The #Midterms2018 have been exciting, but much of what we are seeing following #ElectionDay was expected by many. There were signs that the Left would stick to its old playbook (it has been successful for decades), and steal this election, too.
To now to just come up with a gimmick like putting one of his flunkies in charge, a political hack in charge to replace him, is hardly blessing the #Georgia election as fair and democratic. salon.com/2018/11/09/vet…
#Georgia's GOP Secretary of State, #BrianKemp, took away her right to vote exactly 50 years to the day since she cast her first ballot in Atlanta. To get back her vote, she is ready to sue #Kemp in federal court, "If someone will help me walk to the courthouse." Any volunteers?
Flipped almost all our constitutional offices from R to D - including our first ever African-American statewide victor. That's Lieutenant Governor, @KateMarshallNV, Attorney General, @AaronDFordNV, Treasurer, @ZConine, and Controller @cebyrnecpa. Not even close to being done. /2
I’ve been saying this #onhere since I joined Twitter 10 years ago. If White liberals don’t get serious about fighting racist voter suppression in the South and all across America, Democrats will continue to underperform where/when it counts the most.
These red/purple state D candidates are going to keep coming up short bc the national party apparatus is too busy trying to accommodate wishy washy unreliable White voters to actually FIGHT voter suppression and give the Black base a shot at a level playing field. It’s surrender.
From now on EVERY time you see ANY Republican candidate, supporter, #MAGA acct, boomer or jew suggesting the promotion of our system to or for ANY PoC, you shut that conversation down. Post this image in the comments and call on all of your friends to do the same.
Votes were still being counted in some precincts, but turnout shattered previous midterm records across the coast, and voters made history by sending diverse leaders to state houses and to Washington. 1/ #ElectionDay
Republicans, who held majorities in both chambers of the U.S. Congress since 2012, lost control of the House despite a late push by President Trump & some candidates to fear monger and scapegoat immigrants in order to increase voter turnout among Trump supporters. 2/ #ElectionDay
.@MarielenaNILC: "Tonight’s election results, on the whole, were a rejection of hatred and anti-immigrant extremists. This offers a renewed sense of hope that we can get back on the path to a more just and inclusive vision for our country." 3/
🇺🇸 LIVE: BREAKING: Results from Indiana shows Republican Mike Braun keeps an impressive 14.5 percent lead against Democrat Joe Donnelly. Rep. Braun leads by more than 115,000 votes against Dem. Donnelly.
🇺🇸 LIVE: BREAKING: Results from Florida’s Gubernatorial Race shows Republican Ron DeSantis gaining some ground against Democrat Andrew Gillum. DeSantis is now behind by only 0.4 percentage points, with 82 percent of the vote in. #ElectionDay#Midterms2018
Lines outside precincts in North Charleston. Machine malfunctions and laptop malfunctions, and worker shortages are creating two hour waits. We’re in touch with the ED of the Bd of Elections to try and get resources to the precincts that need it. #ElectionDay
More from that precinct in N. Charleston. We have to do better America. #ElectionDay
Also hour and a half to two hour waits on Johns Island and James Island in South Carolina. Poll mgrs say they’ll stay as long as necessary, so if you’re in line, don’t leave. #ElectionDay
THREAD: Return to this thread throughout the night for breaking updates on adult-use legalization in Michigan and North Dakota, and medical cannabis legalization in Missouri and Utah (and well as a number of other significant cannabis-related efforts across the US).
Democrat @CharlieCrist won re-election for the US House in Florida's 13th congressional district.
The cannabis connection? Crist held a roundtable in August with @Surterra to drum up support for a bill to provide federal employees and vets access to medical cannabis.
Republican @mattgaetz has won re-election to U.S. House in Florida's 1st congressional district.
Gaetz has become an outspoken pro-cannabis advocate, both in Congress, and in his home state of Florida.
I just voted & was told, along with everyone else at the polling site that we're reg. to vote by mail but none of us are! Even our voter cards say we're not. We had to fill out paperwork & were told our votes won't be counted for 2 weeks. #VoterSuppression@KUSINews@carldemaio
There was also a number of polling site violations taking place. Such as taking pictures & the line standing behind booths so our ballots can be seen by everyone. People were sitting all over the floors voting too. 🤦🏼♀️ #BeAVoter#ElectionDay2018
On a side note, I'm on crutches and unable to put any weight on my foot. The only ♿ booth was being used by non ♿ while I stood for 15 min on one leg waiting for a woman to finish voting. #ElectionDay#vote
Just had a chance to connect with Wexton's campaign spox, Aaron Fritschner, about James @Comey canvassing in VA-10.
Fritschner told Courthouse News Comey “just wanted to help out.” 1/3 #Midterms2018#ElectionDay
It was the former FBI director’s first time canvassing, Fritschner said.
When Comey and his wife Patrice returned their canvassing packet after knocking on a few doors, Comey also offered words of encouragement to a few dozen volunteers on hand.
“This is beyond Democrats or Republicans or Independents, this is about the values of our country & I thank you for what you’re doing today. We will be OK because of people like you,” he said. Fritschner also noted the response from voters who saw Comey was “very positive.”