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ap215 wrote: Tue Mar 26, 2024 8:39 pm Flip!

Unofficial Results: Marilyn Lands wins House District 10 seat

MADISON CO., Ala. (WAFF) - Marilyn Lands was declared the winner of the House District 10 seat following a special election on Tuesday.

Lands currently works as a Licensed Professional Counselor in private practice and previously served as the Director of Counseling Services at Wellstone Behavioral Health among other professional roles.

https://www.waff.com/2024/03/27/unoffic ... t-10-seat/
That is just another flip from GOP to Dem where abortion and IVF was a big issue.

Will the GOP ever get the message?
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gounion wrote: Tue Mar 26, 2024 8:51 pm That is just another flip from GOP to Dem where abortion and IVF was a big issue.

Will the GOP ever get the message?
Trump won that district by 1 point . So it isn't that big a flip.
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Glennfs wrote: Tue Mar 26, 2024 9:11 pm Trump won that district by 1 point . So it isn't that big a flip.
It was held by a Republican.

But go ahead, pretend that it doesn't matter at all. I think it will matter a lot in November.
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gounion wrote: Tue Mar 26, 2024 9:29 pm It was held by a Republican.

But go ahead, pretend that it doesn't matter at all. I think it will matter a lot in November.

Any win is a good win but it isn't like a huge republican stronghold was flipped
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Glennfs wrote: Tue Mar 26, 2024 9:35 pm Any win is a good win but it isn't like a huge republican stronghold was flipped
It's a state house seat, not a Congressional seat. But it's another place where abortion and IVF was a big issue, and people voted for women's freedom to choose. Downplay it all you want. It's why you guys are screaming about immigration - because you're on the losing end of every other issue that people care about.
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Glennfs wrote: Tue Mar 26, 2024 9:35 pm Any win is a good win but it isn't like a huge republican stronghold was flipped
I just noticed. It was a 62-37 landslide in a R+1 district. You SHOULD have reason to worry, this shows how powerful the issue is for November.
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gounion wrote: Wed Mar 27, 2024 3:18 pm I just noticed. It was a 62-37 landslide in a R+1 district. You SHOULD have reason to worry, this shows how powerful the issue is for November.
These special election results don't worry me. Because democrats are far more motivated to get out.
While I don't know the turnout but in most special elections it is pretty low.
However the result is good news for Biden. If in those 6 states or so that are going to decide the election the democratic party can inspire a large turnout our country will be saved from 4 years of Trump.
The burden of Biden is better than the turmoil of Trump
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Glennfs wrote: Wed Mar 27, 2024 3:46 pm These special election results don't worry me. Because democrats are far more motivated to get out.
While I don't know the turnout but in most special elections it is pretty low.
However the result is good news for Biden. If in those 6 states or so that are going to decide the election the democratic party can inspire a large turnout our country will be saved from 4 years of Trump.
The burden of Biden is better than the turmoil of Trump
Abortion has proven to be a big motivating factor for women. Against the GOP.

Good news is Trump has no money. He's not even campaigning now (It's Biden that going all over the country - you were wrong with THAT prediction, weren't you?), and his campaign is broke - spending all the money on his lawyers, and the RNC is broke.

He won't spend his own money on the campaign, even if he gets a windfall from Truth Social.

So it's a turnout campaign, and Biden is amassing a war chest to drive turnout at the grassroots level.
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Montana Supreme Court Strikes Down Voting Laws Intended to Disenfranchise Indigenous Voters

HELENA, Mont. — The Montana Supreme Court today ruled in favor of a collection of Native American organizations and tribes, holding that two state laws that hinder Native American participation in the state’s electoral process violate the fundamental right to vote under the Montana Constitution. The case, Western Native Voice et al. v. Jacobsen et al., was consolidated with a challenge brought by the Montana Democratic Party and various youth voting organizations.

