Midterm Election Day 2018

Red Wall

We all know how much the media lies, how much #FakeNews there is out there. They didn’t get it right in 2016 and no one really knows what’s going to happen today.

I know I  was up at 6 am to  go vote. In my conservative district, the megachurch parking lot for the polling station was half-full and there was a line at 6:15 am. I’ve never seen that in a midterm election. Let’s see how it goes. I’m hoping for a Red Tsunami or a Red Wall, I don’t care. Just foist these fuckers on their own petard, please.

What are you seeing out there today? This is an open thread.

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152 Responses to Midterm Election Day 2018

  1. Woke Lola says:

  2. mcnorman says:

    I voted early. I went to vote at 10am. The guy looked at me and asked me why I was there “early.” I said I work and went when they opened. Shocking to his system.

    • lateblum says:

      I voted around 10:30 this morning. I was #86 from my ward/precinct. I asked if that was unusual and was told that 85 – 100 was about what the turnout would have been at the end of the day during most mid-term elections. This one was higher than normal. There was no line, but there was a short wait. I used a paper ballot. It seems most people requested papers here.
      While I was voting, I heard a man ask to register to vote there, it to ac5ually vote at another polling place. He was told “No.” He had to vote where he was registered when doing same-day registration/voting. He was audibly unhappy that he couldn’t do as he wished.
      Then, just as I was preparing to complete my vote, I heard a woman LOUDLY, complain that her machine was “acting up” and that it wouldn’t allow her to vote her choices. She demanded a paper ballot and said she was going to “call someone” if they didn’t give her a fresh new paper ballot. She was very loud and behaved as if this “always” happens to her. Frankly,I don’t know why she was so loud. Everyone at that polling place has always been very helpful. Perhaps she is accustomed to voting in Chicago.
      I met an old friend for coffee this morning, literally everyone sitting within earshot was talking about the election. I even got texts from former pleasures and studen5s today about the election. That’s always fun.
      Gotta go. Running errands before I lose daylight to do them in.
      Happy voting day all!!

  3. dm says:

    Voted early last week. I did find out that our polling place was thus far the busiest in the state, but that’s because they hadn’t started bussing the city folk to the polls yet. Part of me will be glad when this is over, the other part of me worries that if the idiots regain control of the House, their only mission in life will be to make Trump’s life even more miserable…trying to remain optimistic, but you know you just can’t trust those democrats.

    • Constance says:

      I was shocked at how many Independents there are all over the USA and I think that is hopeful for Republicans right now. The Democrats rely on stupid people and offer simple budget busting ideas. Independents are more sophisticated and won’t buy that crap.

  4. Borderline Bella says:

    I’m in South Louisiana. My husband and I were at the ENORMOUS, brand new elementary/middle school that was just built in our district, we arrived at the polls at 5:45am and there was a line around the building. Twice. I’m ecstatic at the turnout. The libtards will pry my bible, shotgun and copy of the Constitution of this great nation out of my cold dead fingers!! There is absolutely NOTHING, that would have kept us away from the polls today.
    The little old ladies that were verifying our identification were ALL in red shirts and were literally wiggling with excitement at the turnout, God bless their precious hearts!! It made me tear up to feel the love, respect, pride and solidarity in my small community, thanks to that knuckle dragging asshat, Obama, it was a feeling that “folks” like us have not had the good fortune to feel in 8 long years.

  5. elliesmom says:

    I will wander over to my polling place sometime today, but there’s no rush. When all of the ballots are counted, Gina Raimondo will retain the governorship. Nearly everyday there’s an over-sized glossy postcard in our mailbox declaring her opponent is “Trump’s puppet” who will ban birth control and make abortion illegal. We’ve received a few phone calls from his campaign in the last couple of days, but he’s been weak tea in his ads. Our congresscritter is disabled and travels around our district in his wheelchair. Until the Republicans field someone who can “check off a box” against him, the job is his for life. It might get interesting if we lose a congressional district after the census. We only have two so the two Democrats will have to go head to head, and the other guy has most of Providence.

