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Fri Jan 14, 2022, 11:53 AM

A Democrat won a US House seat this week with 79% of the vote. Her GOP opponent has not conceded




https://www.bostonglobe.com/2022/01/13/nation/democrat-won-us-house-seat-this-week-with-79-percent-vote-her-gop-opponent-has-not-conceded/?event=event25

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She won 79 percent of the vote over Republican Jason Mariner, who was born in Boston and founded a drug and alcohol detox center in Florida. Mariner got less than 20 percent of the vote and trails Cherfilus-McCormick by over 32,000 votes. For context, Biden beat Trump statewide in Georgia by 11,000 votes.

“Now they called the race, I did not win, so they say, but that does not mean that they lost either, it does not mean that we lost,” Mariner was quoted by the Miami CBS affiliate as saying.

He said he will file a lawsuit. Election officials say it takes 14 days to certify the results. Mariner, then, has 10 days to challenge them.

To be clear, Cherfilus-McCormick doesn’t need Mariner to concede to be seated in Congress. Members of the House approve who sits in the chamber and Democrats, for now, control the House.

That said, this week’s episode shows the Republican Party could be drifting toward a new norm of refusing to concede — even in landslides. In Washington state, the Republican candidate for governor refused to concede, even though results showed he lost by over 500,000 votes. Of course, Trump reiterated this week in an interview with NPR that he still wants to talk about how he believes the 2020 election was stolen from him.

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Welcome to our new reality.

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Reply A Democrat won a US House seat this week with 79% of the vote. Her GOP opponent has not conceded (Original post)
Nevilledog Friday OP
samsingh Friday #1
BComplex Friday #2
raccoon Friday #4
BComplex Friday #5
NCjack Friday #27
Bernardo de La Paz Friday #6
Jedi Guy Friday #20
wnylib Friday #21
KS Toronado Friday #24
Chin music Friday #7
BComplex Friday #8
Chin music Friday #9
BComplex Friday #13
c-rational Friday #18
dsc Friday #22
Escurumbele Friday #26
raccoon Friday #3
Irish_Dem Friday #10
Nevilledog Friday #12
Oldtimeralso Friday #29
Fullduplexxx Friday #11
Johnny2X2X Friday #14
Tommymac Friday #15
Elessar Zappa Friday #19
Oldtimeralso Friday #30
Tommymac Friday #31
Oldtimeralso Saturday #49
mn9driver Friday #16
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Probatim Friday #41
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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Fri Jan 14, 2022, 11:55 AM

1. this cuts both ways. I think Democrats have had enough of the repub bullshit and will start to fight

back.

then the repugs will cry like little babies and cowards.

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Fri Jan 14, 2022, 12:03 PM

2. I think Democrats need to start rioting about losing in Kentucky, South Carolina and North Carolina

in the 2020 elections. We were showing to be ahead in each of those races for Senate. We need to start turning the tables on them.

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Response to BComplex (Reply #2)

Fri Jan 14, 2022, 12:07 PM

4. Amen! I'd love to get rid of graham. Nt

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Response to raccoon (Reply #4)

Fri Jan 14, 2022, 12:09 PM

5. I'd love to get rid of Tillis.

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Response to BComplex (Reply #5)

Fri Jan 14, 2022, 01:45 PM

27. Oh, yeah! +1

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Response to BComplex (Reply #2)

Fri Jan 14, 2022, 12:12 PM

6. 2020 is done. Rioting is not a good look, to say the least. It's what MAGAts do in DC and


... and what they think BLM always does.

Do not suggest riots, please. There is already too much death, violence, injury and destruction already for you to advocate more.

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #6)

Fri Jan 14, 2022, 01:09 PM

20. Well said. N/T

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #6)

Fri Jan 14, 2022, 01:10 PM

21. +10000

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #6)

Fri Jan 14, 2022, 01:26 PM

24. Yes, no riots, we'll just be peaceful tourists.

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Response to Chin music (Reply #7)

Fri Jan 14, 2022, 12:20 PM

8. That's my point. NONE of those senate seats going to republicans made any sense.

I couldn't believe the republicans won, but nobody was paying close enough attention.

