It's the day before the Election That Changes Everything, but I'm not going to talk about the (very) good poll numbers I'm seeing everywhere this morning, because people have been known to lie to pollsters. So just watch Beto's inspiring final ad, and let it cleanse your mind of the darkness spread by the other side. What a pleasant contrast!
I don't think I have to remind you to go out and vote tomorrow, but I'll let someone else tell you:
Barack Obama: "In two days, Illinois - in two days - you get to vote in what might be the most important election of our lifetimes - maybe more important than 2008." https://t.co/8GmMsPaxss pic.twitter.com/E1RX9uCGl3
— The Hill (@thehill) November 5, 2018
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) November 5, 2018
Justin Levitt, a professor at Loyola Law School and ex-DOJ official who has been studying the issue for years, said he found just 45 credible cases of voter impersonation between 2000 and 2018, a period during which more than a billion votes were cast. https://t.co/J1meENVtzH
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) November 5, 2018
Roger Stone could face federal charges if Special Counsel Robert Mueller determines he lied to Congress about his contacts with Trump campaign officials and WikiLeaks, @NatashaBertrand reports: https://t.co/gryczxCcax
— The Atlantic (@TheAtlantic) November 3, 2018
“The 2016 election confirmed that a potential president could run — and win — after stoking racism. Now, in their closing days, the midterms are shaping up as a demonstration of whether the entire Republican Party can succeed by following his lead.” https://t.co/JhuTHMpWhU
— Philip Rucker (@PhilipRucker) November 5, 2018
— Sisters of Mercy (@SistersofMercy) November 5, 2018
The American civil war didn't end. And Trump is a Confederate president | Rebecca Solnit https://t.co/S0yLDwEZDw
— Jon Kitchen (@kitchen5203) November 5, 2018
— Newsweek (@Newsweek) November 5, 2018
Italy's fascist nationalism is sheer madness, but don't think America's immune https://t.co/djWW8yqa0g
— The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) November 5, 2018
At one point, an "F" rating from the NRA would have spelled doom for a U.S. political candidate. Not anymore, as more voters vocally support gun restrictions. https://t.co/zfpZardIoX
— The New York Times (@nytimes) November 4, 2018
Deadly summer heatwaves are going to get worse over the next three decades, warns new @PSUresearch . The work is featured in @DailyMailUK . @MichaelEMann @psumeteo #globalwarming #climate https://t.co/Xrr6qtKJIV pic.twitter.com/W5oSGELsXA
— College of EMS (@PSUEMS) November 5, 2018
Apathy generation is a facilitator of authoritarianism. My new NYT oped on our vicious cycle of losing trust in democratic institutions including voting, which lowers participation so they fail even more. Remedy is to embrace and fix—yes, even the failing. https://t.co/j5JIbAZcWv pic.twitter.com/tpYlLysKI7
— zeynep tufekci (@zeynep) November 5, 2018
Morning Digest: Longest-serving House Republican is in for a real race in Alaska https://t.co/wn2HN6VNjg
— Daily Kos (@dailykos) November 5, 2018
The states that fully implemented #Obamacare had a reduction in infant mortality. Those that didn’t had an increase.
Access to healthcare literally saves lives, that's not surprising!#MedicareForAll #GOPVotingBlue#VoteDem #VoteBlue #GOTV
— Renee Hoagenson 2018 🌊 (@ReneeHoagenson) November 5, 2018
So let me get this straight.
The "War On Christmas" is being waged by people who say "Happy Holidays" and NOT by those who not only declare "No Room At The Inn" but treat refugees as criminals?
These people would kidnap
baby Jesus and put him in a cage, but we're the problem??
— Leesa Brown (@ReasonVsFear) November 5, 2018
— @AdamsFlaFan (@AdamsFlaFan) November 5, 2018
Missouri is expecting the highest midterm turnout since 1994, and because there's no early voting, a projected 2.3 million people will all be voting in one day.
Stay in line and read your ballot beforehand! (Link to ballot in article)https://t.co/fDJCvpP01E
— Sarah Kendzior (@sarahkendzior) November 5, 2018
Fox News talks about George Soros a lot. Its conservative talk shows blame him for all sorts of ills, sometimes even pushing into conspiracy theories.
But the head of Soros's philanthropic group said Fox won't let him on air to rebut the wild accusations. https://t.co/hOWRET72S5
— CNN (@CNN) November 5, 2018
Let me try to put this whole "Trump's great labor market" nonsense in context. First, he inherited it. Second, and this is much more important, I guarantee you it’s possible to achieve full employment without all the hate.
— Jared Bernstein (@econjared) November 2, 2018
Here's my story about all the big strong tough men Trump claims have cried in gratitude to Donald Trump: https://t.co/UWCcGETAqX
— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) November 4, 2018
— Linda Collins (@LindaCollins11) November 5, 2018
Wait, you mean you could have fixed it ALL ALONG???
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) November 5, 2018
And finally, today's emotional support animal: A happy little guinea pig!