Wednesday, March 14, 2018

NBC calls Democrat Conor Lamb the victor in Pennsylvania special election.

I tried to stay up and watch this whole thing, but then the wine kicked in and I was done.

Kornacki did a great job though, so I thought I would use his tweet in my post about this amazing race.

Five Thirty Eight also backs NBC's announcement that Lamb is the winner here:

As of 8 a.m. Wednesday, with 100 percent of precincts reporting, Lamb leads by 641 votes, or 0.28 percentage points. And he and Democrats have claimed victory. 

The exact margin will likely change,1 but it’s going to be very difficult for Saccone to make up that deficit. The only votes left to be counted are around 200 absentee ballots in Greene County (expected to be announced on Wednesday) as well as a handful of provisional and overseas ballots, which may take days to finalize. There may not even be 641 ballots left to count. 

Nor is a recount likely to change the final result. Although it would be pretty easy for Republicans to request a recount should they want one, recounts typically don’t shift election margins by that much. That’s especially true in Pennsylvania, where most voting is done on electronic touchscreens; a recount would only reveal errors in the small population of paper ballots.

Of course Saccone is not conceding as of yet, and with it this incredibly close I don't really blame him.

However this whole thing is simply amazing, no Democrat should have even had a chance in this race, and the fact that Lamb won (?) should terrify the Republican party moving forward into 2018.

And this might give them a couple of nightmares as well.
Do you feel that blue wave a coming?

Because I certainly do. 


  1. Anonymous7:14 AM

    While other networks have declared Democrat Conor Lamb the apparent winner over Republican Rick Saccone in Tuesday’s special election for the Pennsylvania 18th U.S. House seat, Fox News was still describing it as “too close to call” on Wednesday morning. But struggling to explain how a Democrat could even get within striking distance of in win in a district Donald Trump won by about 20 points in 2016, the gang on Fox & Friends offered a unique theory: Lamb’s good looks made the difference.

    Co-host Steve Doocy noted that Fox News Senior Political Analyst Brit Hume had said Lamb was “cute” a couple nights ago.

    Co-host Ainsley Earhardt agreed. “He is young. A marine.”

    Co-host Brian Kilmeade concurred. “Absolutely, cuteness counts.”

    1. Actually, it does. In this day of mass media, the more attractive candidate has an edge.

      Also, if you’re taller.

      Yes, people are that shallow.

    2. Anonymous10:56 AM

      It may give you an edge, but it's not the deciding factor

    3. Anonymous1:16 PM

      'elvis presley - its now or never (1960)'

  2. "Do you feel that blue wave a coming?"

    Yes, but I felt that for Hillary and she got 3 million more votes, but 90 million people did not vote because all the polls predicted her victory @ 94%. So, blue waves can easily collapse through overconfidence -- my-vote-won't-make-a-difference thinking will be fatal to the mid-terms when most people don't vote anyway.

    1. Anonymous7:40 AM

      Many also stayed home because they could not abide either candidate.

    2. Anonymous8:25 AM

      Those who "couldn't abide" either candidate are people who, weren't paying attention, or believed all the propaganda, or are maybe just as stupid as I believe them to be. Trump maybe a moron but the people who voted for him, that's just a different level of stupid.

    3. Anonymous9:04 AM

      8:25 AM - maybe they were simply going with their conscience. "Just as stupid as I believe them to be," because they don't align with your beliefs?

    4. @9:04 - that level of stupid is easily recognizable. It's not a question of beliefs. It's gullibility.

    5. Anonymous9:47 AM

      Are you seriously saying people voted for Drumph because of their conscience?
      So some how that lets them off the hook for voting for an unqualified moron?
      No. These people will own the badge of stupid the rest of their lives.

    6. Anonymous9:58 AM

      I luv $Tupid. He said ~IT~^

    7. Anonymous5:48 PM

      9:47 AM - who's stupid here? What I SAID is many didn't even vote because they couldn't do either one. Quit reading shit into something that quite frankly is not there, and it's their RIGHT to do so.

      Are you always out to pick a fight? I guess so!

  3. Anonymous7:37 AM

    "As a Vice Chair of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, I can confirm we added Devin Nunes district to our target list. Why? Two reasons:

    -Nunes writes bad memos
    -Dem historic performance is better in Nunes district than Conor Lamb district.

    A blue wave is coming."

  4. Anonymous8:03 AM

    Gryphen are you going to write something about Stephen Hawking? You being a science nerd intellectual and all.

