Legal Insurrection’s Election Day Open Thread
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Clinton cancels fireworks show scheduled for election night: https://t.co/8uEq4udB0W pic.twitter.com/hj1VArelXH
— The Hill (@thehill) November 8, 2016
A friendly Election Day PSA — exit polls are crap. Ignore the exit polls.
Why are early exit polls junk? Exit polls need to be combined w early results to validate them. Until some votes counted, they're useless.
— Los Angeles Times (@latimes) November 8, 2016
Leave it to Hillary fan girls to keep it classy:
More from the 'deplorable' files… pic.twitter.com/SBHz2Ees5e
— Little Miss Rightie (@LilMissRightie) November 8, 2016
I don’t know about you, but I’m pretty jealous of Louisiana’s “I voted” stickers.
I LOVE George Rodrigue (native Louisianan, famed for his “blue dog” paintings):
Disappointed First-Time Voter Thought He Was Going To Get To Pull Big Lever https://t.co/TLezsrTznG pic.twitter.com/ZrrqB7uMze
— The Onion (@TheOnion) November 8, 2016
I’m glad someone is on top of serious issues…like the legality of taking pics of ballots!
Did Eric Trump just break the law with a ballot photo? Find out and follow the latest #Election2016 news with us: https://t.co/8DHvQfV5R8 pic.twitter.com/zrIGmb4qhK
— Reuters U.S. News (@ReutersUS) November 8, 2016
It’s a sign!
Of what, I’m not sure. But it’s a sign of some sort. Probably.
Downtown DC on fire. pic.twitter.com/bPgF9Dtqd1
— michaelscherer (@michaelscherer) November 8, 2016
Democracy is best left to those who educate themselves.
Yes, that sounds elitist. No, I don’t care. I’m right. You know it.
Last minute voting checklist: can you name your 2 US senators? Your US rep? 3 or more members of SCOTUS? If not, please stay home thanx
— David Burge (@iowahawkblog) November 8, 2016
Did these people have mothers? Disagree all you like, but that’s never an excuse to be rude.
Trump is being loudly booed at his polling place
— E McMorris-Santoro (@EvanMcS) November 8, 2016
VIDEO: Donald Trump gets booed as he arrives at his polling place. pic.twitter.com/CJcmBIt9Zl
— Anup Kaphle (@AnupKaphle) November 8, 2016
Pretty much. pic.twitter.com/CBUO08L1ES
— Bob Owens (@bob_owens) November 8, 2016
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In the qarea there is a radio station, WDRV, every day they play something called ten at ten. It’s generally ten songs from a year, or on a topic. ( Like halloween songs on Holloween. )
Today I think it is called “Get out the Vote”.
They are playing “Don’t Get Fooled Again” right now.
This election feels like the big short. You know like a lot of forces are conspiring to suppress reality.
On what issue in a sane world does Hillary win?
Anyone happy about Obamacare?
Anyone think Benghazi was a good show of leadership… you know like Rudy on 9/11 or Reichart during the Seattle riots?
Anyone think server gate rings of American leadership?
Now I could be out of touch with the willful stupidity of 51% of Americans, but it just doesn’t add up.
I’m looking forward to the outcome to either see the conspiring forces foiled or my sense of prepper/John Galt in the face of a failing society to be validated.
This Just in from WikiLeaks:
“Jean has a long mustache. Repeat. Jean has a long mustache.”
Trump takes the early lead!
Actually, no. He doesn’t. He lost Guam.
Is Guam still afloat? I thought it tilted over and sank when there was talk about moving the 3rd Marine Division there. Maybe they were just remembering the last time the division was there.
Guam is still a snake refuge, I think.
If somebody ever planned to let it sink, the greenies would be protesting about the (non)endangered brown tree snake, and there’d be hell to pay.
It was floating just fine at the time we landed on Mars – just ask Sheila Jackson-Lee.
It’s likely that the other side feels the same way in the opposite direction, but for myself, if the MSM declares Clinton the winner, even if it’s by some ridiculous margin, I don’t want a concession speech on “unity”. I want a concession speech that states that the fight goes on, regardless of how rigged the system is. I want a concession speech that says that the investigations must go on, and that criminal behavior must be held to account. I want a concession speech that insists that our principles are not to be sacrificed in the name of phony unity.
