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Old 7th October 2020, 05:31 AM   #41
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The Cook Political Report moves the South Carolina Senate race from Lean Republican to Toss Up.
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While South Carolina is certainly redder than its border states Georgia and North Carolina — two other Sun Belt states that have seen more rapid demographic and urban/suburban shifts than South Carolina — that doesn’t mean there aren’t underlying shifts here as well.
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Ultimately, this race has earned a more competitive rating — underscoring just how fast the GOP majority is slipping away if they have to defend turf like this, and also how much Trump’s numbers have fallen across the board. We are moving South Carolina from Lean Republican to Toss Up.

https://cookpolitical.com/analysis/s...ate-moves-toss
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Old 9th October 2020, 02:12 PM   #42
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The Minnesota 2nd District Congressional Race is being delayed until next year after a 3rd party candidate has died.

Adam Weeks, 38, was a farmer running under the Legal Marijuana Now Party against freshman Democratic Rep. Angie Craig. Minnesota has a state law requiring a delay of election of a candidate dies with 79 days of the election.

Minnesota's 2nd District is considered a tight race between Craig and Republican challenger Tyler Kistner.
A federal judge has put the #mn02 election back on track for November, granting an injunction for Angie Craig against enforcing a Minnesota state law that would have pushed race to February.

https://twitter.com/Stowydad/status/...139784192?s=19
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Loeffler is a sitting US Senator:

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Apparently Graham also illegally begged for campaign money beside shamelessly declaring how much anti-abortion he is while at the hearing. They know Barr won't investigate these violations.
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Graham leads by 6% in today's Times/Sienna poll.
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Respect for the North Caroline GOP chair who finally has had enough: family values are after all everything for the GOP.

"It’s time for Trump to either start providing North Carolinians with straight answers on his extramarital affairs or suspend his campaign.”

ETA: sorry, misspelled that. Not Trump, Cunningham. My bad
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More California money flooding in for MJ Hegar. That is on top of the $15 million NY Senator Schumer has bankrolled. They will soon learn that a Texas Senate seat is not for sale. #NotOnMyWatch
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More California money flooding in for MJ Hegar. That is on top of the $15 million NY Senator Schumer has bankrolled. They will soon learn that a Texas Senate seat is not for sale. #NotOnMyWatch
They bought my vote. I don't know if it will be enough, but it is nice to see Cornyn being lambasted for his association with McConnell and Trump in TV ads.
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Lou Dobbs (Fox News) doesn't like Lindsey Graham and says so (video embedded in tweet)

https://twitter.com/JasonSCampbell/s...49236251070466
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So what's going on with this? Dems picked up a couple seats in the Senate, Reps picked up a few in the house, but nether enough to change the general landscape. Other than Missouri sending their first black woman to the house, anything of note?
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So what's going on with this? Dems picked up a couple seats in the Senate, Reps picked up a few in the house, but nether enough to change the general landscape. Other than Missouri sending their first black woman to the house, anything of note?
Georgia is looking like (most probably) going to run-offs in both of their elections.
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The Democrats have picked up a House Set in Suburban Georgia, which might be a good sign for the Run-off Senate Seats.

https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/09/polit...lip/index.html
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AZ President:
Joe Biden: 1,645,586
Donald Trump: 1,630,700
Diff: 14,886 for Biden

This is after Mondays dump of >6K ballots
Joe Biden: 3056
Donald Trump: 3196
Diff: 140 for Trump

There are about 38,000 votes left (mail in and provisional). at 140 votes per 6K, no way Trump can catch up.

AZ Senate:
Mark Kelly: 1,689,026
Martha McSally: 1,607,619
Diff: 86,407 for Kelly

McSally hasn't conceded. Still following Trump's lead.
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The two R's in Georgia are calling for the Secretary of State to resign before their runoffs, he being guilty of the heinous crime of accurately counting votes.
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The two R's in Georgia are calling for the Secretary of State to resign before their runoffs, he being guilty of the heinous crime of accurately counting votes.
That is silly, the real crime was letting black people vote.
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Cunningham has conceded to Tillis in North Carolina, leaving us at 48-49 Republican Majority.

With Alaska almost certainly going Red whenever it gets around to finishing counting, that means the Dems will have to take both Georgia seats to get to the 50/50 split with VP Harris as the Tiebreaker.
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Cunningham has conceded to Tillis in North Carolina, leaving us at 48-49 Republican Majority.

With Alaska almost certainly going Red whenever it gets around to finishing counting, that means the Dems will have to take both Georgia seats to get to the 50/50 split with VP Harris as the Tiebreaker.
Oh cool, extramarital affairs spoil a campaign again.
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Unsuprisingly Dan Sullivan (R) has won Alaska's Senate Race.

https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/11/polit...ion/index.html

So we stand at 48 Democrats (Well 46 Democrats and two Independents who caucus with the Democrats if we want to get all technical) and 50 Republican Senate Seats, with Georgia's 2 Senate Seats still pending run-off.
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Since the U.S. is about to go into a run-off election over 2 senate seats in Georgia, this seemed rather relevant...

From: The Daily Beast
Right before he was put in charge of a powerful Senate subcommittee with jurisdiction over the U.S. Navy, Sen. David Perdue (R-GA) began buying up stock in a company that made submarine parts. And once he began work on a bill that ultimately directed additional Navy funding for one of the firm’s specialized products, Perdue sold off the stock, earning him tens of thousands of dollars in profits.

Shady financial trades should harm is run for the senate, although I suspect republican voters probably won't care much (since such things only matter if Democrats do them) especially since Purdue has engaged in those type of trades before.
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it's funny that both the GA R candidates are insider traders
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US election 2020: Biden certified Georgia winner after hand recount

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Since the U.S. is about to go into a run-off election over 2 senate seats in Georgia, this seemed rather relevant...

