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Sat May 28, 2016, 04:22 PM

HELP! I recently became a registered voter in Albuquerque & I need the truth

Last edited Sat May 28, 2016, 07:32 PM - Edit history (1)

All candidates sound good in their campaign advertisements. In the Democratic Presidential Primary, I already know who is best qualified with the least FBI baggage. It's the other candidates, who are new to me.

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Reply HELP! I recently became a registered voter in Albuquerque & I need the truth (Original post)
Jeffersons Ghost May 2016 OP
oldandhappy May 2016 #1
Jeffersons Ghost May 2016 #3
tazkcmo May 2016 #5
Todays_Illusion May 2016 #2
Warpy May 2016 #4
Jeffersons Ghost May 2016 #10
liberal N proud May 2016 #6
Jeffersons Ghost May 2016 #7
left-of-center2012 May 2016 #8
Jeffersons Ghost May 2016 #9

Response to Jeffersons Ghost (Original post)

Sat May 28, 2016, 04:41 PM

1. Good idea to ask. Hope someone steps up.

I considered moving to Truth or Consequences one time. Lots of Dems there.

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Response to oldandhappy (Reply #1)

Sat May 28, 2016, 04:46 PM

3. Me too. The Democrat Primaries are on the 7th

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Response to Jeffersons Ghost (Reply #3)

Sat May 28, 2016, 04:55 PM

5. DemocratIC

"Democrat Party" is a slur used by Republicans. It's what they call, to a person, the Democratic Party. Why? Because they're grade school children playing grown up.

Thank you.

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Response to Jeffersons Ghost (Original post)

Sat May 28, 2016, 04:46 PM

2. Sometimes a look at who is endorsing them provides clues to where they stand on issues.

Don't be afraid to ask your neighbors, the ones you respect anyway, just stay neutral if you disagree, at least you will gain some personal perspectives and it never hurts to know what drives the opposition. Stay friendly.

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Response to Jeffersons Ghost (Original post)

Sat May 28, 2016, 04:53 PM

4. Have you checked them out online?

Most of them, at least here in the big city, have websites. Yeah, they're all Honest John, so read the fine print. Some stances on issues are bright red flags that alert you to GOP-lite candidates, like opposition to choice and LGBT rights.

Also ask your neighbors if you don't live in one of the GOP enclaves in this town.

A lot of the Democrats out here are more conservative than they were in Boston, but not by much. This is a pretty good state to live in because of that.

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Response to Warpy (Reply #4)

Sat May 28, 2016, 10:53 PM

10. I think that LGBT bathroom law could sway voters to the right...

It will assuredly reduce the number of public restrooms available to Albuquerque. It will also create public outrage in more demographic groups than progressives are expecting, which could drive them straight to the Republican Party, for solutions.

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Response to Jeffersons Ghost (Original post)

Sat May 28, 2016, 04:55 PM

6. First, you will not find an unbiased response

So what you need to do is review facts and make sure they are facts, not propaganda. It can be difficult to determine between them sometimes.

You need to then look at what those facts are going to do to or for you and the country. Look at what the candidates say they will do and then look at how likely it is they could accomplish their promises. Grand plans may not be possible because of many factors such as cost, political climate and public opinion.



It's your vote, don't let one side or the other make it for you. Vote what is in your best interest.

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Response to liberal N proud (Reply #6)

Sat May 28, 2016, 05:46 PM

7. The first Albuquerque Journal newspaper I bought leans to the right...

Last edited Sat May 28, 2016, 07:24 PM - Edit history (1)

Governor Martinez and our Republican mayor were smart enough to distance themselves from Trump. On edit, I am registered as a Democrat. I was reading that far more 17 year-old voters registered as Democrats than Republicans. Also, several hundred young voters were not allowed to register as undeclared, which will probably make them angry at Republicans, who appear to be ruining (oops another spelling error) New Mexico.

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Response to Jeffersons Ghost (Original post)

Sat May 28, 2016, 07:25 PM

8. "Democrat Presidential Primary"

It's Democratic.
Not Democrat Presidential Primary

Do you refer to the Republic primaries?

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Reply #8)

Sat May 28, 2016, 07:31 PM

9. I refer to that Primary as the Crooks and Liars Riot but thanks I'll fix it

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