Election Night Open Thread 11.6.2018

Y’all don’t make The Deep Dark mad.

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chamblee54
chamblee54

Maybe you should say not to make deep dark madder.

TheDeepDark
TheDeepDark

It’s not mad… it’s dissappointed.

Pete Gibbons
Pete Gibbons

Did we win?

Benevolus
Benevolus

Georgia Secretary of State and Republican gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp received a voter card that said “invalid” when he tried to vote on Election Day.

https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/415346-kemps-voter-card-said-invalid-when-he-tried-to-vote

Noway2016
Noway2016

Any gov numbers yet?

Sally Forth
Sally Forth
Benevolus
Benevolus

Lot’s of Kemp news tonight: A federal lawsuit filed Tuesday evening is seeking an emergency court order to prevent Georgia Secretary of State and Republican gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp from overseeing the count of his own election. https://www.axios.com/lawsuit-prevent-kemp-oversee-georgia-election-count-f990a91f-3960-48bb-a535-93ca0dca8bad.html The emergency legal papers were filed at 5 PM today on behalf of five Georgia voters: LaTosha Brown, Jennifer N. Ide and Katharine Wilkinson of Fulton County, Candace Fowler of Dekalb County, and Chalis Montgomery of Barrow County. They are represented in the matter by the nonpartisan nonprofit Protect Democracy, former United States Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia Michael J.… Read more »

drjay
drjay

FWIW, I’m still in line to vote, and I’d say there are an hour of folks behind me…

Will Durant
Will Durant

Fulton County?

Ellynn
Ellynn

He’s west Chatham. I’m guessing the 7-11 Seventh Day Adv. It was running 2 hour plus prior to 4:30.

http://www.wtoc.com/2018/11/06/chatham-co-polling-places-see-long-lines-possible-voting-issues/

drjay
drjay

7-7 rothwell Baptist in pooler…took 4 hours

Ellynn
Ellynn

How many machines down?

drjay
drjay

One of the poll workers is the mother of a friend of mine, she said they had 10, but 2 were “taken away” so there were 8 active

Will Durant
Will Durant

SoS results site is intermittent at best.

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

Election is about what I expected. I figured Stacy would get drilled but not as badly as she apparently is…although it probably tightens. (Noways 5% is probably it!) The House is going democrat as expected but Repubs pick up 3 or 4 in Senate which is huge. No red wave, no blue wave. I guess if the dems had lost the House we would have had riots, pink hat brigades and more hatred than we have seen the last 2 years….Since they can put their snouts in the Washington trough they will be a bit more civil and try to… Read more »

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

DTM might have counted a few chickens too quickly…Abrams is making this pretty darn close….ruh roh George!!

Will Durant
Will Durant

2:15 AM and no one in the Governor’s race is budging with 2,435 of 2,634 precincts completed. There is still a possibility of a runoff at this point though Trump has already made his congratulatory call. Highlight so far for me is the Confederate city of Eagle’s Landing will not be. Woodall lost until 1:00 AM and then “whoops we had a data error” and now Woodall is ahead. The 6th CD has only a 1,000 vote spread with 20K absentee and provisionals to go. On the national front the projections are D+33 in the House which is no surprise… Read more »

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

Pretty much as expected? Some mild upsets (FL Gov/Sen, KS Gov, SC-01) but mostly what we all thought when the night started: Dems win House, flip some Governors and state houses, lose ground in Senate because of tough map.

Looking like the House popular vote margin will be 9% after it’s all said and done, I don’t care what Trump tries to tell himself, that’s a wave. Biggest Democratic margin since ‘08 when we were in the middle of two unpopular wars, staring down the barrel of a recession, and Democrats had a boost from some guy named Obama.

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

Hardly a blue wave. Not a red wave either. Better than most midterm elections if you are a conservative, especially in the Senate. The gains in the Senate are huge.

Hopefully everyone will tone it down. At least we don’t have to see dem mobs and riots had they lost the House. Act like adults and do your job. Cut the hate.

If anything the dems blew it with the Kavanaugh Fiasco. And I am ready to see the false accusers go to prison where they belong.

davidmac
davidmac

DTM, not a blue wave in terms of what matters for government, I agree – but Andrew’s point about the popular vote is also important. What it means is that the GOP enjoys a structural advantage due to population distribution and, to a lesser extent, gerrymandering brought about after the 2010 census. GOP holding the OH-Gov is significant to preserve those gerrymandering advantages for them in that state. In terms of the population of this nation, 9% is huge – but because of the abovementioned structure, the Senate and House are still more conservative than the population they represent.

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

This is the largest popular vote margin since ’08. It’s bigger than the Tea Party Revolution in 2010 and the Republican Revolution in 1994… elections that were heavily touted as rejections of the sitting President.

The Senate map sucked for Democrats: they were defending more seats and a large number of seats in states Trump won in 2016. I thought they’d at least hold steady with NV and AZ off-setting losses in ND and MO.