Remembering Those Who Left Us In 2020

The worst year ever?  Certainly in our lifetime.  But for the first time in a long time, there is a sense that things *might* get better in the new year, regarding both the virus and civility.  We can only hope. For now, at least, let’s stop and remember those who left us this year, those …

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Who Dat? — S (Part 2)

We had so much success with our first round of “S” unknown buttons that we’re offering a second batch — and these look even tougher. As our fellow political junkies know, for some time now we’ve been showing photos of unknown buttons, arranged alphabetically by candidate names, for you to help identify.  We can’t make …

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Election 2020: Biden Wins Presidency, GOP Gains In House & Retains Senate Majority

Here is the Political Junkie’s tabulation of winners for each state’s presidential, Senate and gubernatorial contests, plus new House members.  All results as of 11/13.  We’ll update these numbers when new results are announced. ALABAMA: PRESIDENT — Trump. SENATE — Incumbent Democrat Doug Jones was ousted by Republican Tommy Tuberville. GOVERNOR — None. NEW HOUSE …

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What Happens To The Vice President’s Senate Seat?

Kamala Harris made history by becoming the first woman and the first person of color to be elected vice president.  At some point, she is going to vacate the Senate seat she was elected to in 2016.  And that will put California Gov. Gavin Newsom in the not-so-enviable position of having to choose among some …

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Guide To Election Night 2020

We’ve never seen an election quite like this one, and we’ll probably never see an election day like this one.  With some 97 million votes having already been cast and most unlikely to be counted by November 3rd, the odds of states declaring winners on Tuesday are not great.  The era of going to bed …

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Time To Enter The Political Junkie Election Contest

The election we’ve long awaited/dreaded is almost here.  President Donald Trump vs. former Vice President Joe Biden.  Plus, control of the Senate.  And so, we have TWO contests for you to enter. The first:  Predict the final Electoral Vote count.  AND tell us who wins these key states: ARIZONA COLORADO FLORIDA GEORGIA IOWA MICHIGAN MINNESOTA …

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Who Dat? – S

While you’re awaiting tonight’s final presidential debate, what better way to spend the time than by solving the identities of these “S” buttons? As our fellow political junkies know, for some time now we’ve been showing photos of unknown buttons, arranged alphabetically by candidate names, for you to help identify.  We can’t make heads or …

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Don’t Bet The Farm On The First Debate

While there is always high anticipation for a presidential debate, this evening’s encounter between President Trump and Joe Biden feels different.  Maybe it’s because both sides are selling the race as the “most significant in history” and “crucial for saving the country’s future” — hyperbole, perhaps, but probably true as well. But for those keeping …

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Enter Our ‘Guess The Supreme Court Confirmation Vote’ Contest

The likelihood of President Trump not filling the Supreme Court seat left vacant by the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg was always closer to none than slim.  Whatever you think of the tactics of Mitch McConnell and others in the Senate GOP, Trump always had the power, and the right, to name a replacement.  That …

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Democrats Within Reach Of Senate Majority

This snapshot in mid-September may look completely different as we get closer to November 3rd.  But right now, Democrats have a real shot at winning control of the Senate this year. The numbers spell it out.  Republicans currently have a 53-47 majority.  That means that Democrats need a net gain of three, or four, to …

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