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(Some Guy)   Yet another state is too close to call in its senate race. This time it's *checks notes* Mississippi   (mississippitoday.org) divider line
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2020-10-29 5:36:46 PM  
There's too many races that are too close to call for my comfort.  I feel like I'm on an emotional roller coaster every day now. I should probably stop reading things. I still haven't decided if I am going to watch election night results.
 
2020-10-29 5:50:49 PM  
Vote, just vote 🗳
 
2020-10-29 8:07:58 PM  
The article doesn't say anything about the race being too close to call. It's about perceived black voter turnout. The lastest poll I could find had the GOP candidate up by 8 points, on a poll with a 3.5 MoE.
 
2020-10-29 9:25:52 PM  

4seasons85!: There's too many races that are too close to call for my comfort.  I feel like I'm on an emotional roller coaster every day now. I should probably stop reading things. I still haven't decided if I am going to watch election night results.


I'm only going to look at election coverage for two minutes before I go to bed. Because unless it's a landslide, it'll be days if not weeks until it's resolved who the winner is.
 
2020-10-29 10:06:50 PM  
I will laugh my ass off if Mississippi flips blue. I'm not counting on it. But if it happens I'll be howling with laughter. When Republicans have lost Mississippi, you know they've really farked up somewhere.
 
2020-10-29 10:07:38 PM  

4seasons85!: There's too many races that are too close to call for my comfort.  I feel like I'm on an emotional roller coaster every day now. I should probably stop reading things. I still haven't decided if I am going to watch election night results.


You will. We all will. We shouldn't, just like we shouldn't be here now, but we will.
 
2020-10-29 10:16:38 PM  

Weatherkiss: I will laugh my ass off if Mississippi flips blue. I'm not counting on it. But if it happens I'll be howling with laughter. When Republicans have lost Mississippi, you know they've really farked up somewhere.


"We should move further right."
 
2020-10-29 10:16:55 PM  

Unobtanium: The article doesn't say anything about the race being too close to call. It's about perceived black voter turnout. The lastest poll I could find had the GOP candidate up by 8 points, on a poll with a 3.5 MoE.


Do I have to math for you?

If Biden/Espy carry even just a few white people, and all the black people show up vote that means Espy can win:

38% Black (all of them)
12% White
1 extra voter
 
2020-10-29 10:18:05 PM  

4seasons85!: There's too many races that are too close to call for my comfort.  I feel like I'm on an emotional roller coaster every day now. I should probably stop reading things. I still haven't decided if I am going to watch election night results.


Just remember the blue tsunami of the kid terms turned in to the blue quick sand. It took months to sort through some of the candidates and declare a winner.

The game is rigged.
 
2020-10-29 10:19:31 PM  

ColonelCathcart: Unobtanium: The article doesn't say anything about the race being too close to call. It's about perceived black voter turnout. The lastest poll I could find had the GOP candidate up by 8 points, on a poll with a 3.5 MoE.

Do I have to math for you?

If Biden/Espy carry even just a few white people, and all the black people show up vote that means Espy can win:

38% Black (all of them)
12% White
1 extra voter


True.  Look what they did in Alabama and South Carolina when you can mobilize that demographic.
 
2020-10-29 10:21:13 PM  

hotrod2001: ColonelCathcart: Unobtanium: The article doesn't say anything about the race being too close to call. It's about perceived black voter turnout. The lastest poll I could find had the GOP candidate up by 8 points, on a poll with a 3.5 MoE.

Do I have to math for you?

If Biden/Espy carry even just a few white people, and all the black people show up vote that means Espy can win:

38% Black (all of them)
12% White
1 extra voter

True.  Look what they did in Alabama and South Carolina when you can mobilize that demographic.


It's really amazing how Mississippi manages to keep 38% of their population so disenfranchised that if they would all vote and about 25% of the white people that aren't racists joined them, Mississippi would be a Blue State.
 
2020-10-29 10:21:30 PM  

AlgaeRancher: Vote, just vote 🗳


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2020-10-29 10:22:01 PM  
Holy shiat!

Now if West Virginia ever becomes a toss up I'll... I don't know what I'd do. Post your fetish suggestions here
 
2020-10-29 10:23:16 PM  

ColonelCathcart: Unobtanium: The article doesn't say anything about the race being too close to call. It's about perceived black voter turnout. The lastest poll I could find had the GOP candidate up by 8 points, on a poll with a 3.5 MoE.

Do I have to math for you?

If Biden/Espy carry even just a few white people, and all the black people show up vote that means Espy can win:

38% Black (all of them)
12% White
1 extra voter


Unskew the polls!
 
2020-10-29 10:23:39 PM  
The media needs to stop pretending like they are the shot callers and using the phrase "too close to call" as if they are the deciding factor and then the audience just accepts whatever the fark they say on election night based on scant results. We won't truly know what the fark went down until December and by then the unfortunate fate may have already been sealed by impatience and foolishness.

/Do not concede Joe
 
2020-10-29 10:24:30 PM  

twistedsteel5252: Holy shiat!

Now if West Virginia ever becomes a toss up I'll... I don't know what I'd do. Post your fetish suggestions here


Butt plugs for everyone!
 
2020-10-29 10:24:58 PM  

monsatano: ColonelCathcart: Unobtanium: The article doesn't say anything about the race being too close to call. It's about perceived black voter turnout. The lastest poll I could find had the GOP candidate up by 8 points, on a poll with a 3.5 MoE.

Do I have to math for you?

If Biden/Espy carry even just a few white people, and all the black people show up vote that means Espy can win:

38% Black (all of them)
12% White
1 extra voter

Unskew the polls!


What? I'm not at all doing anything other than pointing out how close 38% is to 50.0000001% demographically speaking.
 
