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Polls were real bad today, apparently.

Here’s all the shit we couldn’t cover today.

  • Polls were bad because broken scanners. [Twitter]
  • Polls were bad because didn’t set up voting machines. [Raw Story]
  • Polls were bad because racism, racist poll workers. [The Houston Chronicle]
  • Polls were bad because racism, racist poll placements. [Twitter]
  • Polls were bad because racism, not providing enough voting machines in predominantly Black neighborhoods. [The New Yorker]
  • Polls were bad because man threatened to shoot poll workers. [NBC 24 WNWO]
  • In conclusion, polls were bad! In other news, Guam elected its first female governor, Lou Leon Guerrero. [KUAM News]
  • Los Angeles County’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority gave riders free bus rides today on account of the election. [Twitter]
  • On Nov. 14, Brazil’s Supreme Court will decide if Congress must approve a law to protect LGBTQ Brazilians from discrimination. The court will also decide whether existing nondiscrimination law will cover sexual orientation and gender identity. This comes less than two weeks after a presidential election that saw far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro emerge victorious. [All Out]
  • Stassa dropped this link about “Ted Cruz Erotica” in Jezebel’s Slack. Stassa is dead to me! [The Paris Review]
  • 48 percent of midterm voters opposed Supreme Court justice Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation, according to network exit polls, while 43 percent supported it. [Twitter]
  • I will protect her with my life! [MSNBC]

Here are some tweets the president was allowed to publish:

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