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Response to Chin music (Reply #9)

Fri Jan 14, 2022, 12:33 PM

13. Exactly!

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Response to BComplex (Reply #2)

Fri Jan 14, 2022, 01:08 PM

18. Bingo. I just cannot believe McTurtle won fairly based on prior polling.

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Response to BComplex (Reply #2)

Fri Jan 14, 2022, 01:10 PM

22. In NC we lost a Supreme Court seat (chief Justice) by less than 400 votes

out of millions cast. She asked for, and got, a recount. She still lost. She is running for US Senate now.

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Response to BComplex (Reply #2)

Fri Jan 14, 2022, 01:35 PM

26. Not rioting, contesting elections when the repubs win get some CyberNinjas in there to recount votes

Two can play the same game, and should because if they are the only ones to play the game they will keep playing. Bullies stop once someone is brave enough to slap them on the face, they go in shock and become the sheep they always were.

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Fri Jan 14, 2022, 12:05 PM

3. If Mariner filed a lawsuit, who is paying for it? Nt

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Fri Jan 14, 2022, 12:23 PM

10. "Just because the other side won, doesn't mean we lost."

This will be the norm from now on.

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Response to Irish_Dem (Reply #10)

Fri Jan 14, 2022, 12:26 PM

12. They're fixing it so they never lose. Problem solved.

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Response to Irish_Dem (Reply #10)

Fri Jan 14, 2022, 02:03 PM

29. WTF

What is wrong with the followers of the mango moron.
I think that they suffer from terminal stupidity syndrome.

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Fri Jan 14, 2022, 12:24 PM

11. This will be sop from the gop everytime they lose

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Fri Jan 14, 2022, 12:44 PM

14. It's setting up like this

Republicans claim election fraud over and over until they themselves commit actual election fraud, then they'll say Dems are just whining about a fair election.

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Fri Jan 14, 2022, 12:46 PM

15. How to Undermine Democracy - Chapter 22 page 666.

It is that simple. Doesn't matter if the claim is spurious or not - the forces of evil will use it most effectively to weaken peeps belief in the fairness of the vote and depress turnout.



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Response to Tommymac (Reply #15)

Fri Jan 14, 2022, 01:08 PM

19. Maybe it'll backfire on the Repubs

and it will be their voters who don’t show up due to thinking it’s rigged against them. That’d work for me.

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Response to Tommymac (Reply #15)

Fri Jan 14, 2022, 02:09 PM

30. Has anyone ever noticed

The GQP turned the stars on their logo upside down they are now a pentagram, they claim to be the party of God why use the sign of the devil.

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Response to Oldtimeralso (Reply #30)

Fri Jan 14, 2022, 02:16 PM

31. I worship Satan. What is the big deal?

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Response to Tommymac (Reply #31)

Sat Jan 15, 2022, 01:13 PM

49. The big deal is...

How the trumpvangests have fallen for the propaganda of the greedy.

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Fri Jan 14, 2022, 12:55 PM

16. These are the new Republicans. There will be a flood of this behavior in November.

Any election that a Republican does not win will automatically be called fraudulent, because not winning is the same as fraud.

Watch. It is coming.

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Fri Jan 14, 2022, 01:05 PM

17. "It's not fair! You cheated! Yer being mean to me! Waaa waaa!"

Bunch of fucking crybabies. Grow up.

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Response to louis-t (Reply #17)

Fri Jan 14, 2022, 02:49 PM

41. I'm taking my ball and going home...

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Fri Jan 14, 2022, 01:12 PM

23. That image speaks volumes, doesn't it?

The Stars and Stripes in the background, leaning over as if about to fall. Meanwhile in the foreground, the "I voted" sticker carelessly discarded to be trampled underfoot. It gave me a little frisson up the back.

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Fri Jan 14, 2022, 01:28 PM

25. Whose $$$ is funding this broader legal "strategy"?

Who is funding this, and who is coordinating it?

Just asking...

This tactic is now pervasive. It takes money to leverage legal and other institutional mechanisms for the purpose of undermining voters' faith in the integrity of elections--and ultimately democracy. Clearly this is the end game.

What are the MAIN SOURCES of the money that sustains this? Can we know?

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Fri Jan 14, 2022, 01:50 PM

28. It ain't who wins the votes, its who counts 'em.

He's waiting for the counting to begin......


and it is Florida. Didn't one of our presidential candidates lose an election in Florida that he actually won?

