How long until the Democrats scream about Russia and Putin?
Welcome to Midterm Election Day! It’s finally here, but according to Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre, we might know the results for days because, apparently, that’s how it’s supposed to work.
I guess when you want to cheat. Election interference only happens when the Republicans win!
RED TSUNAMI! The forecasts and projections predict massive Republican gubernatorial and House wins. The Senate still looks tight, with Republicans landing a three or four-seat majority.
But still. Despite the White House, Republicans could have control everywhere else.
I will do my best to update this live blog as much as possible during the day. You can tweet me anything you find interesting that I might miss or others have been ignoring: @mchastain81
No More Biden Today!
So Biden put a lid on everything before noon today. I wonder why. Could it be because his handlers know the Republicans will destroy the Democrats?
2:19PM: 4 Places in North Carolina Extend Closing Time
This is getting ridiculous:
The North Carolina State Board of Elections will vote Tuesday afternoon on whether any voting should be extended in the state after four polling locations opened late on Election Day, according to NCSBE Executive Director Karen Brinson Bell.
“This morning, nearly every polling place across the state opened on time,” Bell said at a Tuesday press briefing, adding, “we know of four delays.”
The delays could lead to later closing times.
“The state board of elections will hold a virtual emergency meeting early this afternoon to determine if any voting should be extended at the sites,” she said.
The Gaddys Community Building polling place in Robeson County “opened approximately one hour late because the building was locked and the voters did not have the correct access code to enter the building,” Brinson Bell said.
“Additionally, three sites in Columbus County were delayed in opening due to the check-in computers not being connected properly to the printers and therefore the workers were unable to print the voters’ authorization to vote forms,” she said.
If the board decides to extend the closing time at these sites or any others, election officials “will not release results from the affected counties until all their precincts finish voting,” according to Brinson Bell.
NCSBE will start releasing initial results at approximately 7:30 p.m. ET for all counties where the polls close at that time.
12:25 PM: Trump Voted for DeSantis
Of course he did.
Trump, who last night at his Ohio rally showed polls on screen comparing his popularity to the Florida governor’s (and other potential 2024 hopefuls), tells reporters he did vote for Ron DeSantis today.
— Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) November 8, 2022
12:16 PM: Democrats Concentrating on Certain Races
Democrats have their eyes on VA-02, VA-07, OH-01, IN-01, and FL-27: Democrats are Watching Early Bellwether States for a Lifeline
— Daily Kos Elections (@DKElections) November 3, 2022
Florida Department of State Won’t Allow Federal Election Monitors
The DOJ wants to have federal election monitors at certain polling places. The Florida Department of State said no.
State law has a list of allowed monitors. DOJ election monitors do not make the list: FL Dept. of State Tells DOJ That Federal Election ‘Monitors are Not Permitted Under Florida Law’
Electronic Voting Machines Not Working in Arizona and New Jersey
Electronic machines have got to go. Back to pencil and paper.
Maricopa County in Arizona is using new machines, too: Arizona, New Jersey Electronic Voting Machines Already Causing Problems
RealClearPolitics Changes Senate Forecast
RealClearPolitics changed its Senate forecast a few days after forecasting the GOP to land 54 seats in the Senate.
Now RCP projects New Hampshire Democrat incumbent Sen. Maggie Hassan will hold her seat against GOP candidate General Don Bolduc.
The change still gives the GOP the majority with 53 seats. The projection still predicts a Deceber 6th runoff in Georgia.
RealClearPolitics Ending Forecasts and Projections
RCP still projects that Michigan Republican candidate Tudor Dixon will oust Democrat Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. That’d surprise me!
RCP still has 34 House races rated as toss-ups.
The polls opened at 5AM ET in Vermont.
Let’s get ready to rumble!
Fetterman Sues to Count Undated Absentee Ballots
What was it I said about cheating? Oh, yeah. The left isn’t even hiding its desperation and needs to deceive and cheat to win.
Pennsylvania Democrat Senate candidate John Fetterman sued to allow undated absentee ballots to be counted after the state’s Supreme Court said absolutely not:
The decision to sue the Pennsylvania county board of elections comes nearly a week after the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ordered the board to refrain from counting any absentee and mail-in ballots received for the Nov. 8 general election that are in undated or incorrectly dated envelopes.
The court also ordered that all misdated or undated ballots be taken out of the mix and preserved by the county board of elections because it was “evenly divided” on the issue of whether failing to count these ballots was a constitutional violation.
The lawsuit includes the party’s House and Senate campaign arms along with “two Democratic voters from Erie County”:
“The date [requirement] imposes unnecessary hurdles that eligible Pennsylvanians must clear to exercise their most fundamental right, resulting in otherwise valid votes being arbitrarily rejected without any reciprocal benefit to the Commonwealth,” their lawsuit reads, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.
The race between Fetterman and Republican Candidate Dr. Mehmet Oz is neck and neck with recent polls giving the latter a slight edge over his opponent.
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