Electoral strategizing ??

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Apr 15 2006 18:17
Electoral strategizing ??

When I was Down Under I was involved in a project, the objective being to make real the strategy of 'electoral strategizing' What? Well, the idea was that given that people had a choice between voting or not, it could relatively easily be determined, (through publically available electoral statistics), what percentage of the population, in each electorate, though eligable to vote, made the choice not to vote . We assumed that within each such electorate that there would be a percentage -how much was an indeterminate- who were so pissed off with the 'system' that they thought it not worth their effort to vote. We thought that if we could find a means to connect our message to such a mass of people that they might be convinced to adopt libcom as a personal/political belief system. We went through the electoral stats to find such electorates where the percentage of non-participation was such that a track record of 'refusnikism" could be established.

How to influence such a percentage?

Well, as you can imagine, our 'revolutionary' forces were rather minimal compared to those of the class enemy. This reality forced us to concentrate on the main cities (all two of them) , whereby, through the same statisical trawling as mentioned above, we were able to determine those electorates who were the 'contented' ie; a high ratio of the eligable to vote to those who did vote. From this statisical analysis, we were then able to discover those electorates that were the most consistently 'contented'. (ie; over a series of elections). We then concentrated upon the electorates which represented the juxtaposition of the most 'refusnik" with the most 'contented' electorates. We put through the 'class sieve' publications like community newspapers, school newletters and basically all public media productions, at the point of juxtaposition, to find the issues which were the most 'class derivative' and, from there, were able to effectualize our minimal propaganda resources. Often, we were able to identify a small area within the electorate who were quite receptive to our efforts. Of course, percentage wise, the gain was quite small. But it was a gain nevertheless.