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My college son came in last week and voted early. My wife, who is way much more interested in politics than me, voted this morning. My son who works with me and I will likely go over to polls in a few hours, before the lunch rush. My daughter in DC is covering the election and votes up there. For the presidential election, Clinton gets all five of our votes. It does not always work out that way where we all vote the same.

I'll probably go with Fayard for senator, her dad and I are friends. If not her, I would vote for Boustany.

Here is a link for those who want to learn about the amendments. Number 6 is the one that I will vote against for sure.

http://parlouisiana.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/Constitutional-Amendments-2016.pdf

In our area we have a big Supreme Court race. I will vote for Jimmy Genovese. I have known Jimmy since I moved to this area. He has been a judge for a long time and always tries to get it right. Jimmy is a pretty good athlete by the way. I have never beaten him in tennis (he played college tennis I found out later). Once in a blue moon I might shoot a better game of golf. (Disclaimer: my partner is Jimmy's campaign manager)

Congrats to whoever wins. I worry this time that the acrimony from this race will last the whole term of whoever wins. Personally I have been through a lot of elections and my life has been pretty much the same under republican and democrat regimes. So far no election result has changed my Saturday tee time or the location of my saints tickets, so I dont get too worked up. As cliché as it sounds, I will take a moment before I vote to pause and reflect about how fortunate I am to live in a country, that for all its flaws, is the best there is. We certainly do not need a wall to keep people in. There is a reason so many people want to live here and the right to vote in a free election is the foundation.
 
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I hate both candidates, and will probably end up writing in someone like Rubio or Kasich.

Having said that, I think Donald Trump would be the worst of the two, so a small part of me hopes he wins just so maybe we can have that post drunken night realization and confirmation that we need to change the country as a whole and get away from the defensive vitriol that both sides use as 98% of their political stances.
 

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I hope Trump is tweeting tonight. That could be must-see-tv.
He's got to. Hell, he will probably conclude in the next few days that the only reason he didn't close the gap in the final days was because he wasn't allowed to tweet directly to his national audience.

Twitter in general should go full supernova right around the time the election is finally called. It will be disgusting and shameful and a disgrace to democracy and incredibly entertaining.
 
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I hope Trump is tweeting tonight. That could be must-see-tv.
You know Chuck, on election nights I usually have something taped I watch and flip over now and then to the election news for updates.

Tonight I may have to get a sixpack of diet brewskis, pop some popcorn and watch the results. It should be interesting.

If Trump ends up falling just short, I think the biggest mistake of his campaign will have been the way he alienated latino voters. Trump never was going to get the African American vote, just having the big R next to his name made that nearly impossible.

Latinos make up about ten percent of the votes, not to far behind African Americans. Next elections it will be even more.

All of the hyperbole about the wall he was going to build and then the Hispanic judge he insulted has killed him with latino voters. He could have easily taken a stand on immigration that would have kept his supporters and not angered latinos as much.

Trump needs Florida to have a chance, period. He might win there yet, but with a modicum of latino support there he could have been a big favorite. I think latinos make up something like 17% of the vote in Florida. It will be interesting to see how Trump does with latinos there compared to Romney four years ago.
 

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You know Chuck, on election nights I usually have something taped I watch and flip over now and then to the election news for updates.

Tonight I may have to get a sixpack of diet brewskis, pop some popcorn and watch the results. It should be interesting.

If Trump ends up falling just short, I think the biggest mistake of his campaign will have been the way he alienated latino voters. Trump never was going to get the African American vote, just having the big R next to his name made that nearly impossible.

Latinos make up about ten percent of the votes, not to far behind African Americans. Next elections it will be even more.

All of the hyperbole about the wall he was going to build and then the Hispanic judge he insulted has killed him with latino voters. He could have easily taken a stand on immigration that would have kept his supporters and not angered latinos as much.

Trump needs Florida to have a chance, period. He might win there yet, but with a modicum of latino support there he could have been a big favorite. I think latinos make up something like 17% of the vote in Florida. It will be interesting to see how Trump does with latinos there compared to Romney four years ago.

The latino vote will be very interesting. There's a lot of analysis that concluded that Trump had to at least do as well as Romney to have a shot. I suspect he will end up doing far worse as a matter of percentage and early indicators are that he has caused an uptick in Latino turnout. (Which is also a bad thing for Trump).
 

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I'll probably go with Fayard for senator, her dad and I are friends. If not her, I would vote for Boustany.
I was for Fayard right up until she ran that ******** ad comparing Foster Campbell to David Duke by taking a quote out of context. She is getting some really bad advice.
 

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You know Chuck, on election nights I usually have something taped I watch and flip over now and then to the election news for updates.

Tonight I may have to get a sixpack of diet brewskis, pop some popcorn and watch the results. It should be interesting.
This is the only night my wife will tolerate me going full politics junkie. The beer is already on ice.
 

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The latino vote will be very interesting. There's a lot of analysis that concluded that Trump had to at least do as well as Romney to have a shot. I suspect he will end up doing far worse as a matter of percentage and early indicators are that he has caused an uptick in Latino turnout. (Which is also a bad thing for Trump).
Early reports from Nevada, which has a huge population of Latino voters working in casinos, is that the turnout is through the roof. And they are NOT out to vote for Trump.

I don't see how the strategy to motivate white voters who haven't voted in a long time by attacking other demographics who will be equally motivated pans out in the end. But I guess we're finally going to see the results tonight.
 

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You know Chuck, on election nights I usually have something taped I watch and flip over now and then to the election news for updates.

Tonight I may have to get a sixpack of diet brewskis, pop some popcorn and watch the results. It should be interesting.

If you don't ever look at Twitter, let me recommend starting tonight.
 

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The latino vote will be very interesting. There's a lot of analysis that concluded that Trump had to at least do as well as Romney to have a shot. I suspect he will end up doing far worse as a matter of percentage and early indicators are that he has caused an uptick in Latino turnout. (Which is also a bad thing for Trump).
For Florida you need to split the Latino vote into Cuban and "all others". Cubans may still vote Republican. We'll see how that goes.

As for Twitter, I heard Donald got Twitter taken away from his finger tips, so I imagine it will be quiet for a few days.
 

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I'll probably go with Fayard for senator, her dad and I are friends. If not her, I would vote for Boustany.
I probably would have voted for her but then I saw a ridiculous ad she was running comparing the other Democratic front runner, Foster Campbell, to David Duke based on some ridiculously out of context quote where he agreed with something Duke said without mentioning that what he agreed with wasn't some hateful comment about race, religion, etc. The Alliance for Good Government pulled their endorsement because of it and she wouldn't back off. I'm sure she'll try to run for many more statewide offices with her dad's money but I don't think she has a chance.

Runoff will likely be Kennedy or Boustany versus Campbell. I'd much prefer Boustany over Kennedy who is the emptiest of empty suits. He did nothing of substance as Louisiana's Treasurer other than going on Garland Robinette's show 1,000 times to say "we don't have a revenue problem, we have a spending problem" over and over again.
 

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I'll be on a plane tonight while results are coming in. :(
 

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For Florida you need to split the Latino vote into Cuban and "all others". Cubans may still vote Republican. We'll see how that goes.

As for Twitter, I heard Donald got Twitter taken away from his finger tips, so I imagine it will be quiet for a few days.
Do you think he's still going to listen to Kellyanne and the gang for even a minute after the election is called? @realDonaldTrump is coming back bigly and with a vengeance.
 

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