Election officials sayhowever, that “the old lines remain in place for representation purposes,” reports Rakich. As a result, according to Daily Kos Elections estimates, the 75,000 people living in the old District 1, but not the new version, will not be able to vote for their representative, while the 69,000 people living in the new district but not. the old man will have the opportunity to vote for someone who will not represent them at all. That’s about 11% of each district, both old and new, since the Republicans made significant changes to the map to gerrymander the swinging District 2 for their benefit.
This is an absurd situation and almost certainly unconstitutional. It is also unheard of, because all the other special elections that have taken place this year, in both the Congressional and state legislative meetings, have been held in line with the old lines. Officials say the new districts “came into force immediately” because the card was adopted with an emergency clause, but it can not beat the right to vote. And what if the new card had been renumbered or redesigned even more radically? Which new district election administrators would have chosen for the special one?
With only a few days left in the race between Republican Mike Flood and Democrat Petty Pansing Brooks, it is unlikely that anyone will challenge the decision, even if any of the tens of thousands of non-Brascas who were redistributed from the old District 1 are ready to vote. – made case. However, this is an extremely anti-democratic practice that deserves a call – and it should never be repeated.
● CO-Sen, CO-GovDemocrat Global Strategy Group, polling Colorado’s ProgressNow, reveals Senator Michael Bennett and Governor Jared Paul will be well ahead of what Republicans will nominate next week. In a previous contest, Bennett beat state representative Ron Hanks and wealthy businessman Joe O’De by 50:37 and 49:36, respectively; Democratic outside groups have spent a lot of money helping Hanks, a loud supporter of the big lies who attended the January 6 rally in Stop the Steal, which preceded the attack on the Capitol, assuming he was a lighter adversary. beat than O’De.
In the race for governor, Polis won an identical 51:32 lead over Colorado University regent Heidi Ganal and businessman Greg Lopez, with far-right candidate Daniel Noiswanger on both occasions gaining 5% as a candidate for the American Constitution party. Democrats are also intervening to increase Lopez next week.
● GA-Sen: Democrat current president Rafael Vornok shows ad focusing on one of many flattering stories about the business history of Republican Herschel Woker. The site features several of Walker’s clips, claiming that his company has “more than 800 employees” before the narrator intervenes that “official loan documents show that Woker’s company has just worked. eight employees. “
● PA-Sen, PA-Gov: AARP has released a joint poll from Democrat Impact Research and Republican poll Fabrizio, Lee & Associates, which shows that Team Blue has a stronger advantage in the Senate competition than in the race for governor, figures very close to Suffolk University’s findings. last week. In the AARP Senate, Democrat John Feterman beats Republican Mehmet Oz by 50:44, a double that of Democrat Josh Shapiro by 49:46 over QAnon’s ally Dag Mastriano as governor. Suffolk showed Feterman and Shapiro at 46:37 and 44:40 respectively.
Both parties have long treated Mastriano as a really weak candidate, and Shapiro even ran ads last month to help him win. However, the AARP figures give us an idea of why, contrary to early conventional wisdom, Mastriano now seems to be better than Oz: Mastriano publishes a negative 37-44 favorable rating, which, although still poor, is far better than the monstrous result of the former TV personality 30:63. Probably the biggest reason for this difference is that while Oz had to run in a truly nasty and expensive pre-election, internal critics of the Mastriano party never started paying him his negative publicity until it was too late. In contrast, Shapiro and Feterman are in the positive zone with 47:34 and 46:36.
However, Shapiro is now trying to pull Maastrico numbers into the land of Oz by skipping his first negative general election ad. In a minute-long clip, Mastriano attacks his opposition to abortion rights and same-sex marriage, his denial of climate change and his presence in the January 6 riots. The narrator also notes that the Republican “says he could overturn further election results and allow politicians to choose the winners, ignoring the referendum.”
● IL-Gov: Fabrizio, Lee & Associates In Latest Poll About Allied State Senator Darren Bailey’s People Who Play by the Rules % of votes. . That would be a very gratifying result for the DGA, which, according to NBC, is spending an additional $ 1.5 million on a very expensive advertising campaign aimed at making Bailey, not Irwin, the Democratic Governor, J.B. Pricker’s opponent.
