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2020-10-21 6:08:32 PM  
No it's not, because the repugs have tilted the playing field in their direction so much, the Dems probably need +5% or more to break even at the polls.
 
2020-10-21 6:15:24 PM  
Goddamnit I voted last week already.
 
2020-10-21 6:21:56 PM  

swaniefrmreddeer: No it's not, because the repugs have tilted the playing field in their direction so much, the Dems probably need +5% or more to break even at the polls.


And that's exactly why the Democrats need to get their asses to the polls and vote
 
2020-10-21 6:35:45 PM  
I haven't been counted yet, but I will be!

/Fort Bend County
 
2020-10-21 7:02:15 PM  
Did, and took the boyfriend. We're both in a red county so it took less than 15 minutes.

There's no straight-ticket voting this year, so each tap--each fark-you screenpress--was just the slightest bit more enjoyable.
 
2020-10-21 7:50:57 PM  

koder: Did, and took the boyfriend. We're both in a red county so it took less than 15 minutes.

There's no straight-ticket voting this year, so each tap--each fark-you screenpress--was just the slightest bit more enjoyable.


Pretty much the same. I had a bit of a line, but not bad.  Maybe 40 minutes door to door, including the drives.
 
2020-10-21 8:37:12 PM  
Texas just became purple. I wasn't really expecting it this fast. My prediction has been we would be purple for the election but still go to Trump. I really hope I'm wrong and this is a good sign.
 
2020-10-21 8:59:58 PM  

swaniefrmreddeer: No it's not, because the repugs have tilted the playing field in their direction so much, the Dems probably need +5% or more to break even at the polls.


Then beat them by +10%.
 
2020-10-21 9:02:21 PM  

King Something: swaniefrmreddeer: No it's not, because the repugs have tilted the playing field in their direction so much, the Dems probably need +5% or more to break even at the polls.

And that's exactly why the Democrats need to get their asses to the polls and vote


59.6% of the total 2016 vote have already voted.

Most Biden voters will vote by mail or vote early in person. Most Trump voters will vote on Election Day.

Or, that's the supposition given polling data.

If we can get Texans voting 70%-80% of 2016 totals before the election I think we win.
 
2020-10-21 9:18:44 PM  
Voted in Collin County last week.  Best friend from work did as well.  Both Biden.

On Friday, three days after early voting started, I still needed to wait around a half hour in line.
 
2020-10-21 9:19:24 PM  
The sheer farkery available at the hands of Texas Republican leadership is not infinite, but it is a mind-boggling amount.
 
2020-10-21 10:03:42 PM  

bobtheme: Voted in Collin County last week.  Best friend from work did as well.  Both Biden.

On Friday, three days after early voting started, I still needed to wait around a half hour in line.


We did too..  Fire station in Mckinney - in and out in 15 minutes.

Lots more Biden signs around now than there were Trump signs in 2016..  Hope that's encouraging.
 
2020-10-21 10:07:02 PM  
GOP voter suppression tactics are probably worth a couple of per cent so I'd say level pegging in opinion polls probably isn't good enough
 
2020-10-21 10:30:57 PM  

Shostie: Goddamnit I voted last week already.


So? Get out there and do it again!
 
2020-10-21 10:52:47 PM  
Vote the shiat out of this election.

(It's a multipurpose slogan)
 
2020-10-22 12:23:21 AM  
I already did - last Friday.  Wife went on the first day.

/Houston - UHCL
 
2020-10-22 12:31:24 AM  

markie_farkie: bobtheme: Voted in Collin County last week.  Best friend from work did as well.  Both Biden.

On Friday, three days after early voting started, I still needed to wait around a half hour in line.

We did too..  Fire station in Mckinney - in and out in 15 minutes.

Lots more Biden signs around now than there were Trump signs in 2016..  Hope that's encouraging.


One can hope but I'm not expecting - or at least not counting chickens.

In my district (Texas House 129 - NASA-JSC area) I've seen a fair amount of Dennis (Penis) Paul signs and *only* those signs in the particular yard.  There's *way* more of them than Trump signs.  That's making me think "closet Trump supporter".

