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Mon Feb 22, 2021, 01:43 PM

Texas Democrats blame pandemic for 2020 electoral disappointment

Texas Democrats placed a substantial amount of blame on the coronavirus pandemic for their losses in last year's general election, saying their inability to do in-person outreach severely hampered their efforts, according to a post-election report obtained by The Washington Post.

The report, released Monday, also faulted Democrats falling behind in both voter registration and turnout.

"We were beaten in the turnout battle across the state. Despite record turnout, our collective Get Out The Vote ("GOTV" turnout operation did not activate Democratic voters to the same extent Republicans were able to activate their base," read the report, which was released Monday. "The pandemic prevented us from getting the most out of our most powerful competitive advantage: our volunteers. We struggled to reach voters for whom we did not have phone numbers, who were disproportionately young, rural and folks of color."

The party noted that they fell behind in the registration race when Republicans experienced a last-minute surge in registration.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/texas-democrats-blame-pandemic-for-2020-electoral-disappointment/ar-BB1dUpBt?li=BB141NW3&ocid=DELLDHP

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 01:45 PM

1. I'm sure Florida was hurt in the same way.

We may not have won Florida even if we did canvass, but it sure should have been a hell of a lot closer. Someone knocking on your door and talking to you is a million times more influential to a swing voter than getting a mailer that usually just gets tossed in the garbage immediately.

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Mon Feb 22, 2021, 01:48 PM

2. I'd consider conservative propaganda about the virus

To be a huge factor in Texas and other red states. Its amazing how many people still believe the hoax myth.

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Mon Feb 22, 2021, 02:35 PM

3. Conservatives were also targeting Spanish social media....

My guess is some users bought into the whole Q conspiracy as well.

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