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Loki
Saturday, July 26th, 2003, 09:04 AM
Politicians court immigrant vote

Immigrants now make up a potentially important voter bloc in Norway. With local elections looming in September, politicians are campaigning for what may be swing votes.

State statistics indicate there now are around 136,000 immigrants in Norway who hail from areas other than Europe and North America. Of these, more than 92,000 have become Norwegian citizens and can vote in local and national elections.

The remainder can vote in local elections if they've been granted permanent residence status after three years in the country. Most live in Oslo or Norway's other cities, and thus can swing local elections.

Their numbers are up 40 percent from the last round of local elections four years ago, and Norway's political parties are vying for their support.

"In Oslo alone, every eighth voter has an immigrant background," Tor Bjoerklund of the University of Oslo told newspaper Aftenposten. He noted that if margins are small, the immigrant vote can weight heavily on an election's outcome.

The Conservatives (Hoeyre) have established their own contact groups for voters from Pakistan, Somalia, Turkey and Vietnam. The Labour Party has officials going door-to-door in immigrant neighborhoods, discussing issues and soliciting voter support.

Many just want to increase voter participation. Only 39 percent of immigrants with voting rights actually cast ballots in the 1999 election.

There also are thousands of additional immigrants in Norway from Europe and North America who are eligible to vote. There was no indication of organized efforts by politicians to reach them.

Source: http://www.aftenposten.no/english/local/article.jhtml?articleID=590775

Tryggvi
Saturday, July 26th, 2003, 05:58 PM
Polls from Germany show that about ~90+% of non-European immigrants vote for left-wing parties (Left-Liberals, Socialists, Social-Democrats, Greens, Communists, &c.). That's a block vote as powerful as the one of the Jewish community in the U.S. and decides the election when the the votes of the indigenous electorate are devided.

With more and more immigrants being naturalized, a left-wing majority will soon be cemented for the decades to come, if Europeans don't start to defend their interest and develop a similar block-vote behavior to the advantage of nationalist and anti-immigration parties.

- Thorburn

Loge
Wednesday, December 14th, 2005, 04:04 AM
It seems that the uneducated immigrants usually vote towards the liberal party, wonder why that is?

Frid
Wednesday, December 14th, 2005, 03:06 PM
No surprise. "The whores hustle and the hustlers whore".

Heidenlord
Wednesday, December 14th, 2005, 10:23 PM
It seems that the uneducated immigrants usually vote towards the liberal party, wonder why that is?
It has to do with a number of factors I believe. The first being socialist democracy. Democracy has been called "two wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner" and I think it sums it up nicely.

A "hand-out" system will eventually corrupt even the best work ethic of the most respectable germanics, but for minorities it is a free-for-all. The poor will always outnumber the rich and when the poor are given the same amount of voting power as the rich it is only a matter of time until they vote themselves the national treasury. The framers of the American Constitution understood this and only allowed land-owning males the right to vote because they understood that only those who have a vested interest in the affairs of the government should have a say in government.

The greatest fallacy in the world is to give someone who can't make money, buy land, or lead a normal life a say in government. What makes people believe that individuals who are failures are going to make a wise choice togeather, I will never know. Governments don't run on good intentions but are governed by the same laws of nature that guide everything else here on earth; governments cannot take blood from a stone nor can they create wealth, they really only consume wealth.

When governments start taking orders from those who can't even balance their own checkbook, we know the end is near. All Democracies have ended in a dictatorship because one day the "free lunch" is over and someone has to stand up and say this and be prepared to "bash some heads" when the hangovers start from the democracy/socialism induced free-for-all.

ChaosLord
Thursday, December 29th, 2005, 11:36 PM
:thumbdown Sounds to me like Norge is becoming a cesspool of multiculturalism as America is. Such a shame! :(

Einherier
Friday, December 30th, 2005, 01:58 AM
I guess this is far away in Norge. There you have just a few big cities which are becoming melting pots but you have on the hand a wide area of countryside where such individuals are rarely seen.
So you have also in America areas where you hardly see any alien races. But there has been a playground for immigrant for over 500 years and in Norge you just have the forced migration of dark races since WWII.

To the statement that immigrants always vote for left-winged and liberal politics is straight at hand. Nobody of them will vote worse condition for their own which means every political ambition aimed to strengthen nationalism and local homogenity is against them and they know it very well.

Ahren_
Friday, December 30th, 2005, 04:36 AM
It seems that their is some want to become America in most European countries, or all. I dont see this occurring in China or Japan, maybe because they have reverence for their people and culture. In Europe on the other hand, it's as if everything which made Europe the cultural center of the world should be replaced with marketable commercialism. No European or American politician can get anywhere anymore without providing some sort of altruism for minorities, this is going backwards not forward. I think this is one of those decisive moments in history when our people will take action against the extremely transparent liberal socialism that plagues us.

ChaosLord
Friday, December 30th, 2005, 06:34 AM
I agree! The U.S. is nothing more but a hub of commercialism and bureaucracy. This country is like a disease and tries to get every other country (mainly Europe) to join it's cause in "Globalization". This is pretty sickening since the U.S. was built in the ideals of European immigrants. Nowadays, it's nothing more but a country where the government is like high school kids and every kind of third-world foreigner pouring in. I'm not against all foreigners, but when they have a bigger voice than the native-born population does, it's a bit discouraging. Plus, if they commit crimes on people it's natural, but if an aryan/white person causes a crime against someone of different ethnicity it's considered racist.

I'm really annoyed by the over-sensitive population in this country who continually pull the 'hate card' or 'race card' if something doesn't go their way. Here, the general populace of aryan/white people have lost their voice or have succumbed to the subliminal media messages of pro-multiculturalism.

Ahren_
Friday, December 30th, 2005, 12:47 PM
Well when you speak of crimes commited by minorities you only have to look at the prison population statistics. Blacks make up about 13% of our nations racial composition, yet they are more than 70% of the population in the jail system (leaving out Mestizos).

Here is a link on the real hate crime statistics. this info is not only on this biased site but can be found with a thorough search for crime statistics in the US.http://www.amren.com/store/colorcrime.htm
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