Election Day Open Thread

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Well, I must admit I’m a nervous wreck waiting to see whether America is going to make a course correction today and repudiate the ugly far right politics and blatant corruption of the Trump crime family. So here’s an open thread for the LGF community to keep up on news as it breaks, in the hope that it won’t be democracy that breaks instead.

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497 comments

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The Vicious Babushka  Nov 6, 2018 • 3:34:37pm

HA HA

2
Targetpractice  Nov 6, 2018 • 3:35:13pm

Now begins the hours of nervous speculation and butt-clenching anticipation.

Is it an open bar or BYOB?

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Charles Johnson  Nov 6, 2018 • 3:36:34pm
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makeitstop  Nov 6, 2018 • 3:36:43pm

drums fingers on desk…

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Blind Frog Belly White  Nov 6, 2018 • 3:36:52pm

re: #2 Targetpractice

Now begins the hours of nervous speculation and butt-clenching anticipation.

Is it an open bar or BYOB?

Goat entrail reading time.

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Targetpractice  Nov 6, 2018 • 3:37:17pm

re: #5 Blind Frog Belly White

Goat entrail reading time.

Bah, you can’t see anything with those. Commence the reading of the tea leaves!

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Patricia Kayden  Nov 6, 2018 • 3:38:36pm

Saw this on JoeMyGod and thought it was perfect for how many of us feel tonight.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Nov 6, 2018 • 3:38:49pm

All the numbers folks are quiet right now. Probably all went off the the bathroom, since it will be a busy couple of hours, starting in 20 minutes.

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bd(soros funded)  Nov 6, 2018 • 3:39:53pm

I should really turn off my tv for the next two hours or so.

Right now they are talking about 270 votes from Shitlick County and I am trying to project that into national implications.

Not gonna turn it off though….

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Brian J.  Nov 6, 2018 • 3:40:48pm

McGrath took a big step forward in Franklin County, KY, and is ahead almost 2-1 in a county Hillary narrowly lost. She’s now down by only 3% instead of 20%.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Nov 6, 2018 • 3:42:11pm

re: #9 bd(soros funded)

I should really turn off my tv for the next two hours or so.

Right now they are talking about 270 votes from Shitlick County and I am trying to project that into national implications.

Not gonna turn it off though….

“Bob over at the Dew Drop Inn voted Democratic, the first time ever! But Mabel at the Hair Today beauty salon split her ticket. Our analysts are trying to understand what this means…”

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bd(soros funded)  Nov 6, 2018 • 3:43:19pm

re: #11 Blind Frog Belly White

“Bob over at the Dew Drop Inn voted Democratic, the first time ever! But Mabel at the Hair Today beauty salon split her ticket. Our analysts are trying to understand what this means…”

AARRGGHH!!!

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cat-tikvah  Nov 6, 2018 • 3:43:23pm

re: #1 The Vicious Babushka
Someone had to add this:

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Charles Johnson  Nov 6, 2018 • 3:44:03pm
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bratwurst  Nov 6, 2018 • 3:45:57pm

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Blind Frog Belly White  Nov 6, 2018 • 3:45:58pm

I’m at the nervous yawning stage.

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bd(soros funded)  Nov 6, 2018 • 3:48:24pm

lol Drudge siren:

EXIT POLLS SHOW DEM WAVE BUILDING

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wheat-dogg  Nov 6, 2018 • 3:51:07pm

I am up. My kids report that they have voted in their various cities, but not my son, because he’s moving from CO to KY for now and forgot all about CO’s mail-in voting.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Nov 6, 2018 • 3:51:30pm

re: #17 bd(soros funded)

lol Drudge siren:

So, now my overthinking kicks into overdrive:
Is he reporting accurately?
Is the Exit Poll at all meaningful?
Might he be telling us this now so that later when the blue wave fails to appear, we’ll all be EVEN MORE crushed?
Is he saying it now to warn his wingnut followers that the jig is up?
Did bd just make this all up and post it just to get me spinning?
Who the fuck cares what Matt Drudge says?

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PhillyPretzel  Nov 6, 2018 • 3:51:43pm

Live report from NE Philly. Record numbers voting looks good. Over 200 people voting in my division alone.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Nov 6, 2018 • 3:52:27pm

re: #2 Targetpractice

Now begins the hours of nervous speculation and butt-clenching anticipation.

Is it an open bar or BYOB?

Yes.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Nov 6, 2018 • 3:53:26pm

re: #16 Blind Frog Belly White

I’m at the nervous yawning stage.

You’re forgetting to breathe. Consciously breathe faster than you would automatically. But don’t hyperventilate!

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Charles Johnson  Nov 6, 2018 • 3:54:47pm
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Decatur Deb  Nov 6, 2018 • 3:54:54pm

Off to the traditional Alabama Dem wake at our field office. I’ll try to join in from there, if they have paid the wifi bill.

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Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance  Nov 6, 2018 • 3:55:12pm

Chinese food ordered.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Nov 6, 2018 • 3:55:20pm

re: #23 Charles Johnson

[Embedded content]

Wolf Blitzer is to politics what Joe Buck is to sportsball.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Nov 6, 2018 • 3:55:23pm

re: #22 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

You’re forgetting to breathe. Consciously breathe faster than you would automatically. But don’t hyperventilate!

Right! Breathe faster……….

WAIT! He said “don’t hyperven…hyper…hyp……..hhhhhhhhhhh

*thud*

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 6, 2018 • 3:55:42pm
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Targetpractice  Nov 6, 2018 • 3:56:02pm

re: #27 Blind Frog Belly White

Right! Breathe faster……….

WAIT! He said “don’t hyperven…hyper…hyp……..hhhhhhhhhhh

*thud*

Clean-up on aisle 3.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 6, 2018 • 3:56:18pm

re: #26 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Wolf Blitzer is to politics what Joe Buck is to sportsball.

Tim McCarver is more apt. Chuck Todd is Joe Buck.

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MsJ  Nov 6, 2018 • 3:56:41pm

re: #17 bd(soros funded)

lol Drudge siren:

Since Republicans are all ratfuckers, I don’t trust their exit polls responses.

I’ll waste till each race is called.

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Brian J.  Nov 6, 2018 • 3:56:47pm

re: #26 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Wolf Blitzer is to politics what Joe Buck is to sportsball.

No, Wolf Room Blitzer has the opposite fault from Joe Buck: Buck makes the spectacular mundane while Wolf tries and fails to make the mundane spectacular.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Nov 6, 2018 • 3:58:30pm

re: #29 Targetpractice

Clean-up on aisle 3.

Mrs. FBW suggested we crash the neighbors to watch with them, but I told her I’m too nervous to be “on” for that long.

Fucking introversion and anxiety disorder!

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Nov 6, 2018 • 3:59:12pm

re: #31 MsJ

Since Republicans are all ratfuckers, I don’t trust their exit polls responses.

I’ll waste till each race is called.

Exit polling burned the GOP back when Romney was the Man Who Would Save America. I am not about to repeat their mistakes.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 6, 2018 • 4:00:39pm

bwahahahahaaaa

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HappyWarrior  Nov 6, 2018 • 4:01:54pm

Kaine already announced winner! FU Corey

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Brian J.  Nov 6, 2018 • 4:02:19pm

Bad news, everybody: the first Senate projected winner is… Бéрни Сáндерс.

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Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance  Nov 6, 2018 • 4:02:25pm

Here’s a bit of happiness to keep me calm and break through the nail biting. In january I turn 40. The weekend I turn 40 I will be competing in my first powerlifting competition. I started prepping for the meet 6 weeks ago. This week I can confidently say my numbers are up and looking like I will hit some big numbers when I step on the platform. Current maxes:

Squat: 335lbs. (up from 325lbs. 6 weeks ago)
bench: 245lbs. (up from 235lbs. 6 weeks ago)
Deadlift: 450lbs. (this will be up even more but slowly increasing weight, goal is 500lbs).

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Varek Raith  Nov 6, 2018 • 4:03:22pm

HAHA Fuck off Corey!

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bd(soros funded)  Nov 6, 2018 • 4:04:31pm

Is Chelsea Manning a senator yet?

edited

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Nov 6, 2018 • 4:04:32pm

re: #36 HappyWarrior

Kaine already announced winner! FU Corey

BYE FELICIA!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 6, 2018 • 4:06:43pm
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Big Beautiful Door  Nov 6, 2018 • 4:07:02pm

re: #10 Brian J.

McGrath took a big step forward in Franklin County, KY, and is ahead almost 2-1 in a county Hillary narrowly lost. She’s now down by only 3% instead of 20%.

Yes, that’s my home county where I canvassed!

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Nov 6, 2018 • 4:08:09pm

I’d say we should take a drink for every Republican that gets shot down in flames tonight, but if things go right, we’d all wind up unconscious and possibly close to fatally poisoned.

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Teddy's Person  Nov 6, 2018 • 4:08:16pm

This tweet is everything.

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ObserverArt  Nov 6, 2018 • 4:08:43pm

re: #1 The Vicious Babushka

HA HA

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I’m so cynical about Kemp it wouldn’t surprise me if he had his voter card messed up on purpose so he could claim he had issues. Who is going to stop him from voting? But he can talk on about the voting problems being equally problematic for everyone…so all results will stand no matter what.

That cynical.

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Targetpractice  Nov 6, 2018 • 4:09:11pm

re: #36 HappyWarrior

Kaine already announced winner! FU Corey

A nice way to start the evening, but it wasn’t really a close race. Stewart was so far out there that his return address is “Mars.”

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Patricia Kayden  Nov 6, 2018 • 4:10:19pm

Comey canvassed for Virginia Democrat. Interesting, I guess. washingtonexaminer.com

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Brian J.  Nov 6, 2018 • 4:10:27pm

Nelson’s running ahead of DeSantis so far, a bit of a surprise.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 6, 2018 • 4:10:29pm

re: #47 Targetpractice

A nice way to start the evening, but it wasn’t really a close race. Stewart was so far out there that his return address is “Mars.”

True true

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Nov 6, 2018 • 4:10:34pm

re: #47 Targetpractice

A nice way to start the evening, but it wasn’t really a close race. Stewart was so far out there that his return address is “Mars.”

Michele Bachmann sends her regards.

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Charles Johnson  Nov 6, 2018 • 4:10:51pm
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Patricia Kayden  Nov 6, 2018 • 4:10:55pm

re: #36 HappyWarrior

Kaine already announced winner! FU Corey

Good. Corey is a stone cold racist.

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retired cynic  Nov 6, 2018 • 4:11:47pm

Me voting in 2016 vs. me voting in 2018:

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Michele: Out of the closet and into the fire  Nov 6, 2018 • 4:12:36pm

Well I just got home from voting. Even though I voted a straight D ticket at the State level I did vote R for a couple of city level individual. They have been in their respective positions for many years and for the most part, their positions are really non-partisan. County clerk and Coroner.

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Jay C  Nov 6, 2018 • 4:13:38pm

re: #36 HappyWarrior

Kaine already announced winner! FU Corey

Less than two minutes after polls closed??

Must have been a real squeaker…
/////

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Varek Raith  Nov 6, 2018 • 4:13:58pm

re: #55 Michele: Out of the closet and into the fire

Well I just got home from voting. Even thought I voted a straight D ticket at the State level I did vote R for a couple of city level individual. They have been in their respective positions for many years and for the most part, their positions are really non-partisan. County clerk and Coroner.

You vote for coroner?
Wierd.
/:P

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bd(soros funded)  Nov 6, 2018 • 4:14:42pm

re: #57 Varek Raith

You vote for coroner?
Wierd.
/:P

People are dying to get that job.

//

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Smith25's Liberal Thighs  Nov 6, 2018 • 4:14:58pm

re: #57 Varek Raith

The guy running for Coroner here was unopposed- hmmm///

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Belafon  Nov 6, 2018 • 4:15:00pm

re: #43 Big Beautiful Door

Yes, that’s my home county where I canvassed!

My oldest got to vote for her and he’s keeping track.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 6, 2018 • 4:15:20pm

re: #56 Jay C

Less than two minutes after polls closed??

Must have been a real squeaker…
/////

People clearly loved his message.//

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Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance  Nov 6, 2018 • 4:15:31pm

re: #59 Smith25’s Liberal Thighs

It’s a dead end job.

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dirkdigglerjr  Nov 6, 2018 • 4:16:18pm

re: #57 Varek Raith

There are some counties in NC that still vote for coroner. And if the county sheriff dies, the coroner assumes that job.

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Targetpractice  Nov 6, 2018 • 4:16:27pm

*sigh* I can’t even…

“The Republicans have held the House for the last 20 of 24 years,” Watters explained. “You know, they only lost in 2006 as some of the scandals and the Iraq war was dragging on, but they got it back after Pelosi and Obama overreached.”

“Do you see right now — with no recession, no scandals, hot economy — do you see any reason substantively for Republicans to lose the House?” Watters asked.

“It was back to the scare tactics on Obamacare,” Ingraham said of the Democratic strategy. “That’s the one policy they really focused on. The separation of the kids at the border, I don’t think most people are going to vote on that.”

“I think most of the resistance voters out there are resisting the tone of Trump,” she continued. “They are resisting his personality. It’s like they are putting blinders on to all the great — there’s never a better time to be in America than today!”

According to Ingraham, “the left is so jacked to send a message to the president that, ‘Oh, no, we’re not going to be fooled again. We were embarrassed in 2016. We’re going to embarrass you now.’ It’s personal with the left.”

She added: “And Republicans are all about charts and numbers and G.D.P. — the art of the storytelling is sometimes lost on Republicans.”

