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« on: March 19, 2019, 09:44:12 am »

Did anyone vote for Obama or stay home because they weren't willing to vote for a Mormon?
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« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2019, 11:18:31 am »

No, the number of voters who would have otherwise voted for a Republican but refused to vote for Romney because of his religion was almost definitely too small to have any real impact on the election.
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« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2019, 11:55:42 am »

Probably with some, but not enough to be statistically significant.
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« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2019, 11:47:16 am »

Probably with some, but not enough to be statistically significant.

I can't see too many people who would be uncomfortable voting for a Mormon being comfortable voting for a black man.
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« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2019, 12:16:06 pm »

Probably with some, but not enough to be statistically significant.

I can't see too many people who would be uncomfortable voting for a Mormon being comfortable voting for a black man.

A centrist evangelical christian (yes they exist)
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« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2019, 03:38:01 pm »

Probably with some, but not enough to be statistically significant.

I can't see too many people who would be uncomfortable voting for a Mormon being comfortable voting for a black man.

Most would have the attitude of ' better a Mormon than a black guy'.
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« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2019, 03:49:13 pm »

Imagine telling someone in the heart of rural Georgia back the 1950s, that someday, they would cast a vote for a Yankee Mormon Republican--and that they would have to, to stop a black guy!
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« Reply #7 on: March 21, 2019, 07:02:38 am »

Atlas Democrats surely loved to play that card back in 2012.
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« Reply #8 on: March 21, 2019, 01:28:03 pm »

Imagine telling someone in the heart of rural Georgia back the 1950s, that someday, they would cast a vote for a Yankee Mormon Republican--and that they would have to, to stop a black guy!

Or that they'd be voting for a Republican billionaire from New York four years later. Man, times have changed
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« Reply #9 on: March 22, 2019, 01:51:03 pm »

Imagine telling someone in the heart of rural Georgia back the 1950s, that someday, they would cast a vote for a Yankee Mormon Republican--and that they would have to, to stop a black guy!

Makes you wish you had a time machine.
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« Reply #10 on: March 22, 2019, 04:15:59 pm »

"Anyone who wouldn't vote for a _____ because he/she is a _____ wouldn't vote Democrat anyway!!!!!!!!!"
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« Reply #11 on: March 22, 2019, 04:41:49 pm »

There were swings in the Bible Belt toward Obama in 2012, Mississippi and Louisiana swung to the left in 2012.
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« Reply #12 on: March 22, 2019, 05:03:09 pm »

There were swings in the Bible Belt toward Obama in 2012, Mississippi and Louisiana swung to the left in 2012.

This came entirely from black voters, who would never have voted for a Republican regardless of their religion.

Deep South whites certainly didn't swing towards Obama in 2012.
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« Reply #13 on: March 22, 2019, 05:08:54 pm »

There were swings in the Bible Belt toward Obama in 2012, Mississippi and Louisiana swung to the left in 2012.

This came entirely from black voters, who would never have voted for a Republican regardless of their religion.
Where were those black voters in 2008?
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« Reply #14 on: March 23, 2019, 01:06:00 am »

There were swings in the Bible Belt toward Obama in 2012, Mississippi and Louisiana swung to the left in 2012.

This came entirely from black voters, who would never have voted for a Republican regardless of their religion.
Where were those black voters in 2008?

I assume that black turnout was actually higher in those states in 2012, because if you look at exit polls, Obama did worse with whites in them compared to 2008.
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« Reply #15 on: March 23, 2019, 08:53:28 am »

Maybe a little bit.  Maybe a few people voted for Obama for that reason but I doubt it swung any counties, let alone states.
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« Reply #16 on: March 23, 2019, 09:22:33 am »

Would prejudice against Mormoms have been a factor if the Democratic candidate was a Clinton, Biden, etc.?
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« Reply #17 on: July 30, 2019, 03:35:45 am »

No way it mattered in a statistically significant manner, no.
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« Reply #18 on: September 27, 2019, 10:25:53 pm »

Maybe enough to where Romney would have gotten 48 percent, but not much more
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« Reply #19 on: October 11, 2019, 09:20:20 am »

Imagine telling someone in the heart of rural Georgia back the 1950s, that someday, they would cast a vote for a Yankee Mormon Republican--and that they would have to, to stop a black guy!

Makes you wish you had a time machine.

On second thought, why the hell would I want to be in rural Georgia in the 50s?
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