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Friday, October 14, 2016

Never thought I'd see the day...

From here. (The map may change at any time.) Arizona in blue. Texas and Mississippi in light pink. And 538 tells a similar story -- with Iowa in blue.


I suspect that the final map will have less ultramarine and more vermillion. Still, for now, on this day, let us acknowledge and savor the grand accomplishment of Donald Trump.

Unfortunately, the pipe dream of flipping the House seems to be evaporating.

Worse, the Senate is evenly split. The sole tie (according to is in Wisconsin, where Russ Feingold faces Ron Johnson. One poll has Johnson up; another has Feingold ahead -- by an onionskin-thin margin. At the start of this election season, the Washington Post had labeled Johnson the most vulnerable senator, but he has proven to be pretty damned resilient.

If you have any spare cash to donate in these final weeks, please consider Feingold. He's a great man who deserves not just a return to his old senate seat but a shot at the presidency.

Johnson is a Tea Partier, a denier of man-made climate change, and a staunch opponent of Obamacare. He's against both abortion rights and stem cell research. He's also an alleged deficit hawk who won't rescind his support for Trump, even though Trump would expand the deficit -- and even though the last president to get us out of the red was Bill Clinton.
I don't get them continually painting Kentucky for Trump and for Sanders in the primary. For some reason no polling has been done in Kentucky either primary or for general in 2016. But every single time a Clinton has run they've won Kentucky. 1992, 1996, 2008 primary, 2016 primary. So there's a state that's a likely Clinton win that is being painted as a Trump win.
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