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Midterm Elections

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  • Registered Users Posts: 12,094 ✭✭✭✭Rjd2


    But surely democratic voters would be put off by that and republican voters would be voting republican anyway?

    lesser of two evils is the logic for voting for him in that state. Better have someone who will vote with against Trump sometimes rather than a full blown Trumper.

    Don't take the Kav vote seriously with him, he would have voted no if Collins was a no, those 2 are very shrewd operators and would have been in contact a lot before it was decided.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,299 ✭✭✭PropJoe10


    FrostyJack wrote: »
    rossie1977 wrote: »
    Hannity has spent years s**t-stirring and giving life to outlandish conspiracy theories. He freely admits he is an entertainer. He is one step down from Alex Jones.

    While I ain't a fan of Maddow she at least has journalistic integrity.

    Ok I will concede that, maybe it was hyperbole on my behalf, still she cannot stand her style.
    She's good, but it takes her about a week to actually say anything which is pretty annoying. When she does get around to making her point, she's actually pretty good.


  • Registered Users Posts: 32,777 ✭✭✭✭gmisk


    That homophobic hag Kim Davis lost her seat as county clerk... Hahahahahahaha


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,375 ✭✭✭✭prawnsambo


    Faugheen wrote: »
    Still loads of votes to be counted in 3 south east counties, which largely favour Democrats.
    Yeah. About 700k votes to go there, splitting roughly 2/3 Democrat. So a margin of approx 200-250k


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,029 ✭✭✭hill16bhoy


    Loads of rural counties still to report in Texas.

    But...neither have Houston or El Paso yet reported either.

    The county Houston is in is 16% of the entire state.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,029 ✭✭✭hill16bhoy


    Looks like the Republicans have held Kentucky 6. :(


  • Registered Users Posts: 39,546 ✭✭✭✭KevIRL


    Dems ahead in 21 GOP held districts. Need to pick up 21 seats to take the house...


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,094 ✭✭✭✭Rjd2


    KevIRL wrote: »
    Dems ahead in 21 GOP held districts. Need to pick up 21 seats to take the house...

    Still 4/6 to regain the house, they were 1/8 an hour ago and were odds against not to long ago:P


  • Registered Users Posts: 39,546 ✭✭✭✭KevIRL


    GOP going better than expected in non-house races it seems.

    Florida pretty much done now


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,029 ✭✭✭hill16bhoy


    This won't affect tonight's races obviously but potentially a huge development as regards future races there.

    Voting is a right, not a privilege.

    https://twitter.com/10NewsWTSP/status/1059985624588001281


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  • Registered Users Posts: 15,263 ✭✭✭✭manual_man


    Rjd2 wrote: »
    Still 4/6 to regain the house, they were 1/8 an hour ago and were odds against not to long ago:P

    put a fiver on a tie in the house 100/1


  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 16,382 Mod ✭✭✭✭Manic Moran


    The way that you guys are breathlessly reporting (at stupid o clock Irish time) preliminary results with a small proportion of votes in thus far is fascinating.

    Personally, I’m not paying much attention to it. I get on an airplane in ten minutes, I figure that when I land at 22:30pm in California there might actually be realistic news. And if the Ds take the House as expected, then there was no point in getting worked up over it.

    My suggestion, go to bed. Come back in the morning, rested, and with a good slew of data to chew over. The result will be the result.


  • Registered Users Posts: 39,546 ✭✭✭✭KevIRL


    manual_man wrote: »
    put a fiver on a tie in the house 100/1

    Cant place any bets over here :(


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,094 ✭✭✭✭Rjd2


    Indiana senate looks like a win for GOP.


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,263 ✭✭✭✭manual_man


    KevIRL wrote: »
    Cant place any bets over here :(

    Are you living over there?


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,094 ✭✭✭✭Rjd2


    manual_man wrote: »
    put a fiver on a tie in the house 100/1

    Incredible scenes if that happens.:P


  • Registered Users Posts: 39,546 ✭✭✭✭KevIRL


    manual_man wrote: »
    Are you living over there?