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Michele: Out of the closet and into the fire  Nov 6, 2018 • 4:16:42pm

re: #57 Varek Raith

You vote for coroner?
Wierd.
/:P

Yep.

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bd(soros funded)  Nov 6, 2018 • 4:16:44pm

re: #62 Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance

It’s a dead end job.

No customer complaints though.

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Romantic Heretic  Nov 6, 2018 • 4:16:50pm

re: #3 Charles Johnson

Does that mean that Trump supporters can’t pass a Turing Test?

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Nov 6, 2018 • 4:17:15pm

re: #47 Targetpractice

A nice way to start the evening, but it wasn’t really a close race. Stewart was so far out there that his return address is “Mars.”

Hey! Watch it!
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Varek Raith  Nov 6, 2018 • 4:17:15pm

re: #63 dirkdigglerjr

There are some counties in NC that still vote for coroner. And if the county sheriff dies, the coroner assumes that job.

Today I learned…

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Targetpractice  Nov 6, 2018 • 4:17:29pm

re: #63 dirkdigglerjr

There are some counties in NC that still vote for coroner. And if the county sheriff dies, the coroner assumes that job.

“Well, he’s dead. Dibs on his parking space.”

“But he’s still breathing.”

“Details, details…”

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HappyWarrior  Nov 6, 2018 • 4:17:43pm

re: #64 Targetpractice

*sigh* I can’t even…

[Embedded content]

No scandals? Yeah okay WH propaganda.

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Varek Raith  Nov 6, 2018 • 4:17:52pm

re: #64 Targetpractice

*sigh* I can’t even…

[Embedded content]

PFfffffttttttt…..HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH

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wheat-dogg  Nov 6, 2018 • 4:18:25pm

Former JP Morgan traders admit to manipulating the precious metals markets for seven years.

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BlueSpotinAL  Nov 6, 2018 • 4:18:39pm

re: #41 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

BYE FELICIA!

We had a openly Lesbian woman running for Alabama House district 46. Here is a composite of her campaign sign and family:

re: #44 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

I’d say we should take a drink for every Republican that gets shot down in flames tonight, but if things go right, we’d all wind up unconscious and possibly close to fatally poisoned.

A risk I am willing to take.

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Belafon  Nov 6, 2018 • 4:18:57pm

re: #64 Targetpractice

*sigh* I can’t even…

[Embedded content]

No scandals compared to last month.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Nov 6, 2018 • 4:19:24pm

re: #64 Targetpractice

What the crap kind of alternate reality do they live in? Like, seriously. Are they deliberately just selling bullshit to the cultists and hoping nobody else breaks the spell?

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Ace Rothstein  Nov 6, 2018 • 4:20:02pm

re: #55 Michele: Out of the closet and into the fire

I did the same. I voted for two Republican judges that I play golf with and know personally. They’re both good men and good judges. Other than them, I told the Republican party to fuck off and voted Democrat on everything else. That includes a vote for Beto.

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Charles Johnson  Nov 6, 2018 • 4:20:02pm
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Targetpractice  Nov 6, 2018 • 4:20:31pm

re: #75 Belafon

No scandals compared to last month.

That’s only because Mueller seems to be actually holding to that “rule” that the GOP bitched so much about when they worried he was going to continue with the indictments right through to Election Day.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Nov 6, 2018 • 4:20:44pm

re: #63 dirkdigglerjr

There are some counties in NC that still vote for coroner. And if the county sheriff dies, the coroner assumes that job.

I thought Coroner was always a political position—unlike Medical Examiner.

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wheat-dogg  Nov 6, 2018 • 4:21:09pm

re: #57 Varek Raith

You vote for coroner?
Wierd.
/:P

In KY we have constables, a poorly defined county law enforcement position, but it’s in the commonwealth’s constitution, so there.

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Targetpractice  Nov 6, 2018 • 4:21:44pm

re: #76 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

What the crap kind of alternate reality do they live in? Like, seriously. Are they deliberately just selling bullshit to the cultists and hoping nobody else breaks the spell?

Remember, when it comes to wingnuts, they’re generally doing whatever they’re accusing the other side of.

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Skip Intro  Nov 6, 2018 • 4:21:54pm

re: #26 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Wolf Blitzer is to politics what Joe Buck is to sportsball.

Wolf Blitzer is the Chuck Todd of Sean Hannitys.

Did that work?

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bd(soros funded)  Nov 6, 2018 • 4:22:18pm
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Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance  Nov 6, 2018 • 4:22:20pm

Gillum looking pretty good…

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Ace Rothstein  Nov 6, 2018 • 4:22:32pm

re: #83 Skip Intro

Wolf Blitzer is the Chuck Todd of Sean Hannitys.

Did that work?

Yes. Nicely.

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Teddy's Person  Nov 6, 2018 • 4:22:39pm

Current mood:

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HappyWarrior  Nov 6, 2018 • 4:22:43pm

re: #78 Charles Johnson

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Who are you again?

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MsJ  Nov 6, 2018 • 4:22:53pm
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Varek Raith  Nov 6, 2018 • 4:23:04pm

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Nov 6, 2018 • 4:23:11pm

re: #87 Teddy’s Person

Current mood:

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Here’s a blowtorch and a bottle of 151. Get to it.

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Charles Johnson  Nov 6, 2018 • 4:23:15pm

Gillum is leading in Florida. Please let this hold, oh Great Flying Spaghetti Monster.

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Brian J.  Nov 6, 2018 • 4:23:55pm

Spanberger’s just taken the lead over Brat in Virginia. Please send him to his room without supper…

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Targetpractice  Nov 6, 2018 • 4:23:57pm

re: #78 Charles Johnson

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Hey look, it’s that token brown guy that pundits once thought the GOP might one day make president.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Nov 6, 2018 • 4:24:21pm

re: #94 Targetpractice

Hey look, it’s that token brown guy that pundits once thought the GOP might one day make president.

The guy that falls asleep all the time?////

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Belafon  Nov 6, 2018 • 4:24:30pm

re: #94 Targetpractice

Hey look, it’s that token brown guy that pundits once thought the GOP might one day make president.

Kanye?

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Ace Rothstein  Nov 6, 2018 • 4:24:33pm

Oh great, Meet the Chuck just popped up.

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Ace Rothstein  Nov 6, 2018 • 4:25:14pm

re: #96 Belafon

Kanye?

No, Piyush Jindal.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Nov 6, 2018 • 4:25:17pm

re: #63 dirkdigglerjr

There are some counties in NC that still vote for coroner. And if the county sheriff dies, the coroner assumes that job.

I wonder if there are coroners who still use the “pay as you go” system, that is, deduct their fee from whatever cash is found on the victim.
The coroner’s report on Buddy Holly, for example, indicates that he was carrying $193.00 in cash, with $11.65 deducted for the coroner’s fee and $181.35 returned to the family.

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Brian J.  Nov 6, 2018 • 4:25:21pm

re: #94 Targetpractice

Hey look, it’s that token brown guy that pundits once thought the GOP might one day make president.

He’d lose these eight electoral votes, that’s for sure. We’re still trying to get out from under his budgetary disasters.

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Teddy's Person  Nov 6, 2018 • 4:25:26pm

re: #92 Charles Johnson

Gillum is leading in Florida. Please let this hold, oh Great Flying Spaghetti Monster.

If Gillum and Beto win, I’ll have the biggest political orgasm know to human kind.

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Big Beautiful Door  Nov 6, 2018 • 4:25:37pm

re: #76 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

What the crap kind of alternate reality do they live in? Like, seriously. Are they deliberately just selling bullshit to the cultists and hoping nobody else breaks the spell?

Yes.

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Belafon  Nov 6, 2018 • 4:25:43pm

Is the only station worth watching going to be FOX when Democrats take the House?

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Targetpractice  Nov 6, 2018 • 4:25:55pm

Ah, if I had a nickel for every minority Republican that pundits predicted would run for the presidency, I could afford to give a shit.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Nov 6, 2018 • 4:26:22pm

re: #94 Targetpractice

Hey look, it’s that token brown guy that pundits once thought the GOP might one day make president.

And an anchor baby, no less!

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Ace Rothstein  Nov 6, 2018 • 4:26:22pm

re: #103 Belafon

Is the only station worth watching going to be FOX when Democrats take the House?

If you want to watch them blame it on illegals voting.

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bd(soros funded)  Nov 6, 2018 • 4:26:25pm

re: #103 Belafon

Is the only station worth watching going to be FOX when Democrats take the House?

They’re going to be talking about Hillary pretty soon.

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Targetpractice  Nov 6, 2018 • 4:26:39pm

re: #103 Belafon

Is the only station worth watching going to be FOX when Democrats take the House?

I have a bottle of schadenfreude on ice. Been there since ‘16.

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Hecuba's daughter  Nov 6, 2018 • 4:27:10pm

Reminder to all: wait till the votes are completely counted (or at least sufficiently counted so there can be no surprise). I hate the early counts because most of us do not have the knowledge to know what they really portend. Who’s ahead ahead means nothing without context. And I don’t believe anything, even from experts, until at least 50% have been reported.

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Romantic Heretic  Nov 6, 2018 • 4:27:50pm

re: #78 Charles Johnson

Paragraph, and all punctuation, are a liberal plot to encourage clear thought and rational behaviour.

It’s why the authoritarians and barbarians masquerading as conservatives have been trying to kill education for years. Ignorance is Strength!

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Nov 6, 2018 • 4:28:00pm

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Charles Johnson  Nov 6, 2018 • 4:29:22pm

I can see it coming already - Trump is going to scream bloody murder about imaginary voting fraud.

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Ace Rothstein  Nov 6, 2018 • 4:29:36pm

Oh great unicorn, please let Marsha Blackburn lose tonight.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Nov 6, 2018 • 4:30:35pm

re: #38 Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance

Here’s a bit of happiness to keep me calm and break through the nail biting. In january I turn 40. The weekend I turn 40 I will be competing in my first powerlifting competition. I started prepping for the meet 6 weeks ago. This week I can confidently say my numbers are up and looking like I will hit some big numbers when I step on the platform. Current maxes:

Squat: 335lbs. (up from 325lbs. 6 weeks ago)
bench: 245lbs. (up from 235lbs. 6 weeks ago)
Deadlift: 450lbs. (this will be up even more but slowly increasing weight, goal is 500lbs).

Hey, serious props to you! Good luck!

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Ace Rothstein  Nov 6, 2018 • 4:30:55pm

Fuck Trump and his whole worthless, fucking family.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 6, 2018 • 4:31:08pm

re: #81 wheat-dogg

In KY we have constables, a poorly defined county law enforcement position, but it’s in the commonwealth’s constitution, so there.

We also have coroners…usually it’s a local undertaker.
There are training standards, but that gets ignored by some Kentucky coroners.

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Targetpractice  Nov 6, 2018 • 4:31:22pm

re: #112 Charles Johnson

I can see it coming already - Trump is going to scream bloody murder about imaginary voting fraud.

No, the hilarity is going to be the early morning explosive diarrhea of tweets about all the “losers” that he totally had nothing to do with.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 6, 2018 • 4:31:56pm

re: #117 Targetpractice

No, the hilarity is going to be the early morning explosive diarrhea of tweets about all the “losers” that he totally had nothing to do with.

I never knew Corey Stewart.//

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Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance  Nov 6, 2018 • 4:32:31pm

re: #114 Joe Bacon 🌹

Thanks!

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Ace Rothstein  Nov 6, 2018 • 4:32:33pm

re: #117 Targetpractice

That weren’t “Trump” enough.

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Ace Rothstein  Nov 6, 2018 • 4:32:53pm

GO ABIGAIL!

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Targetpractice  Nov 6, 2018 • 4:33:07pm

re: #116 Backwoods_Sleuth

We also have coroners…usually it’s a local undertaker.
There are training standards, but that gets ignored by some Kentucky coroners.

“He looks dead.”

“You can tell that just from looking at him?”

“DO I TELL YOU HOW TO DO YOUR JOB?!”

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Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance  Nov 6, 2018 • 4:33:13pm

Comstock going down….

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Hecuba's daughter  Nov 6, 2018 • 4:33:14pm

Leaving in a couple minutes for my candidate’s official party. Last week, one of his chief campaign organizers claimed they expected him to get about 58% of the vote. Keeping my fingers crossed! And hope it’s a totally blue night in Illinois and very blue throughout the rest of the nation.

Also am hoping that in Georgia and other states where Republicans engaged in severe election shenanigans, the Democrats and the ACLU will legally challenge any Republican victory.

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Don't Blame Me, I Voted for Kodos  Nov 6, 2018 • 4:33:55pm

Just heard on NBC that a federal judge ordered about a dozen precincts in Georgia to be kept open until 7:30PM after multiple reports of voter disenfranchisement. Also civil rights observers ordered to monitor.

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dangerman  Nov 6, 2018 • 4:34:11pm

re: #64 Targetpractice

*sigh* I can’t even…

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mueller appointed 5 months after the inauguration to investigate the campaign and the election is…nothing?

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Skip Intro  Nov 6, 2018 • 4:34:29pm

re: #89 MsJ

Jindal and Huckabee, the new comedy sensations!

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dangerman  Nov 6, 2018 • 4:35:12pm

re: #101 Teddy’s Person

If Gillum and Beto win, I’ll have the biggest political orgasm know to human kind.

how does that, er….

nevermind

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Ace Rothstein  Nov 6, 2018 • 4:35:31pm

Trump’s first tweet tomorrow.

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Skip Intro  Nov 6, 2018 • 4:35:32pm

re: #103 Belafon

Is the only station worth watching going to be FOX when Democrats take the House?

