**UPDATE** Roy More Wins Alabama GOP Runoff – Results and Open Discussion Thread W/ Livestream

Alabama voters head to the polls today to pick a Republican nominee for the U.S. Senate. The GOP runoff is between former state Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore (Team Bannon) -vs- interim Senator Luther Strange (Team McConnell).

Tonight’s winner advances to face Democratic nominee Doug Jones on Dec. 12th to fill the Senate seat Jeff Sessions left to become President Trump’s attorney general.

Polls closed at 8:00pm EDT – Results announced shortly thereafter.

Update 9:45pm EDT.  Senator Luther Strange concedes. Judge Roy Moore Wins.  Approximately vote distribution: With 42 percent of the precincts reporting, Moore leads Strange 57 percent to 43 percent, a margin of just over 25,000 votes. State officials estimated a low turnout of between 12 and 15 percent of eligible voters.

Concession statement from Senator Strange:

“From the beginning of this campaign, my priority has been serving the people of Alabama. Tomorrow I will go back to work with President Trump and do all I can to advance his agenda over the next few weeks. Melissa and I appreciate the many devoted friends and family who have supported us over the past months, the many Alabamians who have given us a warm welcome in every corner of the state, and the brigade of volunteers who left it all out on the field in this campaign. I am especially grateful for the support of President Trump and Vice President Pence, as well as the strong example set by my friends Richard Shelby and Jeff Sessions. I congratulate Roy Moore on the result this evening. May God be with him and may God continue to bless Alabama and the United States of America.”

 

Alabama Secretary of State – LINK HERE

AL.com Live Updates – LINK HERE

Right Side Broadcasting Network also has an election night livestream below:

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1,259 Responses to **UPDATE** Roy More Wins Alabama GOP Runoff – Results and Open Discussion Thread W/ Livestream

  1. Nan says:

    You guys know what’s really great about this?

    Trump supported the establishment guy out of “loyalty”. Establishment guy went down in flames. Cost McConnell $30M. Now Trump is free to say that the people really do want him to back the non-incumbent, pro-MAGA challengers. RINOs will be forced to spend greatly to attempt to protect themselves next year…

    Liked by 64 people

    • Maquis says:

      I like the way you think.

      Liked by 13 people

    • carrierh says:

      In a way I think Trump knew this and knew it would spend McConnell’s 30 million which will help Alabama. Neither candidate is the greatest, but Trump knows how to get the one the people wanted and wasting McConnell’s and other donors’ money. Shades of Florida. Trump plays a mean hand in poker and/or chess and I think this is what he did and it makes sense.

      Liked by 15 people

    • Kaco says:

      I thought it was because he gave Trump his 100% support for his agenda/legislation, no questions (or dinners) asked.

      Liked by 7 people

      • Yeah he did that to get on his good side because he wanted Trump’s endorsement for the primary.

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      • You’re forgetting the ancient tradition of American politics. Promise the moon before the election, betray for cash afterwards.

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      • scott467 says:

        And yet, when unanimous consent was required to make a rules change to STOP President Trump from making recess appointments during the August recess, and only one single Senator was needed to block the rules change, Luther Strange voted with McConnell (and every other GOP Senator) to block their own party’s president.

        It’s so bizarre it makes Alice in Wonderland look normal.

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        • Sentient says:

          Good memory.

          Liked by 9 people

          • scott467 says:

            “Good memory.”

            ____________

            It was the definitive moment, when ALL the masks were dropped.

            It was a situation where UNANIMOUS CONSENT was required, any ONE Senator could have objected and the rule change would not have gone into effect.

            Not ONE Senator objected.

            Every single one of them stabbed the president in the back.

            More than any other scenario I can think of, this was definitive, it revealed that there is not even ONE GOOD MAN (or woman) in the United States Senate.

            Not one.

            Liked by 37 people

          • scott467 says:

            “That is not true. Were you reading Breitbart? See”

            ___________

            It is true, Sundance pointed it out several times, but I understand the problem, we are talking about two different things.

            You are talking about the “skinny” Obummercare repeal, which is what you linked to.