    My nemesis is Wheldon Shithouse, our senator. I’ve had some fun on the phone with his campaigners. I think they passed my phone number around so everyone could get the laughs because they’ve called a lot. If the election were not today, I would have run out of disparaging names to call him. His opponent is highly qualified, but not very likeable. When a town was placed into receivership, he was the court appointed manager. He brought the town back from the brink of bankruptcy, but the medicine was bitter. He might have had a chance of unseating the governor, but he wasn’t interested. Even my Trump loving friends aren’t excited about sending him to DC.

    The good news is no race I’ll be voting in is the count of possibles for the Republicans to pick up so they’re already in the blue column.

    I’ve been having some fun with my brother over Lizzie Warren- “the 3-day senator”. That’s about how long she’ll do her job in the next term before she declares she’s officially running to president in 2020 and heads to IOWA.

  6. Somebody says:

    I voted last week here in Florida. The only report I have is about signs. There have been very few signs out this election cycle. Suddenly last night Ron DeSantis and Rick Scott signs appeared. It was the same way in 2016 when Trump signs appeared overnight.

    Flash forward to this morning. Every single DeSantis, Scott, any republican sign is gone. My area is littered with Andrew Gillum signs every 2 feet. So D’s pulled dirty tricks overnight, shocking I know. Five will get you ten they don’t come back and remove the signs tomorrow, no matter the election outcome.

    If any of you out there reading this live in Florida, please, please…….if you haven’t voted, please vote today. Please, I beg you vote for DeSantis. Gillum will ruin Florida, you can’t seriously want higher taxes. You may think only the other guy will pay them, but trust me you will pay them. Gillum is a piss poor Obama and that’s saying something.

    • lyn says:

      All the measures that Oregon is voting on this year are anti-leftist. The biggies are letting ICE do its job, not using public funds for abortion and not taxing food aka. the soda tax.

      • Constance says:

        Great! That should drive out the red voters. We also have the “no sugar tax” and an attempt to place a “carbon tax on households” on the ballot in Washington state so hopefully the Reds will get off their asses and vote. I don’t think the Independents will want these nanny state initiatives either so there is hope that Washington’s few thoughtful voters will turn out to vote and clean this state of the Progressive infection.

    • lyn says:

      Nesting error. LOL.

    • helenk3 says:

      I already voted straight red. Just the thought of 4 years of backtrack jr makes me sick.

  7. Dora says:

    Hubby and I voted early. We wanted to beat the rain.

    There were no lines, but the place was busy. People were walking around briskly from one table to another. Most of them were probably on their way to work.

    We were in and out in about 20 minutes. And we missed the rain.

    We’re home now, enjoying our second cup of coffee.

    The hardest part will be the waiting.

    It’s going to be a looooong day.

  8. BjornTheBorg says:

    Turnout at my polling place was huge for a midterm — it looked like the turnout for a presidential race. My neighborhood is overrun with hipsters and various leftie types, so it was a bit awkward to stand in line for 15 minutes listening to all the anti-Trump chatter. My Democrat congresscritter is running unopposed, but the FL senate and governor races are important. The polls show the dims ahead in both, and to be honest the R governor nominee (DeSantis) has run a pretty weak campaign. Still, the polls are close and they’ve been wrong before. I may head over to a local watering hole for a watch party tonite, in the hope that I can sit silently by as a room full of despairing lefties watch another election bite them in the ass. That could be fun.

    • DeniseVB says:

      We can start our own watch party here at 8pm ET and not worry about DUI’s 😀

      Yeah, our precinct was Presidential sized too. Amazing to see.

      • Cisco says:

        That’s my plan.
        Found a bottle of Bollinger Limited Edition Brut Rose 2006 champagne.
        Spent a couple of dollars that I can’t afford.🤑
        Champagne because I subscribe to Napoleon’s quote.
        “Champagne…in victory one deserves it…in defeat one need’s it”
        To victory 🍾

    • Somebody says:

      Yes that could be fun and I hope and pray it turns out that way.

      I agree with you DeSantis has run a weak campaign. I call him Casper, because he’s like a 👻 candidate. He finally came on strong that last week or so, lots of events, etc., finally some ads……but it may be too little too late.