Why make yourself angry?

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Brian J.  Nov 6, 2018 • 4:35:44pm

re: #127 Skip Intro

Jindal and Huckabee, the new comedy sensations!

Well, pain is indeed a sensation…

Barbara Comstock is 16 points down with over half the vote in; I’d call this one. That will make her something she’s never been before: a leader with a large following!

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Archangelus  Nov 6, 2018 • 4:36:01pm

2:30 AM in this corner of the planet, off to some nervous sleep … Good night and here’s hoping I wake up to join you all in as many celebrations as possible… * salutes *

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Ace Rothstein  Nov 6, 2018 • 4:36:20pm

re: #130 Skip Intro

Why make yourself angry?

Or give yourself brain cancer?

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MsJ  Nov 6, 2018 • 4:36:22pm

re: #103 Belafon

Only if you paid me. A lot. A LOT a lot.

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dangerman  Nov 6, 2018 • 4:37:08pm

re: #109 Hecuba’s daughter

Reminder to all: wait till the votes are completely counted (or at least sufficiently counted so there can be no surprise). I hate the early counts because most of us do not have the knowledge to know what they really portend. Who’s ahead ahead means nothing without context. And I don’t believe anything, even from experts, until at least 50% have been reported.

as ive been saying early counts mean nothing because they are totally random
merely a function of which precincts report and when
no rhyme or reason to it at all. only the final vote counts

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piratedan  Nov 6, 2018 • 4:37:13pm

re: #129 Ace Rothstein

well of course, Richard Fraud has been a long standing member of this community…. I would fully expect him to Vote :-)

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wheat-dogg  Nov 6, 2018 • 4:37:22pm
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Ace Rothstein  Nov 6, 2018 • 4:37:24pm

McGrath (KY-06) up at 60%.

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Big Beautiful Door  Nov 6, 2018 • 4:37:27pm

re: #130 Skip Intro

Why make yourself angry?

No it will be the opportunity to drink sweet wingnut tears, like when Rove had his nervous breakdown.

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BlueSpotinAL  Nov 6, 2018 • 4:37:45pm

re: #125 Don’t Blame Me, I Voted for Kodos

Just heard on NBC that a federal judge ordered about a dozen precincts in Georgia to be kept open until 7:30PM after multiple reports of voter disenfranchisement. Also civil rights observers ordered to monitor.

Chief Justice Roberts should be one of those forced to observe.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 6, 2018 • 4:37:50pm

re: #131 Brian J.

Well, pain is indeed a sensation…

Barbara Comstock is 16 points down with over half the vote in; I’d call this one. That will make her something she’s never been before: a leader with a large following!

Yeah we’re going nuts here at the Wexton party at the Dulles Marriott.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Nov 6, 2018 • 4:38:45pm

re: #135 dangerman

as ive been saying early counts mean nothing because they are totally random
merely a function of which precincts report and when
no rhyme or reason to it at all. only the final vote counts

They’re not even random: They’re a completely different dynamic from Election Day results. The demographics of voting are incredibly complex, but one thing remains true: They change over time. Early results are going to be comprised of voters from a vastly different demographic from early-morning Election Day, from last-minute Election Day, from absentee. All of it amounts to one thing: You can’t extrapolate from any one of those data sets onto the aggregate. You have to wait for the whole damn thing to come in before you can definitively call something.

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Ace Rothstein  Nov 6, 2018 • 4:39:02pm

COMSTOCK DONE.

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dangerman  Nov 6, 2018 • 4:39:27pm

re: #125 Don’t Blame Me, I Voted for Kodos

Just heard on NBC that a federal judge ordered about a dozen precincts in Georgia to be kept open until 7:30PM after multiple reports of voter disenfranchisement. Also civil rights observers ordered to monitor.

i applaud the judges in GA and TX
AND this not the way to handle this

delays are the fault of the BOARDS OF ELECTIONS not the voters

ANYONE who shows up timely must get to vote NO MATTER HOW LONG IT TAKES

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wheat-dogg  Nov 6, 2018 • 4:39:38pm

Looks like Kim Davis is toast.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Nov 6, 2018 • 4:41:10pm

Looks like it’s all hands to the Wingnut Welfare stations tonight.

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De Kolta Chair  Nov 6, 2018 • 4:41:10pm

OT

Elisabeth McNair
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Brian J.  Nov 6, 2018 • 4:41:29pm

For those not frightened by numbers, 538 now has the Democrats’ chances of winning the House up to 94%.

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mmmirele  Nov 6, 2018 • 4:41:30pm

My mother had chest pains late morning and took two nitroglycerin pills. My brother took her to the ER and she’s now in the heart hospital. Of course I didn’t check my texts all day, but now I am here. She says she feels fine now but they’re holding her overnight. My brother will be back later.

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Skip Intro  Nov 6, 2018 • 4:42:42pm

re: #139 Big Beautiful Door

No it will be the opportunity to drink sweet wingnut tears, like when Rove had his nervous breakdown.

What time will Fox declare MASSIVE VOTER FRAUD tonight?

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Nov 6, 2018 • 4:43:19pm

re: #150 Skip Intro

What time will Fox declare MASSIVE VOTER FRAUD tonight?

You seem to think they haven’t already.

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wheat-dogg  Nov 6, 2018 • 4:44:08pm

One of Trump’s Russian cronies just got arrested … in Monaco.

I wonder what details he’ll spill about The Donald.

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Targetpractice  Nov 6, 2018 • 4:44:18pm

re: #148 Brian J.

For those not frightened by numbers, 538 now has the Democrats’ chances of winning the House up to 94%.

Let’s look in on Kevin McCarthy…

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Skip Intro  Nov 6, 2018 • 4:44:40pm

re: #151 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

You seem to think they haven’t already.

Well I don’t watch, but it is a little early, even for Fox.

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retired cynic  Nov 6, 2018 • 4:44:43pm

Congrats, Happy! Jennifer Wexton declared [edit spelling] winner.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Nov 6, 2018 • 4:46:23pm

re: #154 Skip Intro

Well I don’t watch, but it is a little early, even for Fox.

They’ve probably been drinking steadily since the polls closed. I imagine the talking points have been flowing internally for an hour or more. It’s more a matter of when they say it out loud.

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dangerman  Nov 6, 2018 • 4:46:24pm

re: #148 Brian J.

For those not frightened by numbers, 538 now has the Democrats’ chances of winning the House up to 94%.

by tomorrow they may up it to 100%

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bd(soros funded)  Nov 6, 2018 • 4:46:38pm

I wonder how many people who are saying that 1 in 8 odds are horrible bought a Mega Millions ticket last week?

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HappyWarrior  Nov 6, 2018 • 4:46:54pm

re: #155 retired cynic

Congrats, Happy! Jennifer Wexton decalred winner.

Thanks! My buddy just texted me. We don’t know here yet lol.

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Big Beautiful Door  Nov 6, 2018 • 4:46:55pm

According to 538, Donnelly is in trouble in Indiana. But the Democrats just made their first House pickup, defeating Comstock in Va.

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meteor  Nov 6, 2018 • 4:47:03pm
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The Vicious Babushka  Nov 6, 2018 • 4:47:56pm
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prairiefire  Nov 6, 2018 • 4:48:34pm

Huge voting crown at my polling place today. Orderly and efficient, as high a turnout as for a presidential election. The most I’ve seen at a mid-term election by far.

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prairiefire  Nov 6, 2018 • 4:49:04pm

re: #162 The Vicious Babushka

I have really enjoyed that theme.

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BeachDem  Nov 6, 2018 • 4:49:28pm

I have so many state tabs open, I’m giving myself a massive headache. I can’t help it—I need a drink. (Bought Corona in honor of our southern neighbors)

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Targetpractice  Nov 6, 2018 • 4:50:02pm

re: #165 BeachDem

I have so many state tabs open, I’m giving myself a massive headache. I can’t help it—I need a drink. (Bought Corona in honor of our southern neighbors)

So you’re opening a tab at the bar?

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Nov 6, 2018 • 4:50:30pm

Bye Bye Kim Davis!

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makeitstop  Nov 6, 2018 • 4:50:53pm

re: #162 The Vicious Babushka

Here’s me…

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Varek Raith  Nov 6, 2018 • 4:51:14pm

Haha Comstock.

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BeachDem  Nov 6, 2018 • 4:51:22pm

re: #166 Targetpractice

So you’re opening a tab at the bar?

Why yes—now that you mention it! I even remembered to buy limes.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Nov 6, 2018 • 4:51:59pm
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bd(soros funded)  Nov 6, 2018 • 4:52:00pm

re: #167 Joe Bacon 🌹

Bye Bye Kim Davis!

Curious to see what wingnut welfare program she ends up at.

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retired cynic  Nov 6, 2018 • 4:52:23pm

538 currently forecasting a 40 seat pickup for D’s in the House. Go Team!

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Skip Intro  Nov 6, 2018 • 4:52:54pm

re: #167 Joe Bacon 🌹

Bye Bye Kim Davis!

Hope it’s contagious.

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dirkdigglerjr  Nov 6, 2018 • 4:53:10pm

re: #80 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Our county used to vote for coroner but changed back in the 1970s. There are still about 10 or so from the 100 counties that continue the tradition.

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MsJ  Nov 6, 2018 • 4:53:27pm
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Brian J.  Nov 6, 2018 • 4:53:36pm

Sherrod Brown just called the winner in Ohio by MSNBC.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Nov 6, 2018 • 4:53:46pm

re: #172 bd(soros funded)

Curious to see what wingnut welfare program she ends up at.

Oh there’s NOTHING better for a Religious Right flunky than to parade themselves as a martyr. She’ll have carte blanche to fleece the flock from church to church!

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HappyWarrior  Nov 6, 2018 • 4:54:14pm

CNN calls it for Jen. Crowd goes wild!

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BeachDem  Nov 6, 2018 • 4:54:30pm

OK. Until tonight only one candidate who I’d donated to on my ActBlue account has ever won, but I gave some $ to Jennifer Wexton, so maybe it’s a harbinger of more good things to come tonight!

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Nov 6, 2018 • 4:54:46pm

re: #173 retired cynic

538 currently forecasting a 40 seat pickup for D’s in the House. Go Team!

That’s more than a thumpin’, that’s the rapid expansion of one condensed can of stone-cold Whup-ass.

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bd(soros funded)  Nov 6, 2018 • 4:54:51pm
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Belafon  Nov 6, 2018 • 4:54:51pm
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ObserverArt  Nov 6, 2018 • 4:54:56pm

Local Columbus TV showing some really early Ohio returns.
Governor: Cordray (D) 57% - DeWine (R) 41%
Senator: Brown (D) 64% - Renacci (R) 36%

Edited Renacci.

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makeitstop  Nov 6, 2018 • 4:55:25pm

re: #179 HappyWarrior

CNN calls it for Jen. Crowd goes wild!

You’re there? So cool. Have a great night.

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Charles Johnson  Nov 6, 2018 • 4:55:26pm
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ObserverArt  Nov 6, 2018 • 4:56:08pm

re: #177 Brian J.

Sherrod Brown just called the winner in Ohio by MSNBC.

Damn…that is early, but a right butt kicking was predicted.

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bd(soros funded)  Nov 6, 2018 • 4:57:53pm

lol, and the knives are already coming out….

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Brian J.  Nov 6, 2018 • 4:57:54pm

Florida Amendment 4, which would restore voting rights to ex-felons, has 63.5% of the vote so far. It needs 60% to pass, so things look promising but it’s not over yet.

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Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance  Nov 6, 2018 • 4:58:14pm

one of my wingnut friends was posting last night on facebook, with a red background, that a wave was coming…may need to do a wlefare check on him. I have hope.

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Charles Johnson  Nov 6, 2018 • 4:58:18pm

re: #158 bd(soros funded)

Taking control of the Senate would require a huge upset. I would absolutely love it if it happened, but I’m not expecting it.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Nov 6, 2018 • 4:58:51pm

2 minutes until Florida Division of Elections starts publicly releasing results

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Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance  Nov 6, 2018 • 4:58:59pm

Dem wins Ross-Leitenhan (however it’s spelled) seat in florida.

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MsJ  Nov 6, 2018 • 4:59:01pm

re: #191 Charles Johnson

Taking control of the Senate would require a huge upset. I would absolutely love it if it happened, but I’m not expecting it.

What’s the path?

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Varek Raith  Nov 6, 2018 • 4:59:02pm

re: #188 bd(soros funded)

Comstock always just squeked by in previous election.

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Brian J.  Nov 6, 2018 • 4:59:05pm

Dem House Flip #2: Donna Shalala wins in Miami.

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Belafon  Nov 6, 2018 • 4:59:15pm

re: #190 Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance

one of my wingnut friends was posting last night on facebook, with a red background, that a wave was coming…may need to do a wlefare check on him. I have hope.

“It looks like he’ll still have access to welfare. I’m done.”

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ObserverArt  Nov 6, 2018 • 4:59:58pm

re: #191 Charles Johnson

Taking control of the Senate would require a huge upset. I would absolutely love it if it happened, but I’m not expecting it.

Positive thoughts Charles. Don’t mess with the Juju!

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lawhawk  Nov 6, 2018 • 5:00:00pm

Polls close in NY/NJ shortly, (8pm EST), so we’ll get an avalanche of results soon.

So far, at first blush the House looks like it’s going to swing to the Democrats.

I’m going to be curious how the state legislature races go, since all politics is local, and the Democrats need to get a deep bench going, and it starts with winning those local races.

