Republican Declared Winner In Disputed Virginia Election

Republican David Yancy was declared the winner of a disputed election, giving the GOP a slim one-seat majority in the state’s House of Delegates.

Fun with Write-Ins (AL Senate Race Edition)

Via the NYT: Write-In Results From Alabama Senate Race Are In. And They’re Downright Weird. What do Robert E. Lee, SpongeBob SquarePants, Nick Saban, Jesus Christ and George C. Wallace have in common? They, like Roy Moore, will not be the next Senator from the state of Alabama.  (And, really, if JC can take the hint, Moore […]

Moore Seeks Court Action to Stop Certification of Vote

Roy Moore continues to think that he is special.

Roy Moore Files Largely Frivolous Lawsuit Claiming ‘Voter Fraud’ In Senate Election

Roy Moore isn’t giving up, but he can’t stop the inevitable.

Disputed Virginia Election Heads To Court

The battle for control of the Virginia House of Delegates remains up in the air as both sides continue to dispute the outcome in one district.

VA House of Delegates Race now a Tie

One for the textbooks.

A Political Earthquake In Virginia Thanks To A Single Vote

After nearly twenty years, the Republican domination of the Virginia House of Delegates came to an end thanks to a single vote.

Lessons from the Alabama Special Election

Let’s not forget how unique the Moore-Jones contest was.

AL Exit Polls

WaPo has ’em:  Exit poll results: How different groups voted in Alabama.

Roy Moore’s Loss Portends New Battles In The GOP’s Civil War

Roy Moore’s loss in Alabama is bringing out into the open a civil war that has been going on for seven years now.

Doug Jones Wins In Alabama

In what amounts to an electoral perfect storm, Democratic nominee Doug Jones pulled off a win last night in the Alabama Senate Election.

No Matter Who Wins In Alabama, Republicans Stand To Lose

There are no good outcomes for the GOP in Alabama.

Roy Moore And The Battle For Control Of Congress

A top Republican political analyst is warning that a Roy Moore victory in Alabama could pose real problems for Republicans in 2018. If it does, they’ll have nobody to blame but themselves.

Alabama Senate Election Is A Toss Up, But Moore Seems To Be Favored

Polling remains uncertain in the Alabama Senate race, but the odds favor Roy Moore.

Senator Shelby on Roy Moore

Richard Shelby, the senior Republican Senator from Alabama: “I’d rather see the Republican win, but I would hope that Republican would be a write-in. I couldn’t vote for Roy Moore. I didn’t vote for Roy Moore. But I wrote in a distinguished Republican name,” Shelby said. “I’d rather see another Republican in there and I’m going […]

Even More Moore-Jones

An analysis with maps and numbers via WaPo:  What it would take for a Democrat to win Alabama.

Character and Candidacies

Political Scientist Greg Weiner makes an argument for character in the NYT:  The Scoundrel Theory of American Politics. there is also a novel and ominous concept of the statesman emerging in American politics, most clearly in the gymnastic contortions being accomplished to justify support for the Senate campaign of Roy Moore, the former chief justice of Alabama: […]

An Additional Note on Moore Support

To add to my post form earlier, I would recommend this column in the NYT by Quin Hillyer:  How Roy Moore Survives. He raises two key points that are worth highlighting.  The first, which I did not mention in my post, Alabamians have a deep-seated resentment about perceived out of state inference.  As such, the following is […]

The Moore-Jones Race

Explaining what Tuesday is likely to bring.

Roy Moore: America Was Great Back When We Still Had Slavery

Roy Moore wishes he was back in the days of cotton when families were close and African-Americans were enslaved.

Trump Formally Endorses Roy Moore Despite Molestation Allegations

President Trump has formally endorsed an accused child molester for the United States Senate.

Mitch McConnell Caves On Roy Moore

As I’ve said before, the Republican Party in the Trump Era has become the party of Trumpaloons, sycophants, sellouts, and cowards.

Polling Continues To Show A Tight Senate Race In Alabama

With ten days to go, the Senate race in Alabama between Roy Moore and Doug Jones is close.

Doug Jones’ Challenge

Via WaPo:  ‘Doug Jones’s problem’: African American voters not energized by Alabama’s Senate race. Jones’s campaign believes he can win only if he pieces together an unusually delicate coalition built on intense support from core Democrats and some crossover votes from Republicans disgusted with Moore. Crucial to that formula is a massive mobilization of African Americans, who […]

Trump Endorses Moore Despite Molestation Charges

President Trump put his thumb on the scale for Roy Moore, ignoring the allegations of harassment and sexual abuse that have been made against the candidate.

