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Sun Oct 25, 2020, 09:00 PM

82% is the highest percentage of voter turnout

That happened in 1876 when Rutherford B Hayes was elected.

With numbers like that, it is easy to get the crap we have elected.

I have always said if we could get every Voter to vote, the Republican Party would be gone.

Hope 2020 beats that record but not the aftermath. The election was not decided until March the following year.

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Reply 82% is the highest percentage of voter turnout (Original post)
liberal N proud Oct 25 OP
captain queeg Oct 25 #1
Iggo Oct 25 #2
dem4decades Oct 25 #3
csziggy Oct 25 #4
relayerbob Oct 25 #5
PoindexterOglethorpe Oct 25 #6

Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Sun Oct 25, 2020, 09:02 PM

1. Agreed. I don't think have gotten much over 60% in a long time

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Sun Oct 25, 2020, 09:04 PM

2. When we vote, we win.

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Sun Oct 25, 2020, 09:05 PM

3. CBS Sunday Morning did a segment on that election, scary.

It was decided by a partisan vote by a commission. Like a Supreme Court might do. Worth the watch if you can find it.

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Response to dem4decades (Reply #3)

Sun Oct 25, 2020, 09:15 PM

4. Here is that segment



Stopping my program to watch it now.

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Sun Oct 25, 2020, 09:22 PM

5. In 1876, those were all white land-owners

which represented a small percentage of the population. I want to see a high turnout, but we can't compare to something like that. I hope we can hit 70+%, and yes, we need to get rid of apathy.

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Sun Oct 25, 2020, 11:14 PM

6. Individual states can have much higher turnout.

Especially, the states that do all mail-in ballots.

Oregon, for instances, regularly has over 80% turnout during Presidential years.

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