A pair of Brit-based wonks have copped aether space on LSE USCentre for their views on — put on your seatbelt — how expatriate Americans are the most important voting bloc you’ve never heard of.
Go no further than this end-of-article paragraph lead-in:
Democrats Abroad and Republicans Overseas remain vibrant and ambitious organisations …
The whole piece is a hype front-end for a “report” (not read) titled America’s Overseas Voters: How They Could Decide The US Presidency In 2016.
The main use of this emission for Brock may be to serve as a piece of triangulation fuzz on recent ruminations about the appearance in the Republican party platform of language relating to extraterritorials.
It’s all about trying to scrape up every possible vote in what could become a weird and very tight contest? And once those votes are counted … well, that platform guff did whatever it was supposed to. Or not. Not to mention those rapporteurs.
Clinton’s choice of Tim Kaine for running mate may just provide the crumbs Democrats Abroad need to persuade others that “expat’s lives matter”.