Dems Control the House, Dunleavy is Governor and NO on Prop 1 - P.O.W. Report

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Dems Control the House, Dunleavy is Governor and NO on Prop 1


Election are my favorite times of the year, i'm like a kid on Christmas waiting for my presents! Except of anxiously waiting for which toy I will receive, i'm waiting for which candidate will come through for the win and where it will be. I love politics! At the same time I don't take it personally (maybe one day I will).


This election was a fun one and my predictions came true with 80% accuracy, the Republicans ended up gaining two seats in the Senate and the Democrats ended up regaining the House, though not by the large margin that they anticipated.



One thing to note is that some of these national races may still take awhile to be official as they are so close.

Pollsters are so anxious to report the results ASAP that they make broad generalizations without having 100% of the results in. Granted, you can make certain predictions depending on the political landscape. For example, this article was written at 1AM, yet we know for certain that Mike Dunleavy will be the next Governor of Alaska and Uncle Don will continue his career in Congress!


Proposition 1


The salmon initiative went how I expected, though I was surprised by how wide the margin is. I was sure that the Anchorage and Fairbanks voters (who are removed from the fishing industry) would have kept this much closer, however, the results were unanimous-- NO. 


64.08% voted no

Closer to Home


District 35 State Representative was the race to watch between incumbent Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins and Richard Wein will be interesting. Unfortunately, it's getting late and there is still less than 10% of districts reporting, however, the early results show that Tomkins is in the lead:



Around the Nation


Michigan legalizes weed:

Marijuana legalization has passed in Michigan.

Proposal 1 garnered 57.7 percent of the vote, with 53 percent of the precincts responding.

At 11:30 p.m. Tuesday night, the Coalition to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol campaign declared victory. Supporters gathered at the Radisson hotel in downtown Lansing Tuesday night to celebrate the win.

"This was a campaign for facts versus fear," said Josh Hovey, spokesman for the Coalition. "Voters looked at the facts ... and were able to make a smart policy decision."

Florida to Let 1.5 Million felons vote:

Florida, long a swing state, could go more decidedly Democratic: Minorities, who form a substantial portion of the 1.4 million newly enfranchised voters, tend to vote for Democrats.

Candidate for Governor in Florida Gillum lost:
Gillum conceded just before 11 p.m. ET, setting up a victory for President Donald Trump-backed DeSantis.

"Earlier this evening I called Mr. Ron Desantis and congratulated him on what we expect will be him as the next governor as the great state of Florida," Gillum said. "I want you to know that in spite of our congratulating him on his victory this evening, nothing that we believe in is compromised."

Ocasio-Cortez to be youngest woman ever elected to Congress

(CNN)New York Democratic congressional nominee Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez will win her general election race easily and become the youngest woman ever in Congress, CNN has projected.

Having turned 29 last month, Ocasio-Cortez will inch out the previous holder of the distinction, New York Republican Rep. Elise Stefanik, who was elected to Congress at age 30.
Ocasio-Cortez defeated New York Democratic Rep. Joe Crowley in the primary election earlier this year. The victory was considered a stunner and helped make Ocasio-Cortez a national political figure.

Congressional House Expected Results


When things change, I will write up an updated article. Thanks for reading!






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