      I fail to believe FL will elect Gillum. We’ve had D governors before, but they were moderates. I know the black vote will turn out for Gillum like they did for Obama. I’m hoping DeSantis gets a little bump from the Hispanics due to his running mate……but the Hispanic community is much more complicated. She may pull Cubans, but they typically vote R anyway.

      If nothing else hopefully Nunez can bring in her state district in south Florida, that could help tamp down the margins in SE Florida so maybe with a good enough turnout N Florida can offset S Florida as much as possible and the panhandle can bring it home…..that is my hope.

  9. Dora says:

    I did. So did Hubby. 🙂

  10. taw46 says:

    Cute, they wore matching leather jackets. Also, the little sissy has lost his voice after just a few rallies.

    • lyn says:

      Obama wants to save a life so a Democrat can kill a Republican.

    • DeniseVB says:

      “How we conduct ourselves in public life” ???? Kaine told people to get out in the streets and fight ! His son did by joining Antifa and getting arrested for property destruction. Of course, Obama would campaign for him. Kaine is the Resistance.

    • Somebody says:

      Wow so Obama has switched sides? If we want to vote for people that conduct themselves well in public, whose politics look out for the American people, then nobody will be voting for the D’s…….they are only about resist, obstruct, kicking us, sending out their thugs and making up lies to ruin people.

      As for his voice, that probably has more to do with his crack pipe than the rallies.

  11. SHV says:

    “Just foist these fuckers ……”
    ****
    Lola is the best!!!

  12. helenk3 says:

    this is weird

  13. Dora says:

    I hope he can get some rest.

  14. Dora says:

    • DandyTIger says:

      Yep. Extra funny would be if they only get the House by a few votes (less than 10). I suspect the would mean Nancy doesn’t win Speaker.

      • DeniseVB says:

        I don’t even think the Dems want Nancy back. Adam Schiff is the name I keep hearing for Speaker. OMG, that would be even worse than SanFranNan. Com’on Red !

  15. Venus E. Lee says:

    In case you missed it:

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  18. DandyTIger says:

    Question, do the new trade deals have to be ratified by the entire congress, or is that only a Senate thing? Just wondering if a Dem House would actually squash all the new trade deals in order to crush Trump/America.

  19. cynic says:

    We voted just past 8:00, and I’ve never waited in line like we did today. We live in a farming community, and the couple ahead of us (didn’t recognize them) were particularly interested in the vote in regard to gun control. There are a lot of hunters in our Precinct (live near the river), so I assume that there are a lot of gun owners as well. Staying optimistic.

  20. Venus E. Lee says:

    Fingers crossed:

    • Jenlyn says:

      This made me start crying. This election is really important and I know they say every election is but we know why it’s really important please please please please bleed red America today vote for yourself vote for your family’s vote for the veterans vote for the seniors come on. I can’t read James Woods last Twitter tweet without crying where he talks about how heroic Donald Trump is fighting day in and day out and all he gets back after donating every dollar of what we might pay him all he gets back is vilification threats and harassment we owe him as much as we owe ourselves this vote. Honestly I have not slept in weeks not really I don’t know why I was not worried for the last election but I’m worried because they don’t like not having the power and people are so f****** stupid so I’m just praying I already promised God everything I could think of so at this point it’s all up to the American people. I don’t know whether I should laugh or cry so I’m going to go back to not watching the news please wake me up when the whole country is red

    • blowme0bama says:

      DEMs as presently aligned need to be ERADICATED. They are poison. I would HOPE that if they get flushed down the toilet today, the would do some soul searching. That’s what any sane person would do, but who knows.

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  22. votermom says:

    just voted, no line
    but KTE complained that there’s a line in Pitt

  23. Myiq2xu™ says:

    According to the implicit demands of the experiment, whites and by extension what could be perceived as “white culture” was selected for strategic downsizing. Having abandoned their inheritance, by the new millennium the custodians of S.T.E.M., Shakespeare and Bach were more likely to be Northeast Asians rather than white. Racial blindness was always around the next corner – the melting pot would begin to melt once whites pulled their children far enough to shoulder so someone else’s could pass. It’s unsurprising that when whites were encouraged to jettison the exigencies of tradition in favor of debasing themselves, that we ended-up with an entire class of people now lost in the wilderness without past or future.

