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Discussion: Alabama!

in: BorisGr; BorisGr > 2017-12-12

Dec 13, 2017 6:11 AM # 
cwalker:
Oh wow! Read your log before any actual news. I may be up struggling with feeding a baby but my mood is suddenly way better!
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Dec 13, 2017 7:25 AM # 
Cristina:
I woke up this morning and was like, "ergh, guess it's time to get out of b..... WAIT WHAT HAPPENED IN ALABAMA I MUST KNOW RIGHT NOW" and grabbed my phone to check the news. I've had a little pop in my step since then!
Dec 13, 2017 11:00 AM # 
blairtrewin:
Even on our side of the world, this election was attracting considerable interest (OK, so it's not altogether surprising that a bunch of climate scientists would take an interest in a far-right Republican losing an election).
Dec 13, 2017 9:25 PM # 
DarthBalter:
and the pendulum swings yet again :), all in balance.
Only 15% of possible voters voted for it, I guess people have had it with politics and politicians.
Dec 16, 2017 10:24 PM # 
Suzanne:
thought this was inspiring: "Thank black women by supporting black women. Pay us. Vote with us. Hire us. Read our writing. Fund our projects and ministries. Vote us into office. Purchase from our businesses. Amplify us. Stand against racism and sexism."

https://twitter.com/austinchanning/status/94079855...

Of registered voters, turnout was 40.46% - http://www2.alabamavotes.gov/electionNight/statewi.... This is really high for a special election.
Dec 17, 2017 1:04 AM # 
peggyd:
It was a wonderful moment, to read the notifications when I got up (at 1 am!) on Wednesday morning. I hadn't let myself believe it would happen. A rare bright spot lately!

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