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    Quote Originally Posted by cubby View Post
    It's truly amazing how insidious the GQP's moves have been to disenfranchise the U.S.' voting population. Like your example, a National Voting holiday would allow millions of people to vote easier and faster, and increase the number of voters who vote overall. The GQP, knowing this, prevents it at every turn.
    Yeah, it's the sort of thing I would push if I was President (assuming the President would have that kind of power). It's a big, easy fucking win for progressives everywhere. Making it easier for people to vote? Don't mind if I do. It'd also be a great way to get re-elected, since you give everyone in the country another paid day off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cubby View Post
    I love that you still haven't looked at his location. The irony, on at least three levels now, is hysterical.
    I see his location. Once again, it doesn't change what you said.
    You should try seeing things more than just your way then. And at some point, consider the idea that you might be wrong.
    You didn't understand what was going on in a conversation, then made comments that cannot be read another way in the correct context of that conversation. I'm not the one who messed up there.
    Sorry, not going to play your little games any more. If you don't understand, reread the thread, it's in there, from today.
    Asking for a cite for your claims of going to one site per county isn't a game. I've read the thread. There are zero cites about counties trying to go to one polling site per county. Using fulton county's map to show that they don't even need to go to one site per county, when there are other ways to mess with polling, isn't playing a game. Here's my first ask:

    Quote Originally Posted by Ripster42 View Post
    If you could cite where you got the "only one polling place per county" from, it'd make it a lot easier to check.
    The first post I replied to you with.
    Quote Originally Posted by Rudol Von Stroheim View Post
    I do not need to play the role of "holier than thou". I'm above that..

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    Holy fuck, Ripster42 are you actually that stupid or do you pretend to be?

    No further comment from me, because argueing with you seems utterly pointless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twdft View Post
    Holy fuck, Ripster42 are you actually that stupid or do you pretend to be?

    No further comment from me, because argueing with you seems utterly pointless.
    Here's you:

    Quote Originally Posted by Twdft View Post
    Max voters per polling station in Germany: 2.500

    Average county in the US about 100.000 says wikipedia. Your voting laws really are malicious.
    To be clear, there's generally not one voting site per county in the US.
    Quote Originally Posted by Rudol Von Stroheim View Post
    I do not need to play the role of "holier than thou". I'm above that..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ripster42 View Post
    To be clear, there's generally not one voting site per county in the US.
    OK, just one comment:

    cubby said that counties have only 1 polling station in some areas
    I compared the average amount of voters per German polling station with the average amount of people in US counties

    It was an observation without knowing which county exactly has only one polling station. I would hope that the average 100k US county had about 40 polling stations, but some obviously don't.

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    Connecticut, Minnesota, Vermont, and Wisconsin all have primaries today.

    Stan Van Gundy would like to remind people that primary voting in Florida has already started.
    In the Florida Democratic primary, where voting has already started, I am supporting Val Demings for US Senator, Charlie Crist for Governor and Aramis Ayala for Attorney General.

    See how easy that was.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Midterm Voter View Post
    Connecticut, Minnesota, Vermont, and Wisconsin all have primaries today.
    Why do y'all insist on sodding Tuesdays?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flarelaine View Post
    Why do y'all insist on sodding Tuesdays?
    It comes from the Old English Tīwesdæg, Tyr's day. The god of voting and doing chores in-the-middle-of-the-week.
    In the late twentieth century, it also became the day for weekly celebration of Tacos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Midterm Voter View Post
    It comes from the Old English Tīwesdæg, Tyr's day. The god of voting and doing chores in-the-middle-of-the-week.
    In the late twentieth century, it also became the day for weekly celebration of Tacos.

    Fuck, can I once again lament that Republicans never delivered on their "threat" of taco trucks on every street corner? Like, holy shit seriously I'm sad about that since I live in a small-ass unincorporated township where I believe the only "hispanic" food of any sort is Taco Bell. Though we do have like 4 very average Chinese places run by lovely people. Food may not be great, but it's fairly cheap and the owners are all super cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edge- View Post
    Fuck, can I once again lament that Republicans never delivered on their "threat" of taco trucks on every street corner? Like, holy shit seriously I'm sad about that since I live in a small-ass unincorporated township where I believe the only "hispanic" food of any sort is Taco Bell. Though we do have like 4 very average Chinese places run by lovely people. Food may not be great, but it's fairly cheap and the owners are all super cool.
    I live in a village with a population < 75000 and we have THREE Mexican Taco Trucks and they're all popular and they're all delicious. Yes, also, my village is heavily Republican.