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Fri Jan 14, 2022, 02:19 PM

32. Need to use "sore loser" moniker for anyone losing an obvious contest

really-- it will work-- just call the person not conceding a "SORE LOSER."

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Fri Jan 14, 2022, 02:22 PM

33. if these pigs

want to do this all the time, maybe we should not allow them on the ballot

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Fri Jan 14, 2022, 02:28 PM

34. A concession speech is not a necessary part of any election.

The lack of one just shows the voters made the right choice.

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Fri Jan 14, 2022, 02:30 PM

35. They are going to need to be shut down hard until they get the message.

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Fri Jan 14, 2022, 02:30 PM

36. Not conceding is THEIR norm. Not ours. But turnaround can be fair play. Just to make a point.

In 2022 ALL current Democrats should refuse to concede.
Let's see what THEIR investigative and prosecutorial teams find.
They did that in battleground states and failed. Let them have at it again.

They must pay for recounts and audits, and should be banned from running for state or federal office after both recount and audit confirm the first-proclaimed winner.

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Fri Jan 14, 2022, 02:32 PM

37. With a GOP Congress, Mariner could be seated

Power is all that matters now.

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Fri Jan 14, 2022, 02:32 PM

38. They are acting like spoiled children

That is a big turn-off for me, on top of them being r's.

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Fri Jan 14, 2022, 02:39 PM

39. I think Cook rates this district as D+31

She won by 58 IIRC. That's definitely "outperforming."

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Response to CaptainTruth (Reply #39)

Fri Jan 14, 2022, 03:07 PM

43. This was Alcee Hastings's seat (FL-20)

so definitely deep blue. You can see where it is (around Ft. Lauderdale) below -

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Fri Jan 14, 2022, 02:43 PM

40. Sickening. That conduct should disqualify him from running in the future.

He had confirmed he refuses to follow the US Constitution.


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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Fri Jan 14, 2022, 02:55 PM

42. This is a taste of things to come.

They are going to say they won even when they lost in a landslide. They are going to continually throw results into doubt.

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Fri Jan 14, 2022, 03:25 PM

44. "... Mariner has previously been convicted of felony theft, cocaine possession, and obstructing

justice. He continues to question the legitimacy of the 2020 election, has praised the Jan. 6 rioters who attacked the Capitol, at least once had a Confederate flag tattoo on his right arm, and was accused by his ex-wife of threatening to kidnap and assault her. (She now fervently supports his candidacy.)But the 36-year-old advertising executive won the GOP primary for Florida’s 20th Congressional District on Nov. 4 with about 58 percent of the vote, even though he admitted .. that he’s never actually lived in the district ..."

Felon for Congress
Corbin Bolies
Updated Nov. 24, 2021 12:24PM ET

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Sat Jan 15, 2022, 11:23 AM

45. Why does he have to concede? Move the fuck on. nt

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Sat Jan 15, 2022, 11:37 AM

46. Now they all have to double down on political theater and announce

ANY and EVERY election where the Dems win is "Stolen" by default. If they repeat this lie over and over again they will in fact destroy out democracy. It might happen as early as this year, because there are a lot of elections this year. Believe me, ALL of them will be tainted by the big lie, if there is a Republican running. They all do the same thing. And they all say it's the Dems who are corrupt. Even when all the evidence proves otherwise.

It's diabolical and I can't figure a way out.

Or anyplace else to go.

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Sat Jan 15, 2022, 11:50 AM

47. This is what we can expect here on out

Anytime a Republican loses even by massive margins, a howl will go out claiming fraud.

Why?

Because any Democratic candidate winning an election will be deemed fraudulent and illegitimate.

This is our future unless we get this ship turned around.

Trump was taped recently saying vote counters are more important than candidates. The GOP has to be smarter, he added.

Dangerous, dangerous waters we're navigating.

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Sat Jan 15, 2022, 11:52 AM

48. clearly fraud going on there

On TV they were saying that Democrats outnumbered Republicans in voter registration in the district 5 to 1.

So the Republican in the race got 19 point something percent of the vote there when only 16.5% of the voters were Republicans.

That's obviously evidence of voter fraud since the Republican over-performed expectations.

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