Morning Reads for Tuesday, November 8

Hey, is something happening today? Here are your (entirely nonpolitical) morning reads!

 

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John Vestal
John Vestal

For those needing viewing alternatives tonight, the saviors at ESPN2 bring us Top 25 college football to watch.

Noway2016
Noway2016

Lines at my polling locations are down the freaking street! Trump wins tonight!

Ellynn
Ellynn

Mine is long because they have 1 working machine. 1 of 8. I’m at 40 minutes in And 1/3 of the way. The guy in front of me is blaming Obama. Not sure how a election board in a republican run county in a republican ran state with a republican Sec of State is being taken over by Obama but he’s got everyone up in arms and now I keep hearing it’s rigged. He’s taking pictures and sending them off to the Trump web site.

drjay
drjay

republican run county? the mrs. texted me a picture of a long ass line at our polling place too…i don’t know how many machined are working…they usually have a dozen or so for a prez race…

Ellynn
Ellynn

All major offices except a few district comissioners are held by republicans. We have 3 news crews here and four new machines on the way.

drjay
drjay

i thought we were in the same county?

Ellynn
Ellynn

We are. My ballet was a big long list of Republicans holding current county wide office, except the Chairman of the County Board of Commissioners. City and districts are a good mix.

drjay
drjay

ok, i would say we are the picture of a purple county, both the school board and county commission are led by democrats and have democrat majorities, and i don’t think it’s gone gop in a pres race since 1988. and i think those other county offices are as likely to go dem as they are gop, like the clerk of courts flipping from r to d this year when it was an open seat…

Noway2016
Noway2016

He’s just fired up and having fun!

ScottNAtlanta
ScottNAtlanta

I arrived at my polling place at 6:45 and the line was already wrapped around the building. I vote in a VERY blue precinct so I wouldnt be popping the cork just yet. (I voted at 8am)
In 15 years of voting in this location I have never seen it close to this busy and only 2 people gave up and left. I also noticed that instead of 35 machines (last election) there were only 20 this time. Whats up with that???

Noway2016
Noway2016

Lots of Deplorables, Scott, lots of Deplorables.

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

It’s because you live in a very blue precinct.

https://thesocietypages.org/socimages/2014/11/04/racial-minorities-have-to-wait-longer-at-the-polls/

“Wait times are partly the result of the number of voting machines divided by the number of registered voters. The long wait times in South Carolina, in other words, were not random. Those 10 precincts in the highly African American county had about half as many voting machines per person as the statewide average.”

Benevolus
Benevolus

When the Supreme Court essentially gutted the Voting Rights Act a couple of years ago it gave states a free hand to discriminate in this way.
“Our country has changed,” Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. wrote for the majority. “While any racial discrimination in voting is too much, Congress must ensure that the legislation it passes to remedy that problem speaks to current conditions.”

Oh well.

Noway2016
Noway2016

Looking at Romney’s numbers: He got 206. Ok, I think he wins Florida (+29), Iowa (+8), Ohio (+18), New Hampshire (+4), Nevada (+6) and Colorado (+9) = 280. Somebody check my math, even if you don’t agree and make sure that equals 280. Also, he has a good chance of poaching Minnesota for 10 more and I think he gets Pennsylvania, too for 20 more.

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

So your prediction is that Trump wins 308-230? That’s pretty bold right there.

My call for tonight: Clinton 359-179. Clinton takes the 2012 Obama states (332) plus NC (15), AZ (11), and Nebraska’s 2nd (1). She wins the popular vote by 4 points.

Noway2016
Noway2016

Yes. I’ll say the 280 I listed for him minimum with the possibility for PA and MN.

The Eiger
The Eiger

I appreciate your enthusiasm. I hope it works out like you predict.

Noway2016
Noway2016

We shall see. At least after tonight we’ll stop sniping at each other like we’ve done for the last year and a half!

Ellynn
Ellynn

But… I’m good at sniping.

