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Dr Sarah Taber @SarahTaber_bww
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Folks: the left rebuilt itself from the ground up in TWO YEARS. THAT'S WHY WE'RE TIRED.

After that kind of push? It's really easy for anything less than a total sweep to feel like a letdown.
Here are some big gains we've made so far:

• FL Amendment 4 passed, restoring voting rights to 1.5 MILLION people in a heavy swing state. Hello 2020. 😘
• Civil rights lawyer Anita Earls @earls4justice overcame NC's state legislature changing election laws 5 TIMES to keep her off the NC supreme court. Her work has already been instrumental to beating back voter suppression here. Hello 2020. 😘
• Sharice Davids. Lawyer, professional MMA fighter, openly LGBTQ*, and first or tied for first Native member of Congress, knocked out her incumbent R opponent in the KS 3rd

and also makes me question everything I'm doing with my life
• NC's state legislature had a veto-proof R supermajority. They just lost at least 3 seats.

In my personal favorite race, Kirk Deviere took out feckless deadbeat dad and Republican incumbent Wesley Meredith, who is the worst, thank God.
hold up news update DEMS JUST TOOK THE HOUSE
This is the first day in history that the US has elected more than 100 women to the US House of Representatives.
holy shit it took me so long to write this thread that by the time I was done the Dems took the House
Back to NC: state Republicans had also attempted multiple amendments to the state constitution for voter suppression.

They all failed tonight.
They called Virginia for Tim Kaine within. like. I swear to frick it was thirty seconds. Plus House pickups. That, combined with the 2017 upsets, paints a startling picture: Virginia is no longer red, or even purple. It's a blue state now.
And California, full of pickup opportunities, still has her polls open.

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