US Elections leading up to and including the 2018 Midterm Elections

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Virginia

 95.4% reporting

VOTESPCTNortham (D)1,284,63453.5%Gillespie (R)1,089,17745.3%

2016 win:

Clinton (D)

Full Virginia results 

Democrat Phil Murphy defeats Kim Guadagno in New Jersey governor’s race

The first-time candidate won the governor’s seat back for Democrats, capping a tumultuous eight years of Republican Gov. Chris Christie leading the state.

Northam defeats Gillespie in Va., giving Democrats first key win in Trump era

Democrat Ralph Northam defeats Ed Gillespie in race for Va. governor closely watched by national parties

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/virginia-politics/polls-close-antic...

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Please keep tweeting Mr President!

Trump just made a bad night for Republicans much worse for himself

https://www.google.ca/amp/s/www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/news/politics/wp/2017/11/07/trump-just-made-a-bad-night-for-republicans-much-worse-for-himself/

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Dems may have also won the Virginia Assembly, which no one thought possible.  Several close races and recounts.

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GOP faces wrenching call: Running with or away from Trump

The election outcome Tuesday exacerbated tensions within the party over how candidates should position themselves vis-à-vis the president.

https://www.politico.com/story/2017/11/08/virginia-trump-republicans-201...

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Nov 7 '16

Don't kid yourself, the U.S. could be electing a true Fascist

http://rabble.ca/blogs/bloggers/karl-nerenberg/2016/11/dont-kid-yourself...

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Nov 7 '16

Don't kid yourself, the U.S. could be electing a true Fascist

http://rabble.ca/blogs/bloggers/karl-nerenberg/2016/11/dont-kid-yourself...

 

But Killary!

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The Democrats need to take this creep down in the next election!

Republicans might be stuck with Roy Moore

The besieged Alabama Senate candidate owes nothing to the national party.

https://www.politico.com/story/2017/11/09/roy-moore-republicans-senate-s...

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Woo! Hoo!

If Democrats can win Alabama, the Senate is in play in 2018

http://www.cnn.com/2017/11/09/politics/roy-moore-alabama-senate-control-...

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McConnell calls on Moore to step aside if report on relations with teenagers is true

Moore issued a statement denying the accusations.

https://www.politico.com/story/2017/11/09/roy-moore-sex-accusations-2447...

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9 Key Questions About Roy Moore And The Alabama Senate Race

https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/9-key-questions-about-roy-moore-and...

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There is a flip side to gerrymandering.  To gerrymander you build winning seats in losing areas by drawing boundaries to give these areas extra votes from winning areas.  In essense strongholds are divided up to create more 'winners'.  More wins, but tighter margin of victory.  So if the Democrats vote increases significantly the amount of seats available grows very fast.

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There is a flip side to gerrymandering.  To gerrymander you build winning seats in losing areas by drawing boundaries to give these areas extra votes from winning areas.  In essense strongholds are divided up to create more 'winners'.  More wins, but tighter margin of victory.  So if the Democrats vote increases significantly the amount of seats available grows very fast.

Extremely relevant point and it has existed in Canada as well. And what it means in Canada is a lead party doing this might find a loss to a minority can become a loss to a majority.

Of course the way things are done in the US it is easier to accomplish this as one level of government controls much of all elections instead of each level having their own. States control much of the fucntions of federal elections in their state. Canadians do not always realize this.

 

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There is no reason to think the Republicans will be in better shape one year from now

 

https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/theres-no-reason-to-think-republicans-will-be-in-better-shape-a-year-from-now/

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Quote:
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When you post this -- which you do, often -- you're telling us about your current emotional state.  Something is offending you!(!).  Something has surprised you!(!).  That's a very "Facebook" thing, to post an emotions update, and it's really not what babble is about.

Would you stop, if I asked you to?  If you have a reaction to something, can you say it using your words?

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Sometimes when posting my post gets duplicated, that's all it is.

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Advertisers cut ties with Hannity after Moore coverage, sparking social media backlash

  • At least five companies said over the weekend that they will no longer advertise their products during Fox News' "Hannity."
  • Fans of the show and its host criticized the brands for taking a political stance and called for a boycott on Twitter.
  • Those that supported Keurig's decision to cut ties with Hannity praised the company and said they would be more apt to purchase goods from the brand.

https://www.cnbc.com/2017/11/12/keurig-advertisers-cut-ties-with-hannity...

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Moore expulsion idea splits Senate Republicans

Some lawmakers say talk about booting the Alabama candidate from office if he wins could just propel his campaign.

https://www.politico.com/story/2017/11/13/mcconnell-i-believe-the-women-...

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Roy Moore almost certainly isn't going to be a senator

http://www.cnn.com/2017/11/13/politics/roy-moore-accuser-alabama/index.html

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It appears that the trial of the senior senator from New Jersey is going to result in a hung jury I am wondering if this is because there are both Republicans and Democrats on the jury and I am also wondering if  every political trial in the US from now on is going to end up in hung juries because of the very deep political divisions in that country

https://www.politico.com/story/2017/11/13/bob-menendez-trial-jury-deadlocked-244848?lo=ap_a1

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Has nothing to do with partisanship.  Based on the fact that one juror asked the judge, "what's a senator," and excused juror called the prosecution corrupt, I think you can chalk it up to ignorance.  Menendez is a crook and should be found guilty.

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GOP megadonor Adelson publicly breaks with Bannon

 

https://www.politico.com/story/2017/11/13/adelson-bannon-republicans-mid...

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Don’t Be So Quick To Expel Roy Moore from the Senate

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/edblog/dont-be-so-quick-to-expel-roy-moore-...

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Hopefully this Moore situation is the beginning of the end for both Trump and Bannon

https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/11/roy-moore-tests-the-limits-of-bannon/545948/

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Roy Moore, Facing Pressure To End His Campaign, Hailed As "Hero Of The Day" By Religious Activists

But even as he was defended at home, the White House said the Alabama Senate candidate should step aside if the allegations against him are true.

https://www.buzzfeed.com/blakemontgomery/roy-moore-religious-supporters?...

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Alabama Senate Race

WHY THE HELL IS STEVE BANNON STILL DEFENDING ROY MOORE?

Bannon, for all his self-destructive instincts, understands his base better than anybody. “People can whine and complain and say whatever they say quietly, but I think Steve probably knows this: they’re not going to do anything about it.”

https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2017/11/steve-bannon-supporting-roy-moore

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Sometimes when posting my post gets duplicated, that's all it is.

The traditional response to this is to edit the duplicate to read "(dupe)" or "DP" or somesuch, though. Editing it to "!!" gives the rest of us the impression of Wile E. Coyote suddenly realizing the cliff ended three posts behind him.

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Got it!

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Too bad!

Democrats Missed A Chance To Draw A Line In The Sand On Sexual Misconduct

https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/democrats-missed-a-chance-to-draw-a...

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