SC in play?

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  1. habee profile image93
    habeeposted 6 years ago

    In the past few days, electoral maps on MSNBC and FOX have shown SC as a toss-up state. Really?? I'd be shocked if Obama won the state. What am I missing?

  2. Alastar Packer profile image81
    Alastar Packerposted 6 years ago

    habee, i don't know about south Ga. but the demographics have changed considerably in the Caro's with a the influx of other Americans and particularly the Mexicans. This ain't the aw shucks territory it used to be in some cases but has become more liberal- minded and progressive over time. And of course both states have large numbers of African-Amer that traditionally vote Democratic as well. Might be part of the answer to S.C's toss-up status by the news channels.

    1. habee profile image93
      habeeposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Yeah, I thought about the AA population, but GA has a large AA population, too, and it's in the "leans Romney" category. I've always considered SC to be as conservative as GA - maybe even more so.

      1. Alastar Packer profile image81
        Alastar Packerposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        So then, maybe something else. S.C. is still pretty conservative but after pondering some it also occurred that out of all the residents, say, under 35, that i know down there 2/3rds of them vote Dem and they largely come from conservative families. I don't know for sure habee, maybe some other factors as to why the toss-up? Make that Dem and Indie.

  3. profile image56
    ThePeeDeeWildcatposted 6 years ago

    Rest assured, Habee, SC is not a tossup state in the forthcoming election. Despite all of the hubbub, NC isn't a tossup state either. The Carolinas will vote solidly GOP this November. Occasionally, I see electoral maps that indicate Georgia may possibly be up for grabs (primarily because of Atlanta's racial makeup), but much of this media speculation about all of these states is wishful thinking on their part.

    1. Alastar Packer profile image81
      Alastar Packerposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Excellent point with the media PeeDee. Could they have an agenda to get one side spooked to increase votes or the other side hopefully enthused for the same?

      1. profile image56
        ThePeeDeeWildcatposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Absolutely, the Washington/New York press corps have a liberal bias and they're watching the Obama administration dissolve in front of their eyes! They're grasping at anything that may indicate a positive direction (in their eyes) for the President and the Democrats. My point is that any good news for them is not going to come from this part of the country.

    2. 910chris profile image76
      910chrisposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, PeeDee is correct. I live in North Carolina and this is a staunch Republican state. Just as much as S.C. is one.

      1. profile image56
        ThePeeDeeWildcatposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        As you know, NC has an incumbent governor (Democrat) who bowed out of the upcoming election last winter because her poll numbers were and still are atrocious. The NC Democratic Party is in disarray because of a sex scandal between two men. Finally, needless to say, the job outlook in NC is terrible ( around 10% official unemployment). Not a good omen for the President and the Democrats.

  4. peeples profile image95
    peeplesposted 6 years ago

    I think many of us are getting sick of having nasty lying bigots in office. I have found myself over the last 4 years or so going from a conservative to an independent. I have no desire to just vote in the GOP candidate they want to have running even though he will not be good for our country. I live here in SC and while myself and my husband are tired of the GOP many aren't. When it comes down to it I live in a state that cares more about getting Obama out of office than doing what is best for our country. Not likely to be a toss up!

  5. fpherj48 profile image79
    fpherj48posted 6 years ago

    I like the question.....the comments are extremely interesting.  Being a Yankee my entire life, I admit to not being into the leanings of the majority of the Southern States.....but looking at history of elections, I would tend to believe in the "hype Theory."  A toss-up?  That doesn't fly too well off the ground.


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