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Doug Jones Wins!
« on: December 12, 2017, 11:28:51 PM »
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/12/us/politics/alabama-senate-race-winner.html

Looks like Moore is going to have more free time to hang out at the mall.  Good times.

I'm also pleased to announce that the Republicans' strategy of selling their souls and forever ruining whatever public goodwill they might've once had - "sure he might be a pedo, but we really need this seat!" - all that sacrifice for absolutely no payoff.  They could've come out of this with their dignity or their seat, now they have neither.  Congratulations, you played yourself.

But I digress.  Job Jones actually has a decent if boilerplate platform.  It's not often that us North Carolinians envy Alabama, but having a US senator who's not a complete nutjob is definitely something I'm envious of right now.

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Re: Doug Jones Wins!
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2017, 11:29:39 PM »
48.8% to 49.6%...

Still a loss, imo.
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Re: Doug Jones Wins!
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2017, 11:35:11 PM »
48.8% to 49.6%...

Still a loss, imo.
Yeah, that was way closer than it should've been.  Still, it's Alabama.  They're usually solid R.  Even a squeaker of an election victory represents a big shift in voting patterns.

Re: Doug Jones Wins!
« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2017, 11:47:51 PM »
First time a Demo has won in over 25 yrs. !!  That is a victory.  And I really expected Moore to win--I am still in a little bit of denial.  Too good to be true................
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Re: Doug Jones Wins!
« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2017, 12:57:00 AM »
good work standin out in the rain givin wrong directions to the polls ;-)

What about a recount? Usually people want one when its close
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Re: Doug Jones Wins!
« Reply #5 on: December 13, 2017, 01:05:58 AM »
First time a Demo has won in over 25 yrs. !!  That is a victory.  And I really expected Moore to win--I am still in a little bit of denial.  Too good to be true................

I too am waiting for the other shoe to drop. I wasn't expecting this outcome.

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Re: Doug Jones Wins!
« Reply #6 on: December 13, 2017, 01:22:42 AM »
Good.
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Re: Doug Jones Wins!
« Reply #7 on: December 13, 2017, 01:26:14 AM »
Chalk up a point for human sanity. We could use a few more points on that side of the board.
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Re: Doug Jones Wins!
« Reply #8 on: December 13, 2017, 01:54:06 AM »
Alabama didn't pick the worst, but still not a state im fond of
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Re: Doug Jones Wins!
« Reply #9 on: December 13, 2017, 06:26:37 AM »
Yeah, that was way closer than it should've been.  Still, it's Alabama.  They're usually solid R.  Even a squeaker of an election victory represents a big shift in voting patterns.

They say ... rural Alabama vs urban Alabama.  So I guess you should thank NASA and DoD ... without NASA there would be no urban Alabama.  Demographics made it that close ...
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Offline Baruch

Re: Doug Jones Wins!
« Reply #10 on: December 13, 2017, 06:27:21 AM »
First time a Demo has won in over 25 yrs. !!  That is a victory.  And I really expected Moore to win--I am still in a little bit of denial.  Too good to be true................

You have been in a state of denial, the whole time I have known you ;-)
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Offline SGOS

Re: Doug Jones Wins!
« Reply #11 on: December 13, 2017, 07:04:23 AM »
First time a Demo has won in over 25 yrs. !!  That is a victory.  And I really expected Moore to win
I knew it was going on and who the contestants were, but I didn't follow polling results all that close.  I thought I remember newscasters reporting Moore was ahead, but not the actual point spreads.  I also expected him to win because in spite of violating Federal Laws, he was still held in high Alabama Regard, and I thought that kind of blind ideological support would counter any child molesting he might have gotten into.  I knew Alabama had Democrats of course, but I assumed they were just there for show.

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Re: Doug Jones Wins!
« Reply #12 on: December 13, 2017, 07:10:12 AM »
I knew it was going on and who the contestants were, but I didn't follow polling results all that close.  I thought I remember newscasters reporting Moore was ahead, but not the actual point spreads.  I also expected him to win because in spite of violating Federal Laws, he was still held in high Alabama Regard, and I thought that kind of blind ideological support would counter any child molesting he might have gotten into.  I knew Alabama had Democrats of course, but I assumed they were just there for show.

Joe Biden is well known to be creepy around young girls too, and not decades ago.  The polling was up/down but Jones was up just before the actual vote.  Score a win (or 50/50 guessing) for the pollsters.  They didn't get it right, one day before the Presidential election.

Also ... all elections are to be 49% vs 51% ... because it makes it easier to buy votes at the last minute, and the people demand drama.
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Re: Doug Jones Wins!
« Reply #13 on: December 13, 2017, 07:54:49 AM »
Joe Biden is well known to be creepy around young girls too
Claiming Biden is creepy isn't a good defense.  It's not even relevant.

Re: Doug Jones Wins!
« Reply #14 on: December 13, 2017, 08:00:27 AM »
good work standin out in the rain givin wrong directions to the polls ;-)

What about a recount? Usually people want one when its close
Alabama law requires it to be within half a percentage point for a recount, so nope.
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