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keberoxu 27 Aug 18 - 04:08 PM
Donuel 27 Aug 18 - 06:55 PM
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Donuel 28 Aug 18 - 06:27 AM
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Subject: BS: 2018 US elections: primary and otherwise
From: keberoxu
Date: 27 Aug 18 - 04:08 PM

The whole of the US is feeling the uncertainty with the "mid-term" elections.

But Arizona is in a dilemma all its own.

Arizona's primary election is 28 August,
which is tomorrow where this data is being entered.
On top of which,
long-standing Arizona Senator John McCain has just died.
His military funeral is Friday, 31 August.
According to Arizona state law,
the state's acting governor must name McCain's replacement;
and said governor has gone on the record as saying
that, out of respect to McCain's surviving family members,
the funeral takes precedent over the next appointment.

Thus, Arizona voters will take to the polls tomorrow,
voting for the other Senatorial seat candidates
as well as US Representative races;
and then they must wait until after 31 August
for the Arizona governor
to announce who will serve out McCain's Senatorial term.

It seems as if anything at all might happen.
And this from a state where,
when I was a small child,
the big Senator was Barry Goldwater.


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Subject: RE: BS: 2018 US elections: primary and otherwise
From: Donuel
Date: 27 Aug 18 - 06:55 PM

The primaries will offer gleams of hope but the tampered election is worrisome.


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Subject: RE: BS: 2018 US elections: primary and otherwise
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 27 Aug 18 - 11:44 PM

Tomorrow is primary day here in Florida. I shall vote, though I'll admit to not being well-informed about some of the candidates. In most cases, I'll probably fall back on the "When in doubt, just vote for the woman!" rule.


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Subject: RE: BS: 2018 US elections: primary and otherwise
From: Donuel
Date: 28 Aug 18 - 06:27 AM

In November the playing field is unconstitutionally slanted by Republican Gerrymandering, closed polling places in dense areas, Russian control of voter registration data and well practiced control of Diebold voting devices. Voter suppression is even more streamlined today.    To which I say "May the most successful corruption win."


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Subject: RE: BS: 2018 US elections: primary and otherwise
From: Donuel
Date: 29 Aug 18 - 07:26 AM

FL Gov D candidate Gillum wins.
House 11 R Gillmor wins
R house candidate Gozar* the Destroyer wins.
Who ya gonna call?

*Gosar


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Subject: RE: BS: 2018 US elections: primary and otherwise
From: keberoxu
Date: 29 Aug 18 - 02:01 PM

Feeling some relief following the Arizona results.
Old Man Arpaio lost the primary.
The Senate seat in question has its candidates now,
ready for the November election; both are women.

As for the US Congress Representatives,
Ann Kirkpatrick, who got all baited-and-switched in the
FOX News snafu months ago,
won her primary and will be one of the November candidates
for the district centered around Tucson, Arizona.
A decade or so ago, Kirkpatrick was a Flagstaff, Arizona resident
and was the US. representative for that district.

The recent death of Senator John McCain left Arizona in a subdued mood,
a welcome change from the usual noise of election publicity.
Arizona's governor is required by law to choose a candidate,
or was it to choose a replacement outright, for this seat.
And that too could be concerning.


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Subject: RE: BS: 2018 US elections: primary and otherwise
From: Donuel
Date: 29 Aug 18 - 07:14 PM

temporary replacement. then a Nov election


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Subject: RE: BS: 2018 US elections: primary and otherwise
From: Tiger
Date: 30 Aug 18 - 11:58 AM

No, Donuel........

McCain seat goes thru 2024.

Governor appoints a replacement who will serve through 2020 election. By state law, that must be a Republican.

In November, 2020, the regular election will elect someone to serve the remaining two years.

The 2018 election will choose a replacement for Sen. Flake (retiring).


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Subject: RE: BS: 2018 US elections: primary and otherwise
From: beardedbruce
Date: 30 Aug 18 - 01:09 PM

Donuel,

You state:
"In November the playing field is unconstitutionally slanted by Republican Gerrymandering, closed polling places in dense areas, Russian control of voter registration data and well practiced control of Diebold voting devices"



"Maryland is proof that gerrymandering isn't just a Republican pastime, as the state's Democrats redrew those boundaries in 2012. The standout in that state is the 3rd Congressional district, which is the nation's second-most gerrymandered and home to Democratic congressman John Sarbanes."

WASHPO

Gerrymandering is done by BOTH parties, and is a political evil that never seems to be complained about when it leads to Democratic victories.



