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Her Sister

(6,444 posts)
Wed Mar 2, 2016, 03:36 PM Mar 2016

I think the reason for Democrats low turnout

is that lots don't care who wins the nomination and just are waiting for the people who do care to choose the nominee.

They know they will vote Democrat and they like both candidates and they just don't want to put the time and effort on the primary. But will let us, the bunch who cares battle it out. Come November they will come to vote for the Democrat we choose. Especially with the roster that the Republicans have chosen.

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I think the reason for Democrats low turnout (Original Post) Her Sister Mar 2016 OP
I'm Not Sure What It Is Bigredhunk Mar 2016 #1
From the people I know (large East Coast college)... anotherproletariat Mar 2016 #2
I think you may be right. My father (God rest his soul) didn't bother with primaries, but as a.... Tarheel_Dem Mar 2016 #3
Maybe they died and were not replaced. Downwinder Mar 2016 #4
Lots don't care who. yallerdawg Mar 2016 #5
I could not disagree more. Tommy2Tone Mar 2016 #6
Democrats like HRC more than you are insinuating Her Sister Mar 2016 #7
+1 SunSeeker Mar 2016 #9
"No reason to vote" Very sad. LannyDeVaney Mar 2016 #10
Which is an interesting observation ismnotwasm Mar 2016 #15
"Low" turnout compared to what and when? eom fleabiscuit Mar 2016 #8
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2016/03/02/1-milion-more-people-have-voted-in-republi Her Sister Mar 2016 #11
Most of those states are dominated by R's. fleabiscuit Mar 2016 #13
I KNOW the reason for our low turnout is twofold jmowreader Mar 2016 #12
You have a point ismnotwasm Mar 2016 #14


(1,377 posts)
1. I'm Not Sure What It Is
Wed Mar 2, 2016, 03:41 PM
Mar 2016

I have a feeling (and hope to hell) that voters will be a lot more enthused when Trump and his followers are out there doing all their crazy shit.

As far as high republican turnout, it's not surprising. It's been posted before how hard it is to keep the WH for longer than 8 (and 12) years. President Obama has done a much better job that the previous guy. Remember how motivated we were after 8 years of the previous guy? r's think President Obama has been a disaster, b/c that's what they hear in their bubble. They're as motivated now as we were in '08 (well, not QUITE as motivated, but motivated nonetheless).



(1,446 posts)
2. From the people I know (large East Coast college)...
Wed Mar 2, 2016, 03:45 PM
Mar 2016

The die-hard Bernie peeps are very excited, so they will vote for sure. But in my dorm, for example, only about 10% of them are really the cheerleaders of the group. The rest go along because it seems to be the thing to do. Those kids will vote if it's convenient and nothing else better comes up that day. The Hillary group (which is growing with her recent victories) by and large thinks that she is a shoe-in and don't think it's that important to vote in the primary. Hopefully the show on the other side will start to motivate people!


(31,293 posts)
3. I think you may be right. My father (God rest his soul) didn't bother with primaries, but as a....
Wed Mar 2, 2016, 03:46 PM
Mar 2016

Democrat, he always voted for the eventual nominee. I guess that me & my siblings got our passion for political involvement from my Mom's family. They were intimately involved in local politics, and would never miss an election, not even for dog catcher.


(16,104 posts)
5. Lots don't care who.
Wed Mar 2, 2016, 04:30 PM
Mar 2016

They will turn out in November.

So far, for the Bernie people, no 'revolutionary' numbers to speak of, some success intimidating others at the caucus states - damn sure didn't work on Hillary's friend Elizabeth Warren!


(1,307 posts)
6. I could not disagree more.
Wed Mar 2, 2016, 07:15 PM
Mar 2016

I think a low turnout probably means most Dems think Hillary is the nominee and see no reason to vote.


Her Sister

(6,444 posts)
7. Democrats like HRC more than you are insinuating
Wed Mar 2, 2016, 07:25 PM
Mar 2016

and most despise the idea of any of the Republican circus show.

Thanks for playing!



(1,033 posts)
10. "No reason to vote" Very sad.
Wed Mar 2, 2016, 08:20 PM
Mar 2016

You always have a reason to vote.

Sec. Clinton got more total votes than any other candidate in any party yesterday.

I don't think the Clinton supporters turnout is the problem.


(4,542 posts)
13. Most of those states are dominated by R's.
Wed Mar 2, 2016, 09:42 PM
Mar 2016

Seems to make sense that more R's voted than D's. One thing of interest to me is how the votes for the NOT Donald are pretty much split between the Canadian and numb-nuts. McDonald has torn the republicon party apart, even though all 3 are nutters. Could be a big possibility that Hillary will glean a lot of R votes come the big one.

I'd love to see a 50 / 0 rout.


(50,716 posts)
12. I KNOW the reason for our low turnout is twofold
Wed Mar 2, 2016, 09:23 PM
Mar 2016

First, primary elections only draw serious political aficionados. The casual voter very rarely goes to a primary or caucus.

And second, we have two candidates on the ballot who will probably, once in office, govern about the same way. Congress isn't going to raise a bunch of taxes. They aren't going to dismantle Obamacare and replace it with a single-payer health plan that costs more than the entire current federal budget, or expand the government enough to manage that kind of program. They aren't going to sign off on a Free Tuition for All program. And they're not going to kill half the small businesses in America by doubling the minimum wage. The reason they won't do any of the things Bernie wants in the way Bernie wants them done, is the voters would shitcan them at the next election if they even thought about giving Bernie what he wants. Remember kids, a congresscritter's first concern is his or her seat. The Hillary plan can be enacted without causing a wholesale replacement of the entire Congress and immediate repeal of the whole schmear. So...our choice is have the Hillary plan enacted by a friendly grandmother, or the Hillary plan enacted by a perpetually-pissed-off old man.


(42,088 posts)
14. You have a point
Wed Mar 2, 2016, 10:37 PM
Mar 2016

This is my first primary where I really really care, and it's been an interesting experiance.

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