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PostPosted: Tue Nov 04, 2014 9:51 pm 
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Who's happy/sad about what? 1 hour until the polls close here!

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This is the first time I've ever been home alone on an election night and it's super weird.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 04, 2014 9:55 pm 
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I love watching results come in! One of my favorite things. I love when hey start reporting percentages with 0% reporting.

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I know it was predicted, but I'm sad Wendy Davis lost. The GOP hammered her with really nasty personal attacks, and it sucks to know that their bullying won. Things like calling her "Abortion Barbie" and making nasty cracks about her intelligence aren't something that a man in her position would have gotten. I wish her luck on her next endeavors, because she is far too awesome not to do awesome things.

But yay for the very expected win by Cory Booker. We voted for him and I think his heart is in the right place.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 04, 2014 10:19 pm 
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Wow, tlish, that is crazy! I can't believe (or don't want to) that the name calling would get that bad.

Our gubernatorial campaign has been nasty and all I know is that both sides are the devil, according to the ads. I am hoping for a regime change from top to bottom in the Wisconsin political scene but it is not promising.

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 Post subject: Re: Midterms 2014
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Wow, so far it doesn't look like we are voting out any incumbents. Geez.

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 Post subject: Re: Midterms 2014
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This was from Jan 2014 and lists the 10 worst comments that Republicans made about her: http://progresstexas.org/blog/top-ten-w ... endy-davis

There was just such a focused attack on her and it all had a broad, sexist undertone.

Here is more about Wendy Davis' background, to give context to the link above. http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/ ... FmcsJ8_9C4

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1 more senate seat to go, and the Senate goes Republican. I can't believe that people hate Obama so much. He seems like he's been a pretty effective President, and it always seems like he would have gotten even more great stuff done without the GOP holding him back.

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 Post subject: Re: Midterms 2014
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Looking mildly optimistic in California. It looks like a proposition to require mandatory drug testing of doctors and raise caps on malpractice suits will fail; while a proposition giving legislators greater oversight of health insurers and a proposition to re-classify a number of non-violent and/or drug offenses as misdemeanors will pass.

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 Post subject: Re: Midterms 2014
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Right now marijuana legalization is passing and the gmo labeling is 50/50. Of course, drivers licenses for undocumented immigrants is being completely demolished. Way to turn out the vote, racist yuppies!

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 Post subject: Re: Midterms 2014
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Yes, both ballot initiatives in NJ passed. Question 1 was iffy for me - it allows judges to hold a defendant without bail (no matter what crime they are charged with) if the defendant is seen as a risk to others, a flight risk or might obstruct the investigation into their case. Which isn't great. But its being held out as part of a much needed bail reform package. At the moment people in this state are sitting in jail for up to 2 years awaiting trial because they can't make bail. The idea is that the system will shift from one where bail is set based on what a defendant can pay (ie an amount significant enough that will make them come back to court) to one where bail is set based on the risk of the defendant to the community. So we won't have people sitting in jail for months because they didn't have $125 bail for a trespassing charge any longer. The only problem is that it will require an investment by the state to move from bail bondsmen monitoring those that they lend bail to to a system where the courts have to monitor the defendants who are out on bail, and I'm worried that Gov. Chris Christie will take his "hard on crime" win - where his judges can now incarcerate anyone without a trial -and not deliver the expensive promised reforms. But the ACLU backed it, and said that it was worth the bad stuff to get bail reform, which is so desperately needed.....

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 Post subject: Re: Midterms 2014
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Nebraskalaska wrote:
Right now marijuana legalization is passing and the gmo labeling is 50/50. Of course, drivers licenses for undocumented immigrants is being completely demolished. Way to turn out the vote, racist yuppies!

They've called yes for legal marijuana. I'm sad the driver's card measure didn't pass. There were some really terrible 'terrorist' radio ads out about that so I was afraid it wouldn't pass.

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I know it wasn't expected for 88 (drivers cards) to pass but it sucks so much that it didn't.

92 (gmo foods) I don't really care about at all so at least I'm not stressed about that being so close.

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 Post subject: Re: Midterms 2014
PostPosted: Tue Nov 04, 2014 11:58 pm 
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I'm just glad the yes on 92 people are no longer at the damn grocery store collecting signatures.

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I voted no but mostly out of spite because I get so annoyed whenever the yes people start talking.

Also there were so many really important things on the ballot this year and it has made me really mad that people care more about GMO foods than driver's cards.

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 Post subject: Re: Midterms 2014
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Do not look at the county by county voting map on 88. That shiitake is depressing.

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OPB interviewed the person leading the no on 88 campaign and she sounded like such a terrible person.

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 Post subject: Re: Midterms 2014
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Ugh. Super sad about Texas results.


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 Post subject: Re: Midterms 2014
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I'm so sad about the senate race in Iowa. I don't even live there anymore but Ernst is awful. Just a straight up uninformed, guided by religion, conservative Republican. Some of the things that have come out of her mouth are outrageous (jail Obamacare officials?). The previous senator was a democrat and he's retiring in January. The two senate seats have been equal for so long - one rep and one dem. I always liked how they treated each other and how they represented Iowa. So now Iowa is really red. Montana is also red now but I'm not as heartbroken. We have more fiscal republicans than social/religious conservatives. Though their environmental stances are not going to be to my liking. I wish I could put up a bat signal to tell the wolves and bears to run for Canada or the national parks.

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We now have a Republican governor... which is wow. Our previous governor was great for many reasons but he wasn't running in this election.

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I'm pissed Rick Scott won in FL.

Also: my district's beloved longtime representative, Louise Slaughter, is only winning (in what never seemed like a close race!) by 600. Hard to believe. They haven't called it yet, but I'm relatively confident she'll pull it off.


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 Post subject: Re: Midterms 2014
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Yeah our incumbent in our county is only barely winning but they also said that our county voted strongly in favor of Hogan (the new governor). Which I'm shocked about, well kind of not really. But our county is considered one of the most liberal.

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 Post subject: Re: Midterms 2014
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I'm pissed Rick Scott won in FL.

Ditto.

Massachusetts has a republican governor! I hope he isn't too terrible.

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I am very, very sad that Amendment 1 passed in Tennessee. It gives our legislature the power to regulate/restrict abortions.


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linanil wrote:
We now have a Republican governor... which is wow. Our previous governor was great for many reasons but he wasn't running in this election.
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pastabake wrote:
I'm pissed Rick Scott won in FL.

Ditto.
Massachusetts has a republican governor! I hope he isn't too terrible.
UGH and ditto to all of this. I'm super bummed about these results, and about the fact that the misogynist brownshirted bigots - er, I mean the "GOP" - have gained control of the government. There's not enough tea in the world this morning.

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