Posts Tagged ‘2022 Elections’

November 30th, 2022 - 6:30 pm § in Democrats, Politics, Republicans

Tiffany Smiley up .01% to 42.63%!

Tiffany Smiley is making a homestretch surge in the 2022 ballot counting. As of Friday night, November 11, she was closing in on the magic number of 44%, with 43.52% of the votes. But alas, by Saturday night she was fading, and had only 42.79%, which by Monday afternoon had further fallen to 42.53%,[...]

November 28th, 2022 - 7:05 pm § in Politics, Republicans

Arizona election deniers could give away GOP House seat

Today was the deadline for Cochise County, Arizona (pop. 126,050) to certify the 2022 election. The board of supervisors has 1 Democrat and 2 Republicans. As this article explains, they have a mandatory duty to certify election returns. But 2 Republicans voted “no.” Instead, they voted t[...]

November 24th, 2022 - 9:34 pm § in America, Politics, Religion

The New Right’s dangerous idea

The New Right, Vox writer Zach Beauchamp says (here), is “a loose grouping of conservative thinkers who advocate aggressively wielding state power to promote a more conservative culture.” One of their apostles is Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, who has presidential ambitions. He has aggressiv[...]

November 24th, 2022 - 2:08 pm § in Democrats, Politics, Republicans

The real reason Kari Lake lost

Kari Lake is a flake, and even Republicans won’t vote for her. That’s how she lost the 2022 election for Arizona governor (read story here). The Arizona Republic, the state’s biggest newspaper, dissected the election and found … (drum roll) … not voting fraud, but ̶[...]

November 23rd, 2022 - 11:39 pm § in Law and Courts, Republicans

Maybe we should do what Brazil does

Brazilian president Jair Bolsanaro lost his re-election bid last month (details here). Despite predictions that Bolsanaro, a rightwinger, wouldn’t leave quietly, he kept quiet on election night. When some of his key allies said, “it’s over,” that took the air out of his ballo[...]

November 23rd, 2022 - 12:10 am § in Democrats, Law and Courts, Republicans

Is the Georgia Senate runoff election fair to Republicans?

God gave us brains to think with, so let’s see if we can figure out this brain-teaser. Political factions have been gaming elections since the first Neanderthal tribal chieftain election ~400,000 years ago, when voting was with clubs. Today’s USA elections aren’t necessarily a whol[...]

November 17th, 2022 - 9:04 pm § in Biden, Politics, Republicans, Russia

GOP House chaos begins

House GOPers unveil their #1 legislative priority: Investigating Hunter Biden. Read story here House GOPers give warm welcome to vigilante Kyle Rittenhouse. Read story here Herschel Walker teaches Sen. Warnock about parenthood. Read story here Pro-Russia GOP faction seeks to cut off Ukraine ai[...]

November 16th, 2022 - 2:10 pm § in Politics, Republicans

Pro tip: Recruit better candidates

Bud Marty May, 37, ran for South Dakota legislature and lost to his mother. A few days later, he was arrested for rape. May allegedly “decided to force himself on the victim in a bathroom stall at a bar,” according to a local TV station, and told the victim, “I am 6′8, white, it [...]

November 16th, 2022 - 1:54 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics, Republicans

Why the Arizona governor’s race was called, and Kari Lake’s b.s. response

It was called by media outlets by Democrat Hobbs leads by 20,000 votes, and only 15,000 ballots remain to be counted. Needless to say, Trump — not deterred by simple arithmetic — blasted the media for calling the race. He said, “Wow! They just took the election away from Kari Lake.[...]

November 16th, 2022 - 1:33 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics, Republicans

Why some Republicans are souring on Trump

It’s simple, really. He’s a loser, dragging them down with him. Trump may live in a fantasy land (see story here), but people making their living from election returns deal with things like this: “The Atlantic’s Tim Alberta … made an astonishing discovery: 25% to 30% of vot[...]