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Wed Nov 4, 2020, 08:54 AM

Good morning, any chance of flipping the Senate? n/t

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Reply Good morning, any chance of flipping the Senate? n/t (Original post)
Just_Vote_Dem Nov 2020 OP
helpisontheway Nov 2020 #1
Just_Vote_Dem Nov 2020 #4
mucifer Nov 2020 #5
Just_Vote_Dem Nov 2020 #7
Meowmee Nov 2020 #2
Raine Nov 2020 #3
Just_Vote_Dem Nov 2020 #6
Ace Rothstein Nov 2020 #8
Just_Vote_Dem Nov 2020 #10
Demsrule86 Nov 2020 #9
onetexan Nov 2020 #11
Just_Vote_Dem Nov 2020 #13
Just_Vote_Dem Nov 2020 #12
atse Nov 2020 #14
mvd Nov 2020 #15
atse Nov 2020 #16

Response to Just_Vote_Dem (Original post)

Wed Nov 4, 2020, 08:54 AM

1. No. Nt

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Response to helpisontheway (Reply #1)

Wed Nov 4, 2020, 08:55 AM

4. Really? The polls were that off?

Wow.

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Response to Just_Vote_Dem (Reply #4)

Wed Nov 4, 2020, 08:56 AM

5. or the election was hacked

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Response to mucifer (Reply #5)

Wed Nov 4, 2020, 08:57 AM

7. Or the rubes are lying to the pollsters? n/t

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Response to Just_Vote_Dem (Original post)

Wed Nov 4, 2020, 08:55 AM

2. No

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Response to Just_Vote_Dem (Original post)

Wed Nov 4, 2020, 08:55 AM

3. Not going to happen. nt

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Response to Just_Vote_Dem (Original post)

Wed Nov 4, 2020, 08:56 AM

6. Holy shit

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Response to Just_Vote_Dem (Original post)

Wed Nov 4, 2020, 08:58 AM

8. So Biden with a Republican Senate.

Will they confirm his nominees? I'm talking cabinet. They won't confirm anyone to a court.

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Response to Ace Rothstein (Reply #8)

Wed Nov 4, 2020, 09:00 AM

10. And we can forget about any progressive legislation

They will fight him tooth and nail.
The struggle never ends, does it?

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Response to Just_Vote_Dem (Original post)

Wed Nov 4, 2020, 08:59 AM

9. Collins is under 50% thus ranked

ranked choice will be in play.

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Response to Demsrule86 (Reply #9)

Wed Nov 4, 2020, 09:01 AM

11. Plus MI Gary Peters, whose behind the GOP candidate now, will benefit from the mailin ballots

counting going fwd, & i believe he will be able to retain that seat. If that's the case we may just hit 50 and Kamala can break the tie.

That's also NOT include GA's Warnock being able to pull off the runoff election, whenever that is.

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Response to onetexan (Reply #11)

Wed Nov 4, 2020, 09:03 AM

13. Ok, now I feel a little better

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Response to Demsrule86 (Reply #9)

Wed Nov 4, 2020, 09:03 AM

12. I was hoping we would at least get a 51-49

Goodbye any progressive legislation, we'll have to fight just to keep the status quo

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Response to Just_Vote_Dem (Original post)

Wed Nov 4, 2020, 09:10 AM

14. Don't give up!

Peters is likely to pull it out in MI. Last I heard he was only down a few thousand, with hundreds of thousands of blue leaning votes to count.

Collins might lose in Maine. She's currently at 49.5%. The vote count stopped with 66%, so her percentage could go down. They do ranked choice voting. If a big percentage of the third party voters don't have her as second choice, there's a chance. The Dem Gideon plus the greenish independent candidate together equal 48%, with other third party candidates making up the last 2 and a half percent.

Does anyone know what the remaining Maine votes are like? If Collins only goes down a percentage point or so, I see that as being doable for Gideon, assuming the vast majority of third party votes break for her.

Then there's Georgia. Purdue's lead has been shrinking. He's only at 50.8% now, with the remaining votes supposed to be leaning blue. I think he'll get below 50%, which means a runoff. The other Georgia race is already going to a runoff.

So if Peters pulls it out, and the Dems win both Georgia races in the runoff two months from now, that would be a tie in the Senate. if Collins loses, that sure would help. Technically, there's still a chance the Dems could get to 51.

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Response to atse (Reply #14)

Wed Nov 4, 2020, 09:12 AM

15. Welcome to DU!

Great post.

I really wanted McConnell and Graham to go down, but getting a Biden victory and at least a chance at the Senate would be enough.

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Response to mvd (Reply #15)

Wed Nov 4, 2020, 09:39 AM

16. Actually...

Just found out the remaining Maine vote is a mixed bag. Not a huge blue lean. So Collins will probably win.

But I'll bet we'll see the whole world descend on Georgia for the next two months. I hear the Repub. Kelly Loeffler isn't liked at all, and Warnock has a significant lead in the polls when going head to head with her, so there's hope for that one, at least. Though who can trust the polls at this point?

If the Senate goes 49 to 51 for the Repubs, with Collins winning, then Collins and Murkowski could have a huge influence in close votes.

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