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Wed Mar 14, 2018, 12:43 AM

Lamb is declaring victory.

Last edited Wed Mar 14, 2018, 01:37 AM - Edit history (1)

Link to speech:

http://cnn.it/2GppP7u

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Reply Lamb is declaring victory. (Original post)
PA Democrat Mar 2018 OP
PA Democrat Mar 2018 #1
SHRED Mar 2018 #3
PA Democrat Mar 2018 #4
PA Democrat Mar 2018 #44
Stuart G Mar 2018 #2
DesertRat Mar 2018 #5
FakeNoose Mar 2018 #10
Leghorn21 Mar 2018 #15
DesertRat Mar 2018 #31
unc70 Mar 2018 #32
AgadorSparticus Mar 2018 #48
regnaD kciN Mar 2018 #58
AgadorSparticus Mar 2018 #64
PearliePoo2 Mar 2018 #6
peggysue2 Mar 2018 #27
PearliePoo2 Mar 2018 #37
Dopers_Greed Mar 2018 #56
marybourg Mar 2018 #7
ffr Mar 2018 #29
mvd Mar 2018 #8
The Velveteen Ocelot Mar 2018 #12
mvd Mar 2018 #19
senseandsensibility Mar 2018 #20
Skittles Mar 2018 #46
marybourg Mar 2018 #55
OliverQ Mar 2018 #13
mvd Mar 2018 #16
BannonsLiver Mar 2018 #17
The Velveteen Ocelot Mar 2018 #22
pangaia Mar 2018 #30
mvd Mar 2018 #23
PA Democrat Mar 2018 #26
BumRushDaShow Mar 2018 #61
Dem2 Mar 2018 #35
mvd Mar 2018 #39
nolabear Mar 2018 #9
OliverQ Mar 2018 #11
greyl Mar 2018 #25
rpannier Mar 2018 #45
workinclasszero Mar 2018 #14
fishwax Mar 2018 #18
dalton99a Mar 2018 #21
vercetti2021 Mar 2018 #24
workinclasszero Mar 2018 #28
smirkymonkey Mar 2018 #33
workinclasszero Mar 2018 #38
C Moon Mar 2018 #34
question everything Mar 2018 #36
Upthevibe Mar 2018 #41
DeminPennswoods Mar 2018 #40
MaryMagdaline Mar 2018 #52
DeminPennswoods Mar 2018 #62
MaryMagdaline Mar 2018 #63
BigmanPigman Mar 2018 #42
Honeycombe8 Mar 2018 #43
Mountain Mule Mar 2018 #47
Elwood P Dowd Mar 2018 #49
Mountain Mule Mar 2018 #50
flibbitygiblets Mar 2018 #51
Mountain Mule Mar 2018 #59
OnDoutside Mar 2018 #53
Dopers_Greed Mar 2018 #54
Mayberry Machiavelli Mar 2018 #57
honest.abe Mar 2018 #60

Response to PA Democrat (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 12:44 AM

1. "It took a little longer than we thought, but we did it."

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Response to PA Democrat (Reply #1)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 12:45 AM

3. Link?

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Response to SHRED (Reply #3)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 12:46 AM

4. Live speech on CNN

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Response to SHRED (Reply #3)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 01:38 AM

44. CNN has his speech up on their website. I added a link to the OP.

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Response to PA Democrat (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 12:45 AM

2. WE WON, WE WON, WE WON, WE WON...

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Response to PA Democrat (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 12:46 AM

5. Wow, and no news organization are calling it yet.

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Response to DesertRat (Reply #5)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 12:48 AM

10. The PA Dept. of State called it - 100% of the votes are in

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Response to FakeNoose (Reply #10)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 12:50 AM

15. NO SHIT???!! OMG, thanyewwwwww Noose!! !!!!!!!!!!! eom. !!!!!!!!

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Response to FakeNoose (Reply #10)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 12:58 AM

31. There are still absentee ballots to be counted

No news organization has called it yet.

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Response to FakeNoose (Reply #10)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 01:01 AM

32. Not quite the case - absentee votes remaining

Counts do not include about 1400 absentee ballots from a couple of red counties.

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Response to unc70 (Reply #32)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 02:05 AM

48. I read somewhere (Not sue if true) the reason they are calling it is bc Saccone has to win by 70%

Of the absentee ballots. Statistically not possible.

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Response to AgadorSparticus (Reply #48)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 03:43 AM

58. But they HAVEN'T called it...

They only posted that, after 100% of all votes cast today (i.e. NOT including absentees or provisionals), Lamb was in the lead. If absentees/provisionals flip that result, they'll update that web page with new totals showing Saccone ahead.

