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New Sabato predictions for 2022[edit]

Sabato released new predictions following 2021 elections. NV, AZ, GA and PA are tossups. NH is still lean blue (?) and Colorado is likely blue. NC is lean red, while FL, OH and MO are likely red. Everything else is solid. As such, Republicans are projected to have 49, Democrats 47, and two tossups. Republicans need to win just two of them to have a majority, Dems need 3.

For governor, we now have AZ, GA, KS, PA and WI. ME, MI, OR, NV are likely blue, as is MD which will be a pickup. CO, NM, IL, MN, NY, CT, and RI are likely blue, and HI as well as CA (I guess due to the failed recall) are solid blue. NH is lean red (I guess if Sununu retires), while TX, IA, AK, FL, MA, VT and OH are likely red. AR, AL, TN, SC, SD, NE, OK, ID and WY are solid red. Keep in mind VA and NJ already happened.

As for the House of Reps, using the data we have, it currently shows that for the new districts, AK will be likely Republican, DE is safe Democrat (fun fact - they actually flipped in the 2010 red wave to blue. Huh.), AR-01, AR-02, AR-03, and AR-04 as safe Republican, as is IN-02, IN-03, IN-04, IN-05, IN-06, IN-08 and IN-09. IN-01 is likely Democrat and IN-07 is safe Democrat. ME-02 is a tossup but ME-01 is safe Democrat. ND, SD and WY are safe Republican (but keep an eye on the primary in the latter). NE-01 and NE-03 are safe Republican and with gerrymandering, NE-02 is now lean Republican. OR-02 is safe Republican, with OR-04, OR-05 and OR-06 as likely Democrat and OR-01 and OR-03 as safe Democrat. Also, VT is safe Democrat. --American time change coming up November 7, Andrew5 (talk) 14:39, 6 November 2021 (UTC)


What happened? My post on the Barbados election at first was +5, but now is -105. Is there a glitch? Or did 110 people dislike my post? I might post this to RW:TS if it gets no replies here. --Andrew5 (talk) 20:02, 24 January 2022 (UTC)

Could it be that at some point in the past someone used the wrong poll number? So these votes reflect what happened then? Queexchthonic murmurings 20:06, 24 January 2022 (UTC)
Very strange indeed. I just did a quick search for the poll number on the page - it is only used once there, so if it is a duplicate then that is in the archives.Aloysius the Gaul (talk) 21:22, 24 January 2022 (UTC)
maybe you all hate barbados? racists. AMassiveGay (talk) 21:24, 24 January 2022 (UTC)
I checked the 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 archves and it's not there. And generally polls don't get over 120 votes. Maybe it's sockpuppetry? --Andrew5 (talk) 21:30, 24 January 2022 (UTC)
Now it's -107...--Andrew5 (talk) 22:10, 24 January 2022 (UTC)
Hmm, it might be sockpuppetry, but not related to the Barbados story specifically. The story about Alabama's gerrymandered congressional map getting blocked has 73 downvotes and is -37 overall. The Barbados story is up to 163 downvotes and is -130 overall as of this comment. The stories still have the usual 20-40 upvotes a normal link would get. Why it's only being done with election news and not the other WIGO pages, I don't know. But it is enough to bother me, and I don't usually comment on [what seems like] trivial stuff like this.--GVOLTT (talk) 10:21, 28 January 2022 (UTC)


Welp, here comes the next Intifada! Vee (talk) 23:50, 2 November 2022 (UTC)

Genuinely one of the worst outcomes that could have happened. Pizza SLICE.gifChef Moosolini’s Ristorante ItalianoMake a Reservation 23:55, 2 November 2022 (UTC)

Edit request / suggestion[edit]

May I suggest / ask for copyediting the "Pavel / Zeman " entry? Specifically moving words "who has been criticised for pandering to dictators like Putin, and politicking the largely ceremonial role" after "Zeman". The current wording makes it sounds almost like that "March" has been criticised. Thanks--2A00:1028:83BE:91A2:8B9:CA59:C411:5C7B (talk) 09:28, 31 January 2023 (UTC)

Bueller? Anyone? --2A00:1028:83BE:91A2:6877:9F86:33C9:7D0B (talk) 16:12, 4 February 2023 (UTC)

nigerian elections[edit]

while the elections technically took place in february, i listed it as a march entry because the article was last updated on the first of march (and thus, the published date is as such). at the time the article was published, it was still the 28th of february. (it was also still feb. 28 in my timezone when the entry was added on here.)

i know i previously undid someones else's edit, so this post is to make it clear that i changed my mind and reverted it back to what it was before. The G (talk) 16:13, 3 March 2023 (UTC)

On that topic, I'd like to request an edit of the entry; specifically, the "opposing PPD" bit. It should read instead as the "opposing PDP". TDB579 (talk) 12:56, 5 March 2023 (UTC)

edit request[edit]

the estonian election one has "In the" duplicated, and I'm pretty sure that isn't meant to be the case (talk) 14:15, 7 March 2023 (UTC)Bumpf

Done. Rabbitseatcarrots (talk) 14:19, 7 March 2023 (UTC)