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Red Wave Coming? GOP Sweeps Election in Virginia Democratic Stronghold
but, but MUH POLLS!



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With the November general election less than six months away, results of local and special elections are giving an eye-opening preview of possible voter behavior. While recent polls still show Democratic hopefuls, including presumed presidential nominee Joe Biden, edging out their Republican counterparts in competitive parts of the country, actual ballots are telling a very different story.

Special congressional elections in California and Wisconsin this month both yielded Republican victors after Democrats launched strong campaigns in both races. In California, Republican Mike Garcia beat Democrat Christy Smith by almost 10 points after receiving 10,000 fewer votes in the primary election just two months earlier. Garcia replaced Democrat Katie Hill, who resigned at the end of 2019, flipping a California House seat from blue to red for the first time in more than 20 years.

As stunning as Garcia's resounding victory for Republicans in California was, however, a shocking GOP blowout in the Staunton, Virginia city council election this week has given Democrats a reason to be alarmed.


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Following the 2019 'Blue Wave' in Virginia legislature elections, however, residents of Staunton, which is supported in large part by private liberal arts college Mary Baldwin, came out in droves to support Republicans this week. Three Democratic council members lost to their Republican challengers in an unprecedented sweep by the GOP with a voter turn out that smashed previous election cycles.

More than 17,000 votes were cast in the in the election in which all four council members were vying to protect their seats. The last Staunton election for all four members was in 2016 in which fewer than 7,000 votes were cast. One Virginia political analyst, Chris Graham, of the Augusta Free Press described the results as "stunning almost beyond words."


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Election analysts and representatives of the August County Republican Committee agree that the unpopular gun legislation and Northam's response to COVID-19 factored into the GOP shellacking in Staunton this week.

"I’m rarely shocked by something that happens in politics, but I have to admit, I didn’t see this one happening," Graham said in a post-election analysis.


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"This turning point for the city shows that the citizens want a change in their government," Austin Armentrout of the ACRC told Townhall. "Many people are getting involved in politics and making their voices heard around our country, and it is resulting in Republican victories. The Staunton City Council Election was one of many in the Commonwealth of Virginia that show a growing momentum for Republican candidates that will carry through into November when President Donald Trump and Congressman Ben Cline [R-VA 06] are re-elected."

With Republican victories in California and Virginia already on the books for 2020, Democratic Party operatives will be forced to look at how to reach voters clearly frustrated with state lockdowns that are almost entirely perpetuated by Democratic governors. Likewise, Democratic congressional candidates and incumbents must stand behind their actions during the last two years in which they pushed an unfounded impeachment of the president and blocked attempts to help Americans during the pandemic.


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Democratic Party operatives will be forced to look at how to reach voters clearly frustrated with state lockdowns that are almost entirely perpetuated by Democratic governors. Likewise, Democratic congressional candidates and incumbents must stand behind their actions during the last two years in which they pushed an unfounded impeachment of the president and blocked attempts to help Americans during the pandemic.


Republicans and Trump need to fricking hammer this. And I mean, absolutely John Henry-style hammer this


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DeAnna Lorraine @DeAnna4Congress

Funny ... the same people who think Voter Fraud & Obamagate are "Conspiracy theories” also believe:

Joe Biden’s not a racist
George Soros is a humanitarian
Mittens Romney is an "honorable patriot"
Bill Gates is just a nice guy trying to save the world ...
And Epstein killed himself

9:58 PM · May 23, 2020
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Seen this before, it's a pattern. Republicans get things in order, passing smart, reasonable policies. Most people are happy. Then after a short few election cycles, liberals get elected because complacent conservatives don't get out and vote. Eventually the liberal rot gets so bad conservatives become so frustrated they come out and put Republicans back in charge to fix things, then become complacent again.


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re: Red Wave Coming? GOP Sweeps Election in Virginia Democratic Stronghold
Might be anecdotal, but I have two friends that are registered Democrats that have said they are voting for Trump and straight Republican. Both have said the Democrats have gone insane and one said the idiots have taken over. Personally I think Biden is cooked and there are no electable Democrats that could step in and win at this point. That is just my opinion though and I am also of the opinion the GOP retakes the House, the question is how much?


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Hail Trump! Hail Victory!


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But...the polls all show Biden leading by over 9,0000 points.

