View Poll Results: Special Senate Runoff Outcome

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  • Democratic Sweep

    54 48.21%
  • Republican Sweep

    18 16.07%
  • Split Winners

    37 33.04%
  • Not Interested

    3 2.68%
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  1. #521
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    Quote Originally Posted by eschatological View Post
    Ugh, I just wish Chuck would give up on being Majority Leader, and let someone with actual balls do it....like Liz Warren.
    Liz Warren would be fantastic.

  2. #522
    Quote Originally Posted by Vegas82 View Post
    As was pointed out, a rule change has sped up the counting process. So, no, it wasn’t what you describe.
    Article from Nov 04 at 5am: https://www.wabe.org/live-updates-ge...ious-election/

    >4:57 a.m. The Associated Press has not declared a winner in Georgia’s presidential contest because the race between President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden is too early to call, with outstanding ballots left to be counted in counties where Biden has performed well.

    >The race is too early to call because an estimated 4% of the vote still remains to be counted. That includes mailed ballots from two counties Biden is winning: metro Atlanta’s DeKalb County, as well as Chatham County, which is home to Savannah.

    so fuck you I'm right :P

    Yes, changes in laws made them counted sooner, but 96% of the vote including mail in ballots were counted the first night. It took so long because it was very close. If it wasn't, they would have just called it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rukh View Post
    Article from Nov 04 at 5am: https://www.wabe.org/live-updates-ge...ious-election/

    >4:57 a.m. The Associated Press has not declared a winner in Georgia’s presidential contest because the race between President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden is too early to call, with outstanding ballots left to be counted in counties where Biden has performed well.

    >The race is too early to call because an estimated 4% of the vote still remains to be counted. That includes mailed ballots from two counties Biden is winning: metro Atlanta’s DeKalb County, as well as Chatham County, which is home to Savannah.

    so fuck you I'm right :P

    Yes, changes in laws made them counted sooner, but 96% of the vote including mail in ballots were counted the first night. It took so long because it was very close. If it wasn't, they would have just called it.
    We’re already at 97% counted with 4 hours to go... so, yeah. No you aren’t. Calm down the with fuck yous.

  4. #524
    i mean one of the big problems the republicans are having is they keep running people who live in country clubs and have the most unpopular political views in history. If only they would consider that they might do better in the future.

  5. #525
    Quote Originally Posted by Saninicus View Post
    God 2020 was the flip side of 2016 now it's the Republicans turns to cry and it's going to be hilarious.
    That assumes the Democrats actually show some balls for the first time in our lifetimes and don't try and "Play Nice", "Reach Across the Isle", and "Compromise" with them to get stuff passed even when they have shown just how much they care to during the past 12 years.

    I fear them basically doing just enough to keep the ship from sinking and then sitting on their hands till they lose power again, almost like they are paid to be weak and refuse to work unless the voters drag them kicking and screaming to do it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Themius View Post
    First world? I take it you're leaving off decimals and not rounding since half the country is basically 2nd world.
    are we still even using first world 2nd world 3rd world? I thought we got rid of that and just basically shithole countries and scandinavian countries.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonnysensible View Post
    i mean one of the big problems the republicans are having is they keep running people who live in country clubs and have the most unpopular political views in history. If only they would consider that they might do better in the future.
    Why be popular when you can just suppress the vote, much easier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonnysensible View Post
    i mean one of the big problems the republicans are having is they keep running people who live in country clubs and have the most unpopular political views in history. If only they would consider that they might do better in the future.
    Yeah, a political party simply having a problem that their political views being the most unpopular in history. Seems like an easy thing to fix...
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    Quote Originally Posted by beanman12345 View Post
    are we still even using first world 2nd world 3rd world? I thought we got rid of that and just basically shithole countries and scandinavian countries.
    So are we a country with a bidet? Like clean shithole?
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    Quote Originally Posted by beanman12345 View Post
    are we still even using first world 2nd world 3rd world? I thought we got rid of that and just basically shithole countries and scandinavian countries.
    I wasn’t speaking about the state of the nation. First world problem is a saying that means it’s a good problem to have. First, second, and third world designations are pretty outdated at this point if we want to go there though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Felya View Post
    Yeah, a political party simply having a problem that their political views being the most unpopular in history. Seems like an easy thing to fix...
    They can just change their views over the next 4-8 years. It's not like they have any shame or convictions. Wouldn't be the first time they strategically changed their entire political platform just to get in office and retain power.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fugus View Post
    That assumes the Democrats actually show some balls for the first time in our lifetimes and don't try and "Play Nice", "Reach Across the Isle", and "Compromise" with them to get stuff passed even when they have shown just how much they care to during the past 12 years.
    Problem is, Democrats don't always vote unanimously. So they have to make at least some concessions to the GOP in order to get anything done...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fugus View Post
    That assumes the Democrats actually show some balls for the first time in our lifetimes and don't try and "Play Nice", "Reach Across the Isle", and "Compromise" with them to get stuff passed even when they have shown just how much they care to during the past 12 years.

