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  • TheWB18
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    • October 27, 2011, 07:51:30 am
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2012 U.S. Elections state check-ins
« on: November 07, 2012, 12:28:48 pm »
So it's tough to follow what's going on in every state. Check-in with the races for your state and what their impacts might be.

So, I'm from two states, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. In both, Obama winning was a foregone conclusion. Unfortunately, because RI is a boring, one party state, the Senate and House races were boring too - the Democrats won by 55-65% of the total vote, as always.

Mass is a little more interesting, because there are conservative pockets out in the burbs of Boston. It looks like Republican incumbent Scott Brown will not be going back to the Senate, that the incumbent Representatives for the DP all defended, and that Joe Kennedy won a seat.

So from the two most boring states for elections...Democra t sweep.

*Edit: also, it looks like Mass will be allowing medical marijuana (it's already decriminalized in smallish amounts).
« Last Edit: November 07, 2012, 12:30:51 pm by TheWB18 »

  • chuck2657
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    • September 11, 2012, 02:29:12 pm
Re: 2012 U.S. Elections state check-ins
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2012, 03:15:11 pm »
I'm from MN, which tends to be mixed on an inter-state level, but blue in the presidency.  Two other important votes were on the ballot; a ban on gay marriage and a voter ID law.  Thankfully, both measures failed.

I'm fairly centrist myself (my positions are spread between both parties) but Bachman is my most hated politician of all time.  Not necessarily because of her positions, but because of the fear-mongering and misinformation she puts out.  Unfortunately, she was re-elected in a close election.

  • JL5205
  • Super Waygook

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    • March 05, 2012, 11:02:50 am
Re: 2012 U.S. Elections state check-ins
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2012, 04:24:05 pm »
Who won florida?