Actually I want a concession speech in which Trump admits he blew the easiest Republican win in decades, and that just because is a loud-mouthed twitter addicted jackass he hopes the anti-Hillary crowd will forgive him.
I also want him to confess that he will seek help from a mental health professional, that he won’t bring ruin in another Republican nomination, and for everyone to rally around Mike Pence in 2020.
Then I hope he is polite and cooperative to the guys on stage that are there to dress him in his straight jacket.
Would you like some whine with your sour kraut? 🙂
It’s not just the exist polls that are unreliable. I have watched an honest vote count in an auditable system, and the relative percentages of each aliquot of the reported vote would change over time in the counting process.
town of 1200 people here, thats last census so not 1200 voters.
polls open at 8am
usually only few people in line at 8 to 85 time.
today line of 30 out door whole time I was there, and I was only there 20 minutes as it was moving fast.
hour later line was even longer out door.
Regardless of the outcome, there will be no unity. And it won’t be over tonight either…
Problem for Trump is that he has to win outside the margin or fraud. If its close all the dead will mount up like feeding time during the zombie apocalypse.
For Trump to win he has to do it in a landslide so as to make the result unquestionable.
Have you ever noticed that…
• Irregularities at the polls always favor democrats?
• That nearly every time that voter fraud is suspected, it involves democrats?
• That when “mislaid” ballots are found, they’re always cast for democrats?
• That when more than 100% of the registered voters vote in heavily democrat districts?
• That dead voters always cast their ballots for democrats?
• That incapacitated voters such as those in nursing homes always vote democrat?
But I digress… I’m just a simple white boy still wet behind the ears, so what do I know?
But then again, after spending 76 years on this planet I smell rancid smoke……
“That when “mislaid” ballots are found, they’re always cast for democrats?”
But GrumpyOne, don’t you know that that’s because the ballots were “mislaid” in some dastardly scheme by those nasty republicans trying to suppress the democratic votes? Why they’re so dastardly that they frequently hide those ballots in the trunks of cars owned by local democratic party officials or union bosses!
WOW! HILLARY SUPPORT CRASHES IN REUTERS LIKELY TURNOUT POLL=> Down 8 Pts. in 4 Days to 36%
Democratic Party presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s support has nosedived in the three days leading up to election day. Hillary Clinton is down to 35.9 percent of likely voters in the Reuters five day rolling poll.
The poll has been faked to favor Clinton all along. Now they’re trying to correct the poll back to where it should have been so that next election they can advertise how accurate their poll has been.
Now they’re trying to correct the poll back to where it should have been so that next election they can advertise how accurate their poll has been
Not a bad theory. It would imply that someone has lost confidence that the fraud machine can deliver enough votes to match the polls, so in defense the polls have to match reality.
I like it. I hope it’s true.
‘rat fraud machine…..FIRED UP! READY TO GO!!!
I went to vote around 10:15am and had NO wait. After I voted (with voter id, of course), I talked with the ladies at the table and they said the early voting (Th/Fri/Sat) was very busy. A friend said they waited 3 hours to vote. This morning, people started getting in line at 6 am and it was crowded. They expect more crowds at lunch time and after work.
BTW, a lot of polling places are churches – they have the parking lots with community halls that have easy in/out features.
In addition to all of the federal, state, local races, we had seven state issues. I saw more ads and had more calls relating to the state questions. Most signs were around the polling stations, but my city has strict rules on signs in the right of way. They will pick them up and charge the candidates if they go up too soon or stay up a day after the election.
This morning my dog was licking his asshole from the right side. This could either be good news for conservatives or bad news.
Maybe he needs to go to the vet?
In any event, it was delightful for your dog…
I used to do like most pollsters do and open a chicken and study the entrails but chicken is getting expensive.
I am sure George Will and many other professional guessers could write a whole book on the significance of my dog’s ability to lick his own asshole which is kind of like working with a democrat controlled congress. Very hard to do and not all that rewarding even if you succeed in doing it.
