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What's the NY Times live election needle looking like?

I tried to view it but it requires a subscription and I'm poor.

Looks like a blowout isn't happening tonight

Crap I wanted an Electoral Vote landslide, but I'll take winning with 310 votes.

Indiana and Kentucky are coming in already

Tune into CNN.

I just voted - great news

I live in the most conservative district in NYC (Max Roseís), and the school where I vote is bright Red (80% Republican, Trump signs everywhere).

Well, I voted around 4:00, and there were only three people ahead of me (itís split into about 10 sections, depending on what street you live in). Each one only had two or three people waiting. I waited about 3 minutes, then it was my turn. Gave my name, and she found me right away. Then I was handed the sheet and a pen, and the rest is history.

I expected to wait around the block to vote. Is this a good sign? Republicans like to vote on Election Day right? Are they staying home, or am I missing something?

Best and worst Presidential nominees that lost the election

Let's talk about candidates that ran for President and got their Party's nomination, but never became President. In order to qualify, they must have gotten the nomination. Let's not go too far back in time, so say 1964. Here's everyone that ran, got the nomination, but didn't win:

1964: Barry Goldwater
1968: Hubert Humphrey
1972: George McGovern
1984: Walter Mondale
1988: Michael Dukakis
1996: Bob Dole
2000: Al Gore
2004: John Kerry
2008: John McCain
2012: Mitt Romney
2016: Hillary Clinton

Hard to believe that there are only three Republicans on this list after 1964, but anyway my choice for the best is tough, since I view many people on this list to be very qualified. If I had to choose though, I'd pick Al Gore. I think he would have been fantastic on climate change, and possibly he would have prevented 9/11, because I'm sure he would have taken the threats more seriously.

Worst? This is close. Goldwater and McCain both were warmongers. One might have gotten us nuked though, so I pick Goldwater for the worst.

Footnote: Best Republican on this list? By far Bob Dole. I'm going to make a bold statement and say that in the past 60 years, Bob Dole is the greatest Republican nominee they have had, and that's counting their winners. I'd take him over Nixon, Ford, Reagan, both Bush's, and certainly over Trump. Romney would have been second.

Anyway, I'd love to hear your choices. Do tell!

Supreme Court, with Justice Barrett, to hear major LGBT rights case day after election

Source: CNBC

The Supreme Court is set to hear a case concerning the rights of gay and lesbian Americans on Wednesday morning in a dispute that advocates are warning could pierce holes in the nationís anti-discrimination laws.

Arguments, which will take place just a day after the presidential election, will mark the first major fight to come before Justice Amy Coney Barrett, who was sworn in a week ago.

Religious rights activists are pushing for the court to use the case, Fulton v. City of Philadelphia, to overturn a 30-year-old precedent that has for decades mediated the balance between freedom of conscience and the rights of minority groups.

Doing so could effectively reverse the courtís trend in recent years of advancing protections for LGBT people, civil rights advocates warn. The case could also weaken laws protecting other groups, including Jews, Muslims and Mormons.

Read more: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/11/02/supreme-court-to-hear-major-lgbt-rights-case-day-after-election.html
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