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Response to Adrahil (Reply #1)

Mon Oct 27, 2014, 09:10 AM

41. Here in "R" country, I always vote, even if I won't vote for an "R" candidate

In local elections, we often have only unchallenged "R" candidates on the ballot. But I vote, even though I don't cast a vote for a single candidate.

That way they know another person voted and if they slice and dice the data, they'll see that some people showed up to vote and voted a blank ballot. That means those voters are "up for grabs" if a decent opponent runs for that office.

I learned this when I was doing data analysis for our local party. When I sliced and diced the data, I could tell how many people voted but that they didn't find a candidate on the ballot that they could vote for. It told us that they care about local elections and local candidates, but that they wanted a change from the "R" status quo.

And I always vote in our Democratic primaries, even if there are no candidates on the ballot. I want them to know that there's a Democrat out here who's looking for Dem candidates to support.

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