World Republicans win North Carolina 9th and 3rd Congressional District special elections - Lead up to 2020

Who will win?


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Syaoran Li

Redneck Doomer
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Now, while the votes were fairly close despite the Republicans winning, keep in mind that this was a special election and those usually have a very low turnout.

If this was actually on Election Day in November, I'd be more concerned about such a narrow victory for the Republicans in a fairly red state.

Outside of Asheville and Boone, there are no real blue strongholds in North Carolina, although Charlotte usually leans in a more moderate Democrat direction because of its high black population.

The only real swing states/purple states in the South are Florida and Virginia, and Virginia went purple fairly recently and was a staunch red state for decades prior to that.
 

1Tonka_Truck

Loaded Like A Boxcar Moving Like A Racecar
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So the dems can't even win when they outspend 3 to 1.
And why spend all that money on some random seat that doesn't matter when they already control the house?
In 2018, Democrats had to spend 3:1 in contested races to be remotely competitive. Beto raised almost $80 million, had anyone remotely famous sucking his dick and cradling the balls, and he still lost to the Zodiac Killer with less than $30 million spent. Admittedly, Beto didn't spend it all because there wasn't enough air time to buy with his pile of out of state dosh.
 

TalmudSperg

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Now, while the votes were fairly close despite the Republicans winning, keep in mind that this was a special election and those usually have a very low turnout.

If this was actually on Election Day in November, I'd be more concerned about such a narrow victory for the Republicans in a fairly red state.

Outside of Asheville and Boone, there are no real blue strongholds in North Carolina, although Charlotte usually leans in a more moderate Democrat direction because of its high black population.

The only real swing states/purple states in the South are Florida and Virginia, and Virginia went purple fairly recently and was a staunch red state for decades prior to that.
The reddest town is Murphy. #Rudolphrevolution
 
R

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The only real swing states/purple states in the South are Florida and Virginia, and Virginia went purple fairly recently and was a staunch red state for decades prior to that.
Virginia is pretty much a blue state now due to a combination of apathy and depopulation in the Western part of the state while Northern Va. and Richmond which are heavily Democrat grow from people who have jobs in D.C. and Maryland who want cheaper housing. I remember some Democratic conference in Atlanta a few years ago called Virginia the upcoming California of the East Coast.
 

Syaoran Li

Redneck Doomer
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Virginia is pretty much a blue state now due to a combination of apathy and depopulation in the Western part of the state while Northern Va. and Richmond which are heavily Democrat grow from people who have jobs in D.C. and Maryland who want cheaper housing. I remember some Democratic conference in Atlanta a few years ago called Virginia the upcoming California of the East Coast.
Pretty much this.

The only place in the Western half of Virginia that isn't decimated or completely apathetic and is actually growing at all is the Roanoke Valley area, which has traditionally been home to a more moderate base for both of the major parties and it can be a key swing region for the state.

There's a lot of old-school Evangelical conservatives and younger libertarian types in Roanoke County but you also have a lot of black Democrats and LGBT people in the city proper.

IIRC, Roanoke has one of the highest LGBT populations in the state of Virginia and has the highest one of any area that is west of Richmond and the DC suburbs.

Lynchburg is the deep red stronghold of Virginia and that's in the central part of the state, and it mainly stays red simply because that is the home of Liberty University and the Falwell ministry by extension.
 

Reisen Storm

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/r/politics is tearing into one another due to this Republican Victory.

I mean look at this shit.

"Trump didn't lose shit a republican is still filling the seat it doesn't matter if he wins by .01 or 98% a win is never a fucking loss. If roles were reversed you wouldn't be saying "oh well we only won by 2% we really did lose this race" just delusion to make yourself feel better. This is an embarrassment for the party the GOP cheated and Dems still couldn't convince enough voters to flip the seat. Will you be saying in 2020 if Trump wins the election by less than a percent that it's really a loss?"

I would love to see how the 2020 elections will do to them.
 

PantsFreeZone

Smartest monkey on the spinning space rock
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More detailed look at the numbers shows that even though these were special elections (usually lesser turnout), the Democrats lost some major strongholds in significantly non-white areas.

R+35 to R+12 in certain suburbs is worrying but seeing an area with 5,000+ more registered Dems and a 33%-33%-33% ethnicity split go 50% GOP is astounding.

I dunno. Maybe all that prison reform, Kanye/A$AP love, and low unemployment is unshackling the black and brown populace from their loyalties.
 

Maxliam

Professional Niggo
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"C-c-cult of personality!!!" screeches the catlady with Obama '08 and '12 bumper stickers still adorning her Tesla.
I love that song lol. But he's saying the shot a president needs to say. That faggy touchy Feely shit fag shit obama was about is weak.
 
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RodgerDodger

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Some random boring election goes exactly the way as expected is news now?
It is when the media hypes it as some harbinger of the next general election.

Here's an absolute truth. Special Elections are never an indicator of anything. They are purely which special interest can get just enough people to bother to vote. The media always lies about this and tries to use special elections to push a narrative. They almost always end up being wrong.
 
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