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Discussion Thread: Texas Primary Today (3-4-14) ..first hand reports, observations, comments..
one man's opinion...

Posted on 03/04/2014 7:00:48 AM PST by ken5050

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To: ken5050

Watching and waiting here in Oklahoma.....


51 posted on 03/04/2014 9:16:41 AM PST by yellowdoghunter (Welcome to Obamastan! (Mrs. Yellowdoghunter))
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To: txhurl

I have a full bottle of scotch I may have to open later...


52 posted on 03/04/2014 9:25:09 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.)
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To: Syncro; Old Retired Army Guy
You working with the GOPe and the dems on that?

Great question...he/she is also a cheerleader for RINO Midge McConnell, too...all while jumping in to bash Ted Cruz. Hmmmmm.

53 posted on 03/04/2014 9:31:18 AM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: txhurl

Never tried it. I’ll have to look for some...hoping we’ll have several things to celebrate ;)


54 posted on 03/04/2014 9:32:22 AM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: Grams A

That doesn’t surprise me. There is definitely a good ol’ boy network, in these parts, that always seem to support the GOPe/RINO crowd. They all love Pete Olson, too.


55 posted on 03/04/2014 9:33:56 AM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: Jane Long

It’s a local winery - Lake Travis - and this champagne is jaw-dropping. About $16.

My stomach is in knots... Please, Lord, hear our prayers.


56 posted on 03/04/2014 9:36:11 AM PST by txhurl (Young the Giant, 'It's About Time')
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To: Jane Long

That’s because Olson is a former Cornball employee.


57 posted on 03/04/2014 9:41:17 AM PST by Theodore R. (Alas: TX Republicans to endorse Cornball and George P! Stay tuned March 4)
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To: who knows what evil?

People just vote for familiar names. If they were voting for ketchup, Heinz would defeat the HEB brand every time.


58 posted on 03/04/2014 9:42:27 AM PST by Theodore R. (Alas: TX Republicans to endorse Cornball and George P! Stay tuned March 4)
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To: txhurl

Fingers crossed... if things start looking good I’ll be at the store buying that Flat Creek Almond Champagne later.

Stuff is amazing.

**Yum, almond champagne..local one out here in CA is Wilson Creek, really good.
Watching closely from West coast - vote Cornhole out of there!


59 posted on 03/04/2014 9:42:29 AM PST by rainee (Her)
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To: Theodore R.

Yes, Olson is a Cornball crony. He’s learned well from his former boss...just play like you’re a conservative during campaign season.


60 posted on 03/04/2014 9:47:57 AM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: ken5050

Voted in Hill Country at about 10:30. There was only signage for local and county candidates; no statewide. Poll workers outnumbered voters. Two voters voting no Cornyn, No Dewhurst, No Bush.


61 posted on 03/04/2014 9:52:22 AM PST by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes EVERYTHING)
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To: ken5050

Stovall, Abbot, Person, Watts ping for later at work.

Voted last week.

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62 posted on 03/04/2014 10:32:36 AM PST by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Dust storm Friday, 80s Saturday, ice Sunday, teens yesterday, sunny and warming today. Beautiful day for an election, pretty much statewide.


63 posted on 03/04/2014 11:13:07 AM PST by Jedidah
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To: harpu

“AND, Texans will continue to look like fools for leavin’ this GOPe in office with some real GOP voice!”

At least you have some GOP fools holding office. They will vote the right way much of the time.

In Minnesota, my US Senators are Al Franken and Amy Klobuchar - both Dems. My governor is Mark Dayton, a heavily medicated trust funder Democrat.


64 posted on 03/04/2014 11:14:50 AM PST by MplsSteve
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To: Jane Long; All
Questions:

If some polls are kept open late, due to the weather, do they delay reporting all the results? How soon do you normally get results after the polls close? Also, what's the best website to check results as they come in?

65 posted on 03/04/2014 11:20:28 AM PST by ken5050 (I fear a world run by adults who were never spanked as kids and got trophies just for participating)
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To: Old Retired Army Guy

Karl, is that you?


66 posted on 03/04/2014 11:29:14 AM PST by Uncle Miltie (Mohammed was a pedophile and Islam is a Totalitarian Death Cult.)
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To: ken5050
Texas Secretary of State 2014 Primary Election Results
67 posted on 03/04/2014 11:34:03 AM PST by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes EVERYTHING)
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To: Jedidah

What state are you in? It’s 36º and raining, just outside of Houston, right now. It looks like it’s supposed to get down to 36º between now and 4p. Then, it will go up to a balmy 37º... and showers, from 5p - 10p (or, til polls close).


