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Mon Nov 1, 2021, 10:48 AM

The #s don't lie. Terry McAuliffe should crush Youngkin*. The media is selling "the horse race."

(Simple question for VA are you for medical science and stopping the Corona virus or are you stupid?)

In Virginia, 6,052,433 people or 70% of the state has received at least one dose. (Lots of smart people aka blue voters in VA)

Overall, 5,372,576 people or 62% of Virginia's population has been fully vaccinated. (Lots of smart people aka blue voters in VA)

The media is pushing crap about Trump's "base" turning out in 2021 in VA to me @ least seems kind of dumb. Trump got
his ass kicked in VA in '16 & '20.

The Democratic Party candidate, Hillary Clinton of New York, carried Virginia with a 49.73% plurality in the popular vote against businessman Donald Trump of New York, who carried 44.41%, a victory margin of 5.32%. (wiki)

Joe Biden 2,413,568 54.11 Donald Trump 1,962,430 44.00 (wiki)

BTW VA around Woodstock, VA is very red, racist, Trump loving, Christian Evangelical/Taliban, and gun loving.

* I might be wrong.

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Reply The #s don't lie. Terry McAuliffe should crush Youngkin*. The media is selling "the horse race." (Original post)
Botany Nov 1 OP
mahatmakanejeeves Nov 1 #1
Botany Nov 1 #4
PortTack Nov 1 #17
PatSeg Nov 1 #22
book_worm Nov 1 #5
mahatmakanejeeves Nov 1 #14
Walleye Nov 1 #2
Botany Nov 1 #7
Walleye Nov 1 #8
Lovie777 Nov 1 #12
FSogol Nov 1 #3
peggysue2 Nov 1 #19
FSogol Nov 1 #24
TheRealNorth Nov 1 #23
IronLionZion Nov 1 #29
FoxNewsSucks Nov 1 #6
secondwind Nov 1 #11
underpants Nov 1 #9
mahatmakanejeeves Nov 1 #15
underpants Nov 1 #21
FSogol Nov 1 #25
underpants Nov 1 #28
LexVegas Nov 1 #10
dsp3000 Nov 1 #13
mahatmakanejeeves Nov 1 #16
PortTack Nov 1 #18
LexVegas Nov 1 #27
mahatmakanejeeves Nov 1 #20
FSogol Nov 1 #26

Response to Botany (Original post)

Mon Nov 1, 2021, 10:52 AM

1. That was then. This is now.

I voted on Saturday. I couldn't get a read on the people standing in line, other than, everyone while I was there was willing to wait for over an hour to cast a vote.

I expect there's dedication on both sides.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Reply #1)

Mon Nov 1, 2021, 10:56 AM

4. The anti vaxer gun loving Christian/Taliban mouth breathers really always vote.

But they are the minority.

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Response to Botany (Reply #4)

Mon Nov 1, 2021, 11:36 AM

17. Actually when polled the antivaxx anti mask crowd does not vote!

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Response to Botany (Reply #4)

Mon Nov 1, 2021, 12:05 PM

22. So true and I find that really bizarre

Such people don't strike me as the type who would be consistent, reliable voters. I can picture them storming the Capital and often throwing violent tantrums in stores and airplanes, but making it to the polls every election just doesn't quite match up with their personality type. Yet most of them appear to do it like clockwork.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Reply #1)

Mon Nov 1, 2021, 10:57 AM

5. do you live in a red, blue or purple area?

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Response to book_worm (Reply #5)

Mon Nov 1, 2021, 11:25 AM

14. Alexandria

In my neighborhood, I see signs for McAuliffe, and I see signs for Youngkin.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Mon Nov 1, 2021, 10:52 AM

2. "Everybody knows the dice is loaded, everybody rolls with their fingers crossed"

Leonard Cohen. I like your analysis I think it’s probably correct but I’m still keeping my fingers crossed.

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Response to Walleye (Reply #2)

Mon Nov 1, 2021, 11:01 AM

7. I have found over the years that blue candidate has to win overwhelmingly to "squeek" one out.

"Everybody knows the dice is loaded."

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Response to Botany (Reply #7)

Mon Nov 1, 2021, 11:03 AM

8. Yeah they had us all worried about Newsom in California

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Response to Walleye (Reply #8)

Mon Nov 1, 2021, 11:18 AM

12. Who the corporate media and their polling outfits . .....

With Newsom, he had to reach the 50.1% mark and if he didn't fucked up Elder's would be governor. Therefore, corporated media and their polling outfits continued to show that in fact Newsom could not reach that % even tho the mail in ballots said otherwise.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Mon Nov 1, 2021, 10:53 AM

3. McAulliffe only wins if the turnout is good.

If you know someone in VA, please call them and make sure they vote

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Response to FSogol (Reply #3)

Mon Nov 1, 2021, 11:44 AM

19. This!

If our Virginian, Democratic brethren hit the polls in a wave, McAuliffe wins. The Dems go in with a clear early vote advantage but they need that Tuesday vote to seal the deal.