Noway2016
Noway2016

Yes you are. 🙂

ScottNAtlanta
ScottNAtlanta

Wow…now thats REALLY livin in the bubble!

The Eiger
The Eiger

Clinton 304 – Trump 234

http://www.270towin.com/maps/KbEl6

ScottNAtlanta
ScottNAtlanta

I think thats pretty reasonable. Not sure about Iowa but it should be close there.

ScottNAtlanta
ScottNAtlanta

He wins FL in your dreams. Same goes for CO, NV, and NH. NV early vote has Rep. so behind they wont be able to make that up.

Noway2016
Noway2016

No, he wins FL about 900 tonight.

drjay
drjay

atlanta is my son’s favorite show…it’s interesting how many critics and “atlantans” claim it to be such an accurate reflection of the city…school days really are a bubble i guess

Lea Thrace
Lea Thrace

what do you think is not accurate?

drjay
drjay

i don’t actually watch the show, but the things i hear described seem very different from my atlanta experience is all…i’m sure there is a reason for that, i’m not saying they are inaccurate, just a very different experience…although my wife worked as a bartender at the black eyed pea in buckhead in school, and i would hang out there on sunday night and watch tv at the bar and keep her company…and there was this one time when some up and comer was shooting a music video next door and the crew came over and drank every last heineken… Read more »

Lea Thrace
Lea Thrace

you mind my asking if you are a POC?

drjay
drjay

no, and i alluded to the fact that there are probably reasons why my atl experience is different, that being one of them….the fact that that makes such a difference is part of what fascinates me about this…

Lea Thrace
Lea Thrace

Ah. Makes sense. And yes. There is a definite difference in white Atlanta and minority Atlanta (not just black, but Korean, South Asian, Hispanic/Latino, etc.).

I have gotten the privilege of dipping my toe in each of these Atlanta in my many years living here due to my diverse friends and family. It is amazing to see how different things can be.

gcp
gcp

I am voting for the Golden Lab in the commercial last night. It was a very clever commercial.

ScottNAtlanta
ScottNAtlanta

Sad about ATK, but they tried to push Mr. Kimball out because he was getting too old. They shouldnt be mad when they see he isnt too old to start something else. No noncompete clause from what I’ve read. God for Mr Kimball!

augusta52
augusta52

Trump is not going to get Pennsylvania, contrary to optimistic reports above…because he is going to lose very badly in the Philadelphia area, which accounts for one-third of the state’s total votes. In the last 4 presidential elections, no Republican presidential candidate has even broken 40 percent in metro Philadelphia—not even with the suburbs included. Oh, Trump will win the vast majority of the state’s counties, but unfortunately for Republicans, the old county unit system like we had in Georgia does not apply.

Noway2016
Noway2016

Herman, bless his heart. He’s talking about Debbie Wasserman “Shoots!” LOL!

Ellynn
Ellynn

Love my German ancestors and their over use of consonants. My grandmothers maiden name starts with 4 of them with 9 total letters and only 2 vowels. Her married name has 7 letters, the 2 vowels are together with an umlaut over them and 2 of the consonants are silent. When people ask for my mothers maiden name I automatically spell it. It sounds nothing like is it spelled.

Benevolus
Benevolus

This is interesting:
http://www.slate.com/votecastr_election_day_turnout_tracker.html

They’ve actually got Clinton leading at this moment (3:20P) in FL, IA, NV, NH, OH, PA, and WI.

Noway2016
Noway2016

Well, if that holds, it’s curtains for Trump and an early night. (it’s 425pm now) And ol’ Noway will be in dire need of depression medication. Any suggestions? St. John’s Wort, what? LOL!

Noway2016
Noway2016

This is Drudge snapshot right now…
“ELECTION WILL BE DECIDED BY EVENING VOTERS”

Also this,
“HILLARY +PA
TRUMP +AZ, GA, IA, NC, OH
COLORADO SHOWDOWN
FLORIDA SHOWDOWN
MICHIGAN SHOWDOWN
NEVADA SHOWDOWN”

So, at this minute, these are the headlines. (440…)