The rest of your points are equally in doubt, as you make no claims of a factual nature.


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Subject: RE: BS: 2018 US elections: primary and otherwise
From: keberoxu
Date: 30 Aug 18 - 02:40 PM

Ach, there they go AGAIN.

And meanwhile, in the civilized world,
Massachusetts has its primary election the Tuesday after the long holiday weekend for Labor Day.

Elizabeth Warren, whom President Trump refers to as Pocahontas,
is running for re-election here.
I will be curious to see how
Barbara L'Italien makes out --
she benefited from the FOX News Channel bait-and-switch snafu.


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Subject: RE: BS: 2018 US elections: primary and otherwise
From: keberoxu
Date: 01 Sep 18 - 01:59 PM

The Massachusetts news media are making much of the fact that --
the average man on the street
neither knows nor cares that there is a primary election this month.
for shame.


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Subject: RE: BS: 2018 US elections: primary and otherwise
From: keberoxu
Date: 03 Sep 18 - 12:45 PM

Massachusetts primary tomorrow.
I'll be voting.
Will report on election results when results are in.


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Subject: RE: BS: 2018 US elections: primary and otherwise
From: Donuel
Date: 04 Sep 18 - 11:25 AM

Its now officially the political season.

I wouldn't be surprised if the original Jerry Mander was a Dem. So what?


The GOP has the heavenly proclivity to RISE ABOVE THE LAW.


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Subject: RE: BS: 2018 US elections: primary and otherwise
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 04 Sep 18 - 11:50 AM

Down here in Texas Democrat Beto O'Rourke, a congressman from El Paso, is giving Senator Ted Cruz a run for his money. He's making enough noise and money that Trump has scheduled a campaign visit to the state next month. Considering how Trump and Cruz went hammer and tongs against each other in the presidential primary, this move by Trump signals that Cruz is in trouble.


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Subject: RE: BS: 2018 US elections: primary and otherwise
From: Donuel
Date: 04 Sep 18 - 01:14 PM

Gawd Cruz makes mw sick. Looking like McCarthy he can't help but sounding like him when he bends the truth is like bending a note an octave on an electric guitar is TOO MUCH.

When he went to Harvard I bet he went by the name Tom Riddle.


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Subject: RE: BS: 2018 US elections: primary and otherwise
From: keberoxu
Date: 05 Sep 18 - 01:04 PM

There are some incumbents who are still in place, in Massachusetts,
after the primary election, to be November candidates.

The incumbent governor, Scott Baker.
The incumbent representative, Elizabeth Warren.
Mass Sec'y of State Galvin.

The FOX News snafu months ago involved Barbara L'Italien, one of at least half-a-dozen contenders just for the Democratic candidacy for her district's representative. If I heard the reports right, this morning,
then L'Italien is out.
The representative in that district, that primary race did as no other primary race has done in this state: it made the state office impound the results. The two contenders at the top, were less than one hundred votes apart.
Not official yet, but a recount looks likely.

Then there is Ayanna Pressley. She beat out the Democratic incumbent in the primary race; in November her candidacy will be uncontested. And Pressley will be the first African-American woman to represent Massachusetts in the United States Congress.

Which reminds me.
This is not election news, it is Massachusetts news,
and it is about a month old.

The head of the Boston Police was appointed, just recently, when the acting head stepped down. And the new Chief is an African-American, and this is also a first for the Boston Police, to have an African-American chief. In a city which remembers the court rulings on enforced bussing to schools generations ago, this is a big deal.


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Subject: RE: BS: 2018 US elections: primary and otherwise
From: keberoxu
Date: 12 Sep 18 - 09:07 PM

Series of state primary elections in the US this week.
Including the 2018 primary election for
the state of New York.
Hasn't happened yet -- will get a lot of attention.

Already had, this week,
primary elections in New Hampshire and Rhode Island;
and I read that
one of the race winners in New Hampshire is an Afghan refugee.


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Subject: RE: BS: 2018 US elections: primary and otherwise
From: keberoxu
Date: 13 Sep 18 - 02:50 PM

Levi Sanders, son of Bernie Sanders,
lost his bid in the congressional race
during the New Hampshire primary this week.

The younger Sanders has a presence in social media --
a noisy, smelly, opinionated one!


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Subject: RE: BS: 2018 US elections: primary and otherwise
From: keberoxu
Date: 16 Sep 18 - 07:50 PM

New Mexico,
a state traditionally as Democratic
as Arizona has been Republican,
is moving forward in its own way.
The US Congress has had Native American men for some time,
but in New Mexico one of the candidates
is a Native American woman --
if she wins, she would be the first such in the US Congress.

