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2020 Election

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The SC Dem Party limited live broadcasting of their convention to MSNBC partially because most black Dems in S.C. watch Joy Reid and Al Sharpton.  They have relented and let the state's public TV network live broadcast.

SC is home to the first in the South Dem primary.  Lots of candidates are coming here and I think many will be at the convention.  Doesn't matter who wins the Dem primary because the state will vote overwhelmingly for Trump.  

On a side note all the state-wide elected officials in S.C. have endorsed Lindsay Graham for re-election to the US Senate.  There are no Dem state-wide elected officials.  Last time, he had very few at this time and eventually had seven opponents in the primary.  He now has only two announced opponents, neither has a chance.

Graham's strategy of supporting Trump in everything has worked!

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46 minutes ago, TheCid said:

SC is home to the first in the South Dem primary.  Lots of candidates are coming here and I think many will be at the convention.  Doesn't matter who wins the Dem primary because the state will vote overwhelmingly for Trump.  

As it relates to which Dem wins the Dem primary it does matter who wins the SC Dem primary,  especially since it is the first in the South.    That is why lots of candidates are going there.     E.g.  Harris and Booker could get a major boost in the other Southern states if they first win in SC.     (assuming either one is still one of the top 3 by then).

 

 

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4 minutes ago, jamesjazzguitar said:

As it relates to which Dem wins the Dem primary it does matter who wins the SC Dem primary,  especially since it is the first in the South.    That is why lots of candidates are going there.     E.g.  Harris and Booker could get a major boost in the other Southern states if they first win in SC.     (assuming either one is still one of the top 3 by then).

 

 

My error in saying it doesn't matter as far as the Dem national primary system goes.  It is unfortunate that it has such a huge impact on selecting the Dem candidate when it does not represent the national demographics.  Of course that is the whole problem with the current primary/caucus system.  We get Trump on one side and Hillary on the other.

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2 minutes ago, TheCid said:

My error in saying it doesn't matter as far as the Dem national primary system goes.  It is unfortunate that it has such a huge impact on selecting the Dem candidate when it does not represent the national demographics.  Of course that is the whole problem with the current primary/caucus system.  We get Trump on one side and Hillary on the other.

Might add that it does not even reflect the state demographics.  Of course, neither does the GOP state primary.   S.C. GOPers are considering cancelling their presidential primary.

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Saw an interview with Roy Moore, future senator from Alabama.  Hopefully NOT.

Apparently all the Republicans have come out against him, except the ones who vote for him.  Apparently it will be a tougher fight for him this time because the GOP primary opponents are better than before, so hopefully two will beat him for the runoff.  I can see him winning the election if he is the nominee.  All the stuff about him is "old news" now.

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2 hours ago, TheCid said:

Saw an interview with Roy Moore, future senator from Alabama.  Hopefully NOT.

Apparently all the Republicans have come out against him, except the ones who vote for him.  Apparently it will be a tougher fight for him this time because the GOP primary opponents are better than before, so hopefully two will beat him for the runoff.  I can see him winning the election if he is the nominee.  All the stuff about him is "old news" now.

The GOP candidate will win in Alabama in 2020 because GOP leaning voters in the state will not wish to concede any additional power to the Dems, (2018 still stings),  especially if there is a Dem president.

So yea,  hopefully Moore loses in the primary.  

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22(?) Dem candidates are in Columbia, S.C. today (June 22) for the state's Dem convention and a Planned Parenthood function.  Buttigig is at home trying to subdue a police involved incident.  Below is link to The State newspaper with an ongoing report of "activities."

Bottom line is that the candidates will be making a pitch for those likely to vote in Dem primary.  As the "party" in S.C. is mostly black, the pitches will be focused in that arena.  So this will  not really be a reflection of what they will say in Miami later or in other states later on.

One irony is that a recent census report (estimate) shows that the ratio of blacks to whites in S.C. is the same as it was in 1960. White-67%; Black-27%; 5.7% Hispanic.

https://www.thestate.com/news/politics-government/article231831578.html

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In Columbia S.C. Joe Biden took one minute to clearly state what the Dems must do.  It doesn't matter who is running for the Dem nomination, but who occupies the White House.  The Dems can make up for four years of Trump's damage to America, but they CANNOT make up for eight years.  Whoever the Dems nominate, the people must get behind him or her to elect a Dem president.

I totally agree.  When Ruth Badder Ginsberg leaves the Supreme Court within the next 6 years, a new justice will be appointed (assuming McConnell lets it).  If Trump (or Pence) appoints that person, the SC will be extreme conservative for the next 30+ years.  In addition, the other federal courts will tilt further and further to the extreme right.  70 years of progress will be eliminated for the next 30+ years.

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Here’s What Voters Have Been Asking The 2020 Democrats

Ahead of the debates, a progressive group is showing what voters do — and don’t — want to know from the candidates.

"....The most frequently posed questions were about health care policy, which accounted for nearly 10% of all questions asked by voters. Within that group, 40% of questions were about “Medicare for All.” Questions about the environment made up 7.5% of all the questions, with a two-thirds majority of those focused on climate change. Voters also frequently asked about candidates’ backgrounds, as well as immigration, foreign policy, and higher and public education.

Other topics were far less popular.

Fewer than 1% of questions were about the possibility of a female president or about the national debt. How to pay for the candidates’ different plans was a focus of just 1% of all questions, as were queries about impeaching Trump or how to appeal to his voters. 

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There are now 25, count 'em, 25 people running for the Democratic nomination.

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On 6/23/2019 at 10:01 AM, TheCid said:

In Columbia S.C. Joe Biden took one minute to clearly state what the Dems must do.  It doesn't matter who is running for the Dem nomination, but who occupies the White House.  The Dems can make up for four years of Trump's damage to America, but they CANNOT make up for eight years.  Whoever the Dems nominate, the people must get behind him or her to elect a Dem president.

I totally agree.  When Ruth Badder Ginsberg leaves the Supreme Court within the next 6 years, a new justice will be appointed (assuming McConnell lets it).  If Trump (or Pence) appoints that person, the SC will be extreme conservative for the next 30+ years.  In addition, the other federal courts will tilt further and further to the extreme right.  70 years of progress will be eliminated for the next 30+ years.

I'll be surprised if RBG lasts until the end of this year.

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