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Thu Apr 7, 2016, 10:23 PM

Good Front Page Press for Bernie from Portland Oregon!

http://portlandtribune.com/pt/9-news/300998-178015-closed-primaries-provocative-candidates-spur-flurry-of-party-changes
emphasis mine

Closed primaries, provocative candidates spur flurry of party changes

Oregon’s closed primary elections and a pair of provocative presidential candidates have fueled a striking uptick in political party changes, mostly among nonaffiliated voters.

Joining or switching affiliation is common before an open presidential election, but the number of changes so far this year is more than double what it was during the same period in 2008 — the last time voters got to choose a nominee from the main two parties.

The majority of voters — about 65 percent — are switching to the Democratic Party, a trend that suggests momentum in the state for social Democrat Bernie Sanders, according to some political analysts.

And think they're going to stay loyal if it doesn't go their way? Read the whole article to find out, but here is one person's position (pay attention trad. marketeers!)

“One of the reasons I changed to unaffiliated in the first place is I wasn’t interested in being contacted about everything the Democratic Party was contacting me about,” Lippoff said. “It’s nice not getting junk mail and phone calls. In all likelihood, I will go back to what I was after the election.”



“It’s pretty clear voters are switching to Democrat, and I would guess it’s because they’re excited about Bernie Sanders,” said Jim Moore, a political science professor and director of the Tom McCall Center for Policy Innovation at Pacific University. “The evidence for that is 2008 when 150,000 new voters were registered for that primary. Most were Democrats. The vast majority was for Barack Obama.”


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Reply Good Front Page Press for Bernie from Portland Oregon! (Original post)
floppyboo Apr 2016 OP
litlbilly Apr 2016 #1
Uncle Joe Apr 2016 #2
SheilaT Apr 2016 #3
Viva_La_Revolution Apr 2016 #4
Samantha Apr 2016 #5
amborin Apr 2016 #6
OutNow Apr 2016 #7

Response to floppyboo (Original post)

Thu Apr 7, 2016, 10:28 PM

1. my wife and I switched from inde to dem 3 months ago so im part of the trend in Or

 

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Response to floppyboo (Original post)

Thu Apr 7, 2016, 10:30 PM

2. Kicked and recommended.

Thanks for the thread, floppyboo,

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Response to floppyboo (Original post)

Thu Apr 7, 2016, 11:56 PM

3. Nice.

 

While I understand a person's desire to be independent, it's important to think hard about being able to vote in your state's primary or caucus if they are closed.

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Response to floppyboo (Original post)

Fri Apr 8, 2016, 12:21 AM

4. Bernie will definitly win here

Another blow out like WA

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Response to Viva_La_Revolution (Reply #4)

Fri Apr 8, 2016, 12:54 AM

5. I think it has 74 delegates - how many of those do you guesstimate Bernie might earn? (eom)

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Response to floppyboo (Original post)

Fri Apr 8, 2016, 12:54 AM

6. super!

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Response to floppyboo (Original post)

Fri Apr 8, 2016, 01:28 AM

7. Eugene Oregon is feeling the Bern!

First Oregon Sanders for President office opened here in Eugene last week. What? Not in Portland? Not in Salem? Nope, here in Eugene about a mile from my house in an old church building. My unscientific survey of bumperstickers and yard signs - about 10 to 1 for Bernie vs Hillary.

This part of the state is represented in Congress by Peter DeFazio. He voted against the bailout, voted against the Iraq war, voted against the bad trade deals. Sound familiar? I hope hope hope he endorses Bernie.

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