Also in New Mexico, a prominent Democrat remarked on
the impact that Trump is having for Democratic party candidates:
"Because the president is going to bring so much attention to himself,
it allows our [Democratic Party]
candidates room to have a conversation with the American people
about kitchen-table issues."


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Subject: RE: BS: 2018 US elections: primary and otherwise
From: robomatic
Date: 17 Sep 18 - 12:16 AM

Whatever that means.

Who are the new leaders of the Democratic Party? What is their message?

I'm not seeing any, I'm not seeing one, and I wish I was.


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Subject: RE: BS: 2018 US elections: primary and otherwise
From: keberoxu
Date: 17 Oct 18 - 02:17 PM

The fallout continues from the concluded
primary elections in the U.S.

Joseph Arpaio, having lost the primary election for
his party's candidate to the U. S. Senate in Arizona,
is lawyering up against the New York Times.

Joe Arpaio files libel suit


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Subject: RE: BS: 2018 US elections: primary and otherwise
From: Donuel
Date: 18 Oct 18 - 02:45 PM

In Montana D. John Tester will be an indicator of how much of the Trump hook line and sinker the people have swallowed.


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Subject: RE: BS: 2018 US elections: primary and otherwise
From: beardedbruce
Date: 18 Oct 18 - 05:10 PM

Don't you mean an indicator of how much of the anti-Trump hate speech the people have swallowed?


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Subject: RE: BS: 2018 US elections: primary and otherwise
From: Mossback
Date: 18 Oct 18 - 06:01 PM

Now Bruce, that really IS amusing, considering that your hero Trump is currently the major producer of hate speech in the US of A and that Trump Cultists like yourself have swallowed - without thinking - the absolute bullshit propaganda, fantasy & conspiracy theories promulgated by Infowars, Breitbart, Fux News and all the rest of that cadre of idiots.

Besides, what's not to hate about the constantly lying, authoritarian (dare I say fascist?), racist, dishonest, tax-cheating, misogynist, felonious, ignorant, childish, self-worshiping piece of worthless shit that is currently defiling the White House and the Office of the President?


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Subject: RE: BS: 2018 US elections: primary and otherwise
From: keberoxu
Date: 02 Nov 18 - 11:10 AM

Arizona is one of the mid-term election drama queens!

An Arizona candidate for the US Senate drops out of race


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Subject: RE: BS: 2018 US elections: primary and otherwise
From: Donuel
Date: 02 Nov 18 - 03:53 PM

Vote suppression efforts are winning nearly everywhere except Georgia's govenor race. Oprah and Obama are helping Stacy Abrams.


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Subject: RE: BS: 2018 US elections: primary and otherwise
From: keberoxu
Date: 02 Nov 18 - 09:49 PM

Visiting Arizona, and will be here on election day.
My early voting ballot was sealed and turned in
before I left the East Coast for my trip.

Television is nuts with all this, in Phoenix.
Staying in a hotel; the hotel restaurant had a screen on the
restaurant wall, tuned to the local channel for the CBS network.
I couldn't, and didn't want to, listen to the television
but it was bad enough watching the screen.
I can't even ... I mean the advertisements in the campaign races,
the fors and the againsts.
Many of the candidates for the congress, the Congress, and governor,
are women. Are they playing nice? Forget about it.

Where I live, Massachusetts, there is also an incumbent governor;
but that race is not very tense.
Arizona's gubernatorial race, now, that could be ... tense.


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Subject: RE: BS: 2018 US elections: primary and otherwise
From: Donuel
Date: 03 Nov 18 - 08:33 AM

Predictions are kinda moot at this point but I am betting Cruz will lose


2 Courts have said Georgia can't use their Kemp voter suppression.


Its WHO counts the votes that count.
Quote: Vladimir Putin.


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Subject: RE: BS: 2018 US elections: primary and otherwise
From: Donuel
Date: 03 Nov 18 - 09:03 AM

Washington, Oregon and Colorado have the Gold Standard for voting.
All ballots are mailed.


Voter suppression got a shot in the arm when the Supreme Court struck down most of the Voting Rights Act because they claimed there is no more Racism.


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Subject: RE: BS: 2018 US elections: primary and otherwise
From: JHW
Date: 03 Nov 18 - 10:17 AM

Making America grate again


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Subject: RE: BS: 2018 US elections: primary and otherwise
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 03 Nov 18 - 02:31 PM

High drama in Texas. High volume phone, text, and emails, even for those who work on a campaign and have already voted. We're all ready for this to be over. Cruz is starting the really dirty campaigning now, he's in a corner.


