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Delarage

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Hometown: Wilmington, DE
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MAGAT drove by at Chase Center

As my friends and I were walking back to our cars, some douche drove by with a sunroof open and a giant Trump flag sticking up. No one walking by said anything, so we've learned to not give them the attention they are seeking.

They weren't letting cars near the staging area, so people were gathering along the fence to the road that the cars and motorcade were using to get there. When all the police lights were spotted, we started chanting "46" and then that was pretty much it. Watched the speech on our phones and moved on.

But it was nice to be there with an excited and anxious crowd! Most of the license plates in the parking lot were from Washington DC, New York, and a bunch of other states. We joked that we might have the only Delaware plates in the lot. The moment of victory will come soon!

"Red Wave" looks like a "Red Stripe"

Over deserts, mountains, corn fields, and cows

Philadelphia Freedom, Baby!

Philly Special

Scrappy underdogs taking down empire...seems familiar

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Are we gonna get a Jim Jones-type Tape?

Wouldn't surprise me

US Election system v. Australia

I was talking with people at work today about our need for election reform in this country. It's crazy how "democracy" is pretty much supposed to be our thing---and how messed up it looks every 4 years.

Voting is compulsory in Australia, so there's no need for scientific GOTV operations.

And the voting process is the same everywhere there. On a Saturday.

And, as the article below notes, another nice addition would be a national popular vote.

Not sure if they use ranked-choice voting, but that would be another nice addition that would lessen the potential horror of voting for a 3rd party candidate (like voting for Nader and ending up with Bush). And getting rid of gerrymandering would force people to moderate and work together more.

RE: GOTV:

We're talking huge amounts of sophisticated statistics and data, opening store fronts and down to the "neighbourhood level", literally knocking on people's front doors to remind them to vote, organising buses to get them to polling stations.

"It's difficult for Australians to envisage what that looks like," Professor Jackman said.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-11-03/us-election-vs-australian-election/7968490

Steelers are helping!

Just got a shout out on MSNBC for sending food to the vote counters in Pittsburgh. That's my team!!!

Eek. Local AZ news guy

On MSNBC said Arizona may be a "blue mirage". I hope not. But go Georgia & PA just in case

Record turnout in Delaware good for Dems

Including the defeat of my well-funded moderate state rep (Delcollo) who had a strong challenger this year!

Delaware also elected the first transgender state senator in the US!

Local good news

https://www.delawareonline.com/story/news/politics/elections/2020/11/03/election-2020-latest-delaware-polls-open/6059667002/|

STILL a huge line at my polling place

I voted this morning and they had just about equaled the 2016 turnout. Just drove by and the line is about the same length it was when I was in it. Wilmington Delaware suburb. Blue district
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