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    just found out i cant vote for the democratic nominee because i registered as a republican when i was 18, because i'm fucking stupid. And so is this law.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mekkle View Post
    just found out i cant vote for the democratic nominee because i registered as a republican when i was 18, because i'm fucking stupid. And so is this law.
    It's not a law, it's just how some states run their primary. Typically you have to either be a member of the party, or a member of no party, to participate. The real issue is that you never changed your party registration in the intervening years, and so you're STILL registered as a Republican.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mekkle View Post
    just found out i cant vote for the democratic nominee because i registered as a republican when i was 18, because i'm fucking stupid. And so is this law.
    That sucks, my state is the same way, but luckily we have same day registration. You can swap or register online if you're already registered. Each primary Season I go Democratic and go back independent the day after the primary.

    Politicians talk about voting rights and how important it is, but the truth is neither party has done a lot to push for open primaries and automatic voter registration. That is no accident.

    Still best to register now so you can vote in the General Election.
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    I believe this is a rather appropriate time and thread for this. I find this analysis and breakdown to be in alignment with my perception of the issue. From 1:00 to 14:30 is all about the issue of the 2020 election, and the majority of it is specific to the Democratic primary (the first minute is an overview of what the video covers).


    I'm posting this rather than writing my own post since my policy preferences are fairly well-reflected by Robert Reich, and because I've not been actively participating in this thread so I'm out of the loop on some of the long-running arguments that may be present in this thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mekkle View Post
    just found out i cant vote for the democratic nominee because i registered as a republican when i was 18, because i'm fucking stupid. And so is this law.
    Yeah, I don't see why someone that is registered Republican should choose the nominee of the democratic party XD
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    Quote Originally Posted by cubby View Post
    It might go that high, but then again it might not. The real issue is the fatality rate, which seems to be exceedingly low - somewhere between 1-2% of those infected. That's not great, but it's not a pandemic, in the sense of results.
    2% fatality rate even with 40% population is still a couple of million deaths. (roughly)
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    Quote Originally Posted by DarkTZeratul View Post
    It's not a law, it's just how some states run their primary. Typically you have to either be a member of the party, or a member of no party, to participate. The real issue is that you never changed your party registration in the intervening years, and so you're STILL registered as a Republican.
    yea i asked about that and was told in order to change my party i had to do it 20 days prior to this stuff. I'm more of a left leaning independent now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadowferal View Post
    2% fatality rate even with 40% population is still a couple of million deaths. (roughly)
    About 3.5M

    Sorry...I've been doing the math.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sunseeker View Post
    About 3.5M
    Sorry...I've been doing the math.
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    o...that's bad though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadowferal View Post
    Never apologize for corrections...please. Danke.
    o...that's bad though.
    And that number if of course Stateside only. Multiply it by a lot for the rest of the world.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cubby View Post
    It might go that high, but then again it might not. The real issue is the fatality rate, which seems to be exceedingly low - somewhere between 1-2% of those infected. That's not great, but it's not a pandemic, in the sense of results.
    A pandemic is about the scope of the spread of the disease, not the mortality rate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sunseeker View Post
    And that number if of course Stateside only. Multip
    That'd be 2.6 million. Globally it'd be 62.4 million if the mortality rate is 2% and we see a 40% infection rate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vegas82 View Post
    That'd be 2.6 million. Globally it'd be 62.4 million if the mortality rate is 2% and we see a 40% infection rate.
    To be fair, it's all napkin math. Still, that's a lot of people.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NED funded View Post
    Yeah, I don't see why someone that is registered Republican should choose the nominee of the democratic candidate XD
    Because people can't regret their political beliefs from ages ago? But hey, its a good idea to also prevent former GoP members from running for President.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CommunismWillWin View Post
    Because people can't regret their political beliefs from ages ago? But hey, its a good idea to also prevent former GoP members from running for President.
    We're not talking about an abortion or a sex change or not taking that one hot crazy chick up on her invitation to live in South American jungle and study some tribe noone can pronounce the name of.

    We're talking about a decision you can change at almost any time. It's reasonable that the party sets limits to prevent people from switching things up willy-nilly to screw with the process.

    If he didn't feel moved to change his decision until last week, I'm gonna go out on a limb and say he wasn't all that moved by all the things that actually happened that the folks on stage were just talking about. Bernie isn't some new and upcoming sensation. He's been around. This guy's had time to see that, to be moved.

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    Sanders/Warren ticket wins, hands down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadowferal View Post
    2% fatality rate even with 40% population is still a couple of million deaths. (roughly)
    Good point - that would make about 2-3MM deaths, just in the U.S. (assuming 40% rate of contraction, with 2% fatality rate, of 360MM population).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vegas82 View Post
    A pandemic is about the scope of the spread of the disease, not the mortality rate.
    I kinda figured I was going to get nailed on that - good point.


    Quote Originally Posted by Vegas82 View Post
    That'd be 2.6 million. Globally it'd be 62.4 million if the mortality rate is 2% and we see a 40% infection rate.
    Where are we getting the infection rate? How can they even determine that number? I'm just asking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vash The Stampede View Post
    You do know the polls haven't been accurate since 2016, or do we forget that Hillary had a massive lead over Trump?
    The polls were 100% accurate in 2016. She won by the 3% that the polling said she had. But since they were national polls, it didn't matter. The state polls, I have no idea, I haven't looked at them to break them down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Orbitus View Post
    The polls were 100% accurate in 2016. She won by the 3% that the polling said she had. But since they were national polls, it didn't matter. The state polls, I have no idea, I haven't looked at them to break them down.
    This right here. What 2016 demonstrated, is that having a lead in the popular vote doesn't really matter if those people in that margin over the other guy are not living in the right places to swing the electoral college.

    FPTP is a terrible system for reasons like this, but that's what you have to work with until electoral reforms can happen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bodakane View Post
    Sanders/Warren ticket wins, hands down.
    At this point, picking Warren is a bad call. She proved too back stabby.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Theodarzna View Post
    At this point, picking Warren is a bad call. She proved too back stabby.
    Warren's problem is she's too left wing and too outspoken. Everything else is noise.

    A VP needs to come across as the "good wife" (regardless of their sex). Supportive of the President, not too loud, not too aggressive. Very "mild-mannered".
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