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Sat Sep 19, 2020, 12:17 PM

Numerous voters tell me the death of #RBG motivated them to vote this morning

One voter told me: ďI was already anticipating on coming out to vote early but after the passing of RBG last night, I made sure I was here at 7:30 this morning...We need to come out to vote like our lives depend on it so that's why I'm here.Ē

Hundreds of people are already lined up to vote early in Fairfax County, spanning across the Fairfax County Government Center, and have been here for hours. Polls donít open for another 30 min.

Numerous voters tell me the death of #RBG motivated them to vote this morning







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Reply Numerous voters tell me the death of #RBG motivated them to vote this morning (Original post)
demmiblue Sep 19 OP
elleng Sep 19 #1
dalton99a Sep 19 #2
Ninga Sep 19 #3
Budi Sep 19 #4
RKP5637 Sep 19 #5
rso Sep 19 #6
Hstch05 Sep 19 #17
spooky3 Sep 19 #20
bucolic_frolic Sep 19 #7
Colleen8406 Sep 19 #8
sandensea Sep 19 #9
Salviati Sep 19 #10
PoindexterOglethorpe Sep 19 #11
demmiblue Sep 19 #12
sarge43 Sep 19 #13
tblue37 Sep 19 #25
DaisyTom Sep 19 #14
BootinUp Sep 19 #15
AZ8theist Sep 19 #16
spooky3 Sep 19 #21
DaisyTom Sep 19 #23
AZ8theist Sep 19 #30
spooky3 Sep 19 #31
AZ8theist Sep 19 #32
AZ8theist Sep 19 #33
spooky3 Sep 19 #34
AZ8theist Sep 19 #35
barbtries Sep 19 #18
Le Roi de Pot Sep 19 #19
spooky3 Sep 19 #22
yellowdogintexas Sep 19 #24
spooky3 Sep 19 #27
Zing Zing Zingbah Sep 19 #26
spooky3 Sep 19 #28
UTUSN Sep 19 #29
Cha Sep 19 #36

Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 12:25 PM

1. and the skies are blue, and air crisp.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 12:28 PM

2. Kick

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 12:31 PM

3. Thanks for posting. This was exactly what I needed to read at this moment.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 12:33 PM

4. Fear of suddenly facing a chilling reality does that.

Trump & Pence's KKKristian base is fired up as well.
There have to be a lot more of us than them.

The stakes are infinite..

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 12:37 PM

5. Reality is finally setting in with more voters. This is serious stuff and if they sit on their butts

they will lose, big time.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 12:43 PM

6. Rbg

Thatís very good, but we were already going to win Virginia anyway. Iíd like to see such sentiment in States like Florida, North Carolina, Ohio etc..

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Response to rso (Reply #6)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 02:42 PM

17. VA's

early voting started yesterday. The numbers, even before Justice Ginsburg's death, have been unprecedented according to the local registrars. This was VA's first election with expanded 45 day early voting. The legislature also voted to make Election Day a state holiday and removed the need to show photo ID at the polls. It shows what happens when your state flips from red to blue and both houses of the legislature go Democratic.

As for the other states you mention:
Ohio starts on 10/6 and runs through 11/2
NC starts on 10/15 and runs through 10/31
Florida starts on 10/24 and runs through 10/31

If you know people in these states, encourage them to vote early in person!

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Response to rso (Reply #6)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 02:56 PM

20. So would I. I still can't figure out what is wrong in Ohio. There are several large urban areas

there that should be mostly blue (Cincinnati somewhat less so as it is right across the border from redder-than-red Kentucky.

Voter suppression? But that wouldn't explain the close poll results now.

Fox News effect?

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 12:50 PM

7. RBG, Rainmaker

if we get .3% more, it's all to the good

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 12:51 PM

8. I hope this motivates everyone

We need to be reaching out to every dem senator demanding they do whatever it takes to block a nominee vote, and continue working as much as possible to get people to vote. Itís beyond time to fight back.

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Response to Colleen8406 (Reply #8)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 01:01 PM

9. +1

For anyone not too motivated by issues of rights or choice, the chances of another Bush v. Gore - even if Biden wins both the popular and electoral college by double digits - just went up 10-fold.

