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(D-VA) Shelly Simonds ousts David Yancey in rematch of race that kept GOP in power in 2017

It was an exact tie in 2017, ultimately decided by drawing from a hat.

By Dave Ress Daily Press | Nov 05, 2019 | 8:36 PM | Newport News

This time, it won’t need a drawing of lots: Shelly Simonds won her third bid for the House of Delegates on Tuesday, defeating four-term Del. David Yancey, R-Newport News, who was returned to the legislature in 2017 when he won a lot-drawing after a tied election.

With all but the absentee ballots counted from a district dramatically reconfigured this year to lean strongly Democratic, Simonds won 58% of the vote, Yancey 40% and Libertarian Michael Bartley 2%.

“I think the message is that democracy works when people come out and vote,” Simonds said after her victory. “The people made it clear they’re concerned about healthcare, prescription drug prices, gun violence ... and they want action.”

Turnout was down about 18% from the 2017 tie vote.


2017 article about the draw:


Hillary Clinton leads Trump in a new Fox News poll. Yes, in November 2019

Hillary Clinton leads Trump in a new Fox News poll. Yes, in November 2019.

November 4, 2019

A Fox News poll released Sunday did not have great news for President Trump. His approval rating was 42 percent, with 57 percent of registered voters disapproving of his job performance and 46 percent strongly disapproving. A year before the 2020 election, he is behind all of the top-tier Democrats, including former Vice President Joe Biden (51 percent to 39 percent), Sen. Elizabeth Warren (46 percent to 41 percent), and Sen. Bernie Sanders (49 percent to 41 percent). Even worse, Trump is losing to Hillary Clinton, who isn't even running, 43 percent to 41 percent.

Since Clinton is not running, it isn't clear why Fox News decided to ask voters to choose between her and Trump. The pollsters noted that the last time they included Clinton in a matchup against Trump was Nov. 3-6, 2016, during which period she was also leading Trump, 46 percent to 42 percent — and also actually running for president. Which, again, she isn't currently.

The poll was conducted Oct. 27-30 under the joint direction of Beacon Research (D) and Shaw & Company Research (R). They surveyed 1,040 voters nationwide on cellphones and landlines, and the poll's margin of error is ±3 percentage points. ~ Peter Weber


"specially developed inner protrusions"

I mean, come on. This whiskey glass description on Amazon:

CONCAVE outer rim formed to fit the lower lip of the mouth elegantly
REDUCES ethanol burn through specially developed inner protrusions
REFINED with master distiller Jim McEwan over the course of a four day workshop.


Norlan Whisky Glass, Set of 2

Baby chameleon


Her opponents gathered around to provide cover.


One phase of winnowing down has begun.

Tulsi and Andrew are cleaving off/being cleaved off this weekend.


Susan Rice going after Trumpski on Twitter right now, post-Real Time.


Sad news, Robert Forster has passed.



Actor Robert Forster has died at the age of 78

I wouldn't blame anyone for not reccing this thread.

Fires in Granada Hills, CA.


Live coverage at Twitter link.


Sanctified Shells · Steve Turre

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