Irwin has received $ 50 million in donations from Ken Griffin, the richest man in Illinois, but the place appears to have run out as Politico reports that Sullivan and Bailey are overspending in last week’s commercials. Griffin also provided other news on Thursday when he announced that his hedge fund Citadele is relocating its headquarters from Chicago to Miami.
Captain’s fax spokesman Rich Miller writes that unnamed sources say Griffin did not make such a statement by accident because Erwin is in poor condition in several polls: Miller writes that “Griffin, who was already looking to leave, decided to put it down when he saw” another conservative. The mega-donor, Bailey’s ally Dick Uihlin, “cooperated so voluntarily with Governor Pricker. At the time, the party was simply not worth saving.” (Also Uihlein created and resources People who play by the rules.)
● MA-GovState Senator Sonia Chang-Disa announced on Thursday that she was stepping down from the Democratic Party’s pre-election vote in September, making Attorney General Mora Hillie the only remaining candidate on the Blue team in the race for outgoing Republican governor Charlie Baker. A few hours later, UMass Amherst published the YouGov poll, which showed that Hillie beat the state senator at 53:20, confirming Chan-Diaz’s statement that “there is no way I can lead my supporters responsibly and in good faith to these results. I I will be governor this year. ” However, Chang-Díaz will remain in the ballot because her term expired several weeks ago.
Hily, along with Oregon Democrat Tina Kotek, would be the first lesbian to take up the post of governor of any state, but Hily had a much easier task than her West Coast counterpart even before leaving Chan-Dias. A different YouGov poll released earlier this week about UMass Loul showed that Hillie easily beat each of the two Republican candidates, former state member Jeff Dill and businessman Chris Dothy, at 61:30 and 58:30, respectively. (In contrast, Kotek is on the verge of a highly competitive tripartite general election.)
Hillie’s victory would also allow Democrats in a state where voters like to send moderate Republicans to the governor’s office (Massachusetts is one of five states that do not provide an official residence for their executive director) to balance. The blue team’s control over most other important positions: Republicans have won six of the last eight governorate elections, and Democrat Deval Patrick’s 2006 and 2010 victories (the last against Baker) mark the only breaks in the series. It is possible that self-financing Dothy, who calls himself a “pragmatic, common sense, businessman, fiscally conservative” candidate, could fight if he passed the GOP pre-election against Trump-backed Deal, although these YouGov figures indicate he will still start deep in the pit.
Hailey will also go down in history as the first woman to be elected governor of Massachusetts: Jane Swift, a Republican, became governor in 2001 when Paul Cheluchi left to become ambassador to Canada, but she did not compete in a 2002 Mith Romney contest. The Democrat is also on track to become one of the few candidates to win the governor’s office. anywhere no significant opponent should be defeated in either the pre-election or general elections.
● IL-14: Conservative radio chief Mike Curie has earned the approval of Darina Lahuda, a member of the 18th constituency, representing the state of Illinois south of the Chicago constituency, a few days ahead of the Republican pre-election to join the Democratic Party. Lorena Andervood.
Koolidge faces Scott Grider, chairman of the Kendal County Board, Jack Lombard, a businessman, James Milton, a businessman, and a multi-year nominee, James Martin, in a competition where no one has raised much money. Democratic cardmakers tried to protect Andervood by widening Baiden’s victory gap from 50:48 to 55:43 in this constituency in the western suburbs of Chicago, but it could still be at play in the red wave year.
● NY-04: EMILY’s List has confirmed former Hempstead overseer Laura Gilen in the Democratic pre-election in August to become the outgoing spokeswoman for Kathleen Rice, who supported Gilen herself in March.
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● MA-SoSUMass Amherst has unveiled the YouGov poll, which shows that longtime Secretary of State Bill Galwin outperformed Boston NAACP leader Daniy Salivan in the September 38:25 Democrat pre-election, making it the first poll we’ve seen in the match. The poll was released a few days after Sullivan received approval from Boston County spokeswoman Ayan Presley, a prominent progressive representative in Massachusetts’ nine congressional districts.
● Hennepin County, MN Attorney: Mary Moriarty, former public defender for Hennepin County, has been confirmed from Attorney General Keith Ellisonwho represented Minneapolis during his six terms in Congress before the non – partisan pre – election election to this vacancy.
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