    1. Anonymous10:14 AM

      FB>"The news hits hard. Our world has lost a shining light.
      Stephen Hawking led a life that defied expectation. He was blessed with a brilliant mind and uncommon grace. And through his exuberance and belief in the shared human instincts for wonder and awe, he was able to open so many of our minds to the marvels of our universe.
      He was courageous to the end and remained unbowed by adversity. May his belief in the power of knowledge and reason be an inspiration to us all. He will be deeply missed. May he rest in peace."
      Dan the Man Rather

  5. Anonymous8:09 AM

    Nine months until Trumps Reign of Error is over

  6. Anonymous8:14 AM

    OT?:'“If this is my 15 minutes, I would like to leverage it to meet Adam Rippon.” "The 37-year-old attorney was dressed as Elsa from “Frozen” at a Boston bar Tuesday night when he saw a department wagon stuck in a snowbank."< You go dude!

  7. Anonymous8:31 AM

    Manafort was told today that if he doesn't cooperate he will get 350 YEARS! Bet that made trump's asshole slam shut!
    They might as well said life without parole 🤣

  8. They’re still in denial. They say Lamb won, not because of Trump but because Saccone himself was so flawed. Same head in the sand as Alabama, although Roy Moore was a VERY flawed candidate.

    Still, boots on the ground reported why many Republican voters changed sides. UNION was also a big part of it.

    And the SCOTUS is poised to destroy Unions in this counrty with GorSUCKS to be the deciding vote.

    Blame bitch McConnell every time.

    1. Anonymous3:33 PM

      Let them think it wasn't because of trump, then the surprise in NOV will be so much sweeter!!!

  9. Anonymous11:07 AM

  10. Anonymous11:51 AM

    I watched the numbers tighten as last night wore on, and my stomach tightened as well. I went to bed sure that Conor would lose. I checked my phone as soon as I rose and what a relief! When I got home, I checked my mail, and received the (I think) 5th thank you post-card from him for helping to contribute (only a few bucks here and there, but I'm sure I'm one of many) to his campaign. I'm so proud to have been a small part of his success, even though I couldn't have voted for him. I hope that this is the start of the swelling of the BlueNami to come.

    And I await the inevitable assplosion on Twitter of Trumplethinskin...aka Preznidint Mighty Mouth.

  11. Anonymous11:55 AM

    Tomi needs more Immodium AD:

    1. Anonymous1:12 PM

      " Every time Hillary Clinton opens her mouth, we are reminded why we voted for Donald Trump. And that makes me feel just a little bit better.”

      Lahren argued that Democrats can not win “middle America” unless they distance themselves from Clinton.

      “They may have a disdain for middle America, but they still need to cater to us!” "

  12. Anonymous12:48 PM

    FB"Republicans should be shook! We are not here to comfort you! As a youth voter, I've realized the impact of my vote, my voice, and yes----my tax-paying dollars! The sooner we all come to that realization, the sooner we progress as a nation. The time has BEEN up that we hold our elected officials accountable. I want more people in office that not only represent, but actually act on the issues I care about. I support Conor Lamb and I am proud to say that I phonebanked on his behalf in effort to secure the seat!"

  13. And Trump is taking credit for Lamb's victory. A few days ago he was calling him Lamb the Sham and now he says Lamb won because he was like Trump.

    Meanwhile, *this* guy is taking credit for Lamb's win and he's happy to do it.

    "Then the election results came in. Miller had received 0.6 percent of the vote ― accounting for far more than the 0.2 percentage point lead Democrat Conor Lamb ended up holding over Republican Rick Saccone at the end of the night. (Lamb has declared victory, but Saccone is challenging the results.)

    Suddenly Miller was the man of the hour, as pundits discovered that Miller’s candidacy might have cost Saccone the race."

    "Miller embraced the “spoiler” moniker on Twitter, gleefully predicting late Tuesday that he would soon be the “most hated man in America.”

    But he rejects the underlying premise that any one candidate can be an actual spoiler.

    “No candidate is entitled to somebody’s vote. You have to earn somebody’s vote,” he said. “If you have to silence a third-party candidate because your candidate cannot win otherwise, that tells me that you either have a crappy candidate or a crappy message. And in the case of Lamb and Saccone, it’s probably both.”

    For now, though, Miller appreciates the “notoriety” that comes with the label, he said. “This idea that I’m a spoiler or I took votes away from somebody essentially is ridiculous, but as long as it’s getting me media coverage, I’m not going to argue with it.”"


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