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2018-11-06 --Tech & Moderator Notes
Election Day open thread
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Posted by trailing wife 2018-11-06 11:50|| || Front Page|| [336103 views ]  Top

#1 There was a lone democratic operative just outside of the no canvassing zone with sign asking to talk to him if you had trouble voting. Sort of looked like the may tag repairman. I think the funniest amendment here in Fl was one that would both ban offshore drilling and indoor vaping. I will put odds that it passes and then people go WTF!
Posted by Thrise Shomble3667 2018-11-06 12:40||   2018-11-06 12:40|| Front Page Top

#2 Voted this morning at 0714. We go to an elementary school. People were as usual polite and considerate. Temperature was +7F.
Posted by Alaska Paul 2018-11-06 13:46||   2018-11-06 13:46|| Front Page Top

#3 Very few young voters around noon where I went.
Posted by gorb 2018-11-06 15:07||   2018-11-06 15:07|| Front Page Top

#4 Just came back from the township hall. Lots of people but they were moving them thru fast so only a few minutes wait. Paper ballots. A mix of young and old voters on a gray and rainy day.
Posted by SteveS 2018-11-06 15:35||   2018-11-06 15:35|| Front Page Top

#5 The text messages from the DNC folks to my phone (who they obviously believe is someone else) are getting really frantic for some reason.

Remember, I don't block them. I like to know what they're doing.

Time will tell.
Posted by Mullah Richard 2018-11-06 15:59||   2018-11-06 15:59|| Front Page Top

#6 P.S., I voted last week.
Posted by Mullah Richard 2018-11-06 16:00||   2018-11-06 16:00|| Front Page Top

#7 I live in a Purple enclave (college town) in the Red State of Oklahoma... Amusing to see the Democratic candidate for governor's campaign signs... No Donkey, just a "Star! and Vote for Me!" Voters at 2PM mostly older types...
Posted by magpie 2018-11-06 16:13||   2018-11-06 16:13|| Front Page Top

Posted by Bright Pebbles 2018-11-06 16:34||   2018-11-06 16:34|| Front Page Top

#9 I voted when the polls opened at 7 AM. No one under 40 was in line. One poll worker was a 20 something young lady. Seemed excited to be there.
Posted by Clith Big Foot7248 2018-11-06 16:48||   2018-11-06 16:48|| Front Page Top

#10 Butler County, Ohio, which is solid Republican territory. Our Democrats were among the first to try running a veteran for office, back in 2006, if I recall correctly, but even that wasn’t enough. Outside the polling place there was a solitary Republican handing out cheat sheets for the voters — the Democrats didn’t even bother to show up this year, though they’re usually there.

Mr. Wife reported no line at all at 2 p.m. I had one before me when I arrived, five waiting when trailing daughter #1 and I left. Newest daughter voted by mail over the weekend, because she is in the hospital being gotten healthy enough for thoracic surgery — we’re hoping for later this week. The polling place was calm and orderly, with no protesters outside, and cheerful faces inside.

Trailing daughter #2 voted this morning, commenting it was heartening to see how many were waiting when the polling place opened in Plano (Dallas), Texas.
Posted by trailing wife 2018-11-06 16:56||   2018-11-06 16:56|| Front Page Top

#11 We have Accuvote card stock for our ballots. We fill in the bubbles with a pen and there is a lot of room between bubbles, so you would have to be seriously out of control to hit another bubble.

