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    Quote Originally Posted by Tubby Isaacs View Post
    Not to mention that Gore would have won if Florida didn't ban felons from voting.
    Why do you think crims in Florida would have voted for Gore? The clue is in the word, Florida.

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    He "lost" by 537.

    Hundreds of thousands of black people were banned from voting as "felons". And indeed still are, though they're working on it with a ballot iniative.

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    Kentucky's long standing felons ban (briefly repealed, then restored) might even have got Mitch McConnell foisted on us.

    He won his 1984 Senate election by 5,000.

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    Weren’t you just talking about how the Voting Rights Act states were unfairly singled out?

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    I was talking about somebody saying that- was it Roberts? But yeah.

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    Actually, I see somebody found that the disenfranchised felons would have favoured Bush in 2000.

    https://link.springer.com/article/10...109-010-9150-9

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    Does anyone know quite what's happening in the Alaska gubernatorial race? It all seems to have gone a bit crazy.

    It had looked like a clear win for the Republicans because it was a three way race.

    Bill Walker was in office as an independent, but had previously been a Republican. He got elected in 2014, oddly, on the back mostly of Democratic votes, having merged his campaign with Democrat Byron Mallott, who became Lt Governor.

    This year, Democratic former Senator Mark Begich decided to run his ego and try and beat both a Republican and an independent who'd been elected by Democrats. Unsurprisingly, the polls showed a 45-27-27 split with the Republican winning.

    But over the last week, Mallott seems to have resigned over some dodgy comments, and almost immediately afterwards, Walker looks to have suspended his campaign. Is he also caught up in a scandal, or does he actually want a Democrat to win? They'll still be on the ballot - too late for that - but there's now an outside chance for the Democrats in this race.

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    Alaska politics is crazy, which is why Palin was a thing and Murkowski won as a write-in.

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    Well, it looks like we have another season of crazy this time around. The phrase "polling Alaska is tricky" seems to be one of the bigger understatements I've heard. Understanding Alaska is also pretty tricky. Lots of Native Americans. Lots of Libertarian loners. Lots of environmentalists. Lots of oilmen. Lots of people thoroughly dependent on state aid of one sort or another. It's not easy to create a coherent political narrative out of that lot.

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    Is pulling out of the nuclear deal with Russia more than a symbolic big deal?

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    Most importantly, not a lot of people.

    Walker won last time with fewer than 135,000 votes.

    The small elecorate amplifies the impact of all the craziness.

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    AE, I think it depends on what comes next.

    Bolton and 45 want to go on a missle building spree, which would be substantively awful.

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    It's a pretty big deal for Raytheon shareholders.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Antepli Ejderha View Post
    Is pulling out of the nuclear deal with Russia more than a symbolic big deal?
    Leaving it in would be a lot more painful, but yet, enjoyable.

    OK, as you were.

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