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    The Democrats have a 'live-one' in Beto O'Rourke. Despite losing to Cruz, he's their best chance to beat Trump in '20. He has the donation power of the Left. Deep pockets Hollywood helped raise his campaign mega-millions. I guess they liken this Ivy Leaguer to JFK. The only dirt the Carl Roves of today could muster on him was an old college newspaper quote about an actress. Paraphrasing, "her only redeeming qualities were her big breasts and tight ass."
    Cool guy with enthusiasm that requires a drug test. Check out this f-bomb he made last night on national tv.
    https://variety.com/2018/politics/ne...ch-1203021779/

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    Nelson and Gillum fucked me good. Had some sweet prices on them. Never again with Florida. Nelson will have a recount but doubt it changes anything. Made most back on the Dems winning the house but I thought I was gonna have a grand night.

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    The Dems winning the House was sweet but an expensive risk. Not much of a sweater especially with Wolf Blitzer rooting along.
    Getting Senate results in NV was like pulling teeth. The Secretary of Elections gave out some lame excuse for the delay. They were just disorganized. First partial returns looked like a Heller landslide. He was ready for a victory speech. lol. Oops wrong score.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ronbets View Post
    The Dems winning the House was sweet but an expensive risk. Not much of a sweater especially with Wolf Blitzer rooting along.
    Getting Senate results in NV was like pulling teeth. The Secretary of Elections gave out some lame excuse for the delay. They were just disorganized. First partial returns looked like a Heller landslide. He was ready for a victory speech. lol. Oops wrong score.
    I saw the last vote was only cast at 9:51 local time..sure rural votes were in when the closed hence the lead for Heller..met the guy at the Vegas race in March, seemed to not like my interview questions, which I didn't think were over the top.

    Still think FL Senate is Scott's unless boxes of ballots were "misplaced" like in the Franken race years back..

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    LOL, Al Franken and misplaced ballots. Was good as a comedian but picked the wrong era to be photographed grabbing a woman's chest.
    The first excuse the NV Election site used for the delay was the overwhelming crowds at closing time. Their 'honorable' remark was that nobody in line would be denied to vote. The Republicans were gathered at the South Point Casino waiting and waiting and drinking, etc. Fake results for about one half hour.

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    Menendez was practically free money in that state...

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    crapped out on my parlay yesterday..took the +150 fave in NASCAR..not looking good for McSally as well..

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    McSally blew a 4th quarter lead with some mysterious uncounted ballots. Sinema is drawing clear. Still, most books haven't graded it yet. Never seen such a cut-throat mid-term election. Times are really changing with things like recanted concessions, law suits, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ronbets View Post
    McSally blew a 4th quarter lead with some mysterious uncounted ballots. Sinema is drawing clear. Still, most books haven't graded it yet. Never seen such a cut-throat mid-term election. Times are really changing with things like recanted concessions, law suits, etc.
    Very interesting state here..Kyl very moderate more like McCain than Trump..and very popular. Speculation is Gov names McSally as Kyl's replacement since he said he wasn't serving past January. No one else to really name in the state minus a relative unknown.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ronbets View Post
    McSally blew a 4th quarter lead with some mysterious uncounted ballots. Sinema is drawing clear. Still, most books haven't graded it yet. Never seen such a cut-throat mid-term election. Times are really changing with things like recanted concessions, law suits, etc.
    Ronbets,
    Arizona is not about mysterious votes. They have early voting and don’t open the ballots until Election Day to check signatures.
    Lawsuits have long been a part of the electoral process, we have a decentralized election system but a Federal law that trumps state laws, which trump county law, which trumps county and local administrator judgement calls. Concessions have never been a relevant feature of electoral outcomes, only the cards talk.
    Also Al Franken didn’t grab the woman’s boobs, he just posed for a photo pretending to do so on a flight full of soldiers and in view of the woman’s husband. Not his finest hour but certainly not A breast trope of the type that Bill Clinton and Trump have been credibly accused of.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paddyboy111 View Post
    Ronbets,
    Arizona is not about mysterious votes. They have early voting and don’t open the ballots until Election Day to check signatures.
    Lawsuits have long been a part of the electoral process, we have a decentralized election system but a Federal law that trumps state laws, which trump county law, which trumps county and local administrator judgement calls. Concessions have never been a relevant feature of electoral outcomes, only the cards talk.
    Also Al Franken didn’t grab the woman’s boobs, he just posed for a photo pretending to do so on a flight full of soldiers and in view of the woman’s husband. Not his finest hour but certainly not A breast trope of the type that Bill Clinton and Trump have been credibly accused of.

    Maricopa County Recorder Adrian Fontes set up four “Emergency Voting” locations(all 4 in heavily dem areas mind you), despite two problems: (1) there was no emergency, and (2) after asking permission from the Board of Supervisors to set up the “Emergency Voting” locations and being told “No,” he did it anyway. He also then mixed these votes in with the legit ballots..game set and match

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    Quote Originally Posted by kcburgh View Post
    Maricopa County Recorder Adrian Fontes set up four “Emergency Voting” locations(all 4 in heavily dem areas mind you), despite two problems: (1) there was no emergency, and (2) after asking permission from the Board of Supervisors to set up the “Emergency Voting” locations and being told “No,” he did it anyway. He also then mixed these votes in with the legit ballots..game set and match
    The early vote locations were established because people had been disuaded by long lines in early voting. It meant that early voting was allowed for two extra days for those who might have to work on election day. He was never told no, a Republican elections official told him "Yes, you are allowed to do this, but please segregate these votes in case we want to challenge later". The GOP official didnt have authority to make him segregate the votes, so the election official didnt touch the ballots, they counted them with all the others. They amounted to 3,000 votes.

    A realistic impact is that Sinema wins these votes by 10 points, and that 60% would have been made Tuesday if not on the weekend. So I put impact at 180 votes. But certainly not more than 3,000.

    Sinema is up by 35,800 votes, and this will expand before the counting is done.

    In summary, not at all "mysterious", not at all illegal (GOP not even suing, this is a controversy that exists only in right-wing media), and not anywhere close to the difference in the election.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paddyboy111 View Post
    Also Al Franken didn’t grab the woman’s boobs, he just posed for a photo pretending to do so on a flight full of soldiers and in view of the woman’s husband. Not his finest hour but certainly not A breast trope of the type that Bill Clinton and Trump have been credibly accused of.
    Paddyboy, wtf do you come up with this defense for Al Franken? Let's get a little deeper. Here is a quote from the victim Leann Tweeden earlier in the flight. Her husband present??
    “He came at me, put his hand on the back of my head, mashed his lips against mine and aggressively stuck his tongue in my mouth,” Tweeden writes in a post released Thursday. “I immediately pushed him away with both of my hands against his chest and told him if he ever did that to me again I wouldn’t be so nice about it next time.”
    If I'm prosecutor, that's sexual harassment/assault.

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