Category Archives: Voting

Democratic Enthusiasm For The Midterms Is Fine

When a new Gallup poll about voter enthusiasm was released, many news organizations, which are clearly staffed by mathematically illiterate headline writers decided to go with “Republicans close the enthusiasm gap” type of headlines. This kind of peawit analysis is … Continue reading

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Post-Election Thoughts On Initiative 77

So the one good piece of news from D.C.’s primary yesterday–and the winners of Democratic primary are usually the general election winners–is that Initiative 77, which will raise the minimum wage for tipped workers, including non-restaurant tipped workers, to the … Continue reading

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Go Vote, D.C. Residents!

Today is primary election day, which is the de facto general election in D.C., so go vote! My endorsements. Your voting location can be found here.

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D.C. Election Endorsements

As usual, my endorsements affect my vote (probably) and no one else’s, but there’s a D.C. primary election tomorrow–which stands in for the general in D.C., so go vote. Before I get to the candidates and Initiative 77, there’s a … Continue reading

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In PA-18, Everything Mattered

After any special election victory, various people are keen to claim that their one strategy worked–or would have worked better had the candidate not followed someone else’s strategy. We’re seeing the same thing happen with Conor Lamb’s victory in Pennsylvania, … Continue reading

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Sunday Sermon: Time To Give Them The (Electoral) Business

A long time reader once remarked to me that the Democratic reaction to a strong win in 2008 was disappointing: the response should have been, as he put it, “Now it’s our turn to give them the business.” Which brings … Continue reading

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The Fundamentalist Right Never Went Away

The ‘religious’ right–which is intertwined with racism–never went away: A very interesting piece of data from Alabama exit polls: While White women overall voted for Moore 63 to 34, when you break out evangelical vs non you get evangelical white … Continue reading

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