            I am talking about the Senate Rule Change, which required UNANIMOUS CONSENT of Republicans, to change the rules in order to block President Trump from making recess appointments during the August recess.

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        • keebler AC ovfefe says:

          PDT is not Obama and was not planning recess appointments. It did not go against the President. It’s part and parcel of executive restraints, a regular proceeding made out by the media to seem they were ganging up on Trump.

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          • scott467 says:

            “PDT is not Obama and was not planning recess appointments.”

            _________

            DJT has HUNDREDS of positions to fill, and the Congress is deliberately slow-rolling and blocking the president.

            It has nothing to do with Obama.

            The REPUBLICAN MAJORITY went OUT OF THEIR WAY to BLOCK their own party’s PRESIDENT from filling out the rest of his administration.

            There is NO WAY you can spin that positively for the Swamp.

            .
            .

            “It did not go against the President.”

            _____________

            It certainly DID go against the president, it was the president who was specifically BLOCKED by his own party!

            .
            .

            “It’s part and parcel of executive restraints, a regular proceeding made out by the media to seem they were ganging up on Trump.”

            _______________

            If it is part and parcel of executive restraints, then when was the last time a sitting president was blocked from making recess appointments by his own party?

            It’s laughable to suggest that our criminal Congress gives a WHIT about ‘executive restraints’ or any OTHER restraint. Our Congress is an organized criminal entity, not some Constitutional-dog, lol!

            Obama ripped the Constitution to shreds over the last 8 years, and the GOP let him do it!

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    • I like this site but I do not get it. It is a pro-Andrew Breitbart site – but not a Sreve Bannon supporter? Hell Bannon is Breitbart’s ghost!

      Liked by 5 people

      • Kaco says:

        I dropped Breitbart from favorites earlier this week after this stunt against our President’s wishes and bought me some Kelloggs. Breitbart has been anti-Trump since the election so I’ve hardly been there last couple months anyway.

        Liked by 10 people

      • Archie says:

        The following is my opinion and interpretation of CTH.
        – CTH is not a pro-Breitbart site since most of the readers of this site mock and maybe despise Brietbart.com for changing from pro-Cruz to pro-Trump and back to pro-Cruz.
        – Brietbart is a mish mash of various ideologies and an emotion-driven site. Brietbart will have pro-Trump and anti-Trump posting right next to each other. Their articles are usually filled with hyperbole and red meat that generates page clicks. A lot of page clicks and $$$!
        – With regards to Bannon, CTH is suspicious of his intentions because he was probably the major leaker in the Trump White House and personally attacked Trump’s family. I would say that CTH is glad Bannon is gone and don’t really give him much thought now that he is back at Brietbart.
        – CTH is an intellectual site written by one individual with a specific interpretation of modern politics and current affairs. It is a data-driven site when developing interpretations of events but still shows some emotion in a controlled manner.
        -CTH likes to consider the big picture while Brietbart is basically wallowing in the muck with the rest of the blogosphere.

        I hope I gave a reasonable take on CTH.

        Liked by 19 people

        • keebler AC ovfefe says:

          Good take! I’d add for myself, the followers and comments over at Breitbart are majority NeverTrumpers and in constant hysterics and espouse rhetoric like Javanka and Trump admin hate, often rude too. It’s a snake pit.

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    • Turranos says:

      That is a brilliant point, thank you.

      Liked by 1 person

  2. fleporeblog says:

    I am actually grateful that the margin is no longer double digits! Our President is absolutely right in the tweet he shared an hour or so ago. His endorsement is the only reason that the margin wasn’t in the high teens.

    Liked by 10 people

    • CleanhouseinDC says:

      Exactly right. The anchor for Strange’s loss is McConnell, not Trump. McConnell and the Senate’s lack of progress on OUR priorities is more and more clearly working against the incumbents. Let’s hope the Swamp is seeing the writing on the wall, and starts to come in line.

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      • fleporeblog says:

        They had the largest MOAB dropped on them this evening!

        Liked by 12 people

      • scott467 says:

        “Let’s hope the Swamp is seeing the writing on the wall, and starts to come in line.”

