Open Thread | There Were Some Elections Last Night

And, for Joe Biden and the Democratic Party to be in such trouble, according to the pundits….
Not a bad night.

Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) tweeted at 8:46 PM on Tue, Nov 07, 2023:
Across the country tonight, democracy won and MAGA lost.

Voters vote. Polls don’t. Now let’s go win next year. Donate to join us:

Dave Wasserman (@Redistrict) tweeted at 7:26 PM on Tue, Nov 07, 2023:
I’ve seen enough: in a victory for the pro-choice side, Ohio Issue 1, a measure to establish a right to an abortion in the state constitution, passes.

From President Biden:

Tonight, Americans once again voted to protect their fundamental freedoms – and democracy won.

In Ohio, voters protected access to reproductive health in their state constitution. Ohioans and voters across the country rejected attempts by MAGA Republican elected officials to impose extreme abortion bans that put the health and lives of women in jeopardy, force women to travel hundreds of miles for care, and threaten to criminalize doctors and nurses for providing the health care that their patients need and that they are trained to provide. This extreme and dangerous agenda is out-of-step with the vast majority of Americans.

My Administration will continue to protect access to reproductive health care and call on Congress to restore the protections of Roe v. Wade in federal law once and for all.


Dave Wasserman (@Redistrict) tweeted at 6:23 PM on Tue, Nov 07, 2023:
I’ve seen enough: Andy Beshear (D) wins reelection in #KYGOV, defeating Daniel Cameron (R).

Democracy Docket (@DemocracyDocket) tweeted at 10:11 PM on Tue, Nov 07, 2023:
BREAKING: Democratic candidate Judge Daniel McCaffrey wins the race for Pennsylvania Supreme Court. Democrats now have a 5-2 majority on the court.

Victor Shi (@Victorshi2020) tweeted at 10:08 PM on Tue, Nov 07, 2023:
There we have it! Virginia Democrats have just FLIPPED the Virginia House of Delegates and now officially have the majority control in both the House AND the Senate. Virginia Republicans and Glenn Younkin lost badly tonight. This is absolutely huge.

Deliberate incompetence😠😠😠
Blake Case (@Bakey_Jo) tweeted at 8:01 PM on Tue, Nov 07, 2023:
Hinds Co. Circuit Clerk Wallace is giving update. They ran out of ballots AND toner today which exacerbated the issues. They have multiple TYPES of ballots coming in tonight. Some paper, some electric. Going to be some hand counting. Going to take a long time. Lawyers everywhere.

Tony Yarber (@TonyYarber) tweeted at 7:13 PM on Tue, Nov 07, 2023:
Black folks in Hinds County, MS are voting like Obama is running again.

Cornell Belcher (@cornellbelcher) tweeted at 7:08 PM on Tue, Nov 07, 2023:
So let me get this right, if Beshear had lost it would’ve been Biden’s fault. But he won solidly annddd that’s not at all because of Biden right, but despite him 🤦🏾‍♂️ you people are absurd. So many of the so-called political strategists on tv are inane.

Chris D. Jackson (@ChrisDJackson) tweeted at 7:45 PM on Tue, Nov 07, 2023:
The media is trying to play us for fools. Their logic:

If Democrats were to do poorly tonight, it would show how unpopular Joe Biden is.

However, if Democrats do well, it has nothing to do with Joe Biden.

It’s all horseshit, folks.

Brent Peabody 🇺🇸🇺🇦 (@brent_peabody) tweeted at 7:06 PM on Tue, Nov 07, 2023:
Under Biden, Dems have won…

– PA (Governor, AG, US Senate Seat, State House)
– MI (Governor, AG, SoS, State Legislature)
– WI (Governor, AG, State Supreme Court)
– AZ (Governor, AG, US Senate Seat)
– KY (Governor)

Can we stop bed-wetting now?

Taniel (@Taniel) tweeted at 8:33 PM on Tue, Nov 07, 2023:
RESULT: Ohio has voted to legalize marijuana.

This is Issue 2. Results look similar to the margin by which weed was legalized in Michigan a few years back.

Tom Bonier (@tbonier) tweeted at 8:18 PM on Tue, Nov 07, 2023:
This is big in NJ. GOPs pinned their hopes on picking up this Senate seat, but they not only failed, they lost both of the Assembly seats they held here.

More NJ

David Wildstein (@wildstein) tweeted at 9:25 PM on Tue, Nov 07, 2023:
☑️Democrat John Burzichelli has defeated Republican State Sen. Ed Durr in the 3rd district. Ed the Trucker unseated Senate President Steve Sweeney two years ago. This is a Senate pickup for Democrats.

Democrats heading toward a 2-seat pickup in the Assembly.

