2019 Elections

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Two Albuquerque City Council races headed for a run-off

All official results are in Wednesday morning from the consolidated City, County, and Albuquerque Public Schools election in Bernalillo County.

The crowded District 2 race was a big talker where five people are running to unseat current incumbent Isaac Benton. Benton managed to get 42% of the vote, leading Zackary Quintero by more than 20 points, but not enough to avoid a run-off election.

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Los Angeles City Council Votes to Support Medicare for All, Urges Congress to Act

Note: Today, the Los Angeles City Council passed a resolution in support of Medicare for All. With a city population of almost four million, it is the second-most populous city in the U.S. Before the vote, activists and representatives of Los Angeles neighborhood councils rallied in front of Los Angeles City Hall in support of Medicare for All. Additionally, more than 30 people spoke in favor of the resolution before the council and shared powerful personal stories. Public Citizen is part of a coalition urging citizens to press their local governments to pass similar resolutions.

We applaud the Los Angeles City Council for joining the growing movement of city and county councils who are demanding Medicare for All because they have a front-row seat to the devastation wrought by our inequitable and cruel for-profit health care system.

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Millionaire outsider forces runoff in Houston mayor race

HOUSTON (AP) — A millionaire Houston trial lawyer who once supported President Donald Trump forced a runoff election for mayor Tuesday night to keep alive his outsider challenge against the incumbent Democrat in Texas' biggest city.

Tony Buzbee, a former Marine who made his fortune taking down big corporations in court, had fewer votes than Mayor Sylvester Turner but denied him the outright victory needed in a crowded race of a dozen candidates to cinch a second term.

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Newcomers rule in Bevil Oaks City Council election

Once officially seated, the Bevil Oaks City Council will be made up largely of newcomers, as only one of two incumbents running for re-election Tuesday was granted a seat. Three other races involved no incumbent.

The only incumbent to win her seat back was Mayor Becky Ford, who has spent more than a decade in the office.

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Venice elects a new mayor Ron Feinsod

An odd-numbered year still means elections in Venice.

With early votes in for the race, Ron Feinsod narrowly winning over City Councilman Bob Daniels and blogger Frankie Abbruzzino.

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Black Democrat Wins in Redrawn District After Racial Gerrymander Case

Even as Republicans swept statewide offices in Mississippi on Tuesday night, Joseph Thomas, an African American Democrat in a district that stretches across six counties, narrowly ousted a Republican incumbent. Earlier this year, a federal court forced the GOP-led Legislature to redraw the boundaries for that district, Senate District 22, after finding that they had drawn it in a way that was intended to dilute black voting power.

#"It was an exciting race. We did our best and we came out victorious. We're excited to serve all the citizens of District 22," Thomas told the Jackson Free Press Thursday morning, saying he wants to focus on job creation, advocating for the elderly, and working as "a champion for our schools."

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Democrat wins the mayor's seat in Republican stronghold of Zionsville

ZIONSVILLE, Ind. (WTHR) - When Emily Styron decided to run for mayor of Zionsville, she admits "I didn't expect to win."

That's because the mother of three ran as a Democrat in a town that's forever been bright red Republican.

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Socialist Kshama Sawant declares victory in Seattle City Council race

Seattle’s socialist Councilmember Kshama Sawant declared victory Saturday after later vote tallies powered her dramatic comeback. She trailed by a large margin on election night before passing challenger Egan Orion on Friday.

The District 3 race, which Sawant is almost certain to win, attracted national attention in recent weeks as business interests poured money into the contest, coming to signify for some a referendum on the influence of companies like Amazon over the Seattle City Council.

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Democrats pick up 1 seat in Onondaga County Legislature, despite 30K voter advantage

Democrats were only able to pick up one seat in the Onondaga County Legislature on election night, despite running challengers to most of the Republican incumbents. That keeps Democrats in the minority, bringing their total to six out of 17 seats, even though they have a 30,000 active voter advantage over Republicans in the county. Democrats were able to break up the Republican supermajority in the legislature.

Democrat Mary Kuhn was able to win the seat vacated by Democratic legislator Tom Buckel. She defeated Republican Courtney Hills. But several days before the election, Kuhn was the subject of a mailer, sent out to voters in the district that accused her of attacking Israel and the U.S. military, based on past Facebook posts she shared. Kuhn said it was an attempt by Republicans to smear her and accuse her of anti-Semetism, and she addressed it on election night.