        _____________

        They can’t!

        They can no more turn their back on the people who bribed them, really, REALLY bad things happen to people who don’t hold up the ‘obligation’ part of a bribe.

        Heart-stopping / exsanguination bad.

        Trillions of dollars are at stake, and thousands of millions have already been spent, in 2016 alone:

        ………………………………
        Closer Look — Lobbying Congress • 1986: $61 million spent, avg $113,700 per lawmaker • 2016: $3.1 BILLION spent, avg $5.8 million per lawmaker [Note: 535 lawmakers]
        https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2017/02/24/to-remove-obamacare-we-must-first-remove-the-uniparty-big-club/
        ………………………………

        We have to remember, they have already been paid. The money from the CoC and the multinational corporations and all the rest of the globalist criminal-class has already been taken and spent (or deposited in offshore accounts).

        There is no possible way for bribe recipients to ‘renege’.

        And they won’t.

        The globalists will make sure of it.

        Remove any threat of harm from the equation, and they STILL can’t “come in line”, because the “carrot and stick” is always in play.

        Toe the line to the bitter end, and if you lose your seat, you get a golden parachute into a multi-million dollar ‘job’ in the private sector.

        Defy your criminal paymasters, and if you lose your seat, good luck making it on your own and maintaining your family’s standard of living with every door shut to you.

        They may see the ‘writing on the wall’ in glowing neon lights.

        It won’t change what they are going to do, not one bit.

        The people who paid all the money aren’t stupid — they have all the leverage.

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      • maga2004 says:

        They will continue to bait and switch, manipulate and connive to appease their “sponsors” , the C of C and the lobbyists. We The People are thought of as too slow and stupid to catch on. The joke will be on them in 2018!

        Liked by 7 people

    • fleporeblog says:

      Final margin was 9.2!

      Roy Moore – 54.6%
      Luther Strange – 45.4%

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  4. youme says:

    I assume Mitch is already. planning to back the dem candidate and/or destroy Moore. The ethically and morally challenged Mitch cannot afford to have anyone like Moore on the floor of the senate calling him out for his lies and his b.s.

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  5. jnearen2013 says:

    How very sad for Alabama and the U.S. Roy Moore is as fanatical right-wing as Alan Grayson was fanatical left-wing. Same breed of out of control weird ducks.

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  6. Strange should never have taken McConnell’s money or endorsement. That was the poisoned chalice for him. Trump simply created a no-lose situation for himself by endorsing Strange. If Strange actually won, he would clearly owe it to the President and would vote accordingly. If Moore won, it would be an even bigger defeat for McConnell and the RINO scumbags, because they would be without excuses. And any loss for these bastards is a win for Trump & the MAGA agenda. There’s going to be tremendous pressure for McConnell to step down. To my mind, that is a much bigger prize than any reservations one might have over Moore’s loyalty to the President.

    The message is clear, anyone who accepts any kind of support from McConnell, Paul RINO, GOPe superPACs or other establishment figures is done. Finished. They will get crushed at the ballot box next year. Voters are gonna take out the controlled opposition root and branch.

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    • I should say if Strange won he would be more likely to vote for the President’s agenda, but personally I don’t believe Strange would be able to resist the temptation to betray for cash that is the hallmark of McConnell’s RINOs.

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  7. WOOT! Roy’s our boy! He will easily defeat the Democrat and be a tremendous asset to our President as he fights against the RINOs in Congress!

    Liked by 8 people

  8. fleporeblog says:

    I posted the following in response to a Treeper’s post (Mia C – see her post below):

    I just hope Breitbart is still on the Trump train. Some wrote to me there that this vote for the judge was just about an FU to Mitch McConnell so hopefully that’s true.

    My response:

    It was! Bannon believes from day one that Trumpism will reign for the next 50+ years! It started today with Corker and this evening with the Big FU to Mitch, Rove, CoC, Rhinos 🦏 etc.

