It’s a close race in Ohio’s 12th congressional district special election between Republican Troy Balderson and Democrat Danny O’Connor in their quest to replace Pat Tiberi, who resigned. It appears that Balderson is ahead by a nose:
Provisional ballots will be counted within the next 10 days.
The vote then must be certified by Aug. 24.
— NBC Politics (@NBCPolitics) August 8, 2018
— WOSU News (@wosunews) August 8, 2018
— Michael Del Moro (@MikeDelMoro) August 8, 2018
At the moment, there are over a thousand votes for Green Party candidate Joe Manchik, and Dems won’t be happy about it:
If you're a liberal in #OH12 and voted for the Green party candidate, you may not be receiving a Christmas card from your Democratic friends this year.
— Garrett Haake (@GarrettHaake) August 8, 2018
Your Green Party nominee in #oh12 is getting: 1,120 votes.
— Jonathan Martin (@jmartNYT) August 8, 2018
Gonna lose it if the Green Party costs Democrats #OH12. If you want a third party, fine, but the Green Party is never ever gonna happen. The only thing it ever accomplishes is helping to elect Republicans.
— Adam Best (@adamcbest) August 8, 2018
Alyssa Milano’s already spotted a conspiracy. How do you say “Green Party” in Russian?
You know what sucks?
Because of our unwillingness to pass policy that protects our election integrity, I immediately think the Green Party votes tonight are Russian meddling.
Why else would anyone cast a protest vote in Ohio when there’s so much at stake?#OH12
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) August 8, 2018
LOL! You can’t make this stuff up!
This is unhinged.
The Green Party has received votes in all big elections long before Russian meddling.
Not everything is Russian interference… some people really do think that both major parties are complete dumpster fires at the moment. https://t.co/Yl6fiLUCX3
— Josh Jordan (@NumbersMuncher) August 8, 2018
Hey, they’ve got a narrative and they WILL stick to it no matter what.
Wait a second, I thought it was racist to want Voter ID laws.
— Ordy's Summer Lovin' (@OrdyPackard) August 8, 2018
Oh, it is! But it isn’t — or something. We’re totally confused.
CNN let this person write an op ed…. https://t.co/MxSsQNOmTf
— EducatédHillbilly™ (@RobProvince) August 8, 2018
Now you’re just going off the rails!
— Jeff Hussain (@ramsfan9292) August 8, 2018
Yes The Russian’s voted Green Party https://t.co/p2M29dVwBE
— Jeremy Powell (@JeremyinAkron) August 8, 2018
Green Party’s “Russian votes” are commie votes, or something…https://t.co/T4xWaM13ab
— Adam Baldwin (@AdamBaldwin) August 8, 2018
Is it possible that you think that just because you are a poorly informed individual that doesn't grasp what motivates certain voters and is easily susceptible to conspiracy theories when you see outcomes you don't like? https://t.co/nhTXlDn1Bd
— (((AG))) (@AG_Conservative) August 8, 2018
Uhhhhhh this is America and people may vote differently than you.
I hope that's ok? https://t.co/HSRKEzYLhw
— … (@lesilly) August 8, 2018
Apparently now anybody who votes out of lib lock-step is going to be accused of being a Russian!