    Nope, just over for a few days with work


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,263 ✭✭✭✭manual_man


    Rjd2 wrote: »
    Incredible scenes if that happens.:P

    odds were too good to pass up. still very unlikely. but i figured if Dems win the house it would be by a fairly narrow margin. time will tell


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,356 ✭✭✭✭rossie1977


    The way that you guys are breathlessly reporting (at stupid o clock Irish time) preliminary results with a small proportion of votes in thus far is fascinating.

    Personally, I’m not paying much attention to it. I get on an airplane in ten minutes, I figure that when I land at 22:30pm in California there might actually be realistic news. And if the Ds take the House as expected, then there was no point in getting worked up over it.

    My suggestion, go to bed. Come back in the morning, rested, and with a good slew of data to chew over. The result will be the result.
    1pm here in Melbourne :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,356 ✭✭✭✭rossie1977


    Rjd2 wrote: »
    Indiana senate looks like a win for GOP.
    Barely any votes in from Gary and Evansville two of the major population centres in the state.
    Going to be alot of close races I expect. Dems can't afford to lose Florida and Indiana or it could be a bad night at least Senate wise


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,731 ✭✭✭FrostyJack


    The way that you guys are breathlessly reporting (at stupid o clock Irish time) preliminary results with a small proportion of votes in thus far is fascinating.

    Personally, I’m not paying much attention to it. I get on an airplane in ten minutes, I figure that when I land at 22:30pm in California there might actually be realistic news. And if the Ds take the House as expected, then there was no point in getting worked up over it.

    My suggestion, go to bed. Come back in the morning, rested, and with a good slew of data to chew over. The result will be the result.

    Some people enjoy politics like sports. Small wins like a tackle in a game can be exciting. Obviously the result at the end of the game is the most important but it is fun to watch the play by play. There hasn't been a more important election since 2016 world wide, I know that you don't see that as you are happy with some of the situation Trump or the GOP as created. The rest of us with a helicopter view need at least the House to turn to the Dems.


  • Registered Users Posts: 39,546 ✭✭✭✭KevIRL


    The way that you guys are breathlessly reporting (at stupid o clock Irish time) preliminary results with a small proportion of votes in thus far is fascinating.

    Personally, I’m not paying much attention to it. I get on an airplane in ten minutes, I figure that when I land at 22:30pm in California there might actually be realistic news. And if the Ds take the House as expected, then there was no point in getting worked up over it.

    My suggestion, go to bed. Come back in the morning, rested, and with a good slew of data to chew over. The result will be the result.

    latest?cb=20141011043748


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,962 ✭✭✭✭dark crystal


    I'm going to have to drink my own body weight in coffee in work tomorrow :(


  • Registered Users Posts: 39,546 ✭✭✭✭KevIRL


    Manchin holds


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,094 ✭✭✭✭Rjd2


    rossie1977 wrote: »
    Barely any votes in from Gary and Evansville two of the major population centres in the state.
    Going to be alot of close races I expect. Dems can't afford to lose Florida and Indiana or it could be a bad night at least Senate wise

    Fair enough, does seem to be a lot of people of people calling Indiana for the Republicans though.:o

    https://twitter.com/voxdotcom/status/1059988550358364161


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,248 ✭✭✭✭BoJack Horseman


    So, about this "blue wave"?

    When does it start?


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,094 ✭✭✭✭Rjd2


    KevIRL wrote: »
    Manchin holds

    Was it ever a doubt? Strong Trump territory but gets it done,shrewd operator he is.


  • Registered Users Posts: 39,546 ✭✭✭✭KevIRL


    So, about this "blue wave"?

    When does it start?

    barely a ripple


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,029 ✭✭✭hill16bhoy


    Even if Beto can win Texas, it looks like the Dems are going to take a bit of a pounding in the senate.

    Could easily be 55-45 at the end of the night.

    Nelson still has an outside shot at Florida as I type, but Gillum is gone in the Governor's race. That's an absolutely sickening result given the gutter campaign run by De Santis.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 887 ✭✭✭seamusk84


    KevIRL wrote: »
    barely a ripple

    Yup, officially getting nervous now....


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