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Special Election for Mayor, Phoenix, AZ?

Should I contact Gallego? I can't find a more current status on line. If there is to be a special election, I would like to help her if I can.

https://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/news/phoenix-mayoral-election-runoff-gallego-valenzuela-11006765

Phoenix Mayoral Election Likely Heading for Runoff
STEVEN HSIEH | NOVEMBER 6, 2018 | 10:48PMAA
Two candidates for mayor will likely compete in a runoff election on March 12.

Kate Gallego and Daniel Valenzuela — both Democratic former Phoenix City Council members — will advance to the March mayoral election because neither garnered more than 50 percent of the vote.
Posted by saidsimplesimon | Wed Nov 14, 2018, 11:23 AM (0 replies)

Who will replace Kyl?

Thought I would try returning to an afternoon nap/meditation Monday. Unfortunately my inner clock is out of sync and I am up early reading a diary on dkos about the Arizona Senate race.

Gov. Ducey could replace Kyl with McCain or McSally. These are the two most discussed but Ducey may have his own sycophant in waiting. We will know soon enough.

If you care to read the entire diary on dkos, the link is below.

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2018/11/12/1812312/-No-Way-In-Hell-Will-Martha-McSally-Be-Appointed-To-John-McCain-s-Old-Senate-Seat

The author includes a link to an old Arizona Republic article with local sourcing.

https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/politics/arizona/2018/09/02/doug-ducey-appears-ready-move-quickly-john-mccain-replacement/1147748002/

Gov. Doug Ducey expected to move quickly on appointing a John McCain replacement
9/2/2018
…snip
Other possible candidates include:
Eileen Klein, the former president of the Arizona Board of Regents whom Ducey appointed as state treasurer in April.
Kirk Adams, Ducey's chief of staff who runs the governor's day-to-day operations.
Barbara Barrett, a business executive and the first Republican woman to run for governor in Arizona.
Michael Bidwill, the president of the Arizona Cardinals and longtime Ducey ally who went to prep school with Judge Brett Kavanaugh, Trump's Supreme Court nominee.
Jon Kyl, a former three-term senator and mentor to Ducey. (fait accompli*)
Former congressmen John Shadegg and Matt Salmon
*my addition, not in original
Posted by saidsimplesimon | Tue Nov 13, 2018, 05:31 AM (8 replies)

This tune is for you, Jeff Sessions

You kissed the ring, bowed to the pig, was it worth it?

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Posted by saidsimplesimon | Wed Nov 7, 2018, 03:25 PM (0 replies)

AZ Green Party cost Sinema 2.4 Percent of vote at polls.

Damn, this was disappointing news, especially in a race yet to be decided. According to the Arizona Republic, at least 500,000 mail in ballots are yet to be counted.

I mentioned before the election that I was concerned about youth enthusiasm. I was mistaken. My grandson and several of his friends either voted at the polls or dropped off ballots, straight Democratic tickets. Our young voters over performed as was covered by MSNBC.
Posted by saidsimplesimon | Wed Nov 7, 2018, 07:55 AM (11 replies)

AZ Green Party cost Sinema 2.4 Percent of vote at polls.

Damn, this was disappointing news, especially in a race yet to be decided. According to the Arizona Republic, at least 500,000 mail in ballots are yet to be counted.

I mentioned before the election that I was concerned about youth enthusiasm. I was mistaken. My grandson and several of his friends either voted at the polls or dropped off ballots, straight Democratic tickets. Our young voters over performed as was covered by MSNBC.

