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Johnny L.A. 02-23-2020 01:22 PM

Washington State primary election 2020
 
The following Democrats are on the ballot for the Washington State primary, which takes place on 10 March, 2020:
  • Joe Biden
  • Michael Bloomberg
  • Pete Buttigieg
  • Tulsi Gabbard
  • Amy Klobuchar
  • Bernie Sanders
  • Tom Steyer
  • Elizabeth Warren
Mrs. L.A. and I will have to choose.

I don't think Tulsi Gabbard or Tom Steyer have a chance to be the DNC nominee. I have doubts about Amy Klobuchar. While we do have our ballots, I'm going to wait until closer to Election Day to fill it out and mail it in. Barring any unfortunate unforeseen occurrences, I intend to vote for Bernie Sanders. Mrs. L.A. is a lifelong Republican. She is disgusted by Trump, and my Democratic Socialist leanings1 may be having an effect. She'll probably vote for Sanders too.

1A GW Bush supporting coworker I had in Conservative stronghold Orange County once gave me a Lenin pin. :p

dalej42 02-23-2020 01:27 PM

I do agree that it is a good strategy to wait until the Super Tuesday dust settles before mailing your ballot.

My primary is a week later and I’ll definitely be voting anyone but Sanders.

Johnny L.A. 02-23-2020 03:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dalej42 (Post 22154577)
My primary is a week later and Iíll definitely be voting anyone but Sanders.

Vote for whom you want in the primary election. Vote against the person you don't want to win in the general election.

dalej42 02-23-2020 04:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Johnny L.A. (Post 22154791)
Vote for whom you want in the primary election. Vote against the person you don't want to win in the general election.

If I mailed my ballot for Pete tomorrow and he drops out after ST, itís a wasted vote to stop Sanders.

My WAG is that we will get a bunch of dropouts that should have happened earlier after ST because this compressed schedule doesnít really warrant leaving if you made it past NH.

Johnny L.A. 02-23-2020 05:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dalej42 (Post 22154834)
My WAG is that we will get a bunch of dropouts...

Yep. That's why I'm holding off.

needscoffee 02-23-2020 05:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Johnny L.A. (Post 22154904)
Yep. That's why I'm holding off.

About 10 years ago, a city council candidate was arrested for domestic violence only a week before the election, and I was very grateful to have held off voting!

tim314 02-25-2020 11:09 AM

Warren would be my first choice, but Sanders is a close second, followed by anyone but Bloomberg. I’ll probably vote Sanders unless Warren does surprisingly well on Super Tuesday to put herself back in serious contention.

I don’t believe Sanders’ chances in a general election would be substantially different than, say, Biden — not when running against a President as extreme as Trump. And, the “moderates have the best chance” thinking among the Democrats has kept the Overton window shifting to the right for too long.


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