One measure, HB 176, would have ended Election Day registration; the other, HB 530, aimed to prohibit paid third-party ballot assistance. Native American voters living on reservations disproportionately rely upon both Election Day registration and ballot assistance to cast votes in Montana. That is why in 2020, two Montana courts struck down a substantially similar measure to HB 530, finding the restriction on ballot collection disproportionately harmful to Native American voters in rural tribal communities. Today, the Montana Supreme Court found that both HB 176 and HB 530 disproportionately and unconstitutionally burdened the voting rights of Native Americans, in part because it is “much more difficult on average for people living on reservations to either get to a polling place on or before election day, or to mail an absentee ballot prior to election day.”

https://www.aclu.org/press-releases/mon ... ous-voters
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In setback to Turkey’s Erdogan, opposition makes huge gains in local election

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey’s main opposition party retained its control over key cities and made huge gains elsewhere in Sunday’s local elections, in a major upset to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who had set his sights on retaking control of those urban areas.

With more than 90% of ballot boxes counted, incumbent Istanbul Mayor Ekrem Imamoglu, of the Republican People’s Party, or CHP, was leading by a wide margin in Turkey’s largest city and economic hub, according to the state-run Anadolu Agency. Mansur Yavas, the mayor of the capital, Ankara, retained his seat with a stunning 25-point difference over his challenger, the results indicated.

https://apnews.com/article/turkey-local ... e1d142ff21
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One newcomer, two incumbents claim Blades council seats

BLADES — Incumbents Nancy McAdams and Donald Trice and newcomer Susan Seltzer emerged as the top vote-getters Monday in a Town Council election that featured four candidates vying for three seats.

Ms. Seltzer polled 90 votes, while Councilwoman McAdams and Councilman Trice earned 73 and 59, respectively.

https://baytobaynews.com/stories/one-ne ... ats,131898
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McGruder, Barnett victorious in Arkansas Delta Democratic runoffs

Two eastern Arkansas Democrats earned spots on the November ballot following victories Tuesday night in their respective primary runoff elections.

Jessie McGruder defeated Raymond Whiteside with 59% of the vote in the House District 35 race, while Hughes Mayor Lincoln Barnett beat Fred Leonard with nearly 56% of the vote in the House District 63 race, according to unofficial results.

https://arkansasadvocate.com/2024/04/02 ... c-runoffs/
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Nick Knoth ousted by First Ward voters in Columbia recall election

Columbia First Ward residents voted Tuesday to remove Columbia City Councilperson Nick Knoth, who served for only one year.

He is the first council member to be successfully recalled in an election in several decades, according to previous Missourian reporting.

https://www.columbiamissourian.com/news ... caf68.html
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Oklahoma official with white nationalist ties is ousted in recall vote

ENID, Okla. — Voters in Enid decided by a nearly 20-point margin Tuesday to remove a City Council member over his ties to white nationalist groups.

Judd Blevins lost his seat on Enid’s six-member City Council by 268 votes, according to unofficial results from the Oklahoma State Election Board. Nearly 1,400 people turned out, about a quarter of Ward 1’s registered voters and hundreds more than voted when Blevins was first elected last year.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/ok ... rcna146029
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Bronson and LaFrance prepare for runoff in Anchorage mayoral election

The top two candidates in Anchorage’s mayoral race say they’re preparing for a runoff election in May.

Initial results posted late Tuesday show Suzanne LaFrance with a slight lead over incumbent Mayor Dave Bronson. She has 36 percent of the vote to his 35 percent. There are still thousands of ballots left to be counted, but neither candidate is expected to push over the 45 percent threshold to avoid a runoff.

https://alaskapublic.org/2024/04/02/ini ... oral-race/
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Right-wing candidates have suffered defeat in school board elections across the St. Louis area

ST. LOUIS – Voters defeated conservative candidates across the St. Louis region on Tuesday, sharply criticizing the right's efforts to gain control of local school boards.

None of the 13 candidates endorsed by right-wing radio talk show host Marc Cox won his race after campaigning against what he called a “woke agenda” in schools.

https://infofifthsteet.biz.id/right-win ... ouis-area/
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Arkansas Supreme Court upholds use of state's electronic voting machines

The Arkansas Supreme Court ruled on Thursday the voting machines currently used in Arkansas comply with state law, contrary to arguments by a group that sued the state to halt their use.

