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Election night open thread

November 4, 2014

 I tried this during the disastrous election of 2012 and it was successful so here is the open thread for election night 2014. Feel free to post anything about the election tonight. Any updates on the elections, concerns, problems voting, gloating, crying, comforting, laughing, this is the place to be as we help each other through what is probably going to be a long, and hopefully fruitful night.

  Good luck to everyone!

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  1. November 4, 2014 7:46 pm

    Politico currently has the Democrats with 32 Senate seats and the Republicans with 30, I believe these are the seats not up for reelection.


  2. Jessica A Bruno (waybeyondfedup) permalink
    November 4, 2014 8:01 pm

    Reblogged this on Jessica A Bruno (waybeyondfedup).

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  3. November 4, 2014 8:09 pm

    CNN is projectng McConnell to win. Not a big fan but this is a key hold.


  4. November 4, 2014 8:14 pm

    Haley holds.


  5. November 4, 2014 8:17 pm

    Tim Scott holds in SC.

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  6. November 4, 2014 8:31 pm

    WV pickup!


  7. Dr. Jeff permalink
    November 4, 2014 9:09 pm

    I was bitterly disappointed in the last election. It’s going to be a while yet before I have real hopes for this one.

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    • November 4, 2014 9:11 pm

      I hear you there, even if the Republicans win they still have to prove they are competent.

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      • Dr. Jeff permalink
        November 4, 2014 9:19 pm

        Even Boehner is better than Obama. I just wish a Republican had a chance here in California.


      • November 4, 2014 9:21 pm

        It is not looking great in NH right now. Guinta is close but the others seem to be in trouble.


  8. zip permalink
    November 4, 2014 9:18 pm

    Reminds me of the Kentucky Derby … living in the W. it’ll be a while to see the results.
    Judge Denies Emergency Motion From Crist Campaign To Extend Voting Hours In Broward County
    one polling station was offline
    Malfunctions with some voters’ addresses also caused them to be bounced between various precincts
    Recent changes to voting districts caused much of the confusion.
    Wonder why this wasn’t taken care of – distinct changes – before? Maybe it was and the ‘average Joe’ didn’t keep up with it.

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  9. November 4, 2014 9:30 pm

    Pickup number 2 in Arkansas!

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  10. zip permalink
    November 4, 2014 9:30 pm

    Interesting you brought up Holder – I saw this earlier and wondered ‘what’s that about?’
    “Holder sends poll watchers to 18 states” I thought he was out of the game –
    Wonder what “head knockers” he employed this time? Or if those are ‘special forces hackers’.

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  11. zip permalink
    November 4, 2014 9:43 pm

    Who bets MN will be ‘blue’?

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  12. November 4, 2014 9:46 pm

    Rove is now bragging about his anti-Tea party Super PAC.


  13. November 4, 2014 10:00 pm

    Pickup number 3!


  14. November 4, 2014 10:01 pm

    Franken wins in MN, didn’t see that coming did we zip? 🙂


    • zip permalink
      November 4, 2014 10:49 pm

      He probably had some ballet still left over from his last steal .. I mean deal.
      Figures – Lie enabler country.

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      • November 4, 2014 10:50 pm

        Yeah, he had a few in reserve. 🙂

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      • lou222 permalink
        November 5, 2014 7:51 am

        Zip, I just do not like Franken and I cannot believe there are that many stupid people that would reelect him, but apparently there is. It always seemed like he stole his last election, maybe he used the same tactics this time.

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      • November 5, 2014 7:55 am

        He definitely stole the last election!


  15. November 4, 2014 10:02 pm

    Scott Brown loses.


  16. Bruce permalink
    November 4, 2014 10:08 pm

    I need a lot more than luck out here on the left coast Steve. It is an easy bet that I will loose ever single vote I cast.

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  17. November 4, 2014 10:30 pm

    Steve has Brown conceded, is there a chance this is just the liberal media jumping the gun?

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    • November 4, 2014 10:32 pm

      Brown hasn’t conceded and Fox News says it is too close to call. The race is tightening up again, it might not be over yet.


      • Bruce permalink
        November 4, 2014 10:34 pm

        I just read that Sheehan was implicated in some IRS dirty tricks. Too bad it came out so late.

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      • November 4, 2014 10:35 pm

        Yes she was, it has been rumored she was involved but they were able to delay the news until it was too late to do anything about it.


      • Bruce permalink
        November 4, 2014 10:37 pm

        Funny how that worked out, isn’t it? I can’t imagine how.

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      • November 4, 2014 10:38 pm

        What a coincidence!

