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PostPosted: 11/06/18 3:14 am    ::: 2018 Midterms Reply Reply with quote

Happy voting, everyone.


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PostPosted: 11/06/18 11:52 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Long line at voting site, which is highly unusual. We have a contentious governor's race between two terrible candidates, maybe that's what did it.



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PostPosted: 11/06/18 1:17 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

I voted.

Seems like really good turn out in my district.



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PostPosted: 11/06/18 2:24 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Great turnout here in rural Pennsyltucky, despite heavy rains. Go Blue! Cool



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PostPosted: 11/06/18 4:05 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

It’s a December-level cold and rainy day. I don’t know if it was that or a timing thing, but I had no wait for voting compared to 2016. I was disappointed to find out I wasn’t in the right district to vote slimeball Erik Paulsen out of office. All I would see on television several times a day were his negative Trump-style campaign ads.

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PostPosted: 11/06/18 8:33 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

People placing their “I Voted” stickers on Susan B. Anthony’s gravestone!

https://www.yahoo.com/news/women-placing-apos-voted-apos-185607351.html



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PostPosted: 11/06/18 10:39 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

NBC News calling the House for the Democrats.



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PostPosted: 11/06/18 10:44 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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NBC News calling the House for the Democrats.


As did Fox. Shocked



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PostPosted: 11/06/18 10:50 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Shades wrote:
It’s a December-level cold and rainy day. I don’t know if it was that or a timing thing, but I had no wait for voting compared to 2016. I was disappointed to find out I wasn’t in the right district to vote slimeball Erik Paulsen out of office. All I would see on television several times a day were his negative Trump-style campaign ads.

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Phillips won.

Have a shot of vodka to celebrate!



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PostPosted: 11/06/18 11:13 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

justintyme wrote:
NBC News calling the House for the Democrats.


Thank. God.

Nancy already saying she’ll go after the tax returns.



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PostPosted: 11/06/18 11:32 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Some good moments tonight, but the Republicans have a larger majority in the senate....so...not fantastic.

Jared Polis wins in Colorado to be the first openly gay governor.

Kim Davis rightfully loses in Kentucky.

Beyond that.......


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PostPosted: 11/06/18 11:40 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Minnesota was a true blue wave in state wide elections. Klobuchar won in a landslide, as was expected since the GOP didn't challenge her at all, focusing all their attention upon Tina Smith running for Franken's old seat. But that too ended up being a landslide in Smith's favor. Add in the Governor's race and the Dems running away with what was being billed as a contested race, and it was a very good night.

And in my district, Angie Craig has beat the jackass Jason Lewis. As someone who worked on her campaign, it has been a very fun night, with a lot of partying to come!



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PostPosted: 11/06/18 11:49 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

The Blue Wave happened. Democracy breathes.

Let loose Adam Schiff on the Drumpf crime family.



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PostPosted: 11/07/18 12:41 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

The Oklahoma 5th.... Shocked



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PostPosted: 11/07/18 7:26 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Saw a news report that said those "I voted" stickers cost 10 cents a piece and because of that, there are a few places that have stopped handing them out. I took a "mail-in" ballot to a drop-off box in the library (there were a number of places it could be dropped off, including any polling place - could also be mailed on election day as long as post-marked that day and arriving by the 9th) and they had a roll of stickers sitting on the box for us to grab one.


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PostPosted: 11/07/18 10:03 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

House/Senate flips in first midterm election for the last 3 presidents:
Clinton -52/-8
Obama -63/-6
Trump -34/+5


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PostPosted: 11/07/18 10:11 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

so much winning.

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PostPosted: 11/07/18 12:27 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

The House flipping is a very bad thing for a very bad president that doesn’t want to reveal his tax returns to possibly expose conflicts of interest. It should also reinvigorate the Mueller investigation. What else?



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PostPosted: 11/07/18 5:32 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Shades wrote:
The House flipping is a very bad thing for a very bad president that doesn’t want to reveal his tax returns to possibly expose conflicts of interest. It should also reinvigorate the Mueller investigation. What else?