Thursday's ruling upheld a Pulaski County circuit court’s decision from last year. That decision dismissed a lawsuit which argued that Arkansas' voting equipment doesn’t give voters a sufficient chance to review and change their selections, as required by statute.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/pol ... 223630007/
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Ally of Slovakia’s pro-Russian prime minister wins presidential election

(CNN) — Slovak nationalist-left government candidate Peter Pellegrini emerged victorious in the country’s presidential election on Saturday, solidifying the influence of pro-Russian Prime Minister Robert Fico over Slovakia.

Pellegrini, aged 48, emphasized that his win signifies support for the government’s agenda and a rejection of an “opportunistic opposition power center,” a reference to outgoing liberal president Zuzana Caputova.

https://www.cnn.com/2024/04/07/europe/s ... index.html
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Bancroft elected to third term on Newark City Council

District 3 incumbent Jay Bancroft prevailed in Tuesday's city council election, holding off a challenge by two newcomers to secure his third term.

Bancroft won 114 votes, besting Bryan Horsey, who came in second with 88 votes, and Russell Zehnacker, who garnered 44.

https://www.newarkpostonline.com/news/b ... a9461.html
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Results: Douglas County Commission District 2 special election runoff

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ga. — A handful of voters headed to the polls on Tuesday to cast ballots in a special election runoff.

Voters in Douglas County deciding which candidate for County Commission District 2 will fill the position for the remainder of this term. This comes after the previous commissioner decided to retire.

https://www.11alive.com/article/news/po ... 28573ad723
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Election 2024: Incumbent Joe Vinatieri takes big lead in race for Whittier mayor

Incumbent Joe Vinatieri was leading comfortably in the race to represent Whittier residents as their mayor, according to early results from the City Clerk.

Whittier’s general municipal election was held on Tuesday, April 9. It was the culmination of several days of voting by mail and at early voting centers.

https://www.whittierdailynews.com/2024/ ... y-results/
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Everyone Is on Edge for South Korea’s Legislative Elections

The April 10 legislative elections in South Korea loom especially large for President Yoon Suk-yeol. After winning his election in March 2022 by the narrowest margin in the country’s history, the conservative Yoon inherited the National Assembly elected in 2020, in which South Korea’s liberals won a historic landslide thanks to the Moon Jae-in administration’s strong response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Out of the legislature’s 300 seats, the liberal coalition won a 180-seat majority, the largest margin of victory in South Korea’s democratic history.

Two years into his five-year presidential term, Yoon has left a mark in areas that are down to the president alone. Yoon made profligate use of presidential decrees, executive orders that don’t require legislative approval. In his first year, Yoon issued 809 presidential decrees, while his two immediate predecessors, Moon and Park Geun-hye, issued 660 and 653 decrees, respectively, in their first years. Yoon also exerted influence through his appointments—most notably Park Min, the new head of the state-owned broadcaster KBS who sacked popular liberal journalists as soon as he took office. In foreign policy, Yoon capitulated to Japan’s demands to sideline World War II-era Korean forced laborers and release wastewater from the failed Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, paving the way for U.S.-Japan-South Korea trilateral cooperation.

https://foreignpolicy.com/2024/04/09/so ... ions-2024/
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Brilliant.

Democratic tech group aims to shake up Republican statehouses in 2024

Tech for Campaigns, a Democratic organization made up of tech industry workers seeking to influence state elections, is expanding its playing field to include six states where Republicans have commanding majorities in state legislatures.

Jessica Alter, the organization’s co-founder and chair, said in an interview that beginning this year, Tech for Campaigns would commit resources to state legislative candidates in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee and Texas, in addition to swing states such as Arizona and Michigan where the organization has previously focused.

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/ ... rcna145905
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Good start, now someone needs to take on the news business.
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ZoWie wrote: Sun Apr 14, 2024 11:47 am Good start, now someone needs to take on the news business.
I been worried that Trump might pull off a victory. The more I think about it the more I believe while he could win he will find a way to screw it up a week or so before election day.
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