During the last Presidential election, many were shocked when the presidential candidates did not meet the requirements to be listed in the polls. One of the reasons for this was because many Republicans had been disenfranchised. Many of these voters went from being strong GOP supporters to supporting Democratic candidates as a result of not being able to vote.
But, many remain strong in their Republican views. Their voting patterns reflect this and they continue to express their opinions in the political arena.
In Texas, it is a reality that the Republican voter is far stronger than the Democratic voter. They are twice as likely to show up and vote than their Democratic counterparts.
With that in mind, why is it that they stay with the same party loyalists? There are some interesting findings that shed light on this question.
For example, some political campaigns offer incentives to voters who will come out and vote. Whether or not this is a viable strategy or not remains to be seen.
Other efforts have been taken by political parties to entice their voters to come out and vote. If it works, then I suppose they are all right with it, but if it doesn’t work, they don’t want the votes anyway, right?
The one successful political campaign I’ve ever heard of was a fruit brand that offered free cases of fruit to anyone who voted. It didn’t work, but it was a winner.
It’s one thing to want to win an election; it’s another to think that there’s a viable strategy to do so. In fact, many Republican voters are very happy to be left alone. It might not be the best decision if there were differences of opinion between you and your family, but it isn’t necessary for you to agree with the candidate.
However, there’s one way to separate yourself from others with strong party loyalty that most people never think about. It’s very easy to sign up for a local, non-partisan political group.
Of course, there are plenty of local potlucks and social clubs for adults to be members of. But if you look around, you’ll see plenty of other groups for children to be members of as well.
Even if you don’t necessarily like their politics, non-partisan groups are sometimes the best way to go. Not only do they make it easy to meet other adults who share your politics, but they are often the only place where you’ll find folks who share your beliefs.
Remember, it’s all about Texas and the Texas Republican Party. As long as it’s a Republican House and Senate, the focus isn’t on how many votes it will get for President.