Generic 2018 U.S. Election Cycle Recycling Bin


For those not quite motivated to click, the “better way” is Instant Runoff.


“The behavior we are now seeing was always present but it was sort of subordinated to real estate interests” H. Clinton

F’ing sleazy real estate developer is running our country. It’s still just too hard to comprehend.


Apparently former NAACP President and CEO Ben Jealous is running for governor of Maryland?


Doesn’t sound like the usual “admits no wrongdoing” corporate settlement.



If you wait for the midterms, we’re all fucked. Democratic solutions are being rapidly neutered.

You need people in the street, for as long as it takes, en masse, now.


And local conservatives claim he made it all up, the outlandish story of “received emailed threats, and had a guy throw a soda at him at his house calling him a ‘liberal scumbag.’”


Happy Jon Ossoff Day

/me crosses fingers behind back


Neck in neck so far.


SC is closer than previously thought too.



It was virtually guaranteed, but still disappointing. And turnout was not high like people want to claim - it was OK Turnout was excellent***, but many non-Americans would consider it abysmal.

*for a special election
**when compared to other US elections in the district


It’s OK. I can take it.

/me falls to the ground writhing


plus the TGOP had to work to keep the bitch in power. And I’m pretty sure she is going to be watched and if she starts screwing people over (which shouldn’t take long), then there will be blowback.


I think it was high for an off-year, special election. Those numbers are usually way lower than other elections.


IIRC it was high in early voting and then average on election day.


Sure, but overall, doesn’t that mean a higher turn out than usual?


I has heard wrong. Information is hard to find, but it was a record turnout for a special election. Turnout was between a presidential election volume and a congressional election.


Maybe you’re confusing it with the SC race, which had much lower turn out, partly because it wasn’t so hyped as this one?


From the NYT: "a possible omen, the first Democratic candidate to announce his campaign after the Georgia defeat immediately vowed not to support Ms. Pelosi for leader. Joe Cunningham, a South Carolina lawyer challenging Representative Mark Sanford, said Democrats needed “new leadership now.” I am inclined to think the same. Democrats have been playing softball for a longtime now. Pelosi needs to go. It’s a hardball world and she’s not up to it.