- Jan 6, 2005
Howard Dean understood the need for a ground game and how necessary it is to win local elections, state legislatures and governor’s mansions. For whatever reason, the Democrats veered away from a working strategy.Have you seen the charts in state after state democrats won the majority of the vote yet GOP maintained majority of seats? Clearly with Republicans rigging the vote, winning elections means nothing.
Republicans get power in states and move to disenfranchise minorities and people of color. And before you dismiss what I just said go back and read the numerous court cases where Republican were caught racially rigging voting rules. Republicans also trying to rig the census to keep white people in power. This is from the notes of the now dead Republican operative who hatched the plan.
You are lamenting that a political party is actively working to remain in power while completely ignoring the chain of events that allowed them to do so.
Also, we do not live in a country of majority rule, so the popular vote, while a useful safety blanket, is irrelevant.