Freedom Rings On Blue Wave Election Night
PHEW! What a night! Tuesday's election was a brutally delicious and well-deserved smackdown of abortion bans and the party that pushes them.
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OK, maybe have a mimosa with me. Last night was an incredible ride of nail-biting terror followed by elation, relief, and ultimately, the realization that overturning Roe is costing Republicans a lot. Wayyyyy more than they ever imagined.
Do not mess with women. We are not “fine,” no matter what we say. Only a fool wouldn’t listen.
Republicans got their back ends handed to them on abortion rights. AGAIN. Do these fools never learn? Issue passed and it appears to have passed by a lot, even as the votes are still being counted.
I wrote on PoliticusUSA, abortion rights have won every single time:
In 2022, abortion rights won in California, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Montana, and Vermont.
In 2023, abortion rights won in Ohio even with despicable lies and an attempt to confuse voters. Oh, and purging 26,000 voters in the lead up to the referendum vote.
Abortion rights have won every. single. time.
It also appears as if around 20% of Trump voters crossed party lines to vote to protect abortion rights in Ohio, which really should have Republicans questioning their decision to go all-in on controlling women.
“The media keeps telling themselves that Republicans are coming back, but 2023 will mark the sixth straight election night underperformance and loss by the GOP, as the Dobbs decision continues to cost them elections,” Jason wrote.
In Kentucky, Democrat Andy Beshear also won running against an abortion ban, even as other Republicans won, including a Republican Secretary of State who beat election deniers in the Republican primary.
And while we savor the fruit of hard work by activists resulting freedom for girls and women in Ohio, it’s also good to keep in mind with all of the mainstream media’s doom and gloom predictions for Democrats in 2024 that Democrats ‘are nearly twice as likely as Republicans to say the issue of abortion makes them more likely to vote in 2024.’”
Yeah. They didn’t see women coming in 2022 and apparently they’re still ignoring us. We’re used to it and every time they do it, it just makes us more angry.
Republican Governor of Virginia Glenn Youngkin was denied his trifecta, even though - or most likely because - he promised voters he would ban abortion if he got it.
Youngkin’s machinations to gain control of the state Senate and the House of Delegates in Virginia failed.
“It is possible Democrats will regain control of the Virginia House of Delegates. It's bad enough for Youngkin that he didn't engineer control of the Senate. A House loss would probably end the drivel about him as being the one to defeat Trump,” Michael McDonald wrote on Twitter, adding, “I'll be curious about the after-action report on Virginia Republican efforts to get their voters to cast early votes. Virginia was supposed to be a test.”
Late on Tuesday night/early Wednesday morning, Republicans in Virginia did in fact lose the House of Delegates.
A test Republicans failed bigly. Perhaps their policies are too noxious for voters, perhaps their candidates are horrible, perhaps the culture war issues just aren’t working this time around. Whatever the cause, seeing this guy denied the power to make a run for the White House in his “moderate” vests as the media salivates over what he tells them he is (instead of reporting what he actually is doing) is a real pleasure.
Youngkin the “moderate” fascist was rejected. The voters said NO to giving Glenn Youngkin more power.
‘Bye, fascist freak.
Republicans have had their eyes on Pennsylvania for 2024, but Democrats won an open Supreme Court seat and lower court statewide judicial races. Democrats also cleaned up in several local elections. These victories will have a major impact on any potential Trump challenges of the 2024 election results in the state.
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