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Sat Feb 22, 2020, 06:01 PM

 

Sanders running 5th with over 65 voters in NV

and 2nd with voters over 45. Biden winning with demographic that actually votes. Telling
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Reply Sanders running 5th with over 65 voters in NV (Original post)
evertonfc Feb 2020 OP
Nanjeanne Feb 2020 #1
jmg257 Feb 2020 #2
FloridaBlues Feb 2020 #5
Downtown Hound Feb 2020 #10
bluewater Feb 2020 #11
Downtown Hound Feb 2020 #12
bluewater Feb 2020 #13
Garrett78 Feb 2020 #15
Downtown Hound Feb 2020 #16
HarlanPepper Feb 2020 #3
LonePirate Feb 2020 #4
5X Feb 2020 #6
Progressive2020 Feb 2020 #7
spinbaby Feb 2020 #8
Celerity Feb 2020 #9
OliverQ Feb 2020 #14
Garrett78 Feb 2020 #17
marlakay Feb 2020 #18
Autumn Feb 2020 #19

Response to evertonfc (Original post)

Sat Feb 22, 2020, 06:03 PM

1. Seriously this is a thing? Voters over 65 are your reason why Bernie is not

 

a good candidate? Only people over 65 vote.

Oh my!

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Response to evertonfc (Original post)

Sat Feb 22, 2020, 06:04 PM

2. Telling that if we want voters under 45 to come out, we need Sanders on the ticket?

 

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Response to jmg257 (Reply #2)

Sat Feb 22, 2020, 06:08 PM

5. Older voters are more reliable. Hope the votes come out soon in NV

 

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Response to FloridaBlues (Reply #5)

Sat Feb 22, 2020, 06:39 PM

10. And there's WAAAAYYYY less of them.

 

This election will be won or lost based on youth vote. It's time to stop endlessly pandering to 10% of the population.


https://www.axios.com/2020-presidential-election-millennials-generation-z-8c54a77a-c6f5-40bc-850c-95e4f1217e62.html
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Response to Downtown Hound (Reply #10)

Sat Feb 22, 2020, 06:53 PM

11. Thank You for posting that Age as % of the Electorate Chart!

 

I could not find that anywhere, so I compiled by own rough estimate, but this chart makes the case so clearly that older voters make up a diminishing share of the electorate.



Bookmarked for future use.

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Response to bluewater (Reply #11)

Sat Feb 22, 2020, 07:14 PM

12. Here's another two for your records

 

I've been using these to counter the constant blabbing about how Sanders will doom us. Yes, I am a Biden supporter, but I personally like Sanders (I actually really like all of our candidates except Bloomberg and Tulski) and actually think he has an excellent chance of winning, based on these figures.

Gen X, Gen Z, and Millennials outvoted Boomers and Silents in 2018. There will be even more members of Gen Z eligible to vote in 2020 and even less Boomers and Silents in 2020.

https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2019/05/29/gen-z-millennials-and-gen-x-outvoted-older-generations-in-2018-midterms/


Gen X leans liberal. It might not be overwhelmingly liberal like Millennials and Gen Z, but there are more liberals than conservatives. Millennials and Gen Z are overwhelmingly liberal. That right there is roughly 60% of the eligible voting public that leans liberal. If we get a candidate that these generations can rally behind, there will be no stopping us.

https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2017/03/20/a-wider-partisan-and-ideological-gap-between-younger-older-generations/

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Response to Downtown Hound (Reply #12)

Sat Feb 22, 2020, 07:16 PM

13. thanks again!

 

Bookmarked.

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Response to Downtown Hound (Reply #12)

Sat Feb 22, 2020, 07:25 PM

15. Yeah, but I hear Sanders is 4th among Nevada voters named Doug who were born on a Tuesday.

 

And 6th (!) among voters who were born in a leap year and list fuschia as their favorite color.
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Response to Garrett78 (Reply #15)

Sat Feb 22, 2020, 07:27 PM

16. WE ARE DOOMED!

 

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Response to evertonfc (Original post)

Sat Feb 22, 2020, 06:05 PM

3. A preview of November.

 

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Response to evertonfc (Original post)

Sat Feb 22, 2020, 06:06 PM

4. Evidently those older demographics aren't voting today and that's all that matters today.

 

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Response to evertonfc (Original post)

Sat Feb 22, 2020, 06:11 PM

6. I'm 66 and getting ready to vote absentee,

 

may have to pick Bernie to rebel against the vitriol.
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Response to evertonfc (Original post)

Sat Feb 22, 2020, 06:18 PM

7. Misleading

 

The OP is a bit misleading. Sanders is leading overall so far in Nevada, and decisively. The OP seems to imply that Sanders is coming in 5th, whereas he is actually running first overall. The 'coming in fifth" statement is just about one demographic. Sanders position might change as more votes come in, but right now he leads.

So, another part of the OP that misunderstands- it is not Sanders strategy to win over older, more traditional voters. Rather, his strategy is to bring in many more young voters into the process who normally would not vote. His strategy is to mobilize the black vote, the latino vote, the female vote, and the youth vote. These are the new demographics for the Democratic Party.

Over reliance on older and maybe more traditional Democrats will not be a winning strategy, in my opinion. Your views may differ. Anyway, it is still early in the day and night, so we will see what happens ultimately in Nevada. Then on to South Carolina and Super Tuesday.
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Response to evertonfc (Original post)

Sat Feb 22, 2020, 06:36 PM

8. I'm over 65

 

And, as a fellow old person, I do worry about him being too old, but I will sure as hell vote for him.
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Response to evertonfc (Original post)

Sat Feb 22, 2020, 06:38 PM

9. but Sanders is crushing Biden and the rest with voters of colour, so it more than balances out

 

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Response to evertonfc (Original post)

Sat Feb 22, 2020, 07:21 PM

14. The under 40 crowd were the largest voting block in 2018.

 

Millions of over 65 have died since 2016, and millions of young people are now registered to vote who weren't in 2016. Kentucky and Texas both just set records for new voter registrations in the past 2 weeks. It's not the over 65s, or even the over 45s who are all registering to vote for the first time.
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Response to OliverQ (Reply #14)

Sat Feb 22, 2020, 07:29 PM

17. Which age group saw the greatest increase between 2014 and 2018?

 

The 18-29 age group. And every single major racial or ethnic group had the greatest increase in turnout from one midterm to the following midterm in US history.

Youth and POC, baby!
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Response to evertonfc (Original post)

Sat Feb 22, 2020, 07:36 PM

18. My daughter just early voted in Texas

 

Said so many on computer page Pete and Biden were on page 2! She said a bunch of the people that weren’t even at debate were on first page.

They changed from Biden to Pete saying they liked his demeanor and intelligence. They are 40 and 38. And he is Lt Colonel in AF.

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Response to evertonfc (Original post)

Sat Feb 22, 2020, 09:38 PM

19. Not to worry. There are a lot of voters under the age of 65. Lots of them.

 

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