In Deep Blue California, NBC Tried To Find Young People Motivated To Vote...Things Turned Out Poorly

Posted: Oct 11, 2018 2:27 PM

The Democrats are fired up, they say. I’m sure they are—they’ve been fired up since January 2017. The vicious Supreme Court fight is over. Judge Brett Kavanaugh has been confirmed. The GOP won, though the Left thinks he’s a gang rapist, despite those allegations, which thrust the confirmation process into chaos, lacked evidence or corroborating witnesses. It was a circus—and showed how far the Left is willing to go to win. 

We had to remain firm, and we did. The Left was willing to pervert the presumption of innocence, due process, and the FBI to get what they want. They partially got that; the Senate delayed the vote for a week until the bureau could investigate the claims and came back with the same conclusion. Democrats weren’t satisfied—no shocker there—because they have this nutty belief that women are incapable of lying, misidentifying, or misremembering events.

Regardless, we won, and the Democrats lost, which made the Kavanaugh win all the more delicious. So, are Democrats fired up? Well, for key voting blocs that need to show up to boot Republicans in competitive races, no one seems to give a crap. NBC News ventured into deep-blue California, where Rep. Mimi Walters (R-CA) in the state’s 45th congressional district could be in trouble if a surge in minority and young voters occurs. 

Reporter Jacob Soboroff tried to find young voters who are motivated to vote this November—and found one person. One girl said that she should vote, but that Democrats shouldn’t rely on her to be at the polls on Election Day (via Free Beacon):

Soboroff hit the road for Orange County, a traditionally conservative stronghold in the blue state, and went to the University of California-Irvine campus. He noted the large student body could potentially have the political sway to flip a Republican House district in the county to the Democrats, but the students at a bus stop he visited didn't appear interested.

"Sorry, not to be annoying, but we're with NBC News … Is anyone here going to vote in the election on November 6?" Soboroff asked. "Anybody? Anybody? Nobody's going to vote?"

One person shook his head while most others looked on blankly until someone finally answered in the affirmative. Two students spoke with him and said they mainly cared about school and how expensive it is, although one added he didn't follow the news.

Another 18-year-old student Soboroff spoke with said he wasn't registered to vote.

"You could decide whether or not the House of Representatives is in Democratic or Republican control. Do you think about all of that?" Soboroff asked.

"Um, not currently. Maybe if I took more time to get informed about what's going on in politics," he said.

Another student said she "should" vote because she knew the younger demographic was the most unreliable voting group.

"That's what the Democrats want, but they can't count on you guys necessarily," Soboroff said.

"No," she said.

Welp, it looks like young voter turnout will probably be the same as they were in past midterm years: straight trash.