- Thanks for the Memories
Predictably our one horrible Representative maintained his seat (a lot of MD sees him as the drunk uncle in the corner) but looks like we are keeping Raskin. Our county is solid blue.
- For the Love of Pigs
I really like Jamie Raskin. Very sharp guy.
All of our Dem. candidates up & down the ticket lost except one - our candidate for state representative. Husband was working for a pac for a candidate for state senator, or something. It's very disappointing that she lost.
I hoped for a larger windfall for the dems but the prize is ours! - I believe there is no whining or court ruling that will be able to invalidate legitimate votes for Biden. As time passes things look better and better for him.
- Supporter in 2020
Around here the sporting goods stores have been unable to keep ammunition on the shelves for the last couple months. Maybe some people just wanted to be prepared for fall hunting season, but that doesn’t explain the smaller handgun calibers being bought up. Makes me nervous since our state allows permits to carry.
10:29 p .m. | Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger said that as of 10:15 p.m., there are approximately 90,735 ballots still outstanding.
10:10 p.m. | The latest numbers for Fulton County show a high number for Biden.
Major Fulton County, Georgia update 10:05 PM EST
23,066 newly-counted ballots
79.5% to Biden when he needs to win 68% of outstanding votes outstanding to tie the president.
— Brendan Keefe (@BrendanKeefe) November 5, 2020
By my calculations, looks like under 18,000 votes separate them. Google's numbers via the AP have not changed in over an hour. I am using their old numbers for calculations. Biden is favored to take a hunk of the remaining 90+ thousand votes. Very strong chance Georgia will stand with Biden.
- And got the T-shirt
On a related note, if we don't get to at least an even split in the Senate, Biden's going to have a hell of a time getting anything done except by executive order. That effing Mitch McConnell will still block everything he wants to do. It could be a miserable two years until there's the possibility of electing some more Democratic senators.
Different organizations are treating the states differently. I see some holding off on Arizona while it is called for Biden by others. I can't find any info that seems really uptodate on it.
CNN seems to have really good coverage:
By the end of the day, I am so hoping Biden's win is clear and strong!
- And got the T-shirt
Edited to add: The third batch of votes were drop-offs on election day, so there's no way to know what neighborhood they came from, therefore no way to predice how they might lean.
The first group of that third batch that got counted and reported last night went 59% tRump, so it's a cliff-hanger and a nail biter. When I looked this morning, no more votes had been reported last night, so I assume the counters went home and will come back to work today.
What's going to be THE most hellish situation is if there's an electoral college, and that's a possibility. The representatives from each state collectively get one vote for president, and there are more Repug states than there are Dem. The Senate gets to vote for VP. So we could wind up with tRump-Pence again. Kill me now.