Voter Turnout Always Drops Off For Midterm Elections, But Why?

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  1. snerd

    snerd Horselover Fat

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    I do not care why lol!! It's just a fact that every mid-term election has tiny turnouts. Do you realize, that it is only 61 weeks until the 2018 mid-terms?! The dems are terrified! So many states that went for Trump, will be selecting their Senators and Congressmen again. A few of these Trump-states, he won by double-digits!! Yes sir................ scared ****less! Most always, the dem's just do not show up. Hmmm............. that seems to be their MO lately, too lol!!

    I have gathered a few links to articles about this very subject................. the left being terrified of these upcoming elections. Read at your pleasure. Enjoy!

    Reeling Democrats Confront Brutal 2018 Senate Map

    10 Senate seats that could flip in 2018 | TheHill

    Senate Democrats' Challenge in 2018: The White Working Class

    How Donald Trump Could Rearrange the U.S. House in 2018 and Beyond

    Pro-Life Democrats Worried About 2018 Midterm Elections

    Politics: Democrats face tough Senate map in 2018

    Senate Democrats Look To Be On The Defensive In 2018

    Democrats Try to Salvage What They Can From Wreckage of 2016


    Liberal Democrats..Beware the Ides of November 2018

    Republicans Positive as Dems Fear Potential 2018 Senate Debacle

    Democrats face tough Senate map in 2018 - CBS News


    Democrats Brace Against Potential 2018 Senate 'Disaster'

    Wash Post: GOP Has Chance for 60-Seat Senate Majority in 2018

    Republicans May Be Positioned to Win Filibuster-Proof Senate

    Senate Democrats, 2018 Math Is Not Your Friend


    2018: A Democrat Nightmare - American Thinker


    Are you in the planning stages for the 2018 mid-terms?! It is never too early to start!!!
     
  2. snerd

    snerd Horselover Fat

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    The 5 red states that went big for Trump, and have Democrat Senators up for re-election................ Indiana, Missouri, Montana, North Dakota and West Virginia. It should be a turkey shoot.
     

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    Let's hope the conduct shown by the left post election motivates even more people to get out and vote Republican.
     
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    Beermeister Deplorable

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    I have a feeling that a lot of people are moving away from the radical leftists and more towards the Republican side of things. I think any normal person will distance themselves from all those loony woodpeckers.
     
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    Several of them were freshman senators, but McCaskill in MO is not. She may stave off a challenger. Joe Manchin in WV won reelection in 2012 after winning a special election in 2010. He may also weather the storm. Bob Casey in PA has also been in office a few elections. Sherrod Brown in OH is a key election too. We need to get good candidates in all of these states though.

    On the GOP side, Heller in NV could face a close race as well.
     
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    Democrats generally don't bother to turn out in mid-terms. I'm optimistic that despite the protests, that will happen again in 2018. Maybe we can get to 60 in the Senate. That's where we need to be.
     
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    Some folk want to "save" their vote for yur big one. Don't ask me to explain it, I'm just saying what people told me.
     
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    You should encourage them! Save that vote! Especially if they're left-leaning! :supergrin:
     
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    Might be bigger this time unless all the protestors exhaust themselves. Hopefully conservatives will be more motivated than usual after watching all this crap play out.
     
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    Mid term elections are mostly local and not national, so they do not attract the overall interest that a presidential election does. It is odd, given that the midterm candidates influence your life to a much greater extent than national ones, but, such is human nature.

    People get very emotional about the Supreme Court candidates, but do not seem to understand that the SCOTUS does not make laws. You local legislatures actually do, but not many people can name even one of their legislators, much less remember which one they voted for.
     
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    This list of Sanctuary Cities, show how many Liberal/Democrat strongholds are going all out and defying President Trump.

    http://cis.org/Sanctuary-Cities-Map

    This will energize the liberal voter in these major cities and just might energize them enough to not only keep the Democrat Senators, but defeat a few Republicans at the same time.


    If the Right and Rural voters are not as energized as these Anti-Trump major cities, then it is very possible that the Dems will succeed in taking back the Senate.

    Many a Republican has lost due to the Liberal strongholds in these major cities.

    If the politicians in these major cities can energize Millions of voters to vote against President Trump's agenda and the Rural Right does not become equally energized, then anything is possible.

    My point, we must continue to organize and fight to defeat the Democrats, we can't just sit back and say, "Job well done", and go back to sitting this one out cuz it just a primary or just a midterm.

    The democrats will be out in full force this midterm, the Republicans better do the same.
     
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    Agree. This time around emotions, and motivation, will likely be higher than usual. The Left will be whipped into a frenzy by their loony base, goofy celebrities, and the media. They may just go to the polls in big numbers. We need to be ready for that and answer the challenge.
     
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    Trump could get a good Republican elected in Minnesota. Franken's seat is up in 2018 and he barely won it. Trump only lost the state by 90k voters, and not even Reagan won it. If he can turn the economy around, and the Republicans dig up a big name challenger, it could happen.
     
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    There is low turnout for mid term elections for a couple of reasons. Most of the ignorant public believe that the only person in all of government that has any power and influence is the president. Unfortunately, because of the growing imbalance in the three branches of government, that has become largely true. Another reason - perhaps related to this - is that most people don't even know who their senators or representative are. I they vote at all, it will just be a party line vote.
     
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    If the RNC doesn't have a running tally of all of these protests and riots, and democrats not even showing up for their jobs, and all of the insane posse stuff happening now................. and if they do not use it for ads for every candidate running in 2018, around the clock, well, shame on them. I'm hopeful that with his 60 million reach on social media, he can energize everyone to get out the vote for the midterms. Yes, we have to stay engaged and energized, and Trump needs to have one or two promises implemented by then that are showing results. It should be as big a win as the 2014 midterms were.
     
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    This is one of the reasons the Democrats are so virulently opposing the smallest thing that President Trump proposes. They want to make the President look bad whatever way they can. They also fear losing any gains in power made by them during the last 8 years.
     
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    If Carl Edwards runs for McCaskills senate seat she will hit the wall hard.
     
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    Didn't she just barely hang on last election? I would LOVE to see her be the first one to fall.
     
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    Yep and she had the candidate her democratic brothers and sisters voted for her to run against in the primary.