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Attila Gorilla

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VoteCastr Colorado - Based on the 1.66 million early votes: Clinton 46.3, Trump 43.6

Based on the 1.66 million early votes VoteCastr has run through its model, Clinton leads Trump by 2.7 points, 46.3 percent to 43.6 percent. VoteCastr expects a total of 2.815 million total votes will be cast in the state by the end of the day, meaning the early votes we have so far represent 58.8 percent of the total expected vote. I want to be clear: VoteCastr isn’t predicting that Hillary Clinton will win Colorado, only that she currently has a higher projected share of known ballots cast than Donald Trump.

http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2016/11/08/votecastr_early_vote_estimate_colorado_looking_very_very_tight.html
Posted by Attila Gorilla | Tue Nov 8, 2016, 03:16 PM (6 replies)

Reuters/Ipsos States of the Nation: Clinton has 90 percent chance of winning

With hours to go before Americans vote, Democrat Hillary Clinton has about a 90 percent chance of defeating Republican Donald Trump in the race for the White House, according to the final Reuters/Ipsos States of the Nation project.

Her chances are roughly similar to last week's odds, and any upset by Trump on Tuesday depends on an unlikely combination of turnouts of white, black and Hispanic voters in six or seven states, according to the survey released on Monday.

The former secretary of state was leading Trump by about 45 percent to 42 percent in the popular vote, and was on track to win 303 votes in the Electoral College to Trump’s 235, clearing the 270 needed for victory, the survey found.

Trump's chances rest with his performance in Florida, Michigan, North Carolina and Ohio, which were too close to call on Sunday, when polling ended, and Pennsylvania, where Clinton enjoyed a slim lead of three percentage points. For Trump to win, he will have to take most of those states.

http://www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSKBN1322J1
Posted by Attila Gorilla | Tue Nov 8, 2016, 10:14 AM (3 replies)

Trump all-star Calls Black Guy ‘N*gger’ For Four Solid Minutes

Posted by Attila Gorilla | Tue Nov 8, 2016, 09:45 AM (46 replies)

Nasdaq Cannabis Stocks Spike in Volume Ahead of Election for Recreational and Medical Use

The volume of cannabis stocks listed on the Nasdaq have spiked ahead of the election with some stocks rising as much as 12% on Monday as voters decide tomorrow whether five states will allow recreational use of marijuana while four other states could approve medical use.

Interest in cannabis-related stocks has risen from micro cap to Nasdaq-listed equities, said Jason Spatafora, co-founder of Marijuanastocks.com and a Miami-based trader and investor known as @WolfofWeedST on Twitter. The market is predicting that voters in California and Nevada will approve legislation for recreational use and anticipates that Florida will legalize medical use.

"Should more states adopt laws to legalize either recreational or medicine use of marijuana, we can see a continued run going into the new year," he said.

Some of the stocks have been undervalued as investors were skittish and the use of drugs produced by major cannabis-focused biopharmaceutical companies have not been widely adopted. The current options for mainstream investors in this budding sector are limited to a handful of companies listed on the Nasdaq, including GW Pharmaceuticals (GWPH) , a U.K.-based biotech company with a cannabis-based epilepsy drug; Insys Therapeutics (INSY) , a Phoenix company known for its cancer pain management drug but is developing a cannabis-based drug for the treatment of epilepsy; Cara Therapeutics (CARA) , a Shelton, Conn.-based clinical state biopharmaceutical company that develops and commercializes pain relief drugs; and Zynerba Pharmaceuticals (ZYNE) , a Devon, Pa.-based company focused on developing and commercializing synthetic cannabinoid therapeutics.

https://news.thestreet.com/independent/story/13883955/1/nasdaq-cannabis-stocks-spike-in-volume-ahead-of-election-for-recreational-and-medical-use.html
Posted by Attila Gorilla | Tue Nov 8, 2016, 08:12 AM (0 replies)

Donald Trump’s neighbor: I would be ‘scared to death’ of having him as our president

Billionaire real estate mogul Jeff Greene told CNBC on Monday he has grave concerns about a Donald Trump presidency.

Greene told CNBC's Closing Bell, "I live two doors away from Donald Trump in Palm Beach. I know enough about Donald Trump to know that I would be scared to death to see him as our president."

http://www.cnbc.com/2016/11/07/donald-trumps-neighbor-i-would-be-scared-to-death-of-having-him-as-our-president.html
Posted by Attila Gorilla | Tue Nov 8, 2016, 07:19 AM (3 replies)

NC Republican admits Republicans are racists

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Some North Carolina Republicans admitted that these measures were supposed to hurt black voters. Here is what one longtime Republican consultant told William Wan at the Washington Post:

Longtime Republican consultant Carter Wrenn, a fixture in North Carolina politics, said the GOP’s voter fraud argument is nothing more than an excuse.

“Of course it’s political. Why else would you do it?” he said, explaining that Republicans, like any political party, want to protect their majority. While GOP lawmakers might have passed the law to suppress some voters, Wrenn said, that does not mean it was racist.