    We also have a Mexican restaurant that is INSANELY popular. It's located by a strip mall and on nights when they're open, the parking lot causes traffic jams in the strip mall.

    I don't understand why Republicans have such a hard-on hate for Mexicans and foreigners and yet I know so many of them in interracial relationships.

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    I dragged my ass out of the house and went to vote and my gut feeling is things aren't looking good for Republicans. Take everything I'm about to say with a grain of salt.

    I live in a VERY Republican area. I vote with 4 other Wards in my town.

    I just did some rough numbers. I expect the turnout to be ~20%. Republicans have a ton of options on the ballot. Democrats have nothing really on the ballot. I just ran the numbers and we're about 70% Republican and 30% Democrat as far as Registration in my five wards.

    Here are some turnout numbers and some notes on the Primary:

    2020 - 31% -- Only a single option to vote for in this Primary on the Republican ballot

    2018 - 39% -- Tons of options to vote for both Dems and Republicans

    2016 - 71% -- Massive turnout, tons of options in every election in addition to a State Supreme Court Justice on the ballot

    2014 - 22% -- Very few options, similar to 2020.

    So, where were we at tonight? I have a number in my head as far as projections are concerned based on the count on the machines tonight. I'm willing to bet we end tonight around 20%, and that's assuming there hasn't been more registrations.

    What's on the ballot? Republicans have a ton of options for Congress and Governor. There is also the fact that Donald Trump visit nearby this week to endorse Ron Johnson and one of the candidates in the Governor primary.

    We literally might end up with a turnout lower than 2014 before all the craziness. That cannot be good for Republicans.

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    Turnout for my voting wards shows Republican turnout is WAY down. 2020 and 2014, there was nothing import on the ballot. There were hardly any primary races on the ballot. This year, there were a ton of races on the ballot including Trump turning out a week ago to endorse a GOP Governor candidate and a senator.

    2022 -- 22.9%

    2020 -- 31.1%

    2018 -- 39%

    2016 -- 71%

    2014 -- 22.4%

    2012 -- 36.7%

    Hopefully this is a trend that continues for the rest of the state and the entire US.

    Raw Numbers

    2022 Total Votes: 1228

    2020 Total Votes: 1659

    2020 Registered Voters: 5342

    2014 Total Votes: 1195

    2014 Registered Voters: 5300

    2012 Total Votes: 1941

    2012 Registered Voters: 5287

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    GOP tempers expectations for Senate majority

    Republicans are looking to manage expectations when it comes to winning back the Senate majority in November as Democrats rack up key legislative wins and some GOP candidates stumble.

    The comments come as Democratic hopes of gaining seats in the upper chamber are growing. Democrats just passed their climate, tax and health care bill, dubbed the Inflation Reduction Act, a major piece of President Biden’s agenda. That followed bipartisan passage of a measure to increase semiconductor manufacturing and competitiveness with China, as well as a bill to expand health care for veterans.

    Additionally, the overwhelming rejection of an anti-abortion ballot measure in Kansas points to an electorate energized by the fall of Roe v. Wade.

    And Republicans are grappling with a handful of controversial Senate candidates struggling in the polls in key swing states.

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    52 is a nice number.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadowferal View Post
    62 is an even nicer number. It ain't happening but a mother fucker can dream.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fwc577 View Post
    62 is an even nicer number. It ain't happening but a mother fucker can dream.
    How about "whatever number is high enough to override Manchin and Sinema's obstructionist bullshit"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadowferal View Post
    52 is a nice number.
    I'm greedy, gimme 53+ so we can completely, safely ignore Manchin and Sinema without having to rely on Harris to break a tie.

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    Nancy helps Omar squek out a win in the MN05 primary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadowferal View Post
    GOP tempers expectations for Senate majority

    Republicans are looking to manage expectations when it comes to winning back the Senate majority in November as Democrats rack up key legislative wins and some GOP candidates stumble.

