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GOP Has Trouble Settling on Candidates Who Can Win

retiredfire Wrote: Feb 21, 2013 6:48 AM
I firmly believe that Republicans do better further down the ticket because it is easier to detect vote fraud, the smaller the voter pool. On a nationwide, or statewide basis it is easier to conceal uncounted votes due to the difficulty of voters to track their candidate's support. If votes were siphoned off in heavily democrat districts, the Republican voters probably wouldn't notice that the margin was larger than it really was, boosting statewide margins in favor of the democrat Senate or presidential candidate. Done in "swing states" this could, and I believe did, swing the nationwide and statewide victories.

One of the interesting things about recent elections is that Republicans have tended to do better the farther you go down the ballot.

They've lost the presidency twice in a row, and in four of the last six contests. They've failed to win a majority in the U.S. Senate, something they accomplished in five election cycles between 1994 and 2006.

But they have won control of the House of Representatives in the last two elections, and in eight of the last 10 cycles.

And they've been doing better in elections to state legislatures than at any time since the 1920s.