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Re: “What Happened? Questions and Answers About Vermont's Primary

Two more ways to think about the governor's race: On the one hand, more women could turn out to the polls this year to vote for Hillary, thereby increasing votes for Minter... (Women don't necessarily vote for women, but heck, this is a pretty historic vote and many women will feel inspired to turn out). On the other hand, reliable Democratic voters might stay home this year because they loved Bernie and don't want to vote for Hillary, thereby handing the race to Scott... So as you say, "Who knows?!"

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Posted by Cabels on 08/17/2016 at 5:47 PM

Re: “What Happened? Questions and Answers About Vermont's Primary

I think most would agree that Dunne did indeed stumble at the end. It was actually hard to know what his position on the siting of "Big Wind" projects actually was.

He would have been wise to simply do two things:

(1) Mention the Doyle Poll from last March, which showed that 90% of Vermonters who took the poll want more local control on energy siting projects. This by itself would have justified his position.

(2) Stress that wind projects and solar projects are completely different, from almost every respect. They should not be grouped together.

It's hard to think of wind as "green", when it involves permanent roads on our ridges, habitat degradation, noise, wildlife deaths, and generally producing erratic power at times when we don't need it. Solar, on the other hand, has minimal impacts, and produces the most power on hot, sunny days, when we need it the most.

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Posted by VTPolicyAnalyst on 08/17/2016 at 2:03 PM

Re: “What Happened? Questions and Answers About Vermont's Primary

Thank you for the reminder to renew my Rutland Herald subscription.

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Posted by A. Smith on 08/17/2016 at 1:11 PM

Re: “What Happened? Questions and Answers About Vermont's Primary

I agree with your commentary, with one exception. I do not believe that any kudos should be given to Matt Dunne's campaign manager, Nick Charyk. Dunne's campaign imploded in the last two weeks, with one mistake being piked on top of another. While Minter did a great job at the finish line, Matt definitely helped to push her across the line and into first place.

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Posted by NEKVTer on 08/17/2016 at 12:19 PM

Re: “What Happened? Questions and Answers About Vermont's Primary

If people would look further into the depths of the environmental and health damage these wind developments are causing and the rampant corruption & out of state influence behind them, they would understand exactly how Minter was handed the primary. The puppet masters told the DNC to make it that way.
Ironically, a home in Sheffield will be up for tax sale today, after the family was forced to abandon it due to the health damage the nearby wind turbines were causing.

22 likes, 26 dislikes
Posted by FreedomToThink on 08/17/2016 at 11:39 AM

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