“Look, if African Americans voted overwhelmingly Republican, they would have kept early voting right where it was,” Wrenn said. “It wasn’t about discriminating against African Americans. They just ended up in the middle of it because they vote Democrat.”

http://www.vox.com/identities/2016/11/7/13552832/north-carolina-republicans-black-turnout
Posted by Attila Gorilla | Mon Nov 7, 2016, 08:41 PM (8 replies)

Barack Obama is now viewed more positively than Ronald Reagan was in 1988

Pollster.com's Charles Franklin was a little ahead of the curve Sunday morning when he pointed out that President Obama's approval rating right now is among the highest Election-Day approval ratings in recent history.

Franklin tracked recent survey results by party to evaluate Obama's approval, finding that, at 52.1 percent on average, he's viewed more positively now than Ronald Reagan was at the end of his second term, but not as positively as was Bill Clinton at the end of his.

Why is that ahead of the curve? Because on Monday, fewer than 24 hours before polls open across the United States, Gallup reported that Obama's daily approval rating had hit 56 percent. That's a figure that he'd been around at the end of October, but had otherwise only hit or exceeded on seven days since August 2009.

Those seven days, not coincidentally, occurred shortly after Obama was reelected in 2012. Then, he was the beneficiary of a billion dollars of positive advertising (and a few hundred million of negative). Now, he's the beneficiary, it seems of that attention going to a Democrat who isn't himself. (The steadiness of the economy doesn't hurt either.)

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2016/11/07/barack-obama-is-now-viewed-more-positively-than-ronald-reagan-was-in-1988/
Posted by Attila Gorilla | Mon Nov 7, 2016, 05:29 PM (14 replies)

Donald Trump loss expected to trigger GOP party civil war



WASHINGTON — The civil war for the soul of the Republican Party is only going to grow more bitter if Donald Trump loses to Hillary Clinton.

The Tea Party-establishment battle has wreaked havoc on the party for a half-decade. And the explosion of Trumpism — nationalist, populist, at times racist — further scatters any chances of party unification following the most toxic presidential campaign in modern history.

"It's not going away, it's going to have major implications, and it is a giant cry in the dark," said Rep. Mark Sanford (R-S.C.), a hardline conservative who doesn't like Trump but has promised to back the nominee.

"I don't think are far from the pitchforks level of frustration. ... What exists in the political marketplace these days is dynamite, nitroglycerine, it's extremely explosive and can go many different ways," he said.

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/donald-trump-loss-expected-trigger-gop-party-civil-war-article-1.2861214
Posted by Attila Gorilla | Mon Nov 7, 2016, 12:03 PM (7 replies)

How does Donald Trump lie? A fact checker's final guide

Donald Trump lies like he tweets: erratically, at all hours, sometimes in malice and sometimes in self-contradiction, and sometimes without any apparent purpose at all. The Guardian has catalogued more than 100 falsehoods made by the Republican nominee over the last 150 days, and sorted them according to theme.

Hillary Clinton has been caught in more than a dozen falsehoods of her own, for instance about her email practices and her past support for the Trans-Pacific Partnership. But Clinton often makes her falsehoods in dense legalese, making them hard to pin a motive on: many could as easily be errors as lies, careless exaggeration or deliberately misleading claims.

Trump, on the other hand, will say “wrong” when he hears his own quotes. His own lawyers met him in pairs to counteract his lying, court documents show. He has invented false statistics, fictional videos and sex tapes and a nonexistent man named “John Miller” to talk about his sex life. Months of fact-checking, however, reveal methods and, whether he means to or not, Trump’s guide to success through lying.

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At every rally, Trump says the cameras refuse to show his audience, even though his campaign forces cameras to stay within a small pen, where they pan to show the crowd – as anyone at his rallies or watching online can see. Only one camera at each event stays fixed on Trump: the shared “pool” camera, whose footage networks share and which stays on Trump so as not to miss his speech.

Last week, NBC’s Katy Tur, a target for criticism from the podium, noted that Trump “has joked in private with reporters about how he understands how the pool camera works”.

“This is a shtick that he does to rile up his base,” she said, “to give them an excuse for polls that might not be in his favor, to give them an excuse to berate someone that’s not Donald Trump.”

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/nov/07/how-does-donald-trump-lie-fact-checker
Posted by Attila Gorilla | Mon Nov 7, 2016, 11:40 AM (6 replies)

James Comey: The man Democrats and Republicans hate

Washington - No one knows who will win the White House on Tuesday. But there's already one undisputed loser from the ferocious presidential campaign: James Comey.

The FBI director cleared Hillary Clinton for a second time Sunday in the probe over her private email server. But the damage to her campaign -- and his own reputation -- is unlikely to quickly heal.

With his highly public handling of the email probe and his resulting entanglement in the political tumult, Comey accomplished the unusual feat of antagonizing each side of the partisan divide. In the aftermath, his stature is diminished and his future in a Clinton or Donald Trump administration is highly uncertain.

Comey's new status as one of Washington's most polarizing leaders is a stunning twist for someone who long enjoyed the genuine respect of both parties. If he hoped his Sunday letter to lawmakers informing them that a review of new emails potentially tied to Clinton's server would quell the political storm swirling around him, he was mistaken.

Democrats pilloried him for influencing the final days of an already vitriolic campaign and Republicans accused him of caving to political pressure and questioned how the bureau could review thousands of emails so quickly.

http://www.cnn.com/2016/11/06/politics/fbi-james-comey-hillary-clinton-donald-trump/index.html
Posted by Attila Gorilla | Mon Nov 7, 2016, 07:20 AM (2 replies)
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