Skip to comments.Discussion Thread: Texas Primary Today (3-4-14) ..first hand reports, observations, comments..
Posted on 03/04/2014 7:00:48 AM PST by ken5050
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Watching and waiting here in Oklahoma.....
I have a full bottle of scotch I may have to open later...
Great question...he/she is also a cheerleader for RINO Midge McConnell, too...all while jumping in to bash Ted Cruz. Hmmmmm.
Never tried it. I’ll have to look for some...hoping we’ll have several things to celebrate ;)
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.
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.
That’s because Olson is a former Cornball employee.
People just vote for familiar names. If they were voting for ketchup, Heinz would defeat the HEB brand every time.
Fingers crossed... if things start looking good Ill 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!
Yes, Olson is a Cornball crony. He’s learned well from his former boss...just play like you’re a conservative during campaign season.
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.
Stovall, Abbot, Person, Watts ping for later at work.
Voted last week.
Dust storm Friday, 80s Saturday, ice Sunday, teens yesterday, sunny and warming today. Beautiful day for an election, pretty much statewide.
“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.
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?
Karl, is that you?
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).
Thanks for the results link, Paine ;)
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.
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.
There are no Republicans in the Austin Metro— Maybe 2?
I’ve read a few articles this morning & listening to Patriot..according to media, Cornhole is going to sail through primary.
Do you believe that?
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No, media fluff..the fact that they’re already calling it tells me the opposite.
That’s what I’m hoping, too. After Cuccinelli’s loss I am really not ready for any more bad news.
Just went past two polling (predominantly Pubbie) places and they were packed, FWIW.
the fact that theyre already calling it
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.
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.
If one of two runoff candidates drops out, the one standing is the automatic nominee.
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.
It would be grand if Cornyn didn’t even make it to the runoff. Is that hoping too much?
If there are exit polls, will that rascally Drudge post them?
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.
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.
Did you vote for George P.?
There are usually no exit polls except in presidential primaries. The establishment forces do not consider this a significant primary.
Yes, the establishment controls TX; Cruz is a diversion.
No, voted for Watts for the Land Office.
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.
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?
That's my understanding.
Marcella is the Texas elections instructor. She may have better information than I do.