Archive for October 26th, 2018

Today is Rep. Carol Alvarado’s birthday! Happy birthday, Carol!

Since the 2000 season, name the team with the most World Series titles?

Here in Harris County, after Day 4, 249,383 have Voted Early in Person.

In 2016, the entire total was 882,580.

In 2014, the entire total was 307,280.

We are at 28.3% of the 2016 Early Vote in Person turnout and 81.2% of 2014. Care to guess where we end up?

Let me say this. In 2016, Donald Trump beat Hillary Clinton in Texas 52% to 43% – 9 points. In Harris County, Clinton beat Trump 54% to 42%. Even if you buy in to the polls that show Sen. Ted Cruz with a 5 to 6 point lead over #BetoForTexas, what does that say about the Harris County vote? Just saying.

Kuffer said this today:

It is almost certainly the case that there will be fewer votes cast in judicial elections once the straight party ticket option is eliminated. How much it is reduced, and whether the reduction is uniform or if it varies by ballot type (absentee versus in person), early versus election day, geography, race, ethnicity, age, party, etc etc etc, are all questions we will get to explore in the coming years. I will say that some judicial candidates now are much more active and visible than others, but it’s far from clear to me that there’s any connection between an individual judicial candidate’s level of campaign activity and performance at the polls. From my very anecdotal perspective, I don’t see such a connection, but I make no claim to validity for that observation. I do hope someone more qualified than I will take a stab at quantifying that and other questions in 2020 and beyond.

I will take a stab at some of this. This isn’t scientific. In the 2016 November election,  around 5% of the voters skipped voting on the judicial races. 872 thousand voted straight ticket Dem or GOP so the judicial races were covered. Roughly 452 thousand were ticket splitters so do the math. Maybe 15% of the ticket splitters skipped over the judicial races.

If you look at the recent 2018 Dem and GOP primaries. Judicial races were skipped over by Dems anywhere from between 17% – 23%. GOPers 17% – 28%. This isn’t scientific, just saying.

I received mailer #3 from the Support Our Fire Fighters PAC on supporting Prop B.

Chalk up two more devices from the #Magabomber this morning.

From Royko on my #Magabomber take yesterday::

Any attempt to pin this on Trump supporters is not credible. Trump beat Hillary, and she is an albatross for the Democrats; why would we want to get rid of a perfectly good gangster to vilify?

No Trump supporter is as stupid as a Democrat, and try to mail a bomb.

The Unabomber, Ted Kaczynski, was an Al Gore acolyte.

One would not be surprised to learn that is all an orchestrated set-up to change the news as the Democrats were dropping in the polls.

Thank you.

Commentary has been loyal to the “Today” show since like forever. Everyone knows that I wasn’t thrilled when they brought over Megyn Kelly. Tamron Hall was doing a very good job in the third hour. It looks like Megyn Kelly is a goner. I am not surprised.

Saint Arnold Amber is now in a can.

The Giants and the Red Sox have three World Series titles apiece since the 2000 season of course.

Alex Bregman, Dallas Keuchel and Martin Maldonado are up for Gold Glove Awards.

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