What Went Wrong with GOP Voter Suppression

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    I also think their attack on unions backfired also.
     
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    They tried several tactics - from encouraging uninformed people who voted straight democrat party ticket to thereafter select Barack Obama, an act that automatically voids vote for Barack Obama, to manipulating voting machines in Galveston County, Texas, and in Pennsylvania to switch votes for Barack Obama to Mitt Romney.

    GOP however managed to take Indiana and North Carolina, both obvious swing-States that went with Barack Obama in 2008:

    2008 Electoral Map - NPR : National Public Radio : News & Analysis, World, US, Music & Arts : NPR

    2012 Electoral Map - 2012 Election Results Map by State - Live Voting Updates - POLITICO.com


    I am still amazed GOP in fact expected Ohio and Michigan, the 2 States containing most US auto workers whose jobs were saved by resented Obama auto bailout to vote for Romney. And, I was surprised Ohio was not one of first States to cast its vote for Barack Obama.

    Well, Election 2012 is over and Decision 2012 is final. Interestingly, though Mitt Romney won Texas, Barack Obama won Harris County (the largest county in Texas).

    I smile at thought of secessionist Rick Perry and gang dreaming of seceding Texas. I say: Let Texas go, but include addendum that states Texas gets no military aid.
     
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    what garbage...but what the left loves and spews
     
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    Romney did the GOP no favors but it really wasn't a well thought out plan by the GOP "brain trust".
     
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    Obama had a far superior ground game than Willard. I read the Romney ground game in Ohio described as a bunch of "high schoolers." Looks like Rove could have bought better field people with some of the 300 Million Dollars he spent. So Sad...
     
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    Voter suppression was only part of the reason why they scared the American people.
     
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    I'm not sure if Voter Suppression was the cause, but the fact is, about 8 million less people voted this time than voted last time.

    Obama got 7 million less votes and Romney got a million less than McCain.

    Now, some of that might be because they made it harder for people to vote. Some of that might be because people just gave up.

    the question is how many of those 8 million were Obama voters who didn't bother, and how many were McCain voters who didn't bother? For instance, if Romny flipped 5 million Obama voters from 2008, but 6 million McCain voters couldn't vote for him and stayed home, that would mean the GOP really did damage to itself.
     
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    Republicans have always been big on the air game vs. the ground game. It's just that with so much money pouring into the air game, people are tuning it out.

    The GOP needs to develop its ground game if it is going to survive in the future.

    (although getting rid of the crazies, misogynists and so on would probably be more helpful.)
     

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