[Poll]American midterm prediction

Discussion in 'World News, Current Events & Politics' started by Taleweaver, Oct 29, 2018.

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  1. Republicans by a massive margin

    19 vote(s)
    27.9%
  2. Republicans by a narrow margin

    10 vote(s)
    14.7%
  3. Democrats by a narrow margin

    19 vote(s)
    27.9%
  4. Democrats by a large margin

    9 vote(s)
    13.2%
  5. I have no preference or opinion on the matter

    2 vote(s)
    2.9%
  6. Comedy conspiracy option (civil war, NPC invasion, bombing of the senate,...you name it)

    9 vote(s)
    13.2%
  1. KingBlank

    KingBlank King of Nothing

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    Poor Americans.
     
  2. Subtle Demise

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    Know what I did? I voted libertarian for everything I could, when I couldn't do that, I went with the guy running as US Taxpayers. When the few positions on the ballot that were only R or D, I just did one of each. Too bad just myself isn't enough to throw a wrench into the cogs of the political machine.
     
  3. Xzi

    Xzi Virtual Bartman

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    So the votes are still being recounted in some areas, and it seems like Democrats have a good shot at winning the Arizona senate race and possibly the Florida senate race. Statistically, there's little denying that this was a blue wave election. Democrats haven't won this many seats in a single election since Nixon. They were expected to pick up 27 in congress on the high end, and they got 31.
     
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  4. Hanafuda

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    Funny how it's always Democrats who 'find' uncounted ballots in Democrat-heavy districts after the election is over, and only where the race was close enough to merit a recount.

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  5. Xzi

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    It's not funny at all. It means some jackass was initially trying to hide mail-in and provisional ballots to keep them from being counted. In several states they also found locked buildings full of unused voting machines that were meant to be available on election day. This shit is to be expected in every election from now on to some degree, at least until the voting rights act is fully restored.
     
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  6. Taleweaver
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    Taleweaver Storywriter

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    Arizona went to democrats. Countin still going on in Florida.

    At the time I wrote the poll I hadn't realised that it were multiple races. The republicans won the senate, as was predicted. How close it was is up for debate (it's all in perception, I guess? :unsure: ).

    I hadn't polled on the house of representative, but as it turns out that was a landslide victory for democrats (it's been 40 years since they won more seats).
     
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  7. Xzi

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    Yeah, the dems weren't expected to take the senate as the vast majority of seats up for election were Democrat incumbents. With the house win they do have a big opportunity to take all three branches in 2020, but only if voter turnout is as high or higher than the midterm.
     
  8. Xzi

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    As an additional thought, the Democrat primary for president should be really interesting next year. Beto is a possibility, then you've got Elizabeth Warren, Cory Booker, and still some potential (however remote) of Bernie and Biden running, among others. At least it will be a good showcase of how composed the entire field is in comparison to the nutjobs in government on the right, and there are a lot of solid options.
     
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  9. Attacker3

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    -Hey guys, the voting machines are overheating! All right, they're fixed, looks like they were all Democrat anyways, whew!
    -Hey guys, we found huge boxed of ballots? Where? Who cares, they're all Democrat anyways.
    -Hey, people are transporting ballot boxes in Uber? That's fine, they're all Democrat votes anyways.
    -Hey, dead people are voting and others are voting twice? No matter, that's a conspiracy theory, go away!
    -Hey, the Democrats have a history of breaking election laws? It didn't happen this time, you dumb Republican!

    Do you want to know why the Democrats are the party of immigration and minorities? Because they need the vote. More immigrants means more Democratic voters. Absolutely disgusting practice.

    What should be bi-partisan is requiring voter ID.
     
  10. Xzi

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    Democrats are the party of the majority. When they turn out, they win, simple as that. This is why for decades Republicans have done whatever they can to keep voter turnout low. Gerrymandering, voter roll purges, poll closures, claims of voter fraud that never pan out, voter ID, and so forth. To be so repulsive that Republicans still get voted out despite all these advantages being stacked in their favor, and despite the electoral map being favorable to them, is quite the accomplishment.

    If the Republicans had a smart leader who had played to their strengths in the midterm, primarily the economy*, god knows they might've been able to lock Dems out of all three branches for at least another two years, if not six. Probably fortunate then that they only have Trump, the guy who prefers hate and/or fear mongering about immigrants, and the guy who makes clear his disdain for veterans and the military.

    * For the moment
     
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