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wi60

Well here we go TPW land, just got back from voting and I was 685 which the poll worker said was about 50% of the ward I’m in as of 4pm. Dane county (Madison) is on fire as their expected to have presidential number turn out. The other big one is Milw county which is also up in turn out. Its gonna be A nervous night in WI. Plan on pulling up the 2014 gov race and comparing the numbers as the night goes on. Fingers are crossed so I don’t the bite the nails 🙂

orlbucfan

Patiently waiting for our polls to close in about 50 minutes EST. I will be a very happy camper if:
*Get rid of Sick Rott
*AGillum makes history
*Amendments 4 and 13 pass
*Get rid of at least one state supreme court judge.
wi60, Scott Walker will be history. gawd knows we’ve suffered through enough FRightwingnut nonsense in our states. T and R, Benny!!

wi60

Your off to a good start Orl

magsview

I am SO hoping for you wi60!!

wi60

Thx its so Yuge for Evers to win as he can help get rid of the gerrymandered districts that the R’s rigged in 2010

wi60

BTW T&R for the election nite OT Benny!!!!!

LieparDestin

Reading about tons of voting issues across the country, one example:

polarbear4

And lots of possible cheating is not even detectable.

orlbucfan

The voters have the numbers. They need to raise holy h3ll and not stop until their votes are gathered and counted!

LieparDestin

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polarbear4

Nice, Benny!

jcitybone

Thanks Benny!
Initial national exit poll numbers look good for Dems

Chuck Todd’s National exit poll numbers: Trump: 44% approve / 54% disapprove. 72% White 28% / Non-White. Democrats: 50% favorable / 46% unfavorable. Republicans: 43% favorable / 54% unfavorable.

Republicans lead the over 65 vote by only 50-49

Great Alice Cooper! I have not heard that song in a long time.

jcitybone

Hopefully, there will be a lot of first timers!

From MSNBC, first-time voters nationwide prefer Democrats to Republicans by a margin of 63 to 34%

polarbear4

!❤️🎆🌆🌉🌌🏙🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

jcitybone

On that note:

NBC exit poll
16% of voters have never voted in a midterm. Voting 61% D, 36% R.

orlbucfan

Alice Cooper was always too drunk (his fave drug) to even think about voting.

magsview

I saw Alice Cooper during the Welcome to my Nightmare tour in 1975. It was surprisingly good.

LieparDestin

https://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news-campaigns/415297-first-woman-governor-elected-in-guam

Lou Leon Guerrero was elected the first female governor of the U.S. territory of Guam on Tuesday. 

The Democratic ticket of Leon Guerrero and Josh Tenorio as lieutenant governor reportedly defeated the Republican ticket by nearly 9,000 votes. 

Guerrero and Tenorio got 50.7 percent of the vote from 67 precincts, while the Republican ticket got 26 percent and write-in votes accounted for 22 percent, according to KUAM News.

polarbear4

Well, since it’s OT.

LMAO. One last reminder that @ScottWalker is an absolute fraud.

"Foxconn Considers Bringing Chinese Workers to Wisconsin" https://t.co/VFItKP6NV7

— Alex Japko (@ajapko) November 6, 2018

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polarbear4

The Foxconn deal is a fraud. Scott Walker is a fraud. He always has been. pic.twitter.com/WvMI8RscIJ

— People For Bernie (@People4Bernie) November 4, 2018

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polarbear4

Click on link for great little vid.

wi60

WALKER GOT FOXXCONNED

jcitybone

Harris County is Houston. Beto territory

orlbucfan

Yuck, yuck, yuck. They need to raise all kinds of havoc in GA.

polarbear4

Corporations sending friendly messages telling you to “go vote,” as if they care about the intrinsic value of voting and not the outcome your vote will help achieve, is transparently phony and should be opposed on the ground that corporate phoniness ineluctably degrades society

— Michael Tracey (@mtracey) November 6, 2018

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LieparDestin

RNC chair: ‘Green wave’ of small-dollar donations helped Dems

Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel on Tuesday said a “green wave” of small-dollar donations has helped Democratic candidates in the midterm elections surpass Republicans in fundraising.

“There is one wave that is in existence and that is the green wave,” McDaniel told MSNBC’s Chuck Todd while discussing a possible “blue wave” at the ballot box. “The Democrats have far outspent our candidates across the country with their small-dollar fundraising.”

The two parties’ campaign committee have spent around similar amounts, McDaniel said.

“But the fundraising that the Democrats have had at the small-dollar level has been enormous,” McDaniel said. “And that is part of what is helping them be competitive tonight in a lot of these seats.”