I dunno. Have you ever wondered why dogs sit around grinning like they do? Something’s gonin’ on…
I was leaning on a fence, shooting the breeze with a neighbor, while my dog Max lay at our feet licking his testicles. My neighbor said, “man, I wish I could do that,” and I said, “go ahead, but be careful – he might bite you.”
Or “your” dog Max may have followed him home…
Tastes like chicken, he opined.
He has a John Kerry doll?
Anchovy Is your dog named Paul R?
What side were you licking?
All y’all remember that in the Iowa Caucus, what about a 9 months and hundred years ago, HiLIARy won 6 out of 6 coin tosses, at 6 different locations. Probability of that is about 1 out of 64. Double dog dare you, you couldn’t replicate that result in a gazillion years.
Casinos don’t lose money because they aren’t gambling.
I honestly still hadn’t decided how to vote when I walked into my polling place just now. My heart said Johnson, but my head reminded me that I’m in a swing state and asked me how I’d feel if I woke up tomorrow morning to find that Trump had lost Florida by just once, making Hillary our new leader.
So I held my nose and voted Trump.
I need a hug.
I think it was nice of you to share that. I am disappointed in the thread in general, maybe because of the whole dumpster fire thing at the beginning….Guess I should have expected it.
We still love you, Amy.
Just FYI, Fuzzy seems to have come to the same awful dilemma and for the same reasons.
Keep well, and get recovered. We miss you!
I voted for who I saw as the better of two candidates who actually had a chance in my state. I’m good with that. At least if Clinton wins Florida, I’ll know it wasn’t MY fault. lol
If Hellary wins Texas it’s all my fault. Really convincing people have told me in the kindest terms.
OTOH, if T=rump takes Texas, he did it without the least assistance from me.
Either way, I’ve been in mourning for this disgusting outcome of the election cycle since these two awful pukes “won”.
That’s just how it is…
We appreciate your sacrifice, Amy.
I’m in California, so I voted for Stein in the hopes that the Greens can get federal funding next time to split the left.
You will, I believe, be glad you made that decision.
I feel for you, Amy. I am fortunate to live in a deep red state – one of the Southern, stump jumpin’, willfully ignorant hillbilly asshole, bible thumpin’ states that voted overwhelmingly for the orange toad on super Tuesday, thus giving him the blast of momentum that ushered him into the nomination. To say that I despise these dumb bastards is a colossal understatement. Nevertheless, the damage having been done, it allowed me to not vote for Trump without worry of my state going to – choke – Hillary. I enjoyed my write-in moment.
Big big hug, Amy. It’s extra big because I need one,too.
I’m also in Florida and made the same decision and voted Trump. I started leaning that way during the last debate and with it being so close here in pivotal Florida . . . no other choice I could live with.
P.S. I’m writing this from a local diner which has free wifi and a big Trump sign out front. Post-Hurricane, I still don’t have phone or Internet. And I don’t think anyone in my neighborhood has cable back yet. But I do still peek in here when I can! ????
Lindsay Graham just announced he voted for McMullin. I’m sure he feels oh, so morally superior to those of us who actually had to make the hard choice.
She did? Oh sorry, I thought Lindsey was a girls name.
” I thought Lindsey was a girls name.”
It is. At least when it is followed by “Graham”.
Lindsey “Graham-asty” believes in open borders to boost GOP voter numbers….. As an Imperial Senator… the fate of the nation is of little concern. Mark Steyn best put it… “standing on the sidelines is not the moral high ground”. Forget one’s personal issues… the future of the nation is slipping away. Many lawyers may see this a future guaranteed employment but really only matters if you win… and that is fading….
I wish I could give you a thousand thumbs up, as I agree with you wholeheartedly. That “principled stand” this time around is a simple cop out and people like Graham protecting their turf.
Hey, it’s a goat. A SCOTTISH goat. Who’s psychic. And wears a tartan.
Gotta be right, right…???
The mystical power of goats has been broken this year thanks to the Cubs.
The blooming goat is a Stewart. Is that Prince Charles made up to look like something alive?
This Black guy just Made Photobombing Great Again! @MSNBC must be furious right now!
Right now Google shows Trump leading in IN, KY and NH.
You’re speaking of exit polling, correct?