68 posted on 03/04/2014 11:36:41 AM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: Paine in the Neck; ken5050

Thanks for the results link, Paine ;)


69 posted on 03/04/2014 11:37:33 AM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: Paine in the Neck; ken5050

Question: if Stockman forces Cornyn into a runoff, then quits the race, is there still a runoff? Between Cornyn and the one that came in below Stockman’s count?


70 posted on 03/04/2014 11:39:09 AM PST by txhurl (Young the Giant, 'It's About Time')
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To: txhurl
Question: if Stockman forces Cornyn into a runoff, then quits the race, is there still a runoff? Between Cornyn and the one that came in below Stockman’s count?

Good question. I don't know the answer, though. This is the relevant election code but a quick skim didn't reveal anything on point of your what-if.

71 posted on 03/04/2014 11:47:13 AM PST by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes EVERYTHING)
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To: servantboy777

Cornyn is establishment. Establishment is a cuss word in Texas . I think its 50/50 for a runoff. There is tremendous reaction in Texas to his failure to defund obamacare and run and hide.The small turn out means die hard conservatives win because they are more motivated. Cornyn is ban news.


72 posted on 03/04/2014 11:52:30 AM PST by SADMILLIE
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To: Bear_in_RoseBear

There are no Republicans in the Austin Metro— Maybe 2?


73 posted on 03/04/2014 11:59:20 AM PST by SADMILLIE
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To: SADMILLIE

I’ve read a few articles this morning & listening to Patriot..according to media, Cornhole is going to sail through primary.


74 posted on 03/04/2014 12:09:13 PM PST by rainee (Her)
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To: rainee

Do you believe that?


75 posted on 03/04/2014 12:35:19 PM PST by txhurl (Young the Giant, 'It's About Time')
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To: txhurl
For Reference

2014 Primary Schedule
Texas March 4, 2014
Illinois March 18, 2014
Indiana May 6, 2014
North Carolina May 6, 2014
Ohio May 6, 2014
Nebraska May 13, 2014
West Virginia May 13, 2014
Arkansas May 20, 2014
Georgia May 20, 2014
Idaho May 20, 2014
Kentucky May 20, 2014
Oregon May 20, 2014
Pennsylvania May 20, 2014
Alabama June 3, 2014
California June 3, 2014
Iowa June 3, 2014
Mississippi June 3, 2014
Montana June 3, 2014
New Jersey June 3, 2014
New Mexico June 3, 2014
South Dakota June 3, 2014
Maine June 10, 2014
Nevada June 10, 2014
North Dakota June 10, 2014
South Carolina June 10, 2014
Virginia June 10, 2014
Colorado June 24, 2014
Maryland June 24, 2014
New York June 24, 2014
Oklahoma June 24, 2014
Utah June 24, 2014
Kansas August 5, 2014
Michigan August 5, 2014
Missouri August 5, 2014
Washington August 5, 2014
Tennessee August 7, 2014
Hawaii August 9, 2014
Connecticut August 12, 2014
Minnesota August 12, 2014
Wisconsin August 12, 2014
Alaska August 19, 2014
Wyoming August 19, 2014
Arizona August 26, 2014
Florida August 26, 2014
Vermont August 26, 2014
Delaware September 9, 2014
Massachusetts September 9, 2014
New Hampshire September 9, 2014
Rhode Island September 9, 2014
Louisiana No Primary
In Louisiana all candidates appear on the November General Election Ballot, with the top two in a runoff in December if no one gets 50%+1...

76 posted on 03/04/2014 12:43:35 PM PST by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: txhurl

No, media fluff..the fact that they’re already calling it tells me the opposite.


77 posted on 03/04/2014 12:44:35 PM PST by rainee (Her)
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To: rainee

That’s what I’m hoping, too. After Cuccinelli’s loss I am really not ready for any more bad news.


78 posted on 03/04/2014 12:47:17 PM PST by txhurl (Young the Giant, 'It's About Time')
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To: txhurl

Just went past two polling (predominantly Pubbie) places and they were packed, FWIW.


79 posted on 03/04/2014 12:47:54 PM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: rainee

the fact that they’re already calling it


Or the fix is in.


80 posted on 03/04/2014 12:48:29 PM PST by txhurl (Young the Giant, 'It's About Time')
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To: BigEdLB

Thank you for the schedule. As Texans, we’re somewhat responsible for how the rest of the primaries pan out, it is imperative we give our TEA brothers and sisters in those primaries some confidence and morale-boost.


81 posted on 03/04/2014 12:50:47 PM PST by txhurl (Young the Giant, 'It's About Time')
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To: Jane Long

It’s a big state ;-)

You’re getting a down-south version of what we had. Compared to below zero windchills yesterday, 30s do indeed seem balmy.

And 70s again by Friday.