We're going to know very soon.

Every Dem in VA should be grabbing friends, family, neighbors, etc. then running to the polls tomorrow.

Youngkin is merely a cleaned up version of Donald Trump. May look and sound a tad better on the outside.

On the inside? Same rotten core.

Remember, Youngkin said he was HONORED to be endorsed by Donald Trump, the man who tried desperately to bring down the government of the United States of America.

That alone should disqualify him.

Vote. Vote. Vote.

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Response to peggysue2 (Reply #19)

Mon Nov 1, 2021, 12:28 PM

24. Exactly, the Washington Post called Youngkin "unfit for office"

This is not an everyday campaign dispute. We might disagree with Mr. Youngkin on Medicaid expansion, say — he termed it “sad,” though it extended health insurance to hundreds of thousands of Virginians who lacked it — without arguing that his stance is disqualifying. But at a moment when democracy itself is under assault, Mr. Youngkin chose to dignify a fundamental fiction that is subverting our system, rather than stand up squarely for the truth. In so doing, he proved himself unfit for office.


https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/10/23/glenn-youngkin-virginia-governor-race-fail-character-test/

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Response to FSogol (Reply #3)

Mon Nov 1, 2021, 12:23 PM

23. +1

The only poll that matters is the vote on election day.

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Response to FSogol (Reply #3)

Mon Nov 1, 2021, 01:41 PM

29. Always a challenge in non-presidential years

at least our side is vaccinated and don't face too much voter suppression in VA

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Mon Nov 1, 2021, 10:59 AM

6. These days I'm suspicious

that not only is the media selling the usual "horse race", but that type of reporting can hide cheating and provide cover for stealing.

If a race is reported as the wipeout it should be, it's harder for republicons to steal unnoticed.

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Response to FoxNewsSucks (Reply #6)

Mon Nov 1, 2021, 11:14 AM

11. The flip side is that folks may not bother to come out and vote

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Mon Nov 1, 2021, 11:04 AM

9. I hope so

but I’ve got a bad feeling about this

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Response to underpants (Reply #9)

Mon Nov 1, 2021, 11:29 AM

15. I enjoy the group activity of voting.

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I get dressed, I go to the polls, lots of people are there, it's exciting.

Not anymore. What if I fall and break my hip and can't get to the polls, and the election is determined by one vote???????

I made sure to vote on Saturday. Not taking any chances.

I didn't miss out on the group activity either. I'll find some pictures if I can.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Reply #15)

Mon Nov 1, 2021, 11:58 AM

21. Yeah I voted 2 weeks ago

My wife is going tomorrow.

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Response to underpants (Reply #21)

Mon Nov 1, 2021, 12:29 PM

25. Me, my wife, and my 2 sons will vote tomorrow.

We didn't want to mess around with USPS this time.

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Response to FSogol (Reply #25)

Mon Nov 1, 2021, 12:57 PM

28. No mail. County office.

5 minutes
One of the registrars said “I need to see an ID please” and I said with wallet in hand “okay let me make sure I give you the right one”

She and her coworker sitting beside her giggled.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Mon Nov 1, 2021, 11:07 AM

10. There is apathy in Virginia, which does not bode well for McAuliffe. nt

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Response to LexVegas (Reply #10)

Mon Nov 1, 2021, 11:21 AM

13. How can people be apathetic to any elections after Jan 6!

I just don't get it. democracy is being taken before our very eyes and people still can't get out to vote?? all of my friends in PA who usually are "apathetic" are all voting in their municipal elections this year for their school boards. this is fucking scary.

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Response to LexVegas (Reply #10)

Mon Nov 1, 2021, 11:32 AM

16. The article was published on Friday morning, so it misses

the turnout on Friday and Saturday.

What Virginia's early vote tells us about a tight-as-a-tick governor's race

BY REID WILSON - 10/29/21 06:00 AM EDT

Nearly three-quarters of a million Virginians have voted ahead of the closely watched race between former Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) and former Carlyle Group chief executive Glenn Youngkin (R), a contest that will provide a critical read on the political mood ahead of next year’s midterm elections.

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Response to LexVegas (Reply #10)

Mon Nov 1, 2021, 11:37 AM

18. You know that's? Are you there?

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Response to PortTack (Reply #18)

Mon Nov 1, 2021, 12:49 PM

27. Yep. nt

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Response to LexVegas (Reply #10)

Mon Nov 1, 2021, 11:52 AM

20. That's not what I'm hearing.

14,414 early voters on Saturday in Fairfax County - more than any single day in 2020.


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Response to LexVegas (Reply #10)

Mon Nov 1, 2021, 12:30 PM

26. Not true. 1 million early votes? n/t

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