I do a work-out bike ride during the week of 12+ miles through Clear Lake neighborhoods and there are definitely more Biden signs but lots of those Dennis Paul signs - at least equal.  It's a little discouraging but it could be my bike route...I don't run every street in the various neighborhoods by far.

But if Texas doesn't go blue, this will be *at least* the closest we've come in what seems forever.
 
2020-10-22 1:23:32 AM  

Dimensio: Shostie: Goddamnit I voted last week already.

So? Get out there and do it again!


Vote often,
or stack Russians like cord wood.
 
2020-10-22 1:24:20 AM  

Visual Howlaround Title Sequence: swaniefrmreddeer: No it's not, because the repugs have tilted the playing field in their direction so much, the Dems probably need +5% or more to break even at the polls.

Then beat them by +10%.


Or just beat them, you'll feel much better.
 
2020-10-22 1:24:51 AM  
To the tune of Butthole Surfers "Pepper":

Beast got Bongino
And Borat got Rudy
He was sharing Toobin's outlook
On the topic of his goolies
Crenshaw had a facial scar
And Donny was a rapist
They were flailing in the polls
And dying down in Texas
 
2020-10-22 1:36:03 AM  
I think there are a lot of hidden Biden voters in Texas.

And thEre is a possibility that legislature is going to be Democrat lead.
 
2020-10-22 1:46:28 AM  

King Something: swaniefrmreddeer: No it's not, because the repugs have tilted the playing field in their direction so much, the Dems probably need +5% or more to break even at the polls.

And that's exactly why the Democrats need to get their asses to the polls and vote


But isn't that just rewarding a corrupt system?

/s
 
2020-10-22 1:47:02 AM  

koder: Did, and took the boyfriend. We're both in a red county so it took less than 15 minutes.

There's no straight-ticket voting this year, so each tap--each fark-you screenpress--was just the slightest bit more enjoyable.


Voted in person in Colorado, but I'm originally from Texas. Hard to believe I'm saying this since I don't entirely trust the things, but while filling in the paper ballot I really missed the electronic voting machines. Probably took be 25 minutes to bubble in all three pages front and back, while making sure I didn't stray outside the circles and hoping my pen didn't suddenly run out of ink.

Was kinda disappointed at the crowd though, namely by its absence. I was one of two people voting in the middle of the afternoon.

//Seriously though fellow Texans, drag anyone you know that will vote Biden to the polls
/I believe I'll see Texas go blue in my lifetime, now let's make that happen sooner rather than later
 
2020-10-22 1:51:32 AM  
Farker's in the POL tab, don't vote?

I think your message might be misdirected, but on that same not, reminding people to vote, can never hurt.

/sorry for the s/
//not really, communication minor - choose your message, channel, and audience
///Stay within the law
 
2020-10-22 2:02:55 AM  

King Something: swaniefrmreddeer: No it's not, because the repugs have tilted the playing field in their direction so much, the Dems probably need +5% or more to break even at the polls.

And that's exactly why the Democrats need to get their asses to the polls and vote


This. All of those hurdles aren't a reason to stay home. They're a reason to turn up at the first available opportunity. The current early voting figures in Texas are absolutely nuts...anyone claiming that it's hopeless is either stupid or just looking for an excuse to sit on their ass.
 
2020-10-22 2:05:38 AM  

LurkerSupreme: koder: Did, and took the boyfriend. We're both in a red county so it took less than 15 minutes.

There's no straight-ticket voting this year, so each tap--each fark-you screenpress--was just the slightest bit more enjoyable.

Voted in person in Colorado, but I'm originally from Texas. Hard to believe I'm saying this since I don't entirely trust the things, but while filling in the paper ballot I really missed the electronic voting machines. Probably took be 25 minutes to bubble in all three pages front and back, while making sure I didn't stray outside the circles and hoping my pen didn't suddenly run out of ink.

Was kinda disappointed at the crowd though, namely by its absence. I was one of two people voting in the middle of the afternoon.

//Seriously though fellow Texans, drag anyone you know that will vote Biden to the polls
/I believe I'll see Texas go blue in my lifetime, now let's make that happen sooner rather than later


Colorado, too.

