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Tue Apr 7, 2020, 11:10 AM

 

BTRTN Wisconsin Primary Preview: What if They Held an Election and Nobody Showed Up?

Born To Run The Numbers provides its prediction about the Wisconsin Primary. Yes, Wisconsin is holding a primary today..actual in-person, polling-sites-open primary. Find out why Republicans are insisting this crazy election go on in the face of COVID-19 here:

http://www.borntorunthenumbers.com/2020/04/btrtn-wisconsin-primary-preview-what-if.html

Excerpts: "It may come as a surprise to you that there is a primary today, in Wisconsin. An actual in-person, polling-sites-open primary. This is in a state that issued a statewide shelter-at-home order on March 25. How is this possible? If the Iowa caucuses were a textbook study of how to screw up an election, then the Wisconsin primary is the poster child for how not to deal with an election in the face of the coronavirus crisis. In a nutshell, initially neither the Democratic governor nor the Republican-controlled legislature much wanted a 'mail-in only' election. And by the time the governor, Tony Evers, changed his mind, he could not get the legislature to agree to postpone the election or go for full mail-in. So he went to the courts for relief...There have been more zigs and zags here than in a typical Donald Trump coronavirus press conference...
"Everyone knows Biden is going to win big except for Bernie Sandersí most zealous supporters. Certainly Sanders himself has no illusions. On the other hand, it is hard to be sure about Sanders, since he has not been seen since he told reporters to buzz off about his campaign 'assessment.' ('Iím trying to deal with a fucking global crisis.') That was on March 18. Iíve been watching a lot of TV of late. Seen a lotta Cuomo. Too much Trump. Even a little bit of Biden. Sanders? Not one sighting..."

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Undecided

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reggieandlee Apr 2020 OP
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RandySF Apr 2020 #2
Demsrule86 Apr 2020 #5
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LakeArenal Apr 2020 #4
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Response to reggieandlee (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 11:19 AM

1. The GOP doesn't care about Biden vs. Sanders. They do care about the state supreme court.

 

As BTRTN notes: "Why are the Republicans being so stupidly intransigent, willing to put their own votersí lives at risk by insisting the polls be open? Because there is another election on the ballot besides the presidential primary, and they want to win it. There is a conservative judge on the state supreme court up for reelection, and the GOP needs him there to uphold voting restrictions that could disenfranchise over 200,000 voters in Wisconsin in the fall, who are far more likely to be Democratic voters."

But I have to wonder whether it could backfire on them. Many rank-and-file voters of both parties don't pay much attention to elections for judges. Will enough GOPers come out just to vote for this supreme court judge since they aren't having a primary?
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden

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Response to reggieandlee (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 11:26 AM

2. I saw quite a line on MSNBC.

 

Of course they are probably limiting the number of voters inside.
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Response to RandySF (Reply #2)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 11:38 AM

5. They can drop off ballots received by mail.

 

And I heard that more than half a million has already voted by mail.
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Response to reggieandlee (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 11:33 AM

3. People are voting and since this had gone to court now three or four times....it is not a surprise..

 

so I predict (for what it is worth) that Sanders craters...down by double digits. I also think that we may take that Court seat...so then all this is for nothing for the GOP who have clearly demonstrated their indifference to human life...and to citizens of Wisconsin in particular...and we will see the worthless GOP folks in November. Virginia was like this at first but now it is all blue.
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Response to reggieandlee (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 11:36 AM

4. Pukes don't believe in the virus so might just get out for Sanders.

 

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Response to reggieandlee (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 12:00 PM

6. If SCOTUS had another liberal judge we wouldn't be here. If Hillary had won we wouldn't be here.

 

Democrats, especially Bernie Broís, did not turn out for Hillary and that gave us Trump in 2016.

We must win this year!
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