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  • Some voters opted for Mickey Mouse in bitter US Senate race [AL]

    12/30/2017 9:02:17 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 138 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 30, 2017 1:04 PM EST
    Mickey Mouse. Nick Saban. Any Other Republican. Those were some of names that got write-in votes in the Alabama Senate election as voters suggested their own alternatives to Sen.-elect Doug Jones and Republican Roy Moore in the Alabama Senate race. An unusually high number of voters — 22,852 people, or 1.6 percent of the 1.3 million people who went to the polls — opted for a write-in candidates, sometimes showing their humor and frustration along the way. “Anyone Else,” “Neither,” and “Any Other Republican” were among the written submissions. Many of the submission were more serious as some voters followed...
  • Roy Moore Sues to Block Certification of Alabama Senate Election Results

    12/28/2017 6:15:18 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 73 replies
    The New York Slimes ^ | DEC. 28, 2017 | Alan Blinder
    MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Roy S. Moore, the first Republican to lose a United States Senate race in Alabama in 25 years, moved late Wednesday to block state officials from certifying the victory of his Democratic rival on Thursday afternoon because of “systematic voter fraud.” In a complaint filed in the circuit court here in Alabama’s capital, Mr. Moore’s campaign argued that such fraud had tainted the Dec. 12 special election, which Mr. Moore lost to Doug Jones by fewer than 22,000 votes, and that the Alabama authorities had inadequately investigated claims of misconduct. If the election is prematurely certified, Mr....
  • Sen. McConnell mocks Steve Bannon's 'political genius'

    12/22/2017 6:13:09 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 41 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 22, 2017 12:35 PM EST | Alan Fram
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell used a holiday season press conference Friday to deliver a lump of coal to Steve Bannon, mocking the former White House adviser’s “political genius” for costing Republicans an Alabama Senate seat. McConnell, R-Ky., made the remark 10 days after the Bannon-backed Roy Moore lost a special election to Doug Jones, giving Democrats their first victory in an Alabama Senate race in a quarter century. Moore faced multiple allegations of improper conduct with teenagers decades ago and touted extremist views that repelled many women and minorities. “The political genius on display, throwing away a seat in...
  • After Alabama, abortion may be backseat issue in 2018 races

    12/17/2017 10:17:41 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 16, 2017 11:57 AM EST | Bill Barrow
    Alabama, one of the most conservative states in the country, with one of the most evangelical electorates, is sending an abortion-rights supporter to the U.S. Senate, despite GOP efforts to paint Democrat Doug Jones as an unacceptable extremist on the issue. Certainly, any analysis of what Jones’ upset over Roy Moore means for other races involves a caveat: The Republican nominee was twice ousted from the state Supreme Court and stood accused of sexual misconduct with minors, baggage that gave Jones an opening in a state that hadn’t elected a Democratic senator since 1992. Yet Jones could not have won...
  • G.O.P. Establishment Declares Open Season on a Weakened Bannon

    12/16/2017 9:28:58 PM PST · by Trump_vs_Evil_Witch · 71 replies
    New York Times ^ | Dec. 15, 2017 | Jeremy W. Peters
    A small group of conservative leaders had gathered in the Trump International Hotel last week for a friendly discussion about the year that was ending and their priorities for the year to come, when Stephen K. Bannon spoke up. “I’m not going to name names,” he snapped, looking around the room as he complained about being left virtually alone to defend Roy S. Moore, accused of sexually molesting and assaulting teenage girls, while the Republican leadership and Democrats bludgeoned the Alabama Senate candidate. “If we want to win,” he added, according to three people who were in the room, “We...
  • Efforts to get African American voters to the polls paid off for Doug Jones

    12/15/2017 1:51:32 AM PST · by Zakeet · 50 replies
    NBC News ^ | December 13, 2017 | Muriel Bailey
    U.S. senate elect Doug Jones won big with the African American vote. According to the Washington post Jones got 96% of the African American vote. 93% of the men voted for him. African American women led the vote at 98% DeJuana Thompson helped organize a program called "Woke Vote." Organizers targeted hundreds of African American churches, businesses and college students at HBCUs (Historically Black College & Universities) statewide. "We're talking about making sure that every HBCU had a campus coordinator," Thompson said. "We gave them buttons T-shirt's some of the students did a study Jam for 'Woke Vote' and they...
  • GOP hopes Alabama loss is wakeup call for Trump White House