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  18. November 4, 2014 10:45 pm

    I see with about 40 per cent reporting (Politico) Shaheen with a 4 percent lead (6000 votes) declared winner. While Georgia has 40 per cent reporting and Nunn is down 20 per cent (200,000 votes) and the race is not declared. Just saying.

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  19. November 4, 2014 10:54 pm

    Number 4 pickup in Colorado!


    • zip permalink
      November 4, 2014 11:00 pm

      The drugies must’ve stayed home .. I hope – most people I met there are sane – except for the Univ.villages – similar to MN.

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  20. November 4, 2014 11:00 pm

    Number 5! Getting close!

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  21. November 4, 2014 11:16 pm

    Republicans to gain 10 seats in the House!

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  22. November 4, 2014 11:21 pm

    Scott Walker holds on again!

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  23. November 4, 2014 11:57 pm

    With 73 per cent reporting Shaheens winning lead is now 0.6 per cent or about 1900 votes. Just saying.

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  24. November 5, 2014 2:16 am

    Finis! Good job. Let us hope the GOP can get their act together.

    Liked by 2 people

    • November 5, 2014 6:42 am

      Yes, now it is time for them to get to work. They need a message now, it will not be enough to just oppose Obama.

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  25. lou222 permalink
    November 5, 2014 4:21 am

    We ousted Gov. Quinn from Democratic control here in Illinois! Yeah! What I do not understand is how Sen. Dick Durbin got elected back in if Rauner was voted in for Governor. Oh well, I am just thankful that we now have control of the top spot!
    We need to remember that Obama will be VERY dangerous for the next 2 years….do NOT let your guard down. Congratulations to all that put up the good fight and won OR lost, we gave it our best effort and it has paid off, we have a chance now to take back our country!

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    • November 5, 2014 6:43 am

      Glad to hear Quinn is gone, that is a start and hopefully the GOP in Illinois can build on it. I was sad to see Durbin declared the winner so early, I would have at least liked to have seen him sweat a little.


      • lou222 permalink
        November 5, 2014 7:47 am

        Something does seem “odd” about that, doesn’t it? Usually if someone is voting for a Republican Governor, they will vote for the Republican Senator, but this time, I am with you, he was declared so early, I think it was fishy. However, at least without Quinn in there we might get rid of that “temporary” 67% tax increase that Quinn was going to make law right after the election. Durbin has been a thorn in my side with his smooth talking and I was sure we could get him out of there. Guess he knows how to appeal to someones vulnerability and make them trust him. I believe we still have the Madigans in there, so that should be interesting how they react to Rauner. Rodney Davis got elected back in, but I have mixed emotions about him, however at least he is not a Democrat. If there were more people that had opened their eyes AND ears, maybe we could have made a clean sweep of Springfield and made a fresh start, but we seem to make some of the same mistakes over and over. We can thank Cook County for that. From the map I saw, Chicago was the ONLY area that Quinn had, which gives me hope that we are cutting down on the “believers” in this state.
        I was sad to see that a few other states that I thought had a chance, went the opposite way, voter fraud, maybe.
        Mary Landrieu will hopefully lose in the runoff that was created, so there will be an additional seat.
        Harry Reid NOT being the majority leader made my night probably more that Rauner being elected Governor here in my state. I loath that man and hope he is taken out of office during the next time he is up for election.
        All of you sit back and heave a sigh of relief that we did what we could, was it enough?? We can hope it will be a good start for us and for America, at least we give her a fighting chance now! Take care!!!!

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      • November 5, 2014 7:53 am

        It is odd that it was so one-sided, is it name recognition or did something else go on. I guess we won’t know but I am with you, knowing Reid has lost his leadership brings a smile to my face!


      • lou222 permalink
        November 5, 2014 9:06 am

        Durbin was called the winner with 1% in, ya, that is odd. After looking at county by county, Oberweis was winning in all but 1 and guess where that was? The Republican party is alot at fault here, they pulled money in support of Oberweis and gave it to others in the state, they just did not support OR take out ads on him like it should have been done. AND, he was not the smooth talker that Durbin is. That is what our Government has become? Alot of smooth talkers?


  26. Dr. Jeff permalink
    November 5, 2014 5:18 am

    No kidding Obama’s dangerous. He’s under siege and he doesn’t mind using extra legal means to do what he wants. He can still eff up our economy and foreign policy some more. Don’t forget, a lot of his minions are buried inside the Federal Bureaucracy. Laws and guidelines have interpretations….

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  27. November 5, 2014 6:45 am

    Lou and Dr. Jeff, you are both right about Obama being dangerous now. Especially with the EO and the lame duck, he could pass much of what he wants before the new Congress takes over.

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