Also, state election boards aren't in the business of "calling" elections -- that's the media's job. They certainly aren't in the business of saying "the only way X can win is if he takes 70% of the absentees, but that's unlikely, so we'll just say Y won." (And, by the way, while getting 70% of the remaining absentees may be highly unlikely, it is NOT "statistically impossible." )


The only OFFICIAL word from the state will be when the election is "certified" -- which won't be until every single vote is counted, including absentees and provisionals, and any requested recounts are finished. Until then, the state of Pennsylvania hasn't "called" a damn thing. In fact, the only places that have "called" this election are Conor Lamb's own campaign, the DCCC, and various DU regulars. Can we please stop the premature celebration until we get more confirmation, which may come as early as tomorrow? I don't want this to turn into La-La Lamb.

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Response to regnaD kciN (Reply #58)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 11:16 PM

64. Good lord. Take a deep breath. Why do you think Lamb's campaign called it?

Because of the reason I posted earlier.

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Response to PA Democrat (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 12:46 AM

6. I'm getting goosebumps. He DID it! A Democrat won PA-18. Holy shit. nt.

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Response to PearliePoo2 (Reply #6)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 12:54 AM

27. Holy Shit, indeed!

Just got in from a week in Arizona. First thing we did after leaving the Nashville Airport was tune in for election results. Amazing! Tight as a tick but Lamb looks as if he pulled it off in a Red Hot district.

Which underscores the fact that if we field candidates matching particular districts, we can win. Even in 'safe' Republican areas. This gives us all a major boost and momentum for November.

Blue Tsunami 2018. I can see it coming from my back porch

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Response to peggysue2 (Reply #27)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 01:07 AM

37. Loving it cuz lots of filthy ReThugs are thinking about retiring to spend time with their families!


My dream is to see Adam Schiff as Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, yes indeed! (and let the subpoenas fly!)

And once again say, "Madam Speaker!"

Yeah! Blue Tsunami 2018!

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Response to PearliePoo2 (Reply #37)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 02:32 AM

56. Damn...that would be so perfect

Schiff has been killing it recently.

I bet that sound of that makes Trump shit his pants orange.

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Response to PA Democrat (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 12:47 AM

7. GOTV! GOTV! We proved we can do it!

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Response to marybourg (Reply #7)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 12:57 AM

29. Was it the 18 y.o. voters, the Parkland teen #NeverAgain movement?

Based on the few threads DU'ers posted here about their first time voters going, I'm thinking so.

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Response to PA Democrat (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 12:47 AM

8. Is MSNBC REALLY on our side?

I mean CNN has the whole speech, and MSNBC broke away with disclaimers!

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Response to mvd (Reply #8)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 12:49 AM

12. It's a news organization. It shouldn't be on anybody's side.

They should report the unbiased truth, which almost nobody does any more.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #12)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 12:51 AM

19. Until FAUX and the big radio lie machine go away..

we do need a little coverage on our side. This won't even out all the propaganda the RW gets.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #12)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 12:52 AM

20. Ridiculous. His speech is news.

Trump's rant a couple of nights ago wasn't. MSNBC showed it live for hours.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #12)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 01:48 AM

46. I agree with this assessment

 

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Response to Skittles (Reply #46)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 02:26 AM

55. And I.

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Response to mvd (Reply #8)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 12:49 AM

13. The disclaimer was that they haven't officially called it

because Washington County hasn't finished counting absentee ballots yet, but it's up to Lamb if he wants to declare victory already.


Seems a very reasonable response to me.

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Response to OliverQ (Reply #13)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 12:50 AM

16. I didn't like it

Show the speech and then pontificate if you want! Anyway, go Lamb!

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Response to mvd (Reply #8)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 12:51 AM

17. Brian Williams is like a shark with swimming.

If he stops talking for more than a minute he dies.

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Response to BannonsLiver (Reply #17)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 12:53 AM

22. That's my impression of Steve Kornacki.

And, come to think of it, Chris Matthews.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #22)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 12:57 AM

30. They are all just over paid script readers.

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Response to BannonsLiver (Reply #17)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 12:53 AM

23. Lol

True

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Response to BannonsLiver (Reply #17)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 12:54 AM

26. LOL. That is why I switched to CNN at 11:00

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Response to PA Democrat (Reply #26)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 05:27 AM

61. I actually listened to the simulcast of M$NBC

on my SiriusXM radio while in bed overnight but did hear their reporter at Lamb's campaign HQ mention people there were booing every time Frothy came on CNN.

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Response to mvd (Reply #8)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 01:05 AM

35. It was appropriate

They aren't supposed to be manipulating the news, there is no "our side", there are only facts in an election.

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Response to Dem2 (Reply #35)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 01:09 AM

39. See my posts above

Unfiortunately there is a lot of manipulating already on the RW side. At least wait until he's done like CNN did.

