Nearly 2/3 of precincts in and Larry Krasner is up 64-36 over Carlos Vega. Absolutely bodying Vega in Black precincts.…
(deleted a previous version of that tweet bc I made a different analogy that was uhhh not good!)
Krasner declaring victory now. "We in this movement for criminal justice reform just won a big one."
"Four years ago, we promised reform, and a focus on serious crime. People believed what were, at that point, ideas. Promises. And they voted us into office with a mandate. We kept those promises. They saw what we did. And they put us back in office because of what we've done."

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19 May
Dem barely leading in PA's 22nd Senate district, a Biden seat where Biden endorsed him. Dem Marty Flynn at 46.5%, Republican Chris Chermak at 42.9%. Dems' main problem: Green Party at 9.5%.…
A Dem loss here would be very weird for The Narrative, with Biden embarrassed at home, but largely because 3700+ liberals voted for the spoiler.
That said, Lackawanna hasn't reported any mail-in ballots; Flynn crushed mail-ins in Luzerne. Winning mail-ins solidly in the Scranton area would lock it up for Flynn.…
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13 May
“The first thing I’d do as mayor us go to our police force and say, this city needs you,” Andrew Yang says in #NYCMayor debate. “Defund the police is the wrong approach.”
Eric Adams’s answer focuses on restoring the plainclothes units disbanded last year after George Floyd to deal with gangs and the “real pervasive handgun problem.”
Morales says if more money for police meant safety, NYC would already be the safest city in American; “address the systems and not the symptoms.”
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13 May
Fun @jeremypgordon story about an experience I lived through, too: Being stuck at home and getting super into Dark Souls…
I've been, you know, working this week, but I am at the end of both DS and DSIII - just trying to score some trophies before finishing them. I was incredibly bad at the games when I started.
Glad to see the credit here for @VaatiVidya - discovered his videos when I was stuck on Bloodborne and he really enriches the experience, both through his lore translations and by creating a fun community.
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2 May
Some Dem disarray in #TX06: @RepRubenGallego, chair of CHC's BOLD PAC, says some groups (AFL-CIO, Collective PAC, 314 Action) "splintered our coalition" by backing Ds w no runoff path.

"Latino candidates are consistently second-guessed by progressive and Democratic groups."
Dem frustration has mostly focused on Lydia Bean, who went negative on Sanchez and had little support, but there were a ton of wasted votes for candidates who didn't seem to do anything but file for the ballot.
To be fair: Same on GOP side. I've already mentioned John Castro, who bought up a bunch of billboards and was never seen in person by any other candidate. He got 5.5% of the vote - give 400 more D votes to Sanchez, and that Castro locks Ellzey out of runoff.
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2 May
The Tarrant part of the district voted for Biden by 11 points; Dem candidates combined have about 40% of early vote there. Risk remains that they cannibalize vote and lock each other out.
Any Dem's path to a runoff is getting the most votes in Tarrant and getting enough in Ellis/Navarro to stay ahead of the GOP vote there - which is very possible if it's splintered like this.
And Ellis County comes in with Sanchez getting 1084 votes to 2050 for Wright, 2556 for Harrison, 3617 for Ellzey. Combined vote now puts Ellzey ahead, Wright out of runoff. Q is whether Trump helped Wright consolidate Tarrant County Rs and whether Sanchez did any better on e-day.
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30 Apr
Dark horse Criterion box set recommendation: The Collected Work of Bobcat Goldthwait. Every one is a banger. ("Willow Creek" too but I ran out of image tags.)
The premise of "World's Greatest Dad" is that Robin Williams, a frustrated writer/teacher, has a loser son who kills himself attempting autoerotic asphyxiation - so Williams starts passing off his bad poetry (and music tastes!) as the work of his secretly brilliant son
There's a running gag about Williams claiming his son was super into Bruce Hornsby and I still laugh about it.
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