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Response to Ken Burch (Reply #9)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 11:37 PM

16. It's not just showing up

it's also organizing and doing all the groundwork. It can be done. Look at, for instance, the Virginia state senate. Most competitive races are won or lost by a few thousand people, and the turnout for many of the races is somewhere between 20-30%. For many of the races, 70+% of registered voters - not only eligible voters, but people that are registered - decided that it wasn't worth it to vote for one person or the other. If you are able to convince even a fraction of those people that your person is worth it, you can win the race, even in a gerrymandered district. If you include people that aren't registered to vote, your looking at even more potential voters.

It can be done, but it's going to take a lot of work.

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