Accuvote ballots are put in an optical reader and tallied. In a pinch, you can hand tally, with always a paper backup. Common sense and simple.
Posted by Alaska Paul 2018-11-06 18:57||   2018-11-06 18:57|| Front Page Top

#12 North Texas. Community College. Lots of young people on the campus I would assume, but none in the long line. Mostly over 40 at 3PM. Lots of crew cuts and nary a man-bun in sight. Buncha kids with BETO! signs kind of hanging out, across from the larger "Keep Texas Strong Vote Republican" cowd, and Ted Cruz people and other people on the other side of the sidewalk. The GOP state senate candidate was there shaking hands in person. Chatted with one of the GOP people, said they had a great turnout up here, but they were a bit worried about down by Houston (Dem area). Said north of Dallas (dep red) was setting a GOP record with turnout. Lets hope its enough.
Posted by Injun Bucket8891 2018-11-06 19:36||   2018-11-06 19:36|| Front Page Top

#13 Here in Washington State we vote-by-mail so I dropped off our ballots at the ballot box. They had a climate change item which gave 10% of the tax to the tribes... who are exempt for paying the tax.
Posted by CrazyFool 2018-11-06 20:29||   2018-11-06 20:29|| Front Page Top

#14 Sherrod Brown (D-unions) is now making his acceptance speech —incumbent senator for Ohio, though we’re still looking at projections. But it looks like much else will be Republican.
Posted by trailing wife 2018-11-06 21:29||   2018-11-06 21:29|| Front Page Top

#15 Idaho thankfully is an enclave, though I live in the only Dem. county but its been quiet with people out encouraging people to votein the season's first good snow storm.
Posted by 746 2018-11-06 21:56||   2018-11-06 21:56|| Front Page Top

#16 ABC News projects the Trunks keep the Senate. I couldn't listen to any more of George Stehpanoplois - whatever.
Posted by Bobby 2018-11-06 22:22||   2018-11-06 22:22|| Front Page Top

#17 NBC just called the Senate for the Republicans at 50 seats plus Vice President Pence.

NBC is also calling the House for the Democrats, calling an estimated 229 seats to 206.

Ohio: Republicans won governor, attorney general, auditor, secretary of state, and treasurer with over 70% of precincts reporting.

And my representative, elected to replace John Boehner, was re-elected.
Posted by trailing wife 2018-11-06 22:28||   2018-11-06 22:28|| Front Page Top

#18 Republicans sweep statewide offices in Oklahoma
Posted by badanov 2018-11-06 22:31||   2018-11-06 22:31|| Front Page Top

#19 Cruz (R - Texas) projected to defeat Beto (D - Hollywood).
Posted by Ebbavirt Clunk4147 2018-11-06 22:54||   2018-11-06 22:54|| Front Page Top

#20 Gillum (D) concedes in Florida.
Posted by trailing wife 2018-11-06 22:58||   2018-11-06 22:58|| Front Page Top

#21 Greg Pence, elder brother of the vice president, won his brother’s seat in Indiana.
Posted by trailing wife 2018-11-06 23:22||   2018-11-06 23:22|| Front Page Top

#22 McCaskill loses to Hawley in Missouri, Heitkamp loses to Kramer in North Dakota. Waiting to see if Tester pulls it out in Montana.
Posted by Charles 2018-11-06 23:41||   2018-11-06 23:41|| Front Page Top

#23 With 83% reporting, appears Kemp leads Abrams 53.3% to 45.8% in the Ga. gubernatorial. Absolutely appalling that she's that close.

In the congressional; Pennsylvania and Michigan still not happy with 'Trump created' jobs (reopened steel mills, coal mines) and booming economy. Nothing can convince them to vote republican. Sad, very sad.
Posted by Besoeker 2018-11-06 23:46||   2018-11-06 23:46|| Front Page Top

#24 It looks like Rick Scott pulled it off, 99.43% reporting in Florida and he's up by a little under a percent. So Bye-Bye Nelson too.
Posted by Charles 2018-11-06 23:49||   2018-11-06 23:49|| Front Page Top

23:49 Charles
23:46 Besoeker
23:41 Charles
23:22 trailing wife
22:58 trailing wife
22:54 Ebbavirt Clunk4147
22:49 Snavimble Bucket1794
22:31 badanov
22:30 Bobby
22:28 trailing wife
22:22 Bobby
21:56 746
21:29 trailing wife
20:47 Anomalous Sources
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20:21 Procopius2k
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