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  • Reply to: New NC Senate map double-bunks 8 incumbents   8 hours 14 min ago

    Roy Cooper would have only won 18 of 50 Senate seats and 46 of 120 House seats in 2016. The stats released show population variations and how the districts would have voted in various elections, but no demographic data. It's hard to see how this complies with the Voting Rights Act when there's no info.

    House stats: http://www.ncleg.net/documentsites/committees/house2017-183/2017%20House%20Redistricting%20Plan/Stat...

    Senate stats: http://www.ncleg.net/documentsites/committees/senate2017-154/NC%20SENATE%202017_Stat%20Pack_8.21.17.pdf

  • Reply to: On the need for Dem candidates in every district   1 day 6 hours ago

    banging around in my head almost non-stop since mid-day yesterday. Went to bed thinking about it and woke up thinking about it.

    I think it was partly triggered by a Tweet or a Facebook comment I had read from a GOP consultant, who was saying geographical population trends were working against Democrats, since Liberals were continuing to gravitate to urban areas and Progressive "enclaves." Which is not wrong. Combine that with the tendency to devote a lot of GOTV effort in mainly those same areas, and you end up with a hell of a lot of red territory. Not good.

  • Reply to: On the need for Dem candidates in every district   1 day 6 hours ago

    Sending letters to newly registered voters should be required procedure for the party at every level. Smart candidates should do the same.

  • Reply to: On the need for Dem candidates in every district   1 day 7 hours ago

    When I just registered to vote in Carolina Beach, I got a letter from my local house rep and congressman, both r's. Why doesn't the Democratic Party send a letter to new voters? Will I get a letter about my precinct meeting? Probably not, and I've been a precinct chair in another county. It takes planting seeds and tending the lawn to start the grass roots. A nice letter listing the contacts of the precinct chair, precinct meeting day, local democratic men's club, and thanks for choosing the party of turning the clock forward again, would be a nice surprise.

    We have to run candidates to win. Berger ran unopposed. We have to have an agenda other than we are not for Trump. How will we be different? I know what I stand for, what does the party stand for? To turn out our base and grow it, we have to relate to them, and not just when we want their vote. We have to not only say we will be different, we have to say how we will be different.

  • Reply to: On the need for Dem candidates in every district   1 day 11 hours ago

    Great post. This is the best articulation of the need for candidates and every district that I've ever seen. Very nicely done.

    If you're reading this, please share it, maybe a couple of times.