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originally posted by: Mach2
originally posted by: scraedtosleep
originally posted by: Xcalibur254
a reply to: scraedtosleep
If we look at exit poll data, 35% of those that voted identified as Democrat, 31% identified as Republican, and 34% identified as independent.
If the votes of independents don't decide elections, then the votes of Republicans definitely don't.
hmmm. hard to believe that many independents voted.
I see it a bit differently.
A lot of Reps, and Dems register the way they do because of family history, union bosses endorsements, promises of "free stuff, etc.
I think Inds are more likely to take a non partisan, and better researched view, and therefore go out of their way to make it to the polls.