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Old 11-21-18, 02:36 PM
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It's just this society we live in and the rush to judgement as all of the networks are guilty of it. I still remember Karl Rove would not concede Ohio to Obama in 2012, as they always end up having egg on their face.
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Re: 2018 Congressional, Governor, etc election thread

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It's just this society we live in and the rush to judgement as all of the networks are guilty of it. I still remember Karl Rove would not concede Ohio to Obama in 2012, as they always end up having egg on their face.
Yep, we live in an era of instant feedback, and no one would watch a show that was saying "We'll have our opinions in a couple days." I know I wanted information starting in the late afternoon of Election Day. But fact is elections just don't work that way. And yet you have a stupid president who doesn't like how the votes are coming in and says that the election night results should be final.
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Old 11-21-18, 03:23 PM
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Re: 2018 Congressional, Governor, etc election thread

It seems to me that this year, the mail-in ballots have tended to be more Democratic so a lot more of the later vote counts have pushed Democratic candidates to wins. I have not seen detailed analyses of that, but that was my impression.
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It seems to me that this year, the mail-in ballots have tended to be more Democratic so a lot more of the later vote counts have pushed Democratic candidates to wins. I have not seen detailed analyses of that, but that was my impression.
My impression too, but to be fair I'm only listening to the #fakenews mainstream media.
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My impression too, but to be fair I'm only listening to the #fakenews mainstream media.
Voter fraud, you know. Trump talked about the guy who votes, goes out to his car, changes into another shirt, then goes back in to vote again. Now he changes his shirt between stamp licks. It might or it might not have happened, so we must be careful.
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Old 11-21-18, 03:39 PM
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More on the blue ripple:

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/ele...ergate-n938996

Democrats won House popular vote by largest midterm margin since Watergate

Nationally, Democrats have 53.1 percent of all votes counted while Republicans took 45.2 percent.


As of noon on Wednesday, Democratic House candidates won 58,990,609 votes while their Republican counterparts pulled in 50,304,975. That means that, so far, Democrats won 53.1 percent of all votes counted while Republicans earned 45.2 percent.

With votes continuing to be tallied more than two weeks after Election Day, Democrats hold a lead over Republicans in the House popular vote by more than 8.6 million votes.

That's the largest total victory in a midterm House election since Democrats defeated Republicans by more than 8.7 million votes in 1974, just months after President Richard Nixon resigned from office in disgrace.
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Voter fraud, you know. Trump talked about the guy who votes, goes out to his car, changes into another shirt, then goes back in to vote again. Now he changes his shirt between stamp licks. It might or it might not have happened, so we must be careful.
The "guy"? It's millions of guys. Brown skin guys. Illegal brown skin guys. Getting paid big bucks by George Soros.

You're largely underestimating the extent of this problem.
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Old 11-21-18, 03:59 PM
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The "guy"? It's millions of guys. Brown skin guys. Illegal brown skin guys. Getting paid big bucks by George Soros.

You're largely underestimating the extent of this problem.
My mistake. I thought it was one guy changing his shirt a million times. You are right. Soros is rich and can hire many. And Mexicans work cheap.
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Old 11-21-18, 04:06 PM
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My mistake. I thought it was one guy changing his shirt a million times. You are right. Soros is rich and can hire many. And Mexicans work cheap.
Amazing that no one has ever been caught doing this, yet it helped give Hillary that 3 million popular vote advantage.
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Old 11-21-18, 04:19 PM
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It is fact that mail in ballots did favor the Democrats. I already posted that the mail in ballots now favor the Democrats by 2%. I made a joke at the time that since they now favor the Democrats, Republicans would raise the issue of voter fraud in relationship to mail in ballots.
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Old 11-21-18, 05:27 PM
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It is fact that mail in ballots did favor the Democrats. I already posted that the mail in ballots now favor the Democrats by 2%.
Sorry I missed that. Do you have a link to the data? 2% is lower than the overall margin though, so I take it to mean that as more votes are counted, the Democrat margin % gets smaller, but it still favors the Democrat candidate.
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Old 11-21-18, 07:49 PM
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Re: 2018 Congressional, Governor, etc election thread

There's a tiny difference between the two freshmen classes of congresspeople from each party, but I can't quite put my finger on it...