Along with anyone else they care to pit against the man.

I have a simple theory. Conservatives don't sit by the phone waiting forsomeone, even a pollster, to talk to.

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dcbl
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Might be anecdotal, but I have two friends that are registered Democrats that have said they are voting for Trump and straight Republican. Both have said the Democrats have gone insane and one said the idiots have taken over. Personally I think Biden is cooked and there are no electable Democrats that could step in and win at this point. That is just my opinion though and I am also of the opinion the GOP retakes the House, the question is how much?



this, coupled with the CDC acknowledging that they screwed the pooch on their reported numbers, has released the dragon

lot's of people getting out, Karen has been quiet on Facebook, not reporting kids for playing outside or bitching

I am getting reports that restaurants are at capacity in Hilton Head & down on the Gulf & on up to 2 hour waits

it's refreshing to see; very grateful that I live in the FREE State of Alabama & that I am bordered by Florida, Georgia, Mississippi & Tennessee; also free states

and I send condolences to everyone in the People's Republic of Louisiana

hope y'alls legislature grows a set like the baws in Wiscy...

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The Republicans should call the continued shutdowns and calls to stay away from open businesses a boycott. Tag the Democrats with advocating a boycott against struggling businesses and see if the public likes that.


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mightyMick


Welcome old Toomers Friend!!!!


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Seen this before, it's a pattern. Republicans get things in order, passing smart, reasonable policies. Most people are happy. Then after a short few election cycles, liberals get elected because complacent conservatives don't get out and vote.

Eventually the liberal rot gets so bad conservatives become so frustrated they come out and put Republicans back in charge to fix things, then become complacent again.


I agree with the sentiment, Mick .... indeed.

But voting the straight Republican ticket is what got us here ... not all elected Republicans are MAGA ... and too many are RINO's.

IMO, patriots need to take back the House and keep the Senate, ... but also send a message to the Swamp ..... by ridding ourselves of a high-profile swamper or two .... like Mitch McConnell. That would send a powerful message to the embedded establishment.

McConnell has inhabited the swamp for 35+ years ... think about that ... it is literally a lifetime within a thoroughly corrupted institution. Most of the indulgences paid for Senate votes go through McConnell for distribution to those that bloc-vote with him.

McConnell is the foremost expert at this game ... and NOBODY gets added on a meaningful Committee without Mitch's say-so ... and Mitch doesn't appoint ANYONE that he doesn't have leverage over (e.g. Rubio). He's the poster-child for Term Limits.

McConnell wouldn’t even adjourn the Senate in order to allow Trump to select his own appointees ... thus exerting Legislative Branch influence over the Executive Branch head of state.

McConnell must be removed ... while still keeping the Senate. Based on current projections, we likely net 5-6 new Senate seats in November ... so, honestly, we can afford to sacrifice a couple of RINO's ... RINO's that are in it for themselves.

Let Mitch McConnell be the first to be targeted .... so as to send a message to the others. MAGA first ...

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LSU Tiger Bob
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re: Red Wave Coming? GOP Sweeps Election in Virginia Democratic Stronghold
Fat finger down vote was I.


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re: Red Wave Coming? GOP Sweeps Election in Virginia Democratic Stronghold
So we're pining our reelection Hope's on local city council results?


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Fat finger down vote was I.


F5, upvote, F5.


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So we're pining our reelection Hope's on local city council results?
No one is. It is just another indicator that the polls are garbage.


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Why is Staunton so liberal? I only know it as the entrance to the Shenandoah National Park.


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 we're pining our reelection Hope's on local city council results
No, but I recall minimizing special election results leading up to 2012.


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Erin Go Bragh
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but I have to admit, I didn’t see this one happening," Graham said in a post-election analysis.

In other words, they had no idea voters were actually paying attention and noting democratic insanity and heavy handiness.


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Seen this before, it's a pattern. Republicans get things in order, passing smart, reasonable policies. Most people are happy. Then after a short few election cycles, liberals get elected because complacent conservatives don't get out and vote. Eventually the liberal rot gets so bad conservatives become so frustrated they come out and put Republicans back in charge to fix things, then become complacent again.


The pendulum effect.

Speaks to motivation being the driving factor for voting. Poll all you want. It’s easy to answer while sitting on your couch.


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