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Re: 2018 Midterm Elections Coverage

Postby Pfhorrest » Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:12 pm UTC

I had no idea until this election cycle that people elsewhere have to wait in ridiculous long lines to vote. I've been voting by mail for a long while now, but even in the couple of elections I've had to vote in person, there was never any line at all, I just walked into a polling place and up to an empty booth.

I'm wondering if there's some kind of map of places that have shitty inconvenient voting? I know Oregon and I think Washington are all vote-by-mail, and I'm in California. Just from that sample, my gut instinct is to say it's shitty red states that have shitty inconvenient voting, but I'm curious to know for sure.

My normally ridiculously busy job has been super dead for most of the day today, and I'm wondering if that might be because all our customers are out standing in line to vote somewhere.
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Re: 2018 Midterm Elections Coverage

Postby LaserGuy » Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:24 pm UTC

Pfhorrest wrote:I had no idea until this election cycle that people elsewhere have to wait in ridiculous long lines to vote. I've been voting by mail for a long while now, but even in the couple of elections I've had to vote in person, there was never any line at all, I just walked into a polling place and up to an empty booth.

I'm wondering if there's some kind of map of places that have shitty inconvenient voting? I know Oregon and I think Washington are all vote-by-mail, and I'm in California. Just from that sample, my gut instinct is to say it's shitty red states that have shitty inconvenient voting, but I'm curious to know for sure.


Well, my understanding is that low turnout is generally favorable to Republicans, so I expect you'll see such things happening primarily in districts that Republicans want to win in and have control of.

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Re: 2018 Midterm Elections Coverage

Postby sardia » Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:47 pm UTC

It can be a combination of poor planning, maliciousness (closing consolidating voting areas), and surge in turnout. Some areas (with high turnout and rich white) have more resources dedicated to voting.

My state does have a mail in ballot, I think, but I wasn't sure how it worked. Like I got a mail that told me to request a mail in ballot. I'll try to do mail in next year. *Puts in calendar

I did finish voting after an hour of standing, and then celebrated with fancy burgers and fries.

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Re: 2018 Midterm Elections Coverage

Postby Opus_723 » Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:25 am UTC

sardia wrote:It can be a combination of poor planning, maliciousness (closing consolidating voting areas), and surge in turnout. Some areas (with high turnout and rich white) have more resources dedicated to voting.

My state does have a mail in ballot, I think, but I wasn't sure how it worked. Like I got a mail that told me to request a mail in ballot. I'll try to do mail in next year. *Puts in calendar

I did finish voting after an hour of standing, and then celebrated with fancy burgers and fries.


In the Northwest mail-in is even easier than that. You don't have to request a ballot, they just send you one a few weeks ahead of time if you're registered, along with you guide booklet. All you have to do is get it back into a mailbox at some point.

To be fair, I don't actually know what the process is if you don't have a mailing address.

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Re: 2018 Midterm Elections Coverage

Postby Dauric » Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:51 am UTC

Opus_723 wrote:In the Northwest mail-in is even easier than that. You don't have to request a ballot, they just send you one a few weeks ahead of time if you're registered, along with you guide booklet. All you have to do is get it back into a mailbox at some point.

To be fair, I don't actually know what the process is if you don't have a mailing address.


This is the same in Colorado. Got my ballot in early/mid October Mailed in my ballot a couple of weeks ago.
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Re: 2018 Midterm Elections Coverage

Postby Pfhorrest » Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:52 am UTC

I found an old (2014) Vox article with an outdated, incomplete, and by their own admission based-on-shaky-info map of how long it takes to vote in different states:

https://www.vox.com/2014/10/9/6951251/m ... e-by-state

Would love to see something like that, but newer and better.
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Re: 2018 Midterm Elections Coverage

Postby CorruptUser » Wed Nov 07, 2018 1:20 am UTC

What I've seen is that the Delgado campaign was convincing people down in NYC with second homes in the catskills to switch their primary residence to vote there. I'm not sure how I should feel about that. I mean, yeah, they own property and they can legally do that, but they are basically overriding the locals' votes in such a situation.

That got me thinking, what is the bare minimum for "overflow" voting? Like, if a tech company in SF has some sort of initiative to allow its employees to timeshare a cardboard box in Wyoming as their primary residence in order to evade California taxes "relax", what's the bare minimum cost per vote? What's the absolute bare minimum cost to vote in another state?

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Re: 2018 Midterm Elections Coverage

Postby sardia » Wed Nov 07, 2018 2:45 am UTC

CorruptUser wrote:What I've seen is that the Delgado campaign was convincing people down in NYC with second homes in the catskills to switch their primary residence to vote there. I'm not sure how I should feel about that. I mean, yeah, they own property and they can legally do that, but they are basically overriding the locals' votes in such a situation.

