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What is at stake in 2016 is the future of both parties. Paradoxically, each party would do better in the long run if their nominee were to lose.
If the Republicans can hold statehouses in 2018 and 2020, they will be able to keep the gerrymandered congressional districts in place after reapportionment in 2020. If the Democrats can re-take enough statehouses they can undo the outrageous district lines and ensure fair representation in 2020.
The voter turnout for each party in the 2018 and 2020 elections will determine the future makeup of the House of Representatives through 2030.
For the Republicans, defending a Republican incumbent would be disastrous for holding governorships and state legislatures, as the Democrats would turn out in droves to unseat that president in 2020.
For the Democrats, defending a failed Clinton presidency would prove to be no asset in attempting to influence state races.
Legislatively, nothing controversial will be accomplished by either a Republican or a Democrat in the White House. The Democrats will control the Senate, the Republicans will continue to own the House.
The single exception to this analysis would be the election of Bernie Sanders. Sanders, of course, would have no more legislative success than would Clinton, but Sanders has demonstrated the ability to attract young voters, labor, the poor, the working poor, students, etc, far more effectively than has Clinton. Were he to be elected, his “political revolution” would continue, and could well culminate in larger than usual mid term election turnout for Democrats in 2018, and in a re-election campaign in 2020.
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