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Response to bluecollar2 (Reply #10)

Wed May 8, 2019, 01:03 PM

12. The Democratic party makes close to zero effort in my zip code in recent years

I live very remote and rural and the population is about 50% Native American.

In the 2016 election one would see Sanders and Trump signage but none for HRC. I received zero mailers or phone calls from the Democratic party but did from the Sanders and Trump. In my case this was surprising as I have been registered Democratic and only voted Democratic in my voting life beginning in 1971. One exception is voted John Anderson in 1980 POTUS primary to slow Reagan. The only cash political donation have ever made was $1000 to POTUS Obama in 2008. We are in 5th District for the county but are never visited nor otherwise engaged by state officials or even at the county-level.

Most young people are not politically engaged and do not vote nor pay much attention. I am blown away by those that voted and support Trump (as in most local older NAs). Most nearby politics are dominated by Tribal politics (two nearby Reservations and an Ancestoral Territory for a 3rd Tribe within the National Forest where I reside) and NGO groups that are both supported by and are active in influencing (neat trick of controlled opposition) the massive amount of local land in National Forest (more than 90% ownership in several million acres, much legal Wilderness or de facto wilderness by management).

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