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We keep the Senate

Postby Jon Estes » Fri Nov 09, 2018 7:16 am

Though the House majority was switched, it was expected. No excuses.

If all being talked about happens, it looks like Washington will be more about investigating than legislating, it is expected.

RBG has fallen and I pray she heals well. I also pray she retires healthy but quickly. None of us know. I think she wants to hang on as long as she can and with her political position, she needs to. Leaving anytime soon will put the SCOTUS in a very good position for right thinkers like me, regardless of who sits in the House.
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Re: We keep the Senate

Postby Dave Roberts » Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:42 am

It's interesting this morning to hear reports at attempts to steal the election in FL and GA. In Broward County, it seems a tub of provisional ballots were left in a school closet to keep them from being counted. The problem now is one of ballot security. In Atlanta where there were long lines to vote taking as long as three hours, it seems 700 more voting machines with the state seal of approval on them were found still wrapped in plastic in a warehouse and never deployed on election day.
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Re: We keep the Senate

Postby Sandy » Fri Nov 09, 2018 11:50 am

Dave Roberts wrote:It's interesting this morning to hear reports at attempts to steal the election in FL and GA. In Broward County, it seems a tub of provisional ballots were left in a school closet to keep them from being counted. The problem now is one of ballot security. In Atlanta where there were long lines to vote taking as long as three hours, it seems 700 more voting machines with the state seal of approval on them were found still wrapped in plastic in a warehouse and never deployed on election day.


There must be a genuine prospect for those elections to come out differently than they now appear, or at least a fear that they might. In Florida, Gillum conceded because his campaign was informed that there were far fewer votes left to count than there actually were. Good to see they're back on board and will sign on to the recount if necessary. The leads from Tuesday evening that Scott and DeSantis had have shrunk to fractional percentages and apparently there are enough votes to count left that could turn the result around. Rick Scott's sudden shrieking about "massive voter fraud" is a clear indication that he thinks he could still lose, and is a typical Republican reaction in situations like this. If there was massive voter fraud, his administration would be responsible, since he's the governor and they run the system. Likewise, Kemp's actions and words indicate some kind of insider knowledge that his slim lead could dissolve because there are enough remaining votes to count to make a difference, especially since most of what's left are from the Atlanta area where he lost by double digit margins in some areas. Voter suppression is the GOP's strategy to win elections.

Arizona is getting in on the same act, with the GOP suing to stop counties from contacting provisional voters to get signatures. There's no law against that and those four counties have done exactly the same thing for years with no complaint, so the GOP knew before the election they would continue to do it. What's happened since Tuesday to get them to change is that the Democrat senate candidate Kyrsten Sinema now has a growing lead, as does the Democratic candidate for public instruction superintendent.

As far as whether or not this was a trickle, wave, or tsunami, that might be a matter of perspective. But by the time all the ballots are counted, the Democrats will have come pretty close to the 40-seat swing that was predicted. That is larger than the mid-term switch in 2010. The Democrats won big on the state level, at least equal to the performance of the Republicans on that level in 2010. It wasn't a secret that the senate would be a tough flip, given that the Democrats had far more seats to defend in red states than the Republicans had to defend total. As it was, the Democrats won 21 senate races, to the GOP's 7 so far. Four of the ones won by the Democrats were in places where Trump made several appearances and held rallies for the Republican candidates.

The biggest loser was Trump. And it seems today, with his reactions, tweets and statements, that he is starting a fire to burn down the GOP. He doesn't have a snowball's chance in you know where of re-election.
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