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Fri Mar 6, 2020, 01:16 PM

Reminder: If your candidate has dropped out, here's how to update your Primaries forum preference

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If you have been participating in the Democratic Primaries forum here at DU, you will recall that you were asked to select a candidate preference before you could post in that forum. You could select from any of the candidates who were running at the time, or "Undecided" if you had not yet chosen a favorite (or if you didn't want to say).

However, you may or may not be aware that if your candidate dropped out of the race at any point, your preference was automatically re-assigned to "Undecided."

If you were not aware that this happened, and you would like to update your candidate preference so that it reflects your current favorite, you can do so easily by visiting this link:

https://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=candidate_pref

(Candidates are listed in alphabetical order.)

Thanks for reading!

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Reply Reminder: If your candidate has dropped out, here's how to update your Primaries forum preference (Original post)
EarlG Mar 2020 OP
Sunlei Mar 2020 #1
nolabear Mar 2020 #2
riversedge Mar 2020 #3
William769 Mar 2020 #4
Kerrycrat Mar 2020 #5
DesertRat Mar 2020 #6
radical noodle Mar 2020 #8
Raine Mar 2020 #12
Maven Mar 2020 #7
hedda_foil Mar 2020 #9
LittleGirl Mar 2020 #10
EarlG Mar 2020 #11
Sherman A1 Mar 2020 #13
Sunlei Mar 2020 #14
Sherman A1 Mar 2020 #15
Karma13612 Mar 2020 #16
IronLionZion Mar 2020 #17

Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Mar 6, 2020, 01:25 PM

1. Thank you.

I'd like to make a suggestion please. The democratic primary now has only 2 front runners remaining.

I think it would avoid much divisiveness & foster discussion on policy differences to drop the DU picture tag preference.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Mar 6, 2020, 01:28 PM

2. Thanks EarlG. We need all the help we can get.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Mar 6, 2020, 01:29 PM

3. thanks.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Mar 6, 2020, 01:29 PM

4. When Pete dropped out I was automatically kicked out of his group

It would have been nice to have been given notice so we could have been able to give our final thoughts & say goodbye to our fellow supporters of Pete. I have happily switched over to V.P. Biden but feel like I am missing closure with Pete.

Just a thought.

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Response to William769 (Reply #4)

Fri Mar 6, 2020, 01:33 PM

5. Agreed

A bit of a grace period might have been nice

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Response to William769 (Reply #4)

Fri Mar 6, 2020, 01:46 PM

6. Thanks for posting this

I felt the same way when Klobuchar dropped out. We all were immediately switched to undecided and could no longer post in her group. I too happily switched over to Biden but missed closure with the Klobuchar group.

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Response to William769 (Reply #4)

Fri Mar 6, 2020, 02:31 PM

8. Yes!

It was a shock to come back and find I was undecided and locked out of Pete's group.

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Response to William769 (Reply #4)

Fri Mar 6, 2020, 03:27 PM

12. Agree nt

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Mar 6, 2020, 02:22 PM

7. I'm not ready yet

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Response to Maven (Reply #7)

Fri Mar 6, 2020, 02:53 PM

9. Me either.


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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Mar 6, 2020, 03:07 PM

10. I was switched automatically

Sniff.

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Response to LittleGirl (Reply #10)

Fri Mar 6, 2020, 03:12 PM

11. Yes, everybody was

Since we introduced this system a year ago, whenever any candidate dropped out their supporters have been automatically switched to "Undecided" within a few hours of the news breaking.

Since there was a such a large bump in Undecideds over the last week (with Bloomberg, Buttigieg, Klobuchar, Steyer, and Warren all dropping out) this thread is just to remind people that they have been switched, and to let them know how to set a new candidate preference should they wish to.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Mar 6, 2020, 04:40 PM

13. Thanks for the information

I will stick with Andrew Yang.

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Response to Sherman A1 (Reply #13)

Fri Mar 6, 2020, 07:13 PM

14. I hope Yang is included in the new Administration. Have you seen this?

Yang just started a new venture called Move Humanity Forward. He's a brilliant person and defiantly a rising star!

https://movehumanityforward.com/#hero

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Response to Sunlei (Reply #14)

Fri Mar 6, 2020, 07:42 PM

15. Thank You for the link

Much appreciated.

I had received it via email from his new effort and will be contributing to goal, which is where my future political donations will be headed. I found that following his Presidential Campaign articulated what I had long believed but was just unable to put into words, which is essentially this, "We are measuring things wrong."

No matter who the nominee is will hopefully understand this and not just try to fix the current system, but turn the whole thing on it's ear and change the underlying structure. To a very large degree, I believe that this is why Donald Trump was elected. People are angry, want change and Trump promised change (granted, the only change he was going to provide, was to screw the people over, but folks are tired of the status quo and getting screwed by a system that doesn't seem to care about them.)

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Sat Mar 7, 2020, 04:59 PM

16. It might be an good idea

To have another category of “undecided, was originally supporting x”
Otherwise, when conversing, we may not realize the poster has not always been an undecided, or a biden or bernie supporter. It means many more categories so probably not feasible. But, being undecided out of attrition feels kinda lonely.
I know I need to suck it up, but just still feeling a bit raw.

Sigh,

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Mar 9, 2020, 03:16 PM

17. It locks us out of candidate forums for candidates who dropped out

yet those candidates still exist in other public offices and their supporters should still be able to post in their forums. Candidates who dropped out should have their forums open up to anyone to post, or have a grace period where existing supporters can still post.

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