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Old 11-21-18, 08:54 PM
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I think they have both kinds, country and western.
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Old 11-21-18, 09:55 PM
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There's a tiny difference between the two freshmen classes of congresspeople from each party, but I can't quite put my finger on it...
One takeaway for the GOP is to not waste time with candidates other than white men.
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Old 11-22-18, 12:17 AM
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Re: 2018 Congressional, Governor, etc election thread

Not only are the GOP Freshman almost all white men they are all boring looking except the eyepatch guy. Would it really hurt to get at least one really fat guy like the Pajama Party dude from a few years back,and also maybe an old guy in a top hat and at least 1 Gingerbeast
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Not only are the GOP Freshman almost all white men they are all boring looking except the eyepatch guy.
And thatís only because he looks like a hitman in a porno movie.
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Old 11-22-18, 10:38 AM
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No, he looks like a villain in a Bond movie.
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There's a tiny difference between the two freshmen classes of congresspeople from each party, but I can't quite put my finger on it...
Dan Meuser is giving me a very strong "Ellis" from Die Hard vibe.

As for Mike Pence's newly-elected brother Greg, here is a summary of his business record:

https://www.chicagotribune.com/busin...713-story.html
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Old 11-23-18, 04:27 PM
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The party of patriots and upholders of the constitution sure love to violate people's rights.

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Unsurprisingly, racist candidate Cindy-Hyde Smith has won the special election for the Senate seat from Mississippi, putting the Senate at 53 R - 47 D, a net gain of 2 seats by the Rs.
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Old 11-27-18, 11:35 PM
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Regarding the house chamber, now maybe 41 seats?

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Odd things afoot in the close NC 9th district where the State Board of Elections on a 9-0 bipartisan vote did not certify an election win for Harris (R). Democrats may have actually picked up a net 41 House seats <a href="https://t.co/vwPOZHcRaF">https://t.co/vwPOZHcRaF</a></p>&mdash; Michael McDonald (@ElectProject) <a href="https://twitter.com/ElectProject/status/1067619986888368130?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">November 28, 2018</a></blockquote>
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Unsurprisingly, racist candidate Cindy-Hyde Smith has won the special election for the Senate seat from Mississippi, putting the Senate at 53 R - 47 D, a net gain of 2 seats by the Rs.
If it's so NOT surprising...why the hotly contested and close election? Did you predict this woman to win before November 6th? Did you predict a runoff where she would win?
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Unsurprisingly, racist candidate Cindy-Hyde Smith has won the special election for the Senate seat from Mississippi, putting the Senate at 53 R - 47 D, a net gain of 2 seats by the Rs.
Unfortunately, blatant racism is no longer detrimental to candidates. #MAGA
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If it's so NOT surprising...why the hotly contested and close election? Did you predict this woman to win before November 6th? Did you predict a runoff where she would win?
I didn't know jack shit about this woman going into the Nov 6 election, but I figured a Republican would surely win because it's Mississippi.

Nobody thought the Democratic candidate had even a sliver of a chance in the runoff until a week or two ago when Hyde-Smith's "public hanging" comment made the news, and then more stuff started coming out about her.

The November 6 ballot included--in addition to the Democratic candidate--two Republican candidates (Hyde-Smith and one other) who together received around 57% of the total vote. It was always presumed that in a runoff Hyde-Smith would get all or most of that 57% and win the race handily.

It was never a "close election." The Dems thought they might have a tiny chance because of the glaring problems of the Republican candidate (hoping for a "Doug Jones vs. Roy Moore" type situation), but she won easily anyway.
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Unfortunately, blatant racism is no longer detrimental to candidates. #MAGA
Unfortunately, we are talking about Mississippi.

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