2018 Midterm Election Thread

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Re: 2018 Midterm Election Thread

Postby $P.Muff$ » 07 Nov 2018, 02:25

Not looking good in Florida and I'm a bit shocked with the numbers coming out of Georgia.

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Re: 2018 Midterm Election Thread

Postby $P.Muff$ » 07 Nov 2018, 02:38

Basically no chance for Dems to take control of Senate now, may lose seats. And another Pence was elected to office. Fucking hell.

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Re: 2018 Midterm Election Thread

Postby Count Machuki » 07 Nov 2018, 02:40

$P.Muff$ wrote:Not looking good in Florida and I'm a bit shocked with the numbers coming out of Georgia.


Just wait until they count Atlanta aka The Civilized Bit
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Re: 2018 Midterm Election Thread

Postby $P.Muff$ » 07 Nov 2018, 02:44

I'm hoping for the best, man. But this is feeling kinda bleak.

Cruz slightly in front now.

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Re: 2018 Midterm Election Thread

Postby Snarfyguy » 07 Nov 2018, 03:00

Count Machuki wrote:God dammit Stacy Abrams is getting creamed. I smell a rat.

I thought it was way too easy to start being able to tell yet. Isn't Kemp having the votes counted really s-l-o-w-l-y?
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Re: 2018 Midterm Election Thread

Postby mentalist (slight return) » 07 Nov 2018, 03:04

Just read on Twitter that there's been a 9.4% swing to the Dems in raw votes (a wave), but that's not really translating as much to seats gained. And we all know why that could be.
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Re: 2018 Midterm Election Thread

Postby Matt Wilson » 07 Nov 2018, 03:11

Well, Beto lost. There goes my faith in Texas…
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Re: 2018 Midterm Election Thread

Postby Count Machuki » 07 Nov 2018, 03:12

$P.Muff$ wrote:I'm hoping for the best, man. But this is feeling kinda bleak.



It sure as hell feels like there's skullduggery afoot when the results look absolutely nothing like any of the polls.

I'm really hoping to be proven wrong.
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Re: 2018 Midterm Election Thread

Postby Count Machuki » 07 Nov 2018, 03:14

mentalist (slight return) wrote:Just read on Twitter that there's been a 9.4% swing to the Dems in raw votes (a wave), but that's not really translating as much to seats gained. And we all know why that could be.


That is really REALLY frustrating.
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Re: 2018 Midterm Election Thread

Postby $P.Muff$ » 07 Nov 2018, 03:19

Matt Wilson wrote:Well, Beto lost. There goes my faith in Texas…


MSNBC is calling it but CNN hasn't yet.

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Re: 2018 Midterm Election Thread

Postby Matt Wilson » 07 Nov 2018, 03:20

They're also saying Republicans will keep the Senate. This is ABC.
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Re: 2018 Midterm Election Thread

Postby $P.Muff$ » 07 Nov 2018, 03:21

Count Machuki wrote:
$P.Muff$ wrote:I'm hoping for the best, man. But this is feeling kinda bleak.



It sure as hell feels like there's skullduggery afoot when the results look absolutely nothing like any of the polls.

I'm really hoping to be proven wrong.


That race isn't getting much network coverage tonight which feels odd after the build up.

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Re: 2018 Midterm Election Thread

Postby Snarfyguy » 07 Nov 2018, 03:46

$P.Muff$ wrote:
Matt Wilson wrote:Well, Beto lost. There goes my faith in Texas…


MSNBC is calling it but CNN hasn't yet.

It's no knock against him, it's fucking Texas. The fact that he got anywhere near an establishment guy, even if it *was* Cruz, in itself puts Beto on the national stage -- where he already was -- for whatever the next thing is.
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Re: 2018 Midterm Election Thread

Postby $P.Muff$ » 07 Nov 2018, 04:17

Snarfyguy wrote:It's no knock against him, it's fucking Texas.


Pretty much my feeling about Abrams and Georgia.

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Re: 2018 Midterm Election Thread

Postby Count Machuki » 07 Nov 2018, 04:19

$P.Muff$ wrote:
Snarfyguy wrote:It's no knock against him, it's fucking Texas.


Pretty much my feeling about Abrams and Georgia.


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Red Georgia doesn't fucking listen.
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Re: 2018 Midterm Election Thread

Postby Matt Wilson » 07 Nov 2018, 04:22

Well, the Senate is lost, but we may still take the House.
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Re: 2018 Midterm Election Thread

Postby $P.Muff$ » 07 Nov 2018, 04:22

McCaskill has apparently lost in Missouri.

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Re: 2018 Midterm Election Thread

Postby Matt Wilson » 07 Nov 2018, 04:24

Everybody's saying Dems have taken the House. Is it a done deal?
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Re: 2018 Midterm Election Thread

Postby $P.Muff$ » 07 Nov 2018, 04:29

Matt Wilson wrote:Everybody's saying Dems have taken the House. Is it a done deal?


Seems to be a lock.

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Re: 2018 Midterm Election Thread

Postby $P.Muff$ » 07 Nov 2018, 04:43

Count Machuki wrote:
$P.Muff$ wrote:
Snarfyguy wrote:It's no knock against him, it's fucking Texas.


Pretty much my feeling about Abrams and Georgia.


:cry:

Red Georgia doesn't fucking listen.


Her numbers are getting better as the count slowly comes in - only like 8pts down with 8% left to report. Considering the obstacles her campaign has faced that's not bad at all.