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Gaining state houses in Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania will reduce the potential for vote manipulation there and Trump will have a hard time winning in 2020 without them.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Fri Nov 9th, 2018 at 12:42:56 AM EST
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m'k. We can return to that theory after the 7 Nov election results for states' legislatures are completed ... preferably this century.

tabulated seats by party, by state as of 7 Nov 2018

ncsl.org summary
current composition, as of 7 Nov 2017

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Fri Nov 9th, 2018 at 12:22:02 PM EST
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Republicans lapped the Democrats during Obama's first term ... will cost time and major effort to return on equal footing.
by Oui on Fri Nov 9th, 2018 at 12:30:23 PM EST
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Yes, but here is the truth about POTUS "calculus" that some people are unable or unwilling to accept. And that confusion is somewhat understandable, because the pulp fiction produced by the press over the centuries assures itself that the POTUS candidate represents a market for salacious, partisan intrigues. Meanwhile ...

Voters elect one candidate. The one candidate owns the electors.

Voters do not elect a "party" for POTUS. Voters elect one candidate for each office of local and state government.

Voters do not elect "policy" as a rule, for the simple reason that election does neither predicates nor guarantees "policy" in fact.

et voilà

The Ultimate 'Minority'
So who does this one candidate 'represent'? The one with the gun -- $$$$, race or ethnicity, sexual orientation [!], police powers --the elite power broker with whom a voter is thought, generally, to 'identify'.

While I was slumming with the CA Cohort of Petty Landlords, I toyed with the theory, "Big Man Syndrome."
I'd trot out a US counterfactual adoration anytime some UID fingered "third-world dictator" crimes-against-humanity.

Now, suffice to say, democracy is not well understood.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Fri Nov 9th, 2018 at 01:28:11 PM EST
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