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sybylla Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-28-11 11:28 AM
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89. Actually, what happened in Wisconsin was because people didn't vote
In my county alone we had almost a 1/3 drop off in voters between 2008 and 2010.

The candidate I worked for in a neighboring county lost by 72 votes in a reelection campaign that saw fewer voters turn out for any election since he began campaigning in 2004. Essentially his win margin stayed home.

Sad, considering that all our efforts in 2010 were aimed at getting the first-time Obama voters from 2008 out to vote again. And they would probably have accounted for about half that drop-off.

Then again, maybe it was the disenchanted base that didn't turn out. If so, this time they put dozens of George W. Bushes in our state house and 1 Cheney in the governor's mansion.

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