That got me thinking, what is the bare minimum for "overflow" voting? Like, if a tech company in SF has some sort of initiative to allow its employees to timeshare a cardboard box in Wyoming as their primary residence in order to evade California taxes "relax", what's the bare minimum cost per vote? What's the absolute bare minimum cost to vote in another state?

It would only matter in cities that are using NIMBY to crowd out higher density residential zones, and rich elites trying to swing rural small states like Dakotas, Montana, and Wyoming. That's the best bang for your buck.

Just checked into the 538 blog, and the blue mega wave isn't here. So it's gonna be a long night. Heitkamp is probably gonna lose. She's down 20 points with 14% reporting. "It’s a very rough night for Democrats in very Trumpy areas."

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Re: 2018 Midterm Elections Coverage

Postby Pfhorrest » Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:02 am UTC

538 just called the House for Dems.

https://fivethirtyeight.com/live-blog/2 ... -coverage/

Woo!
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Re: 2018 Midterm Elections Coverage

Postby sardia » Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:39 am UTC

Pfhorrest wrote:538 just called the House for Dems.

https://fivethirtyeight.com/live-blog/2 ... -coverage/

Woo!

It shows a lot of Democratic losses in the Senate, on the bad end of the curve. Ugh. I wonder which groups came back to the Democrats. For the progressives, I'm sorry the country treated this like a normal midterm with normal results; was hoping for an above average rebuke of Trump. We'll see if that changes tomorrow.

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Postby Thesh » Wed Nov 07, 2018 5:03 am UTC

At least we got a gay governor in Colorado.
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Re: 2018 Midterm Elections Coverage

Postby CorruptUser » Wed Nov 07, 2018 5:07 am UTC

So far, 4 Senate seats have been flipped; all from D to R. FL, ND, IN, MO. Night is still young, but the Big Blue Wave is less "tsunami" and more "kid splashing in pool".

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Re: 2018 Midterm Elections Coverage

Postby Sableagle » Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:16 am UTC

Just seen on YouTube: Democrats take control of House, CNN projects

Democrats are now in charge of ... ? Why does the House even have CNN projects?
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Re: 2018 Midterm Elections Coverage

Postby Pfhorrest » Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:49 am UTC

You're misreading the grammar.

The dems are now in charge of both House projects and, separately, CNN projects.
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Re: 2018 Midterm Elections Coverage

Postby Zamfir » Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:57 am UTC

House did projects for CNN in one of those later seasons, when the writers were desperately wringing a bit more from the concept.

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Re: 2018 Midterm Elections Coverage

Postby orthogon » Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:14 am UTC

Pfhorrest wrote:You're misreading the grammar.

The dems are now in charge of both House projects and, separately, CNN projects.

I've mentioned this before, but over here, headline writers never use a comma to stand for "and". I always do a double-take when I see that in a US paper.

This seems to be one of those elections where both sides won, or both lost, depending on your disposition. We had one of those last year.
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Re: 2018 Midterm Elections Coverage

Postby Opus_723 » Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:57 am UTC

So the popular vote margin looks to be around 8-9% for the Democrats (might change), with a result of something like 227 seats (not settled yet, just going off the 538 projection now that things are slowing down for the night).

Comparing that to 2010, when the Republican party won the vote by 6.8% and ended up with.... 242 seats.

*sigh*

I get that the Senate has always amplified rural votes, but my impression has always been that the House was really meant to align more or less with the popular vote. I don't expect it to be perfectly in sync, but this seems a bit ridiculous.

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Re: 2018 Midterm Elections Coverage

Postby Plasma_Wolf » Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:40 am UTC

You can see the effect of gerrymandering. The GOP has done a lot in the last district changing, far more than the democrats, which is the main reason for the difficulties.

This is 538's proportional district redrawing. 174 regularly blue districts, 179 regularly red districts. It doesn't tell exactly what nationwide lead the Democrats should have in order to get all the purple districts, but I'd think you get them with the 8-9% lead. Then the Democrats would have 254 in total.
https://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/redistricting-maps/#Proportional

The current map would give 168-72-195, getting all purple districts would give the Democrats 240 seats. So the Democrats haven't picked up everything they could, according to this map. Then again, they also haven't picked up everything they would have hoped for if they looked at the house forecast.

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Re: 2018 Midterm Elections Coverage

Postby asoban » Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:13 pm UTC

I think that if I was in charge, I'd probably go for Compact (borders). It feels like the least gerrymanderable way to go.

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Postby Zohar » Wed Nov 07, 2018 3:59 pm UTC

Pfhorrest wrote:I'm wondering if there's some kind of map of places that have shitty inconvenient voting? I know Oregon and I think Washington are all vote-by-mail, and I'm in California. Just from that sample, my gut instinct is to say it's shitty red states that have shitty inconvenient voting, but I'm curious to know for sure.

