Photo by PoPville flickr user Mark Andre
Can we talk about how a woman who was home alone making dinner had to lock herself in a closet and call 911 because people were trying to break down her door to protest a person they just don’t agree with? Is this what our city has come to?”
The Washington Post reported:
“It wasn’t a protest. It was a threat,” said [Fox News host Tucker] Carlson, who is often denounced by critics, particularly liberal ones, for his rhetoric about immigrants and minorities on his Fox News show. “They weren’t protesting anything specific that I had said. They weren’t asking me to change anything. They weren’t protesting a policy or advocating for legislation. … They were threatening me and my family and telling me to leave my own neighborhood in the city that I grew up in.”
Photo by PoPville flickr user Shamila Chaudhary
Great turnout. From the D.C. Board of Elections (DCBOE):
Mayor Muriel Bowser with 159,820 votes
Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton with 185,535 votes
Attorney General Karl A. Racine with 193,885 votes
Council Chair Phil Mendelson with 185,578 votes
At large Council member Anita Bonds with 142,266 votes
At large Council member Elissa Silverman with 85,333 votes
Ward One Council member Brianne K Nadeau with 22,143 votes
Ward Three Council member Mary M. Cheh with 21,306 votes
Ward Six Council member Charles Allen with 34,010 votes
See all the results here.
Photo by PoPville flickr user Ted Eytan
“Voting time: 35 minutes. From walking in the door to getting my #IVoted sticker. (COLUMBIA HEIGHTS EDUCATION CAMPUS)”
One reader reported that:
“Elderly man collapsed at voting station Barnard Elementary this morning about 8 am. Voters gave CPR and AED until paramedics arrived.”
My wife said Murch elementary voting took about 20 minutes.
What neighborhood did you vote in and how long did it take? For those who didn’t vote this morning (or early) when do you plan on voting?
Ed. Note: I voted early and it took about 3 minutes :)
1610 U Street, NW
“Join us as on Tuesday, November 6th for Election Night @ Exiles sponsored by our friends at Jameson! (Because what’s more American than Irish whiskey – I mean, amirite?)
Election Night Specials
$6 Jameson Black Barrel
$6 Jameson Caskmates Stout
$6 Jameson Caskmates IPA
Come celebrate/drown your sorrows with us! It’s the end of the world/the dawn of a new day! Either way – JAMO!!!”
But God Damn I like this poster. And that’s all I have to say about that.
Photo by PoPville Flickr user Tim Brown
Now that we got the whole stamp situation sorted, sorta – let’s move on to the meat of the issue. A reader has requested on open thread on the upcoming election so here it is. Personally I’d be interested in hearing your thoughts about the At Large Council Race that has gotten rather contentious lately. But feel free to talk about all the races you plan on voting for from Mayor to Ward to State Board of Education down to your local ANC.
So, let’s start with the At Large Race are you leaning – Bonds, Reeder, Silverman (no relation) or other?
And whoever you’re gonna vote for – please do vote!
Photo by PoPville flickr user Eric P.
From a press release:
“Attorney General Karl A. Racine today filed a lawsuit seeking to force U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials to provide answers about recent ICE enforcement actions in the District. The lawsuit alleges ICE did not properly respond to AG Racine’s requests demanding information about ICE raids in predominantly Latino communities in the District this summer. The requests asked ICE to identify the individuals who were detained, give reasons for the detentions, and explain the agency’s immigration enforcement policies. OAG’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit asks a federal court to order ICE to respond to the requests. (more…)
Well, this is something. Captured by L.A. Kauffman around 8am outside Mitch McConnell’s house:
“What do we do with a drunken justice?” Protesters stage Kavanaugh confirmation kegger outside Mitch McConnell’s home in advance of cloture vote #StopKavanaugh #CANCELKAVANAUGH”
"What do we do with a drunken justice?" Protesters stage Kavanaugh confirmation kegger outside Mitch McConnell's home in advance of cloture vote #StopKavanaugh #CANCELKAVANAUGH pic.twitter.com/Ngd7masOck
— L.A. Kauffman (@LAKauffman) October 5, 2018
There are people drinking PBR from red Solo cups outside Mitch McConnell’s house at this early hour. They are chanting “I like beer.”
— Kasie Hunt (@kasie) October 5, 2018
Thanks to Drew for sending.
Yesterday WAMU reported:
“The D.C. Council will vote next Tuesday on a bill repealing Initiative 77, the ballot measure approved by D.C. voters in June that would gradually raise the minimum wage paid to tipped workers.
The bill repealing Initiative 77 already has seven co-sponsors, the exact number needed to pass the Council. But because it is being considered as an emergency measure, it will need nine votes to pass, and would only remain in effect for 90 days. The Council would eventually have to vote on a permanent repeal bill.”
So should the Council repeal the bill completely, not at all or work on some sort of compromise?
To the polls!!