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Mon Oct 22, 2018, 12:08 PM

 

What is your most frustrating thing while canvassing?

I am out in the cold wind .. going door to door to urge registered Democrats to get out and vote .. here is what I generally find.


1) The voter is a young 20 something Democrat -- who still have listed their parents home as their address.
2) They are not home.
3) Their parents are Republicans

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Reply What is your most frustrating thing while canvassing? (Original post)
Le Gaucher Oct 2018 OP
bearsfootball516 Oct 2018 #1
Wellstone ruled Oct 2018 #3
GemDigger Oct 2018 #2
Mike Rows His Boat Oct 2018 #4
cally Oct 2018 #5
meow2u3 Oct 2018 #6
crazycatlady Oct 2018 #7
Recursion Oct 2018 #8
Le Gaucher Oct 2018 #9
grantcart Oct 2018 #10
TeamPooka Oct 2018 #11

Response to Le Gaucher (Original post)

Mon Oct 22, 2018, 12:10 PM

1. Ha, the struggle.

For me, it's

1. Not home/don't want to answer the door

2. The person at that address on my sheet is a woman, but her husband answers the door and refuses to let me talk to her.

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Response to bearsfootball516 (Reply #1)

Mon Oct 22, 2018, 12:32 PM

3. Your second reference is a killer.

 

Had that one.

Folks totally unaware of the issues that effect them,blissfully ignorant.


Well,I can't make up my mind. Registered Democrat and you can not figure it out.


Here is a real killer,both sides do it.


That isn't what they say on Fox News.

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Response to Le Gaucher (Original post)

Mon Oct 22, 2018, 12:26 PM

2. I have a little note ready for when they come to my house and I hold it in front of my face

when I answer the door. It says:

Yes- I am registered
Yes- I plan to vote


-Republicans: I have nothing nice to say to you. If you are on the ballot please thank the GOP, McConnell & Grassley for waking me up. My split ticket voting days are over and it appears you have received my last vote EVER!


The White House is CORRUPT

The GOP is ignoring and enabling it and is CORRUPT


-Democrats- Need I say more?


It is great watching AFP peeps and R peeps back walk the walkway to my house.

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Response to Le Gaucher (Original post)

Mon Oct 22, 2018, 12:43 PM

4. Neighborhood crime watch calls to the police.

 

Broward county. Repigs donít understand that political canvassing is legally protected speech. Some cops too. My group had the cops called on us several times this weekend. On Sunday we were proactive and called the police in advance to let them know where and when we were going to be. Still had police come and demand IDs and documentation.
Seems like they want to live in Saudi or something.

It only fired up our group.


edit: all the Dems we canvassed were going to vote straight D or already have.





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Response to Mike Rows His Boat (Reply #4)

Mon Oct 22, 2018, 12:57 PM

5. Thank you, thank you!!

For fighting the good fight. I canvassed in Florida in 2016. Not easy but necessary.

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Response to Le Gaucher (Original post)

Mon Oct 22, 2018, 01:33 PM

6. I found one guy who wasn't planning on voting

How do you get through to someone who plans to sit out the election?

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Response to Le Gaucher (Original post)

Mon Oct 22, 2018, 01:52 PM

7. I'm a canvass director

I've taken many of the frustrating things while canvassing and made a 'canvasser bingo' game of it (I give away Halloween candy as prizes).

Some examples
Apartment complex
Young child answers the door
Mixed political marriage
Someone is clearly home but won't answer the door
Spouse tries to identify for voter
Dog barks at you
Cooking/eating dinner

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Response to Le Gaucher (Original post)

Mon Oct 22, 2018, 01:56 PM

8. Honestly? Already-convinced-and-voting Democrats who want to yak

I get a few of those in VA-10.

"Oh my God thank you so much for what you're doing this is just wonderful that people are knocking on doors...."

Yeah, sorry, lady: thanks for your support, and if you're not a conversion I need to get moving.

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Response to Recursion (Reply #8)

Mon Oct 22, 2018, 01:59 PM

9. Lol!!

 

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Response to Le Gaucher (Original post)

Mon Oct 22, 2018, 02:00 PM

10. Locked fences

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Response to Le Gaucher (Original post)

Mon Oct 22, 2018, 02:20 PM

11. What I learned while canvassing for votes is...

What I learned while canvassing for votes is...
1) A driveway can have 4 cars in it and they are still "not home."
2) A garage door can close and they are still "not home."
3) A kid can be heard yelling "door" and they are still "not home."
4) Everyone has a door camera now.

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