Nov. 7th, 2018 07:37 am
marthawells: (Zoe)
[personal profile] marthawells
Despite Beto's loss, the results in Texas last night were incredibly good. This was despite being gerrymandered and the voter suppression and being hung out to dry with no resources by the Democratic national committee, as usual. Local Texas Democrats worked their asses off to get these results, and if you want to shit on us for them, go to hell. I'm tired of being used as the DNC's scapegoat. If you don't like that, the unfollow button is right there and I hope the door hits you on the ass on the way out.

From TX-17 Indivisible:

TX had only 2 flippable races for US Congress. TX-7 and TX-32 both flipped.

TX flipped 2 Texas State Senate seats to democrat, SD-10, and SD-16, getting rid of the author of “the bathroom bill.”

TX flipped 7 Texas State House seats to Democrat, HD-47, HD-65, HD-102, HD-105, HD-115, HD-135, and HD-136. As results come in, we may possibly flip HD-132.

All 14 TX Court of Appeals are democrat, and we flipped 10 of them from republican to democrat.

Our own Celina Vasquez for Justice of the Peace, Pct. 4 is now JUDGE Vasquez after successfully flipping her seat from R to D.

We comfortably have the US House with 26 added democrat seats. It’s enough to force, at a minimum, bipartisanship.

NPR has 2/3 of 18-29 year old voting Democrat. There's hope for the future!

Tarrant county went to Beto - Tarrant County tends to set the trend for Texas. It’s the last definitively red urban county and it went blue tonight.

Nothing in TX flipped to the republicans.

Beto -the hardest working man in politics today - brought TX into a single digit difference in a statewide election for the first time in 25 years. 3 points to be specific. We love you! #beto2020

We want to give a special thanks to all of our amazing TX-17 candidates and the Texas state candidates for their time and effort running such inspiring campaigns focusing on what connects and strengthens our communities instead of fanning the flames of unreasonable fear and hate.

Date: 2018-11-07 02:34 pm (UTC)
wickedwords: (Default)
From: [personal profile] wickedwords
This is such awesome news. Texas is so important, and it's fantastic to see that change is happening. Thanks for posting this.

Date: 2018-11-07 03:48 pm (UTC)
lcohen: (obama button)
From: [personal profile] lcohen
that sounds amazing--congratulations on great results from a lot of hard work!

Date: 2018-11-07 03:52 pm (UTC)
muccamukk: Text: Love > Anger, Hope > Fear, Optimism > Despair. (Misc: Canadian Politics)
From: [personal profile] muccamukk
So much of that is very good news. Sorry about Beto, but the two congress people is great news.

Date: 2018-11-07 04:09 pm (UTC)
nenya_kanadka: Love is greater than anger, hope is greater than fear, optimism is better than despair (@ Jack Layton quote)
From: [personal profile] nenya_kanadka
Fuck yeah, you guys! That's bullshit treatment if you're not being given support by the national Dems, but wow. Awesome, awesome work.

Date: 2018-11-07 06:03 pm (UTC)
yarrowkat: (Default)
From: [personal profile] yarrowkat
omg thank you Texas for ditching the bathroom bill guy. SOOOO many good things happened all over the country last night! Kim Davis was unseated. The guy who has accepted the largest donations from the NRA ever was unseated. over 100 women of whom a lot are women of color and/or young are heading to Congress. i am so ready for the millenial takeover of Congress. a lot of governorships flipped blue, including some surprise ones. and so so so so many "small" races that have huge impact -- NY's AG is now a black woman. AGs who are going to reform the criminal justice system won here and there all over the US. voting rights champions won in several states. i think this all will have long-reaching effects, if not instantly dramatic ones.

Date: 2018-11-07 09:09 pm (UTC)
boxofdelights: (Default)
From: [personal profile] boxofdelights
I read that "Eddie Bernice Johnson, a Texas Democrat who is a ranking member of the committee and likely to become the next chair [of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology]. A former chief psychiatric nurse, she would be the first House science committee chair with a STEM background since the 1990s".


Thank you, Texas!

Date: 2018-11-07 09:33 pm (UTC)
arduinna: Cartoon Walter and William Bell from Fringe, with the thought bubble "how wonderful!" (wonderful)
From: [personal profile] arduinna
Texas was AMAZING! I knew how hard people were working, but also what a rough climb it was going to be, and was hoping for the best -- and then Texas pulled off so, so much more than I had dared hope for. Screw anyone who thinks it was a failure because Beto didn't win. Good god.

Date: 2018-11-08 01:34 am (UTC)
theoldone: (Default)
From: [personal profile] theoldone
I'm encouraged by the results. Would have loved to see Beto win, but it was a long-shot.

Date: 2018-11-08 07:40 am (UTC)
esteefee: (cowboy)
From: [personal profile] esteefee
Great job, Texas!

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