I always just use the election drop boxes. Get it in the mail, fill it out at home, drop on the way to get groceries. Saves me having to get in crowds, even when not in a pandemic.

Last I heard a couple days ago we'd hit 22% of our 2016 total. Don't count us out.
 
2020-10-22 2:06:50 AM  
Like, Harris County may equal their 2016 early vote tomorrow, with a week and a half remaining. The county clerk believes that it's likely that voter suppression efforts have had the paradoxical effect of motivating people to turn out:

https://twitter.com/srl/status/131899​0​892049616896

Voting on election day will be extremely difficult. So don't vote on election day. Well over 5 million Texans have already found a way to cast ballots.
 
2020-10-22 2:08:10 AM  
If you want to help, you can phone bank with Beto on Thursday evening. You do not have to be in Texas to participate.
 
2020-10-22 2:10:03 AM  

ThoughtsofaFool: LurkerSupreme: koder: Did, and took the boyfriend. We're both in a red county so it took less than 15 minutes.

There's no straight-ticket voting this year, so each tap--each fark-you screenpress--was just the slightest bit more enjoyable.

Voted in person in Colorado, but I'm originally from Texas. Hard to believe I'm saying this since I don't entirely trust the things, but while filling in the paper ballot I really missed the electronic voting machines. Probably took be 25 minutes to bubble in all three pages front and back, while making sure I didn't stray outside the circles and hoping my pen didn't suddenly run out of ink.

Was kinda disappointed at the crowd though, namely by its absence. I was one of two people voting in the middle of the afternoon.

//Seriously though fellow Texans, drag anyone you know that will vote Biden to the polls
/I believe I'll see Texas go blue in my lifetime, now let's make that happen sooner rather than later

Colorado, too.

I always just use the election drop boxes. Get it in the mail, fill it out at home, drop on the way to get groceries. Saves me having to get in crowds, even when not in a pandemic.

Last I heard a couple days ago we'd hit 22% of our 2016 total. Don't count us out.


Same for me in Washington State. I dropped my ballot off at city hall on Sunday, and today they confirmed that it has been counted:

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2020-10-22 2:18:13 AM  
Y'all, no offense, but if we became a blue state, y'all gonna hear about it. 

A lot.

Because Texas.
 
2020-10-22 2:18:34 AM  

ThoughtsofaFool: Colorado, too.

I always just use the election drop boxes. Get it in the mail, fill it out at home, drop on the way to get groceries. Saves me having to get in crowds, even when not in a pandemic.

Last I heard a couple days ago we'd hit 22% of our 2016 total. Don't count us out.


I do that some elections, but I'm a bit wary of going the ballot drop box route now since I've had my CO ballot rejected more than once before due to a "signature discrepancy." With all that's at stake this election, I wanted to make damn sure my ballot would be counted, and didn't want to have to go downtown and sign something to fix it should they decide to reject it again this time.
 
2020-10-22 2:29:54 AM  
FYI, if you're Texan and a reasonable Republican, don't just vote Biden at the top and R the rest of the way down. Do a straight ticket (manually, we can't just check a box) D vote. We need to send a wake-up call to the idiots in our party that this is unacceptable. The only way they'll get the message is if we push the state to or to near blue down the line.

There's no way we can rebuild the party properly with a firm basis on facts and science if we don't burn the existing bullshiat down to the ground first.
 
2020-10-22 2:31:58 AM  

Puffy McBooze: Farker's in the POL tab, don't vote?


There are lurkers here who just read posts. And no, they do not always vote. But now is a great time to do so.
 
2020-10-22 2:32:38 AM  

Mad_Radhu: ThoughtsofaFool: LurkerSupreme: koder: Did, and took the boyfriend. We're both in a red county so it took less than 15 minutes.

There's no straight-ticket voting this year, so each tap--each fark-you screenpress--was just the slightest bit more enjoyable.

Voted in person in Colorado, but I'm originally from Texas. Hard to believe I'm saying this since I don't entirely trust the things, but while filling in the paper ballot I really missed the electronic voting machines. Probably took be 25 minutes to bubble in all three pages front and back, while making sure I didn't stray outside the circles and hoping my pen didn't suddenly run out of ink.