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Subject: RE: BS: 2018 US elections: primary and otherwise
From: Bill D
Date: 04 Nov 18 - 06:34 PM

He needs that nasty President fellow.... who is now his hero.. to come down & help.


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Subject: RE: BS: 2018 US elections: primary and otherwise
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 04 Nov 18 - 08:20 PM

He did last week. Trump keeps saying all of these votes are about him - partly because he wants everything to be about him, and mostly because it is. And hoping enough new voters who never answered a poll make a difference at the polls.


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Subject: RE: BS: 2018 US elections: primary and otherwise
From: Bill D
Date: 04 Nov 18 - 09:04 PM

Win or lose this time, we haven't heard the last of Beto. He'll be part of any 'blue wave' that rolls for years...


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Subject: RE: BS: 2018 US elections: primary and otherwise
From: keberoxu
Date: 05 Nov 18 - 12:54 PM

Well,
here goes a big bad bunch 'a nothin' ...


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Subject: RE: BS: 2018 US elections: primary and otherwise
From: Donuel
Date: 05 Nov 18 - 01:04 PM

Barry scared some people but Trump scares, embarrasses and seeks loyalty only to himself as do Trump wanna be's and con men clones.


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Subject: RE: BS: 2018 US elections: primary and otherwise
From: robomatic
Date: 05 Nov 18 - 03:18 PM

Gerrymandering:
Pretty much anyone who CAN get away with it tries to. But there's an interesting book out called: "RATF***ED" arguing that over the last few election cycles in the States the Reps have far outpaced the Dems.

I agree with Obama's observation that Trump is a symptom not the disease itself. He is preaching fear of the 'other' rather than outright prejudice. I don't think he is principled enough to be actually prejudiced. Just as I don't believe he has enough respect for the truth to actually lie. He is a BS artist par excellence and if one doesn't understand this one is not on top of what's really going on. That includes a lot of Dems and Reps both.

But the Reps clearly take most of the responsibility for the polarization of the current era. This goes back to Gingrich, Buchanon, and my pet devil, Mitch McConnell. Plenty of minor players and many many go-alongers and it is due to fear of the other, fear of modern times, fear of science and unfortunately a lot of success in wielding fear as a political tool.

The Republicans in my opinion are taking on certain aspects of the Soviet Russians in this respect. Maybe that's why they are kind of cottoning on to the current 'post' Soviet Russians who grew up in that perverted system.

Alaska: We had an odd arrangement of Governership. An Indpendent Governor with a Lt. Governor both officially non-partisan as to party in a State that mainly votes Rep. Then a well-known Dem announced for Gov. and the fear among what Alaskans consider the 'left' was they would split the vote and a rather scuzzy Rep. who is now running would lope into the office. BUT, the Lt. Gov suddenly resigned under his own admission that he'd committed a 'Me-Too' faux-pas. Soon after the incumbent Gov. pulled out of the race saying he would not run without his friend and Lt.Gov. who'd dropped out. Now it's the scuzzy Rep. versus the Dem. from a strong AK Dem family. Tough political ads from both sides.
No Senator Seats are up this cycle, but the very longstanding Rep. Rep. Don Young is apparently being seriously challenged by a young female fresh face upstart. And she's put some money together. Normally Don Young goes sailing through the process, and it is locally expected he will do so once more. He is a ruddy faced healthy nasty old man, not too intelligent but that's how Americans like their politicians.

I can't help but say that nasty as this all is country wide, this is as good as Democracy gets. Because real democracy comes from the people, and people are nasty. So the most important point to remember is that people CARE what's going on, and Democracies do NOT fail due to nastiness, they fail due to apathy. Fear is another bad driver, but typically Americans don't yield to fear.


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Subject: RE: BS: 2018 US elections: primary and otherwise
From: Mossback
Date: 05 Nov 18 - 03:22 PM

interesting book out called: "RATF***ED" arguing that over the last few election cycles in the States the Reps have far outpaced the Dems.

Its not an argument, its established fact.

Also, the cockroaches were always there. Trump just turned on the light.


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Subject: RE: BS: 2018 US elections: primary and otherwise
From: Donuel
Date: 05 Nov 18 - 09:37 PM

To overcome gerrymandering Dems are having to show up in triple the numbers. So far so good.


