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I wrote the thread below on Monday to preview #overlookedelectionstakes: stuff that's way-under-the-radar but so crucial. Now that you've digested the big-picture stuff, time to delve back into all that. In this new thread, I'll review the results of those stakes—& add new ones.
North Carolina: GOP's rumored hope to pack state Supreme Court was thwarted as civil rights attorney Anita Earls ousted Justice Jackson & expanded Dems' majority from 4-3 to 5-2. (Court can only have 2 more seats.) Matters for voting rights litigation. #overlookedelectionstakes
New Hampshire: Safiya Wazir, a one-time refugee, ousted state Rep. Dick Patten in a Dem primary. But Patten attacked Wazir for being an immigrant & a mother, & he endorsed Wazir's GOP opponent. Yesterday, Wazir won. She's heading to the state House. #overlookedelectionstakes
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Hearing the words "Kris Kobach defeated" is akin to listening to the performance of a world class musician. #ksgov
"The nation’s most notorious vote thief has gone down in flames." slate.com/news-and-polit…
"Although Kobach built up a national profile as a formidable politician, he is, in fact, deeply incompetent.... Now Kobach has faced the biggest humiliation of them all: He lost to a Democrat, in Kansas."
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Huge weekend for Democratic gubernatorial candidates getting major newspaper endorsements. (THREAD WARNING)
In #iagov, @FredHubbell got endorsed by the 2 largest papers in Iowa on Sunday.

1. @DMRegister: "He is perhaps the most qualified person in decades to seek Iowa’s governorship"

2. @gazettedotcom: "Hubbell is the best choice to dramatically change course at the Statehouse."
In #FLGov, Andrew Gillum got the endorsement of the @orlandosentinel and the @MiamiHerald. He's now been endorsed by the 4 biggest newspapers in Florida.

Sentinel: "His platform is geared toward the middle class"

Herald: "The best candidate to pull Florida back to the center"
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I so old I remember when the president’s focus in the run-up to elections was to encourage voting, not discourage it.
I’m*
The actual information presented about efforts to influence US elections has been of Russian interests attempting to meddle with the midterms, not voter fraud. Regardless, Trump’s focus is on demonizing immigrants — like always — by focusing on the rare happening of voter fraud.
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Kobach cites FAIR report saying KS spends $377M public benefits on illegal immigrants. 1/2 of that is public schooling for immigrant children. If elected, would Kobach try to challenge US Supreme Court that ensures education for children regardless of status? #ksleg #ksed #ksgov
Look at what Kobach did in Alabama in 2011. Kobach wrote and pushed for HB 56 in Alabama, a bill that critics say, among many things, tried to intimidate undocumented children from attending school. #ksleg #ksed #ksgov
HB 56 disrupted Alabama schools. Eventually the school provision in that bill was blocked. Will Kobach try the same thing in Kansas? #ksleg #Ksed #ksgov
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What a debate! Well done, @KansasStateFair!

We're proud to support @gregorman, not only the Independent choice, but the best choice to lead ALL OF KANSAS into the future.

And thank you to everyone from #teamorman!

ICYMI: Our recap ⬇️ #ormanforkansas #ksgov #ksleg
To open, Greg lamented the two decades of decline that has occurred at the hands of Republican AND Democratic administrations:

"Kansas used to be a leader—a place that other states looked to for inspiration. But now we're a cautionary tale, and both parties are to blame."
With 27 years of experience turning businesses around while giving employees the confidence and stability they need to build their best lives, Greg is ready to do the same for Kansas.
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Johnson County reporting 38%, Colyer gained a net increase of 181 votes. The margin in the county continues to narrow from 45.5% to 44.5% for Colyers and from 35% to 35.9% for Kobach #KSGov
Kobach still leads by 683 votes. This is not the huge boost of moderates many Colyer voters predicted would come. #KSGov - still 62% to be counted
Colyer's lead in Johnson County has been reduced every time the vote total has come in... now just 8.6% ahead of Kobach
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I think I'd rather be Colyer than Kobach at this stage in #KSGOV. Down ~850 votes statewide but with the large majority of populous Johnson County left to count, and Colyer is winning there 47-34 so far. nyti.ms/2OkuZUZ
We were debating on the liveblog earlier tonight whether Johnson Co. would be good for Kobach (he's from there) or bad for him (it's affluent and well-educated and not very Trumpy). Looks like the latter theory is the favorite. Still, lots of votes left to count there.
* Maybe not "from" there but launched his career on the Overland Park city council. Anyway, I've spent some time in Johnson Co. and it doesn't seem very Kobach-y to me. But, results are liable to vary a fair bit from town to town and not sure where the vote is in from so far.
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