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Wed Mar 14, 2018, 12:20 PM

Pa. 18 congressional district results: Democrat Conor Lamb maintains lead with absentee votes counte

Source: Philly.com

<snip>With all precincts fully reporting and absentee ballots counted, Lamb holds a 627-vote lead over Saccone in Pennsylvania’s 18th district, a GOP stronghold that President Trump won by nearly 20 percentage points during the 2016 election. NBC News has declared Lamb the “apparent winner,” while the Associated Press has not yet declared a winner. Lamb has claimed victory in the race, but Saccone has not conceded, and the national Republican Party hasn’t ruled out a recount.<snip>

Read more: http://www.philly.com/philly/news/pa-18-congressional-district-special-election-results-conor-lamb-rick-saccone-20180314.html

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Reply Pa. 18 congressional district results: Democrat Conor Lamb maintains lead with absentee votes counte (Original post)
blue-wave Mar 2018 OP
EllieBC Mar 2018 #1
DownriverDem Mar 2018 #15
Canoe52 Mar 2018 #19
jmowreader Mar 2018 #25
Canoe52 Mar 2018 #27
AZ8theist Mar 2018 #28
NastyRiffraff Mar 2018 #2
FailureToCommunicate Mar 2018 #3
getagrip_already Mar 2018 #6
FailureToCommunicate Mar 2018 #8
getagrip_already Mar 2018 #13
paleotn Mar 2018 #20
Hermit-The-Prog Mar 2018 #4
DoctorJoJo Mar 2018 #5
FakeNoose Mar 2018 #7
lagomorph777 Mar 2018 #18
kaotikross Mar 2018 #9
mcar Mar 2018 #10
griloco Mar 2018 #11
Sancho Mar 2018 #12
Catch2.2 Mar 2018 #14
DinahMoeHum Mar 2018 #16
BumRushDaShow Mar 2018 #22
lagomorph777 Mar 2018 #17
bucolic_frolic Mar 2018 #21
MineralMan Mar 2018 #23
ananda Mar 2018 #26
red dog 1 Mar 2018 #24

Response to blue-wave (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 12:21 PM

1. This is fantastic!!!

See what happens when we as a party show up and vote? Yeah that's right. We WIN!

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Response to EllieBC (Reply #1)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 02:01 PM

15. And forget the purity crap too

It is far too serious of a time in our country for far left leaners to hurt us. We need electoral wins. Not purity wins.

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Response to DownriverDem (Reply #15)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 02:08 PM

19. Comrade, not sure what is this stuff about Purity Crap you mention, lost me on that one.

Repugs have purity balls, but what in the wide wide world of sports is a purity win?

In all my born days never even heard of a “purity win”, can you illuminate please?

Maybe point out some examples of these purity wins in the past?

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Response to Canoe52 (Reply #19)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 03:09 PM

25. Canoe, there are people here who won't support a politician who isn't "pure"

"Pure" in this context means supporting Bernie Sanders' whole platform.

The result of running a "pure" Democrat in a district that broke for Trump by 24 percent would have been Congressman Rick Saccone.

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Response to jmowreader (Reply #25)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 06:33 PM

27. jmowreader I appreciate you chiming in but was looking for

DownriverDem to answer specifics, since he(she?) seemed to trigger themselves with bringing the topic in the first place.

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Response to DownriverDem (Reply #15)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 08:14 PM

28. Sorry, but I'm a "far left leaner"

And I would never NOT VOTE FOR THE "D" ON ANY BALLOT!!!!!!!!

Wasn't a Bernie supporter and wasn't "thrilled" with Hillary, but come on....

Trump?? FUCKING TRUMP??

I blame a lot of those union members for the pumpkin headed imbecile. At least they came home in PA18 last night..

And.....I ALWAYS vote for the "D". No matter who.

Unless , of course it's that jerk off in Illinois or Tulsi Gabard. But they don't live in AZ so I don't have to make that choice.

