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    Re: Virginia City That Voted Obama Twice Just Threw Democrats Out Of Office

    Quote Originally Posted by Court Jester View Post
    It was a city council election. That has no significance outside the borders of that city. Given that most city council campaigns are non partisan in nature anyway, voters probably decided on their choices based on non partisan issues.
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    Re: Virginia City That Voted Obama Twice Just Threw Democrats Out Of Office

    Quote Originally Posted by zimmer View Post
    Not ‘stunning beyond words” It’s... only the beginning.

    Did you pay attention to the numbers?

    Estimated population of the town in 2019 is 24,932. Estimated number of adults (including seniors) 19,778. Of which only 4,320 actually voted in this election.

    Only 22% of the eligible voters actually voted.

    You do understand that this means that you can't extrapolate this to a national stage due to low voter turnout, right? I mean...a lot of people who are BOTH conservative and liberal didn't bother to vote. And they have a history of low voter turnout.

    So...why are getting to excited about this? And more importantly...how much time are you spending scouring local elections across the nation to find these tiny victories to make yourself feel better? I'm curious, honestly, what research methods are you using to find these very, very localized election victories for the GOP?

    Side Note: I find it interesting that you chose a song from a band that achieved fame with taking swipes at the GOP and other establishment types.
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    Re: Virginia City That Voted Obama Twice Just Threw Democrats Out Of Office

    Quote Originally Posted by zimmer View Post
    Read the article... or reread the OP. Take note of five names... and the word “stunning “.***

    And... since when are local Democrats less insane than Democrats on the state or national stage?
    Again, it was a city council election. If you want to read more into that than it merits then feel free to so. I don't see where it has much significance outside of that local election. I wouldn't be betting that it means the State of Virginia will be in play again for the GOP. I'm not saying it can't--- I actually hope it does swing back to the GOP. I'm just not seeing where a single local city council election is a reliable indication of a trend.
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    Re: Virginia City That Voted Obama Twice Just Threw Democrats Out Of Office

    Quote Originally Posted by Dayton3 View Post
    How did Sheriff Roy Coffee do?
    I had the same reaction when I first read the OP. I immediately thought of that city on the Comstock where Mark Twain once worked as a newspaper man, and Hoss, Adam, and Little Joe would ride into town to run errands for "Pa" and end up in a bar room fight.

    BTW, did anyone ever explain why the Ponderosa boys when "riding into town" would go all the way to Virginia City instead of into Carson City which was MUCH closer to the ranch?



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    Re: Virginia City That Voted Obama Twice Just Threw Democrats Out Of Office

    Quote Originally Posted by Court Jester View Post
    I had the same reaction when I first read the OP. I immediately thought of that city on the Comstock where Mark Twain once worked as a newspaper man, and Hoss, Adam, and Little Joe would ride into town to run errands for "Pa" and end up in a bar room fight.

    BTW, did anyone ever explain why the Ponderosa boys when "riding into town" would go all the way to Virginia City instead of into Carson City which was MUCH closer to the ranch?



    If you look at the Ponderosa map from the opening credits you will find that although Carson City is closer to a portion of the ranch, Virginia City is considerably closer to the approximate location of the ranch house.

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    Re: Virginia City That Voted Obama Twice Just Threw Democrats Out Of Office

    Quote Originally Posted by Dayton3 View Post
    If you look at the Ponderosa map from the opening credits you will find that although Carson City is closer to a portion of the ranch, Virginia City is considerably closer to the approximate location of the ranch house.
    That TV map is all screwy and doesn't add up, especially when you consider shots of the ranch are overlooking lake Tahoe in what in real life would have been at Incline Village on the north east shore of the lake.




    To get to Virginia City from the north east shore of lake Tahoe it is a much more difficult journey than heading down the Eastern slope into Carson Valley from that area of Lake Tahoe. Then after you are down in Carson Valley you would then need to travel east and then up into a canyon where Virginia City is right on the slope of Mt Davidson (7800 ft)--- which BTW comes AFTER passing through Silver City and Gold Hill. But for a TV show they always went to Virginia City because that was a better story given the rough and tumble history of Virginia city and the "diggins".

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    Re: Virginia City That Voted Obama Twice Just Threw Democrats Out Of Office

    Quote Originally Posted by Court Jester View Post
    Again, it was a city council election. If you want to read more into that than it merits then feel free to so. I don't see where it has much significance outside of that local election. I wouldn't be betting that it means the State of Virginia will be in play again for the GOP. I'm not saying it can't--- I actually hope it does swing back to the GOP. I'm just not seeing where a single local city council election is a reliable indication of a trend.
    Again... voted Democrat through and through before this election.

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    Re: Virginia City That Voted Obama Twice Just Threw Democrats Out Of Office

    Quote Originally Posted by zimmer View Post
    Again... voted Democrat through and through before this election.

    #OnlyTheBeginning
    Yeah, for a city council.

    Don't get me wrong, I'd be very happy to see lots of congressional districts turn red in 2016. But I would need to see more than just a single city council election for me to think that might be a more sweeping trend.
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