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Response to SharonAnn (Reply #3)

Tue Dec 1, 2020, 01:22 PM

4. We don't know that to be true

We know that republicans, in general, did better than Trump did. But we don't know that it's because R's wouldn't vote for Trump. His insanely high polling support among self-identified republicans hints that this might not be the case.

It's just as likely that moderates, or even some Democrats, were turned off by the antics of some that they perceived as far left... but not enough so to pull the lever for Trump.

Something we've known for decades appears to no longer be true - that high-turnout elections favor Democrats. This was the highest turnout in over a century yet the expected blue wave never appeared. Instead, it was a small/moderate red wave apart from Trump.

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