I thought the Mueller investigation was free of partisan politics. They were saying after Kavanaugh got confirmed that if they won the house they would re-investigate him. The word "impeach" was used in regard to Kavanaugh, which must be the term for how they would remove him from the Supreme Court.


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PostPosted: 11/07/18 6:54 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Mueller will not be free of partisan politics if the Acting Attorney General (after Jeff Sessions got fired) has anything to say. He's proclaimed that he will use his powers to obstruct this investigation and limit the scope.


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PostPosted: 11/07/18 8:06 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

tfan wrote:
Saw a news report that said those "I voted" stickers cost 10 cents a piece and because of that, there are a few places that have stopped handing them out. I took a "mail-in" ballot to a drop-off box in the library (there were a number of places it could be dropped off, including any polling place - could also be mailed on election day as long as post-marked that day and arriving by the 9th) and they had a roll of stickers sitting on the box for us to grab one.


From a TV station in Shreveport, Lousiana...

https://www.ksla.com/2018/11/07/what-happened-i-voted-stickers/

From a Minnesota TV station, an article on the man behind the Gopher State's "I Voted" stickers and why he defends them.

https://www.kare11.com/article/news/meet-the-man-behind-minnesotas-i-voted-stickers/89-612369674



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PostPosted: 11/07/18 10:25 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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PostPosted: 11/08/18 7:08 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

The narrative the press wants to use, that this was no "blue wave", is disproved by the fact that Dems may gain 35 seats, their biggest gain in 40 years, and that the Dem voting margin was +6%. Because of the republican re-districting in 2010, seats gained do not reflect that margin, which was larger than the much-ballyhooed Teabagger "revolution" in 2010.

Republicans suffered more than 300 lost seats in all elections nationwide. Scumbags Scott Walker and Kris Kobach were given the boot. The rust belt- those poor, downtrodden, forgotton Midwesterners, elected Dems for governor in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Illinois.

This year's senate races strongly favored Republicans. That they gained a couple seats is no surprise. They'll be much more vulnerable in 2020. The fact that they squeaked out a win in dead red Texas is telling.

The democrat POTUS candidate has received more votes in 4 of the last 5 elections, yet has assumed the office only twice.

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PostPosted: 11/08/18 8:15 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

I swear this country has a shitload of white supremacists trying to hide in full view. Meghan McCain is a perfect example. If she was not a legislator's daughter, she would be riding a motorized wheelchair through the aisles in an Arizona Walmart, yelling at her kids to grab the Oreos and Diet Coke from the shelves.



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PostPosted: 11/09/18 12:56 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/the-2018-map-looked-a-lot-like-2012-and-that-got-me-thinking-about-2020/

The electoral college math might not be so kind to Trump this next time around.



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PostPosted: 11/09/18 3:51 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

StevenHW wrote:
tfan wrote:
Saw a news report that said those "I voted" stickers cost 10 cents a piece and because of that, there are a few places that have stopped handing them out. I took a "mail-in" ballot to a drop-off box in the library (there were a number of places it could be dropped off, including any polling place - could also be mailed on election day as long as post-marked that day and arriving by the 9th) and they had a roll of stickers sitting on the box for us to grab one.


From a Minnesota TV station, an article on the man behind the Gopher State's "I Voted" stickers and why he defends them.

https://www.kare11.com/article/news/meet-the-man-behind-minnesotas-i-voted-stickers/89-612369674


I thought 10 cents a sticker didn't sound right:

Quote:
The total cost was about $24,000. When you crunch the numbers, a spokesperson with the Secretary of State’s office said three stickers cost a penny. The leftover stickers will be used during the 2020 Election.


In Chicago they went from stickers ($8,900 for an order of 2.5 million stickers ) to more expensive wristbands ($28,000 for 1.5 million) because businesses complained about having to scrape them off doorways and windows the next day.


