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Old 12-12-2017, 03:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Election Day in Alabama

Well, here we are. Election day in the State of Alabama.

https://www.nytimes.com/elections/re...ore-doug-jones

I am keeping my eye on Huntsville, Birmingham and Montgomery. To have any chance of winning Jones has to do spectacularly in those urban areas. He can't just be great, Democrats are great in these areas a lot and get beaten every election year. He has to crush Moore in those areas.

I am also looking at that write-in bracket. The more votes we get for Lee Busby or Nick Saban, the better the road gets for Jones

Was nice to see Alabama native Condoleeza Rice, who does not like to get in the spotlight, step up and pretty much condemn Jones
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Old 12-12-2017, 04:10 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I voted this morning and was surprised at the lack of turn out in this area. That's actually not that good for Moore considering my county is one of the reddest in the state.
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The Guardian reports that Alabama court gives last-minute order that could impede recount procedure.

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A court in Montgomery, the state capital, issued an injunction on Monday afternoon ordering election officials around the state to preserve digital images of the ballots cast by Alabama voters in the hard-fought contest between controversial Republican Roy Moore and Democrat Doug Jones.

But the supreme court stayed that injunction almost immediately following a protest lodged by Alabama’s chief election official, the secretary of state, John Merrill. Voting rights experts denounced the ruling as a blow to transparency in a state that already has a flawed vote recount procedure and a somewhat checkered history of questionable election outcomes that the state’s senior officials and courts have allowed to go unchallenged. “There’s no legitimate reason not to preserve ballot images,” said Christopher Sautter, a veteran Washington election lawyer who helped the plaintiffs in the case. “It’s neither expensive nor inconvenient. It amounts to flipping a switch.”

Priscilla Duncan, the lead plaintiff in the case, noted with some amazement that the secretary of state’s protest was lodged with the supreme court at 4.38pm and the justices came back with their ruling at 5.18pm. “It’s just unbelievable that they examined the pleadings and got eight judges to concur in half an hour on a Monday afternoon,” she said.

“We have reason to believe those machines can be compromised. Whether intentionally or through error, there can be some false results, and there have been some tests around the country where there have been some rather sizeable discrepancies.” Theoretically, election officials could go back to the paper ballots as cast by the voters and recount them by hand – a method that many voting rights advocates believe to be the most reliable.

But Alabama law does not provide for such manual recounts, only a machine recount of the digital images that are taken at the time each ballot is cast. If those images are then destroyed, there is no easy way to verify that they were read and counted correctly.
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My rommate's hunkered down at Jones' local office and I got my eyes glued to the results. Gonna be a long night.
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It Appears People In Alabama Are Voting For (Alabama football head coach) Nick Saban in U.S. Senate Special Election
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As cute as the last post's content is, let's make it clear that Moore is going to win this one, and Republicans can forever be kicked in the throat over being the party of high morality. Their ethics are purely about getting and holding onto power.
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Old 12-12-2017, 08:48 PM   #9 (permalink)
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When you have issues like the courts allowing the digital records to be destroyed and the other voter suppression issues I wouldn't blame people for not voting if it's all bs and made up anyway.
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Well.... Nick Saban is a god.
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When you have issues like the courts allowing the digital records to be destroyed and the other voter suppression issues I wouldn't blame people for not voting if it's all bs and made up anyway.
I'm blaming people for voting, for Moore.
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I'm blaming people for voting, for Moore.
Are you sure they are even people and not someone fudging the results?
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Are you sure they are even people and not someone fudging the results?


It's likely the number are fudged (and ratfucked), but you've got to have votes in the box to jimmy them. And Republicans are voting. For Moore.
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And yes, things were officially ratfucked in Alabama for the Democrats. But Republicans still have to go out and vote for their guy to get the win.
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At any rate, the New York Times gives 3-1 odds that Jones will win right now.



https://www.nytimes.com/elections/re...recast-section
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So Jones has finally pulled ahead, with 86% of precincts reporting. The big cities have larger precincts, and take longer to report, and the cities are going heavily for Jones:

Jefferson County (Birmingham) 76% Jones
Montgomery County (Montgomery) 73% Jones

Like everywhere else in the country, cities are more progressive, and lean Democratic. Remember that Trump won Alabama by 28%, so this is an astounding loss for him.

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NYT is giving Jones a 95% chance of winning now.
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We just went 95% chance for a Jones win.

The big stories here is the issue of character and the unprecedented turnout of Black Belt voters in the State.
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Nevermind, AP has marked Jones as winner.
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For this night, if so, I can be proud to know that there are some levels that people in Alabama will not go to.
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The AP just called the election for Jones!
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As cute as the last post's content is, let's make it clear that Moore is going to win this one, and Republicans can forever be kicked in the throat over being the party of high morality. Their ethics are purely about getting and holding onto power.
Yes, I am debating what would be the better situation. If Moore wins he will be a stench that hangs around the GOP long after he is gone. Then again, they already decided to put up with Donnie.
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Nevermind, AP has marked Jones as winner.
Thank God.

I was pretty much ready to give up hope for this country if Moore won. The margin was still too close for comfort.
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let's make it clear that Moore is going to win this one
I'll gladly eat these with a straw hat if the AP call turns out to be true.
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