Was kinda disappointed at the crowd though, namely by its absence. I was one of two people voting in the middle of the afternoon.

//Seriously though fellow Texans, drag anyone you know that will vote Biden to the polls
/I believe I'll see Texas go blue in my lifetime, now let's make that happen sooner rather than later

Colorado, too.

I always just use the election drop boxes. Get it in the mail, fill it out at home, drop on the way to get groceries. Saves me having to get in crowds, even when not in a pandemic.

Last I heard a couple days ago we'd hit 22% of our 2016 total. Don't count us out.

Same for me in Washington State. I dropped my ballot off at city hall on Sunday, and today they confirmed that it has been counted:

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I put my ballot in a drop box Saturday and got this yesterday:

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and this:
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2020-10-22 2:37:32 AM  
I keep imagining there's a substantial group of voters who match this archetype and scenario:

- I am a life-long Republican.
- I voted for Trump in 2016
- I have recently lost confidence in Trump.
- I know if Trump remains in office, America will not, in fact, be great.
- I don't want to be responsible for that, so I can't vote for Trump.
- However, I just can't bring myself to vote for Biden or any Democrat.
- For this reason, I will not vote at all and take the secret to my grave.
- I will still go to work/the bar tomorrow and tell everyone that of course I voted for Trump.
- If Biden wins and ruins America, I can tell the Republicans, "Don't blame me, I didn't vote for him."
- If Trump wins and ruins America, I can tell the Democrats, "Don't blame me, I didn't vote for him."
- Until then, I'll just sit at home and jam my thumb up my butthole for fun.
 
2020-10-22 2:38:57 AM  
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2020-10-22 2:40:36 AM  
Actually, Texas (as of Monday) led the nation in votes cast with over 4,064,385 Texans having voted.  Texas was over 1,000,000 voters ahead of California.  That's out of 40M votes cast nationwide.

So we're doing our part.

I would also note.

Had it been up to the ten most populous counties in Texas (that counted for 57% of all votes cast) the 2016 results would have been vastly different.  The following table was prepared of data from the Secretary of State.

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Yeah, I had a brain fart and couldn't remember Gary Johnson's name.
 
2020-10-22 2:40:42 AM  
I'm extremely confident that Biden will win Texas...

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2020-10-22 2:41:56 AM  

sonnyboy11: Puffy McBooze: Farker's in the POL tab, don't vote?

There are lurkers here who just read posts. And no, they do not always vote. But now is a great time to do so.


There are also those that literally cannot vote in this election because we're not american.
 
2020-10-22 2:42:26 AM  

markie_farkie: bobtheme: Voted in Collin County last week.  Best friend from work did as well.  Both Biden.

On Friday, three days after early voting started, I still needed to wait around a half hour in line.

We did too..  Fire station in Mckinney - in and out in 15 minutes.

Lots more Biden signs around now than there were Trump signs in 2016..  Hope that's encouraging.


Wait, you're in McKinney?  We need to meet up, dude!
 
2020-10-22 2:49:53 AM  
Hubby and I voted the 1st day of early voting, Oct 13. Voted at the same polling place we always vote at in Mesquite and had an hour and a half wait to vote. We have never had to wait 5 mins to vote before. The turnout was amazing.
 
2020-10-22 2:50:22 AM  

Smoking GNU: sonnyboy11: Puffy McBooze: Farker's in the POL tab, don't vote?

There are lurkers here who just read posts. And no, they do not always vote. But now is a great time to do so.

There are also those that literally cannot vote in this election because we're not american.


Well you should get on that, you seem more american than many of the crazy people I have met recently.
 
2020-10-22 2:51:01 AM  

Jacobite_55: Actually, Texas (as of Monday) led the nation in votes cast with over 4,064,385 Texans having voted.  Texas was over 1,000,000 voters ahead of California.  That's out of 40M votes cast nationwide.


Per Michael McDonald's invaluable Election Project, Texas is now at 5.35m votes cast. California has caught up a bit as mail-in ballots have arrived (5.16m), but by percentage of 2016 votes CA is at 37.7%...Texas is at 59.7%.