    Another Treeper (trialbytruth) asked me a great question:

    Flep the question is does he think Trumpism is his? How big is his ego. Is he actively trying to separate trump from his base by creating an alternate universe he can manipulate. BD was on this earlier. I have not been assigning motive to Bannon but I am having real trouble seeing him as an ally. I am starting to get the feeling his ego fills a room before he enters.

    Thoughts?

    My response:

    Beautifully said! I think a little bit of both is in play. You can’t have Trumpism without our fearless leader. Trumpism at its core is built on America First! It is Nationalism on steroids.

    I think his concern was that people like Ivanka, Jared, Kelly, TREX (all people I adore and admire) may have tried to get our President to swing a little more towards the middle. I don’t think for a minute it was because they hate America First but that more can get accomplished in their minds.

    Tonight was a wake up call to all of them that Patriots don’t want any model other than what our President ran on and has successfully implemented to date.

    I constantly talk about Generation Z but that is real! They LOVE ❤️ our President! Trumpism is foreign to them at their current age. However, as they become adults, it will be their mantra. Bannon and our President know it. Stay on course and they will be building monuments and mountains with his image for generations to come.

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  9. Texian says:

    Congratulations to Sir General Bannon on winning his first major battlefield campaign.. I salute..!

    Liked by 10 people

  10. Regina says:

    I hope our President stays out of future primary endorsements. Period.

    Liked by 2 people

  11. MAGAbear says:

    Final result: 54.6% Moore to 45.4% for Strange. I was well within the margin of error. 🙂

    Trump’s trip to AL helped Strange bigly, likely would have been a 60% to 40% result without his help. But in the end, there was simply no way Strange was winning this. Moore had 39% of the previous primary vote and was going to get the lions share of the Brooks/Pittman vote which was just under 27% last time around. There just wasn’t enough of a turnout gain for Strange to offset that disadvantge. Only Trump’s visit and the 30M spent on Stange’s behalf made this race even remotely close.

    Elections are learning experiences, and the take from this one is: frenetic rhetoric on discussion boards doesn’t win elections, reality of the electoral map does.

    I do hope those who accussed Moore supporters of disloyalty will remember that once Trump endorses and campaigns for Moore, which he will do enthusiastically.

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  12. Phil aka Felipe says:

    Glad Moore won.

    Now, if he thinks he was roughed up with McConnell’s $30 million in negative personal attack ads, he ain’t seen nothing yet till the DNC and the MSM roll out their stuff.

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  13. I was curious about turnout compared to Aug and I was amazed to find just over 35% higher vote totals in the runoff.
    In August
    Moore received some 40 percent, or 149,882 votes, to Strange’s 33 percent, or 125,893 votes during Tuesday’s GOP primary. Rep. Mo Brooks finished third with 20 percent, or 77,338 votes.
    Total votes: 353,113.
    Today with 100% Votes Counted
    Candidate Vote Pct.
    Roy Moore 262,204 54.6%
    Luther Strange* 218,066 45.4
    Total vote: 480,270

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  14. I glanced over at The Rightscoop and there are people there saying this is evidence that Cruz is going to primary and crush Trump in 2020.

    Are these people for real? Like, is that actually a real thing that people truly believe?

    It can’t be, right?

    Liked by 1 person

    • brucefdb says:

      Cruz couldn’t beat Jeb!

      Liked by 5 people

    • Trash. Cruz is anathema to most Americans, to most Republicans truth be told. I am looking forward to seeing if he can even get re-elected to the Senate since he lied to Texans and was a Canadian citizen when he ran for Senate.

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    • POP says:

      That’s very amusing.
      Cruz is a rabid Globalist so is his wife.
      Chances vs PTrump with the base?
      Nil.

      Liked by 5 people

    • Lulu says:

      Well Cruz could win in AL in a general but no way he wins in Wisconsin, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Florida, Ohio, and forget Colorado, Virginia, Nevada, New Hampshire. Seriously, what path do they see for a creepy looking political hack whose father says he’s anointed by God?

      Liked by 4 people

    • Kaco says:

      Nobody could trust Lyn’ Ted, he’d sell out the American people in a heartbeat while holding the Bible.

