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  • Will POTUS Trump lead the GOP to ‘impossible’ victory?

    11/06/2018 10:38:20 AM PST · by SleeperCatcher · 30 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 11/6/18 | USA Features
    Midterms: You’ve heard it for a year or more now as campaigning for today’s midterm elections began last fall: The party in power always loses seats during the midterm elections. But will that happen today? When all is said and done, will Republicans suffer the same fate as Democrats did in 2010 and 2014? Or will POTUS Donald Trump’s madcap campaign pace keep the House and Senate red, as well as several gubernatorial races around the country?
  • Reasons to bet the polls are still flawed

    11/06/2018 9:50:34 AM PST · by TBP · 46 replies
    The New York Post ^ | November 6, 2018 | Leonid Bershidsky
    A big political gambler I met in Las Vegas in 2016 is in London betting that the Republican Party will keep control of the US Congress. Robert Barnes is essentially wagering that US pollsters haven’t fixed any of the problems that led them astray during the 2016 presidential campaign. Barnes, a trial lawyer, lives in Las Vegas, but he has to travel to the British Isles to wager on US politics since it’s not allowed in the US. The bookies know him as a high roller; the political betting team at Ladbrokes even tweeted his photo to mark his arrival...
  • RED WAVE? Cleveland Trump Rally Outdraws 2016 Rally at Same Venue

    11/06/2018 7:46:47 AM PST · by deandg99 · 10 replies
    DC Clothesline ^ | 11/06/2018 | Chris Menahan
    President Trump’s rally Monday on the eve of the midterm election in Cleveland, Ohio reportedly has an even bigger crowd than Trump drew in 2016 at the exact same venue. The Daily Mail’s U.S. political editor David Martosko said Monday afternoon that the crowd in Cleveland is “already much bigger” than it was when Trump held a rally two weeks before election day in 2016 at the same venue:
  • Chief of GOP in Israel: 'Republican enthusiasm even greater now than in 2016'

    11/04/2018 1:14:31 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    INN ^ | 11/04/18 19:45 | Eliran Aharon
    Two days before American voters head to the polls for this year’s mid-term elections, there are growing signs the long-awaited “Blue Wave” could fail to materialize, says the leader of the Republican Party’s overseas office in Israel. A US-born attorney now living in Gush Etzion south of Jerusalem, Marc Zell, 65, is Vice President of Republicans Overseas, and chief of Republicans Overseas Israel. […] “When it comes to mid-term elections, the traditional wisdom in the United States is the party in power loses seats in both the Senate and the House. Because the difference between Republicans in the Senate, for...
  • RED WAVE RISING–> Early Voting Shows Republicans Exceeding Their 2016 Numbers

    11/04/2018 7:20:21 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 21 replies
    GP ^ | 11/04/18 | Jim Hoft
    The blue wave is now a bygone figment of a liberal Hollywood fantasy. Voter excitement is clearly with the Republican Party and President Donald Trump! There is a Red Wave Rising! One pundit, Michael E. Newton, has been tracking the 2018 mid-term election data to date. He addresses people’s questions about mid-term voting to date: Newton explains that because Democrat and Republican voting may have gotten closer each day, doesn’t mean that the Democrats are really catching up in early voting. It just means the Republican percent of gains over 2016 are not as great as they were yesterday: What...
  • States’ early turnout setting records ahead of Election Day

    11/04/2018 5:27:25 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov. 03, 2018 12:35 PM EDT | Bill Barrow and Gladys Negrete
    More than 30 million Americans have cast early ballots ahead of Tuesday’s midterm elections, eclipsing the 2014 early totals nationally and suggesting a high overall turnout for contests that could define the final two years of President Donald Trump’s term. At least 28 states have surpassed their 2014 early votes. And perhaps even more indicative of the unusual enthusiasm this midterm cycle, some states are approaching their early turnout from the 2016 presidential election. […] … The total early vote in 2014 was 28.3 million in an election where more than 83 million Americans voted. That was a low turnout...
  • The Blue Wave was Never Going to Happen – the Democratic Party is Dead

    11/04/2018 5:21:00 AM PST · by deandg99 · 37 replies
    DC Clothesline ^ | 11/04/2018 | Greg Holt
    All the talk of a “blue wave” is nothing more than a fantasy the Socialistic Democrats tell themselves for comfort. The Democrats may have at one time had a chance as historically the party that does not control the White House takes control of the House and sometimes the Senate in the midterm elections. This time, the Democrats have sunk the ship before it even had a chance to leave the harbor. This writer has said for a long time now, although I unfortunately did not put it in writing – that the Republicans will win seats in the House...
  • Why it’s still in Russia’s interest to mess with US politics

