It’s taken me awhile to write this, but I’ll end the week with it.
We have the apparent loss by Beto.
I don’t believe that Beto actually lost. I believe that there were shenanigans.
But, even if I did believe that he legitimately lost, there is absolutely no reason why Beto should apologize.
His candidacy and campaign were the stuff of dreams. He literally did everything that he could to win this race. He put his heart and soul into the campaign. Not only that, but he built a GOTV apparatus FROM SCRATCH. In a state like TEXAS? Do you know how hard that is? What kind of organization and planning that it took?
Beto O’Rourke probably will never read this, but I want to say thank you.
I want to thank him for the people whose lives will be impacted and changed because Beto O’Rouke decided to run for the Senate.
I’m talking about all the people who will be impacted by the people now in positions that they wouldn’t have been if Beto hadn’t of run and had coattails.
There are few systems that have as disparate impact upon the Black community than the Criminal Justice System. The person sitting on the other side of the bench can have a profound impact on the shape and direction of a person’s life. Having diversity of life experience and approach to criminal justice has to matter.
Beto’s coattails will mean a lot to the people in the largest county in Texas. When the Democrats swept all 59 positions in the judiciary, that is touching lives that he will never know. Getting people into those positions who might have compassion and understanding towards those standing before them..it’s a game changer.
I’m going to say it right now- I hope that you run again for 2020. I hope that you continue with the infrastructure that you already built. There were places that were close in 2018; maybe with a little more work and building of the infrastructure, they can get over the hump.
But, from the bottom of my heart, this Northern Black Democrat wants to thank you for your amazing run. Don’t let anyone talk smack that your run for the Senate wasn’t a fierce and passionate and righteous run that will now have ripples you couldn’t have even imagined.
And, the races that cannot be called yet, and never should have been called in Florida and Georgia.
I love that Stacey Abrams never conceded. And, she’s like – COUNT EVERY BALLOT.
You are damn straight – count every ballot.
Now, we see that chicanery in Florida too…COUNT EVERY BALLOT.
Things don’t make no damn sense.
Like, how, when the felon re-enfranchisement referendum passes the 60% threshold, but somehow, that doesn’t translate into votes for Gillum?
That referendum was PROGRESSIVE referendum. The drop off between voting for that and NOT voting for Gillum DOES NOT COMPUTE.
Then, they have the nerve..
The utter nerve…
To insult our intelligence…
And tell us that some exit poll said that Gillum only got 82% of the Black female vote.
GET THE ENTIRE PHUCK OUTTA HERE.
I have been a Black woman longer than 3 days.
And, there is NO WAY..
That the qualified and handsome Black candidate…
With his equally qualified, talented and wonderful Black wife..
And those eat them up with a spoon Black children….
Would get only 82% of the Black female vote to a White candidate that called him a monkey and is a Dolt45 Acolyte.
Trying to insult us as they try to cheat Andrew Gillum.
He’s at 97-98% with Black woman, if he’s at 1%.
Stop trying to LIE on us to justify your THEFT.
And, how can THIS be true, and you’re telling me that Gillum is doing worse than Nelson?
OMG. Looking at county-level undervote. Broward stands out for having 3.7% of its ballots left blank for #FLSEN but cast for #FLGOV. No other county comes close, and Palm/Dade had more votes for Senator. Either this is ballot design or machine error. #flapol #sayfiepic.twitter.com/OtyK0oO20g— Matthew Isbell (@mcimaps) November 8, 2018
Do I even have to go into the reasons why the Abrams/Kemp race shouldn’t be called until every frigging ballot is counted?
The level of cheating that that crook has done in this race!
Finally, a dispatch from Arizona:
Republicans filed a lawsuit Wednesday night to challenge the way some Arizona counties count mail-in ballots as election officials began to slowly tally more than 600,000 outstanding votes in the narrow U.S. Senate race — a task that could take days.
Republican Rep. Martha McSally and Democratic Rep. Kyrstin Sinema were separated by a small fraction of the 1.7 million tabulated votes.
About 75 percent of Arizona voters cast ballots by mail, but those ballots have to go through the laborious signature confirmation process, and only then can be opened and tabulated. If county recorders have issues verifying signatures they are allowed to ask voters to verify their identity.
Why are they afraid of the ballots being counted? Why? Why?
We know why.