    I fear them basically doing just enough to keep the ship from sinking and then sitting on their hands till they lose power again, almost like they are paid to be weak and refuse to work unless the voters drag them kicking and screaming to do it.
    This is my deep concern as well.

    Joe has been all about this conciliatory bullshit (which everyone knew he would be). It's on the people around him to turn the fucking screws, including Kamala. She needs to remind him it was a mistake to work with segregationists in the 70s, and it'd be a mistake now too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kathranis View Post
    They can just change their views over the next 4-8 years. It's not like they have any shame or convictions. Wouldn't be the first time they strategically changed their entire political platform just to get in office and retain power.
    Fearmongering has worked pretty well, until something actually scary came along. But, then again... based on proud boys threatening to burn down cops tomorrow, the fearmongering angle might be gone as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vegas82 View Post
    I wasn’t speaking about the state of the nation. First world problem is a saying that means it’s a good problem to have. First, second, and third world designations are pretty outdated at this point if we want to go there though.
    oh don't take my post seriously, was a jab at trump.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gestopft View Post
    Helps when there's only two on the ballot!

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    Lol @ the tweet that says "Congratulations to Senate Majority Leader Joe Manchin"

    It's funny because it's really sort of true...
    If and when the seats officially go blue they need sit his ass in a corner and say, "Listen here you little shit, you're going to do as you're told or we're bringing the hammer down on that ass."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kathranis View Post
    They can just change their views over the next 4-8 years. It's not like they have any shame or convictions. Wouldn't be the first time they strategically changed their entire political platform just to get in office and retain power.
    The problem with that is to change their views to actual popular ones would be to do a 180 on their current views now for the majority of them and would have them going against their donors. The Republicans would have to "Reinvent" themselves into something to the left of the Democrats on many issues which would kill their base of support now or at best for them to share the Democrats public views on them. And that would lose them their base as they will be seen as betraying their base to outwardly say those things while to the younger generations and the educated bunch, they won't be taken seriously as they have proven themselves to be shameless liars and opportunists.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eschatological View Post
    This is my deep concern as well.

    Joe has been all about this conciliatory bullshit (which everyone knew he would be). It's on the people around him to turn the fucking screws, including Kamala. She needs to remind him it was a mistake to work with segregationists in the 70s, and it'd be a mistake now too.
    Yeah, it will be more bending the knee to GOP... bleeding heart liberals should expect it... they can’t resist a wounded calf and GOP is going to cry about their under represented constituencies like they are the most wounded calf there ever was...
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  20. #540
    Quote Originally Posted by Vegas82 View Post
    We’re already at 97% counted with 4 hours to go... so, yeah. No you aren’t. Calm down the with fuck yous.
    Last time they counted 96% the first night including mail-in ballots. That's pretty damned fast. If you're going to claim 1% difference, that's pretty dang silly. If it had been more like the Warnock numbers, the presidential election in Georgia would have been called that night. So yeah, they counted mail ballots second, but that wasn't the big reason it took a long time.

    It just took a while because like this year, people have until Friday to make corrections. If this comes down to a few hundred votes, this one will also be until Friday until we know.


    Lets put it this way. Between last time and this time if they had the same rules, and last time was close and this time not, last time would take a long time and this would be overnight.

    On the other hand, if both last time and this time were not close, yet had different rules, both would be called that night.

    And if both this time and last time are close and have the different rules, both will take until friday.

    So please point out to me which thing is the thing that made it take a while.
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