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#802 Dec 13 2017 at 8:25 AM Rating: Good
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As Democrats add Senate seat, GOP left to bicker over what happened in Alabama
I wonder if trolling for teens in malls had anything to do with it.

My favorite part was his wife publicly saying "We don't hate Jews, we have a Jew!"

Edited, Dec 13th 2017 10:58am by lolgaxe
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Yeah, Moore was the worst possible candidate and they would have kept the seat with Strange (or probably almost anyone else).

However, all the special elections and state elections thus far have shown real movement towards the Democrats with districts that are +20 R keeping the seat by four or five points instead of twenty. And Virginia's state GOP lost around fifteen seats in the state legislature. So, while Strange would have won, if the result was Strange +5 instead of Strange +22, it wouldn't have surprised me. This should be very worrying to Republicans since few places are as deeply red as Alabama and a fifteen or twenty point leftward swing means a Democratic victory in a whole lot of places (as we saw in VA).
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#804 Dec 13 2017 at 11:41 AM Rating: Excellent
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Trump's base turned on him fast too, "Trump really supported Strange" and "Moore had too much baggage" and "guy is part of the swamp that needs to be drained" and "his actions around girls less than half his age were pretty disgusting" and so on and so forth. All quotes from /r/the_donald this morning...

Guess we figured out what it would take to turn Alabama blue well, at least temporarily.
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#805 Dec 13 2017 at 1:12 PM Rating: Good
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Guess we figured out what it would take to turn Alabama blue


A plastic bag over their collective heads?
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Professor stupidmonkey wrote:
someproteinguy wrote:
Guess we figured out what it would take to turn Alabama blue


A plastic bag over their collective heads?
That'd be kind of bad for the environment. Thankfully they have plenty of teenagers and a poor *** education curriculum. Smiley: rolleyes
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#807 Dec 13 2017 at 8:37 PM Rating: Good
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Of course, he'll probably lose by less than 1% so I'm not ready to start singing Kumbaya just yet.

He lost by a margin less than the total write-in votes. Smiley: laughSmiley: laughSmiley: laughSmiley: laughSmiley: laughSmiley: laughSmiley: laugh
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Yup. Although (per 538) the write-ins would have had to break 9:1 for Moore if they were to swing the difference. Without the ability to write in, I'm guessing many of those people would have just stayed home.
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#809 Dec 14 2017 at 8:35 AM Rating: Good
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Kentucky state Rep. Dan Johnson was found dead of a single .44 gunshot wound near Mount Washington in a probable suicide Wednesday, a day after he denied allegations of sexually assaulting a 17 year old in 2013. Prior to taking his life he posted on social media that "GOD and only GOD knows the truth, nothing is the way they make it out to be. AMERICA will not survive this type of judge and jury fake news. Conservatives take a stand," which I ... guess he did.
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#810 Dec 14 2017 at 10:47 AM Rating: Excellent
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Nah, he was probably sitting down when he fired the gun. Typical lazy Republican. Smiley: disappointed
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#811 Dec 15 2017 at 8:20 AM Rating: Good
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Typical lazy Republican.
He might have been, but now that his wife wants his seat as a congresscritter herself I'm forced to speculate that she straight up murderized him. So at least she's willing to get her hands dirty and put the work in.
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Paul Ryan says that Americans need to have more babies because that's apparently the only possible way for a nation to increase its population of young and working age people. I can't possibly think of any other way.
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#813 Dec 15 2017 at 9:50 AM Rating: Excellent
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Typical lazy Republican.
He might have been, but now that his wife wants his seat as a congresscritter herself I'm forced to speculate that she straight up murderized him. So at least she's willing to get her hands dirty and put the work in.
Yet another stereotypical "good Christian housewife," always plotting, always murdering, always seeking power... Smiley: disappointed

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Paul Ryan says that Americans need to have more babies because that's apparently the only possible way for a nation to increase its population of young and working age people. I can't possibly think of any other way.
No we're DONE. Smiley: mad

Guess that explains the Republican anti-abortion stance and poor *** education in schools. It's better than letting brown people into your country.

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#815 Dec 15 2017 at 10:02 AM Rating: Good
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MAKE.
MORE.
WHITE PEOPLE.
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#816 Dec 15 2017 at 10:47 AM Rating: Excellent
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Okay, but we'll need to swing by the hardware store on the way home to buy some paint, and maybe duct tape.
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#817 Dec 15 2017 at 11:36 AM Rating: Excellent
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Jophiel wrote:
This should be very worrying to Republicans since few places are as deeply red as Alabama and a fifteen or twenty point leftward swing means a Democratic victory in a whole lot of places (as we saw in VA).


I was reading some analysis this morning that suggested Arizona may be turning purple this time around, as Jeff Flake's replacement is either going to be Kelli Ward or anyone else, and anyone else may just win it.
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#818 Dec 15 2017 at 11:47 AM Rating: Excellent
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Okay, but we'll need to swing by the hardware store on the way home to buy some paint, and maybe duct tape.
Station.
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Paul Ryan says that Americans need to have more babies because that's apparently the only possible way for a nation to increase its population of young and working age people. I can't possibly think of any other way.
I know what you're thinking and while its worked for hundreds of years, there's no way it could work now.
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#821 Dec 19 2017 at 3:24 PM Rating: Excellent
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A Republican seat flipped Democratic in a wild recount Tuesday - with the Democrat winning by a single vote - creating a rare 50-50 tie between the parties in the House of Delegates and refashioning the political landscape in Richmond.

Still two races being recounted but that's sixteen State House seats lost by the Virginia GOP in last month's election.
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#822 Dec 19 2017 at 5:54 PM Rating: Excellent
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My vote doesn't matter!
Well if you're registered to vote in Virginia it matters, otherwise you might going to jail for voting illegally. Those of us in safe red or blue states will have to take solace in the fact that while our vote might not be super important in big elections, at least we get bombarded by far far fewer political adds.
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I'd like to point out that none of the losing votes mattered. in the maximal case scenario for a majority winner take all system, 50% or more of the votes can never matter.
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I'd like to point out that none of the losing votes mattered. in the maximal case scenario for a majority winner take all system, 50% or more of the votes can never matter.

Technically, none matter until you reach the tipping point and they all matter, then you hit diminishing returns.
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Votes that matter isn't the same as confirmation of victory. Votes that don't matter are votes that when removed do not affect the results. Any votes for candidates who did not win or in excess of the minimum number needed to win are irrelevant to the outcome of a winner take all system.

If Adam wins against Bob 60-40 then 19 Adam voters could have stayed home and Adam will have the number he needed to win. All 40 of Bob voters could have stayed home because Bob could not have won. 41/100 votes mattered.

It's like putting together Ikea furniture. Just because you know they give you spare screws doesn't mean you'll throw any away before you're done because you're not sure how many you will need in the end. But after you're done, it's clear certain parts are just extras.

If a majority or plurality of votes are required then the number of votes that matter in a winner take all election is the region bounded by

Z<=Ceiling([N+1]/2)
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Z>=1

where
N is the number of votes cast
Z is the number of votes that matter
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I'd like to point out that none of the losing votes mattered. in the maximal case scenario for a majority winner take all system, 50% or more of the votes can never matter.

On the contrary, at least 50% of the votes always matter. It's really simple if you think about it.
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