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Re: 2018 Midterm Elections Coverage

Postby Thesh » Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:21 pm UTC

Hell, in Florida they are placing polling stations in gated communities.

http://www.wlrn.org/post/counties-place ... e-left-out
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Re: 2018 Midterm Elections Coverage

Postby Plasma_Wolf » Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:48 pm UTC

asoban wrote:I think that if I was in charge, I'd probably go for Compact (borders). It feels like the least gerrymanderable way to go.


I think I would go for the most competetive situation. That way no one is safe, and representatives actually have to do work.

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Re: 2018 Midterm Elections Coverage

Postby Pfhorrest » Wed Nov 07, 2018 5:21 pm UTC

orthogon wrote:
Pfhorrest wrote:You're misreading the grammar.

The dems are now in charge of both House projects and, separately, CNN projects.

I've mentioned this before, but over here, headline writers never use a comma to stand for "and". I always do a double-take when I see that in a US paper.

You get that I (and others) were joking right? "Projects" isn't a plural noun there, it's a verb: CNN is projecting that democrats are now in charge of the House. There are no CNN projects, or House projects, or any other projects-the-plural-noun being discussed there, so the comma isn't really serving as an "and".
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Re: 2018 Midterm Elections Coverage

Postby sardia » Wed Nov 07, 2018 5:43 pm UTC

I'm confused about the Florida amendment 4. I thought it refranchised felons. Except now I'm hearing it gives Florida the option to give felons the right to vote only after they jump through some impossible hoops determined by the vote-suppressing GOP.

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Re: 2018 Midterm Elections Coverage

Postby asoban » Wed Nov 07, 2018 5:47 pm UTC

The problem with drawing competitive districts is that it mashes together people who aren't normally in the same political jurisdictions and splitting people who are.

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Re: 2018 Midterm Elections Coverage

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Pfhorrest wrote:
orthogon wrote:
Pfhorrest wrote:You're misreading the grammar.

The dems are now in charge of both House projects and, separately, CNN projects.

I've mentioned this before, but over here, headline writers never use a comma to stand for "and". I always do a double-take when I see that in a US paper.

You get that I (and others) were joking right? "Projects" isn't a plural noun there, it's a verb: CNN is projecting that democrats are now in charge of the House. There are no CNN projects, or House projects, or any other projects-the-plural-noun being discussed there, so the comma isn't really serving as an "and".

Sure, but thanks for checking ;-) What I meant is that the amusing alternative interpretation wouldn't work in a British paper.
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Postby Clix » Wed Nov 07, 2018 6:18 pm UTC

sardia wrote:I'm confused about the Florida amendment 4. I thought it refranchised felons. Except now I'm hearing it gives Florida the option to give felons the right to vote only after they jump through some impossible hoops determined by the vote-suppressing GOP.


As I understand it the current process takes years and hoop jumping. The amendment would cause automatic restoration for most felons who have successfully served their court ordered sentence.

What did Amendment 4 change about voting rights of convicted felons?

Amendment 4 was designed to automatically restore the right to vote for people with prior felony convictions, except those convicted of murder or a felony sexual offense, upon completion of their sentences, including prison, parole, and probation.[3] As of 2018, people with prior felonies never regain the right to vote in Florida, until and unless a state board restores an individual's voting rights. Under former Florida Governor Charlie Crist, (who was elected as a Republican, changed his affiliation to unaffiliated toward the end of his term in office, and registered as a Democrat after his time as governor) the Executive Clemency Board automatically restored the rights of felons who had completed their sentences, paid restitution, and had no pending criminal charges. Current governor Rick Scott (R) eliminated those reforms made by the Crist administration.[4] Under Scott's administration, convicted felons must wait five or seven years, depending on the type of offense, after the completion of their sentences to request that the board consider the restoration of their voting and other civil rights.


Source of Quote: https://ballotpedia.org/Florida_Amendme ... tive_(2018)#cite_note-initiative-3

Now of course Florida Constitutional Amendments seem to be more of a suggestion to the legislator and executive branches then having full force of law. I mean I'm still waiting for my wife's class to consistently have at or below the number of students it is suppose to.
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Re: 2018 Midterm Elections Coverage

Postby Ingolifs » Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:08 pm UTC

I haven't seen much in the ways of what happened to the various state houses and senates in the news. Searching for it hasn't been helpful. Does anybody know of places where I can find out what happened?
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Postby Thesh » Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:04 pm UTC

A judge in Texas is throwing a tantrum after losing to a Democrat, and is releasing pretty much everyone in a juvenile court. I guess he's doing good to own the libs?

https://m.chron.com/news/houston-texas/ ... 371485.php
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Thesh wrote:A judge in Texas is throwing a tantrum after losing to a Democrat, and is releasing pretty much everyone in a juvenile court. I guess he's doing good to own the libs?

https://m.chron.com/news/houston-texas/ ... 371485.php
The long-time Republican jurist is one of two judges whose track record of favoring incarceration contributed heavily to doubling the number of kids Harris County sent to the Texas Juvenile Justice Department in recent years, even as those figures fell in the rest of the state.