    12/13/2017 5:23:23 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 92 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 13, 2017 8:01 PM EST | Zeke Miller
    President Donald Trump managed to endorse two different losing candidates in the same Senate race, a setback that is highlighting an experience deficit within the White House political team. […] Republicans in Washington and around the country say a bungled approach to the race — in which the president wagered his party’s moral authority with nothing to show for it — should serve as a wakeup call for the administration going into what is sure to be a challenging midterm election year. “This White House is not working on all cylinders,” said Ari Fleischer, who served as press secretary to...
  • Alabama Senate victor Doug Jones a civil rights champion

    12/13/2017 4:33:11 PM PST · by MarvinStinson · 38 replies
    yahoo ^ | December 13, 2017
    Doug Jones, the Democrat who pulled off a stunning upset victory in Alabama's nail-biter Senate contest on Tuesday, is considered a champion for civil rights in a state that played a seminal role in the 1960s movement for racial equality. Jones' supporters erupted in cheers and jubilation as it became clear their portly, balding candidate had become the first Alabama Democrat to win a US Senate seat in 25 years. It came at the bitter end of a vitriolic campaign centered on Jones's Republican rival, Roy Moore, a Christian conservative accused of preying on teenage girls years before. Moore was...
  • GOP's Shelby played key role in Alabama Democrat's victory

    12/13/2017 3:48:28 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 57 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 13, 2017 6:00 PM EST | Matthew Daly
    Credit six-term Republican Sen. Richard Shelby for Democrat Doug Jones’ shocking win in Alabama, senators from both parties said Wednesday. Shelby, Alabama’s senior senator and the state’s most influential official, publicly opposed GOP nominee Roy Moore and declared before the election that ”the state of Alabama deserves better” than a former judge accused of sexual contact with teenage girls decades ago. A former Democrat, Shelby, 83, announced weeks before the election that he had already cast an absentee ballot for another, unspecified Republican, even as President Donald Trump and other prominent state Republicans stood up for Moore. “I give the...
  • Judge Roy Moore DEMANDS a RECOUNT

    12/13/2017 10:32:44 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 151 replies
    ...after AP Calls Alabama Race for Democrat Doug Jones
  • Vanity - Roy Moore pulls a Hillary Clinton disappearance act and loses.

    12/13/2017 6:02:08 AM PST · by JLAGRAYFOX · 102 replies
    Politics is a bloodsport...but, it is also a people contact sport. When I learned back a week or so ago, that Judge Roy Moore was not out campaigning in public...I knew this political game for Moore was over or, at least on a dangling, dangerous lifeline. One of the many major reasons that Democrat, Hillary Clinton lost her POTUS run to Donald J. Trump is that she literally stopped major campaign activity starting in August, 2016...a big, major mistake. Pressing the flesh of voters is an absolute must and, Doug Jones did exactly that many times over. Roy Moore did...
  • Alabama Secretary of State Election Results Dec 12, 2017

    12/13/2017 4:47:57 AM PST · by marktwain · 60 replies
    alabamavotes.gov ^ | 12 December, 2017 | Secretary of State of Alabama
    Total Ballots Cast: 1,346,147 Total Registered Voters: 3,326,812 Voter Turnout: 40.46% Counties Reported: 67 of 67 Last Updated: 12/12/2017 10:46:17 PM The election results presented on these pages are unofficial and presented as a courtesy of the Alabama Secretary of State and Alabama’s Probate Judges. The accuracy of the election results is the responsibility of the Probate Judge for each county reporting.     Percent Votes Doug Jones (DEM) 49.92% 671,151 Roy S. Moore (REP) 48.38% 650,436 Write-In 1.69% 22,780       1,344,367
  • Flake on Jones victory: 'Decency wins'

    12/13/2017 4:18:55 AM PST · by x1stcav · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/12/17 | Brett Samuels
    Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) responded to Democrat Doug Jones’s victory Tuesday in the Alabama Senate race by saying “Decency wins.” Flake, who has announced he will not seek reelection in 2018, was a vocal critic of Republican candidate Roy Moore. Moore was plagued during the campaign by allegations of sexual misconduct, including accusations that he made advances on teenagers when he was in his 30s. Flake wrote Jones’s campaign a $100 check, writing “Country over Party” in the memo line. Flake pointed to Moore’s past remarks that Muslims should not serve in Congress as an indicator he is “unfit” for...
  • Steve Bannon Blamed, Mocked After Roy Moore Loss

