Early voting starts today in Alaska!

By | 2018-10-22T06:38:05+00:00 October 22nd, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |21 Comments

My first stop today will be at the local polling place in midtown. 

I do not have to reveal who I am voting for by law, but just between us, I am voting for Mark Begich as governor and Alyse Galvin to represent Alaska in the Congress. 

Both of these races are pretty tight, and I have no crystal ball to help with predictions. 

All I can do is cast my vote and hope that the blue tide reaches the Last Frontier. 

If there is early voting in your part of the country I hope you also get to the polls just as soon as you can. 

Our ship of state is taking on swamp water and we desperately need all hands on deck.

Do you know how we are always being told that THIS election is the most important election of our lifetimes? 

Well, this one actually might be. 

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This blog is dedicated to finding the truth, exposing the lies, and holding our politicians and leaders accountable when they fall far short of the promises that they have made to both my fellow Alaskans and the American people.

21 Comments

  1. anon October 22, 2018 at 6:44 am

    “GOP plays the bigotry card in midterms”

    “With just over two weeks to go, we are now getting a clear picture of what the GOP’s closing argument will be to voters in the 2018 Midterms. It will be anti-immigrant bigotry. This is the frightening, ghoulish state of American politics in October 2018.”

    https://www.politicususa.com/2018/10/22/how-the-gop-is-using-racism-bigotry-and-fear-to-win-the-midterms.html

  2. Chris October 22, 2018 at 6:54 am

    Trump ran on “draining the swamp.” Well, a swamp is a naturally biodiverse ecosystem that’s is balanced. Trump is draining the swamp and replacing it with a chemical wasteland and a sewer.

    • Beelzebub October 22, 2018 at 3:37 pm

      https://www.rawstory.com/2018/10/repent-religious-activist-burns-lgbtq-library-books-in-protest-against-pride-festival/

      “Dorr is the leader of an Iowa anti-abortion and anti-homosexuality group. In the video, he burned books depicting homosexual and transgender relationships.”

      https://www.rawstory.com/2018/10/christian-author-suggests-pro-trump-evangelicals-work-satan/

      ‘“Shall we suggest that Stalin, Hitler and Pol Pot could ‘get us back on track’?” he wrote. “After all, they were ‘very flawed’ men too!”

      Dalrymple went on to assert that “Trump has shown no genuine indication that he is seeking after God.”

      “Nor, has he shown any sign of repentance for groping women, demeaning foreigners and the less fortunate, mocking handicapped persons, belittling others, etc.,”
      ““Tragically, the evangelical church’s endorsement of this man’s many moral failings and character flaws has had a significant impact on the church’s witness in the world,”
      Dalrymple concluded. “This alone suggests that this is not the hand of God, but the hand of the enemy.”

  3. Anonymous October 22, 2018 at 6:59 am

    I have read that trump is sounding the voter fraud lie because the republicans plan not to recognize the election results if they lose the house and/or senate. So I guess we only have a “democracy” when they win.

    This should be even more incentive to get out to VOTE THEM OUT!!!!

    • Anon October 22, 2018 at 7:55 am

      https://www.politico.com/story/2018/10/22/tax-cuts-republicans-midterms-921903

      {a NSF ‘Trump check,’} “Trump tried to steer the conversation back to tax cuts on Saturday, telling reporters that the White House and congressional leaders are working on “a very major tax cut for middle-income people. And if we do that it would be some time I would say just prior to November.”

      But, if anything, his remarks sparked confusion, since Congress is out of session until after the November election and can’t act before then.”

      Many blame Trump, saying he failed to use his power to set the public agenda to focus voters’ attention on the law, instead allowing a parade of controversies — on everything from immigration to tariffs to Vladimir Putin — to push the tax cuts off the front pages.

      Grover Norquist, an antitax activist, blames reporters for the lack of GOP political leverage on the issue, saying many news organizations lost interest once the tax cuts were signed into law back in December. If we can’t sell this to the American people, we ought to go into another line of work,” said Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.”

    • Anon October 22, 2018 at 3:47 pm

      https://www.cnn.com/2018/10/22/politics/donald-trump-tax-cut-election/index.html

      “This is not for business. This is for middle. That’s on top of the tax decrease that we’ve already given,” “I’m going through Congress. We won’t have time to do the vote.
      We’ll do the vote later. We’ll do the vote after the election,” <WTF?

  4. AK Lynne October 22, 2018 at 7:26 am

    Unfortunately, I didn’t do what you did, Jesse. I voted absentee for Walker but haven’t mailed it yet. Now I have to call the elections office and find out how to change it to Begich. There had better be a way that won’t result in a lawsuit by the Republicans after the election. You are right…Alaska politics are never dull.

  5. Vote October 22, 2018 at 8:03 am
  6. Anon October 22, 2018 at 8:17 am

    https://www.politicususa.com/2018/10/22/latinos-democrats-and-african-americans-midterm.html

    ‘what’s very notable is you end up having Latinos, women and younger voters with much higher enthusiasm and interest in the election than in our previous surveys this year.’

  7. BLM October 22, 2018 at 9:15 am

    https://www.rawstory.com/2018/10/trump-fans-denial-3-approval-among-black-voters-look-fox-time-35/

    “Fake news!” one defiant Trump supporter replied. “There’s a lot of people here, I’ve seen African-American people here!”

    “Three percent?” asked another incredulous Trump supporter. “I’m looking at Fox News all the time — it’s, like, 35 percent!”

    The supporter went on to say that many black Trump supporters might be afraid to show him their support because of peer pressure to dislike the president. However, he said that there was hope for the future because “people are waking up,” and cited Kanye West as an example of a black man who is now proudly supporting the president.

    And finally, a different Trump supporter said that black people only support Democrats because there was “a whole generation on welfare that was created by the liberals” had made them “dependent” on Democrats.”

  8. Gryphen October 22, 2018 at 11:11 am

    Well, I am back from early voting.

    And I am feeling very satisfied with myself.

    Let us know if you have had a chance to vote as well and in which state you cast your ballot.

    • LINDA K HARTER October 23, 2018 at 2:42 am

      I’ve voted already.. but please post w/ your comment:

      Regional
      Election
      Offices
      ANCHORAGE
      Region II Elections Office
      2525 Gambell St.

  9. Anonymous October 22, 2018 at 12:12 pm

    I did a write in vote for Sarah Palin as Dog Catcher in Wasilla

    • Charlotte October 23, 2018 at 3:09 pm

      Ha-Ha, LOVE IT!!

  10. Gaia October 22, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    https://theconversation.com/in-alaska-everyones-grappling-with-climate-change-105032?fbclid=IwAR1TPeE1NV-U7xkT-JzgpVRfBVKe5YDY_nVlUSMltP8oOU7VK635WzwZiM4

    Don’t light a match around Earth. For those who live and work in Alaska, adapting to such profound changes in our state is hard. Failing to do so would likely be catastrophic.
    “I’m melting! I’m melting!” In the interior of the state, forest fires are burning bigger and hotter than in the past.”

  11. Charlotte October 23, 2018 at 3:12 pm

    I voted today, middle of the day, took 35 minutes, including walking from the parking lot.

    Raleigh, NC

    I’ve waited much longer at times, and I do not mind at all, and I am still mad as hell at the fuckwad millennials who didn’t vote in 2016.

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