    11/04/2018 3:16:58 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | November 4, 2018 | Angela Charlton
    Sweeping accusations that the Kremlin tried to sway the 2016 U.S. election haven’t chastened Russian trolls, hackers and spies — and might even have emboldened them. U.S. officials and tech companies say Russians have continued online activity targeted at American voters during the campaign for Tuesday’s election, masquerading as U.S. institutions and creating faux-American social media posts to aggravate tensions around issues like migration and gun control. Russia denies any interference. So far U.S. authorities haven’t announced any huge hacks or the kind of multipronged campaign suspected in the 2016 election, and it’s hard to judge whether the more recent...
  • He hadn't worked a campaign since handing out 'I Like Ike' signs...

    11/03/2018 4:12:37 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 18 replies
    LA Times ^ | Nov 3, 2018 | By Victoria Kim
    It’s been a few years since married couple Marylee and Grayson Sanders have volunteered for political campaigns — her last was for the younger Bush, his for Eisenhower, passing out “I like Ike” signs in the 1950s. Saturday morning, they spent hours making hundreds of calls at the Irvine campaign headquarters of Rep. Mimi Walters, trying to get voters out to the polls to keep her in office and hold on to Republican control of the House. Marylee, 74, said she was motivated to get involved after the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation hearings because she felt the then-nominee to the Supreme...
  • Warning to those who haven’t yet voted: You’ve been Democrat Harvested

    11/03/2018 11:08:32 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 17 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/03/18 | Judi McLeod
    Defy the Democrats. Vote Republican and bring on a Red Wave that they’ll never be able to forget. Warning to all Republican voters: Devious Democrats—who have harvested your emails—are now sending out 11th-hour pleas for you to vote Democrat in Tuesday elections. Warning to all of those who haven’t yet voted: You have been unknowingly HARVESTED by the Dirty Democrats, with a message that includes asking you to spy on your friends!
  • For some, a vibrant US economy complicates voting decision

    11/03/2018 8:03:08 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 45 replies
    Associated Press ^ | November 3, 2018 | Josh Boak
    For many voters in America’s affluent suburbs, a flourishing economy is forcing a thorny dilemma for the midterm elections. Do they vote Democratic, in part to protest President Donald Trump for behavior some see as divisive and unpresidential? Or do they back Republicans in hopes that the economy will continue thriving under the majority party? A healthy economy has at least complicated their decision and blurred the outcome of the midterm elections . On Friday, the government reported that employers added a robust 250,000 jobs in October. And the unemployment rate stayed at a five-decade low of 3.7 percent. […]...
  • Trump says he’s not worried about Republicans losing the House

    11/02/2018 6:21:25 PM PDT · by TBP · 59 replies
    The New York Post ^ | November 2, 2018 | Bob Fredericks
    President Trump on Friday raised the specter that Republicans could lose control of the House of Representatives in Tuesday’s midterm elections — but didn’t seem too worried about the prospect. “It could happen. Could happen,” Trump said at a MAGA rally for GOP candidates in West Virginia. “And you know what you do? My whole life, you know what I say? ‘Don’t worry about it, I’ll just figure it out.’ Does that make sense? I’ll figure it out,” he added, apparently the first time he publicly broached the possibility of the loss of the House at a rally. The GOP...
  • VANITY: There's NOTHING on Obama, Gillum & Nelson Rally Crowd Size Today in Fla.

    11/02/2018 2:19:36 PM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 45 replies
    CBS News ^ | 11/2/18 | Self (Somewhat)
    Watched Obama on all three cable news channel networks (they'll all air his diatribe, but will not give one minute to Trump and his rallies unless you switch to CPAN-3, and if you're lucky, they're airing an actual Trump rally in real time!) and I could not gauge crowd size. Cameras did not pan out. Ne'er a peep about this in the media. I've been looking EVERYWHERE to see how many people showed up to this gabfest by diarrhea-mouth. Same thing in Georgia, since Obama held a rally for Abrams at Morehouse College today. Not a peep about crowd size...
  • Blue Wave Meets RED TSUNAMI — Trump/DeSantis Speak to 8300, Bernie/Gillum Speak to 200-300

