Trump is a genius, a genius, I tell you, for focusing on “caravans” and demonizing Latinos instead of talking about the economy.
Biggest change that I'm seeing in NYT/Siena polls: Latino-heavy CD's looking much more favorable for Dems (CA-10, FL-26, FL-27, CA-39). https://t.co/vlcZJWeeWN
— amy walter (@amyewalter) October 26, 2018
If you haven’t voted yet, make a voting plan. My plan is to vote right after I drop the baby off at daycare. It’s right on my way to work.
About six years ago, I didn’t vote in a Democratic primary. I just figured I’d vote at some point, and then I got busy, and I’d read the candidate I liked was up 35 points in the polls. My candidate lost and now Rochester has a corrupt, crypto-Republican (and not even that crypto, frankly) mayor. Now I make a plan.
We already hit our goal for the Balloon Juice More More More Fund but I think it’s a great place to make a difference if you’re in a giving mood. It’s split between 47 candidates suggested by readers, nearly all of them second or third tier. You can give to just one or two to reduce mailing lists.
Update. Send some postcards to voters.
Florida Man arrested in connection with bombs.
Limbaugh told me it was a hoax; how could an arrest have been made? Rush wouldn’t lie to me, would he?
My plan is to fill out my ballot this weekend and mail it Monday. I will also encourage Mr. greengoblin to fill out his.
Thanks for the cautionary tale. It illustrates the importance of treating voting with the importance it deserves.
Here’s a WA Supreme Court race that’s been under the radar. Unqualified deep stater Choi running against incumbent Gonzalez. http://www.nwnewsnetwork.org/post/deep-state-or-deep-sixed-washington-supreme-court-race-s-getting-buried
It’s Heidi Heitkamp and Antonio Delgado Weekend.
Heitkamp PostCards have to be in the mail Monday.
Delgado must be mailed Wednesday.
Heitkamp is a script you just have to copy.
Delgado is an opportunity to be creative and forceful with True Blue Dems.
If you haven’t done any PostCards for BJ Candidates, it’s a good weekend to start.
Election Day is 11 days away. I can deal with emails from dozens of campaigns for 11 more days.
My wife and I are both teleworking on Election Day. At lunch, we’ll drive down to the polling place (<5 minutes from our house) and cast our votes.
I'll be chipping in to this list tonight as part of my final round of contributions. (Giving to the Dem gov candidates in KS and SD as well – KS because of family connections, and because the Dem has a chance, and because Kris Kobach is the most vile Republican on the ballot anywhere this year.)
Florida early voting varies by county. Mine is low population so there is one site, the county courthouse. 9am to 6pm every day including sunday till Nov. 4th. closed the 5th, regular the 6th. I intend to vote this weekend. Researching judges now. If I have any issues i can rush home from work any day next week or even next weekend. This weekend is safe though. Yesterday I was having some flu symptoms, so I didn’t get my research done. that is the kind of life event that can derail regular voting.
this is the first time I have been getting texts from Florida democrats to vote. Most of them have a wrong # and are trying to reach my sister. I don’t tell them that, she already gets enough calls. I am introverted enough that I don’t even like strangers texting me. AARP is also sending flyers and emails about it’s issues.
Good on ya for coming clean about this, showing others how it can happen & being a model of how to Do Better.
I’ll share with the class also: In the 2002 midterms, I didn’t vote. The process to get an absentee ballot in my state of residence (moved 5/01) required me to get our vehicles titled & registered in our new-ish state, which we had not yet completed. The outcome wasn’t affected in my new district (that’s why we moved, to assort with other like minded people) or OH-9. But that election, looking back at the Iraq war, was in fact the right time to register my contempt for the trend in the GOP. And I failed.
This afternoon we vote! We grew a whole new Democrat in the meantime, and she’s driving her parents to early voting.
I’m a Democratic precinct captain, so Election Day is the one day of the year I see the sunrise. I’ll be outside my polling place setting up before it opens, and I’ll vote after my opening two hour shift. (Or sooner if there’s a lull during the first two hours, but I don’t think that’s going to happen this year, even though neither of our candidates is in any danger.)
@MazeDancer: Thanks for doing so much.
With my handwriting, I am having trouble copying the script onto the postcard. And I confess I reordered some small things on a few cards, like moving farmers a little further up. I hope I can get through the few dozen I signed up for and then have more fun with the Delgado ones.
I hope these help!
And yes my voting plan is to go to the polls after the after-school pickup. Have to get to work before the polling station opens in the morning.
Thanks. Made a contribution. Bookmarked this page so I can come back and make a few more whenever I get cranky over next few days.
Senator Professor Warren emailed me to fill out my voting plan; it’s the same as the past 11 years:
Pick up WarriorGirl from school at 3 pm.
If it’s warm, drive straight home, drop off our backpacks/bags, and then walk up the hill to the police station.
If it’s cold, drive straight to the police station.
Go inside, check in for my paper ballot, everyone greeting WarriorGirl and saying how they remember her back in the stroller.
Check out and have the ballot scanned.
Walk or drive home.
If you have kids, seriously, from birth through 5th grade, take them with you to vote. It’s the thing my parents did (through 6th for us, I went to Junior High in 7th rather than Middle School in 6th), and all 4 of us vote in every damn election, even the special election in May for the school committee member who moved out of town.
And yes, HerrDoktor has a plan, but it’s either to-or-from work, dependent upon which end of the day has a scheduled meeting.
I sent $50 by mistake to the whole list… after I’d done all those unsubscribes! So I sent another $50 to the two PA candidates I’m working for.
@FlyingToaster: I hadn’t thought about it in years, but I do have vivid memories of going with my mother when she voted – our polling place was in the gym at my elementary school. I remember thinking it looked so mysterious and cool – what was she doing in there, in that little booth with the curtains like a puppet stage?! I couldn’t wait to find out!
Made my final contributions: a baker’s dozen off the list, plus a decent chunk each to Kristen Carlson, the Dem candidate in FL-15 which is a fucking tossup and she’d represent my in-laws if she wins, and Laura Kelly, the Dem candidate for governor of Kansas, because Kansas is special to me for personal reasons, and because Kelly has a real chance to retire the loathsome Kris Kobach.
Now it’s postcard time.