82 posted on 03/04/2014 12:51:39 PM PST by Jedidah
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To: txhurl

If one of two runoff candidates drops out, the one standing is the automatic nominee.


83 posted on 03/04/2014 1:01:46 PM PST by Theodore R. (Alas: TX Republicans to endorse Cornball and George P! Stay tuned March 4)
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To: txhurl

I hope not! just reading his Facebook posts alone tells me people are pissed & voting for anyone but him.
Find it hard to believe he avoids runoff but...guess won’t know until later.


84 posted on 03/04/2014 1:03:03 PM PST by rainee (Her)
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To: Theodore R.

Sez who?


85 posted on 03/04/2014 1:04:47 PM PST by txhurl (Young the Giant, 'It's About Time')
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To: ken5050

It would be grand if Cornyn didn’t even make it to the runoff. Is that hoping too much?


86 posted on 03/04/2014 1:17:12 PM PST by FourtySeven (47)
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To: txhurl
LOL I am in Cali... I am in the desert.... There is a municipal election in Long Beach where I am, and there is hope in my district... But one cannot fix things on her own, but at least, if Stacy Mungo wins, there would be a start

http://www.meetup.com/Long-Beach-Young-Republicans/members/13208042/
87 posted on 03/04/2014 1:19:06 PM PST by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: FourtySeven

If there are exit polls, will that rascally Drudge post them?


88 posted on 03/04/2014 1:27:31 PM PST by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: ken5050

bkmk


89 posted on 03/04/2014 1:29:40 PM PST by lonevoice (We can evade reality, but we cannot evade the consequences of evading reality)
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To: Uncle Miltie

Heh!


90 posted on 03/04/2014 1:45:25 PM PST by prairiebreeze (Don't be afraid to see what you see. -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: ken5050

Just voted in Collin County, north of Dallas. Several candidates lurking outside, shaking hands, having conversations. Nothing I overheard was pro-Rat or pro-GOPe, it was all conservative instead of Republican or Rat.

Inside I had to wait for a machine to open up. There was probably 30-40 people inside. Almost everyone went to the Republican tables. I just saw two go to the Rat side, old guy with a cane, and one of Holder’s people. The voting location is close to my house, and the parking lot has been busy all day when I drove by.

Got my vote in for Stovall, Abott, Patrick, Paxton etc.

Also voted for expansion of religious liberty and 2A rights, and for the repeal of Ocare.


91 posted on 03/04/2014 1:45:27 PM PST by Ironfocus
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To: txhurl

As the late Walter Conkite, used to say, “That’s the way it is”. If a runoof candidate withdraws, the race automatically ends. Never does a third contender move up to a runoff position.


92 posted on 03/04/2014 1:47:15 PM PST by Theodore R. (Alas: TX Republicans to endorse Cornball and George P! Stay tuned March 4)
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To: Ironfocus

Did you vote for George P.?


93 posted on 03/04/2014 1:48:05 PM PST by Theodore R. (Alas: TX Republicans to endorse Cornball and George P! Stay tuned March 4)
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To: BigEdLB

There are usually no exit polls except in presidential primaries. The establishment forces do not consider this a significant primary.


94 posted on 03/04/2014 1:48:59 PM PST by Theodore R. (Alas: TX Republicans to endorse Cornball and George P! Stay tuned March 4)
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To: FourtySeven

Yes, the establishment controls TX; Cruz is a diversion.


95 posted on 03/04/2014 1:49:55 PM PST by Theodore R. (Alas: TX Republicans to endorse Cornball and George P! Stay tuned March 4)
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To: Theodore R.

No, voted for Watts for the Land Office.


96 posted on 03/04/2014 1:51:24 PM PST by Ironfocus
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We missed early voting so went basically when the polls opened this morning. At that time there was one RAT woman voting and hubby and me. They were having problems with one of the machines but it was a machine on the RAT side, so who knows?

A man walked in and told the poll worker that he didn’t want to declare either party, he wanted to be able to vote for candidates in both parties.


97 posted on 03/04/2014 1:55:44 PM PST by prairiebreeze (Don't be afraid to see what you see. -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: Theodore R.
Still trolling with your negative crap, I see.

/johnny

98 posted on 03/04/2014 2:07:03 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Do you know about drop-outs in primaries? Would the one that didn’t drop out automatically become the winner? That doesn’t seem legal, what if the one that dropped out was, say, comatized today or before the runoff?


99 posted on 03/04/2014 2:18:22 PM PST by txhurl (Young the Giant, 'It's About Time')
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To: txhurl; Marcella
Whoever the top 2 vote getters are go to run-off if no-one gets 50%+. Doesn't matter if they are in a coma.

That's my understanding.

Marcella is the Texas elections instructor. She may have better information than I do.

/johnny

100 posted on 03/04/2014 2:21:01 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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