Posted by saidsimplesimon | Wed Nov 7, 2018, 07:54 AM (0 replies)

Polling Issues in Phoenix Area

The polls opened at 6am with reports of "issues"

ABC reported trouble at locations in Chandler, Mesa, Ahwatukee and 32nd St. in Phoenix. Voters, some on their way to work, were sent to other polling locations. I have provided a link if you are interested in the excuses from SOS and local coverage.


https://www.abc15.com/

edit for autocorrect error

Posted by saidsimplesimon | Tue Nov 6, 2018, 10:59 AM (1 replies)

Early morning polling issues

ABC reported trouble at locations in Chandler, Mesa, Ahwatukee and 32nd St. in Phoenix. Voters, some on their way to work, were sent to other polling locations. I have provided a link if you are interested in the excuses from SOS and local coverage.


https://www.abc15.com/

Posted by saidsimplesimon | Tue Nov 6, 2018, 10:55 AM (2 replies)

Beware Election False Flags

I am up early this morning, election insomnia disorder. Mike Allen was on “First Look” and he was either concern trolling or giving US a warning. There is not enough information available to me to accept his concerns as facts or speculation.

He claims there is a possibility that Russians or their puppets may try to interfere with election results if they are not what President Trump wants. If they cannot do it with direct hacking, they will launch a media campaign to discredit the election results.

As Ms. Maddow has said in the past, “Talk me down”. Is Allen a credible source?

https://www.axios.com/mail-bomb-attacks-political-climate-polarization-7653e6fd-14e9-454a-a288-c71a9de7321e.html

Mike Allen, Jim VandeHei

Oct 25

Playing with fire

The big picture: With President Trump fanning fear ahead of the midterms a dozen days from now, the nation's political discourse is on track to be even hotter and more volatile during the 2020 campaign than it was when he ran the first time. We are playing with fire — and there are piles of dry kindling stacked throughout America and American politics right now.
Right wingers, led by radio hosts, quickly claimed (without evidence) a conspiracy against them.

"On the pro-Trump Internet, ... the once-fringe idea of politically motivated 'false flag' attacks [was pushed] into the mainstream," per the WashPost.

Extreme language can inspire extreme deeds.

When Trump calls the media the "enemy of the people," some are bound to take that literally.

Why it matters: "The discovery of pipe bombs targeting prominent Democratic politicians and CNN is raising the threat of election-season violence largely unknown in the U.S. — and prompting uncomfortable questions about the consequences of leaders' increasingly vitriolic rhetoric," AP's Steve Peoples and Ken Thomas write.
more at link
Posted by saidsimplesimon | Mon Nov 5, 2018, 07:13 AM (2 replies)

Monday's fading stock-market rally is evidence that the worst is far from over for Wall Street

Monday's fading stock-market rally is evidence that the worst is far from over for Wall Street

Source: Dow Jones Market Watch

DJIA -0.99% SPX -0.69% COMP -1.75%

The stock market could suffer a ‘brutal dislocation’ if this level is breached

Stocks could rally 20% after this bruising rout, says Guggenheim’s Minerd — after that, watch out

Why finding the bottom of this stock rout ‘is going to feel awful, like it always does’

Martin Feldstein: Why falling stock prices could lead to a long, deep recession

Stock market turns negative amid report that U.S. set to impose tariffs on all remaining Chinese imports

Read more: https://www.marketwatch.com/
Posted by saidsimplesimon | Mon Oct 29, 2018, 02:35 PM (0 replies)

Monday's fading stock-market rally is evidence that the worst is far from over for Wall Street

Monday's fading stock-market rally is evidence that the worst is far from over for Wall Street

Source: Dow Jones Market Watch

DJIA -0.99% SPX -0.69% COMP -1.75%

The stock market could suffer a ‘brutal dislocation’ if this level is breached

Stocks could rally 20% after this bruising rout, says Guggenheim’s Minerd — after that, watch out

Why finding the bottom of this stock rout ‘is going to feel awful, like it always does’

Martin Feldstein: Why falling stock prices could lead to a long, deep recession

Stock market turns negative amid report that U.S. set to impose tariffs on all remaining Chinese imports

Read more: https://www.marketwatch.com/
Posted by saidsimplesimon | Mon Oct 29, 2018, 02:33 PM (0 replies)
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