Imani Gandy (Orca’s Version) ⚓️ (@AngryBlackLady) tweeted at 8:02 PM on Tue, Nov 07, 2023:
Virginia is sending Danica Roem—a trans woman—from the house of delegates to the Senate. I mean come on. GOP PLEASE keep running on pronouns because

Adam Wren (@adamwren) tweeted at 7:40 PM on Tue, Nov 07, 2023:
Democrat @BSakbun—a 27-year-old former Army Ranger—wins Terre Haute mayoral race, beating four-term incumbent Republican Duke Bennett. @INDems Chairman Mike Schmuhl has compared him to Pete Buttigieg. (Buttigieg did not become mayor of South Bend until age 29.)

CAPITAL POLITICS (@capital_pols) tweeted at 7:13 PM on Tue, Nov 07, 2023:
Capital Politics now projects when all the votes are in and counted, Cherelle Parker (D) wins the Philidelphia, PA Mayoral Race

NBC New York (@NBCNewYork) posted at 8:25 PM on Tue, Nov 07, 2023:
Exonerated “Central Park Five” member Yusef Salaam won a seat Tuesday on the New York City Council

Nick Atwell (@atwellnick1) posted at 10:29 PM on Tue, Nov 07, 2023:
The Democratic Party has its faults but it’s the only party that represents and acts in our interests some of the time and there’s always room for improvement.

This is hilarious😂😂😂

L. Louise Lucas (@SenLouiseLucas) tweeted at 8:08 PM on Tue, Nov 07, 2023:
For all the Republican catfish out there who have been chasing me for 32 years and tried to take our majority tonight- I have a special video for you!

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18 Responses to Open Thread | There Were Some Elections Last Night

  1. rikyrah says:

    Aaron Fritschner

    Republicans keep saying they don’t want a shutdown, and it would indeed be a terrible move for new Speaker Mike Johnson. But there’s a growing likelihood of a Republican shutdown anyway — because Johnson and his brain trust lack the legislative and political acumen to prevent it.
    Nov 9, 2023 · 12:56 PM UTC

  2. Eliihass says:


    School board elections, no longer just local, no longer so under the radar. But still, all politics IS local, and local community groups got active.

  3. Eliihass says:

    They won everything down ballot. This is Beshear being an anomaly more than anything else. Great favorability ratings for his handling of covid and the pension crisis on top of being a part of a Kentucky political dynasty. No one was beating him in this election.

    Daniel Cameron black ass was never going to be Kentucky governor, it was no way in Snow ball hell no matter how many murders committed by white supremacists police he covered up, white folk wasn’t going to elect his ass

    Daniel Cameron and Herschel Walker need to get together and do a podcast. They can call it “What Big Mom tried to tell me but I didn’t believe”. Have Tim Scott on as a guest.

    • Eliihass says:


      Republicans ran a black attorney General in 2019 and rolled.

      Democrats ran a black attorney General in 2023 and got crushed

      The same black republican black man who won AG in 19 got nearly 200,000 less votes in 2023 for governor, fairing worse in own hometown and college town.

    • Liza says:

      It’s good to see some of these Democratic governors doing so well. I was listening to Beshear’s victory speech and thinking, “Move over Gavin Newsome.”

      Katie Hobbs is doing a great job here in Arizona, she’s very well liked and getting stuff done.

      • Eliihass says:

        Most Californians don’t hold Newsom in high regard.. he’s the pits..

        Just another lucky beneficiary of party Poobahs clearing the field ..stifling & preemptively strong-arming out all competition.. and again and again, leaving voters no choice..

        In the end, frustrated voters are stuck with either the party Poobahs’ horrid handpicked candidate.. or (most often) the even worse republican option..

        Case in point: the recent recall special election..

        It all came down to Gavin – and the even more loathsome Larry Elder..

        In an entire state with some of the best universities, the beating heart of tech and innovation hubs, and filled with supposedly ‘conscious’, educated – and endlessly raucous and ‘righteous’ self-styled ‘activists’ …those were the ‘top’ options.. LOL..

        And, of course, given the nightmare alternative, Newsom once again, sailed through..

        Price tag to California taxpayers by the way, for said recall election: $200 million..


        For those who keep pointing to previous, continuous elective gigs ‘won’ and held, as somehow ‘proof’ that a politician is ‘great’, deserving, ‘qualified/experienced’ – or somehow not subpar – or actually earned the spot – or accomplished anything substantial in previous positions – beyond waiting around, scheming, schmoozing party Poobahs and mega donors, cultivating target demographics entirely for the purpose of exploiting them to self-boost/self-advance.. endlessly preening and self-promoting – with the assist of expensive PR consultants, staged photo-ops and contrived ‘news making theater’ – all amplified by hired influencers …and all while doing precious little in any of the positions – and nothing that’ll hamper plans for next leap up the elective political ladder..

        Nope.. Entirely unearned..and undeserved..

        This is how they snag and keep those political gigs.. they fail up.. field cleared for them by party Poobahs each time.. with far better candidates shut down.. kept out.. warned that they’ll be blacklisted if they don’t go along..

        And so, situations like what’s now playing out re: Diane Feinstein’s seat replacement, happens..