    11/02/2018 5:38:26 AM PDT · by deandg99 · 37 replies
    DC Dirty Laundry ^ | 11/02/2018 | Chris Menahan
    President Donald Trump’s rally on Wednesday night in Fort Myers for Ron DeSantis and Rick Scott packed the Hertz Arena to the brim whereas Bernie Sanders and Andrew Gillum struggled to fill half the floor of the CFE Arena during their competing rally held earlier in the day. The Hertz Arena has a capacity of 8,284:
  • NBC: GOP Leads In Early Voting Nationwide

    11/01/2018 2:09:56 PM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 38 replies
    HotAir.com ^ | 11/01/2018 | ED MORRISSEY
    It won’t be a blue wave, NBC reports today, at least not if early voting is any indication. Thus far, in a record turnout, Republican voters hold the edge by a slim two-point margin in ballots already cast in the midterms. The turnout model thus far looks more similar to 2014 than 2016: Six days out from Election Day, over 24 million votes have been counted as early or absentee, a number that exceeds the total nationwide early vote from 2014. As of Wednesday, 24,024,621 million early and absentee ballots have been counted nationwide in all states with early voting...
  • Analysts explain why Democrats are no lock to flip the House

    11/01/2018 11:08:05 AM PDT · by Signalman · 20 replies
    NY Post ^ | 10/29/2018 | Bob Fredericks
    Most polling suggests that Democrats should flip the House of Representatives in the midterm elections — but some analysts warned that nothing is certain a week before the pivotal contests. “Our current hard count in the House is 212 D, 202 R, 21 toss-ups. Neither party is over 218, a majority. Democrats have the better chance to go over the top, since 20 of 21 tossups are currently held by the GOP. That doesn’t guarantee that the Democrats actually will,” Larry Sabato, head of the University of Virginia’s Center for Politics, emailed The Post on Monday. But another analysis on...
  • Opinion: Two new studies show why Trump's hate and lies are failing

    10/31/2018 2:07:48 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 69 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | October 31, 2018 | by Greg Sargent, The Washington Post
    The closing campaign strategy of President Donald Trump and Republicans is often depicted as mainly an effort to galvanize the GOP's blue-collar white base through fear-mongering about immigrants and incitement of racial-cultural tensions around imagery of angry Democratic mobs and protesting African American athletes. But there's a second piece to the strategy that's also crucial: Trump and Republicans want college-educated white voters, particularly suburban women, to ignore all that unpleasant racial and cultural demagoguery entirely - and focus only on the economy. It is widely observed that Democrats are favored to take back the House because of a backlash against...
  • 2018 Will Be A Bloodbath – For Democrats (2017 article)

    10/31/2018 11:11:46 AM PDT · by The Truth Will Make You Free · 29 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | August 22nd, 2017 | David Benkof
    As President Trump’s troubles mount, the long-standing expectation that Democrats will gain several House and Senate seats in 2018 has only intensified. At this point, many observers are expecting a bloodbath – and they’re right. But for structural, historical, and intangible reasons, expect the bloodbath to be for Democrats as the GOP further expands its dominance in both houses of Congress. I see five reasons Democrats on Capitol Hill should stock up on life preservers.
  • PA: Republican voter registrations in county surge in last four years

    10/31/2018 9:37:43 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 11 replies
    Times Online ^ | Oct 31, 2018 | J. D. Prose
    Since the last midterm elections in 2014, the ranks of Democratic registered voters in Beaver County have shrunk by nearly 6,000, while the number of Republican voters grew by about the same amount. According to data compiled by the Pennsylvania Department of State, which oversees elections in the state, there were 55,553 registered Democrats and 41,129 registered Republicans in the county as of Monday. To put that in perspective, four years ago Democrats outnumbered Republicans 61,219 to 35,869, meaning the GOP has nearly cut its voter registration disadvantage in half. “I’m not surprised by those numbers,” said state Rep. Jim...
  • Pelosi predicts Dems 'will win' the House, as Colbert pleads not to jinx it

    10/31/2018 7:47:35 AM PDT · by Innovative · 37 replies
    Fox News ^ | Oct. 31, 2018 | Brooke Singman |
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi made yet another bold prediction in the days leading up to the midterm elections—Democrats “will win” the House. Pelosi, D-Calif., who is hoping to take back the gavel and assume her former position as House speaker, has projected confidence for months about her party's chances of regaining the majority. But in her latest comments, she predicted victory, with no caveats, while suggesting Democrats could even take the Senate -- though recent polling still reflects a GOP advantage in the upper chamber. “Let me say this. Up until today, I would’ve said, ‘If the election were...