2018 US Mid-term elections - Rolling updates


O'Sullivan Bere

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Part of the problem is that in Florida, each county chief election officer is elected, so you have partisan officials overseeing the count in their county.
Yes, that's a problem. In PA, we have bipartisan reviews and checks and balances with the county voter services and for county precinct positions. We even have designated 'poll watchers' that each party can authorise to observe the voting process at precincts and at the county voter services offices for final certifications. Now that PA's gerrymandering has been largely fixed (*maybe), if you're going to be unhappy with the results, then you got screwed fair and square by the will of the people.

*An Unbridgeable Divide? Pennsylvania's (Ongoing) Story Of Gerrymandering And Redistricting - WBUR - 90.9
 

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Broward mail votes in I think. Scott lead down to 15000.

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So lets look at his mid term results............................ 2010 lost 63 house seats, lost 6 senators............
Obama wanting to be Presidential now....................... WTF was he for 8 years.
Monday morning quarterbacking at its finest from someone who made Jimmy Carter's Presidential term look good.
Trump is President now, no need to worry about Obama anymore. :roll:
 

Dame_Enda

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Broward county posted these figures. Says mail vote completed but early vote not fully completed. Nelson has been winning the county 68-32.

 

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It's hardly a stretch tbh.

I mean if Trump lost the POTUS election there would not have been even 10% of the outcry and that is pretty certain.

For the amount of racist, bigot, "insert negative connotation here", facist slurs thrown at the right, they dont seem as mentally unstable 'per capita' when they taste defeat as the cryfest we witnessed when HRC made a royal balls up of the election for the Dems. I mean that stuff is pure comedy gold.
Couldn't be further from the truth.

Given he expected to lose, Trump had whipped his already fervent base into a frenzy by pounding the drumbeat that the votes were already rigged against him in a vast conspiracy. The dangers were so apparent given the responding rhetoric that official county poll workers in PA (I am one of them) had to take emergency response training in case some Trump nut attacked us.

US election 2016: Trump says election 'rigged at polling places' - BBC News
The lies Trump told this week: voter fraud and the 'rigged' election - The Guardian
Trump's 'rigged' election complaints find eager ears while officials fume - USA Today
Donald Trump says the election is 'rigged'. Heres what his supporters think that means. - The Washington Post

Given part of his rhetoric included massive voter fraud by undocumented immigrants as well as Democrats fixing the machines, etc, in conjunction with my own Irish background, I also personally decided to carry my US passport card in my wallet along with my Irish one at the precincts to prove I wasn't some part of an Irish plot to hijack the US elections. Another lady that worked with us was a Yorkshire native and another a Romanian native (also US citizens as required for the job), I advised them to do the same. I've kept with that practice through today even in my daily affairs given his continuing rhetoric and its effects.

In the 2016 election, I had a few Trump voters raise 'questions and concerns' in my polling place that were clearly based on hyped Trump and internet and right wing radio. Had HRC won, I am very confident that Trump would have led the pied piper charge along with right wing media that the election was stolen, and it would have resulted in violence from the fever swamp creatures.

Yeah, Dems were upset when Trump won. To be expected...the shoe is the same on the other foot. Hell, they even came up with Birtherism to reject Obama's legitimacy.
 

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democrats stretching lead in AZ now.
looking more likely to be a Democrat Senate seat
 

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A fairly good night for the Dems, really: not counting the second Dem candidate in California, still 42 million Dem votes to 39 million GOP in the Senate defeat; and in the House, 35 Dem net gains is the best since 1976. This disparity between the popular vote and who wins is going to become a major political problem for the US if it keeps on happening. Another example is how 94% support background checks on prospective gun owners but the Senate rejects them.
 

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I'd be in agreement with Chris Hedges but whatabout(it couldn't be that obvious, could it)the 33 Trillion? Played for fools as usual

'Scum versus scum. That sums up this election season. Is it any wonder that 100 million Americans don’t bother to vote? When all you are offered is Bob One or Bob Two, why bother? One-fourth of Democratic challengers in competitive House districts in this week’s elections have backgrounds in the CIA, the military, the National Security Council or the State Department. Nearly all candidates on the ballots in House races are corporate-sponsored, with a few lonely exceptions such as Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Rashida Tlaib, members of the Democratic Socialists of America who are running as Democrats. The securities and finance industry has backed Democratic congressional candidates 63 percent to 37 percent over Republicans, according to data collected by the Center for Responsive Politics. Democratic candidates and political action committees have received $56.8 million, compared with Republicans’ $33.4 million, the center reported. The broader sector of finance, insurance and real estate, it found, has given $174 million to Democratic candidates, against $157 million to Republicans. And Michael Bloomberg, weighing his own presidential run, has pledged $100 million to elect a Democratic Congress.'
Scum vs. Scum
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/50563.htm
 
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