    The comments come as Democratic hopes of gaining seats in the upper chamber are growing. Democrats just passed their climate, tax and health care bill, dubbed the Inflation Reduction Act, a major piece of President Biden’s agenda. That followed bipartisan passage of a measure to increase semiconductor manufacturing and competitiveness with China, as well as a bill to expand health care for veterans.

    Additionally, the overwhelming rejection of an anti-abortion ballot measure in Kansas points to an electorate energized by the fall of Roe v. Wade.

    And Republicans are grappling with a handful of controversial Senate candidates struggling in the polls in key swing states.

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    52 is a nice number.
    That would be so nice. Holding onto the Senate and actually gaining seats would be a yuge win.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cubby View Post
    That would be so nice. Holding onto the Senate and actually gaining seats would be a yuge win.
    IIRC it was also be fairly unprecedented for an Incumbent President's party to maintain or even gain more of a lead in the chambers of Congress during the midterms, to further drive home how much Republicans have managed to fuck up their messaging on a national scale, despite how successful they've been on galvanizing their base against CRT and LGBTQ issues (again), and their 'win' on getting Roe v Wade struck down.

    Though maybe it's going too hard too fast into crazy town that's hurting their chances with moderates. You know, the thing Centrists say the Dems are doing all the time by being 'woke' or whatever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xyonai View Post
    IIRC it was also be fairly unprecedented for an Incumbent President's party to maintain or even gain more of a lead in the chambers of Congress during the midterms, to further drive home how much Republicans have managed to fuck up their messaging on a national scale, despite how successful they've been on galvanizing their base against CRT and LGBTQ issues (again), and their 'win' on getting Roe v Wade struck down.

    Though maybe it's going too hard too fast into crazy town that's hurting their chances with moderates. You know, the thing Centrists say the Dems are doing all the time by being 'woke' or whatever.
    It is almost a certainty that the sitting President's political party will lose seats in the mid-terms - so this isn't unexpected. Except that the GQP is no longer Bob Dole's Republican Party, but a group of violent and racist shit birds who literally have no clue what's going and revel in their willful ignorance. Which makes their takeover of the House frightening.

    The GQP will start Impeachment proceedings on Biden the day after they elect a Speaker. And they will Impeach him no less than three times, probably Harris as well, so their Golden Calf won't be the most Impeached Resident in the History of the United States.

    Then the Hunter Biden Committee will start up. After that it will get petty and nasty.

    I will be very curious if the Democrats gain seats in the Senate. If we don't have to kowtow to Manchin and Sienna, well, it won't matter because we won't be able to pass any legislation with the House sitting in control of the toddlers of politics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cubby View Post
    It is almost a certainty that the sitting President's political party will lose seats in the mid-terms - so this isn't unexpected. Except that the GQP is no longer Bob Dole's Republican Party, but a group of violent and racist shit birds who literally have no clue what's going and revel in their willful ignorance. Which makes their takeover of the House frightening.

    The GQP will start Impeachment proceedings on Biden the day after they elect a Speaker. And they will Impeach him no less than three times, probably Harris as well, so their Golden Calf won't be the most Impeached Resident in the History of the United States.

    Then the Hunter Biden Committee will start up.

    After that it will get petty and nasty.
    Yeah when/if Republicans can maintain a healthy marjority in either chamber they'll gladly just start wasting everyone's time with bullshit like that.

    Then, as they do, hammer all the made up shit they complained about to justify complaining about it even more. "See all these investigations (we baselessly started) into the sitting president? That clearly means he's unfit for office!" etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xyonai View Post
    Yeah when/if Republicans can maintain a healthy marjority in either chamber they'll gladly just start wasting everyone's time with bullshit like that.

    Then, as they do, hammer all the made up shit they complained about to justify complaining about it even more. "See all these investigations (we baselessly started) into the sitting president? That clearly means he's unfit for office!" etc.
    I think they will start their bullshit the moment they have any kind of House Majority. The bloodletting of the Speaker election might cull a few of them, but after that, it will be Impeachments and Investigations for 2 years.

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