Just a reminder at how predictable the Republican game plan has become. It will be as follows:
1) Bank as many absentees votes as possible
This has been the margin of victory for every close election and this race is no exception. Expect reliable GOP voters to be voting ASAP for April via mail
2) After the deadline for absentees has passed, go hyper negative
This depresses turnout across the board because it fits the narrative of “they’re all bad.” More to the point, it turns off Democrats who won’t bother showing up to vote because “they’re all bad.” Republicans don’t matter because they’ve already voted or, like cylons, will do as they’re told.
3) On election night, the Republicans have a massive absentee lead that shrinks but not enough to turn the election
This is the inevitable result. Barring significant shifts in the electorate, this has been the San Diego Story for years.
So there you have it. What this means is that, in the 7th, April will play nice until the absentee deadline has passed and then get to accusing Marti of being in league with Lucifer.
As the night follows the day, expect this from our brethren on the other side of the aisle. Let’s face it; they’re not known for innovation and are, by nature, conservative.
Beside, why mess with a winning formula?