    Over the past thirty years conservatives were busy building an entire culture around anti-socialism while the Left was busy pushing its cultural trojan horse to unleash a whole different kind of plague. Maybe deep down many conservatives knew the anti-white damn would burst but they were too cowardly to confront it. Don’t believe me? Railing against socialism won’t get you fired from Google but notice the toxic way in which “diversity” is being used against white and you’ll be untouchable. By the age of Obama the hatch-door opened and ever since then society’s been on an explicitly anti-white trajectory.

    So where have three decades of feverish placation and encouraging our sons and daughters to take a backseat landed us? Statue toppling, knock out games, self-self-segregated graduations, implicit this, privilege that, people being fired for thought-crimes, higher taxes on struggling families to subsidized race-based transfers, racialized comic book warriors, real historical heroes defaced with graffiti, suppressed speech, our national anthem undermined, and an endless torrent of millions of new immigrants adding more complexity to a difficult situation. Americans of all colors report race relations as having been worse over the last 10 years than decades prior.

  24. Island Girl says:

    We had an island wide power out for about 90 minutes right at high noon yesterday at work, freaky. Heard an interesting story from the only one I talk current events with there, seems he has a friend that works for YouTube that apparently all knew very early in the day 2016 election that hilz would NOT be President. Nobody votes here but it is a State holiday,hilarious. Voted Maize out last week.

  25. Dora says:

  26. Venus E. Lee says:

    Truth lol

  27. Dora says:

    OMG!

    ====

    In Pictures: Overcrowding at the Polls as Scanners Break Down Across Tri-State

    Voters in the tri-state reported chaos at the polls Tuesday as polling stations suffered from broken scanners, a lack of organization, no ballot sleeves, dim lighting and other issues. The problems were so bad in New York that NYC Council speaker Cory Johnson called for the …See More

    https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/overcrowding-polls-elections-midterm-pictures-vote-scanners-broken-new-york-new-jersey-connecticut-499825501.html

    • Cisco says:

      Why does it seem that “problems” with equipment at polling stations seem to be only in Dem controlled areas.🤔

      • Myiq2xu™ says:

        That’s what happens when a corrupt local government makes diversity a priority in awarding bids. It is prolly just a coinkydink that the winning bid for voting machines went to the county administrator’s brother-in-law.

  28. Venus E. Lee says:

    • Cisco says:

      Oh, oh.
      The Dem’s have another runaway.
      #walkaway and Blexit are costing the Dem’s numbers from their ranks.😃

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  33. Cisco says:

    And now a message from Comrade Bernie of the Democrat Politburo.
    Sisters and Brothers –

    I want to tell you something that will not come as a surprise to many of you. And that is this:

    If turnout across the country is large today, if young people and working people come out and vote, then I believe Democrats will elect a number of progressive governors, state legislatures, will gain control of the House and possibly the Senate, as well.

    If turnout is low today, then right-wing Republicans are going to keep control of many of the levels of government they currently occupy.

    So our job today, if you have not already, is to vote — and to encourage the people you know to do the same.

    Today’s election is the most important midterm election in the modern history of the United States.

    Together, we can put an end to the reactionary Trump agenda and move our country forward to rebuilding the declining middle class. We can create a Congress which stands for economic, political, racial and environmental justice, not for oligarchy or authoritarianism.

  34. SHV says:

    Vote “Red” still gives me the creeps!! I guess it’s growing up with Stalin, Mao, “The East is Red”, Pusan, and Red Chinese human waves crossing the Yalu River and Duck and Cover and..and..and

    • DeniseVB says:

      Vote “Blue” is our Democratic Party, so it’s a push 😛

    • Somebody says:

      The republicans were long represented as blue, similar to Europe (liberals are red, conservatives blue). We had those color associations since the civil war. Then from the 80’s thru 2000 they switched them every cycle. Different networks sometimes using different colors for each party (ABC red R’s, NBC red D’s) Then the MEDIA decided to always use red for R’s and blue for D’s.