If the polling holds, Democrats should stand to pick up seats across the nation and make a dent in the GOP hold on state legislatures too. That’ll also start to put a dent in the state lawsuits/efforts to dismantle the safety net, abortion rights, birth control, civil/voting rights, and LGBTQ rights.

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Interesting Times  Nov 6, 2018 • 5:00:19pm

re: #196 Brian J.

Dem House Flip #2: Donna Shalala wins in Miami.

Oh, that’s a relief - she looked like she was trailing at one point due to her opponent being a popular Cuban-American radio host (who could speak Spanish while Shalala couldn’t).

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Big Beautiful Door  Nov 6, 2018 • 5:00:38pm

Amy McGrath’s lead is down to 600 votes as Madison County (Richmond) and rural counties come in for Barr.

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Belafon  Nov 6, 2018 • 5:00:41pm

re: #194 MsJ

We have to win 28 of the 35 elections to have 51 seats.

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Varek Raith  Nov 6, 2018 • 5:00:43pm

Lol, top of CNN page,

President Trump is already blaming House Speaker Paul Ryan.

XD

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Interesting Times  Nov 6, 2018 • 5:01:27pm

re: #201 Big Beautiful Door

Amy McGrath’s lead is down to 600 votes as Madison County (Richmond) and rural counties come in for Barr.

Is there any other place she can pick up support…?

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Brian J.  Nov 6, 2018 • 5:01:32pm

8pm poll closings. Projected Winners:

Warren, Murphy, Carper, Cardin, Casey, Whitehouse (not Menendez or King, surprisingly). Also surprising: neither Mississippi race is called.

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Ace Rothstein  Nov 6, 2018 • 5:01:49pm

re: #194 MsJ

What’s the path?

Hold on to everything except ND (probably lost), then pick up 3 of AZ, NV, TN, TX.

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De Kolta Chair  Nov 6, 2018 • 5:02:20pm

Dealing with it like always

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Targetpractice  Nov 6, 2018 • 5:02:33pm

Just under a quarter of VA-2’s been counted and it’s looking like I won’t get my wishes, as Taylor’s holding pretty steady to a 51% lead.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Nov 6, 2018 • 5:02:44pm

re: #203 Varek Raith

Lol, top of CNN page,

President Trump is already blaming House Speaker Paul Ryan.

XD

That there’s funny: Blame the guy who decided to retire rather than get his ass kicked publicly.

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Big Beautiful Door  Nov 6, 2018 • 5:02:50pm

re: #204 Interesting Times

Is there any other place she can pick up support…?

I don’t see any.

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lawhawk  Nov 6, 2018 • 5:02:55pm

Early GA results show the thug Kemp ahead.

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Brian J.  Nov 6, 2018 • 5:03:31pm

re: #204 Interesting Times

Is there any other place she can pick up support…?

There’s still 23% of Fayette County out vs. all or part of eight rural counties, and McGrath’s lead is now down to 20 votes per NYT (which seems to have the fastest vote total updates).

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Ace Rothstein  Nov 6, 2018 • 5:03:33pm

C’MON ABILGAIL!

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Big Beautiful Door  Nov 6, 2018 • 5:03:44pm

re: #206 Ace Rothstein

Hold on to everything except ND (probably lost), then pick up 3 of AZ, NV, TN, TX.

And Donnelly is losing in Indiana.

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Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance  Nov 6, 2018 • 5:04:02pm

re: #212 lawhawk

yeah they are caveating that with the fact that a lot of big blue (ie atlanta) areas are not in.

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Ace Rothstein  Nov 6, 2018 • 5:04:15pm

re: #212 lawhawk

I don’t think Fulton County has reported yet.

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lawhawk  Nov 6, 2018 • 5:05:07pm

re: #217 Ace Rothstein

Yeah, it’s looking only like 8% in so far.

Florida is also tossup so far.

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Brian J.  Nov 6, 2018 • 5:05:24pm

re: #217 Ace Rothstein

I don’t think Fulton County has reported yet.

Three precincts from Fulton, two from DeKalb, one from Gwinnett, none from Cobb. Metro Atlanta has yet to be heard from.

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De Kolta Chair  Nov 6, 2018 • 5:05:26pm

re: #212 lawhawk

Early GA results show the thug Kemp ahead.

He finally produced valid ID, heh?

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Nov 6, 2018 • 5:05:28pm

Just remember, folks: It’s very likely that we win, win big, in the house. We will undoubtedly lose some elections tonight that will upset us. We can’t let that detract us from our goal: Make them scared. Make them realize that elections do have consequences, and not always the ones that they want. Keep the momentum rolling so that if the Trumpocalypse keeps rolling over into 2020, we have more than enough firepower to send his ass back to Mar-a-Lago where some nice FBI agents will be waiting to arrest him.

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ObserverArt  Nov 6, 2018 • 5:05:35pm

Dems leading in Ohio Attorney General, Auditor, Secretary of State and Treasurer.

Oh please please please an all Democratic State government would be wonderful.

Hopefully all the Republican corruption over the last couple years costs the Republicans in many of the State Senate and House Rep seats too.

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Charles Johnson  Nov 6, 2018 • 5:05:37pm
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Varek Raith  Nov 6, 2018 • 5:06:36pm

re: #223 Charles Johnson

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The buck stops…somewhere over yonder.

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Sir John Barron  Nov 6, 2018 • 5:07:05pm

re: #222 ObserverArt

Dems leading in Ohio Attorney General, Auditor, Secretary of State and Treasurer.

Oh please please please am all Democratic State government would be wonderful.

Hopefully all the Republican corruption over the last couple years costs the Republicans in many of the State Senate and House Rep seats too.

That would be quite a switch for you guys in recent years.

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Sir John Barron  Nov 6, 2018 • 5:07:28pm

re: #224 Varek Raith

The buck stops…somewhere over yonder.

Trump has never failed, he has only been failed.

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Don't Blame Me, I Voted for Kodos  Nov 6, 2018 • 5:07:44pm

Early numbers in Texas.
13% of votes are in, and Beto O’Rourke leads by 167,000 votes.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Nov 6, 2018 • 5:08:15pm

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lawhawk  Nov 6, 2018 • 5:08:34pm

PBS is calling PA for Casey. Lots of holds so far in the Senate. Tom Wolfe is projected to win for gov there.

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Belafon  Nov 6, 2018 • 5:08:41pm

re: #227 Don’t Blame Me, I Voted for Kodos

Early numbers in Texas.
13% of votes are in, and Beto O’Rourke leads by 167,000 votes.

Where are those numbers coming from?

Edit: As in, what part of Texas?

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Brian J.  Nov 6, 2018 • 5:09:13pm

Hopeful sign: The NYT has Cruz up by just 7% in the early vote out of Collin County, a big DFW suburb. Hillary lost it by 20%.

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Anymouse 🌹  Nov 6, 2018 • 5:09:22pm

Back from Scottsbluff. Unscientific polling (looking around at people with “I voted” stickers) indicates high voter turnout in Western Nebraska.

Polls close at 8PM CST/7PM MST here, so we have an hour to go.

Races which Democrats have a shot here are NE-2, small but non-zero chance to flip a Senate seat from Deb Fischer, Medicaid Expansion under the ACA.

Returns should start to come in shortly after 7PM my time; shortly thereafter I will find out if I won reëlection in my own race.

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Targetpractice  Nov 6, 2018 • 5:09:32pm

re: #223 Charles Johnson

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calochortus  Nov 6, 2018 • 5:10:05pm

re: #232 Anymouse 🌹

Back from Scottsbluff. Unscientific polling (looking around at people with “I voted” stickers) indicates high voter turnout in Western Nebraska.

Polls close at 8PM CST/7PM MST here, so we have an hour to go.

Races which Democrats have a shot here are NE-2, small but non-zero chance to flip a Senate seat from Deb Fischer, Medicaid Expansion under the ACA.

Returns should start to come in shortly after 7PM my time; shortly thereafter I will find out if I won reëlection in my own race.

We’ll keep our fingers crossed for you.
Was it hotly contested?

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Charles Johnson  Nov 6, 2018 • 5:10:31pm
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lawhawk  Nov 6, 2018 • 5:10:34pm

FL - Shalala projected win in FL-27.

2 pickups for Democrats in the House so far.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Nov 6, 2018 • 5:11:03pm

re: #232 Anymouse 🌹

Back from Scottsbluff. Unscientific polling (looking around at people with “I voted” stickers) indicates high voter turnout in Western Nebraska.

Polls close at 8PM CST/7PM MST here, so we have an hour to go.

Races which Democrats have a shot here are NE-2, small but non-zero chance to flip a Senate seat from Deb Fischer, Medicaid Expansion under the ACA.

Returns should start to come in shortly after 7PM my time; shortly thereafter I will find out if I won reëlection in my own race.

Good luck, my friend.

Polls close at the same time up here. Hopefully soon we’ll see if Erik Paulsen, who was last seen trying to distance himself from Donald Trump in an attempt to save his ass, gets unseated by Dean Phillips.

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De Kolta Chair  Nov 6, 2018 • 5:12:05pm

re: #223 Charles Johnson

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“I knew it was you all along, Paulie!” (╯3╰)

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 6, 2018 • 5:12:07pm
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Brian J.  Nov 6, 2018 • 5:12:34pm

538’s chances are swinging the other way, down to 76% for the House and just 4% for the Senate.

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Don't Blame Me, I Voted for Kodos  Nov 6, 2018 • 5:13:03pm

Looks like Florida is gonna be a nail-biter again with Governor and Senate races, both are under 1% separation, with Republicans pulling ahead in both - however, Miami is barely halfway counted.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 6, 2018 • 5:13:10pm
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The Vicious Babushka  Nov 6, 2018 • 5:13:20pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 6, 2018 • 5:14:03pm
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The Vicious Babushka  Nov 6, 2018 • 5:14:37pm

Can you get high on New Car Smell?

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Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance  Nov 6, 2018 • 5:14:49pm

god dammit, skeletor is ahead of Nelson.

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Big Beautiful Door  Nov 6, 2018 • 5:15:19pm

re: #246 Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance

god dammit, skeletor is ahead of Nelson.

Lot of votes still to be counted in Miami

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Charles Johnson  Nov 6, 2018 • 5:15:34pm
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Patricia Kayden  Nov 6, 2018 • 5:16:25pm

re: #85 Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance

Gillum looking pretty good…

MSNBC has him down a little.

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Patricia Kayden  Nov 6, 2018 • 5:16:56pm

re: #240 Brian J.

538’s chances are swinging the other way, down to 76% for the House and just 4% for the Senate.

Ouch!!

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mmmirele  Nov 6, 2018 • 5:17:09pm

And in completely different news:

Colorado man pleads guilty to killing pregnant wife, daughters as part of plea deal

He pleaded guilty to avoid the death penalty. This jackass’ supporters were floating the idea that mama had killed the kids and dad had killed mama in a rage when he came home. That didn’t account for why the daughters’ bodies were in an oil tank. This was completely effed up.

www-m.cnn.com

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Big Beautiful Door  Nov 6, 2018 • 5:17:11pm
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Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance  Nov 6, 2018 • 5:17:18pm

re: #249 Patricia Kayden

now, earlier he was higher. :(

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wheat-dogg  Nov 6, 2018 • 5:18:45pm

It seems the Trump-Russia financial network is being investigated all over the place.

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Varek Raith  Nov 6, 2018 • 5:19:09pm

Gonna play some GTA online.
Too much stress now.

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ObserverArt  Nov 6, 2018 • 5:20:03pm

Whoa!!!!

Early counts, so I am leary, but Danny O’Connor is up over Troy Balderson 54% to 44%.

That with 76,562 votes in. There were just under 210,000 votes in that special election in May that Balderson won by less than a point. Turnout will be higher in this election.

That is for the long time Ohio District 12 Rep seat that was once Kasich’s and recently Tiberi.

Come on Danny!!! (Come on Delaware and Franklin county!!!

Edit: 210 thousand. Typing to excitedly. Gotta chill.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Nov 6, 2018 • 5:20:17pm

re: #255 Varek Raith

Gonna play some GTA online.
Too much stress now.

Deep breaths, everyone. There will be ebbs and flows throughout the night. Nobody Panic. Remember that literally anything is possible, that we could still conceivably lose the House tonight. Cautiously Optimistic is our watchphrase.

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Sir John Barron  Nov 6, 2018 • 5:20:51pm

CNN has called the VA House race against Comstock (R). Dems take this seat.

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Belafon  Nov 6, 2018 • 5:21:42pm

re: #257 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Deep breaths, everyone. There will be ebbs and flows throughout the night. Nobody Panic. Remember that literally anything is possible, that we could still conceivably lose the House tonight. Cautiously Optimistic is our watchphrase.

Win or lose, what we have to do continues tomorrow.

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retired cynic  Nov 6, 2018 • 5:21:51pm

538 now 50-50 for Ds to win House. ???

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Big Beautiful Door  Nov 6, 2018 • 5:22:14pm
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retired cynic  Nov 6, 2018 • 5:22:57pm

Oops, and as I wrote, that is now 60-40 Rs hold House. Missing the algorithm there. Math was never my strong point.

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Mattand  Nov 6, 2018 • 5:23:17pm

re: #255 Varek Raith

Gonna play some GTA online.
Too much stress now.

Run over some pedestrians for me, will ya?

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retired cynic  Nov 6, 2018 • 5:24:20pm

I think I should stop watching that real-time forecast!

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TedStriker  Nov 6, 2018 • 5:24:48pm

re: #228 I Would Prefer Not To

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Show her my O face!