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PostPosted: 11/09/18 4:19 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Genero36 wrote:
I swear this country has a shitload of white supremacists trying to hide in full view. Meghan McCain is a perfect example. If she was not a legislator's daughter, she would be riding a motorized wheelchair through the aisles in an Arizona Walmart, yelling at her kids to grab the Oreos and Diet Coke from the shelves.


Has she ever called for an end to immigration (which is almost all non-white). If not, she should be called a "very dumb white supremacist". Same thing for the Republican party, which also doesn't call for an end to immigration (or even a slowing of it or enforcement of immigration law). When the Democrats label them racists, they should be saying "very dumb racists", for supporting an unlimited amount of non-whites into the country while at the same time allegedly not liking non-whites. Although, there may be people who would call for an end to it if they weren't going to be vigorously attacked for doing so. And that isn't just "you are racist" attacks, as immigration is a sacred cow that will get defended on things like "what makes us great" and "you are an immigrant" (using a definition of "immigrant: anyone who isn't Native American").


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tfan wrote:
Genero36 wrote:
I swear this country has a shitload of white supremacists trying to hide in full view. Meghan McCain is a perfect example. If she was not a legislator's daughter, she would be riding a motorized wheelchair through the aisles in an Arizona Walmart, yelling at her kids to grab the Oreos and Diet Coke from the shelves.


Has she ever called for an end to immigration (which is almost all non-white). If not, she should be called a "very dumb white supremacist". Same thing for the Republican party, which also doesn't call for an end to immigration (or even a slowing of it or enforcement of immigration law). When the Democrats label them racists, they should be saying "very dumb racists", for supporting an unlimited amount of non-whites into the country while at the same time allegedly not liking non-whites. Although, there may be people who would call for an end to it if they weren't going to be vigorously attacked for doing so. And that isn't just "you are racist" attacks, as immigration is a sacred cow that will get defended on things like "what makes us great" and "you are an immigrant" (using a definition of "immigrant: anyone who isn't Native American").



46% of immigrants to the US are white, more than any other race.

https://www.migrationpolicy.org/data/state-profiles/state/demographics/US


Saying "very dumb racists" is redundant. It's like saying "very strong weightlifters" or "very corrupt politicians".



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pilight wrote:
tfan wrote:
Genero36 wrote:
I swear this country has a shitload of white supremacists trying to hide in full view. Meghan McCain is a perfect example. If she was not a legislator's daughter, she would be riding a motorized wheelchair through the aisles in an Arizona Walmart, yelling at her kids to grab the Oreos and Diet Coke from the shelves.


Has she ever called for an end to immigration (which is almost all non-white). If not, she should be called a "very dumb white supremacist". Same thing for the Republican party, which also doesn't call for an end to immigration (or even a slowing of it or enforcement of immigration law). When the Democrats label them racists, they should be saying "very dumb racists", for supporting an unlimited amount of non-whites into the country while at the same time allegedly not liking non-whites. Although, there may be people who would call for an end to it if they weren't going to be vigorously attacked for doing so. And that isn't just "you are racist" attacks, as immigration is a sacred cow that will get defended on things like "what makes us great" and "you are an immigrant" (using a definition of "immigrant: anyone who isn't Native American").



46% of immigrants to the US are white, more than any other race.

https://www.migrationpolicy.org/data/state-profiles/state/demographics/US[/url]


Well that sure kills "almost all", but still makes the majority non-white and confirms that large amounts of non-whites are coming into the country all the time. I see it as the #1 issue that a racist party and pundits would address, not the allegedly racist "must show ID to vote".

Seems like 46.1% only works if the Latin American immigrants (44.9% of total) are mostly considered white (11.9% of immigrants from Europe/Australia). Don't know about all of Latin America, but in Mexico, 47% consider themselves white, 21.5% indigenous, and 30% don't classify themselves (but likely mixed race which apparently wasn't a choice).


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Blue Wave rolls over Arizona, according to the failing, fake news NYT:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/12/us/kyrsten-sinema-arizona-senator.html

Kyrsten Sinema Declared Winner in Arizona Senate Race



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