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    Don't let it happen in your state.


    Murkowski closes on Tshibaka as votes are counted in U.S. Senate race

    Right-wing Republican Kelly Tshibaka narrowly led Republican incumbent U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski after early returns were posted Tuesday night, but Murkowski said she was confident she’d overtake her Trump-backed opponent once absentee ballots were counted and ranked choice votes tabulated.

    Tshibaka had just over 44% of first-choice votes while Murkowski had nearly 43%, with 399 out of 402 precincts reporting on Wednesday.

    In order to win under Alaska’s new ranked choice voting system, a candidate must gain more than 50% of the vote. If no candidate crosses that threshold in first-choice votes, as appears to be the case in this race, the last-place candidate is eliminated and the second-choice votes of their supporters are tallied.
    If it pays, it stays

  • #2
    Jesus Murkowi loses but wins.....lol
    Robert Francis O'Rourke, Democrat, White guy, spent ~78 million to defeat, Ted Cruz, Republican immigrant Dark guy …
    and lost …
    But the Republicans are racist.

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    • #3
      What a dumb system.
      It's been ten years since that lonely day I left you
      In the morning rain, smoking gun in hand
      Ten lonely years but how my heart, it still remembers
      Pray for me, momma, I'm a gypsy now

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      • #4
        Murkowski dark money got it passed in Alaska last year by saying it would prevent ............... wait for it..................outside dark money.

        All it did was require the top three sources of donations for advertising be announced at the end of ads and if that money came from outside. They speed that part up in the ad so it's barely perceptible.

        Now ranked choice will likely be coming to Nevada. LINK

        Beware, they want it nation wide. In Alaska if two democrats ended in the final four one would drop out. Republicans won't do that and then they inflight for the entire election process while the democrat sits back.

        In Murkowski's case she would have lost in a standard primary and Kelly would have buried Chesbro the democrat. Now that Kelly did not get 50% + 1 vote in the first round Chesbro will be eliminated and you can bet dollars to donuts that her democrat voters would have chosen Murkowski as their second choice over Kelly so the majority of Chesbro's votes will go to Murkowski and she will win.

        Add on top of this situations such as butthead self promoter Palin told her supporters not to vote for more than one candidate in protest. That will give us Peltola for house, a democrat Murkowski endorsed over the two republican candidates at the Alaska Federation of Natives conference to pander for votes.
        Last edited by Frostbit; Thursday, November 10, 2022, 12:03 PM.
        If it pays, it stays

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        • #5
          How did your state get so fucked up?
          It's been ten years since that lonely day I left you
          In the morning rain, smoking gun in hand
          Ten lonely years but how my heart, it still remembers
          Pray for me, momma, I'm a gypsy now

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Adam View Post
            How did your state get so fucked up?
            A decade long plan written about in 2018.
            If it pays, it stays

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            • #7
              This is too easy ro game.
              Robert Francis O'Rourke, Democrat, White guy, spent ~78 million to defeat, Ted Cruz, Republican immigrant Dark guy …
              and lost …
              But the Republicans are racist.

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              • #8
                No link yet, but Murkowski is being projected to win. Ugh.
                It's been ten years since that lonely day I left you
                In the morning rain, smoking gun in hand
                Ten lonely years but how my heart, it still remembers
                Pray for me, momma, I'm a gypsy now

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Adam View Post
                  No link yet, but Murkowski is being projected to win. Ugh.
                  Well, hell. Now I'm seeing other outlets calling it for Peltola (sp?). Not really sure what's going on here.
                  It's been ten years since that lonely day I left you
                  In the morning rain, smoking gun in hand
                  Ten lonely years but how my heart, it still remembers
                  Pray for me, momma, I'm a gypsy now

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                  • #10
                    Peltola - House
                    Murkowski - Senate
                    If it pays, it stays

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Frostbit View Post
                      Peltola - House
                      Murkowski - Senate
                      Ah! My mistake.
                      It's been ten years since that lonely day I left you
                      In the morning rain, smoking gun in hand
                      Ten lonely years but how my heart, it still remembers
                      Pray for me, momma, I'm a gypsy now

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                      • #12
                        Is a run-off (like Walker/Warnock) more appropriate?

                        Electing Murkowski is nauseating, and the goal of the election "reformers" is to nationalize elections.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Newman View Post
                          Is a run-off (like Walker/Warnock) more appropriate?

                          Electing Murkowski is nauseating, and the goal of the election "reformers" is to nationalize elections.
                          Yes, it's better than ranked choice. Tshibaka would beat Murkowski head to head.
                          If it pays, it stays

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                          • #14
                            Thank you, Mitchell McConnell.
                            May we raise children who love the unloved things - the dandelion, the worm, the spiderlings.
                            Children who sense the rose needs the thorn and run into rainswept days the same way they turn towards the sun...
                            And when they're grown and someone has to speak for those who have no voice,
                            may they draw upon that wilder bond, those days of tending tender things and be the one.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Newman View Post
                              Is a run-off (like Walker/Warnock) more appropriate?

                              Electing Murkowski is nauseating, and the goal of the election "reformers" is to nationalize elections.
                              I don't like ranked-choice voting. I'm sure Frostbit will tell me, but I don't see what's so nauseating about re-electing Murkowski. If partisan grandstanding by the Democrats hadn't torpedoed it, her bill to resolve the abortion issue (after Dobbs) would have been the perfect compromise. Other than that, I don't know a whole lot about her, except that she does seem to compromise pretty well with the other side of the aisle, something that seems to please Republicans when practiced by Manchin and Sinema, but piss them off when practiced by their own.

                              Feel free to explain how it's different.
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