2020-10-29 10:29:10 PM  

ColonelCathcart: monsatano: ColonelCathcart: Unobtanium: The article doesn't say anything about the race being too close to call. It's about perceived black voter turnout. The lastest poll I could find had the GOP candidate up by 8 points, on a poll with a 3.5 MoE.

Do I have to math for you?

If Biden/Espy carry even just a few white people, and all the black people show up vote that means Espy can win:

38% Black (all of them)
12% White
1 extra voter

Unskew the polls!

What? I'm not at all doing anything other than pointing out how close 38% is to 50.0000001% demographically speaking.


It's an old fark meme, but I respect your statisticals.
 
2020-10-29 10:31:37 PM  
Tfa essentially claims that if they get the same Black voter electoral percentage as they did in 2012, 36%, there is a decent chance of Espy snagging the senate seat. And the article goes into how much energy is in the community to make that happen.

VOTE!

/just dropped off my ballot earlier in a drop box.
 
2020-10-29 10:57:21 PM  

Unobtanium: The article doesn't say anything about the race being too close to call. It's about perceived black voter turnout. The lastest poll I could find had the GOP candidate up by 8 points, on a poll with a 3.5 MoE.


The only one on 538 in October is from a pollster without enough data for a proper rating and using the "email people a link" methodology.

The one from late August with a slightly better methodology was a 1% difference.

I would be confidant saying that the Republican is a massive favourite because it is Mississippi, but I wouldn't put much thought into those polls.
 
2020-10-29 11:01:58 PM  

ColonelCathcart: hotrod2001: ColonelCathcart: Unobtanium: The article doesn't say anything about the race being too close to call. It's about perceived black voter turnout. The lastest poll I could find had the GOP candidate up by 8 points, on a poll with a 3.5 MoE.

Do I have to math for you?

If Biden/Espy carry even just a few white people, and all the black people show up vote that means Espy can win:

38% Black (all of them)
12% White
1 extra voter

True.  Look what they did in Alabama and South Carolina when you can mobilize that demographic.

It's really amazing how Mississippi manages to keep 38% of their population so disenfranchised that if they would all vote and about 25% of the white people that aren't racists joined them, Mississippi would be a Blue State.


The Black Belt has pretty significant power, especially in Mississippi and Georgia, if you can get them to vote and find a way to make those votes count.
 
2020-10-29 11:04:57 PM  

ColonelCathcart: hotrod2001: ColonelCathcart: Unobtanium: The article doesn't say anything about the race being too close to call. It's about perceived black voter turnout. The lastest poll I could find had the GOP candidate up by 8 points, on a poll with a 3.5 MoE.

Do I have to math for you?

If Biden/Espy carry even just a few white people, and all the black people show up vote that means Espy can win:

38% Black (all of them)
12% White
1 extra voter

True.  Look what they did in Alabama and South Carolina when you can mobilize that demographic.

It's really amazing how Mississippi manages to keep 38% of their population so disenfranchised that if they would all vote and about 25% of the white people that aren't racists joined them, Mississippi would be a Blue State.


One way they have dominated state government is that statewide offices must win the overall vote as well as win in a majority of state house districts. Guess what demographic group has long been a majority in most state house districts? There is currently a court case that is likely to rule it unconstitutional but the court let them keep it this election and they put remove by it on the ballot.
 
2020-10-29 11:19:45 PM  

dywed88: ColonelCathcart: hotrod2001: ColonelCathcart: Unobtanium: The article doesn't say anything about the race being too close to call. It's about perceived black voter turnout. The lastest poll I could find had the GOP candidate up by 8 points, on a poll with a 3.5 MoE.

Do I have to math for you?

If Biden/Espy carry even just a few white people, and all the black people show up vote that means Espy can win:

38% Black (all of them)
12% White
1 extra voter

True.  Look what they did in Alabama and South Carolina when you can mobilize that demographic.

It's really amazing how Mississippi manages to keep 38% of their population so disenfranchised that if they would all vote and about 25% of the white people that aren't racists joined them, Mississippi would be a Blue State.

One way they have dominated state government is that statewide offices must win the overall vote as well as win in a majority of state house districts. Guess what demographic group has long been a majority in most state house districts? There is currently a court case that is likely to rule it unconstitutional but the court let them keep it this election and they put remove by it on the ballot.


And Mississippi strictly limits early voting, and doesn't allow mail in voting (except absentee votes). There was discussion earlier this year in the Legislature about allowing folks to vote absentee, citing fear of COVID (several states allow this, I know CT does), but it was quickly shut down.

The argument was always that such voting methods are not secure, open to fraud, etc. But a legislative insider told my employer off-the-record that it was all to limit the black vote because Hyde-Smith's seat was vulnerable. Like in other states, Black folks here often have to wait in longer lines, or don't have easily accessible transportation to voting sites, or are more likely to work multiple jobs and can't get to polls during voting hours (Mississippi voting hours are 7am to 7pm, unlike other states which have longer voting hours for folks to can't get off work to vote...CT is 6am to 8pm last I remember).
 
2020-10-29 11:30:34 PM  

Unobtanium: The article doesn't say anything about the race being too close to call. It's about perceived black voter turnout. The lastest poll I could find had the GOP candidate up by 8 points, on a poll with a 3.5 MoE.


You're not wrong, but I will be voting for him.
 
2020-10-30 6:34:56 AM  
*checks polls* nope.
 
2020-10-30 12:36:11 PM  

JustLookin: twistedsteel5252: Holy shiat!

Now if West Virginia ever becomes a toss up I'll... I don't know what I'd do. Post your fetish suggestions here

Butt plugs for everyone!


Get me one with the tail.  No! No! Get me the raccoon one. It matches my zorro mask
 
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