Together, he and Judge John Phillips accounted for more than one-fifth of all children sent to the state's juvenile prisons last year, as detailed in the Houston Chronicle last month. Those two jurists not only sent more teens to juvenile prison, but they also sent them younger and for less-serious offenses than the county's third juvenile court, where Judge Mike Schneider presides.
Yeah, I'm going to file this one under "a net positive".

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Postby Sizik » Thu Nov 08, 2018 1:35 am UTC

This gives "juvenile court" a whole new meaning.
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Re: 2018 Midterm Elections Coverage

Postby MartianInvader » Thu Nov 08, 2018 3:40 am UTC

I'm choosing to take the Democrat-friendly interpretation of the Senate results, namely that they won ~26 of the 35 races.
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Postby Angua » Thu Nov 08, 2018 4:09 am UTC

Posting from phone - the incumbent governor of Georgia just doxxed all the absentee ballot voters in the state.

https://www.rawstory.com/2018/11/georgi ... UCVr44AbsU
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Re: 2018 Midterm Elections Coverage

Postby sardia » Thu Nov 08, 2018 4:32 am UTC

Angua wrote:Posting from phone - the incumbent governor of Georgia just doxxed all the absentee ballot voters in the state.

https://www.rawstory.com/2018/11/georgi ... UCVr44AbsU

He's an incumbent Secretary of State, not Governor. I understand that he's being dickish, and incompetent, but what does his victory declaration have to do with his doxxing?

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Postby Angua » Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:49 am UTC

Sorry about getting confused with what his current role is.

The same website that he is in charge of as SOS has released the information? The timing may be coincidental but either way it shouldn't have happened.
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Postby Chen » Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:02 am UTC

Listing the reason for the absentee vote seems sketchy since that doesnt appear to be part of the information that is supposed to be publicly available.

The fact that it was just thrown out there rather than needing to pay $50 for the list Im a little torn about. Publicly available information should be available to everyone not just those who can pay for it. On the other hand putting a paywall on this type of information probably does reduce misuse of the data by opportunists and criminals.

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Postby Zohar » Thu Nov 08, 2018 3:17 pm UTC

Chen wrote:On the other hand putting a paywall on this type of information probably does reduce misuse of the data by opportunists and criminals.

You think scammers won't pay $50 to get an updated list of almost 300K people with updated contact info? Sounds naive.
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Re: 2018 Midterm Elections Coverage

Postby Yablo » Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:06 pm UTC

The Great Hippo wrote:
Thesh wrote:A judge in Texas is throwing a tantrum after losing to a Democrat, and is releasing pretty much everyone in a juvenile court. I guess he's doing good to own the libs?

https://m.chron.com/news/houston-texas/ ... 371485.php
The long-time Republican jurist is one of two judges whose track record of favoring incarceration contributed heavily to doubling the number of kids Harris County sent to the Texas Juvenile Justice Department in recent years, even as those figures fell in the rest of the state.

Together, he and Judge John Phillips accounted for more than one-fifth of all children sent to the state's juvenile prisons last year, as detailed in the Houston Chronicle last month. Those two jurists not only sent more teens to juvenile prison, but they also sent them younger and for less-serious offenses than the county's third juvenile court, where Judge Mike Schneider presides.
Yeah, I'm going to file this one under "a net positive".

Definitely. Anyone who is going to act like a child who didn't get his way after losing an election doesn't deserve to hold the position. And unless the offense is severe, incarceration of a juvenile probably doesn't help anyone.
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Re: 2018 Midterm Elections Coverage

Postby sardia » Sun Nov 11, 2018 4:15 pm UTC

https://mobile.twitter.com/NateSilver53 ... 2511470592
538 has moved Florida Senate race to likely R and the Arizona to likely D. Looks like the Senate will be+2 instead of plus 3.
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Re: 2018 Midterm Elections Coverage

Postby Opus_723 » Tue Nov 13, 2018 3:52 am UTC

And the Arizona seat has been called for the Democrat. Considering all of the "worst map for any party in decades" talk, a net loss of 2 seats seems pretty rosy for the Democrats. Just imagine how this year would have looked if Clinton were president. Republicans might have gotten a supermajority.


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