Why Voter Behavior Matters

I’m Tudor Dixon: This is why I want Michigan’s vote in the midterm election as this year’s Republican wave moves through the state.

Tuesday, October 9, 2016

The American Conservative

I find it odd that some of my colleagues seem not to think that the Trump-Clinton race in Michigan has anything to do with anything in terms of voter behavior.

I am more struck by the fact that I’ve never seen any of my colleagues even address the issue of voter behavior that has been the focus of numerous progressive activists and political commentators in the last 10 years.

Voter behavior is a huge topic, and one that I think most people in America haven’t been talking about for several decades.

It’s the elephant in the room: why, if you’re a voter who thinks that a candidate meets your political needs, is there a reason that the candidate’s opponent is running against you?

I’ve had some pretty good conversations with some of the same people at a few presidential levels in my life. The ones with which I’ve had a long conversation have been with the likes of George H. W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George Bush, Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon, and Teddy Roosevelt.

And some of those political conversations I’ve had have been with people who are now dead.

At those times, I didn’t see why they or I hadn’t recognized that the way that people voted did not impact the outcome of an election that had a lot on the line, especially in today’s world with the way the electorate is looking for the next president.

What’s surprising to me is that there are political commentators — or I should say those who are political commentators — who are still concerned that the way that Americans vote is so important in the electoral process that we shouldn’t have people from some other country coming to America to vote.

I find it curious how many people I’ve talked to (for instance) about the presidential vote in Michigan’s Republican presidential primary

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