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Wed Oct 10, 2018, 09:07 PM

I've been phone banking and the enthusiasm I'm hearing is awesome.

So many people are so riled up and ready to vote, they see the change that's needed and will drive it home! I live in N. FL in a purple area that leans red and still the Dems and Independents I talk to are excited and engaged. Tonight we got an additional 10 people to agree to volunteer for the party.

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Reply I've been phone banking and the enthusiasm I'm hearing is awesome. (Original post)
lark Wednesday OP
MaryMagdaline Wednesday #1
Submariner Wednesday #2
renate Wednesday #6
Ligyron Wednesday #9
progree Wednesday #13
Scarsdale Thursday #14
progree Thursday #15
RussBLib Wednesday #3
Turin_C3PO Wednesday #4
Timshel Wednesday #5
BigmanPigman Wednesday #7
jmbar2 Wednesday #8
ramblin_dave Thursday #16
Timshel Thursday #17
ramblin_dave Thursday #18
Timshel Thursday #19
ffr Wednesday #10
Honeycombe8 Wednesday #11
Hermit-The-Prog Wednesday #12

Response to lark (Original post)

Wed Oct 10, 2018, 09:08 PM

1. Wow! That's great

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Response to lark (Original post)

Wed Oct 10, 2018, 09:15 PM

2. Get out and vote

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Response to Submariner (Reply #2)

Wed Oct 10, 2018, 09:29 PM

6. That's a very persuasive picture and caption

And a scary thought.

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Response to Submariner (Reply #2)

Wed Oct 10, 2018, 10:15 PM

9. Many are ex-felons or soon to be felons and many are not allowed to vote.

This is one instance where maybe that's not a such a bad thing.

I went to a gun show once and there were so many WP and Aryan Nation prison tattoos around one had to wonder just how it was they were allowed to purchase and carry weapons.

Yet there they were in their dozens.

Oh, BTW this was in Florida.

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Response to Ligyron (Reply #9)

Wed Oct 10, 2018, 11:56 PM

13. Prisoners in Florida are disproportionately black and Hispanic

Blacks make up 48 percent of all Florida inmates -- far exceeding their 15.5 percent share of the state's population.

Hispanics comprise 16.8 percent of the state's 16 million residents but make up 13 percent of the inmates in jails and prisons.

So Hispanics are a little bit underrepresented, while blacks are overwhelmingly overrepresented in the inmate population.

-- http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/2001-07-25/news/0107250314_1_prison-or-jail-prison-population-blacks-in-florida

In total blacks + Hispanics are nearly 65% of the jail and prison population (48% + 16.8%), leaving only 35% for non-Hispanic white, Asian, and native American, and whatever else.

On edit: well darn, it says
Whites make up almost 80 percent of Florida's population and 46.5 percent of its prison population.
I don't quite get it how their numbers add up -- they do say "Hispanics can be of any race"

Well, blacks = 48%, whites = 46.5%, black + white total = 94.5%... so apparently the 46.5% figure for whites includes white Hispanics. And some Hispanics are also black....

I know this is not the same as ex-felon proportions, but probably pretty close.

Anyhow, everything I've ever read is that keeping ex-felons from voting is a tactic by the Repukes to tilt the electorate their way -- disproportionately keeping minorities, especially blacks, from voting. And that it's mostly red states by far that have ex-felon disenfranchisement.

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Response to progree (Reply #13)

Thu Oct 11, 2018, 11:18 AM

14. A person should not

lose the right to vote, because of a prison sentence. That is like stripping them of citizenship.

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Response to Scarsdale (Reply #14)

Thu Oct 11, 2018, 11:23 AM

15. I entirely agree :fistbump: n/t

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Response to lark (Original post)

Wed Oct 10, 2018, 09:18 PM

3. Thanks for the work

Volunteers can make the difference.

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Response to lark (Original post)

Wed Oct 10, 2018, 09:19 PM

4. Same here!

People are fired up.

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Response to lark (Original post)

Wed Oct 10, 2018, 09:28 PM

5. Same here in Texas

Phone banking for Beto, and people on the phones are thanking us for doing the hard work! Itís awesomely cathartic!

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Response to Timshel (Reply #5)

Wed Oct 10, 2018, 09:34 PM

7. Thank you for all of your efforts!

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Response to Timshel (Reply #5)

Wed Oct 10, 2018, 10:13 PM

8. Went to a GOTV postcard session tonite on Oregon Coast

Everyone here was talking about how much they love Beto! We filled out 1000 individualized postcards tonite asking rural folks to vote. The enthusiasm and determination was very inspiring.

Keep up the good work everyone!

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Response to Timshel (Reply #5)

Thu Oct 11, 2018, 12:45 PM

16. The latest Quinnipiac poll looks bad for Beto

Is the polling off for some reason?

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Response to ramblin_dave (Reply #16)

Thu Oct 11, 2018, 12:53 PM

17. Who knows.....

I seriously doubt that the polls can take into account the enthusiasm we are seeing on the ground here. And I believe that poll was Ďlikely votersí.... Betoís whole campaign has been about getting unlikely voters to the poll. There was a huge democratic turnout in the primaries here compared to 2014, the increase being much larger than the republicans. We just have to GOTV! 😊 I try not to get pessimistic with these things.... I turn my pessimism into action!

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Response to Timshel (Reply #17)

Thu Oct 11, 2018, 12:58 PM

18. I hope you're right

I liked this tweet with Josh Marshall's reply. I hope Beto wins and will continue to contribute.


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Response to ramblin_dave (Reply #18)

Thu Oct 11, 2018, 01:01 PM

19. Yes!

Thanks for sharing that! I had not seen that and itís a great way to look at it. Thatís not to say tho, that I will be okay if he loses....lol. Iím taking the day after the elections off, because either way, I may not feel well enough to work! I just hope itís because Iíve celebrated too much, and not that Iíve cried myself dry!

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Response to lark (Original post)

Wed Oct 10, 2018, 10:24 PM

10. Get thee to the greatest page!



I begin my GOTV work at the local headquarters next week.

Volunteers rule!

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Response to lark (Original post)

Wed Oct 10, 2018, 10:53 PM

11. Are you talking to Republicans, too? Or just Democrats?

Are Repubs hanging up on you or cussing you out?

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Response to lark (Original post)

Wed Oct 10, 2018, 10:56 PM

12. getting emails from Heitkamp

Here's a sample:


It gets even worse: Twenty-three right-wing groups, including a Mitch McConnell-linked super PAC, are spending more than $10 million to buy our Senate seat Ė and trust me, that kind of money goes a long way in North Dakota.

That's why we're going to need to hit every single fundraising goal between now and Election Day. With just hours until midnight, we still need to raise about $11,000 if we want to take back the Senate for Democrats. But right now, we're falling short and time is running out.


I hate traitor Mitch.

https://secure.actblue.com/donate/hh4nd

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