For example, in the Alabama election, Democrat Doug Jones got about 160,000 more votes than the Democrat did in the most recent (2010) contested mid-term election (Jeff Sessions ran unopposed in 2014). But Roy Moore got over 300,000 fewer votes than did Richard Shelby in the most recent contested mid-term election, and that was a much bigger factor.

First thought: Candidate quality always matters and skews the results. You see that in both the Jones/Moore matchup and the Conor Lamb results.

Second thought: The primary in Texas, matching Cruz and O’Rourke, did NOT show sufficient enthusiasm gap to alter results.

But more to the point, this is why we actually HAVE elections, eh? :-)

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Data Driven Econophile. Muslim, USA born. Been “woke” 2x: 1st, when I realized the world isn’t fair; 2nd, when I realized the “woke” people are full of shit.

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