American 2006 Midterm Elections
I will update this page with election day videos as they show up. If you have followed this blog, you know where we stand. In my opinion, this is the worst American government I’ve ever seen. Politics is dirty business but I have never seen such little respect for the constitution than from this Republican Party. The first step to stop all their nonsense is to get rid of their power in Congress and the Senate.
7:16 AM – There has been countless examples of dirty politics from the Republicans. The Robo-call controversy is another illegal campaign by them. Watch Olbermann disect this issue.
7:49 AM – Clinton’s awesome summary of the Republicans message. Funny stuff.
7:55 AM – Vote different. Parody of Apple’s Think Different ads. These ads should have been the official ads for the Democrats.
8:47 AM – Republican party going after Pre-School candidates. Watch!
9:00 AM – Guess what Cheney is doing right now? Hunting. His campaign will be based on accidents.
9:06 AM – MSNBC reports that 40 percent of Tennessee registered voters have already voted. This might be good news for Democrats and Ford.
10:24 AM – FBI looking into possible Va. voter intimidation.
10:37 AM – GOP Congresswoman has problems voting on electronic voting machines that she most likely approved.
12:12 PM – Bush calls at dinner time. A little comedy relief.
12:18 PM – “If you do show up, you will be charged criminally“. Actual recording of voter intimidation this morning by Allen and GOP. I was hoping this post wasn’t going to turn into a rundown of election horror stories but it is the dominant theme so far…
1:52 PM – Bush votes and talks about how everyone should vote. Right. That’s why his people are using scare tactics on Democrat voters.
2:11 PM – South Carolina Governor turned away at ballot box. He forgot his voting card. He can’t get even this straight.
2:37 PM – Mission
Unaccomplished! Nothing to do with today but explains everything.
3:15 PM – This is better than any Democrat ad I have seen so far, simple and right to the point.
3:23 PM – No video but disturbing story of Poll worker assaulting voter.
3:24 PM – Again, no video but another disturbing story of scare tactics used on Latino voters.
3:26 PM – Frustrated voters leaving without voting. If you are frustrated, stay or go back.
3:53 PM – Another politician has problems voting. Click on voting problems in the middle of page.
4:09 PM – Read the post along with the video. Lieberman & Fox sitting in a tree.
4:18 PM – A couple of days old but here is a local news show about Bishop Morlina forcing politics in church.
4:22 PM – “Punch Foley for Negron!!” Voting machine issues reported in Fla.
5:14 PM – Fox goes to bat for Sherrod Brown. The actor not the channel.
5:19 PM – No video but disturbing story. “The State of Ohio’s real-time, streaming election results are first diverted through Chattanooga, TN, to a GOP-only web firm and the servers currently hosting georgewbush.com, as well as other key Republican web sites.” I thought Ohio was in the bag but there seems to be a lot of chatter that it might not be.
5:36 PM – No video but very very disturbing story. Button on e-voting machine allows multiple votes in many California machines. Damn, Damn, Damn. They found this out a couple of days before election, hopefully this has been fixed by now.
5:47 PM – Hilarious parody. One of the perks of having a failing political system. Thank you Magellan.
6:00 PM – GOP’s troll Laura Ingraham tells listeners to jam DNC voting support hotlines. Clearly, She has no problem with cheating. Politics has become the new American Sport. I wonder if people will be interested now.
6:04 PM – Scarborough: â€œWhy Are The Republicans Against Paper Trails?â€
6:31 PM – Kean pulls a Lieberman by accusing the opposing side of vandalism.
6:46 PM – Alright Folks, I will be gone for about 4 hours. Felicia will be taking over till I get back. The numbers will be rolling in very soon, so we will keep you posted on those. Hopefully, we will throw in some videos. For right now, the exit polls are looking good. But the voter fraud issue could be a big roadblock to all of this. Will be back here soon. Felicia, I turn it over to you…
6:54 PM – “George H.W. Bush and Anna Kournikova were paired together in a charity tennis event, and she apparently smacked him in the back with a tennis ball.” Check out this akward pic on Pinkdome
7:18 PM – Electronic glitches and human errors have resulted in extended voting hours in six states.
7:22 PM – Polls have now closed in 6 states. Democrats need to pick up 15 seats in the House and six in the Senate to wrest majorities from the GOP.
7:33 PM – A judge in Kane County ordered all 223 precincts in the county to stay open an extra 90 minutes tonight
7:38 PM – Ohio blow out called: Gov. Ted Strickland (Pickup)
7:50 PM – Voter error everywhere! Polls
7:53 PM – CNN covers blogger party. Watch it!
7:58 PM – Saunders wins Vermont; Lugar wins in Indiana.
8:01 PM – Denver line reach 3 hours at many voting centers
8:05 PM – Ohio Senate: Sherrod Brown (pickup)
8:18 PM – Massachusetts projects the Dem’s across the board, and the state’s first black gov.
8:27 PM – Update: Patrick wins MA. The first African American to win a Governorship since Doug Wilder. Good for Patrick and good for Massachusetts.
