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Tue Nov 7, 2017, 11:34 PM

BREAKING: @electmanka has won the special election for LD45 in the WA Senate, flipping the seat *

Dems control entire West coast now WA, OR, CA in all three levels. Congrats


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BREAKING: @electmanka has won the special election for LD45 in the WA Senate, flipping the seat — *and the entire chamber* — from red to blue.

This is the 27th state legislative flip for Democrats in 2017.

Congratulations, Manka!










2 states switched to full Democratic control tonight: New Jersey & Washington.

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Democrat Manka Dhingra beats Republican Jinyoung Englund, switches control of Senate.
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And while we're at it--of the entire West Coast.

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Reply BREAKING: @electmanka has won the special election for LD45 in the WA Senate, flipping the seat * (Original post)
riversedge Nov 7 OP
lunasun Nov 7 #1
rogue emissary Nov 7 #2
cilla4progress Nov 7 #3
woofless Nov 8 #4
Honeycombe8 Nov 8 #5
montanacowboy Nov 8 #6
IronLionZion Nov 9 #7
workinclasszero Nov 9 #8
wildman76 Nov 11 #9
riversedge Nov 11 #10
shenmue Nov 12 #11
stevepal Nov 13 #12
crazycatlady Nov 13 #13

Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue Nov 7, 2017, 11:36 PM

1. Woohoo Manka

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue Nov 7, 2017, 11:37 PM

2. Way to go Washington!

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue Nov 7, 2017, 11:46 PM

3. This is what we need,

Ground up. Retake the states we’ve lost terribly in recent years. Undo gerrymandering.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Nov 8, 2017, 02:24 AM

4. Just what we needed to break the deadlock.

Now we need to flip LD42. Very encouraging.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Nov 8, 2017, 07:44 AM

5. OMG! And a woman, too! What a night it was. A night for history. nt

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Nov 8, 2017, 11:01 AM

6. Great!

Since we moved up to Bothell and out of Seattle I miss voting in these elections.

My sister's boss WAS ELECTED MAYOR OF SEATTLE!!!! GO JENNY DURKIN!!!!!

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu Nov 9, 2017, 09:40 AM

7. Stealing jobs away from Republicans!


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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu Nov 9, 2017, 09:43 AM

8. Awesome!

GO DEMS!!

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sat Nov 11, 2017, 10:51 AM

9. So it begins

Truth trumps hate

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sat Nov 11, 2017, 12:22 PM

10. sure wish I could move to the West Coast. Congrats to WA state.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sun Nov 12, 2017, 12:54 AM

11. Yay

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Nov 13, 2017, 04:36 AM

12. And don't forget the damned voting machines!

Why is it that people always mention gerrymandering and voter suppression and the electoral college system and every other device and law that can be used to twist and rig the vote but fail to mention the voting machines? The percentage of rigging that the machines account for may not be great (only about 3% around the country on average) but over time the effect of them being regularly rigged (which is happening in every state consistently) is the the Dems have been disappearing. Here in KS the percentage is about 7% according the Jon Simon from Election Defense Alliance <http://electiondefensealliance.org/> because the Repubs have a stranglehold here but it's a fact everywhere in the country and until enough voices are raised TOGETHER and CONSTANTLY reminds people, nothing will happen with the machines.

The vote has to be BOTH verifiable (paper) and verified IN EVERY ELECTION if you want a democracy.

A fair and impartial vote count is absolutely a sine qua non for a democracy. You can't have one without the other.

Believe me the vote is the first thing the brown boots go for. This is how the German democracy was subverted before WWII. And if there is a Nazi anywhere in the world today, it is El Trumpo here in the land of the freely misinformed and the home of the fooled.

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Response to stevepal (Reply #12)

Mon Nov 13, 2017, 09:28 AM

13. WA is entirely vote by mail

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