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Mon Nov 5, 2018, 07:36 PM

I saw a topic about how to vote for local judges.......need to see it again please. Thanks

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Reply I saw a topic about how to vote for local judges.......need to see it again please. Thanks (Original post)
a kennedy Nov 2018 OP
blm Nov 2018 #1
blaze Nov 2018 #2
shanti Nov 2018 #3
PandoraAwakened Nov 2018 #4
Blue_true Nov 2018 #5
Gregory Peccary Nov 2018 #6
peekaloo Nov 2018 #7
Gregory Peccary Nov 2018 #8
Deb Nov 2018 #9
maxrandb Nov 2018 #10

Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Mon Nov 5, 2018, 07:41 PM

1. If there is no party identification, get the Dem judge names from local Dem HQ

They probably offer it online

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Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Mon Nov 5, 2018, 07:45 PM

3. i just googled them

and looked to see who they were appointed by and how they voted. anyone appointed by a Republic was shitcanned. before this year, i never did this, but it's time to play hardball!

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Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Mon Nov 5, 2018, 07:53 PM

4. a kennedy, talk to me

I wrote the OP referred to by DUer blaze above: https://upload.democraticunderground.com/100211306547

Definitely read the first half of the post. I have found this to be the easiest and most reliable way to figure out the judges.

The last half of the post is for Arizonans. What state are you in? I might be able to help you.

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Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Mon Nov 5, 2018, 07:56 PM

5. You need to do some fast work at this late hour.

If you can get a Democratic Party recommendation list, follow that. Most likely such a list is not available, but you maybe able to find a rightwing one, vote the opposite of what they recommend.

You can study each Judge online, see who appointed him or her and try to find out something on their judicial philosophy. I used this in my local Judge races, unfortunately in my red county, I lost all of them. Who appointed them or their philosophy is key, an overly religious bent it pro gun or appointed by a republican is a red flag.

If you live in Florida, vote No on both the Supreme Court retention and the Fifth Circuit retention, both are Scott appointees and have a rightwing philosophy. You may lose along with me, but at least you would have tried.

Most people get surprised by the judicial retention choices, they are the stealth ballot items. Most people either don't vote on them or vote Yes, if they are poorly informed on the judicial philosophy. Unfortunately most counties send out sample ballots really late, that causes less time to educate on Judges.

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Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Mon Nov 5, 2018, 08:05 PM

6. Getting info on judges can be difficult

Another way to go is to find some far-right wing voter guide websites and just vote opposite of their recommendations. Look for buzz phrases like "activist judge" in the descriptions and you know that person is worth your vote.

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Response to Gregory Peccary (Reply #6)

Mon Nov 5, 2018, 08:11 PM

7. Belated Welcome to DU!

Good advice and way awesome user name. (I never ever say Gregory Peck thanks to Frankie!)

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Response to peekaloo (Reply #7)

Mon Nov 5, 2018, 08:15 PM

8. Thanks peeky!

There is always something interesting to discover here.

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Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Mon Nov 5, 2018, 08:22 PM

9. I successfully used ballotpedia.org to help someone on the west coast

Don't know much about them but we googled Judge's name and ballotpedia to find results. Good luck!

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Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Mon Nov 5, 2018, 09:42 PM

10. University of Akron did a great job letting us know

background on the judges on our ballot. I'd search your local universities for ballot information.

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