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    As long as people keep electing pro-gun, pro-NRA, anti-gun-control Republicans to Congress, there will never be any restrictions or limitations on gun ownership, assault rifles and high-capacity ammo magazines will never be banned, HIPAA restrictions will never be lifted and angry hateful lunatics will never be institutionalized and will continue to go on shooting sprees.

    Parkland students captivated the nation but will their message resonate on election day?
    Los Angeles Times, Nov 2 2018 11:45 AM

    They’ve held hundreds of rallies including a massive gathering on the National Mall, appeared with Trevor Noah and other late-night television hosts and challenged elected officials to face-to-face debate. But nine months after the teenage students from Parkland, Florida were thrust to the fore of America’s daily political discourse following the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, their calls for gun control, and for registering and turning out young voters, have been largely overtaken by the nation’s daily crush of controversies.

    While the effort they ignited was viewed early on as a possible tipping point, even the slaying of 11 people in a Pittsburgh synagogue last weekend with weapons that included an assault rifle triggered a muted response concerning gun control. Yet as Tuesday’s midterm election looms, the students who launched the national movement known as March For Our Lives have remained undeterred, traveling to dozens of college campuses and registering voters while keeping gun control at the forefront of their pitch. They remain confident that even if they have personally receded from the national spotlight, their message continues to resonate.

    http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-...018-story.html

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    Most polls show the Democrats regaining control of the House -- but we know from the 2016 Presidential election that election results don't always turn out the way the pollsters predicted. However, Democrats remain optimistic.

    CNN Key Races: Six races move toward Democrats as battle for control of the House enters the home stretch

    https://www.cnn.com/2018/11/03/polit...ate/index.html

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    With absolutely no evidence, a Republican makes a false claim against the Democrats. Hey, if the President Of The United States can do it.......

    Brian Kemp charges Georgia Democrats with attempted hack of voter registration system. Stacey Abrams fires back: 'Desperate.'
    The secretary of state provided no evidence for his claim. Democrats called it a 'political stunt' two days before the election.

    https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/ele...s-back-n931011

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    This is known as "hedging one's bets": CBS is predicting the Democrats will regain control of the house by a small margin.....or maybe by a large margin.....or maybe the Republicans will remain in control. What a bold prediction!

    CBS News poll: House Democrats in position to gain but still face hurdles

    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/house-d...cbs-news-poll/

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    Trump has only one go-to strategy for campaigning for Republicans: Attack Democrats. When a speechwriter writes the declaration "We need to come together," Trump reads it from a teleprompter but he never believes it or acts upon it. He prefers to sow discord and division and our nation and our democracy suffer.

    Trump on Stacey Abrams: 'One of the most extreme, far-left politicians in the entire country'
    The President said the Democrat would "take Georgia backwards' in comments that came amid claims from her GOP rival of attempted vote hacking, claims for which he provided no evidence.

    https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/ele...d-vote-n931076

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    Don'tcha love US elections? There are a hundred candidates.......and at least five hundred polls. Here is the latest one:

    It's Democrats +8 in likely voter preference, with Trump and health care on center stage

    https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/demo...ry?id=58935954

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    The Republican party no longer has any conscience, ethics or decency. It is the party of self-serving wealthy white men, racists, bigots, racists, xenophobes, racists and white nationalists. And did I mention racists?

    Midterms test whether Republicans not named Trump can win by stoking racial animosity
    The Washington Post,Nov 4 2018

    The fierce battle for control of Congress and the nation's governorships has turned toward blatant and overtly racial attacks rarely seen since the civil rights era of the 1960s.

    A new robo-call going out to voters in Georgia features a voice impersonating Oprah Winfrey and calling Stacey Abrams, who is running to become the nation's first black woman elected governor, "a poor man's Aunt Jemima." In Florida, the Trump administration's Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue urged voters not to elect Andrew Gillum, who would be the state's first black governor, with a colloquialism widely seen as having racial connotations: "This election is so cotton-pickin' important."

    The 2016 election confirmed that a potential president could run — and win — after stoking racism. Now, in their closing days, the midterms are shaping up as a demonstration of whether the entire Republican Party can succeed by following his lead.

    By running so overtly on racially tinged messages, the GOP is putting that explosive form of politics on the ballot. If Republicans maintain control of the House, the notion of running a campaign built on blunt, race-based attacks on immigrants and minorities will have been validated. A loss, on the other hand, might prompt a number of Republicans to call for a rethinking of the party's direction — but that would collide with a sitting president who, if anything, relishes over-the-edge rhetoric. The President salted his 2016 campaign with racial insults to Mexicans, Muslims and others and has continued in that vein as President.