    12/13/2017 3:25:08 AM PST · by x1stcav · 38 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12/12/17 | Peter Hasson
    Breitbart CEO Steve Bannon was widely mocked in political circles following Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore’s humiliating loss in the deep-red state of Alabama. Bannon was one of Moore’s earliest supporters and campaigned in Alabama for the scandal-plagued candidate. In the primary run-off, Bannon backed Moore over President Trump’s preferred candidate, Republican Sen. Luther Strange. (RELATED: WSJ Editorial: Bannon May Be Rooting For Republicans To Lose The Senate) “Luther Strange would have won in a landslide… Just too much crazy in nerve racking times,” influential news kingpin Matt Drudge wrote on Twitter following Moore’s loss. “There IS a limit!”
  • Doug Jones Beats Roy Moore In Alabama Senate Election | True News

    12/12/2017 9:18:18 PM PST · by GraceG · 32 replies
    Stefan Molyneux ^ | Stefan Molyneux
    As the future of the United States of America hangs in the balance, the Republicans predictably cowered to the latest Democrat smear attempts in the Alabama Senate election. After being political abandoned by the Republican party and many mainstream pundits, Judge Roy Moore lost the Alabama Senate election in an upset to Democrat Doug Jones.
  • Vanity - Turnout, Turnout, Turnout....vote for Judge, Roy Moore. [LIVE THREAD]

    12/12/2017 2:00:51 AM PST · by JLAGRAYFOX · 295 replies
    It's really quite simple.....An American citizen, woman or man, is innocent until proven guilty by a judge, jury of their peers and a solid conviction of said accused crime. Allegations & Accusations carry no meaning whatsoever, until they are duly proven to be true & factual in a recognized court of law. If women voice a charge of crime or sexual abuse, then they must follow those charges through and file criminal charges and/or law suits in a recognized court of law. They have not done this, so their outburst of sexual abuse carry neither weight or merit. Alabama, voters,...
  • Media Maneuvers to Manipulate Alabama Voters (Trunc.)

    12/11/2017 5:22:07 PM PST · by libstripper · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Dec. 11, 2017 | Sundance
    Fox News is back in action with the single most ridiculous, psy-op engineered, agenda polls in the last several years…. and coming from a CTH community that has reviewed hundreds of media polls in the past 5 years, that’s quite a statement. Consider:
  • New EmersonCollege Poll: Moore +9

    12/11/2017 7:04:41 AM PST · by TexasGurl24 · 121 replies
    Twitter ^ | 12/11/17 | Emerson College
    Shocking new @EmersonCollege POLL: @realDonaldTrump endorsement making huge impact as #RoyMoore is now in great position for Tuesday #ALSen election.
  • Trump: ‘If Alabama Elects Liberal Doug Jones’ Pro-American Immigration Agenda ‘Will Be Stopped Cold’

    12/11/2017 4:52:39 AM PST · by x1stcav · 5 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/10/17 | John Binder
    President Trump is warning Alabama voters against voting for Democrat Doug Jones in the Alabama Senate election this week, saying in a robocall that Jones in the United States Senate would be a blow to his “America First” immigration agenda. In a robocall for populist conservative Roy Moore, Trump pleaded with Alabama voters to support his pro-American immigration agenda — which includes building a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, deporting illegal aliens, punishing sanctuary cities that harbor criminal illegal aliens, opposing amnesty and reducing legal immigration levels to benefit American workers — by opposing Jones in the December 12 election....
  • Obama Records Robocall For Doug Jones

    12/10/2017 9:43:36 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 49 replies
    Former President Barack Obama recorded a get-out-the-vote call for Democratic Alabama Senate candidate Doug Jones, the New York Times reports. The former president is just the latest prominent liberal to aid Jones’ special election campaign. Democratic New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker has campaigned in Alabama for Jones, while other Democratic senators have fundraised on Jones’ behalf. Jones’ campaign advisers were still unsure on Sunday night about whether they would actually use the taped call from Obama, amid fears that the former president’s endorsement could backfire and hurt Jones, according to the NYT .