From: The Daily Beast
Right before he was put in charge of a powerful Senate subcommittee with jurisdiction over the U.S. Navy, Sen. David Perdue (R-GA) began buying up stock in a company that made submarine parts. And once he began work on a bill that ultimately directed additional Navy funding for one of the firmís specialized products, Perdue sold off the stock, earning him tens of thousands of dollars in profits.

Shady financial trades should harm is run for the senate, although I suspect republican voters probably won't care much (since such things only matter if Democrats do them) especially since Purdue has engaged in those type of trades before.
The other one (Loeffler?) warned everyone about the runoff election, and not to let NY and California elitists come in and influence the election in Georgia.

Her husband is the president of the friggin New York Stock exchange, and they live in a $10 mil house.

But don't let New York elitists mess with Georgia!!!!
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Kelly Loeffler has tested positive for Covid 19.
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Kelly Loeffler has tested positive for Covid 19.
Is she going to get the special alien, I mean antibody, treatment?
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Is she going to get the special alien, I mean antibody, treatment?
According to Aridas, Loeffler tested negative, then positive the next day, then inconclusive later the same day. That really instills me with a lot of confidence in those tests!
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Noted in another thread that the fact Trump lost while down-ballot Republicans increased their seat numbers suggests a lot of Republicans voted against Trump.
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Noted in another thread that the fact Trump lost while down-ballot Republicans increased their seat numbers suggests a lot of Republicans voted against Trump.
Yes, the GOP increased seats in the House and Montana elected a GOP governor replacing its popular D Gov. Bullock who was limited to two terms. It's too bad that Bullock, who ran for the Senate, lost. He had a chance. That MT went back to a GOP governor is unsurprising.
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Some interesting dynamics at play in the Georgia senate runoffs....


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President Donald Trump’s lies about the election being stolen from him are having an unintended consequence: There are now members of his base who are advocating for Republicans not to vote in the Georgia runoff for two vital Senate seats....A faction of Trump’s base — including a PAC with ties to Roger Stone — has taken Trump’s conspiracy-mongering and attacks on Kemp and Raffensperger as a call to sit out the runoffs.

That's it MAGAchuds! Fight the power! Show those evil democrats you mean business by sitting out the election!

(Unfortunately as much as i would like the democrats to win, I think their chances of picking up 2 seats is slim at best.)
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Some interesting dynamics at play in the Georgia senate runoffs....


From: Vox
President Donald Trumpís lies about the election being stolen from him are having an unintended consequence: There are now members of his base who are advocating for Republicans not to vote in the Georgia runoff for two vital Senate seats....A faction of Trumpís base ó including a PAC with ties to Roger Stone ó has taken Trumpís conspiracy-mongering and attacks on Kemp and Raffensperger as a call to sit out the runoffs.

That's it MAGAchuds! Fight the power! Show those evil democrats you mean business by sitting out the election!

(Unfortunately as much as i would like the democrats to win, I think their chances of picking up 2 seats is slim at best.)
And others, presumably not Republicans, are saying to write in Trump.
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And others, presumably not Republicans, are saying to write in Trump.
I repeated that joke earlier in a different thread.

Of course, there is no option to write-in a candidate on a runoff ballot. But, I still think it would be fun to encourage Trump supporters to do so anyway.

I wonder, however, if Trump write-in votes might make a difference in the next Presidential election (assuming he isn't a party's nominee).
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And others, presumably not Republicans, are saying to write in Trump.
Hand out sharpies at the polls.
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And others, presumably not Republicans, are saying to write in Trump.
One Trump supporter is urging people in Georgia not to vote at all if that means using a Dominion machine.
Man, I would love it if their touting of Conspriacy Theories bit the GOP In the butt.
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But what might hurt the GOP in Gerogia is that Trump seems in no rush to go down there and campiagn for the Senate Candiates.
I have no doubt he is toying with the idea of letting the GOP lose Geoorgia, in order to try to show them how essential he is to theri winning. It's not like he has any real loyalty to the party...or anything except himself.
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It's a lot of effort for nothing immediately tangible for him, so I would be surprised if he went to campaign there on their behalf.

He might go for his own ego massaging rallies, but I wouldn't bet on them being particularly supportive of the GOP candidates.
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This is why CNN is awful.

Jake Tapper in particular always feels the need to take this conciliatory approach with right wing talking points.

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TAPPER: Yes.

Let me ask you about one of those attacks, because Senator Loeffler keeps mentioning on the campaign an incident from 1995 when you were a youth pastor at a New York church which hosted a speech by Fidel Castro.

Now, you have said you had nothing to do with that invitation. But just to clarify for our viewers, did you attend the speech? And do you understand why there are so many people who view Castro as a murderous tyrant and not someone to be celebrated?

WARNOCK: I will tell you what I understand.

I understand why Kelly Loeffler is trying to change the subject. I was a youth pastor. I had nothing to do with that program. I did not make any decisions regarding the program. I have never met the Cuban dictator. And so I'm not connected to him.

I will tell you whose names are on the ballot, Raphael Warnock and Kelly Loeffler. This race is not about anybody else. And so, while she tries to tie me to these personalities that I don't know, and seeks the endorsement of a fifth century warmonger named Attila the Hun, I will be focused on health care in Georgia.

TAPPER: But do you understand why so many people view any celebration of Fidel Castro as celebrating something ugly and tyrannical?

You mentioned it. Yes, I think you just called him a tyrant. He's -- he was a murderous thug. And I think -- I get that this is a distraction, but do you understand why people would be appalled by anyone celebrating Fidel Castro?
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