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Targetpractice  Nov 6, 2018 • 5:25:11pm

I picked the wrong night to quit drinking.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Nov 6, 2018 • 5:25:12pm

re: #264 retired cynic

I think I should stop watching that real-time forecast!

Yeah, don’t. It isn’t worth the blood pressure. As I said - it is going to cycle wildly throughout the night, because this election, as much as we wish it otherwise, was always up in the air. Trust to Americans to do what’s right, and like Belafon said - tomorrow morning, we get up, we do what we must.

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freetoken  Nov 6, 2018 • 5:25:17pm

Got home just before it got dark outside.

Timed it just right - got to the poll with no one in line ahead of me and took the last available stall. Then the crowd came, and as I walked out there were a handful in line.

Precinct worker said they have had a very good turnout. Also, lots of people dropping off their mail-in ballots.

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Charles Johnson  Nov 6, 2018 • 5:26:15pm
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freetoken  Nov 6, 2018 • 5:26:16pm

re: #260 retired cynic

Nate has found a way to drive even more eyes to his website.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Nov 6, 2018 • 5:27:24pm

Florida Divisions of Elections

US Senate Race Scott by 0.16%

Governor Race DeSantis by 0.47%

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Big Beautiful Door  Nov 6, 2018 • 5:27:31pm

re: #270 freetoken

Nate has found a way to drive even more eyes to his website.

Who needs the needle?

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Anymouse 🌹  Nov 6, 2018 • 5:28:09pm

re: #77 Ace Rothstein

I did the same. I voted for two Republican judges that I play golf with and know personally. They’re both good men and good judges. Other than them, I told the Republican party to fuck off and voted Democrat on everything else. That includes a vote for Beto.

I didn’t care if they were “good men” or not. They belong to the party of the Klan and neo-Nazis. Where I couldn’t vote for someone else (unopposed elections) I left the line blank. That includes my county attorney, county clerk, and state senator, all of whom are “good people.”

The only exception I made to NO GOP was the other two incumbent members on my village board, to keep the Nazi-adjacent challenger on the ballot from winning. (Strategic voting was the only reason I voted for two Republicans.)

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Patricia Kayden  Nov 6, 2018 • 5:28:10pm

re: #271 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Florida Divisions of Elections

US Senate Race Scott by 0.16%

Governor Race DeSantis by 0.47%

Wasn’t expecting that. Sigh.

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Sionainn, the Nasty Devilbitch  Nov 6, 2018 • 5:28:20pm

re: #55 Michele: Out of the closet and into the fire

Well I just got home from voting. Even though I voted a straight D ticket at the State level I did vote R for a couple of city level individual. They have been in their respective positions for many years and for the most part, their positions are really non-partisan. County clerk and Coroner.

I have a childhood friend who was running for constable and had Kimmel endorse him as well. I was going to vote for him because it’s a non-partisan office, but decided at the last minute that I couldn’t vote for any Republican. Not until the party straightens out. He’s probably going to win, so good for him, but my vote went to no one for that office.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Nov 6, 2018 • 5:28:33pm
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Targetpractice  Nov 6, 2018 • 5:29:01pm

Let’s check in with Sen. Blutarsky for his advice:

Animal House - Drink Heavily

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freetoken  Nov 6, 2018 • 5:29:17pm

re: #274 Patricia Kayden

Wasn’t expecting that. Sigh.

But burbia Florida comes in early, no?

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Charles Johnson  Nov 6, 2018 • 5:29:29pm

I voted by mail this time, and I’m kicking myself for never doing this before. So much easie.rhttps://twitter.com

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The Vicious Babushka  Nov 6, 2018 • 5:29:32pm
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Anymouse 🌹  Nov 6, 2018 • 5:29:35pm

re: #234 calochortus

We’ll keep our fingers crossed for you.
Was it hotly contested?

Four people for three seats. The three incumbents (which includes me), and the challenger who specifically wants “the lib” off the board (me).

Turnout in my town is usually high (on the order of 80%), but the polls are still open in Nebraska so no returns from my township yet.

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retired cynic  Nov 6, 2018 • 5:30:01pm

re Nate’s forecast, now starting to climb back toward Ds:

NATHANIEL RAKICH 8:27 PM
You may have noticed that our real-time forecast has moved toward Republicans in the House. It’s being too aggressive, in my opinion. The model sees that a bunch of “likely Republican” districts (particularly in Florida) are now 100 percent likely to go red. But there hasn’t been the chance for Democrats to clinch many equivalent likely Democratic districts.

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freetoken  Nov 6, 2018 • 5:30:29pm

re: #260 retired cynic

NATHANIEL RAKICH8:27 PM
You may have noticed that our real-time forecast has moved toward Republicans in the House. It’s being too aggressive, in my opinion. The model sees that a bunch of “likely Republican” districts (particularly in Florida) are now 100 percent likely to go red. But there hasn’t been the chance for Democrats to clinch many equivalent likely Democratic districts.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Nov 6, 2018 • 5:31:02pm

re: #282 retired cynic

re Nate’s forecast, now starting to climb back toward Ds:

In other words: “Don’t trust the real-time forecast.” Remember, everyone, garbage in, garbage out.

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retired cynic  Nov 6, 2018 • 5:31:11pm

re: #283 freetoken

tee hee!

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Patricia Kayden  Nov 6, 2018 • 5:31:26pm

re: #278 freetoken

But burbia Florida comes in early, no?

I don’t know. I thought the polls showed Dems ahead but it’s too close to call now.

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Charles Johnson  Nov 6, 2018 • 5:31:59pm

Wow, that paste really went wrong. I’m all discombobulated tonight.

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Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance  Nov 6, 2018 • 5:32:21pm

Menendez wins

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Charles Johnson  Nov 6, 2018 • 5:32:21pm
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bd(soros funded)  Nov 6, 2018 • 5:32:41pm
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Belafon  Nov 6, 2018 • 5:32:43pm

re: #282 retired cynic

re: #283 freetoken

Rural areas tend to show up earlier than urban ones, thus we’ll tend to see their results first.

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ObserverArt  Nov 6, 2018 • 5:32:49pm

I would think both Florida and Georgia will be real late results. Too much going on in Georgia as far as make-up late voting. Florida needs to get all those big metro areas in and that will be later.

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Charles Johnson  Nov 6, 2018 • 5:33:21pm

Hard to cheer for Menendez because he’s basically a corrupt dirtbag. But I guess he’s our corrupt dirtbag.

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Brian J.  Nov 6, 2018 • 5:33:39pm

Manchin’s holding up pretty well in West Virginia, so there’s that.

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DodgerFan1988  Nov 6, 2018 • 5:34:09pm
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The Vicious Babushka  Nov 6, 2018 • 5:34:09pm
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freetoken  Nov 6, 2018 • 5:34:30pm

re: #290 bd(soros funded)

Percentages are misleading because what typically comes out of SoS statistics is the percent of precincts, not the percent of final vote.

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The Vicious Babushka  Nov 6, 2018 • 5:34:39pm

Fuck Florida. I will never move there. I will move to Canada before I move to Florida.

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bd(soros funded)  Nov 6, 2018 • 5:35:29pm

re: #294 Brian J.

Manchin’s holding up pretty well in West Virginia, so there’s that.

Good for Manchin, being a Democratic senator from West Virginia is a thankless job.

Thank you

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Big Beautiful Door  Nov 6, 2018 • 5:35:56pm

Democrats win Illinois Governor, and gives them complete control of state government.

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retired cynic  Nov 6, 2018 • 5:36:01pm

KRISTEN SOLTIS ANDERSON8:33 PM
Per preliminary exit polls: Young voters (18 to 29) are breaking for Democrats by a massive 37-point margin. This is vastly larger than the 21-point margin by which Hillary Clinton won them 2016 and even outpaces the 22-point margin Democrats won young voters by in the huge “blue wave” of the 2006 midterms.

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PhillyPretzel  Nov 6, 2018 • 5:37:03pm

From NE Philly Record amount of voters. My division had over 200 voters. It was a very long day and I was very surprised to see over 200 voters come to the poll in my division.

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Brian J.  Nov 6, 2018 • 5:37:06pm

Then here’s some more good news: Kobach is trailing in the early going in Kansas, and Cordray’s ahead with nearly all the early vote reporting in Ohio.

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freetoken  Nov 6, 2018 • 5:37:15pm

These real-time election estimators I think border on voter manipulation.

Most polls are still open.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Nov 6, 2018 • 5:37:29pm

re: #271 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Florida Divisions of Elections

US Senate Race Scott by 0.16%

Governor Race DeSantis by 0.47%

Going the wrong way

Florida Divisions of Elections

US Senate Race Scott by 0.82%

Governor Race DeSantis by 1.13%

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MsJ  Nov 6, 2018 • 5:37:44pm

re: #300 Big Beautiful Door

Democrats win Illinois Governor, and gives them complete control of state government.

The only good thing I can say about Rauner is he’s managed to stay out of prison. That’s something for my home state.

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BeachDem  Nov 6, 2018 • 5:38:00pm

re: #274 Patricia Kayden

Wasn’t expecting that. Sigh.

Who are the fucking “other” candidates in the gov race who have almost 90,000 votes? Will people never fucking learn?

(As expected, my state’s results are going south fast—ugh)

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Mattand  Nov 6, 2018 • 5:38:02pm

re: #293 Charles Johnson

Hard to cheer for Menendez because he’s basically a corrupt dirtbag. But I guess he’s our corrupt dirtbag.

I’m trying to take Anymouse’s view of strategic voting.

What made it easier for me is that Hugin kept spouting that he’d defend traditional Dem planks like Obamacare and abortion, despite the fact that anyone with a brain knows that the GOP is actively trying to destroy that kind of stuff.

Believe me, I’m less than thrilled to have to do this kind of voting calculus.

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retired cynic  Nov 6, 2018 • 5:38:03pm

re: #306 MsJ

The only good thing I can say about Rauner is he’s managed to stay out of prison. That’s something for my home state.

So far.

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Skip Intro  Nov 6, 2018 • 5:38:21pm

re: #298 The Vicious Babushka

Fuck Florida. I will never move there. I will move to Canada before I move to Florida.

Maybe when half the state is underwater things will change, but probably not.

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Mattand  Nov 6, 2018 • 5:38:36pm

re: #294 Brian J.

Manchin’s holding up pretty well in West Virginia, so there’s that.

LOL, so the GOP is winning that race.

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retired cynic  Nov 6, 2018 • 5:38:41pm

ANNA MARIA BARRY-JESTER8:37 PM
It’s looking like Florida could restore voting rights for most convicted felons, according to The New York Times. With 66 percent of precincts reporting, Amendment 4 has 64 percent of the vote.

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lawhawk  Nov 6, 2018 • 5:38:49pm

re: #293 Charles Johnson

Hard to cheer for Menendez because he’s basically a corrupt dirtbag. But I guess he’s our corrupt dirtbag.

Hugin was Trump’s kind of guy - a rich SOB who thought nothing of screwing people seeking affordable health care. That connection trumps the feeling most NJers felt about Menendez and the wish there was a better option.

Of course, Menendez also benefited from the Trump effect since the GOP back a corrupt SOB - all the calls about corruption ring hollow when he was found not guilty in his trial.

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Decatur Deb  Nov 6, 2018 • 5:38:50pm

At the ‘Bama Dem field office: Much alternating cheering and booing in the TV room.

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retired cynic  Nov 6, 2018 • 5:39:30pm

Nate Silver

@NateSilver538
Well, I’m trying to do 6 things at once — we think our live election day forecast is definitely being too aggressive and are going to put it on a more conservative setting where it waits more for projections/calls instead of making inferences from partial vote counts.
7:35 PM - Nov 6, 2018

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Charles Johnson  Nov 6, 2018 • 5:39:58pm
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Scottish Dragon  Nov 6, 2018 • 5:41:14pm

WTF is up with florida??

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Big Beautiful Door  Nov 6, 2018 • 5:41:17pm

re: #316 Charles Johnson

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One piece of good news, it looks like Florida is going to restore voting rights to most convicted felons.

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Brian J.  Nov 6, 2018 • 5:41:34pm

re: #315 retired cynic

The NY Times has the races sorted into Dem favored, tossups and Rep favored lists. Of those races with any returns the Democrats lead 7/7 where they’re favored including two called races, 5/13 tossups (none called), and 5/13 GOP favored (four called for the GOP, all in Florida).

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 6, 2018 • 5:41:51pm
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Mattand  Nov 6, 2018 • 5:42:21pm

re: #317 Scottish Dragon

WTF is up with florida??

Meth and humidity, mostly.

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Sir John Barron  Nov 6, 2018 • 5:42:29pm

re: #317 Scottish Dragon

WTF is up with florida??

Florida is what is up with Florida.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Nov 6, 2018 • 5:42:39pm

re: #321 Mattand

Meth and humidity, mostly.

And old people. Lots and lots and lots of old people.

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BigPapa  Nov 6, 2018 • 5:42:58pm

re: #317 Scottish Dragon

WTF is up with florida??

I don’t know FL that well but it seems like some of the major metro areas are the only ones left, hopefully to Gillum. Santis is a fucking racist POS.

Come on FL. You owe me.

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Targetpractice  Nov 6, 2018 • 5:43:00pm

re: #316 Charles Johnson

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And Darwin just shakes his head.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 6, 2018 • 5:43:08pm
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Mattand  Nov 6, 2018 • 5:43:13pm

re: #322 Sir John Barron

Florida is what is up with Florida.

That was an option I considered typing.