      Liked by 1 person

    • Right Mover says:

      Ted Cruz is not gonna get any more likable or any more trustworthy between now and 2020. He’s going nowhere.

      Liked by 1 person

    • sunnydaze says:

      If they really believe that one election in Alabama that goes to the Theologist is gonna elect Cruz in 2020 well all I can say is……keep right on believing that.

      This man with his rhetoric such as it is would get crushed in just about any other state in the Union. And I’m including very very religious states in that equation.

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    • keebler AC ovfefe says:

      Lyin’Ted is their leader, and Leakin’Bannon their media.

      Liked by 1 person

    • Pam says:

      There is imo a difference between Cruz supporters and Cruz bots. Those individuals you just described are still bitter that Cruz lost the nomination and were probably in all honesty part of the delegate steal during the primaries. It’s actually pathetic and sad that they believe something that absolutely won’t happen.

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  15. Mike diamond says:

    Right on Judge Roy Moore!

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  16. POP says:

    I do hope Jared and Ivanka are paying attention.

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  17. Nationalist says:

    It is a testament to the success of Sundance that this blog is now being attacked by not very clever trolls trying to pose as being ‘concerned’ about how ‘divisive’ and ‘polarizing’ and all the other dumb liberal catch phrases that we all see right through here on this site.

    Go back through this thread and look at the ones whining the loudest and pointing fingers and trying to divide us. There aren’t very many really, just a handful, but they post the same drivel incessantly.

    Those are the trolls. Some might be paid but many are likely just butt-hurt libs trying (very unsuccessfully) to blend in with the intent to cause trouble if they can. They are easy to spot, though…the left has absolutely no sense of logical reasoning ability. They are always droning on about ‘feelings’ and being ‘offended’. Well, snowflakes, true MAGA fans don’t give a tinker’s damn about your feelings and you ain’t fooling anyone here with your ‘concern’ about Moore, or Bannon, or Palin, or Trump, or anyone else on the MAGA train.

    MAGA fans don’t want any more limp-wristed GOPe pansies elected… We want a**-kicking warriors (see: Trump, Donald J) who say what they think and do what they promise. We don’t give a crap if you are offended or if you don’t like us. We have had all we are going to take from the freaks and miscreants on the left.

    If you want to hang out on this site then you need to want to MAGA. Otherwise please go away because there is absolutely no way that you are going to ‘convert’ any of us to your dying leftist silliness.

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    • Regina says:

      I don’t see Anyone causing more divide than You, Nationalist – you’re setting the rules for being on this site, stating the “definition” of MAGA, and insulting people right and left by calling them trolls, telling them to “MAGA or GTFO”

      I didn’t support Moore, and I (and others) have very good reasons for that opinion. Just because you’re caught up in some religious experience of the Enormous Impact you think this will have (it won’t – just watch) it doesn’t make you the King.

      Chill – you’re being really offensive to a lot of long-time posters…and please bear in mind that until others agree, you are Only speaking for yourself.

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      • Nationalist says:

        You are not fooling anyone here. All anyone has to do is read back through your posts tonight to figure out who you really are and what you are trying (unsuccessfully) to do here.

        You tipped your hand by using the lib term ‘offensive’ by the way. Nobody on the MAGA train would be offended by anything I have said. And please name for me one ‘long-time’ poster that I was ‘offensive’ to. I’ll wait. The ONLY people offended by anything I have written tonight are leftist snowflakes… which was my intent.

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    • Trumppin says:

      wow so being a steadfast loyal PDJT supporter is now going to be called a troll at the CTH?….. really? I’d love to hear what sundance thinks of that.

      by the way.. i have no clue who you are nationalist… bannon is that you?

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  18. Regina says:

    BB’s “Trumpism” won’t get very far without the Brain – Trump’s smarts are what made the movement, and without his cunning it’s just another useless Tea Party.

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  19. keebler AC ovfefe says:

    Not true about Luther voting against 51 rule.

    Luther voted for the skinny repeal needing 51 but 3 senators opted out, including McCain at the last minute 3 am in the morning just to spite PDT. In the radio interview, Trump said McCain gave impression he was all in for the skinny repeal……and then pulled the fast one on Senate.

