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Sunday, April 10, 2016

Voting Is Actually Important Sometimes

I went to the Republican caucus in my area yesterday. In this state, our primary is just for show. The real action is at the later caucuses that few know about. Well, I went with some friends, to do anything we could to vote against Trump. The "all Trump" delegates prevailed, 61-55. I hope our friends at the state convention can cancel out what was done here. I did what I could.

I was proud to see the unity among the not Trump faction. They didn't even want to know who we had supported. The man who organized turned to us, and said with a hint of resignation, "Thank you for voting for sanity."

By the way, I found the black Republicans. There may be many more than you realize. I think GOP candidates going forward should not appeal to coded language about race, in a foolhardy attempt to get older whites. These black Republicans would have run through a wall for Cruz or Kasich. And it was especially apparent yesterday that a large portion of the anti-Trump sentiment was explicitly Christian. I can't speak to the religious sentiments of the Trump supporters, but they really were angry. They were offended at the very idea of anyone less than thrilled at the prospect of giving all the delegates to the man who was rejected by 2/3 of the voters.

I did what I could. Had I known what would happen, I would have done more to get 7 people to come along.

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