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Miss. democrats evaluating election losses

ACKSON -- Some Mississippi Democrats are second-guessing the party's strategies after Republicans swept all eight statewide offices in this year's general election.

The two Democrats at the top of the ticket were Attorney General Jim Hood, who lost the governor's race to Republican Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves, and state Rep. Jay Hughes, who lost the lieutenant governor's race to Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann.

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Louisiana governor wins re-election

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards (D) won a second term on Saturday, overcoming a wealthy Republican challenger in a state that has increasingly leaned to the right in recent years.

With 96 percent of precincts reporting, Edwards led businessman Eddie Rispone (R) by 50.7 percent to 49.3 percent margin. The Associated Press projected Edwards would hold on.

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Mack Cormier defeats state Rep. Chris Leopold in House District 105, flipping seat for Democrats

Mack Cormier defeated two-term Republican state Rep. Chris Leopold in Saturday's run-off, flipping a Plaquemines Parish seat for the Democrats.

Cormier took about 54% of the ballots and 7,177 votes overall in House District 105, which also includes portions of Algiers and the West Bank of Jefferson Parish.

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RUNOFF ELECTION RESULTS: Stemming from November 5th elections

Weeks after municipal elections took place along the Grand Strand and in the Pee Dee, runoff election results are starting to come in tonight.

Editor's Note: Winners will be denoted with a "(W)" after the vote total.

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DEMS SET TO TAKE OVER AMSTERDAM GOV’T

FONDA — Democrats are set to take control of the city of Amsterdam’s government.

The Montgomery County Board of Elections counted absentee ballots Tuesday.

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Brodowski And Unger: Two New Voices For New Garden

As Nov. 5 turned into Nov. 6, the final tabulations listed on the Chester County official election results website spelled out the immediate future of the New Garden Township Board of Supervisors:

Candidates Votes

Kristie Brodowski (D) 1,154

David Unger (D) 1,135

Richard Ayotte (R) Incumbent 1,046

Randy Geouque (R) Incumbent 1,102

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Suburbia Goes Blue

The blue wave buoying Democrats across the country has come to Delaware County. For the first time since the Civil War, Democrats control the County Council. It’s an impressive feat of political organizing, and an encouraging defeat for old-fashioned machine politics. But Delaware County’s flip is also a perfect example of a far broader trend: educated suburban voters switching to the Democrats, and dealing defeats to Republicans nationwide. It’s a change that’s sure to reshape the Democratic party and potentially make its already fractious coalition even harder to hold together.

These wins can be partially explained by the extreme unpopularity of President Trump. In 2016, Hillary Clinton won inner-ring suburbs by five million votes. Importantly, there was little regional differentiation; Clinton won wealthier suburbs in Texas, Georgia, Arizona, Michigan, and California, states with radically different political landscapes.

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Des Moines runoff election results: Frank Cownie has unofficial win

DES MOINES, Iowa — Voters in Des Moines took part in a runoff election to decide a rather testy election for mayor and two council seats.

Unofficial results show longtime Mayor Frank Cownie has defeated former Iowa Senator Jack Hatch. Cownie has the unofficial win with 10,312 to Hatch's 10,023, a narrow 289-vote margin.

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City Council Runoff Election Results

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Voters headed back to the polls Tuesday to decide the fate of two city council seats.

Runoff elections happened Tuesday for Albuquerque Districts 2 and 4.

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Houston City Council Runoff Election Results 2019

Polls have closed in Houston where residents cast their ballots in the runoff race for mayor as well as for several city council races that did not end with a clear winner in the November election.

A total of 11 city council seats will be decided by Saturday's election.

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Democrats taking council control in Pence’s Indiana hometown

COLUMBUS, Ind. – Democrats will enter 2020 with a City Council majority in Republican Vice President Mike Pence’s Indiana hometown for the first time since the 1980s after a recount confirmed a candidate’s one-vote victory margin.

Democrats captured their 4-3 Columbus City Council majority in November’s election as they defeated two Republican incumbents, including Democrat Jerone Wood’s 260-259 win over Republican Councilman Dascal Bunch.

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It's been an honor sharing all the 2019 races with you good folks 2019 was a great year for Democrats but now i think it's time to retire this thread & start a new one thanks so much.

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