    As the campaign has barreled toward the final hours, the President expanded his nativist appeals, proudly calling himself a "nationalist" and trying to drive his base with threats about a caravan of Central Americans creeping toward the US border with Mexico.

    Candidates in the past have tapped obliquely into racial undercurrents during political campaigns. Ronald Reagan talked of "welfare queens" and George H.W. Bush played on racial fears with an ad in his 1988 campaign about a black convict, Willie Horton. But the attacks are now much more blatant and out in the open, at a level not seen since the 1950s and 1960s.

    The most blatant charges of racism have come in the South, where candidates Abrams and Gillum are attempting to become the first black governors of their states. The President has led the charge against them, calling Gillum "not equipped" and Abrams "not qualified" to be governor despite their long experience in government. Gillum is the mayor of Tallahassee and Abrams is a longtime legislator.

    The robo-calls that have gone out in Georgia purport to be from Winfrey, who campaigned last week for Abrams. "This is the magical Negro, Oprah Winfrey, asking you to make my fellow Negress, Stacey Abrams, the governor of Georgia," the message says. "Years ago the Jews who own the American media saw something in me — the ability to trick dumb white women into thinking I was like them and to do, read and think what I told them to. I see that same potential in Stacey Abrams. Where others see a poor man's Aunt Jemima, I see someone white women can be tricked into voting for, especially the fat ones."

    Similar calls have gone out in Florida, with a voice mimicking Gillum as jungle sounds and chimpanzee noises can be heard in the background. One Republican group called Black Americans For The President's Agenda released a radio ad in Arkansas that warned: "White Democrats will be lynching black folk again."

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/polit...ity/ar-BBPleso

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    Trump produces a racist ad filled with lies and now that some networks have pulled the ad, Trump's son and campaign manager are -- very predictably -- denouncing the networks as "fake news" who have an "agenda" and are supporting illegal immigrants. Of course they don't denounce the racist ad. They're Republicans, after all.

    Fox News, NBC stop airing Trump immigrant ad deemed racist
    CBS News, Nov 5 2018

    NBC and Fox News Channel both said today they will stop airing President Trump's campaign advertisement that featured an immigrant convicted of murder. CNN had rejected the same ad, declaring it racist. Fox pulled the ad Sunday "upon further review," said Marianne Gambelli, president of the network's ad sales department. Fox did not immediately say how many times it aired on either Fox News Channel or the Fox Business Network. The advertisement aired on NBC's Sunday Night Football and MSNBC's Morning Joe and drew a heated online response. After reviewing the ad, NBC said it recognizes its insensitive nature. The ad was produced by the Trump campaign, with an ad buy of $1.5 million across TV and digital platforms.

    The ad includes footage of Luis Bracamontes, a twice-deported immigrant from Mexico sentenced to death in California for killing two police officers. It blames Democrats for allowing him into the country. The ad, however, is not factual. It is akin to blaming Republicans for criminals who entered the country illegally under Presidents Trump or George W. Bush. There is no evidence that any Democrat — or anyone, for that matter — allowed Bracamontes to stay.

    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/fox-new...st-2018-11-05/

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    Donald Trump said the only reason he lost the popular vote in 2016 was because as many as five million people voted illegally -- and apparently every one of them voted for Hillary. In May 2017, he created the Advisory Commission On Election Integrity to investigate the alleged voter fraud. After finding no evidence to support Trump's allegation, the commission was dissolved in January 2018. Our delusional President obviously thinks those "five million illegal voters" are still out there.

    Trump keeps warning of voter fraud despite lack of evidence

    https://www.cnn.com/2018/11/05/polit...rms/index.html

    Trump tries to intimidate voters with 'law enforcement is watching' tweet

    http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2018/...te-voters.html

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    Will the predictions of a "blue wave" in tomorrow's midterm elections turn out to be accurate? Democrats have around an 85% chance of regaining control of the House and a very small, but not impossible, chance to win control of the Senate. Tomorrow night we will learn the extent to which voters are turned off by Trump's hatred, bigotry, racism, misogyny, constant lying and anti-immigrant policies. Trump has destroyed the Republican party and that does not bode well for Republican candidates, especially when the majority of them, by their silence, condone everything Trump says and does.

    Democrats see late surge in Senate battlegrounds

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/polit...nf4f?ocid=AMZN

    Democratic anger could spell victory in Wisconsin: 'They hate Scott Walker'

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/polit...nbxh?ocid=AMZN

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