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Brian J.  Nov 6, 2018 • 5:43:29pm

VA-7 is all down to Chesterfield County, where Brat needs to avoid losing his lead of about 5,000 votes.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Nov 6, 2018 • 5:43:59pm

re: #317 Scottish Dragon

WTF is up with florida??

The Holy Trinity of the Religious Right—Trump, David Duke and Ayn Rand!

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Sir John Barron  Nov 6, 2018 • 5:44:32pm

re: #327 Mattand

That was an option I considered typing.

Florida Man and Florida Woman live there.

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Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance  Nov 6, 2018 • 5:44:37pm

re: #329 Joe Bacon 🌹

and retirees.

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Sionainn, the Nasty Devilbitch  Nov 6, 2018 • 5:45:09pm

re: #257 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Deep breaths, everyone. There will be ebbs and flows throughout the night. Nobody Panic. Remember that literally anything is possible, that we could still conceivably lose the House tonight. Cautiously Optimistic is our watchphrase.

Oh, I don’t want a repeat of election night two years ago. Please, not that.

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RinaX  Nov 6, 2018 • 5:45:21pm

re: #324 BigPapa

I don’t know FL that well but it seems like some of the major metro areas are the only ones left, hopefully to Gillum. Santis is a fucking racist POS.

Come on FL. You owe me.

I’ve watched this scenario too many times in Florida to be very optimistic. We’re always hoping the big counties will save us at this point, and they never do.

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Don't Blame Me, I Voted for Kodos  Nov 6, 2018 • 5:45:53pm

re: #305 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Going the wrong way

Florida Divisions of Elections

US Senate Race Scott by 0.82%

Governor Race DeSantis by 1.13%

You can’t call Florida for Republicans yet though, because Broward and Dade counties (both huge Democratic voter bases) have a lot of votes outstanding - roughly half a million votes from those two counties alone haven’t been counted yet.

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De Kolta Chair  Nov 6, 2018 • 5:46:14pm

Just wondering: Why does the NY Times even bother having a Live NY Governor Election Results page this year?

O well, beats that arrow shit, I suppose.

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bd(soros funded)  Nov 6, 2018 • 5:46:30pm

Florida should either vote a day before or a day after everybody else, tired of them hoggin and ruining every election night.

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Anymouse 🌹  Nov 6, 2018 • 5:46:35pm

Nebraska polls close in fifteen minutes …

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 6, 2018 • 5:47:18pm

I’m seeing Barr called the winner over McGrath.

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Big Beautiful Door  Nov 6, 2018 • 5:47:37pm

CNN reports Democrats leading in 21 GOP held districts, which is the number they need to win to get the majority.

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bd(soros funded)  Nov 6, 2018 • 5:48:03pm

I’m in, Brown can have my monthly Beto money

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Big Beautiful Door  Nov 6, 2018 • 5:48:19pm

re: #338 Backwoods_Sleuth

I’m seeing Barr called the winner over McGrath.

It was close though. Kentucky is just a very red state.

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Amory Blaine  Nov 6, 2018 • 5:48:22pm

Where is everyone watching results?

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Big Beautiful Door  Nov 6, 2018 • 5:49:01pm

re: #339 Big Beautiful Door

CNN reports Democrats leading in 21 GOP held districts, which is the number they need to win to get the majority.

Now up to 24 GOP districts they are leading in.

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PhillyPretzel  Nov 6, 2018 • 5:49:15pm

re: #342 Amory Blaine

I have no idea. Other websites and TV news is my guess.

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MsJ  Nov 6, 2018 • 5:49:30pm

re: #334 Don’t Blame Me, I Voted for Kodos

You can’t call Florida for Republicans yet though, because Broward and Dade counties (both huge Democratic voter bases) have a lot of votes outstanding - roughly half a million votes from those two counties alone haven’t been counted yet.

I thought Broward was very conservative.

Remember, Florida is the deep South. I had a native Floridian woman who was well into her 60s (and this was 25 years ago) remind me of how southern Florida is.

Snowbirds don’t count.

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freetoken  Nov 6, 2018 • 5:49:31pm

re: #342 Amory Blaine

Where is everyone watching results?

bloomberg.com

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retired cynic  Nov 6, 2018 • 5:49:32pm

Donnelly lost in IN.

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Belafon  Nov 6, 2018 • 5:49:46pm

re: #338 Backwoods_Sleuth

I’m seeing Barr called the winner over McGrath.

That’ll suck for my oldest. He was hoping McGrath would win now that he’s a Lexington resident. About the only consolation is that he’s from Texas, and we’re kind of used to coming up short.

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Patricia Kayden  Nov 6, 2018 • 5:49:48pm

re: #339 Big Beautiful Door

CNN reports Democrats leading in 21 GOP held districts, which is the number they need to win to get the majority.

Good to hear.

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Big Beautiful Door  Nov 6, 2018 • 5:49:55pm

re: #342 Amory Blaine

Where is everyone watching results?

CNN for me.

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ObserverArt  Nov 6, 2018 • 5:50:03pm

Dirtbag Jim Jordan won again, which was pretty assured.

My Rep Joyce Beatty, friend of Hillary and Sherrod Brown won big 76% to 41%. That is the real inner urban city of Columbus.

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Patricia Kayden  Nov 6, 2018 • 5:50:06pm

re: #342 Amory Blaine

Where is everyone watching results?

MSNBC.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 6, 2018 • 5:50:59pm
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Sir John Barron  Nov 6, 2018 • 5:51:10pm

Watching CNN but had to set it to mute. Too much breathless chatter.

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Big Beautiful Door  Nov 6, 2018 • 5:51:30pm

Mike Braun has won the Indiana Senate seat, which means the GOP will retain control of the Senate, and may expand their majority.

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retired cynic  Nov 6, 2018 • 5:51:39pm

NPR and 538

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Brian J.  Nov 6, 2018 • 5:51:51pm

Spanberger got a 7,000-vote plurality in Chesterfield County (with 10 more precincts out) and has a 500-vote lead.

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Sir John Barron  Nov 6, 2018 • 5:51:57pm

re: #355 Big Beautiful Door

Mike Braun has won the Indiana Senate seat, which means the GOP will retain control of the Senate, and may expand their majority.

Joe Donnelly we hardly knew thee

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Sionainn, the Nasty Devilbitch  Nov 6, 2018 • 5:52:03pm

re: #315 retired cynic

Gee, thanks, Nate.

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Targetpractice  Nov 6, 2018 • 5:52:07pm

re: #353 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance  Nov 6, 2018 • 5:52:17pm

MSNBC on in the background, about to launch Assassin’s creed odyssey for a while

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MsJ  Nov 6, 2018 • 5:52:28pm

re: #351 ObserverArt

Dirtbag Jim Jordan won again, which was pretty assured.

Goddamnit. Godfuckingdamnit.

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Charles Johnson  Nov 6, 2018 • 5:52:40pm
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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Nov 6, 2018 • 5:52:50pm

re: #355 Big Beautiful Door

Mike Braun has won the Indiana Senate seat, which means the GOP will retain control of the Senate, and may expand their majority.

Well, and let’s be honest: Indiana is about as red as they come, these days. I mean, they were about to kick him right the fuck back out, but they DID elect Mike Pence to begin with.

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Belafon  Nov 6, 2018 • 5:53:25pm

Any reason Donnelly went down other than it being Indiana?

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retired cynic  Nov 6, 2018 • 5:54:04pm

DAN HOPKINS8:52 PM
Trump activates prejudice — but doesn’t increase it

As I mentioned earlier, I just finished overseeing the thirteenth wave of a panel survey of American adults. And given President Trump’s use of racially charged rhetoric, you might expect that white Americans’ prejudice has risen since he won the presidency in late 2016. But in fact, the opposite is the case: self-reported prejudice is actually down among both white Democrats and white Republicans in the past two years.

The key to understanding the role of prejudice in contemporary politics is that Trump didn’t amplify it, he instead activated it: Trump’s rise led prejudice to be more integrated with voter choice. So prejudice has become more predictive of how white Americans vote, even if it’s also been on the decline.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 6, 2018 • 5:54:33pm
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Sionainn, the Nasty Devilbitch  Nov 6, 2018 • 5:55:02pm

re: #342 Amory Blaine

Where is everyone watching results?

Here.

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Big Beautiful Door  Nov 6, 2018 • 5:55:27pm

re: #365 Belafon

Any reason Donnelly went down other than it being Indiana?

He voted against Kavanaugh. He probably should’ve voted to confirm.

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Targetpractice  Nov 6, 2018 • 5:56:46pm

Crom, I’ve never prayed to you before, I have no tongue for it…

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MsJ  Nov 6, 2018 • 5:57:52pm

re: #369 Big Beautiful Door

He voted against Kavanaugh. He probably should’ve voted to confirm.

I’m sorry. I have a hard time feeling the loss. I know we need every person and I know some states require big time blue dogs, but Donnelly was not a Dems friend. Manchin his is better than Donnelly, IMHO.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Nov 6, 2018 • 5:57:53pm

re: #370 Targetpractice

Crom, I’ve never prayed to you before, I have no tongue for it…

Probably better to appeal to the FSM at this point. I mean, the Republicans supposedly pray to the same God I do (though I dispute that), and look at how that’s going for them.

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Belafon  Nov 6, 2018 • 5:59:07pm
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Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance  Nov 6, 2018 • 5:59:21pm

Manchin predicted to hang on in WV.

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freetoken  Nov 6, 2018 • 5:59:29pm

re: #369 Big Beautiful Door

He voted against Kavanaugh. He probably should’ve voted to confirm.

That’s what some pundits want to push.

I suspect that, however, the Kavanaugh thing was a wash.

What’s happened to Indiana is that it has become part of the Bible belt and there is little one can do until the older ones die off.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Nov 6, 2018 • 5:59:35pm

re: #257 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Deep breaths, everyone. There will be ebbs and flows throughout the night. Nobody Panic. Remember that literally anything is possible, that we could still conceivably lose the House tonight. Cautiously Optimistic is our watchphrase.

Too bad we couldn’t get the Caravan of Doom here in time to cast their 12.4 million votes for the Dems. Why didn’t someone send gas money?

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Belafon  Nov 6, 2018 • 6:00:06pm

The diversity on the Democratic side is going to get even better.

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Brian J.  Nov 6, 2018 • 6:00:08pm

re: #373 Belafon

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But it’s swallowing the good parts first!

At least the Dems should get FL-26 to give them two House seat gains on the night…

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Interesting Times  Nov 6, 2018 • 6:00:16pm

re: #371 MsJ

I’m sorry. I have a hard time feeling the loss. I know we need every person and I know some states require big time blue dogs, but Donnelly was not a Dems friend. Manchin his is better than Donnelly, IMHO.

Just curious why you’d say that when Donnelly voted against Binge-drinking Brett while Manchin voted to confirm…?

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Big Beautiful Door  Nov 6, 2018 • 6:00:17pm

re: #371 MsJ

I’m sorry. I have a hard time feeling the loss. I know we need every person and I know some states require big time blue dogs, but Donnelly was not a Dems friend. Manchin his is better than Donnelly, IMHO.

If the Democrats win the House, it won’t matter much. If they don’t every Senate seat could be the difference between the ACA being repealed or not.

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BeachDem  Nov 6, 2018 • 6:00:42pm

re: #351 ObserverArt

Dirtbag Jim Jordan won again, which was pretty assured.

My Rep Joyce Beatty, friend of Hillary and Sherrod Brown won big 76% to 41%. That is the real inner urban city of Columbus.

And, as in Florida, who are the fucking morons voting 3rd party/other in the Ohio gov. race—right now 2.7%, more than the difference between Cordray and the asshole.

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retired cynic  Nov 6, 2018 • 6:01:04pm

booo

PERRY BACON JR.8:59 PM
Ron DeSantis is up by 87,000 votes in the Governors race and Rick Scott is ahead by 64,000 in the Senate race with more than 95 percent of the vote in. The GOP could be notching huge wins in this state, solidifying their majority in the Senate and securing a big win by defeating Andrew Gillum in the race for the governors mansion. Florida is not called yet, but it’s looking hard for either Nelson or Gillum to win.

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Targetpractice  Nov 6, 2018 • 6:01:09pm

re: #374 Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance

Manchin predicted to hang on in WV.

Yeah, this is gonna be an interesting mixed bag to draw any conclusions from tomorrow. WV is basically Trumpistan, with the GOP candidate fitting his head up Donny’s backside, and Manchin still managed to hold on.

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PhillyPretzel  Nov 6, 2018 • 6:01:51pm

Please also remember that Mueller has yet to reveal his information.

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Mattand  Nov 6, 2018 • 6:02:23pm

More bad news: GOPer Tom MacArthur in next-door-to-me NJ 3 is probably going to retain his seat. He was Trump’s point guy on dismantling pre-exsisting conditions.

That district is always a hard R. Many long time readers might remember me bellyaching about how my town, which is a Dem stronghold, got booted out of the 3rd when a Democrat won it for the first time in close to a century in 2008.

Fuck the 3rd and fuck Tom MacArthur.

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freetoken  Nov 6, 2018 • 6:02:27pm

re: #382 retired cynic

Bacon is not a particularly good analyst. He’s just been repeating whatever comes across his in-bound stream.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Nov 6, 2018 • 6:02:34pm

re: #382 retired cynic

For the record I AM NOT RELATED TO PERRY BACON, JR.

I am shutting off the TV and just listening to Met Opera Radio on Sirius.

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Anymouse 🌹  Nov 6, 2018 • 6:02:36pm

The polls are now closed across Nebraska. Rural counties generally report first, as we have mandatory mail voting. Cities such as Scottsbluff or Omaha take longer (more people and actual polling locations).