Also, the Texas House of Reps is totally flippable. 12 seats flipped in 2018; another 9 and the Democrats will have a majority. Had Democratic candidates run even with Beto in 2018, it'd have already flipped.
 
2020-10-22 2:53:39 AM  

All_Hollowed_Out: Hubby and I voted the 1st day of early voting, Oct 13. Voted at the same polling place we always vote at in Mesquite and had an hour and a half wait to vote. We have never had to wait 5 mins to vote before. The turnout was amazing.


Oh and if it must be said, both straight Democrat and it is honestly the 1st time we truly have felt some hope in our chances of electing any Democrats outside of Dallas County in years.
 
2020-10-22 2:53:56 AM  
My mail in ballot left Norway for the Harris County office on September 28th. As of yet, the mail in ballot tracker hasn't shown it to be received.... so I'm following up this week with clerk's office. Would be amazing to flip TX.
 
2020-10-22 2:54:47 AM  

Albino Squid: Jacobite_55: Actually, Texas (as of Monday) led the nation in votes cast with over 4,064,385 Texans having voted.  Texas was over 1,000,000 voters ahead of California.  That's out of 40M votes cast nationwide.

Per Michael McDonald's invaluable Election Project, Texas is now at 5.35m votes cast. California has caught up a bit as mail-in ballots have arrived (5.16m), but by percentage of 2016 votes CA is at 37.7%...Texas is at 59.7%.

Also, the Texas House of Reps is totally flippable. 12 seats flipped in 2018; another 9 and the Democrats will have a majority. Had Democratic candidates run even with Beto in 2018, it'd have already flipped.


Bring me red meat.
 
2020-10-22 2:57:29 AM  

Albino Squid: Jacobite_55: Actually, Texas (as of Monday) led the nation in votes cast with over 4,064,385 Texans having voted.  Texas was over 1,000,000 voters ahead of California.  That's out of 40M votes cast nationwide.

Per Michael McDonald's invaluable Election Project, Texas is now at 5.35m votes cast. California has caught up a bit as mail-in ballots have arrived (5.16m), but by percentage of 2016 votes CA is at 37.7%...Texas is at 59.7%.

Also, the Texas House of Reps is totally flippable. 12 seats flipped in 2018; another 9 and the Democrats will have a majority. Had Democratic candidates run even with Beto in 2018, it'd have already flipped.


I was aware of that source (hell, I have it bookmarked) but didn't check it before my post.  I was going off an article late last night.

Thank you.
 
2020-10-22 2:57:37 AM  
My wife didn't vote my ballot yet, so I can't high-5 anyone at this juncture.
 
2020-10-22 2:58:03 AM  

ThoughtsofaFool: LurkerSupreme: koder: Did, and took the boyfriend. We're both in a red county so it took less than 15 minutes.

There's no straight-ticket voting this year, so each tap--each fark-you screenpress--was just the slightest bit more enjoyable.

Voted in person in Colorado, but I'm originally from Texas. Hard to believe I'm saying this since I don't entirely trust the things, but while filling in the paper ballot I really missed the electronic voting machines. Probably took be 25 minutes to bubble in all three pages front and back, while making sure I didn't stray outside the circles and hoping my pen didn't suddenly run out of ink.

Was kinda disappointed at the crowd though, namely by its absence. I was one of two people voting in the middle of the afternoon.

//Seriously though fellow Texans, drag anyone you know that will vote Biden to the polls
/I believe I'll see Texas go blue in my lifetime, now let's make that happen sooner rather than later

Colorado, too.

I always just use the election drop boxes. Get it in the mail, fill it out at home, drop on the way to get groceries. Saves me having to get in crowds, even when not in a pandemic.

Last I heard a couple days ago we'd hit 22% of our 2016 total. Don't count us out.


Colorado is currently hitting 43% of 2016 totals. Keep it up!
 
2020-10-22 3:02:40 AM  

Gonz: Y'all, no offense, but if we became a blue state, y'all gonna hear about it. 

A lot.

Because Texas.


When you think about it... you poor Reds will officially be the redheaded incest outcast of he family once you are in the minority.

About time you got hidden back in the closet.
 
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