(Closed) Election results (non-Presidential) – What else were you keeping an eye on?

posted 5 years ago in Legal
Post # 3
9824 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

All of the above, and of course seeing if Elizabeth Warren would be elected to Senate!

Post # 4
1890 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

We also got same sex marriage legalized here in MD, as well as table games (like poker and blackjack) at our casinos, instead of just slot machines.  We did not have any propositions related to legalization of marijuana here, but I’m still really proud of our state’s residents for same sex marriage.

Hooray for people voting for American freedom and equal rights!

Post # 6
899 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I moved to Wisconsin a few years ago, and I will admit that I was very disappointed the state elected Scott Walker and failed to get him out of office after he was recalled, but after this election – my faith is restored!

Tammy Baldwin was elected to the senate. More women in office is always good and she will be the first openly gay person at that. She’s a true progressive. Yay!

Mark Pocan was elected to the house – he took Tammy’s seat. He is also a great progressive and union supporter. What really got me was that throughout the whole election, I didn’t realize he was gay. But during his victory speech, he kissed his husband (whom he legally married in Canada) and it made me really happy that he was comfortable enough to do that.     

Post # 7
232 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I had my eye on some property tax and school budget issues, third party candidates on the ballot and the legalization of marijuana in Colorado.

Post # 8
2425 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I had my eye on what would happen with some of the crazy extremist like Todd Akin and Richard Mourdock, to see how their assinine comments about rape would affect the polls. I was happy to see that these views are too extreme even for most Republicans. I am hoping this will make a statement to the Republican party that these extremists are NOT representative of the citizens as a whole, and the Republican party will start to come to a more moderate place than it is currently. I am hoping that is what the party takes away from Romney’s loss, because it’s common opinion that these nutjobs turned people against the Republican party in general. If they have pandered to more of the moderates, they may have swayed enough to have taken this election. My hope is that for the next election, we can get a moderate conservative nominated.

It may be wishful thinking, but there ya go!

Post # 9
2065 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I was mainly hoping that Legitimate Rape Akin and Gift from God Mourdock would get shot down. And oh they did.

I was also very happy for the states that made their strides in same-sex marriages.

And hey, Puerto Rico voted to possibly become our 51st state, so there’s that. Let’s put this nation’s flag makers back in business! :p

Post # 10
12879 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I was following the senate races in Virginia  (Kaine!) and Massachusetts (Warren!) very closely! 

Post # 11
3769 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

There was a nasty Senate race I was watching, and the dem beat out the incumbent republican, so yay!

I was also watching Julian Castro’s Pre-K For SA initiative here in San Antonio. Y’all might remember him as the keynote speaker at the DNC. Put simply the initiative will raise the city’s sales tax by a 1/8 cent and provide full day Pre-K for eligible 4 yr olds. It passed, and I think it’s a big achievement for a democrat who is considered a rising star in the party.

Post # 12
2815 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I had a close eye on marriage equality.  So glad it passed here in MD!

Post # 13
963 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I was checking gay marriage, especially in Maine where I was married at the home of a gay couple who’s been together for 25 years.  Also the rape apologists (so sad that if I was to just say “rape aplogist,” you could say, “which one?”), and Elizabeth Warren.  I’m also very happy about the Tammys 🙂

Post # 14
6021 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2017

@ChemistryBride:  this! I was watching the mourdock situation as well since we are so close to indiana. I just really wanted him to lose after his comments. I got my wish 🙂

Post # 15
2143 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I was dissapointed that california failed to repeal the death penalty

Post # 16
986 posts
Busy bee

Looking at marriage equality, and to my state specifically, who would become the new superintendent of education. 

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