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CajunAngele
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Axelrod says Hurricane Sandy could hurt Obama by lowering turnout

David Axelrod, a top advisor to President Obama’s reelection campaign, said Sunday that he is concerned that Hurricane Sandy could reduce turnout and potentially hurt Obama’s campaign.

“Obviously, we want unfettered access to the polls, because we believe that the more people come out, the better we’re going to do,” Axelrod said. “And so, to the extent that it makes it harder, that’s a source of concern.”

The storm could have a wide-ranging effect on swing states from North Carolina and Virginia to even New Hampshire or Ohio.

Axelrod said that the political implications of the storm remain hard to predict and that the president will be focused on helping the victims.

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Lsut81
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Guess Dems aren't THAT motivated to get out and vote?


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jamboybarry
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Sandy sooo raciss


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CajunAngele
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Who didn't know this was coming? Because we know only black people, minorities and dead people melt in the rain.


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Mike da Tigah
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God is punishing blue states


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coondaddy21
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Already conjuring up excuses!


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CamdenTiger
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Already conjuring up excuses!


This! Its actually the other way around. Obama's voters are out voting early, its the Repubs that vote late, and the later might not be good. Too much uncertainty to really predict who its going to hurt..


blowmeauburn
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I think we have enough evidence to verify that hurricanes are in fact, racist.


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Homesick Tiger
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president will be focused on helping the victims.


This ought to be good.


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TigerTattle
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Too much uncertainty to really predict who its going to hurt..
This. But precincts better be ready with paper ballots or generators, whatever their backup plan is, in case any power loss lasts an extended time.


prplhze2000
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sounds like a bunch of yankees who don't know how to handle a little bit of wind and water.


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kclsufan
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re: Axelrod says Hurricane Sandy could hurt Obama by lowering turnout
But wouldn't it in theory suppress both sides' turnout more or less proportionately? The only way it makes a difference is if precincts favoring one side are disproportionately hit. Electoral votes per State don't change with turnout. Seems like a non-issue.


LSUgusto
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Bush's hurricane machine strikes again!


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TN Bhoy
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But wouldn't it in theory suppress both sides' turnout more or less proportionately? The only way it makes a difference is if precincts favoring one side are disproportionately hit



Western PA = Big-time Romney

Philly = Obama


TigerTattle
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But wouldn't it in theory suppress both sides' turnout more or less proportionately?
From the (admittedly) little I've read about the storm, most of the worry about damage will be from flooding. The effect of the storm on turnout will depend on which Rep or Dem stronghold areas catch the brunt of that, along with which voter base in those areas managed to get more early votes in. IMO it could go either way, or end up a neutral factor. All depends on storm damage.

That said, I hope the storm isn't as bad as the hype is leading the public to believe it will be and that the folks affected come through it okay.



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LSUgusto
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Philly = Obama
Yep. Bad weather always keeps dead voters home on election day.


Zach
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we believe that the more people come out, the better we’re going to do,”


Notice that he uses the word 'people' as opposed to 'registered voters'.


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Holden Caulfield
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The storm will hit a week before the election. I understand the concern over power outages but weather itself shouldn't be a factor.


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kclsufan
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Western PA = Big-time Romney

Philly = Obama

Good point. If the race is close, who knows. I guess it really is a racist hurricane.


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