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  •  And that compared to 52% in the other 49 states (9+ / 0-)

    Only 3/4 what happens everywhere else.

    Registration is not that far off the average, but nobody is getting OTV.

    Disclaimer: If the above comment can possibly be construed as snark, it probably is.

    by grubber on Thu May 09, 2013 at 07:08:52 PM PDT

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    •  Statewide organization has been poor in the past. (7+ / 0-)

      There's no way around that. We have not had a strong statewide, continuing Democratic effort for years.  Everything has depended on statewide candidates to put together their own GOTV, registration, etc.

      Yes, there is a state organization, but older efforts have been disjointed and underfunded.

      I'm excited about this diary because it sounds like real efforts are going to be made that may make a difference. We really need to work on this everywhere -- including running candidates everywhere, even in so-called strong red areas.

      These republicans are so crazy, so far out in left field, that a solid Democratic campaign and good GOTV could knock them off.  They've been winning because no one is voting - low turn-out - and many have run unopposed.

      I've been working the last weeks to get a good candidate elected for city council (Voting is May 11-Saturday).  If he wins there, maybe he'll be good for a state legislature run in a few years.

      Working at the local level can be quite effective, but we need all the local efforts tied together at the statewide level too. I hope this diary is news that that is truly happening.

      "The law is meant to be my servant and not my master, still less my torturer and my murderer." -- James Baldwin. July 11, 1966.

      by YucatanMan on Thu May 09, 2013 at 10:02:36 PM PDT

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