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Dutch Election-- Will this look like Canada's next election

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Re: Dutch Election-- Will this look like Canada's next elect

Postby hobbyguy » Mar 20th, 2017, 4:39 pm

What I am saying is that a lot of folks won't bother voting if it is any kind of hassle.

It would not necessarily mean that districts in the US would flip from Republican to Democrat, but it might mean that in the primaries, some districts would flip to Republican instead of Tea Party.

Here are a couple of more instructive articles: https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2016/02/the-liberal-millennial-revolution/470826/ - I honestly believe that HRC having been a TPP proponent killed her with those voters.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/younger-canadians-more-left-wing-could-shift-political-landscape/article23652636/

So these younger voters, who would be an attractive candidate for them? Curly haired Justin? Grey haired Harper? Bald headed O'Leary? If their choices were Iggy and Kevin, would they even vote?

Then think about the fact that in Republican State after Republican State, they made it harder for students to vote. I wonder why lol.
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Re: Dutch Election-- Will this look like Canada's next elect

Postby The Green Barbarian » Mar 21st, 2017, 2:38 pm

Glacier wrote:Are you saying that Democrats are mentally *bleep*, and thus at a disadvantage when the rules become so onerous so as to be as hard as Canadian voting where you have to show ID?


Yes, that's exactly what he is saying. Hilarious!
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Re: Dutch Election-- Will this look like Canada's next elect

Postby hobbyguy » Yesterday, 9:15 pm

Another loss for right wing populists: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-39397148

The AfD got just over 6% of the vote.

Methinks that Trump's boorish behavior toward Germany and Merkel is helping Merkel.
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