    Trump himself said 60 rule is needed on some legislation but wanted an exception for the skinny repeal.

    The Senate aimed to pass its “skinny” Obamacare repeal bill through the budget reconciliation process, meaning the measure only needed a 51-vote majority. Three of the 52 Republican senators defected in a dramatic floor vote on a procedural measure for the plan, sinking it by a 49-51 vote.

    https://www.cnbc.com/2017/07/28/trump-calls-for-a-senate-rules-change-but-it-would-not-have-saved-obamacare-repeal.html

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    • I think what people mean about Luther Strange & 51 rule is that in August a difference between Moore & Strange was that Strange supported McConnell’s position of retaining the super majority for legislation and Moore did not.
      President Trump was arguing that Congress needed to scrap the super majority because 8 Democrats could stop any legislation from being passed. Moore supported changing the requirement for 60 votes, Strange did not. However in more recent weeks Strange has changed his position and come out in favor of lowering the requirement to a simple majority.

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  20. distracted2 says:

    I didn’t really have a dog in the race, but I wholeheartedly support Trump so I would have voted for Strange because that’s who he endorsed.

    Now that Moore has won, will the GOPe support him financially? He spent $1 million on his campaign and the GOPe sunk $30 million into Strange’s campaign.

    Moore stated this morning that he didn’t have the finances to fight the false claims that Strange’s campaign had waged against him. If the GOPe turns its back on him, it’s going to be tough for him.

    The democrats are going to fight this one with everything they have. Moore is in for the fight of his life. He’s going to need the support of Trump’s supporters if he’s going to win.

    One more thing: There were independents interviewed this morning on Fox who said they were deliberately voting for Moore because they don’t believe he can beat the democrat.

    We must band together to make sure Moore wins. We all lose if we lose the Senate seat.

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  21. Binkser1 says:

    Sad that only 12 to 15 percent turned out. The R primaries are very important to our goal of removing the NeverTrumpers and the RINO’s. Our only chance is during these primaries or we’ll be stuck with the choice of RINO or Dem and none of us want that. I might be missing something so please correct me if I’m wrong .

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    • I didn’t see that % as a final. I saw it as a predicted but since it was a 17% turnout last time for the republican primary and 35% more votes were cast today than in the primary I think there was more of a turnout than expected. It should be more like 22-23%.
      See my comment upstream for actual vote number comparison.

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  22. MASHALL says:

    Best Article on Roy Moore!!!!

    http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/09/26/roy-moore-blasts-congress-failed-to-stand-up-and-impeach-janet-napolitano-over-daca/

    Moore went on to nail Congress for refusing to impeach then-Department of Homeland Security Director Janet Napolitano, who created DACA with the help of former President Obama, giving temporary amnesty to hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens.

    “Now, you see, who’s the blame for this,” Moore asked. “The president? No, he didn’t do it. He let it be done. Congress did not stand up and impeach her for trying to violate the law. Political, that goes back to checks and balances. And if we’d go back to understanding our Constitution, we wouldn’t have the problem.”

    “Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals – it’s very simple,” Moore said during the debate. “DREAMer? DREAMer development, relief, education of alien minors. There’s no such thing as a DREAMer. You know why? It was never passed by Congress. And when it didn’t pass by Congress, Obama himself, through his Homeland Security, decided to implement a program and violate the law. That’s why we’re here today. That’s why we’re having a problem today.”

    No such thing as a Dreamer! Yet Fox et al. continue to shove that word down the public’s throats.

    Congratulations Roy Moore!

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  23. Gov. Huckabee

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  24. OmegaManBlue says:

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  25. MASHALL says:

    Take a hint from Roy Moore and utilize your 2nd Amendment Rights and legally carry whenever you can. The life you save may be your own.

    The quick link I found, The US Daily Murder Rate is approximatley 46 a day.

    2016 17,250 Total
    17,250/365 = 47.26 murders per day.

    https://www.fbi.gov/news/stories/2016-crime-statistics-released

    MAGA with Safety!

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