Just found an interesting, informative link to a New York Times map of how Donald Trump won this General Election 2016. Here’s the link below. You can click on the states or the listing of the states below to see the exact popular vote count for all the counties, plus percentage breakdowns and colorized maps (red to blue).
I checked my home state of Hawaii and it’s totally blue, “much more Democratic”.
Arizona on the other hand, is considered “somewhat more Republican” and they had this analysis:
“Race Preview: Democrats believe they have a chance of winning Arizona’s 11 electoral votes for the first time since Bill Clinton carried the state in 1996, but polls show the race leaning in Mr. Trump’s favor. Mitt Romney won Arizona in 2012 by 9 percentage points.”
Trump won Arizona by 4.1 % according to the New York Times. Arizona Secretary of State website is reporting more votes: http://results.arizona.vote/2016/General/n1591/Results-State.html, with Trump only winning by 3.95%, but provisional ballots are still being counted (as far as I know).
And the maps also show how Libertarian Gary Johnson and Green Party’s Jill Stein did overall, as well.
Note that the most Democratic place (not a state) is the District of Columbia, where the nation’s capital is, voting almost 93% for Hillary Clinton. They have a very Democratic past as well:
“Race Preview: The nation’s capital has awarded its three electoral votes to the Democratic candidate in every presidential election since it gained the right to vote for president in 1961. Barack Obama won District of Columbia in 2012 by 83.6 percentage points.”
Posted in Carolyn Classen, Community, Elections, Tucson
Tagged Arizona, donald trump, Electoral College, Gary Johnson, General Election, hawaii, Hillary Clinton, Jill Stein, new york times
Eight years ago in 2008 we made history by electing a half-African American with an unusual name (born in Hawaii) for US President –Barack Hussein Obama. We are on the eve of perhaps electing the first woman President of the United States of America. Will it be Democrat Hillary Clinton or Jill Stein of the Green Party? Both women were coincidentally born in Chicago, Illinois. Republican Donald Trump and Libertarian Gary Johnson are also running. We bloggers here at Blog for Arizona will be live blogging today & tonight, and reporting General Election 2016 results. So stay tuned.
And if you want to party or show up at a watch viewing event, go to our Calendar link, where I have posted 15…count them 15 events for tonight!…in Flagstaff, Green Valley, Phoenix, Tempe, Tucson.
The most creative event is probably the Zombie Apocalypse paintball event hosted by the Arizona Libertarian Party in Tempe. There’s a student activist event hosted by The Men’s Project at the UA Women’s Resource Center. And an American Babylon hosted show at Tap & Bottle, advertising it as “Nasty Women vs. Bad Hombres”, indicative of the way this Presidential election has gone. And it’s also Taco Tuesday at Ermanos on 4th Avenue, but will there be any taco trucks on the corner?
All events at http://blogforarizona.net/calendar-2/. Or click on the Calendar link on the top of this front page.
Vote wisely today, November 8, 2016. Polls stay open till 7 p.m.
Posted in Carolyn Classen, Community, Elections, Political Events, Tucson
Tagged Barack Hussein Obama, donald trump, Election watch parties, Gary Johnson, General Election, Hillary Clinton, Jill Stein, US President
They’re back…after a brief hiatus. Laughing Liberally Tucson Comedy Showcase is back, in time for the General Election of 2016, to lampoon U.S. Presidential candidates Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton, the first woman nominee for President. Libertarian Gary Johnson and Green Party candidate Jill Stein are also running.
These stand up comic guys/gals were at Sky Bar for a year, then moved to Club Congress for a few months, and are now appearing on October 23, at their new location The Flycatcher (SW corner of E. 6th St. and N. 4th Avenue) — formerly Plush bar, 340 E. 6th Street.
I repeat….vote wisely on or before November 8, 2016. Early Arizona voting started on October 12, 2016, so don’t delay if you want to vote early. This is no laughing matter. Your vote does count (or does it?).
RSVP via FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/177516819322807/
Posted in Carolyn Classen, Community, Tucson
Tagged Alex Kack, Andrew Conlogue, Dave Margolis, donald trump, Gary Johnson, General Election, Hillary Clinton, Jill Stein, Jon Jon, Josiah Osego, Laughing Liberally, Mo Urban, Phil Gordan, Presidential election, Randy Ford, The Flycatcher
Daddy was a cowboy at heart.
Today is Fathers’ Day. It’s been almost 20 years since my Dad, James L. Powers, Sr., passed away… far too young.
Many of you have heard my speeches about my Dad’s unwavering support for the United Steelworkers. He was a long-time member and an officer in his local in Lorain County. That is… until the last strike when Thew Shovel closed the plant in Ohio and moved to the south for cheaper, non-union labor. As a vice president, grievance man and a contract negotiator, Dad was a strong fighter for working men and women, and he argued politics and unions with everyone, particularly his father (my grandpa).
Dad, the Working Man
Dad was one of those boisterous, in-your-face union guys that you see in the movies. He was a third-generation electrician, a Navy vet, an NRA member, an avid outdoorsman, a hunter, a John Wayne aficionado, a great dancer, a quirky style icon, a ham radio nut, and a Republican, until Nixon broke his heart and he changed his registration to Democrat after Watergate. He drank to much, fought in bars, won and lost rings and watches playing craps, and carried a switchblade and sometimes brass knuckles. (Truth be told: he may have won those two prizes shooting dice. Jimmy and I were always fascinated to see his winnings in the morning.)
Thew Shovel was in South Lorain, a grungy, hard-scrabble place with economic immigrants from all over the US and the world.
Posted in Crime, Ethics, Giffords, Gun Policies, Labor, Pamela Powers Hannley, Tucson
Tagged gun control, gun safety, gun violence, Hillary Clinton, hunting, Orlando Massacre, Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting
Crossposted at DemocraticDiva.com
Hillary somehow cheated in every primary, in every caucus. Okay. Continue reading
Posted in Activism, Campaigns, Conspiracy Theory, Donna Gratehouse, Election Integrity, Elections, Ethics, Party Politics, President, Primaries
Tagged Bernie Sanders, Helen Purcell, Hillary Clinton, Maricopa County, Presidential Primary
A bunch of people showed up to testify at the Arizona Legislature about last Tuesday’s Presidential Preference Election debacle in Maricopa County, and while many of them did have important and factual points to make, others were like this guy:
Link to video. Continue reading
Posted in Arizona State Legislature, Campaigns, Civil Rights, Commentary, Community, Conspiracy Theory, Counties, Donna Gratehouse, Elected Commenters, Election Integrity, Elections, Legislation, Maricopa, Party Politics, Political Events, President, Primaries
Tagged az legislature, Bernie Sanders, election fraud, Hillary Clinton, maricopa county elections, smears