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Any hyper-local election results to share?
Posted by: deckeda
Date: November 07, 2018 06:46AM
In my county of 12,xxx registered voters, everything went solidly R (no surprise). But we managed nearly 51% turnout.

There was one other ballot initiative, a @#$%&-commie socialist librul proposal for a 1% sales tax (a new tax, not an increase of an existing one) so that an old school could be replaced. It easily passed.
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Re: Any hyper-local election results to share?
Posted by: Speedy
Date: November 07, 2018 07:01AM
My county is a bit larger with a population of 160k which also went solidly Republican except for one Democratic state representative who won because his incumbent Republican opponent was a pervert towards his daughter.



Saint Cloud, Minnesota, where the weather is wonderful even when it isn't.
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Re: Any hyper-local election results to share?
Posted by: Sarcany
Date: November 07, 2018 07:01AM
The republican running for city council on the "workers are bankrupting the country, salaries are welfare, any kind of health care is socialism, and we need to close all of the public schools to teach kids trades" platform was alphabetically at the top of the "pick six names for city council" part of the ballot and still managed to get the least votes of anyone running for council in recent history.



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Re: Any hyper-local election results to share?
Posted by: rjmacs
Date: November 07, 2018 07:09AM
A Clinton Democrat spoiler, running as an independent to derail a progressive Democrat for county executive, failed to win or to get the Republican elected. So, that's good.



rj
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Vreemac, Moth of the Future
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Re: Any hyper-local election results to share?
Posted by: Acer
Date: November 07, 2018 07:24AM
The Pennsylvania state Senate Avoided a republican vetoproof majority by a couple seats. Our local state Senate seat was apparently won by the Democrat by a wafer thin margin (there may be a recount.) Her Republican opponent was using the beware-socialist message very heavily, To the point of “someone” putting out faux yard signs all over the district that had “socialist” in the spot where it should have said “Democrat.” Link to sign controversy: [www.wesa.fm]. I saw quite a few of them around with new ones appearing right up to Election Day



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/07/2018 07:28AM by Acer.
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Re: Any hyper-local election results to share?
Posted by: Lemon Drop
Date: November 07, 2018 08:31AM
This is state, not local, but I'm super proud to report that the only gun control initiative on a ballot anywhere in the country passed with 60% yes vote in Washington state. Washington will now have some of the strictest gun laws in the country.

We out-fundraised the NRA 6 to 1, and are very grateful for support from the late great Paul Allen.



“My generation has been defined by gun violence. We have been defined by continued and repeated inaction by our elected officials,” Stephen Paolini, 22-year-old campaign manager for Initiative 1639, said at a gathering at Seattle’s Edgewater Hotel where Tuesday’s results drew cheers. “I hope tonight this victory is a message to our elected officials: Enough is enough.”


[www.seattletimes.com]


Also playing out in our state as it did in the rest of the country is this growing urban/rural divide, Republicans have been all but wiped out in King County (which contains Seattle) but did OK in rural parts of the state.



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Re: Any hyper-local election results to share?
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: November 07, 2018 09:08AM
Solidly Republican Staten Island elects a Democrat to Congress.


Reports of 50,000 illegal alien voters spotted crossing the Verrazzano Bridge on Monday evening.
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Re: Any hyper-local election results to share?
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: November 07, 2018 09:28AM
Rep. Chris Collins, the Republican recently indicted on federal insider trading charges, will retain his House seat representing New York's 27th District.

The three-term incumbent — the first House member to have endorsed the presidential candidacy of Donald Trump — apparently defeated Democrat Nate McMurray, an attorney, in a deep Red district between Buffalo and Rochester.

Collins had suspended his campaign in August after being arrested. But he relaunched his campaign in mid-September after efforts by the Republican Party to replace him on the ballot failed.

(Maybe he'll get a cell next to Don Jr.)
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Re: Any hyper-local election results to share?
Posted by: Lemon Drop
Date: November 07, 2018 09:34AM
Indicted Duncan Hunter from San Diego was also re-elected

But Putin/Trump poodle Dana Rohrabacher is FINALLY out after 3 decades in Congress.
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Re: Any hyper-local election results to share?
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: November 07, 2018 11:06AM
It's important to remember that the Republicans elected a DEAD Strip Club owner and self-styled "America's Pimp" in Vegas.

[www.reuters.com]

There is no shame. Only Zuul.
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Re: Any hyper-local election results to share?
Posted by: max
Date: November 07, 2018 07:45PM
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cbelt3
It's important to remember that the Republicans elected a DEAD Strip Club owner and self-styled "America's Pimp" in Vegas.

[www.reuters.com]

There is no shame. Only Zuul.

The Democrats are just jealous to lose the monopoly on electing dead bodies,
This used to be a Democratic specialty....

[en.wikipedia.org]
[en.wikipedia.org]
[en.wikipedia.org]
[en.wikipedia.org]




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"We know that no one ever seizes power with the intention of relinquishing it. Power is not a means, it is an end.
One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution;
one makes the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship."
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Re: Any hyper-local election results to share?
Posted by: pdq
Date: November 08, 2018 01:27AM
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max

The Democrats are just jealous to lose the monopoly on electing dead bodies,
This used to be a Democratic specialty....

