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Any News From Today's West Virginia Special Election For Governor?
10-4-11 | TCRLAF

Posted on 10/04/2011 12:44:10 PM PDT by tcrlaf

Got to admit, I didn't even know it was happening until this weekend.

And I'm seeing tons of tweets from RockTheVote, CollegeDemocrats, etc., all the usual Dem suspects about it, but none from our side...


TOPICS: Government; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: West Virginia
KEYWORDS: chat; election; special; vanity; wva

1 posted on 10/04/2011 12:44:19 PM PDT by tcrlaf
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To: tcrlaf

Well, it IS West Virginia. They just can’t seem to stop voting Democrat no matter what.


2 posted on 10/04/2011 12:46:07 PM PDT by Shadow44
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To: tcrlaf

Yes, I’ve been wondering about this race too, like turnout numbers, reports from Pubs who voted as to how packed the voting places were, etc. Anyone from this state that knows anything, please report in.


3 posted on 10/04/2011 12:47:02 PM PDT by flaglady47 (When the gov't fears the people, liberty; When the people fear the gov't, tyranny.)
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To: tcrlaf
And I'm seeing tons of tweets from RockTheVote

LOL, RockTheVote is still around? I remember when they were paired up with MTV and used to pretend to be non partisan.

4 posted on 10/04/2011 12:47:14 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: tcrlaf; All

I kept wondering why there were all these anti WV Governor ads on DC metro area TV stations. Now I understand. Actually they may have helped him by getting more Dem support activated. Well, we will soon know.


5 posted on 10/04/2011 12:48:09 PM PDT by gleeaikin
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To: Shadow44
Well, it IS West Virginia. They just can’t seem to stop voting Democrat no matter what.

Yup, don't get your hopes up about this race. WVA is turning more red, but it's still a heavily democrat dominated state. This one seemed winnable, but I am certainly not counting on it.

6 posted on 10/04/2011 12:51:42 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: tcrlaf
This article was all I found. It doesn't look good for the Republican candidate if turnout is low, though he surged up neck and neck with the Dem.
7 posted on 10/04/2011 12:52:16 PM PDT by cake_crumb (Obama: the Unholy Won.)
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To: tcrlaf
I saw a blurb on FOX(?) last night and IIRC the polls had the Dem ahead 48% to 47%.
8 posted on 10/04/2011 12:52:37 PM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: tcrlaf

Those West Va hillbillies can’t get enough free sh&^. I’m not getting my hopes up.


9 posted on 10/04/2011 1:04:28 PM PDT by albie
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To: albie; Shadow44
At least WV DIDN'T vote for Zer0 as PA and VA did!
10 posted on 10/04/2011 1:09:00 PM PDT by Roccus (Obama & Holder LLP, Procurers of fine arms to the most discerning drug lords (202) 456-1414)
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To: flaglady47

I live in Ravenswood, WV and just got home from voting. The turnout was very light when I was there. Of course, mine is just one precinct, but I suspect that turnout to be light, somewhere in the neighborhood of 25-30%. That should help Republicans. What interest and excitement there is here is on the GOP side. But with that said, West Virginians have tended to lean conservative on national politics and Dem on state and local politics in recent years. There have been some inroads (We now have two out of the three congressmen Republican) but it is still near impossible in some parts of the state to get elected as a Republican.


11 posted on 10/04/2011 1:15:37 PM PDT by gbscott1954 (Sarah 2012!!!)
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To: albie

“Those West Va hillbillies can’t get enough free sh&^. I’m not getting my hopes up.”

That is a terrible over generalization. While many West Virginians are that way, most of us are not!


12 posted on 10/04/2011 1:18:30 PM PDT by gbscott1954 (Sarah 2012!!!)
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To: gbscott1954

Yeah, just because I live in wastedman shit4brains’ district, doesn’t mean I’m a liberal.


13 posted on 10/04/2011 1:26:27 PM PDT by bicyclerepair ( REPLACE D-W-S ! http://www.karenforcongress.com)
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To: tcrlaf

Is there unusually heavy foot traffic in the Wheeling Casino this afternoon? Signs of some Walkin’ Around Money being spread?


14 posted on 10/04/2011 1:28:22 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: gbscott1954

Thanks for the report. Hopefully more reports will be coming in shortly, as the evening draws nigh.


