Category Archives: Voting

In PA-18, Everything Mattered

After any special election victory, various people are keen to claim that their one strategy worked–or would have worked better had the candidate not followed someone else’s strategy. We’re seeing the same thing happen with Conor Lamb’s victory in Pennsylvania, … Continue reading

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Sunday Sermon: Time To Give Them The (Electoral) Business

A long time reader once remarked to me that the Democratic reaction to a strong win in 2008 was disappointing: the response should have been, as he put it, “Now it’s our turn to give them the business.” Which brings … Continue reading

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The Fundamentalist Right Never Went Away

The ‘religious’ right–which is intertwined with racism–never went away: A very interesting piece of data from Alabama exit polls: While White women overall voted for Moore 63 to 34, when you break out evangelical vs non you get evangelical white … Continue reading

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Democrats Should Do This For Every Election

Every single damn one (boldface mine): A judge directed Alabama election officials Monday afternoon to preserve all digital ballot images in Tuesday’s hotly contested U.S. Senate special election. An order granting a preliminary injunction was filed at 1:36 p.m. Monday … Continue reading

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I Think Democrats Are Making A Mistake In Alabama

I don’t like the Democratic African-American outreach strategy for Democrat Doug Jones’ senate campaign (boldface mine): The 75-year-old retired UPS worker had come to cheer on Democrat Doug Jones in a campaign that has captured national attention. Has it also … Continue reading

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The Path To Victory Goes Through ‘Progressive Deplorables’

Before I get to a superb article by Briahna Joy Gray, it’s worth noting some inconvenient truths (to use a phrase) about the Democratic voting population: The most optimistic reading of this is that at least one out of five … Continue reading

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Why Statehood Matters: Puerto Rico And Senate Representation

As the humanitarian crisis in the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico unfolds, the Twitter machine keeps asking why nothing is being done (or some variant thereof). There’s a simple reason: a lack of political power. If Puerto Rico had two … Continue reading

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