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What Are the "Strategic Voters" Thinking Now?

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What Are the "Strategic Voters" Thinking Now?

Post by Calvert DeForest » Sat Nov 12, 2016 11:31 am

So here's what happened in states (like Michigan) with open primaries:

Thousands of Democrats showed up to vote for Trump in Republican primaries, thinking that if he became the GOP nominee, Hillary would easily cream him in the general election. They called it "strategic voting".

I think it's safe to say that the strategy in question backfired.

Wonder if any of 'em wish they had a Delorean with a flux capacitor?


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Re: What Are the "Strategic Voters" Thinking Now?

Post by Neckbeard » Sat Nov 12, 2016 11:44 am

Maybe it was strategic voting to get him elected, too. Maybe some Dems thought that getting Trump elected and showing people 4 years of his administration would show people the folly of the alt-right.



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Re: What Are the "Strategic Voters" Thinking Now?

Post by Calvert DeForest » Sat Nov 12, 2016 11:47 am

Neckbeard wrote:Maybe it was strategic voting to get him elected, too. Maybe some Dems thought that getting Trump elected and showing people 4 years of his administration would show people the folly of the alt-right.
Interesting theory, although I doubt they were thinking that far ahead.


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Re: What Are the "Strategic Voters" Thinking Now?

Post by audiophile » Sat Nov 12, 2016 4:32 pm

I agree with Cal, not likely.

They likely would have split their vote if intentional and that wasn't the case.


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Re: What Are the "Strategic Voters" Thinking Now?

Post by Deleted User 8570 » Sat Nov 12, 2016 4:40 pm

audiophile wrote:I agree with Cal, not likely.

They likely would have split their vote if intentional and that wasn't the case.
I'm thinking I miscalculated...



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Re: What Are the "Strategic Voters" Thinking Now?

Post by Neckbeard » Sat Nov 12, 2016 4:46 pm

I-I wasn't being serious.



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Re: What Are the "Strategic Voters" Thinking Now?

Post by Bryce » Sat Nov 12, 2016 9:49 pm

NS8401 wrote:
audiophile wrote:I agree with Cal, not likely.

They likely would have split their vote if intentional and that wasn't the case.
I'm thinking I miscalculated...
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Re: What Are the "Strategic Voters" Thinking Now?

Post by audiophile » Sun Nov 13, 2016 7:22 am

NS8401 wrote:
audiophile wrote:I agree with Cal, not likely.

They likely would have split their vote if intentional and that wasn't the case.
I'm thinking I miscalculated...
Ya :blink


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