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Brian J.  Nov 6, 2018 • 6:02:38pm

9pm calls:

Abbott for TX Governor, no surprise. No call in WI.

Gillibrand wins in NY Senate, Klobuchar in MN, Heinrich in NM, Baldwin in WI. Barrasso wins for the bad guys in WY. No call in AZ, ND, MN special.

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Targetpractice  Nov 6, 2018 • 6:02:42pm

re: #376 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Too bad we couldn’t get the Caravan of Doom here in time to cast their 12.4 million votes for the Dems. Why didn’t someone send gas money?

…wait, was it my turn this time?

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De Kolta Chair  Nov 6, 2018 • 6:02:56pm

So, after filling out my Manhattan, NYC, ballot by hand this morning, I walked over to the scanner and was informed by a very nice poll worker I know from my apartment building that the two scanners had conked out (not for the first or second time in the past eight years), and to drop it into the slot for manual counting later. Been there done that thank you very much.

After arriving home from my ritual post-election haircut, and assorted fruit shopping at our local Tuesday farmer’s market at City Hall Park, I tooled around the internets and came upon an article about how some folks in Brooklyn were too pissed off to vote after undergoing what sounded like the same terrible oh the humanity “ordeal” I’d found myself in not more than a half hour before.

Which leads me to conclude that 1) I need further information to properly access the difference between the situations in our respective boroughs, or 2) Brooklynites are wussies.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Nov 6, 2018 • 6:03:56pm

re: #389 Brian J.

Klobuchar was a no-brainer. Tina Smith is as close to a no-brainer as there is in the current wild-card environment. The real races here are going to be Paulsen and the Governor’s Mansion.

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wheat-dogg  Nov 6, 2018 • 6:04:09pm

I’ve been watching the polls, but now I have to teach young minds. Too bad about Amy McGrath. I was hoping she’d take KY-6, but that part of KY is still pretty conservative.

Here’s hoping I can see some better news out of TX and FL by the time classes end around noon my time.

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Belafon  Nov 6, 2018 • 6:04:21pm
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Patricia Kayden  Nov 6, 2018 • 6:04:29pm

re: #384 PhillyPretzel

Please also remember that Mueller has yet to reveal his information.

If Republicans control Congress, nothing will come of Mueller’s investigation.

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Sir John Barron  Nov 6, 2018 • 6:04:31pm

re: #384 PhillyPretzel

Please also remember that Mueller has yet to reveal his information.

I’m half expecting the blowhard in the WH to drop a bomb tomorrow, win or lose the House. Fires Session and Mueller, Mattis.

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RinaX  Nov 6, 2018 • 6:04:59pm

re: #382 retired cynic

booo

Ugh. As soon as I saw people relying on “Dade county’s still out!” yet again, I figured it was over.

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Sir John Barron  Nov 6, 2018 • 6:05:39pm

re: #390 Targetpractice

…wait, was it my turn this time?

I thought Beto had them covered, what with all his donations to them and all.

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The Vicious Babushka  Nov 6, 2018 • 6:05:45pm
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Belafon  Nov 6, 2018 • 6:05:53pm

re: #395 Patricia Kayden

If Republicans control Congress, nothing will come of Mueller’s investigation.

Except indictments.

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Brian J.  Nov 6, 2018 • 6:06:28pm

MSNBC just called Florida’s Amendment 4 as passing, 64-36.

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Sir John Barron  Nov 6, 2018 • 6:06:42pm

Can’t find anything on my local Maryland races yet.

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Patricia Kayden  Nov 6, 2018 • 6:07:46pm

re: #402 Sir John Barron

Can’t find anything on my local Maryland races yet.

Hogan is projected to win. Sigh. Cardin won as well. Yay.

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ObserverArt  Nov 6, 2018 • 6:07:52pm

re: #381 BeachDem

And, as in Florida, who are the fucking morons voting 3rd party/other in the Ohio gov. race—right now 2.7%, more than the difference between Cordray and the asshole.

Yeah…2% for the wacky Libertarian and 1% for the Green. This race is going to be as close as all the polls predicted unfortunately. Down to the wire.

Danny O’Connor still up for Ohio D12. That will probably come down to the wire again.

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dangerman  Nov 6, 2018 • 6:08:12pm

re: #23 Charles Johnson

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My house is a Blitzer-free zone tonight

Early for reindeer innit?

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Sir John Barron  Nov 6, 2018 • 6:09:56pm

re: #403 Patricia Kayden

Hogan is projected to win. Sigh. Cardin won as well. Yay.

I met the guy running for State’s Attorney in my County. Couple other races here should be interesting.

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BigPapa  Nov 6, 2018 • 6:10:46pm
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MsJ  Nov 6, 2018 • 6:12:39pm

re: #379 Interesting Times

Just curious why you’d say that when Donnelly voted against Binge-drinking Brett while Manchin voted to confirm…?

I’m sorry, I thought he voted to confirm him. I’m confused, I guess.

I’ma gonna shut up now.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Nov 6, 2018 • 6:12:40pm

re: #23 Charles Johnson

I call him by his rightful name—Mr. -4,600 On Celebrity Jeopardy

I LOVED seeing Andy Richter just kick Mr. -4,600’s butt on Jeopardy. One of the greatest moments ever on TV!

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PhillyPretzel  Nov 6, 2018 • 6:12:48pm

For those in the Delaware, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania local PBS station WHYY has info.
whyy.org

Since I have to go to work tomorrow I am headed to bed.

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Skip Intro  Nov 6, 2018 • 6:13:03pm

This isn’t going to be 2016 again is it?

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Anymouse 🌹  Nov 6, 2018 • 6:13:18pm

566/1389 (Nebraska precincts reporting, about 94,000 votes out of 1,219,000 registered voters.

All three Republicans leading in the House races (NE-1 and 2 by about 5,000 votes, NE-3 by 6,000)

For Senate, Fischer (R) ahead of Raybould (D) by 9,000, with Schutz (L) with nearly 5,000 votes. Two thirds of the polling stations still out.

State Auditor Jannsen R ahead of Jane Skinner D by less than 2,000 votes.

Medicaid Expansion ahead by 20,000.

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Sir John Barron  Nov 6, 2018 • 6:13:43pm

re: #411 Skip Intro

This isn’t going to be 2016 again is it?

No I don’t think there’s a result tonight that would equal that Dark Day.

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bd(soros funded)  Nov 6, 2018 • 6:14:14pm
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BeachDem  Nov 6, 2018 • 6:14:29pm

I hate to be a downer, but I’m almost more disheartened now than I was at this time of night 2 years ago—because now people KNOW what a total shitshow the yam’s “presidency” is—racist, anti-semitic, boorish, stupid, dishonest, criminal and everything else horrible that everyone here knew all along. And they just don’t fucking care. The more hateful the rhetoric, the more the assholes love it.

I just can’t fathom what has happened to this country, and I don’t know what we can do to save it.

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Targetpractice  Nov 6, 2018 • 6:15:10pm

re: #414 bd(soros funded)

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“Can I get the ice cream after the kick in the head?”

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bd(soros funded)  Nov 6, 2018 • 6:15:30pm
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Decatur Deb  Nov 6, 2018 • 6:15:32pm

Holy shit. My lady is ahead of the Alabama2 GOP incumbent. 52-47 at 16%.

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Sir John Barron  Nov 6, 2018 • 6:16:16pm

re: #417 bd(soros funded)

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Last I saw Spanberger was down

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Brian J.  Nov 6, 2018 • 6:16:26pm

Another piece of good news from here in Louisiana. Not the Congressional races, obviously. Amendment 2 to the state Constitution would eliminate guilty verdicts on non-unanimous jury votes in felony trials; Louisiana was one of just two states with such a provision. It’s passing comfortably, 61-39% with about half the parishes reporting their early votes.

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freetoken  Nov 6, 2018 • 6:16:29pm

re: #418 Decatur Deb

Glad to see you back.

Election nights are now terrifying in America.

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retired cynic  Nov 6, 2018 • 6:16:36pm

Bredesen lost to Blackburn. ICK!

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gwangung  Nov 6, 2018 • 6:16:55pm

re: #415 BeachDem

I hate to be a downer, but I’m almost more disheartened now than I was at this time of night 2 years ago—because now people KNOW what a total shitshow the yam’s “presidency” is—racist, anti-semitic, boorish, stupid, dishonest, criminal and everything else horrible that everyone here knew all along. And they just don’t fucking care. The more hateful the rhetoric, the more the assholes love it.

I just can’t fathom what has happened to this country, and I don’t know what we can do to save it.

That’s because they see nothing wrong with it, because they’re just as boorish, stupid, dishonest and vindicative and are proud of it, and won’t admit to how racist and anti-semitic they are.

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Sir John Barron  Nov 6, 2018 • 6:17:09pm

re: #422 retired cynic

Bredesen lost to Blackburn. ICK!

Yeah eww

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Nov 6, 2018 • 6:17:24pm

re: #416 Targetpractice

“Can I get the ice cream after the kick in the head?”

Take the ice cream Mr. Neutron!

Mr. Neutron and Mrs. S.C.U.M. ~ Monty Python’s Flying Circus

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Decatur Deb  Nov 6, 2018 • 6:17:29pm

re: #421 freetoken

Glad to see you back.

Election nights are now terrifying in America.

Alabama: No Hope, No Fear.

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Brian J.  Nov 6, 2018 • 6:17:53pm

And CNN just called West Virginia for Manchin. Sadly, that Bredesen loss our hopes for a Senate majority are just about gone.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Nov 6, 2018 • 6:18:02pm

Karl Rove now bloviating on Fox News.

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Belafon  Nov 6, 2018 • 6:18:11pm

This is where I live:

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RinaX  Nov 6, 2018 • 6:18:49pm

re: #415 BeachDem

I hate to be a downer, but I’m almost more disheartened now than I was at this time of night 2 years ago—because now people KNOW what a total shitshow the yam’s “presidency” is—racist, anti-semitic, boorish, stupid, dishonest, criminal and everything else horrible that everyone here knew all along. And they just don’t fucking care. The more hateful the rhetoric, the more the assholes love it.

I just can’t fathom what has happened to this country, and I don’t know what we can do to save it.

I don’t feel that anything’s “happened” to this country, it’s just gotten a lot more comfortable revealing the ugliness that was always there. A lot of people are quite fine with the way things are going and want their side to keep winning. All the emotional and logic appeals can’t break through that mindset.

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retired cynic  Nov 6, 2018 • 6:19:02pm

NATE SILVER9:16 PM
David Brat’s Virginia 7th has been a little bit of a roller coaster tonight as different parts of the district have reported. Right now, Democratic challenger Abigail Spanberger is up by about 500 votes. There are going to be a lot of these very close races tonight.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Nov 6, 2018 • 6:19:04pm

re: #427 Brian J.

And CNN just called West Virginia. Sadly, that Bredesen loss our hopes for a Senate majority are just about gone.

They were never high to begin with.

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whitebeach  Nov 6, 2018 • 6:19:06pm

re: #418 Decatur Deb

Holy shit. My lady is ahead of the Alabama2 GOP incumbent. 52-47 at 16%.

DD, da fuque you been? People here worried.

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Targetpractice  Nov 6, 2018 • 6:19:25pm

Come on, Elaine, just get it over the finish line. It doesn’t have to a pretty finish, just finish first. That’s all I ask.

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mmmirele  Nov 6, 2018 • 6:19:25pm

The nurse just came in and the doc is putting mom on heparin due to a way elevated troponin level. From my initial consult with Dr. Google, this is a sign she probably had a heart attack.

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Anymouse 🌹  Nov 6, 2018 • 6:19:41pm

Those 576 precincts in Nebraska are partially-reporting precincts. Only nine have fully reported.

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Sionainn, the Nasty Devilbitch  Nov 6, 2018 • 6:19:57pm

re: #390 Targetpractice

…wait, was it my turn this time?

Beto got busted, so yes, it was your turn and you had just one job. Just.one.job.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Nov 6, 2018 • 6:19:59pm

When do we get results from Iowa? I want to see if Steve King goes down.

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Sir John Barron  Nov 6, 2018 • 6:20:13pm

oh nos, CNN going to the 10 member panel discussion.

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DodgerFan1988  Nov 6, 2018 • 6:20:16pm

The fix is in.

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Brian J.  Nov 6, 2018 • 6:20:21pm

re: #438 Eclectic Cyborg

When do we get results from Iowa? I want to see if Steve King goes down.

Iowa polls close in 40 minutes.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Nov 6, 2018 • 6:20:57pm

Over 40 000 votes went to a 3rd party candidate for Governor in FL.

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freetoken  Nov 6, 2018 • 6:21:04pm

At least Kim Davis lost her reelection bid.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Nov 6, 2018 • 6:21:17pm

re: #442 Eclectic Cyborg

Over 40 000 votes went to a 3rd party candidate for Governor in FL.

Because some BernieBros didn’t get their purity unicorn, no doubt.

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Sionainn, the Nasty Devilbitch  Nov 6, 2018 • 6:21:24pm

re: #393 wheat-dogg

I’ve been watching the polls, but now I have to teach young minds. Too bad about Amy McGrath. I was hoping she’d take KY-6, but that part of KY is still pretty conservative.

Here’s hoping I can see some better news out of TX and FL by the time classes end around noon my time.

What time is it there?

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Targetpractice  Nov 6, 2018 • 6:21:50pm

re: #442 Eclectic Cyborg

Over 40 000 votes went to a 3rd party candidate for Governor in FL.