        Adam Schiff – who’d worked his b*tt off for 16 years in congress as he waited patiently for the rare opening for a senate seat ..and a natural fit actually for Barbara Boxer’s Senate seat when she retired (same Southern California constituency – as opposed to Diane Feinstein’s Northern California) was elbowed out when state party Poobahs immediately forcibly cleared the field for the undeserving Harris.. threatening anyone who dared entertain any thoughts of entering the race.. and blacklisting/damaging the few that tried..

        Barbara Lee, who won a special election in 1998 to succeed her then-boss, Ron Dellums – who retired after 27 years in congress.. played along.. obsequiously endorsing Harris – hoping that when Diane Feinstein’s (Northern California) senate seat came open, would be a shoo-in for it after all her years in congress..

        And now that Diane Feinstein’s seat finally came open.. after Newsom appointed Alex Padilla (first Hispanic) to Barbara Boxer’s old seat vacated by Harris.. there’s an ongoing tug of war.. with Schiff, Lee and newbie, Katie Porter, all fighting for it..

        In the end, one will win, but they’ll all be damaged ..the two losers, all the more..

        The party will also lose 2 of its reliable representatives..

        Worse, the long-term damage beyond the 2 casualties, that’ll be left in its wake after votes are counted..

        Damage to reputation, credibility, etc..

        And the long memories, hostilities, resentment, outright hate between supporters, ‘adjacents’ and their various intra party factions – and hired/pay-to-play ‘influencers’.. will not be quickly papered over, and will continue to rear its ugly head in perpetuity, in party dynamics..

        In the end, voters’ noses hurt from holding them over and over again, to vote the resultant clear-the-field party poobahs’ crappy pick ..over the horrendous republican alternative..

        And at some point, folks will simply tire of playing this game..

  4. rikyrah says:

    Rachel Bitecofer 📈🔭🇺🇲🇺🇦 (@RachelBitecofer) posted at 9:18 AM on Wed, Nov 08, 2023:
    The election analysis on TV is SO BAD:
    Abortion is not off the table as an issue in Ohio, or anywhere else.

    We will be warning voters in every swing House district, in every single state about the Preacher of the House’s national abortion ban plans.

  5. rikyrah says:

    Acyn (@Acyn) posted at 8:36 PM on Tue, Nov 07, 2023:
    Beshear: Just just look at what we were up against. Five superpacs. My opponent’s superpac, Mitch McConnell’s superpac. Rand Paul’s superpac. The club for growth, the Republican governors association… We beat them all at the same time

  6. rikyrah says:

    Kenny BooYah! 🖖🏾 (@KwikWarren) posted at 7:02 AM on Wed, Nov 08, 2023:
    Not sure whose reaction to @SymoneDSanders body slamming @TimRyan on live TV was best: @MichaelSteele who was laughing his ass off or @TimRyan who sitting there looking like he’d seen a ghost. 🤣

  7. rikyrah says:

    Mr. Nick Beaudrot (@nbeaudrot) posted at 3:15 PM on Tue, Nov 07, 2023:
    It is very good to see Biden’s staffers are looking at voters concerns about prices and thinking hard about what can be done, even w/o congressional help.

    Meanwhile Trump’s staffers are thinking about how to enact payback at the DOJ and suppress peaceful protest.

  8. rikyrah says:

    Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) posted at 9:36 PM on Tue, Nov 07, 2023:
    Today, Democrats won in Virginia and protected reproductive freedom.

    But make no mistake: Abortion and so many other fundamental freedoms are going to be on the ballot in 2024. That’s why we need you to join our campaign.

  9. rikyrah says:

    Jordan Weissmann (@JHWeissmann) posted at 9:12 PM on Tue, Nov 07, 2023:
    At the moment, young people hate the Democratic party, except on election day.

  10. rikyrah says:

    Phuck Outta Here!

    Alexander Petruska 🇺🇸🇨🇦🇧🇷🇷🇸🇸🇮🇲🇽🇺🇦 (@apetrusk) posted at 8:54 PM on Tue, Nov 07, 2023:
    Tennessee Republican argues federal funds to feed schoolchildren should be performance-tested

    Performance tested?
    Your paycheck should then be 0.00, Rep. John Ragan @RepRagan😡

  11. rikyrah says:

    Jake Sherman (@JakeSherman) posted at 4:27 AM on Wed, Nov 08, 2023:
    While you were sleeping, House Republican leadership pulled the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development bill from the floor. They didn’t have the votes.

  12. rikyrah says:

    Claire Celsi (@SenClaireCelsi) posted at 9:22 PM on Tue, Nov 07, 2023:
    I’m so proud of all of the Democrats running for school board seats in the Des Moines suburbs of Ankeny, Johnston, Urbandale, Waukee and West Des Moines. All the Democrats won. All the Moms for Liberty lost!

  13. rikyrah says:

    OH WELL.
    He can suck it.

    The Intellectualist (@highbrow_nobrow) posted at 9:43 PM on Tue, Nov 07, 2023:
    Rick Santorum is upset that Americans had an opportunity to vote on the things they actually care about. @atrupar.

  14. rikyrah says:

    Good Morning Everyone 😊😊😊

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