8:30 PM – Bob Casey, Jr. is the new Senator from Pennsylvania. Dem pickup. 5 to go.
8:36 PM – Democratic challenger Brad Ellsworth wins Indiana’s 8th Congressional district.
8:46 PM – TeamTiger Awesome gives us a few reasons to get out there and vote. Watch via PinkDome. Court mandated!
8:49 PM – Latest called competitive races:
New Jersey Senate: Bob Menendez (hold); Ohio: Sherrod Brown (pickup); Pennsylvania: Bob Casey (pickup)
9:04 PM – Let’s not forget. Poli News Heavyweight Dan Rather will co-anchor the Daily Show tonight!
9:15 PM – Joe Scarborough just got a little upset on MSNBC with comments made by Howard Dean and Chris Matthews. Apparently Dean said Scarborough was not “fair and down the middle” and got on Matthews for agreeing with Dean. Watch it!
9:45 PM – Called hot races:
Indiana 02: Donnelly (pickup), Indiana 08: Ellsworth (pickup), Kentucky 03: Yarmuth (pickup), Vermont AL: Welch (hold)
9:47 PM – Bush stays up past his bed time!
10:01 PM – The polls are closing, the initial results are in. The only question is, how big a loss for Republicans?
10:58 PM – Felicia signed out. Ajit has been tagged. Thank You Felicia. I am loving the results so far. I am trying to catch up. This is from C&L:
Ct-05: C Murphy D 56.5% N Johnson (I) R 43.5%
IN-02: J Donnelly D 52.8% / C Chocola (I) R 47.2%
IN-08: B Ellsworth D 62.0% / J Hostettler (I) R 38.0%
IN-09: B Hill D 50.9% / M Sodrel (I) R 49.1%
KY-03:J Yarmuth D 51.3% / A Northup (I) R 48.7%
NH-02: P Hodes D 54.0% / C Bass (I) R 46.0%
OH-18: J Padgett R 37.3% / Z Space D 62.7%
PA-07: J Sestak D 56.7% / C Weldon (I) R 43.3%
PA-10: C Carney D 54.2% / D Sherwood (I) R 45.8%
VT: P Welch D 54.4% / M Rainville R 45.6%
NC-11: H Shuler D 53.2% / C Taylor (I) R 46.8%
NY-24: M Arcuri D 54.9% / R Meier R 45.1%
AZ-18: G Giffords D 57.8% / R Graf R 42.2%
FL-16: T Mahoney D 50.6%/ J Negron R 49.4%
Sadly in the Conneticut Senate race, Mr. Lieberman has won.
11:09 PM – Voter does what many wanted to. No video but I can see it.
11:10 PM – Video of Steele’s support staff from Philadelphia. It is true!
11:16 PM – According to latest tallies. Democrats take back the house!! A round of celebrations.
11:20 PM – NJ’s Menendez victory speech. Now clean up your act.
11:23 PM – Santorum concedes. Good riddance. Hope the door hits you on the way out. You will go down as one of the worst senators this country has ever had.
11:27 PM – The art of gesture.
11:31 PM – Why can’t we have more Black candidates?
11:37 PM – AP Exit polls: A Third Of Evangelicals Vote For Dems. Hard to believe but grab some champagne and join the party…
11:40 PM – Nightly news on Election day irregularities.
11:54 PM – BBC on American elections.
12:22 AM – Waiting on the senate results. A lot of them too close to call. I am also looking for Lamont’s concession speech which I have heard was quite good.
12:45 AM – It is getting tense in VA, it is going back and forth now between Allen and Webb. CNN made a mistake but Webb is still holding on to slim lead.
12:58 AM –
1:01 AM – The Odd World of Politics. Vote Pirates.
1:12 AM – Katherine Harris Concedes. Hahahahah! She actually says “I want everyone to believe that public service is a noble cause”. The best joke of the night.
1:18 AM – Flashback 2002: Foley loves pages in a “personal way“.
1:21 AM – Ford loses but much closer than expected.
1:22 AM – Webb claims victory. No one putting on their party hats yet. Funniest reaction.
1:27 AM – If Webb wins and everything else comes out like said, Democrats take senate. Both the networks and VA Secretary of State are calling it in his favor.
1:34 AM – I am going to stick around for couple of more minutes. Brush my teeth and stuff. In regards to the Webb race, I don’t think it is going to get better than MSNC’s ticker indicating the lead. So I am just going to leave it till the morning.
I thank everyone who have stayed and followed my coverage. It has been a sensational day. When I woke up this morning, I wasn’t a believer. For months, I saw the polls, I saw the Republicans self-destruct and I still could not believe. At the end of the day, I thought, like the past elections they would sneak a victory with their cheating. Today, no matter what they did, a clear majority of Americans said they have had enough. I congratulate all of you voters & volunteers. You have made a believer out of me.
Special thanks to Felicia for carrying the torch when I was away.
your very own “Macaca” Ajit
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