The 2018 Midterms Game Day Thread of Angst, Worry, (and maybe some hope?)


#1949

Q: How can you tell the election season is over?
A:


#1950

#1951

Holy shit, that’s amazing. These were the votes from people who registered on that day, is that right?


#1952

#1953

Mia love is a loser cuck, just like Trump said!


#1954

And McAdams lead looks like it will stand scrutiny too:

No recount.


#1955

So.

McAdams winning puts the Democrats at +39. Two to watch: the California 21 (as mentioned up-thread) is SUPER close, though it was called for Republican incumbent Valadao on election night.

And in the GA-07 (Atlanta suburbs), all votes are in, and the Democratic challenger trails by 419 votes, and a hand recount begins on Wednesday.

Of the two, the Democrats easiest path to 40 is probably TJ Cox overcoming David Valadao in late mail-in ballots in the CA-21.


#1956

It seems weird that a margin of less than 700 votes is outside the margin for a recount.


#1957

We’re about an hour away from California Vote Report O’Clock.

BTW, Darrell Issa’s district (he retired) has is looking like a 12-14 point Democratic win.


#1958

Yay! Didn’t know when I’d see a Democrat from Utah again. Thanks, Trump!

He’s going to be a conservative Democrat most likely, but I’ll take that over a Trump sycophant.


#1959

Fueled by Watergate. At least DJT wins at something.


#1960

Hopefully all these folks stick around for 2020.


#1961

What, we have to vote again? But you all said this was the most important election in our lifetimes, geez.


#1962

It might become a habit.

Also my optimistic spin is that there have now been two waves of new Democratic voters. One wave with Obama. The second wave as a reaction to the Republican party’s slide to Fascism with Trump being the embodiment of it.

I see an awful lot of new Democratic votes in 2020. Where are Republicans getting new voters from?


#1963

This is kind of awesome:

Democratic candidates for the House will receive almost as many votes this year as the 63 million that President Trump received in 2016

…in a midterm.

Quote from here:


#1964

#1965

I’ve never actually heard her speak. Does she have a Queens accent? I imagine those tweets with one.


#1966

Hackers in Saint Petersburg


#1967

Republicans also got huge turnout this year. Keeping ignorant white people scared is really paying off for Trump.and the Republicans who embrace him. It’s a lizard-brain response to the demographic shift Trump voters see (mainly on television, since lots of them live in really homogenous communities.). The Republicans are getting a lot of “new” voters; largely low-information voters who before Trump thought that no politician was addressing their concerns.


#1968

I hope the democrats put forth a candidate that isn’t over the age of 70, and is a plain spoken progressive voice.