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The first thing you need to win a national election these days is a bunch of computer scientists and political scientists working up several software tools.

  • A voter database with demographics, economic factors, etc. recorded.
  • An algorithm and program to optimize your platform to maximize your votes.
  • A system to work the voting process, GOTV, tracking voters, etc.

Without those things, you are toast. An advantage that the Democratic party has in the US is that the Republican party refuses to talk to, let alone work with, the academic community that has this all figured out...

Otherwise you are just sitting around in coffee shops pontificating to yer pals.

by asdf on Wed Jan 30th, 2013 at 05:16:19 PM EST

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