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    Republicans now have control of the House, Senate, and Presidency.

    Looks like that Wellstone memorial service/political rally backfired on Fritz Mondale.
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    Yeah, good day for the elephants! now, what happened to diamonddavidleeroth.com???? I was looking forward to rubbing FORD's face in the result of the election but I can't get it. Did FORD hack the site to avoid all the crap he would inevitably take???
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    In a related story, on the west coast; a large, blubbery humanoid creature was seen carrying a noose, muttering lisping obscenities and stress-testing local redwoods for load-bearing characteristics. Police fear that he could be a suicidal socialist Sasquatch, and have warned local residents not to approach the creature if sighted, as he is considered to be extremely bitter and hopelessly insane.

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    Originally posted by Aquatic Punk:
    Yeah, good day for the elephants! now, what happened to diamonddavidleeroth.com???? I was looking forward to rubbing FORD's face in the result of the election but I can't get it. Did FORD hack the site to avoid all the crap he would inevitably take???
    You don't need to do the job. The Republicans will see to it that all of our noses will get rubbed in shit.

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    You know, it's funny... Normally a mid-term election in which there is economic hardship is disasterous for the party perceived to be in power. The Democrats lost Congress in a similar manner back when Clinton was in office. Do people hate the Democrats THAT much that they would buck the trend and push the GOP back into power?

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    Election results like this are just a cry for help. There's no more obvious sign that our education system is faltering. [img]smile.gif[/img]

    Seriously, turnouts here were high enough that it's hard to complain. People chose who they did, and will have to live with the results.

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    That's generally how it always is. The only thing I wish we as voters could do is decide collectively that all the candidates running are so pathetic that we just won't elect anyone that time
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    Originally posted by MikeL:
    Election results like this are just a cry for help. There's no more obvious sign that our education system is faltering. [img]smile.gif[/img]

    Seriously, turnouts here were high enough that it's hard to complain. People chose who they did, and will have to live with the results.
    Actually, voter turnout in the U.S. has never been above 70% in any election in our history. Voting is a representative sample of the people...no restrictions, therefore 100% participation would probably yield the same results.

    In any event, maybe someday the Democrats will wake up to the fact that this is basically a conservative country...always has been...always will be. Oh, but maybe Nancy Pelosi will get the Dems back on track...

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    Originally posted by Stuff No More:
    You know, it's funny... Normally a mid-term election in which there is economic hardship is disasterous for the party perceived to be in power. The Democrats lost Congress in a similar manner back when Clinton was in office. Do people hate the Democrats THAT much that they would buck the trend and push the GOP back into power?

    Let's not ask, let's just bask in the glory of it.
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    Originally posted by SactoFan:
    Actually, voter turnout in the U.S. has never been above 70% in any election in our history. Voting is a representative sample of the people...no restrictions, therefore 100% participation would probably yield the same results.
    We had something around a 60% turnout in many places here in MN, which is pretty good for a non-presidential election.

    When only half the people vote, the process is not a representative sample. You've got a huge number of people that either don't see it as important, or feel disaffected. There is a distinct difference between the two groups. What drives voter turnout? Here in MN it was likely the drama and tradgedy surrounding Wellstone's death.

    It's ridiculous to say that those that chose not to vote would have probably voted the same way as those that did choose to vote. If they had similar views and expectations, they'd have been there voting. They plainly do not.

    I'm not suggesting that the election results would changed. I'm saying that those who vote and those who don't have fundamentally different views of our republic.

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    Originally posted by SactoFan:
    Voting is a representative sample of the people...no restrictions, therefore 100% participation would probably yield the same results.
    I'd have to disagree with you pretty strongly on this one. Studies have proven that voter turnout among the poor and less educated members of society is far lower than it is for people with higher socioeconomic status. The same holds true for the voter registration rate. Republicans have historically benefitted from this phenomenon, as most of the poor members of society generally vote Democratic. Looks like the chances of this continuing are even greater now that Republicans have control of both the Congress and the presidency.

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    Originally posted by MikeL:
    </font><blockquote>quote:</font><hr />Originally posted by SactoFan:
    Actually, voter turnout in the U.S. has never been above 70% in any election in our history. Voting is a representative sample of the people...no restrictions, therefore 100% participation would probably yield the same results.
    We had something around a 60% turnout in many places here in MN, which is pretty good for a non-presidential election.

    When only half the people vote, the process is not a representative sample. You've got a huge number of people that either don't see it as important, or feel disaffected. There is a distinct difference between the two groups. What drives voter turnout? Here in MN it was likely the drama and tradgedy surrounding Wellstone's death.

    It's ridiculous to say that those that chose not to vote would have probably voted the same way as those that did choose to vote. If they had similar views and expectations, they'd have been there voting. They plainly do not.

    I'm not suggesting that the election results would changed. I'm saying that those who vote and those who don't have fundamentally different views of our republic.
    </font>[/QUOTE]I'm not talking about party politics, but pure statistics. An unbiased sample of the population is what you have in open elections. By unbiased, I mean no limits on voting rights toward any one population over another. If people CHOOSE to feel disaffected, that doesn't change the statistical fact that voting in the U.S. is a representative sample and probably indicative of the feelings of voting age adults whether they participate in the process or not.
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    Originally posted by Guitar Shark:
    </font><blockquote>quote:</font><hr />Originally posted by SactoFan:
    Voting is a representative sample of the people...no restrictions, therefore 100% participation would probably yield the same results.
    I'd have to disagree with you pretty strongly on this one. Studies have proven that voter turnout among the poor and less educated members of society is far lower than it is for people with higher socioeconomic status. The same holds true for the voter registration rate. Republicans have historically benefitted from this phenomenon, as most of the poor members of society generally vote Democratic. Looks like the chances of this continuing are even greater now that Republicans have control of both the Congress and the presidency.</font>[/QUOTE]Not to sound bitchy, but that is a limitation that the potential voter places on himself/herself. Their access to the system is legally unfettered, therefore the sample of poor, uneducated, or whatever label we place on a group will pretty much be representative of that whole population. If you toss a coin enough times, heads and tails will even out. That's a mathematical certainty and what exit polling is based on.

    That other stuff you mentioned is political propaganda and has no effect at all on the stats.
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    Let me get this straight: Some demographics are more likely than others to vote. Therefore, election results are a representative sample of all demograhpics.

    That's just brilliant.

    [ November 08, 2002, 03:56 PM: Message edited by: MikeL ]

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    Voting here is compulsory for over 18's. That is it's required you go to a ballot booth, pick up a paper and put it in the box. Exactly what you write on it doesnt matter

    it always suproses me that 'informal' votes rarely hover above 1% of total. I think its a pretty good indication that when people can be bothered dragging their arses to a booth, they actually can be bothered making a choice.
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