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"Those shifts occurred as turnout surged across the board. An estimated 49 percent of eligible voters cast ballots, up from 37 percent four years ago. Turnout of voters under 30, Tufts University researchers estimate, climbed to 31 percent from 21 percent in 2014."

"The Trump factor powered Democratic mobilization and built on it. Alarm over Trump's policies and behavior propelled superior Democratic fundraising, which paid for late ads and turnout efforts.

At the same time, reaction to Trump made the Democratic-leaning constituencies that party strategists turned out even more Democratic-leaning than before. Thus exit polls showed that voters under 30, who backed Democrats by 11 percentage points in 2014, backed them by 35 points this time."

"The Democratic margin among Latinos grew from 26 percentage points to 40; among women, from 4 percentage points to 19, among single voters from 13 points to 24. The party's 3-point 2014 deficit among college graduates became a 20-point edge.

Voting for Democratic candidates ticked up a hair among blacks, Democrats and even Republicans. After losing independent voters by 12 points in 2014, Democrats won them by 12 points this year."

"Republicans entered the campaign as favorites to retain the House. The redistricting that followed the red wave of 2010 had fortified GOP incumbents.

Democrats began with just 25 prime targets -- Republican-held House districts that Hillary Clinton had carried for president in 2016. Republicans had entered the 2010 contest with twice as many comparable Democratic targets.

The House Republican seawall was built to withstand a 23-seat battering. But the wave those three currents produced crashed so far over it as to position Democrats for a gain of up to 40 seats once vote-counting concludes."

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Miley and Liam to donate a half million for the Fire relief. That's more than Trump gets as President for a year.

In Your Face Gracie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Brenda has a long history of screwups:

On Friday, following a court agreeing with a lawsuit brought by Gov. Rick Scott that Snipes had violated public records laws, she found herself the target of similar calls for her removal from office, and for the same reasons.

For 15 years, Snipes has served as Broward County's elections chief, with mixed results. Long lines and vote counts that continued long after polls closed marred elections in 2002, 2004, 2006, 2012, 2016 and, of course, this year.

Among other issues:

-- A court ruled she had broken election law when she destroyed ballots from the 2016 election 12 months after it, instead of the 22 months required by federal law.

-- A medical marijuana amendment was left off some ballots in 2016.

-- Election results in the 2016 primary were posted on the elections office's website before polls closed, another violation of election law.

-- In 2012, almost 1,000 uncounted ballots were discovered a week after the election

-- In 2004, some 58,000 mail-in ballots were not delivered to voters, leaving election officials to scramble to send new ones.

And now, after days passed in which Snipes could not or would not say how many ballots remained to be counted, ballots that were found in storage rooms or in the backs of cars and failed to give regular updates to the state every 45 minutes as required by law, she was hit with a lawsuit by Scott's Senate campaign and the National Republican Senate Committee demanding she inform the public how many votes remained to be counted. The Court found that Snipes violated several Florida public records laws but deferred ruling on punishment until after the recount was completed.

"Trump was in France you idiots." - #14 | Posted by boaz at 2018-11-13 01:39 PM

Trump, Pence miss Veterans Day observance at Arlington Cemetery

[snip] President Trump is spending Monday at the White House and had no plans to visit Arlington National Cemetery in northern Virginia as America observes the Veterans Day holiday. Trump returned to Washington on Sunday evening after a weekend in France...

What was that again?

Something about Trump being "in France"?

Oops.

"The state is never guilty of killing an innocent man." - #12 | Posted by docnjo at 2018-11-13 11:43 AM

Executed But Possibly Innocent

There is no way to tell how many of the more than 1,470 people executed since 1976 may also have been innocent. Courts do not generally entertain claims of innocence when the defendant is dead. Defense attorneys move on to other cases where clients' lives can still be saved. Some cases with strong evidence of innocence include:

Carlos DeLuna: Texas -- Conviction: 1983, Executed: 1989
Ruben Cantu: Texas -- Conviction: 1985, Executed: 1993
David Spence: Texas -- Conviction: 1984, Executed: 1997
Gary Graham: Texas -- Conviction: 1981, Executed: 2000
Claude Jones: Texas -- Conviction: 1989, Executed: 2000
Cameron Willingham: Texas -- Conviction: 1992, Executed: 2004
Lester Bower: Texas -- Conviction: 1984, Executed: 2015
Richard Masterson: Texas -- Conviction: 2002, Executed: 2016
Robert Pruett: Texas -- Conviction: 2002, Executed: 2017

Oops.

You really should stop your absurd absolutes.

You make it oh-so-easy to impeach.

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In 1936 Rainey Bethea was hanged after he was convicted of rape. Over 20,000 people came to Owensboro, Kentucky to witness Bethea's execution. Many scholars maintain that the unprecedented nationwide attention and coverage the execution received caused the United States to outlaw public executions. Therefore, Bethea was the last individual to be hanged publicly in the United States.

Mississippi had the highest lynchings from 1882-1968 with 654. Lynching is a horrific part of the history of racial terror in the United States. Lynching involved small groups or large mobs of white people who subverted the legal process for black people accused or suspected of actual crimes or of transgressions of the white supremacist social order, such as interracial relationships or economic or political power.

This is precisely what Hyde-Smith enthusiastically endorsed in her self-chosen comment. There are thousands of ways she could have expressed her admiration for the supporter that she was talking about, but she chose an analogy unmistakably steeped in Mississippi's open history of racism, hatred, and the extrajudicial practice of the public murdering of black citizens without any benefit of due process.

And no, she was not waxing nostalgic for a legal practice that hasn't been in use since 1936. Anyone believing that is both an ignoramus and a fool. This is what she was referring to and as yet refuses to even apologize for even stepping into such hateful imagery, instead accusing those setting her straight for being the problem. It didn't have to be, but it surely may be her own "Roy Moore incident" that costs her a Senate seat if the decent people of Mississippi decide to elect her opponent instead.

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Clinton Foundation 92.4 out of 100

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Charity Navigator had to put out a warning against trump foundation

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