Nov 06 2013

2013 Election Night Open Thread

  • New Jersey Governor
  • Virginia Governor
  • New York City Mayor

Likely to be an early night.

More (but not much more) to come.

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Vonnegut called them cat’s asses.

So your little more.  I do occasionally find something of interest at the Great Orange Satan and living in Stars Hollow as I do I found this little piece about a local election (in the biggest City in the State thank you) amusing-

Who Cares About VA, NJ, or NYC Elections? The Real Action is the Bridgeport, CT School Board!

by LunkHead @ Daily Kos

Tue Nov 05, 2013 at 09:28 AM PST

New Jersey and New York City are foregone conclusions.

Virginia is a contest that is really about the GOP’s voter suppression efforts.

Bridgeport is about whether or not we can protect our children from the looters in the educational industrial complex.

You see, the pro-privatization slate for the school board was defeated in the Democratic Primary by the Connecticut Working Families Party candidates, and so in the general election will be face Republicans, who are being tacitly, and in some cases explicitly, supported by the Democratic Party establishment (including governor Malloy).

I certainly try to vote WFP at every opportunity, they didn’t field or cross-endorse any candidates in Stars Hollow so I wasn’t able to this year.  Our local Democrats are at least pro-zoning and the environment however misguided they are about some other issues so I generally vote a straight ticket.  That and I know many of the Republicans personally and they’re straight up assholes the lot.  Those SAT fill in the dot ballots are a heck of a lot less convenient than the old mechanical voting booths, but you can put up a whole lot of stations for not much money.  They’ve also cut back on polling stations which I think sucks so I signed a petition to change that back.

They ran out of stickers so I can’t prove I voted, but it’s ok I have a lot left over from previous elections.

Your thoughts below.


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  1. ek hornbeck
  2. TMC

    They closed in VA at 7 PM. The pols in NY close at 9 PM.

    NBC has already projected that Gov. Chris Christie will win.

    VA’s governor race is still too early too call:

    • Ken Cuccinelli (R) 180,541 51.5%
    • Terry McAuliffe (D) 143,339 40.9%
    • Robert Sarvis (L) 26,873 7.7%
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    • Cuccinelli Rep. 49.6%
    • McAuliffe Dem. 43.2
    • Sarvis Lib. 7.1
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    • Christie Rep. 60.2%
    • Buono Dem. 38.2
    • Others 1.7
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    In a nonpartisan race both candidates are Democrats.

    • Martin Walsh 13,886 50.3%
    • John Connolly 13,693 49.7%
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    Huffington Post has projected that the Democrat Ralph Northam  is the winner over Republican E. W. Jackson.

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    She is the 1st woman of color elected to a city wide office.  

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  13. BobbyK

    absentee. I don’t expect a competitive race in my local. But I never miss a chance to vote. Plenty of straight up assholes to vote against.

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