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Response to Mdterp01 (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 09:16 PM

25. I don't think that's easily done.

The turnout in a presidential year is always substantially higher than during a midterm election. When it gets right down to it, I think the real reason is that a lot of people are not that well informed. If you only pay attention to the really big picture then you only vote for president.

I think having a good ground game is the only way to change this but its a lot of work. The people who lean democrat but don't bother to keep up on politics will be more likely to vote if somebody knocks on their door or mails them literature and keeps them informed of who is running. Thats the only way.

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