Explaining Votes for Moore

Voters rank factors before choosing how to vote.

Moore’s Bio Helps Bolster Credibility of Charges

This continues to be a highly credible story, and Moore himself has helped that credibility.

Roy Moore Accuser Speaks Out While White House Effectively Endorses Moore

The woman who says Ray Moore assaulted her when she was just 14 spoke out this morning at the same time that the White House effectively endorsed Moore’s candidacy.

Roy Moore And Standards Of Proof

No, we don’t have to presume that Roy Moore is “innocent until proven guilty.”

Polling Shows Alabama Senate Race May Be Slipping Away From Roy Moore

Could the tide be turning in the Alabama Senate race against Roy Moore? At least some polling indicates the answer could be yes.

Four More Women Come Forward With Accusations Against Roy Moore

The charges against Roy Moore continue to mount as national Republicans continue to push back against him.

Another Roy Moore Accuser Steps Forward As Senate Republicans Turn Against Him

Another Alabama woman accuses Roy Moore of sexually assaulting him when she was a teenager.

The Mentality Of Roy Moore’s Defenders

Roy Moore’s most die-hard defenders are living in a world of their own, and it’s unlikely they’ll change their minds.

On Write-In Votes in Alabama

There has been some press speculation concerning a write-in vote in Alabama Senate special election. Here’s what the Secretary of State’s page says on the subject: When the candidate you would like to vote for is not listed on the ballot, you may vote for that person by writing his or her name in the […]

AL Senate Polls

Via AL.com:  Doug Jones takes lead on Roy Moore in new Senate poll. Louisiana-based JMC Analytics conducted the poll after allegations of sexual misconduct by Moore were reported by The Washington Post. The poll had Jones received 46 percent support in the poll to Moore’s 42 percent. With a margin of error of 4 percent, however, […]

The Roy Moore Case and the Nature of US Political Parties

The Moore situation illustrates the nonhierarchical nature of US parties. This is nothing new.

Deplorable Republicans Are Defending The Deplorable Roy Moore

While many on the right are condemning Roy Moore, there are far too many prevaricators and defenders out there.

Republicans Face The Reality That Trump Is A Political Albatross They Can’t Get Away From

Republicans have a Donald Trump problem, and they can’t run away from it.

Maine Voters Vote To Expand Medicaid, Making An End Run Around Governor LePage

Voters in Maine hand their conservative Governor a setback.

Ralph Northam Defeats Ed Gillespie In Virginia In Strong Democratic Rebuke Of Trump

Democrats, Republicans, and Independents came out for an an election that can only been seen as a strong rebuke to President Trump and the Republican Party.

Democratic Candidate Phil Murphy Easily Defeats Kim Guadagno In New Jersey

To nobody’s surprise, a blue state returns to its roots.

Race For Virginia Governor Tightens Significantly In Campaign’s Final Hours

With less than forty-eight hours to go, the race for Virginia’s Governor is tighter than ever.

Democrat Ralph Northam Continues To Lead In Virginia, But The Race Is Far From Over

New polling shows Democratic nominee Ralph Northam continuing to lead Republican Ed Gillespie in the Virginia Governor’s race, but anything is still possible with three weeks to go until Election Day.

Fox News Poll Shows Alabama Senate Race Tied, But Skepticism Is Still Called For

A new poll shows Democratic nominee Doug Jones tied with twice-removed former Chief Justice Roy Moore in Alabama’s Senate race, but it’s still too early to be optimistic.

Democratic Candidate Appears To Have Momentum In Virginia’s Governor’s Race

The nation’s only competitive Governor’s this year appears to be going in favor of the Democratic candidate.

Poll Shows Democrat Doug Jones Within Six Points Of Roy Moore

A sign of hope that Alabama voters could end up rejecting the far-right theocratic politics of Roy Moore? Possibly.

Roy Moore Wins Alabama Republican Senate Runoff

Despite, or perhaps because of, his bigoted, radical, far-right positions on the issues, Roy Moore beat the sitting Senator from Alabama in a runoff election that essentially guarantees that he will win the General Election later this year.

A Trump Effect In The Race To Be Virginia’s Next Governor?

A new poll shows that Donald Trump could end up having an impact on the race for Virginia Governor.

Some Thoughts on Today’s AL Senate Primary Run-Off

Some quick thoughts on Moore v. Strange.

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