“You know, the Democrat just didn’t win me over, so I’m gonna vote third party again.”

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Anymouse 🌹  Nov 6, 2018 • 6:21:56pm

re: #422 retired cynic

Bredesen lost to Blackburn. ICK!

We can’t win all of them.

At the doctor’s office in Scottsbluff today, the office had arranged on their magazine rack copies of Time with front pages such as “Are Democrats Still Relevant” and another with an article by David French.

All I could do when I saw that was ask the receptionist, “Really?”

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Brian J.  Nov 6, 2018 • 6:22:05pm

MSNBC has O’Rourke ahead by 79 votes out of 4,392,313 counted so far.

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Belafon  Nov 6, 2018 • 6:22:31pm

re: #444 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Because some BernieBros didn’t get their purity unicorn, no doubt.

I suspect they were Randians who think the free market will keep Florida above water.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Nov 6, 2018 • 6:22:33pm

re: #444 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Because some BernieBros didn’t get their purity unicorn, no doubt.

As I have posted many times before.

GREEN=

Getting
Republicans
Elected
Every
November

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Nov 6, 2018 • 6:23:12pm

re: #448 Brian J.

MSNBC has O’Rourke ahead by 79 votes out of 4,392,313 counted so far.

After the last 20 years of elections, if anybody ever says to me again that “one vote doesn’t matter”, I will punch them so fucking hard their grandchildren will still be feeling it. (If they can even have any, because you know I would punch them in the dick.)

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Sionainn, the Nasty Devilbitch  Nov 6, 2018 • 6:23:31pm

re: #402 Sir John Barron

Can’t find anything on my local Maryland races yet.

Still 37 minutes until the polls close here. This is killing me! I need to know that Heller has lost before I got to bed.

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Anymouse 🌹  Nov 6, 2018 • 6:23:31pm

re: #438 Eclectic Cyborg

When do we get results from Iowa? I want to see if Steve King goes down.

The Secretary of State of Iowa page is down, yielding a 404 error.

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BeachDem  Nov 6, 2018 • 6:23:38pm

re: #442 Eclectic Cyborg

Over 40 000 votes went to a 3rd party candidate for Governor in FL.

I’m seeing 95,244.

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Belafon  Nov 6, 2018 • 6:24:02pm

re: #448 Brian J.

This is the Dallas Morning News:

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freetoken  Nov 6, 2018 • 6:24:19pm

re: #447 Anymouse 🌹

Cheap pundits are acting like Bredesen had a serious chance, but TN has almost all Republicans at national level offices and most local offices.

It was always a long shot.

That the race turned out to be a close one is comforting only to those who are looking at the long (multi-generational) change in the demographics.

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Interesting Times  Nov 6, 2018 • 6:24:29pm

Good point:

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Sionainn, the Nasty Devilbitch  Nov 6, 2018 • 6:25:48pm

re: #408 MsJ

I’m sorry, I thought he voted to confirm him. I’m confused, I guess.

I’ma gonna shut up now.

Oh, don’t shut up! It’s okay.

Off topic, my girls didn’t have school today so I took them to see Bohemian Rhapsody. My eldest loved it. My younger (11) felt sad, but couldn’t explain exactly why (I’m going to explore that with her later). I thought it was pretty good!

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Decatur Deb  Nov 6, 2018 • 6:25:55pm

Well, that was fun while it lasted.

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DodgerFan1988  Nov 6, 2018 • 6:26:14pm

The GOP platform.

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Sionainn, the Nasty Devilbitch  Nov 6, 2018 • 6:26:26pm

re: #411 Skip Intro

This isn’t going to be 2016 again is it?

Noooooooo.

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Belafon  Nov 6, 2018 • 6:26:34pm

re: #457 Interesting Times

Good point:

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What we’ve seen over the last 30 years is a majority of whites voting for the racists when things are good and for Democrats when the economy goes south.

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Scottish Dragon  Nov 6, 2018 • 6:26:38pm

Ted cruz up by 1500

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Eclectic Cyborg  Nov 6, 2018 • 6:27:04pm

re: #463 Scottish Dragon

Ted cruz up by 1500

Fuck.

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BeachDem  Nov 6, 2018 • 6:27:52pm

Who the fuck cares, Maggie?

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Anymouse 🌹  Nov 6, 2018 • 6:27:52pm

None of the nine precincts in my county have reported results yet to the Secretary of State, so it’s an all-way tie in all races here. /s

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Sionainn, the Nasty Devilbitch  Nov 6, 2018 • 6:28:13pm

re: #415 BeachDem

I hate to be a downer, but I’m almost more disheartened now than I was at this time of night 2 years ago—because now people KNOW what a total shitshow the yam’s “presidency” is—racist, anti-semitic, boorish, stupid, dishonest, criminal and everything else horrible that everyone here knew all along. And they just don’t fucking care. The more hateful the rhetoric, the more the assholes love it.

I just can’t fathom what has happened to this country, and I don’t know what we can do to save it.

Don’t despair. We will have our victories tonight and if it doesn’t pan out like we want, we WILL work on the people to make them realize what the hell they have voted for and hopefully change minds by 2020.

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Targetpractice  Nov 6, 2018 • 6:28:50pm

re: #465 BeachDem

Who the fuck cares, Maggie?

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Yeah, last person I want to hear from tonight is Donny’s fluffer.

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Sir John Barron  Nov 6, 2018 • 6:28:54pm

re: #463 Scottish Dragon

Ted cruz up by 1500

CNN has Beto back ahead, but then again they keep flipping between county totals so it gets tricky.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Nov 6, 2018 • 6:29:17pm

re: #469 Sir John Barron

CNN has Beto back ahead, but then again they keep flipping between county totals so it gets tricky.

I get the feeling that particular race is going to be one that is a roller-coaster ride right to the end. Maybe even a recount.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Nov 6, 2018 • 6:29:28pm

Sarah Sanders on Fox: “If the Democrats take the House, they shouldn’t waste time on investigations.”

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Sionainn, the Nasty Devilbitch  Nov 6, 2018 • 6:29:29pm

re: #418 Decatur Deb

Holy shit. My lady is ahead of the Alabama2 GOP incumbent. 52-47 at 16%.

I’ve really missed your posts! Glad to see you tonight!

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Big Beautiful Door  Nov 6, 2018 • 6:29:43pm

re: #463 Scottish Dragon

Ted cruz up by 1500

CNN has Beto back up. If he can somehow pull this out, it will be awesome.

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Sir John Barron  Nov 6, 2018 • 6:29:44pm

re: #470 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

I get the feeling that particular race is going to be one that is a roller-coaster ride right to the end. Maybe even a recount.

wouldn’t that be something.

Nobody likes Ted Cruz.

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BigPapa  Nov 6, 2018 • 6:29:59pm

This my feels (but cool dancing)

Lorn - Acid Rain (Official Music Video)

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Sionainn, the Nasty Devilbitch  Nov 6, 2018 • 6:30:21pm

re: #429 Belafon

This is where I live:

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Booooo!

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retired cynic  Nov 6, 2018 • 6:30:33pm

A Demo on NPR is saying don’t give up on FL yet, because there are still so many votes in Broward and Dade counties….

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Nov 6, 2018 • 6:30:49pm

re: #474 Sir John Barron

wouldn’t that be something.

Nobody likes Ted Cruz.

Ted Cruz is basically what would have happened to Mike Pence in 2016 if Trump hadn’t picked him out of the gutter. Indiana is red enough that he just might, barely, have squeaked out a win; maybe. But the odds were long enough that he jumped ship rather than try and find out.

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Sionainn, the Nasty Devilbitch  Nov 6, 2018 • 6:31:10pm

re: #430 RinaX

I don’t feel that anything’s “happened” to this country, it’s just gotten a lot more comfortable revealing the ugliness that was always there. A lot of people are quite fine with the way things are going and want their side to keep winning. All the emotional and logic appeals can’t break through that mindset.

Nice to see you posting!

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Anymouse 🌹  Nov 6, 2018 • 6:31:50pm

re: #471 Eclectic Cyborg

Sarah Sanders on Fox: “If the Democrats take the House, they shouldn’t waste time on investigations.”

Like we’re going to take advice from Trump’s spokesmouth.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Nov 6, 2018 • 6:32:12pm

re: #479 Sionainn, the Nasty Devilbitch

Nice to see you posting!

That’s why election nights are fun around here.

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Sir John Barron  Nov 6, 2018 • 6:32:23pm

Spanberger back in front by a hair

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Sionainn, the Nasty Devilbitch  Nov 6, 2018 • 6:32:38pm

re: #435 mmmirele

The nurse just came in and the doc is putting mom on heparin due to a way elevated troponin level. From my initial consult with Dr. Google, this is a sign she probably had a heart attack.

Hoping that she didn’t suffer too much damage and that she gets it under control. Much hugs and love being sent your way. It’s so hard worrying about parents.

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BigPapa  Nov 6, 2018 • 6:33:08pm

re: #477 retired cynic

A Demo on NPR is saying don’t give up on FL yet, because there are still so many votes in Broward and Dade counties….

I’ve heard that soothing limerick before.

FL is the battered woman that you come to rescue, getting the jerkface boyfriend to stop pummeling her as you approach, only to have yer yell at you ‘I’m fine, GTF outta here, he’s fine. Leave us alone.’

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dangerman  Nov 6, 2018 • 6:33:49pm

re: #298 The Vicious Babushka

Fuck Florida. I will never move there. I will move to Canada before I move to Florida.

I might have to move to Canada from florida

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RinaX  Nov 6, 2018 • 6:33:57pm

re: #479 Sionainn, the Nasty Devilbitch

Nice to see you posting!

LOL, I’m so overwhelmed in real life that I only pop in around election time. Nothing too bad, but life’s thrown a lot at me over the past two years.

I’m pretty down about the way the Florida results are going since I’m responsible for school-age kids directly impacted by our crappy education policies and a brother who can’t get care because he can’t afford health insurance. So this is hitting me pretty hard after having some hope.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Nov 6, 2018 • 6:33:59pm

re: #474 Sir John Barron

wouldn’t that be something.

Nobody likes Ted Cruz.

Apparently some 2m+ in Texas do.

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Sionainn, the Nasty Devilbitch  Nov 6, 2018 • 6:34:02pm

re: #440 DodgerFan1988

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The fix is in.

And how fucking long does it take to make a run to Home Depot or Lowes for a fucking extension cord?!?!?

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Sionainn, the Nasty Devilbitch  Nov 6, 2018 • 6:35:21pm

re: #442 Eclectic Cyborg

Over 40 000 votes went to a 3rd party candidate for Governor in FL.

I’ll never understand that. The only way I’d vote third party is if there was polling that showed that person had a chance in hell of winning. Otherwise, I consider it a wasted vote.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Nov 6, 2018 • 6:36:50pm

re: #488 Sionainn, the Nasty Devilbitch

And how fucking long does it take to make a run to Home Depot or Lowes for a fucking extension cord?!?!?

They’re probably AC adapters with an oddball voltage and a nonstandard plug.

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BlueGrl21  Nov 6, 2018 • 6:39:37pm

Damn, Texas, the Republican stronghold is breaking down. Competitive House races are swinging for the Dems thus far. And Beto is competitive.

My people. Rise.

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Sionainn, the Nasty Devilbitch  Nov 6, 2018 • 6:40:28pm

re: #474 Sir John Barron

wouldn’t that be something.

Nobody likes Ted Cruz.

My sister recently moved to Austin. She has voted GOP her entire life. She voted all Democrats down the line, including Beto. She’s been going to school for social work and image that, learning about other people and confronting the bigotry she faces as a Muslim in this country…I’m proud of her for finally growing up.

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Sionainn, the Nasty Devilbitch  Nov 6, 2018 • 6:43:22pm

re: #486 RinaX

LOL, I’m so overwhelmed in real life that I only pop in around election time. Nothing too bad, but life’s thrown a lot at me over the past two years.

I’m pretty down about the way the Florida results are going since I have school-age kids directly impacted by our crappy education policies and a brother who can’t get care because he can’t afford health insurance. So this is hitting me pretty hard after having some hope.

I hear you. I’ve been divorced now for a year and a month. I didn’t expect it and now I’m paying for it, out the teeth for COBRA coverage that won’t last forever. That’s the only health care that actually provides any services for my premium. The rest are high deductibles that I won’t be able to meet, so looking at paying for that and full price for office visits, labs, and meds. It sucks.

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William Lewis  Nov 6, 2018 • 6:43:37pm

re: #458 Sionainn, the Nasty Devilbitch

Oh, don’t shut up! It’s okay.

Off topic, my girls didn’t have school today so I took them to see Bohemian Rhapsody. My eldest loved it. My younger (11) felt sad, but couldn’t explain exactly why (I’m going to explore that with her later). I thought it was pretty good!

I’ve heard that they straight washed Freddy pretty heavily. Did you feel like that?

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Sionainn, the Nasty Devilbitch  Nov 6, 2018 • 6:44:13pm

re: #490 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

They’re probably AC adapters with an oddball voltage and a nonstandard plug.

Bet you that someone with half a brain could get it figured out and fixed within half an hour.

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Sionainn, the Nasty Devilbitch  Nov 6, 2018 • 6:45:17pm

re: #494 William Lewis

I’ve heard that they straight washed Freddy pretty heavily. Did you feel like that?

Do you mean made him out to be straight? If so, no way. Not even close.

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dangerman  Nov 6, 2018 • 6:58:35pm

re: #463 Scottish Dragon

Ted cruz up by 1500

This is Texas.
With these numbers no matter the final result Cruz already lost


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