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"No person should be too poor to live"

Post by Jeff H » Fri Jun 29, 2018 2:50 pm

Alexandria Cortez on Colbert

She says she beat the polls’ predictions by 51% (expected to lose by 36% but won by 15%) because they made incorrect assumptions about who would come out to vote. Message to the Democratic Party establishment?
We who are like children shrink from pain but love its causes. - Shantideva

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Re: "No person should be too poor to live"

Post by kirtu » Fri Jun 29, 2018 11:24 pm

Jeff H wrote:
Fri Jun 29, 2018 2:50 pm
Alexandria Cortez on Colbert

She says she beat the polls’ predictions by 51% (expected to lose by 36% but won by 15%) because they made incorrect assumptions about who would come out to vote. Message to the Democratic Party establishment?
Unfortunately she's wrong about her turnout assertions. Her district gets between 130,000 and 180,000 Democratic votes in the general elections. Republicans tend to get around 30,000 votes in the general elections. There was low primary turnout for the Democrats :

CANDIDATE___________VOTE___PCT
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez_15,897__57.5%
Joseph Crowley*________11,761__42.5%

Still one hopes that she will be able to win her district which might be doable just on demographics.

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Re: "No person should be too poor to live"

Post by Virgo » Fri Jun 29, 2018 11:28 pm



Kevin...
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Re: "No person should be too poor to live"

Post by Jeff H » Sat Jun 30, 2018 12:23 am

kirtu wrote:
Fri Jun 29, 2018 11:24 pm
Jeff H wrote:
Fri Jun 29, 2018 2:50 pm
Alexandria Cortez on Colbert

She says she beat the polls’ predictions by 51% (expected to lose by 36% but won by 15%) because they made incorrect assumptions about who would come out to vote. Message to the Democratic Party establishment?
Unfortunately she's wrong about her turnout assertions. Her district gets between 130,000 and 180,000 Democratic votes in the general elections. Republicans tend to get around 30,000
votes in the general elections. There was low primary turnout for the Democrats :

CANDIDATE___________VOTE___PCT
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez_15,897__57.5%
Joseph Crowley*________11,761__42.5%

Still one hopes that she will be able to win her district which might be doable just on demographics.

Kirt
I agree that this is a blip on the radar, but that said, I think she was referring more to the demographic of younger voters who don't usually come out and also being upfront about a Bernie-agenda.
We who are like children shrink from pain but love its causes. - Shantideva

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Re: "No person should be too poor to live"

Post by Virgo » Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:00 pm



Kevin...
ངོ་རང་ཐོག་ཏུ་སྤྲད། །
ཐག་གཅིག་ཐོག་ཏུ་བཅད། །
གདེང་གྲོལ་ཐོག་ཏུ་བཅའ། །


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Re: "No person should be too poor to live"

Post by Tlalok » Tue Jul 03, 2018 10:56 pm

kirtu wrote:
Fri Jun 29, 2018 11:24 pm
Jeff H wrote:
Fri Jun 29, 2018 2:50 pm
Alexandria Cortez on Colbert

She says she beat the polls’ predictions by 51% (expected to lose by 36% but won by 15%) because they made incorrect assumptions about who would come out to vote. Message to the Democratic Party establishment?
Unfortunately she's wrong about her turnout assertions. Her district gets between 130,000 and 180,000 Democratic votes in the general elections. Republicans tend to get around 30,000 votes in the general elections. There was low primary turnout for the Democrats :

CANDIDATE___________VOTE___PCT
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez_15,897__57.5%
Joseph Crowley*________11,761__42.5%

Still one hopes that she will be able to win her district which might be doable just on demographics.

Kirt
You're comparing the results from a primary in a heavily democratic district to the results in a General. In a lot of districts you have to be registered for a particular party to be able to vote in their primary.

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