in Virginia, Youngkin caused even deeper losses for GOP, as Ohio voters backed abortion rights and Kentucky re-elected Democrat Andy Beshear
I'm enjoying this celebratory feeling! Even on smaller local levels, everything we voted for in our city won. And my 87-year old father won his last election for city council of the city where I was raised. I like winning and would like to request only wins in the future!
This was a boost to our motivation to keep on going. I’m so happy to see these election results. It shows people are paying attention.
PA had a blue wave - contrary to The NYTimes who polled old people with landlines who said they are unhappy with Biden.
Mike, I can't even figure out why MSNBC or CNN wants to bore the viewers with the story of Biden's poor polling numbers; after all, the President hasn't even really started up his campaign. He's made a few stops to speak on 'Bidenomics' and etc., but his campaign hasn't really even revved up its motor yet. While Republican candidates are having debates and telling the public what their presidency would look like, Biden's sitting back like a stealth candidate, which he is.
One of the biggest stories last night was also the election (uncontested) of Yussef Salaam to the NY City Council; it's one of the biggest "what goes around comes around" stories ever. Salaam was one of the Central Park Five in the NY jogger case, spent years in jail before being exonerated, and is now elected to office in the city that indicted and convicted him. !!!!!!
Seattle voters have gone the opposite direction and voted in a more moderate City Council, in contrast to the progressives on the Council in the last 10 years. My opinion is that voters blamed the City Council for not making more progress in areas such as homelessness, when that problem is pretty intractable across the nation, and has more to do with national economics than any one city.
So disappointed that Mssissippi didn't vote in Brandon Presley, because Tate Reeves is just about the most corrupt governor in the country. Seeing VA turn its legislature more Blue was so great - Youngkin thought he was going somewhere, and it turns out that he was just going to the bathroom.
But for most of us women in the U.S., the Big Win last night occurred in Ohio! I was really concerned that abortion wouldn't win out in such a red state, but once again it shows how out-of-step the Supreme Court and Republicans are on this issue.
Great night! Really happy to see voters make the pundits look like fools yet again. Actually not even fools- rather as if they have a deep agenda to stymy Biden and elevate Trump. If anyone watched the post-return coverage, here are a couple things that absolutely infuriated me.
In the same breath CNN was touting the Dems big win, they were calling Biden a liability and asking if he should drop out of the race. What the fuck is this?? Half the coverage last night was "Dems win despite Biden" and "Dems win but Trump beats Biden." Even as they were saying the elections showed us polling isnt votes, they stand by polling saying Biden loses to Trump.
And Beshear. I like this guy I really do, but he got on TV last night and then did a looong CNN interview this morning as the Dem's new star- didnt mention, credit, nor thank Joe Biden even once. Talked up all the investment and infrastructure work happening in his state, took credit for it, didnt mention where the money is coming from once. Actually mentioned the photo-op he did with Mitch, but no Biden. When asked for advice he'd give Biden to do well in red states, had the audacity to say "Show empathy for everyone not just your side" or something like that. Are you kidding me?? Biden is Mr.Empathy and is doing more for red states than any Republican ever has. Worst of all, the CNN anchor actually asked him if he was considering getting into the 2024 race. Ugh, makes me sick.
Instead of the story being the strength of the Dem Party and Dem Principles led by Joe Biden, the general tenor of coverage has been more "Now is the time to dump Biden since we're doing well."
Absolutely infuriates me!
The only thing I saw that I really liked was on Fox where a Democratic consultant basically mocked the 2 Republican hosts about their devotion to bad polling for Biden as Dems chalk up wins. He said something like you can have the polling and I'll take Joe and the votes- left them speechless going into break.
Trust the voters to self correct when faced with a candidate that seeks to subtract rather than add to rights once taken for granted. You would think the gop would learn their lesson even in off year races. fascist florida is readying to loosen child labor laws and I am considering leaving state government job to work for the County elections office (walking distance from my humble abode). Since I don't get paid time off, I might as well walk to work. Last evening I was heartened by the uptick in voter participation, hope it keeps going towards 2024 just to stop the not-cleverly-hidden march towards fascism.
Youngkin is a wolf in a fleece vest
A great day for democracy! Onward to 2024!
It's now time to hang the Scarlet Letter "A" around YoungKing's scrawny neck, providing that other phony Nancy Mace, will give it up as Halloween is now over!
I’ve Been Saying And Posting “FEAR THE FEMALE VOTE”...since the overturning of RoevsWade! The GOP and SCOTUS pissed Women OFF! And I Knew WE WOULD SHOW UP IN NUMBERS TO VOTE! JUST LIKE “WE” WILL AGAIN IN 2024!
Keep Your Hands Off Our Bodies!!!
I am basking in the glow! We did it. I’m so relieved that I can breathe a bit.
An important point of note with Mississippi: this was the first governor race since the state’s Electoral College style rule for statewide elections was overturned in court.
I didn’t know until yesterday morning that the rule was gone: it also explains why the anti democracy forces there seemed unusually desperate and obvious in their cheating efforts.
Great news and encouraging. So glad corporate media got it wrong once again. Your point is well taken. People are starting to get what’s at stake. The doom and gloom narrative for the Democrats proved to be in terms of outcome the opposite. Simply a narrative of inaccurate projection once again. Pollsters are eventually going to understand this or they’ll play dumb as they often do using outdated tracking tools. It also boils down to a few things. Most younger people are not answering their phones when unknown numbers are contacted and polls are not voting , people are. Hopefully this momentum can be maintained until next year
I kind of expected this to be the outcome. Or at least I hoped it would be, but I didn't think I was delusional for thinking that way. I'm not some great prognosticator, but it seemed obvious, didn't it? Take away a right such as abortion and bodily autonomy for women, and people will fight--even if they don't run to pollsters to tell them their plans.
I'm sure the MSM will tell us how it's bad for Biden.
I still fear for the singular draw of voters Trump gets, individually. I think many of his voters are not really pro-life, those who are not in the Jesus wing of MAGA. They know that Trump is individually just fine with aborting fetuses at 8-1/2 months. They know Trump is an amoral individual who is pandering to the Jesus crowd.