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MaryMagdaline's Journal
MaryMagdaline's Journal
October 29, 2018

Good news regarding younger voters

For what it's worth:


A Harvard poll suggests that midterm turnout among Millennial and Generation Z voters could be historically high. Its findings, released Monday morning, may signal that the spike in Millennial political involvement that began after the 2016 election of Donald Trump hasn’t lost steam in the past two years. Other recent data indicate that this engagement transcends typical political activity. “We’re starting to notice that the personal is political,” said Mari Jones, a Harvard student who helped run the poll. “Big events in American politics cause young people to think about politics differently.”

The survey, from the university’s Institute of Politics (IOP), found that 40 percent of young people ages 18 to 29 said they would “definitely vote” in the upcoming midterm elections. Historically, the biannual poll is off by high single digits from actual youth turnout. But if just 22 percent of this group votes, it would be the highest midterm turnout for young voters in at least 32 years. According to IOP’s director of polling, John Della Volpe, in the past three decades youth-voter turnout has only hit 21 percent twice—in 1986 and 1994. To Della Volpe, the potential turnout is starting to look more like it did in the 2016 presidential election than it did during the last midterms, in 2014.

October 27, 2018

Donated to HIAS

fuck MAGAshooter

October 26, 2018

Domestic violence domestic terrorist

Domestic violence against his grandmother in 1994. Jesus.

October 25, 2018

Watching Rachel - I never knew Joyce Vance was

Judge Vance’s daughter-in-law. She prosecuted Eric Rudolph and her own FIL was killed by a mail bomber.

October 22, 2018

Voted Gillum and Nelson!!

Smooth operation at African American Library on Sistrunk.

Made a mistake on my vote by mail ballot (turning 60 next year/I can no longer mock the seniors in palm beach county in 2000).

Everyone at voting place knew procedures inside and out. Got
New ballot/ got to use old one as work sheet/ had to turn in old ballot after casting new ballot.

Election person showed me that my ballot was counted after it was scanned.

Low turnout here which disappointed me one day after Gollum’s awesome debate showing but then again I came here a little after 10:00 after a court hearing so it is off hours. Little bit of a line when I left.

Many, many booths inside. Very smooth. It’s a very long ballot and took me 1 hour to research and fill out before getting here. Then another 7 to 8 minutes to do a new one.

Broward Dems handing out Blue Card at the entrance to parking lot with recommendations on all votes, including constitutional and local charter issues. This was helpful. Compared my choices to theirs and pretty much 100%.

Love my county ... 70% Democratic.

Let’s Bring it Home!!

October 5, 2018

Timely movie treat *The Gift* Jason Bateman

B movie with good performance by Jason Bateman as Kavanaugh-type character

Watch on Netflix for brief diversion

October 5, 2018

Why don't we think that WINNING will fire up the base?

Republicans vote. Our people need to be dragged kicking and screaming to the polls. Taking down Kavanaugh may give them a taste of what is to come and we can remind them that DEMOCRATS stand for something.

Bandwagon fans need to get to the polls. Let’s not be afraid to win this one.

October 4, 2018


Today, I'm reminded that I am less than.

Apologies to African Americans, Native Americans, minorities and LGBT. I know every day is a reminder to you.

October 4, 2018

Chrissie Blasey didn't tell anyone because at 15

She knew that every single one of her friends, including her boyfriend, would look the other way and every single one of his friends would lie for him. Even while stumbling drunk, Kavanaugh and Judge could correctly calculate that they could do anything they wanted to anyone they wanted.

Years of depression? It’s from the realization that you are lesser than. The nicest, smartest girl from the country club swim team is less than a drunken, loutish, rapey, backstabbing, lying boy.

As it was and ever shall be.

October 4, 2018

Pollyanna here. Does anyone here think that Republicans

Would not be leaking the report all over the place if Mark Judge had exonerated Kavanaugh?

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