Live-blogging election night, November 3, 2015

An interesting set of elections in off-year (anti-democratic) states. Some intermittent live-blogging–

Final results in the rest of the special elections must wait until tomorrow or later. Washington state has two house districts up, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts one, Missouri three, Michigan and Texas one. Georgia has a house and a senate seat up; Maine has two house districts. Of these 13 contests, four are for seats held by the GOP (in Washington, Missouri and Georgia). It will be interesting to see whether there’s any shift. At this point, Virginia’s house seats seem to be staying put, party-wise. Only the [34th] seems to be switching, [correction] and it’s a very close race.

Bevin took the Kentucky governorship. He should be good for headlines.

Now Bevin’s odd candidacy looks like enough to get him the governorship in Kentucky. He’s still solidly ahead of Conway with most precincts in. On the other hand, Grimes is still winning for Sec of State and Beshear for Attorney General. Not a statewide sweep for either party.

In Virginia, a few results are mildly interesting–not in the state senate elections, hyped as the event on which Gov. McAuliffe’s legacy depends, but in some state house elections. At this writing, Democrats may flip a couple of state house districts from red to blue–the 12th and 34th. They might have accomplished more, in the year of Trump, if they had bothered to field candidates in more districts. Out of 21 contested seats currently held by the GOP, they might take 2 or 3 or 4–doesn’t sound like much, but if they had contested twice as many, that would up their percentage in the legislature. Too many VA districts have Republican legislators running unopposed, and the effects may seep into nearby districts.

An hour after polls close in Kentucky, Democrats still ahead in several statewide races, but Bevin ahead of Conway for governor. Polls now closed in Virginia for state house and senate, and in Georgia for special election for House 122. Too early to tell. Two special elections in Maine as well. Results not in.

Half an hour after polls close, Democrats still up on the whole in Kentucky. My question for the whole evening, in most states voting, is the extent of the Trump effect. In how many state and local elections will GOPers bite the dust?

The polls closed first in Kentucky. First up: In the Kentucky gubernatorial election, Democrat Jack Conway is ahead so far. (Link is to the Kentucky Board of Elections.) Dems are also ahead in several other statewide races, though it’s early yet.


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One Response to Live-blogging election night, November 3, 2015

  1. Jeco says:

    For the great majority of mnnkaid are satisfied with appearance, as though they were realities and are often more influenced by the things that seem than by those that are. ~ Nicolo MachiavelliIt is because of the above reason that I believe that Barack Hussein Obama, II will be re-elected in 2012. If that occurs, I also believe that the 2012 election will be the last that will be held in our country for generations and that he will rule for the rest of his natural life.I do not blame the politicians. As Lord Acton stated long ago, power tends to corrupt, but absolute power corrupts absolutely .I have read all of the comments to Robin’s article. You are all such wonderful and thoughtful people. I love each and every one of you and I thank you that I have a community of common values with you.However, here’s the problem:As I mentioned, I do not blame the politicians for their corruption. I blame the electorate. Let me explain:How many people watch American Idolatry (or, if you prefer, American I-Dull )?How many Americans tune in to the Super Bowl?How many American men subscribe to fantasy sports leagues?How many American men can name the top 10 NASCAR drivers but could not name the 10 Commandments (or the NINE justices of the United States Supreme Court)?How many American women tune in to Oprah Winfrey? Of them, how many can articulate a single amendment of the Bill of Rights?I agree with Paul Hubert more than any other reply in the comment string to Robin’s article. We must be on our knees beseeching our Heavely Father to show us mercy and to hear our prayer. We must be in our neighbor’s grille and challenge them on whether or not they have the political acumen to cast a competent vote.None of the candidates discussed in Robin’s article and ensuing commentary is capable of overcoming the Communist apparatus that is now in power. Not a chance. If, by some miracle, they were to they would soon be assassinated (remember Squeaky Fromme and John Hinckley?). Like an impetuous, yet overgrown child, the left refuses to relent even despite overwhelming evidence and fact.I close with the following to further reinforce my point:“For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places”. {Ephesians 6:12}May God bless us and have mercy on us.PMF

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