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Subject: RE: BS: 2018 US elections: primary and otherwise
From: keberoxu
Date: 06 Nov 18 - 09:00 PM

The polls are still open, well some anyway, in Arizona, where I am visiting (seeing the physician).

So I'm online checking out New England where I live, and where I filled out an early voter ballot.

The obvious things:
Bernie Sanders, still a senator in Vermont.
Charlie Baker, still the governor of Massachusetts.
Rhode Island re-elected its incumbent governor.
Ayanna Pressley won her Massachusetts victory in the state primary;
her victory tonight is uncontested, so Massachusetts will send her to Congress for four years. Massachusett's first African-American woman congress-person.

I was shocked by the statement, at the site for
New England Cable News,
that the state with the largest population of senior citizens
is ... Maine. I figured on a snowbird state in the South somewhere.
Still no word on which candidate will be Maine's next governor,
replacing LePage.

As for the governor of Vermont, if I read this correctly,
will either be the first African-American
or the first transgender governor of the state, depending.
Still no result.


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Subject: RE: BS: 2018 US elections: primary and otherwise
From: keberoxu
Date: 06 Nov 18 - 09:48 PM

I apologize, I messed up some of the previous post. My fault altogether.
I have no excuse for confusing New Hampshire with Vermont.

Vermont's gubernatorial race does have a transgender candidate, running
against the incumbent governor -- I believe I got THAT much right.

It is New Hampshire where an African-American candidate might be the first, not governor, but Congress-person from the state.

I also neglected to mention
Massachusett's Elizabeth Warren, one of Trump's pet paintball targets,
who easily won re-election.


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Subject: RE: BS: 2018 US elections: primary and otherwise
From: keberoxu
Date: 06 Nov 18 - 10:38 PM

Vermont's incumbent governor won his re-election --
no transgender governor this time around.

In New Hampshire, the Republican African-American candidate for Congress
is trailing the Democrat who happens to be gay.

In Maine, in the gubernatorial race,
the Democratic candidate is narrowly ahead of
the Republican candidate.

This according to New England Cable News online.

Oh, and former Maine governor LePage?
Asked his future plans,
he muttered something about the state of Florida.


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Subject: RE: BS: 2018 US elections: primary and otherwise
From: keberoxu
Date: 06 Nov 18 - 10:56 PM

Arizona's campaign for the US Senate:
at the moment,
a dead heat.


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Subject: RE: BS: 2018 US elections: primary and otherwise
From: keberoxu
Date: 07 Nov 18 - 12:16 AM

However, in the US House of Representatives,
the congressional district in Arizona
which includes the southern city of Tucson
will be represented by Congress-person elect
Ann Kirkpatrick, a Democrat
who ten years ago represented
the congressional district which includes Flagstaff, to the north.

So Arizona has sent a Democrat to the House of Representatives.

Ann Kirkpatrick, possibly, may have the last laugh.
It was she whom FoxNews Channel wanted to interview one morning,
concerning Trump and his border wall.
But FoxNews never got through to her, because their
contact info for Kirkpatrick was ten years out of date
and they ended up with a candidate for
the Massachusetts State Legislature. (She didn't win.)


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Subject: RE: BS: 2018 US elections: primary and otherwise
From: bobad
Date: 07 Nov 18 - 07:07 AM

From The New Yorker

MOSCOW (The Borowitz Report)—Calling it “the biggest disappointment of my political career,” Vladimir Putin conceded late Tuesday night that he had lost control of the United States House of Representatives.

Putin made his concession speech from the Kremlin, where he congratulated the Democrats for waging a “tough fight.”

“Maybe if Facebook and Twitter hadn’t banned so many of my fake accounts, the results would have been different,” Putin said. “But I don’t want to make excuses—I threw everything I had at these races, and I lost.”

Putin did, however, have harsh words for Donald Trump, who opted for a fear-mongering closing argument about immigration despite the Russian President’s objections.

“I warned him that that would kill us in the suburbs, and he ignored me,” Putin said. “I hope this teaches him never to disobey my orders again.”


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Subject: RE: BS: 2018 US elections: primary and otherwise
From: Donuel
Date: 07 Nov 18 - 08:07 AM

As for black candidaes in the south we are still in Atticus Finch days in that although the black person was found 'guilty/lost' the jury had to at least think about it. Gerrymandered Cheating hate still won in the end.

The House was a squeaker but fell to the democrats by two distrcts. It is the end of one party rule. Yipee


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Subject: RE: BS: 2018 US elections: primary and otherwise
From: keberoxu
Date: 07 Nov 18 - 01:13 PM

Interesting times for the state of Maine, if nowhere else.

