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Old 04-06-2021, 05:27 AM
 
Location: Boydton, VA
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I get it, you're not a fan of people having autonomy over their lives.
Autonomy has a place and a purpose, but we happen to live in a society.

As for your statement about Southern Democrats....that position has been rightly abandoned by the Democratic party, and resurrected by the Republican party.

Why did the Democratic and Republican parties switch platforms?

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Old 04-06-2021, 05:37 AM
 
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He will have to walk a fine line with Senator Chase. How does he get her backers while not alienating moderates.

Since Wilder was Governor, Virginia has often been noted as the most business friendly state in the Union. I suppose we could go from #1 to #1A or something. https://www.vachamber.com/2019/10/28...e-can-keep-it/

Getting rid of the income tax would be a lurch to the entire system and would require a change to the state Constitution since it refers to income taxes in its provisions. The state Constitution is difficult to amend, taking place over several years with multiple votes of the legislature and the voters. Wholesale subsequent legislative reform of the tax code, budget process, accounting, local government interactions in the process and even the computer infrastructure would be an immense project taking even longer.

If the budget for a Virginia locality is looked at, there is often a line which says "all other state and federal." Then on a supplementary budget sheet it may be broken down further as "revenue from the Commonwealth" it continues to be broken down as one delves further, but folks eyes glaze over at this point...Some of those monies are from state income taxes; every locality will have to watch and even change their income steam and budget process.

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Old 04-10-2021, 12:30 PM
 
Location: Daleville, VA
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According to today’s editorial in the Roanoke Times, the GOP governor race will be using “ranked choice voting.” This could decrease the chance of a very extreme candidate gaining the nomination.
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Old 04-22-2021, 01:10 PM
 
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According to today’s editorial in the Roanoke Times, the GOP governor race will be using “ranked choice voting.” This could decrease the chance of a very extreme candidate gaining the nomination.
True, but problem is that person still needs to be able to attract a large percentage of the “Trump” vote in the GE, as most moderate suburbanites have waived goodbye to the GOP.

I suppose if the Dems make a mistake and nominate someone like Lee Carter it is possible that enough moderates sit out to throw the race to the GOP. But it would have to be someone like Kirk Cox. Chase cannot win, and the other candidates are too unknown.
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Old 04-23-2021, 09:39 AM
 
Location: Where my bills arrive
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According to today’s editorial in the Roanoke Times, the GOP governor race will be using “ranked choice voting.” This could decrease the chance of a very extreme candidate gaining the nomination.
Either way the party is picking the candidates instead of the people and their running record on that is not too good...
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Old 04-23-2021, 11:29 AM
 
Location: TN/NC
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True, but problem is that person still needs to be able to attract a large percentage of the “Trump” vote in the GE, as most moderate suburbanites have waived goodbye to the GOP.

I suppose if the Dems make a mistake and nominate someone like Lee Carter it is possible that enough moderates sit out to throw the race to the GOP. But it would have to be someone like Kirk Cox. Chase cannot win, and the other candidates are too unknown.
I think the “suburbanites have left the GOP thing” is largely a function of Trump’s poor behavior and in-state crazies like Amanda Chase.

I live a mile from the VA line as it is, am thinking of relocating anyway, and VA is on my shortlist due to favorable marijuana laws.

I’ve been a moderate Republican for years. There’s no way I could vote for an Amanda Chase, but I could vote for Ralph Northam. I couldn’t vote for a Rashida Talib type person at all. If the choice is between a really left candidate and someone on the center-right, I could see VA going for the Republican. It’s not California in that regard.
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