We need to vote D no matter what. The Repukes are a treasonous crime family that needs to be destroyed at the ballot box....
Before something worse...Fascism takes over our beloved country.

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Response to blue-wave (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 12:23 PM

2. Republicans are watching in disbelief

This is wonderful, and bodes well for November. Congrats to Conor and to the people of PA-18!

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Response to blue-wave (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 12:28 PM

3. But the "national Republican Party hasnt ruled out a recount..."


Here come the recount shenanigans.

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Response to FailureToCommunicate (Reply #3)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 12:51 PM

6. PA is an electronic voting system state.....

Outside of the absentee and provisional ballots, there is no paper to recount from. It's just adding up all the precinct feeds again.

Not likely to change unless they dq a large number of absentee ballots for lamb.

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Response to getagrip_already (Reply #6)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 01:01 PM

8. The recount will most likely hinge on the (paper) absentee ballots.

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Response to FailureToCommunicate (Reply #8)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 01:50 PM

13. I believe those are optical scanner based

hard to screw them up. any stray marks or written comments will be rejected as invalid. For example, they can't draw a line, and "x" it out and vote for the other candidate. The scanner would reject it.

If it records a vote for a candidate, there will be no question who the voter voted for. Although they may find some rejected ballots they can assign, but there won't be enough of those to make a difference.

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Response to getagrip_already (Reply #13)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 02:33 PM

20. Exactly...

Apparently PA does "fill in the ovals" like we do in NC. Correct writing instruments provided.

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Response to blue-wave (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 12:29 PM

4. recount? or reprogram?

What are they gonna do, ask the machines to repeat the numbers? Recounts only work if you have paper ballots and human counters. Electronic voting machines should be outlawed.

Meanwhile, suck it GOPers!

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Response to blue-wave (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 12:41 PM

5. Looks Like It Is Time For Some Repuke Fine-Tuning!

I've seen this show too many times. Won't believe it until Conor is sworn in!

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Response to blue-wave (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 12:51 PM

7. That's the problem with electronic voting machines

... there's no recount. There's no paper trail, and no way to audit results.
Do you get it now, GOP assholes? Are you really going to claim the election is rigged?



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Response to FakeNoose (Reply #7)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 02:06 PM

18. Burn!

Well said!

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Response to blue-wave (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 01:21 PM

9. Fox has the daily price of pork bellies listed before this great news.

It's so far down on the left and tiny on the Fox website you practically need a microscope to see it. There's seriously pet care advice above it.

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Response to blue-wave (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 01:26 PM

10. K&R

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Response to blue-wave (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 01:33 PM

11. Trump has no one but himself to blame, because..

and I have this on good authority, he told Putin the election was next week...

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Response to blue-wave (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 01:44 PM

12. The GOP has been cheating for two decades...

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Response to blue-wave (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 01:56 PM

14. Keep in mind...

This election was won on a very gerrymandered map that heavily favored republicans. Imagine what we can do with a level playing field!

Get out and vote!!!!!

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Response to blue-wave (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 02:05 PM

16. When Democrats show up to vote, Democrats WIN.

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PERIOD.

Getting them to the polls and voting requires a good GROUND GAME.

Conor Lamb's campaign had a ground game that could overcome big money and big TV ads.

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Response to DinahMoeHum (Reply #16)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 02:36 PM

22. THIS

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Response to blue-wave (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 02:05 PM

17. Awesome! This will make it much more difficult to steal.

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Response to blue-wave (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 02:34 PM

21. Soon Trump will trot out his "Rigged" meme

Wonder how many election cycles the Republicans have cheated in? I mean we would throw everything at elections and still come up short. Senate in particular.

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Response to blue-wave (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 02:44 PM

23. It's simple. HE WON!!!

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #23)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 03:49 PM

26. !!!

!!!

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Response to blue-wave (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 03:03 PM

24. Of course there will be a recount....why wouldn't there be?

K&R

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