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Tue Sep 10, 2019, 08:04 AM

Today is the NC-09 Special Election...

Polls close at 7:30 eastern

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Reply Today is the NC-09 Special Election... (Original post)
brooklynite Sep 10 OP
evertonfc Sep 10 #1
greymattermom Sep 10 #2
FM123 Sep 10 #3
moose65 Sep 10 #4
brooklynite Sep 10 #6
moose65 Sep 10 #11
Laura PourMeADrink Sep 10 #5
ffr Sep 10 #7
Coventina Sep 10 #8
dlk Sep 10 #9
mwooldri Sep 10 #10
WinstonSmith4740 Sep 10 #12
SleeplessinSoCal Sep 10 #13
WinstonSmith4740 Sep 10 #14
SleeplessinSoCal Sep 10 #16
BornTooSoon Sep 10 #15
SergeStorms Sep 11 #18
demgrrrll Sep 11 #17
SleeplessinSoCal Sep 11 #19
SleeplessinSoCal Sep 11 #20
bucolic_frolic Sep 11 #21
octoberlib Sep 11 #22

Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 08:09 AM

1. GOTV

When we get out the vote- we win.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 08:17 AM

2. The hurricane actually hit North Carolina.

I wonder if sharpie gate will have an effect there.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 08:48 AM

3. I sure hope McCready wins this! I think he can!

I spent many years driving back and forth from FL to NC as two of my kids went to college up there (one just graduated last year and the other finished grad school a few years back) and I couldn't help but notice how it felt more and more openly progressive each year I drove up there. I really hope that my observation wasn't just wishful thinking and NC can go from red to blue.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 08:49 AM

4. There's also an election in NC 3

That one has largely flown under the radar. Wouldn't it be delicious if we picked up TWO districts on the same day?? Haha

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Response to moose65 (Reply #4)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 10:22 AM

6. NC-03 will be virtually impossible to win...

R+12. Last polling had the Republican up by 11.

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #6)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 04:17 PM

11. Oh I know

But I can dream. Last time I checked the early voting stats, roughly the same number of Dems and Reps had voted. This is likely to be a low turnout affair. And as Trump has proven again and again, anything is possible!

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 10:09 AM

5. Thanks for reminder B. !

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 10:56 AM

7. If you've already voted and have time,

offer to phonebank at your local democratic headquarters. You'll meet nice people and might be the deciding factor in getting elected officials, democrats, that work for the people, not special interest corporations.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 10:58 AM

8. GOTV! We Dems can do this!!!

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 10:58 AM

9. Will This Election be a 2020 Test for Republican-Corrupted Voting Machines?

We shall see...

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Response to dlk (Reply #9)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 01:15 PM

10. Most of these counties in NC use Scantron type ballots.

So there are paper ballots. Exception being Mecklenburg county where touch screens are used but the machine does create a paper trail (like a checkout receipt).

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 08:19 PM

12. Not looking good in District 3

Murphy up by 19 points, 10,000 votes. Keeping fingers crossed for the McCready numbers. Up by 1.5, about 1000 votes.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 08:28 PM

13. Steve Kornacki says Bishop is going to need big turnout

today in order to reverse the trend of early voters.

McCready ahead 54% to 45% at 5:28 PM.

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Response to SleeplessinSoCal (Reply #13)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 08:38 PM

14. Numbers look pretty good.

McCready is up by larger margins than last time in almost all the precincts, and the Mecklenburg votes aren't in yet! Looking good! I'd love to see him take this for all the usual reasons, but mostly to see Trump denying he ever supported Bishop

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Response to WinstonSmith4740 (Reply #14)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 09:52 PM

16. what a difference an hour and 20 minutes make.

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Response to BornTooSoon (Reply #15)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 12:53 AM

18. Less than 26% of registered voters came out.

That's disgusting. What the fuck is wrong with people?

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 12:50 AM

17. Why did the Native Americans change their allegiance to Bishop after voting for McCready

in the last election. Huge swing. Made the difference.

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Response to demgrrrll (Reply #17)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 04:51 AM

19. good question. can't imagine why.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 05:33 AM

20. This made me feel a lot better.

"Rick Wilson says GOP victory in North Carolina special election is actually terrible news for Republicans."

https://www.rawstory.com/2019/09/rick-wilson-says-gop-victory-in-north-carolina-special-election-is-actually-terrible-news-for-republicans/

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Response to SleeplessinSoCal (Reply #20)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 10:06 AM

21. Things turn out for the best

We won't have overconfidence into 2020. That we don't often win elections or special elections in the south is not news. Heck, we are COMPETITIVE here! Republicans have window dressing to give them public relations protection. Trump and GOP spending and political ads motivate Democrats even more.

Republicans just spent big money to win a seat they cheated to win in 2018, and their victor will seat for a year and then face reelection where they have to spend again. This is a war of attrition.

Have they looked for stuffed ballot boxes last night yet?

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 10:12 AM

22. Once again , it all came down to turnout and rural voters over performed in this race.

I think we'll have a better shot at this district in 2020 when everybody turns out to boot Trump. Don't know if McCready is up to running again , though. NC Dems definitely need to head down to Robeson county and find out what the hell happened. They went for McCready +15 last year but only 1.1 this year. It lost him the race.

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