      If you go to the Reagan library the electoral map is a sea of blue. The R’s were blue back then. Changing them to red was no doubt done on purpose. The association with communism, wh8ch actually fits the D’s…….but projection is what they do best.

      • taw46 says:

        I never knew that until a few weeks ago when I read an article about it. Guess they gradually changed the colors and I wasn’t paying attention. I hate the MSM.

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  38. Cisco says:

    In case this has been missed.
    According to Town Hall.
    Over the weekend Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley released a 414-page report detailing allegations made against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh during his confirmation process.

    The report not only found that none of the accusations made by anyone failed to include evidence or merit, but that infamous porn lawyer Michael Avenatti and his client Julie Swetnik criminally conspired to take down Kavanaugh’s nomination.

    “The evidence appears to support the position that Julie Swetnick and Mr. Avenatti criminally conspired to make materially false statements to the Committee and obstruct the Committee’s investigation. Accordingly, the Committee referred both to the Department of Justice and FBI for investigation and potential violations of 18 U.S.C. § 371, § 1001, and § 1505 on October 25, 2018,” the report states. “In addition, on October 26, 2018, the Committee made a second criminal referral against Michael Avenatti to the Justice Department and FBI for investigation of potential violations of 18 U.S.C. §§ 1001 (knowingly providing materially false statements) and 1505 (obstruction of a congressional investigation), based upon the NBC story that evidenced that Mr. Avenatti may have fabricated allegations by a second declarant.”
    Read more at http://trumptrainnews.com/articles/avenatti-accused-of-crime-against-kavanaugh#61KJV9iM0pszh3Sx.99
    I wonder if Avenatti can pole dance?

  39. Venus E. Lee says:

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  41. swanspirit says:

    I voted last week, in early voting. I wore a deep red shirt, and my American Flag earrings. I expected some looks from people, but all I got were smiles. There were a lot of people for early voting. We are having rain and possible thunderstorms today, so I don’t know how It hat will affect the vote.

    But I can tell you, honestly, if I hadn’t voted early, I would have gone to vote anyway, rain and thunder, or not. I have a feeling a lot of people feel the same way, even here in Maryland.
    And I seriously doubt that Ben Jealous will be our Governor.

    • taw46 says:

      I early voted last Friday, steady stream of people. Record voting for the Keys. I have been reading lots of tweets, that seems to be true most everywhere.

  42. taw46 says:

    Good advice to people, don’t let anything stop you from voting.

  43. taw46 says:

    • SHV says:

      “the sooner the better.”
      *****
      Not a smart thing for Chuckles to say…IMO, PDJT talk about Schumer is usual NYC smack talk; if Chuck wants to take it to the next level, DJT knows a lot about Chuck.

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  45. Dora says:

    Not good.

    • Cisco says:

      Not to unusual.
      Illegal’s aka, non-citizens are the backbone of the Dem party.
      Along with other nefarious characters.
      Couple that along with voting machine “malfunctions”, valid ballots invalidated, lost or damaged ballots, that is how the Dem’s win elections.
      I’ve seen, up close.

  46. Dora says:

    Unfortunately, they are all voting for the democrats. Grrrr.

  47. DeniseVB says:

    Cleaning out my online files, I found this little gem from Dec 30, 2015. It’s an open thread I posted and have no idea why I saved it, even after reading through it looking for clue, lol. It sure was fun reading our 3 year old comments. Never change you guys, never change !

    https://crayfisher.wordpress.com/2015/12/30/almost-new-years-open-thread/

  48. DeniseVB says:

    Since this post is getting long, and VA polls close in 10 minutes, thought I’d put up an Election Watch Party post?

  49. votermom says:

    doggeh saw something thru the patio and made a really impressive growl

    surprised the heck out of me

    • lyn says:

      My first cat sat in the window and growled at the Mormon missionaries when they came to the door. She also growled at doggies when she saw them in the yard.

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