While outgoing governor LePage mouths off about leaving Maine permanently
for Florida,
Maine's governor-elect is its first woman governor,
and she is a Democrat replacing LePage the Republican.

Over in Maine's second congressional district --
the one to the north, the one that covers a huge amount of land --
the race for Representative, between incumbent Poliquin and challenger Goldin,
was too close to call;
which also means, neither one got 50% of the votes.

By newly-passed state law, that means a default to
a choice rating built into the election ballots.


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Subject: RE: BS: 2018 US elections: primary and otherwise
From: keberoxu
Date: 07 Nov 18 - 01:18 PM

Then there is Arizona's race in the Senate.
This latest from the AZ Central online news reports,
on the contest between Sinema and McSally.


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Subject: RE: BS: 2018 US elections: primary and otherwise
From: keberoxu
Date: 09 Nov 18 - 06:43 PM

This article weighs in on recounts in Florida, Arizona, and Georgia.

That leaves the 2nd Congressional district in the state of Maine.
The New York Times reports on the ranked-choice decision of the very close contest between the incumbent and the challenger.


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Subject: RE: BS: 2018 US elections: primary and otherwise
From: Donuel
Date: 09 Nov 18 - 07:00 PM

CORRECTION: I said this election was a squeaker. It was not.
Democrats gained more seats than they have in 40 years, all this in the midst of 21st century gerrymandering. Some say it will go as hig as 35 new seats.


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Subject: RE: BS: 2018 US elections: primary and otherwise
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 10 Nov 18 - 11:30 AM

Borowitz has been hard-pressed to keep his satire one step ahead of the nonsense that Trump is up to. So many of the headlines he envisions simply write themselves.


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Subject: RE: BS: 2018 US elections: primary and otherwise
From: Mossback
Date: 10 Nov 18 - 12:25 PM

Tampered election?

I think you mean corrupt Republican National Front voter suppression. Lets call a cesspit a cesspit.

Trump doesn't mis-state HE LIES!!!

Satire ain't gonna kill Trumpist Republican National Front fascism.(despite what Woody had on his guitar)

They say in Harlin County
There aren't no neutrals there
You either or a Union Man
Or a thug for L. G. Blair ( or Trump)
Which side are you on, which side are you on.


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Subject: RE: BS: 2018 US elections: primary and otherwise
From: keberoxu
Date: 11 Nov 18 - 02:13 PM

Once again, the state of Maine,
and its enormously over-acreaged,
sparsely-populated 2nd Congressional District.

If the links in previous posts did not make it clear:
the incumpent Representative is a Republican;
the challenger is a Democrat.
And in the actual general election one week ago,
neither one's votes reached a minimum of fifty percent.
Both had vote percentages in the upper 'forties.

Hence the recount.
and yet another bit of
US Congress House of Representatives party drama, to come.


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Subject: RE: BS: 2018 US elections: primary and otherwise
From: Donuel
Date: 14 Nov 18 - 09:51 AM

Florida has found 25,000+ uncounted votes in Broward County FL alone that still haven't been counted. The counting of absentee military ballotes is Friday but an obscure rule says Thursday is the deadline.
Mail in ballots will also be late because of the FL postal shut down due to the mail bombs. So in short FL does not know how to vote fairly and uses machines that were made by Sequoia which is long dead and gone.
They found one guy who might know how to fix the antiques before the dubious deadline.

The number of votes in question is larger the the Bush v Gore fiasco.

But I am not surprised. Trump said the vote is fixed.
For Republicans.


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Subject: RE: BS: 2018 US elections: primary and otherwise
From: keberoxu
Date: 16 Nov 18 - 12:05 PM

Nothing is fixed in the 2nd Congressional District
in the state of Maine, that much is certain.

The New York Times reports the conclusion of the second approach to the voters' ballots in this month's general election. The incumbent Republican representative has lost to the Democratic candidate.

This is not going to quiet down soon. In the initial vote count, neither candidate had as much as fifty per cent of the total votes. One candidate, however, had more than the other.
The newly-established ranked-choice system, however, governed the second count. And the ranked-choice votes favored the candidate who had less votes.


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Subject: RE: BS: 2018 US elections: primary and otherwise
From: keberoxu
Date: 17 Nov 18 - 11:16 AM

Arizona has results, at last:
Democratic candidate Sinema has defeated
Republican candidate McSally.

So Arizona, formerly red for Republican,
is in the, shall we say, purple zone,
with blue muscling in on the red.


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