Midterm Election Eve Mashup: Red Wave, Anti-Climax Or End Of Democracy?!?

It's almost over . . . Just hold still for a sec whilst our betters reach their peak. 

Tonight . . .

Our GOP friends are breathing heavy and seem to shiver with anticipation

Meanwhile, most of us with crackpot politics and just a bit of basic human decency in the middle of red state America might realize that, thankfully, NOT MUCH IS GONNA CHANGE because of something as ordinary, boring and pedestrian as a vote. 

Accordingly . . .

Tonight we share a smorgasbord of political links that might help confirm so many prejudices, biased viewpoints & misconceptions which always serve to inspire voters . . .

Abortion, inflation lead early Kansas City-area voters to the polls

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Wait times for early voting in Kansas and Missouri ranged from 30 minutes to two hours from start to finish on Monday. "There is a lot of people here and a lot of people want to get their vote in," said Adam Polk, a Missouri voter.

At least 6 Jackson County legislators will be replaced on Election Day

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - On Election Day, a lot of eyes will be on federal and state races, but some of the biggest impact will come to local races. Jackson County will have at least six new faces on the county legislature, likely influencing everything from public health to future stadium deals.

Kansas City and Jackson County voters to decide big issues Tuesday

Voters in Kansas City and in Jackson County will see several questions on the ballot Tuesday ranging from affordable housing to funding for children's services. Here's a breakdown of all the questions on the Kansas City and Jackson County, Missouri, ballot.Kansas City Question 1:The city is asking voters to approve a no-tax-increase, general revenue bond to fund improvements to convention centers, community centers, parks and pools.

CLOSER LOOK: Balance of power to be decided in Tuesday's Midterm Election

KMBC file image SOURCE: KMBC file image Polls open at 6 a.m. on Tuesday in Missouri. In Kansas, most open at 7 a.m. Polls will close at 7 p.m. in both states. Thousands of people have filled out their ballots before advance voting ended in both states earlier on Monday.

Missouri's marijuana vote could create hope for nonviolent offenders and headaches for prosecutors

On Tuesday, Missouri voters could make history by becoming the 20th state to legalize recreational marijuana use.It's on the ballot as Amendment 3.Medical marijuana passed overwhelmingly, by more than 30 points, in 2018.The recreational vote is expected to be much closer."There are all these other pieces attached to it," organizer Justice Gatson said.Gatson is helping to lead the campaign for Amendment 3.He says an essential aspect of the legalization is the expungement portion of the proposal.It would wipe records for some nonviolent marijuana offenders."There are millions of Missourians that are sitting at home right with this on their record.

Independent candidate Pyle's entrance into Kansas governor's race looms large

HIAWATHA, Kan. - Independent State Sen. Dennis Pyle left the Republican party in June to run for Kansas governor, and there's concern in the state he could keep Republican challenger Derek Schmidt from beating Democratic incumbent Gov. Laura Kelly. "I think they're all going to be upset with me when I beat them both," Pyle told FOX4 Monday.

Missouri NAACP says passing Amendment 3 will not diversify marijuana

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - The Missouri NAACP is asking voters to vote "No" on Amendment 3 saying legalizing marijuana will not the industry more diverse. According to Legal Missouri 22, the campaign that put the question on the ballot, if Amendment 3 is approved there would be 144 new small marijuana businesses awarded to historically [...]

Experts project close race for highly contested Kansas' 3rd Congressional District seat

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - The congressional race for the Kansas' 3rd district is gaining attention just days before the 2022 midterm election. Incumbent Sharice Davids (D) and challenger Amanda Adkins (R) are battling in new district lines this year. Experts say it's the hottest political race in Kansas, saying it's the only contested congressional race.

Missouri sees surge in final day of early voting before election

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Strong interest in the midterm election is generating a busy day of early voting on the Missouri side of the state line. If you live in the Kansas City portion of Jackson County, you can cast an early ballot at Union Station until 5 p.m.

Missouri US Senate race enters final campaign push

Missouri Republican U.S. Senate candidate Eric Schmitt stopped by Grain Valley on a six-city statewide campaign swing just hours before Election Day. His opponent, Democrat Trudy Busch Valentine, remained near St. Louis on Monday as she was scheduled to visit several absentee voting locations.The two have sparred over multiple issues, from the economy, inflation, abortion and President Biden's record.

Biden, Democrats blasted for 'threat to democracy' warnings: This will backfire like 'Defund the Police'

With hours left until Americans head to the ballot boxes, a Democratic strategist warned on CNN that the party should expect "a bad night" after months of not listening to voters. "I am not happy. I just think that we did not listen to voters in this election," Hilary Rosen said on CNN Sunday.

Howard Stern: Preserving democracy is 'the only f-ing issue on the table' in midterms

Howard Stern says there's no greater issue in Tuesday's midterm elections than "saving democracy." "I love this country. I love what it stands for. I know the history of the world. I've seen what happens when people who are authoritarians - who want to control the vote, fix the vote, and then eventually eliminate the...

Parson to visit Israel, Greece, UAE for trade mission

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Missouri Gov. Mike Parson and the first lady will visit Israel, Greece and the United Arab Emirates for a trade mission, the Republican announced Monday. Parson will be overseas for ten days beginning Thursday to build new trade partnerships and strengthen existing relationships.

Heading to the polls Tuesday? Here's what you need to know

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - While hundreds of thousands of voters in Kansas and Missouri have already cast their ballot for this year's general election, many more will cast their ballot in person on Tuesday. If you're heading to the polls, here's what you need to know: Polling places open at 6 a.m.

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