If You Don’t Vote I Win

That seems to be the message of the Virginia GOP in the final days of the election.  Over the weekend Republican Party of Virginia Chair Pat Mullins spelled it out when he said:

“If turnout is in the 30s, the low 30s, we’re gonna win. If it gets higher up in Fairfax [in Democratic-leaning Northern Virginia], say like 40, it’s likely we won’t. I don’t think it’s going to hit 40 anywhere. I’m looking at 32.”

What an inspiring message for a campaign to head into the final days with.  I can only imagine that the Cooch was not particularly thrilled to hear that the more people who vote the better BigMac’s chances get of winning an election.

Regardless of their ideology, it is not a sign of a strong party that they know they can’t win if people vote.  After Tuesday’s vote, if things don’t work out for Cooch and company, hopefully they will begin a long look at what they need to do to become a party that wins when voter turnout is high.


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