15 posted on 10/04/2011 1:32:46 PM PDT by flaglady47 (When the gov't fears the people, liberty; When the people fear the gov't, tyranny.)
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To: tcrlaf

Who knows:

When the polls close?

What are the best links for the real time vote count?


16 posted on 10/04/2011 2:06:09 PM PDT by InterceptPoint
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To: tcrlaf
Unfortunately the union leaders control enough votes to keep WV democratic. If the UWV football team would support the Republican we might have a chance.
17 posted on 10/04/2011 2:34:53 PM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-Qaeda" and its allies.)
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To: elpadre
that's WVU NOT UWV!
18 posted on 10/04/2011 2:36:14 PM PDT by Reily
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To: Reily

ok, ok

mine is UNC


19 posted on 10/04/2011 2:38:03 PM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-Qaeda" and its allies.)
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To: tcrlaf
I'm seeing tons of tweets from RockTheVote, CollegeDemocrats, etc., all the usual Dem suspects about it, but none from our side...

T'is true that the Left is almost always better organized.

20 posted on 10/04/2011 3:00:15 PM PDT by iowamark (Rick Perry says I'm heartless.)
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To: gbscott1954
I voted early and was the only non-poll worker there. I have my fingers crossed. The Blue Ridge Tea Party is active and involved.
21 posted on 10/04/2011 3:17:11 PM PDT by cpa4you (CPA4YOU)
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To: iowamark
I spent 5 years auditing campaign funds. I never saw an instance of Dems being better organized. Saw some looting, illegal contributions and really messed up books!
22 posted on 10/04/2011 3:21:13 PM PDT by cpa4you (CPA4YOU)
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I voted early and was the only non-poll worker there. I have my fingers crossed. The Blue Ridge Tea Party is active and involved.

Still heard almost nothing about this race on the news. Seems like not many people are paying attention to it. I'm hoping people cast a protest vote against Obama, but my hunch is there are just too many registered Democrats in West Virginia to win in a low turnout election.

23 posted on 10/04/2011 3:42:36 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: gbscott1954

I live in southern WV. Hubby and I were the only voters in the building. In and out in a flash. I voted for Maloney of course, but hubby went for the Mountain Party candidate.


24 posted on 10/04/2011 3:53:05 PM PDT by Starrling
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To: albie

Those West Va hillbillies can’t get enough free sh&^. I’m not getting my hopes up.————

Wow sounds bigoted to me.

You left out the word, -some.

SOME of those West Va (WV)...

Now, SOME of those PROUD WV hillbillies a.k.a sonofbitches, we do work...

Most on my street don’t. as for me and My household, we do.

Oh, and you don’t have to call em ‘hillbillies’, you could be politically correct and call em ‘Appalachian Americans’...


25 posted on 10/04/2011 4:24:56 PM PDT by Freddd (NoPA ngineers.)
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To: tcrlaf

With 4% in, Rat- 52%...Pub- 45%

http://www.wvmetronews.com/election/results.cfm?func=showresults&show=governor&refresh=081313


26 posted on 10/04/2011 5:19:47 PM PDT by Roccus (Obama & Holder LLP, Procurers of fine arms to the most discerning drug lords (202) 456-1414)
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To: tcrlaf

7% in Rat- 51%...Pub- 46%


27 posted on 10/04/2011 5:21:21 PM PDT by Roccus (Obama & Holder LLP, Procurers of fine arms to the most discerning drug lords (202) 456-1414)
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To: Starrling

Mixed marriages can be hard.


28 posted on 10/04/2011 6:36:24 PM PDT by MontaniSemperLiberi (Moutaineers are Always Free)
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To: tcrlaf

1591 of 1883 Precincts Reporting - 84%
Name Party Votes Vote %
Tomblin , Earl Ray Dem 127,101 49%
Maloney , Bill GOP 120,993 47%

http://crow.herald-dispatch.com/elections/wvgeneral.php


29 posted on 10/04/2011 6:37:31 PM PDT by MontaniSemperLiberi (Moutaineers are Always Free)
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To: MontaniSemperLiberi

Indeed!


30 posted on 10/04/2011 7:30:16 PM PDT by Starrling
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