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LieparDestin

Midterm elections 2018:

It’s not as though Beto O’Rourke needs a helping hand from celebrities in his bid to turf Ted Cruz out of his US senate seat from Texas. After all, Beto O’Rourke is quite the superstar in his own right.

But then, who would object to having Beyonce on their side? The singer has popped up just a few hours before polls are due to close in Texas, posting a photo on her Instagram feed of herself wearing a Beto for Senate cap.

“Every vote counts, Every race matters, Everywhere,” she wrote.

..

Polls have been giving Cruz a small but significant lead over O’Rourke in recent days, though the gap has been tightening. O’Rourke himself likes to point out that he hates polls and has consciously avoided employing any pollsters in his campaign.

So pollsters be damned. With less than three hours to go before polls in Texas close, there is all still to play for. And maybe Beyonce is the one to swing it.

I think its a little late for a Beyonce bump, but overall it probably doesnt hurt.

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wi60

KHARMA !!!!!! is a cruel mistress 🙂

OzoneTom
OzoneTom

So, does he have to go through the (I expect, arduous) process of clearing this mistake up?

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polarbear4

W00t woot!

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orlbucfan

YEAY!!!!!!! I’m getting ready to crash. FL Governor and Senate are neck and neck, but the high turnout gives me faith. wi60 and LD–you guys will be celebrating tonight. 🙂

LieparDestin

Still havent seen numbers but just ran across this on CNN:

Sens. Tim Kaine, D-Va., and Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., have won re-election, NBC News projects.

Kaine defeated Republican Corey Stewart, NBC News projects. Sanders defeated Republican Lawrence Zupan.

Both Kaine and Sanders had been expected to easily win their races.

LieparDestin

One out of every four Latino voters today said that they had never voted in a midterm election before, according to early results from the NBC News Exit Poll. The share of first-time midterm voters was nearly one in five among African American voters and one in 10 among white voters.

In addition, a majority of voters under 30 — a group whose participation in elections generally lags behind that of other age groups — said that they voted in a midterm election for the first time this year.

wi60

Always need good early news

TheLeftistheCenter

This could be the election that takes us from people not wanting to vote to people demanding they have an easier time voting.

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jcitybone

So far, both Gillum and Nelson are doing better than their benchmarks in reporting counties. Florida looking good

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magsview

Thank God!

(irony intended)

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wi60

VA house 10 –Wexton-D wins

jcitybone

She’s doing better than the polling indicated.

OzoneTom
OzoneTom

That seems to be a hopeful sign for the season.

LieparDestin

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/elections/georgia-voters-file-lawsuit-seeking-block-kemp-overseeing-election-results-n932566

A group of Georgia voters filed an eleventh-hour lawsuit Tuesday seeking to block Secretary of State Brian Kemp — who also happens to be the Republican candidate for governor — from taking part in any activities related to the election results.

The five Georgia residents want a judge to bar Kemp from having any involvement in the counting of votes, the certification of results or any runoff or recount procedures.

“Defendant’s clear bias in favor of his own candidacy demonstrates the truth of the axiom that no man may be the judge in his own case,” says the lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. “This Court should not permit Defendant Kemp to resolve the outcome of the elections in which he is a candidate under those circumstances.”

jcitybone

Sherrod Brown wins easily.

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TheLeftistheCenter

Meaning all that polling for the last 2 weeks is worthless since its all based on likely vote models.

jcitybone

Second Dem House flip. Shalala in FL27

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The first African American woman to serve on Boston’s city council, Ayanna Pressley has made history again, becoming the first black member of the House of Representatives from Massachusetts. After defeating 10-term incumbent Michael Capuano in the primary, she did not face a general election challenger.

Republican Edward Brooke, a US senator from 1967-1979, was the first African American politician elected to represent Massachusetts in Congress.

“With her victory tonight, Ayanna Pressley has not only made history as the first Black woman ever elected to represent Massachusetts in the U.S. House of Representatives, she’s ensured that Democrats have the voice of a young, Black progressive woman helping lead the fight for inclusive populist reforms like Medicare for All, criminal justice reform, and a $15 minimum wage,” the group Democracy for America said.

LieparDestin

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Tom Wolf projected to win in PA.

LieparDestin

Seems that they (NBC) are calling the race for Hogan over Jealous though Im not sure of the numbers. Pritzker wins in Illinois.

orlbucfan

Oh well, no real surprise. 🙁

OzoneTom
OzoneTom

Zackly, the “Democratic Party” was a big supporter…

polarbear4

Surprises me. I thought he’d pull it out.

polarbear4

Unbelievable. Fishy.

LieparDestin

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