If Democrats think they can depend on the gay community on Election Day, they’d better think again: Gay people throughout the US are having doubts over whether to vote at all this year, the AP reports. “We're just used as a piggyback for them to get into office,” says a gay-rights supporter who usually backs the Dems.
The AP looks at trends in Barack Obama’s Chicago: “I see lethargy at best and disgust at worst,” says the head of a gay equality group, many of whose 18,000 members are saying they’ll stay home Nov. 2 or vote against incumbents, no matter what party. “If I was a leader in the Democratic Party, I would be worried,” says a national activist. "Right now we're being treated like we're worth losing."
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