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Response to PA Democrat (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 12:47 AM

9. Yes. We. Fucking. CAN!!!

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Response to PA Democrat (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 12:48 AM

11. Too soon to claim victory imo.

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Response to OliverQ (Reply #11)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 12:54 AM

25. It's smart as hell.

He is likely to win, with absentee odds in his favor, PLUS he grabbed all that nationwide airtime on the networks covering the results.

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Response to OliverQ (Reply #11)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 01:42 AM

45. I disagree (respectfully, though)

Get out front
Get people hearing it over-and-over
Get people talking about it, saying it and believing it

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Response to PA Democrat (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 12:50 AM

14. WOOHOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Democrats are coming to SAVE AMERICA from Trump and his party of traitors!!!!



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Response to PA Democrat (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 12:51 AM

18. WOOHOO!

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Response to PA Democrat (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 12:53 AM

21. Superb job.

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Response to PA Democrat (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 12:54 AM

24. Wooo!!

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Response to PA Democrat (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 12:57 AM

28. Can u feel the future coming on strong and clean? Trumpism is DEAD as a political force!

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Response to workinclasszero (Reply #28)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 01:03 AM

33. Perfect song for how I feel!

So happy about this!

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Response to smirkymonkey (Reply #33)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 01:07 AM

38. YES!!!!

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Response to PA Democrat (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 01:04 AM

34. WOW!!!!!! WOWWWWW!!! WOW!!!!

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Response to PA Democrat (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 01:06 AM

36. Will more Republicans now tell Whiny Donny to stay away?

He campaigned for Moore, campaigned for Saccone and both lost. In places that he carried in 2016.

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Response to question everything (Reply #36)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 01:17 AM

41. I guess if the Secretary of State calls it that trumps the

news organizations.....CNN just said it's too close to call too...

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Response to PA Democrat (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 01:12 AM

40. This right out of the GOP playbook - declare victory, set the narrative

That makes it doubly sweet.

Also loved Lamb saying he's not just a pround PA Democrat, but an FDR Democrat. I'll take one of those any day and twice on Sunday.

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Response to DeminPennswoods (Reply #40)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 02:17 AM

52. Did my heart good as well. Young Dem evoking FDR

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Response to MaryMagdaline (Reply #52)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 07:35 AM

62. Like many Americans living through the

Great Depression, my grandma had a picture of FDR in her bedroom her house.

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Response to DeminPennswoods (Reply #62)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 08:07 AM

63. I have a picture of FDR in the foyer! It's very comforting

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Response to PA Democrat (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 01:18 AM

42. Too close for me!

I wonder if the GOP will pull some final legal stuff and drag it out. Who was the woman who won an election by one vote a few months ago? What state was that?

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Response to PA Democrat (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 01:25 AM

43. YAAAAY! So Lamb got more votes than anyone in history, like Trump?

The district map...so much BLUE everywhere? He won by the largest margin EVER!

Back to reality...a slim margin is still a win!!!!! I'm sure there were corruption attempts, but Lamb had a large enough margin to overcome them. This is great news!

Another one bites the dust.


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Response to PA Democrat (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 01:59 AM

47. Crossing my fingers and toes for Lamb - WHOO-HOO, DEMOCRATS!!!!!!!!!!

Amazing - simply amazing!

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Response to Mountain Mule (Reply #47)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 02:07 AM

49. Almost 1,200 more absentee votes will be added in the next couple of hours

according to MSNBC. 200 more tomorrow morning. The repuke would have to get over 70% of them to win.

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Response to Elwood P Dowd (Reply #49)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 02:11 AM

50. Thanks for that!

This is absolutely stunning!

BRING ON THE MIDTERMS!!!!!!

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Response to Elwood P Dowd (Reply #49)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 02:17 AM

51. Ooh, I like your sig line! Stealing that!

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Response to flibbitygiblets (Reply #51)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 03:47 AM

59. Steal away!

I can't claim credit for it but it has helped me get past some tough spots on the road.

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Response to PA Democrat (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 02:18 AM

53. What a great surprise to wake up to !!! Fantastic.

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Response to PA Democrat (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 02:24 AM

54. WOW!!!!

My family lived in PA-18 for several years when I was a kid.

Never been so proud of a home state.

Hopefully I can say that again in November when my current state (Texas) boots Ted Cruz.

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Response to PA Democrat (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 02:53 AM

57. I think it was a good move.

Imagine if Saccone was in Lamb's position, votes wise. Think he'd hesitate to declare victory? LOL.

It basically plants "I won" in the minds of the public by midnight. (With the math firmly on his side of course.) Any challenge or dragging out by Saccone looks like sour grapes at best or shenanigans at worst.

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Response to PA Democrat (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 05:12 AM

60. Congrats!!!

Huge win! There is still hope.

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