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I may vote for Bernie. Wait, What??
Virginia Elections ^ | 2/21/202 | Central VA

Posted on 02/21/2020 9:10:56 AM PST by central_va

Trump is clearly going to win on Tuesday so would it be smart for me to vote in the Democrat Primary? How about I vote for Bernie? Feel the Bern? Who would be Trump's most beatable opponent?


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Operation chaos.
1 posted on 02/21/2020 9:10:56 AM PST by central_va
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To: humblegunner

Vanity bump.


2 posted on 02/21/2020 9:11:37 AM PST by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: central_va

I would.

Force the Dems to accept the Bern or have fun watching them blow themselves to bits stopping it.


3 posted on 02/21/2020 9:12:30 AM PST by VanDeKoik
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To: central_va
Just remember that the original "Operation Chaos" got a jug-eared exchange student from Kenya elected to the White House.

Not that some Freepers are even astute enough to put two and two together ...

4 posted on 02/21/2020 9:12:50 AM PST by Alberta's Child ("Oh, but it's hard to live by the rules; I never could and still never do.")
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To: central_va

Cast your vote based on the 15% rule. The democrats changed their primary systems to proportional voting after the last election. So every candidate gets delegates based on their percentage. They put in a floor of 15%. To get delegates they must have at least 15% of the vote. My theory is that we want a contested convention with as many candidates as possible with delegates. If we vote for the candidate polling nearest to 15% in our state before the primary we can keep as many of them alive as long as possible. I say nearest to 15% because all polls have a margin of error. So a candidate polling 16.5% might only get 14.9% of the vote and fail to get delegates. By keeping as many of these losers alive as possible, hopefully all the way to the convention, we create disunity and distrust. Imagine if we could keep six candidates viable, Crazy Bernie, Mayor Pete, Liawatha, Bite Me, Klobuchar and mini-mike. The convention goes to a second or third vote. Deals get made, hopefully, several of them get screwed over. Disunity and an even bigger victory in November.

My district in Texas has no primary races of interest to me therefore I can indulge in this. By all means though if you have a chance to vote against the GOPe in the primary that is where you need to cast your ballot.


5 posted on 02/21/2020 9:12:52 AM PST by Fellow Traveler
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To: central_va

....truly a Machiavellian approach...!love it.....

(BTW... formerly a resident of Central Virginia; now
a resident of Central Texas....! MOLON LABE...!)


6 posted on 02/21/2020 9:13:05 AM PST by TokarevM57
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To: central_va

I’m considering this myself as I think Bernie is the least electable candidate of the bunch (excluding Bloomberg). But then again maybe better to have a brokered and keep attack dog fauxcahontas taking shots... Tough call


7 posted on 02/21/2020 9:13:21 AM PST by KingofZion
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To: VanDeKoik
I honestly think Sanders is the most formidable opponent for Donald Trump.

Of all the misfits on the Democratic side, Biden is the one I'd really want Trump to face.

8 posted on 02/21/2020 9:14:09 AM PST by Alberta's Child ("Oh, but it's hard to live by the rules; I never could and still never do.")
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To: Fellow Traveler

Ok then, so who?


9 posted on 02/21/2020 9:15:22 AM PST by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: central_va

In some states you have to declare your party before voting, but I don’t know if that’s a hassle or not. I would vote for Bernie simply because he would get shellacked so badly even the liberals couldn’t quibble about the outcome. I think it would eclipse George McGovern’s loss.


10 posted on 02/21/2020 9:16:45 AM PST by econjack
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To: central_va

I’m considering the same thing here in Minnesota.

The only problem is that when you vote in the presidential primary, you have to ask for a Republican or Democrat ballot. That means they’ve essentially ID’d you.

The last thing I want is to get on any kind of mailing or phone list of the Democrat party.


11 posted on 02/21/2020 9:17:09 AM PST by MplsSteve
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To: econjack

In VA you pick the primary ballot you want. They hand it to you. No questions asked.


12 posted on 02/21/2020 9:18:25 AM PST by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: central_va

Check the polls Monday, and vote Tuesday for whoever is closest to 15%. (A bit over? make sure s/he stays above. Below? needs all the help possible.)


13 posted on 02/21/2020 9:18:52 AM PST by ctdonath2 (Democrats oppose democracy.)
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To: central_va
I would vote for Bloomberg so that it goes into a brokered convention where Bernie can lose again at the hands of the DNC. That will take all the Bernie Bros out of the General Election.

Of course a vote for Bernie might just force those who have not bought into the socialist pipe dream, to either sit out or vote for President Trump in the General Election.

I have a hard time seeing the Democrat path to the White House, though I will not be complacent. I will vote for President Trump next November, if for no other reason than it makes me feel good. 8>)

14 posted on 02/21/2020 9:18:58 AM PST by Robert DeLong
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To: central_va
Vote for Trump! Give him impressive turn out numbers :)

Doing anything else is just tempting fate imo. This is not a time for us to be cute. We need to stay serious and focused.

15 posted on 02/21/2020 9:19:10 AM PST by RubyR
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To: central_va

Vote for Tulsi. Pick a low probability candidate to keep them in the game as long as possible.

Plus she sometimes says interesting things.


16 posted on 02/21/2020 9:19:12 AM PST by PGR88
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To: central_va

How about Joe Biteme? If the looney tune is ahead, vote for the compromised and equally beatable dimbulb to prolong the savagery.


17 posted on 02/21/2020 9:19:36 AM PST by Dr.Deth
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To: Alberta's Child

“Just remember that the original “Operation Chaos” got a jug-eared exchange student from Kenya elected to the White House.”

George W. McCain did that all on their own.


18 posted on 02/21/2020 9:19:52 AM PST by VanDeKoik
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To: ctdonath2

Why is this so hard....


19 posted on 02/21/2020 9:19:53 AM PST by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: MplsSteve

I am on the local Democratic Congress-critters email list.

He thinks I am a supporter.

We need to give back to the Democratic Party what they give us—lies, lies, and more lies.


20 posted on 02/21/2020 9:20:04 AM PST by cgbg (The Democratic Party is morphing into the Donner Party)
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