00 PM

7. Elections are stolen in the margins. A landslide can't be stolen

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Response to MineralMan (Original post)

Sun Nov 3, 2019, 11:23 AM

2. As usual MM, good and sound advice. NT

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Response to MineralMan (Original post)

Sun Nov 3, 2019, 11:48 AM

3. K and R for exposure.

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Response to Stuart G (Reply #3)

Sun Nov 3, 2019, 11:56 AM

5. Thanks for the kick!

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Response to Stuart G (Reply #3)

Sun Nov 3, 2019, 11:57 AM

6. Thanks!

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Response to MineralMan (Original post)

Mon Nov 4, 2019, 08:34 AM

8. I've been making it a point of reminding people to vote this Tuesday

Local offices matter, too. And if someone says they don't know who to vote for, I'm more than willing to explain the issues!

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #8)

Mon Nov 4, 2019, 09:38 AM

11. I live in Missouri what am I voting on tomorrow Sorry to be so crazy but no one in Missouri is

saying a thing??????

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Response to onecent (Reply #11)

Mon Nov 4, 2019, 04:57 PM

12. I looked it up online

It's only local races in my district, but I'm glad I looked since I know one of the candidates personally and she's the only Democrat running in a 5 person race.

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Response to MineralMan (Original post)

Mon Nov 4, 2019, 08:41 AM

9. I've never had anyone tell me that.

 

It's too stupid.

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Response to pintobean (Reply #9)

Mon Nov 4, 2019, 09:33 AM

10. Someone on DU wrote that it didn't matter, because the Republicans

will cheat and win anyhow. That post was what prompted this one. Here's the post:

https://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1002&pid=12650067

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