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Tue Nov 8, 2016, 05:06 AM

 

Why are were discussing how high school kids voted in mock elections?

Are we counting yard signs next?

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Reply Why are were discussing how high school kids voted in mock elections? (Original post)
molova Nov 2016 OP
Jamaal510 Nov 2016 #1
LisaM Nov 2016 #2
pinboy3niner Nov 2016 #4
MADem Nov 2016 #6
pinboy3niner Nov 2016 #7
MADem Nov 2016 #9
JustAnotherGen Nov 2016 #8
HockeyMom Nov 2016 #10
spinbaby Nov 2016 #11
Progressive dog Nov 2016 #12

Response to molova (Original post)

Tue Nov 8, 2016, 05:12 AM

1. I heard

Trump might be due for a landslide among trees that are likely voters tomorrow.

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Response to molova (Original post)

Tue Nov 8, 2016, 05:17 AM

2. I think Maine East has traditionally picked the winner?

I think that's why it is part of the fun.

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Response to molova (Original post)

Tue Nov 8, 2016, 05:18 AM

4. They're called sidebars

Local interest color stories related to the election.

Within DU's purview, but insignificant. Easy to trash threads you don't want to see.

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Response to molova (Original post)

Tue Nov 8, 2016, 05:25 AM

6. It's the internet equivalent of twiddling one's thumbs whilst waiting for a result.

There's a little X next to the thread titles on the main page, and a button underneath the OP in an open thread, where it is possible to make the entire thread disappear. That way if it is irritating, you don't have to look at it.

There will probably be a lot of time-wasting, seemingly mindless threads that pop up until the results start coming in. A lot of chit-chat and things that are anecdotal or inconsequential.

It has always been this way here on election days.

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Response to MADem (Reply #6)

Tue Nov 8, 2016, 05:41 AM

7. I disappear a lot of threads these days

Even threads I like and rec--but don't need to see again. A lot of poll threads have gone by the boards that way.

My vain hope is that tonight posters will restrain themselves and not post a new thread for every one-sentence idle thought. It will be crazy enough here and difficult enough to follow without seeing tons of unnecessary threads with a comment that could have been posted in an existing thread.

The best of luck to us, my friend.

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #7)

Tue Nov 8, 2016, 06:36 AM

9. The one post threads--they're a feature of Debate Nights, too.

Remember back in DU2, some leader would step up and do an **** Official DU Election Night Thread ***** and we'd all talk as a community, and after the thread got slow to load, they'd shut it down and go to **** Official DU Election Night Thread NUMBER 2 ***** and three, and four, and so forth.

It was a lot easier to converse when we did it that way!

I hope our team has a good night tonight!

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Response to molova (Original post)

Tue Nov 8, 2016, 06:06 AM

8. No idea

The votes don't count

For reference:
http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=forum&id=1251

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Response to molova (Original post)

Tue Nov 8, 2016, 07:14 AM

10. Scholastic Magazine

has been surveying students on Presidential Elections since the 1940's. Only twice have the kids not predicted who would be the winner.

Why? This mock election is a very good indication of how their parents will actually be voting.

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Response to HockeyMom (Reply #10)

Tue Nov 8, 2016, 07:44 AM

11. That's true

Apple doesn't fall far from the tree and all that. However, I think that polling younger children would yield a more accurate picture of how their parents will vote--high-school students have independent opinions.

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Response to molova (Original post)

Tue Nov 8, 2016, 08:32 AM

12. Magical thinking? nt

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