[en.wikipedia.org]
[en.wikipedia.org]
[en.wikipedia.org]
[en.wikipedia.org]

Carnahan: Died shortly before election and his wife ran in his place (and was elected)
Begich: Flight he was on disappeared shortly before election - plane and passengers never found, and eventually declared dead (after the election)
Boggs: on same plane as Begich
Miller: WW2 vet, plane crash in October before election.

So, only one of these were actually elected posthumously, and that one goes back to 1962. Boy, between this and, say, Paul Wellstone, Dem politicians sure do have bad luck in October before elections, huh?

Edit: OMG! Guess how Carnahan died? Another plane crash, in mid October, in an election year. That makes 4 out of 4, and Wellstone makes 5. I didn’t realize it before, but holy smokes, (incumbent) Dem candidates seem to have really, really, really bad luck in small planes just before elections.

Thanks for pointing this out, max!
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Re: Any hyper-local election results to share?
Posted by: max
Date: November 08, 2018 01:42AM
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max
The Democrats are just jealous to lose the monopoly on electing dead bodies,
This used to be a Democratic specialty....

[en.wikipedia.org]
[en.wikipedia.org]
[en.wikipedia.org]
[en.wikipedia.org]

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pdq
Carnahan: Died shortly before election and his wife ran in his place (and was elected)
Nope, pdq, no matter how you try to twist it, that is a lie.
It was dead Carnahan:that was elected. His wife did not run in his place, she was appointed to the seat the dead man won...
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A Senate first, Carnahan posthumously won, by a 2% margin. Jean Carnahan was then appointed to the Senate and served until November 2002, when she was defeated by a 1% margin in a special election by Republican James Talent.
The inconvenient fact remains, pdq, another dead Democrat won an election...

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pdq
Begich: Flight he was on disappeared shortly before election - plane and passengers never found, and eventually declared dead (after the election)
Yes, plane crash 3 weeks before election, Alaska in October, everybody knew he was a dead corpusicle.
Again, no matter how you try to spin it, pdq, the inconvenient fact remains, another dead Democrat won an election...

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pdq
Boggs: on same plane as Begich
Once more, no matter how you try to spin it, the fact is, pdq, another dead Democrat won an election....

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pdq
Miller: WW2 vet, plane crash in October before election.
Yep, it still does not change the inconvenient facts, pdq, another dead Democrat won an election....


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pdq
So, only one of these were actually elected posthumously, and that one goes back to 1962. !

Nope, pdq, all five listed here "were actually elected posthumously". All five were all dead in by the first Tuesday in November
Winning an election after being dead means exactly that, electing dead bodies, five for five, here, pdq, no matter how they died, no matter how much you try to spin it....




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"We know that no one ever seizes power with the intention of relinquishing it. Power is not a means, it is an end.
One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution;
one makes the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship."
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Re: Any hyper-local election results to share?
Posted by: Acer
Date: November 08, 2018 09:41AM
Any record of the Democrats electing a live pimp?
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Re: Any hyper-local election results to share?
Posted by: AllGold
Date: November 08, 2018 10:27AM
Colbert did a bit on this and it was hilarious (in my opinion). It was a concession speech by whomever he ran against.

She closed by saying "Sure, I lost to a dead pimp, but at least I didn't lose to Steve King."



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Re: Any hyper-local election results to share?
Posted by: deckeda
Date: November 08, 2018 10:38AM
It’s worth noting that there are deadlines prior to elections when names may not be added or REMOVED.
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Re: Any hyper-local election results to share?
Posted by: DeusxMac
Date: November 08, 2018 11:20AM
So, what does a voter do when the only candidate on the ballot they support dies (for whatever cause) immediately before election day?

- Cast their vote for the candidate they oppose just because that candidate is alive, thus helping that candidate receive sufficient votes to win?

- Not cast any vote for that office, such that the candidate they oppose will be the only one receiving sufficient votes?

- Cast their vote for the now-deceased candidate they had supported, to prevent the candidate they oppose from receiving sufficient votes?
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Re: Any hyper-local election results to share?
Posted by: rjmacs
Date: November 08, 2018 11:23AM
Most locales allow write-in votes for general elections.



rj
AKA
Vreemac, Moth of the Future
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Re: Any hyper-local election results to share?
Posted by: DeusxMac
Date: November 08, 2018 11:40AM
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rjmacs
Most locales allow write-in votes for general elections.

Not a viable solution for replacing a recently-deceased candidate, as it would require the implementation - on short notice - of a truly effective strategy that resulted in all the deceased candidates supporters writing-in the SAME replacement candidate.

Otherwise the results would be no different than if the supporters had not voted for anyone for that office, or they had diluted their votes among various third-party candidates.

Realistically, in most cases, voting for the dead candidate you DID support will yield election results more acceptable to you than the other alternatives.
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Re: Any hyper-local election results to share?
Posted by: rjmacs
Date: November 08, 2018 12:48PM
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DeusxMac
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rjmacs
Most locales allow write-in votes for general elections.

Not a viable solution for replacing a recently-deceased candidate, as it would require the implementation - on short notice - of a truly effective strategy that resulted in all the deceased candidates supporters writing-in the SAME replacement candidate.

Otherwise the results would be no different than if the supporters had not voted for anyone for that office, or they had diluted their votes among various third-party candidates.

Realistically, in most cases, voting for the dead candidate you DID support will yield election results more acceptable to you than the other alternatives.

I'll let you know how my strategy works out if I ever find myself in this circumstance; please do the same for us.



rj
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Vreemac, Moth of the Future
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