Keith Russell Judd is the best example of a protest vote. Conservative voters who were registered Democrats didn't like Obama so they opted to cast a vote for some guy in jail. Judd got enough support to qualify for delegates but the DNC obviously wasn't gonna let that happen.
There is no circumstance in which either party will ever allow a primary challenger against a sitting President to win delegates. Both parties actively work to thwart such challenges and write creative rules regarding delegates.
I am very curious what Spanberger thinks of the redistricting commission in Virginia. Probably very unhappy because Dems could have easily shored her up. Who knows how the commission will draw the district but it could be unfriendly to her.
If she loses, she probably joins the Biden admin in a national security position.
She would have been an interesting gubernatorial candidate.
The Oregon House will be voting soon on the new congressional map. Members are currently giving their statements on the map. Democrats are for the map. Republicans are not. olis.oregonlegislature.gov/liz/mediaplaye…
One of the Democrats who spoke in favor of the bill could be a candidate for the new 6th District.
State Rep. Teresa Alonso Leon is someone to watch. She would be a strong contender for the seat.
This is at least the fourth redistricting cycle in a row where the Connecticut legislature has been unable to pass a redistricting map. For whatever reason, the Dem legislature has yet to make a ballot initiative to lower the threshold to a simple majority.
I would guess the 1980's map was also not drawn by the legislature but my 1984 almanac does not go into detail.
Yes, you read that right. The legislature has not passed a map since at least the 1980's but likely earlier than that.
Here's something people might find interesting. These are photos taken during WWII by some of the men my maternal grandfather served with. These were taken late in the war but the island or islands is not named.
I have more but these are the ones I am posting today.
Why I like these photos is they give you a glimpse what every day life was like during the war.