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Response to Colleen8406 (Reply #8)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 01:08 PM

10. It's certainly motivating people to donate

The rate of donations on ActBlue over the last 11 hours is almost 4x the average rate of donations during August, which was already stupendously high.

Average rate of donations:

Aug 2020 ~$10,000/min

Aug 2018 ~ $2,400/min

Aug 2016 ~ $825/min


For the last 11 hours, since I've been watching the average rate of donation has been $38,000/minute

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 01:31 PM

11. I do hope the newly motivated voters are all Democrats.

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Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Reply #11)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 02:09 PM

12. I'm guessing that they mostly are, or else there wouldn't be this:



Assholes.

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Response to demmiblue (Reply #12)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 02:17 PM

13. They're not just assholes (their default), they are criminals

They should be treated as ones.

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Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Reply #11)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 03:14 PM

25. They're wearing masks. nt

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 02:19 PM

14. Schumer to Dems this morning: "Nothing is off the table."

 

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Response to DaisyTom (Reply #14)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 02:32 PM

15. Thats good to see. nt

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Response to DaisyTom (Reply #14)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 02:40 PM

16. Including a strongly worded letter?

Actions speak louder than words, Chuck.

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Response to AZ8theist (Reply #16)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 02:57 PM

21. What do you want him to do today? nt

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Response to spooky3 (Reply #21)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 03:01 PM

23. I'm glad Dems are not being shy about putting the threats out there

 

yes we WILL pack the courts, GOP, and then all your fuckery will be for nothing.

they're hoping we will cave...

not this time.

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Response to spooky3 (Reply #21)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 04:50 PM

30. I would check the batteries on your sarcasm detector

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Response to AZ8theist (Reply #30)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 05:05 PM

31. Why don't you use :sarcasm: when your post is unclear? Nt

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Response to spooky3 (Reply #31)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 05:10 PM

32. Didn't think I needed to..since

I'm the most sarcastic poster on DU.

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Response to AZ8theist (Reply #32)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 05:11 PM

33. or at least in the top 10...

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Response to AZ8theist (Reply #32)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 05:19 PM

34. Sorry, I don't stalk people. There are people

Who think Schumer has the power to stop McConnell now. I would like to hear from them exactly what Schumer can do. I hope they are right, so I would like one of them to explain to me what those steps are.

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Response to spooky3 (Reply #34)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 08:46 PM

35. Right now, there's not a damn thing he can do.......

So, hence my sarcastic remark about sending a strongly worded letter. It accomplishes nothing.

That being said, I am sick to death of the impotence shown by our leaders. How many subpoenas have been ignored?
Congress has the power of inherent contempt. FUCKING USE IT!!!

These anti-American TRAITORS need to be locked up.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 02:51 PM

18. She is still doing good.



i can hardly express the amount of disgust and hatred i have for mcconnell, trump, and republicans at this moment.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 02:52 PM

19. Wonder how many of those weren't motivated in 2016

 

Because the thought this this might happen over the next four years never crossed their minds.

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Response to Le Roi de Pot (Reply #19)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 02:58 PM

22. Fairfax Co is reliably blue and huge - it put Clinton well over the top in VA in 2016. nt

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Response to spooky3 (Reply #22)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 03:11 PM

24. If Fairfax and a few other large population counties

go heavily for Biden he should carry the state.

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Response to yellowdogintexas (Reply #24)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 03:18 PM

27. Trump has NO chance here. The polls show him down by double digits.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 03:16 PM

26. I will be voting as soon as I can

Ballots are supposed to get mailed out a month before the election where I am. There will be three votes in my house for Biden, Sara Gideon (Susan Collins opponent), and Rep Jared Golden as well as re-electing the dems in Maine state legislature.

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Response to Zing Zing Zingbah (Reply #26)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 03:19 PM

28. Excellent!!! nt

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 03:29 PM

29. K&R for, *OUR* voters are being referenced, I presume?

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 09:54 PM

36. Rt!

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