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Re: official 2018 US midterm election thread
Reply #75
the inferential jumps there are mostly crap

  • ksen
Re: official 2018 US midterm election thread
Reply #76
https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/heres-the-best-tool-we-have-for-understanding-how-the-midterms-are-shaping-up/

Generic ballots are currently favoring democrats.

But 17 months is a long time.

Re: official 2018 US midterm election thread
Reply #77
the inferential jumps there are mostly crap

Lol

  • el jefe
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Re: official 2018 US midterm election thread
Reply #78
scotus strikes down another gop gerrymander

http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2017/06/05/supreme_court_strikes_down_another_north_carolina_racial_gerrymander.html

it's for state legislature, but it's a group of 28 seats, so it's significant.

Re: official 2018 US midterm election thread
Reply #79
Gov. Cuomo launching bid to unseat N.Y. Republicans to help win House for Democrats

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The inspiration was the recent House vote for the health care bill backed by President Trump, which Cuomo has said could cost the state $7 billion, sources said. He was particularly upset with Faso and Collins, who sponsored an amendment that would shift billions of dollars in local Medicaid costs onto the state.

A source close to the effort said the campaign will not only point out to people in the districts how their representatives voted, but also what it could cost them.

"Our feeling is, these (six) were elected by the people of the State of New York, but instead of fighting for those people, they are doing the opposite," the source said.

hm.

Re: official 2018 US midterm election thread
Reply #80
That sounds good. My question would be why the fuck haven't Democrats been doing this for the last 9 years already??

  • el jefe
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Re: official 2018 US midterm election thread
Reply #81
and another, more interesting gerrymandering case is headed to scotus.  this one asks the court to rely on a mathematical formula.

http://www.electoral-vote.com/evp2017/Senate/Maps/Jun06.html#item-12

  • el jefe
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Re: official 2018 US midterm election thread
Reply #82
That sounds good. My question would be why the fuck haven't Democrats been doing this for the last 9 years already??
busy governing

Re: official 2018 US midterm election thread
Reply #83

  • ksen
Re: official 2018 US midterm election thread
Reply #84
http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/342671-slight-majority-favors-dems-in-midterm-congressional-races

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Voters appear to prefer Democrats as the majority-party in Congress instead of Republicans so that the party can serve as a check on President Trump, a new show polls.

While 52 percent of registered voters polled say they favor Democratic control in Congress, 38 percent said they prefer Republican control, according to the new Washington Post-ABC News poll.

Independents also want Democratic control to push back on the president's agenda, with the same 14-point margin as Democrats to Republicans.

That sounds good.  But . . .

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A 65 percent majority of Republicans, as well as Republican-leaning independent voters, say they certainly plan to vote next year compared to 57 percent of Democrats and Democratic-leaning independent voters.

Democrats have pointed to a rise in activism since Trump took office, but the poll says that despite that "a surge in anti-Trump protests does not appear to have translated into heightened Democratic voter enthusiasm."

Goddammit Dem voters, get your shit together.


Re: official 2018 US midterm election thread
Reply #86
The Democrats need their own inspiring cause to rally around, like figuring out why millennials are so politically correct.

  • el jefe
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Re: official 2018 US midterm election thread
Reply #87
more gop retirements.  3 moderates from swing districts in the last few days.

http://thehill.com/homenews/house/350069-michigan-republican-announces-retirement-opening-up-pickup-for-dems

Re: official 2018 US midterm election thread
Reply #88
you idiots, you aren't inspired by A Better Deal?!

What about "The Fight for nominally higher wages but not a fixed number that could server as a rallying point. Maybe we have a bunch of complicated spreadsheets for The Fight for the Regionally Adjusted Minimum Wage?" Doesn't that get you excited!?

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Re: official 2018 US midterm election thread
Reply #89
The comments are amazing.  :911:

Spoiler (click to show/hide)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OY3zFblpM5s
  • Last Edit: September 11, 2017, 01:11:01 PM by Doobie Keebler
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Re: official 2018 US midterm election thread
Reply #90
:sigh: Sometimes I think Michigan celebrities are competing to see who can be the most embarrassing.

Re: official 2018 US midterm election thread
Reply #91
Holy crap. What do you do when the actual candidates are more whacked out than Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Herbert Camacho?

He's supposed to be a parody, but real life is more of a parody!!!
"That which can be asserted with evidence can also be dismissed without evidence." (Dave Hawkins)

Re: official 2018 US midterm election thread
Reply #92
That was actually quite refreshing compared to Trump

Re: official 2018 US midterm election thread
Reply #93
That was actually quite refreshing compared to Trump

Hopefully he is less of a Rorschach candidate than trump.
"That which can be asserted with evidence can also be dismissed without evidence." (Dave Hawkins)

Re: official 2018 US midterm election thread
Reply #94
Gotta say, even ignoring all the President Camacho going on, I'm disappointed in the slant rhymes.

I mean, any singer worth anything should be able to make 'abroad' and 'God' rhyme.

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Re: official 2018 US midterm election thread
Reply #95
"I understand Donald Trump better than many people because I really am a lot like him." - Dave Hawkins

Re: official 2018 US midterm election thread
Reply #96
don't want to know anything about Cruz's staff tbh

  • ksen
Re: official 2018 US midterm election thread
Reply #97
California's Sen. Feinstein Gets Democratic Primary Challenger

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California's senior senator, Dianne Feinstein, is up for re-election next year, and she is getting a challenge from a fellow Democrat, someone who is 34 years younger. As KQED's Scott Shafer reports, the race reflects the leftward tilt of the party since last year's election.

Say it ain't so Di Fi!

  • ksen
Re: official 2018 US midterm election thread
Reply #98
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2017/10/17/this-chart-should-really-worry-republicans-about-2018/?utm_term=.f1530ef1c1b6

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uried inside the new CNN poll is a finding that won't make many headlines, but should probably cause a good bit of concern for Republicans.

The poll asked the standard "generic ballot" question: Would you prefer a generic Democrat or a generic Republican in the upcoming election? Democrats lead on that question for the 2018 midterms by a whopping 16-point margin, 54 percent to 38 percent.

Story doesn't mention if the poll was registered voters or likely voters.

I was reading in a different story today that said pollsters were saying that even a 5 point differential in the generic for the Democrats would be pretty likely to lead to the Dems flipping the House.

  • el jefe
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Re: official 2018 US midterm election thread
Reply #99
Gotta say, even ignoring all the President Camacho going on, I'm disappointed in the slant rhymes.

I mean, any singer worth anything should be able to make 'abroad' and 'God' rhyme.
they do rhyme.  at least for those of us with the cot-caught merger.