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Posts Tagged ‘2018 election’

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Commentary: Jewish Support for Trump has Eroded

We should be grateful for small favors. That refers to the diminished support for Donald Trump from Jews in the 2018 mid-term election when compared to 2016 when Trump was elected president. In analyzing the midterm, much of the media focused on the fact that Jews voted overwhelmingly for Democrats. But that missed the point;…

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Jewfro: The Future Is History …

I spent election day working the polls at New Paradigm Glazer Academy. In between voters, I scoured the news from November 1918 for clues about the shape of our community and the state of our union. Here is some of what I gleaned from the pages of the Detroit Jewish Chronicle — by way of…

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A Blue Jewish Wave

Jewish support for Democrats exceeded expectations in the midterms. From the JDCA Jewish voters overwhelmingly chose Democratic candidates in the 2018 midterm elections. Among Jewish voters, 82 percent of the two-party U.S. House vote went to Democrats and 18 percent went to Republicans. This 64-point margin of support for House Democrats is the largest among Jewish…

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After The Vote — 2018

Making sense of what happened and what comes next. Jackie Headapohl Managing Editor If there is one piece of good news that both Democrats and Republicans can celebrate about the 2018 midterms, it’s that voter turnout was the strongest in decades, about 113 million nationally, or 49 percent of eligible voters, compared to 36 percent…

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Commentary: What Does A Democratic House Mean For Israel?

Much of the talk this election season about a new crop of Democrats who hold views on Israel that run the gamut from skeptical to hostile focused on politicians who are about to become newly minted House members. And so Democratic control of the House will undoubtedly spark angst in some quarters. For a variety…

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ADL: More Than 1.8 Million People Voted for Extremists

According to the ADL, more than 1.8 million Americans voted for known extremists and bigots who were running for national offices in the Nov. 6 election. In races for the U.S. Senate and U.S. House, extremists pulled in, on average, 29 percent percent of the vote, according to the ADL’s calculations. “It’s important to acknowledge…

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J Street Poll: Poll: 4% of American Jews Consider Israel a Top Issue

By David Isaac, World Israel News J Street, the controversial left-wing American Jewish organization which backed the Obama administration’s 2015 nuclear deal with Iran, reveals in its latest poll that only 4 percent of American Jews say Israel is in one of their top two issues when choosing which candidate to support. Polling firm GBA…

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Jewish Groups Respond to 2018 Election Results

The Republican Jewish Coalition praised the Republicans for expanding their majority in the Senate, while the Jewish Democratic Council of America congratulated their party on regaining control of the House of Representatives. In the RJC press release, it reads: “The wave of Republican victories in the 2018 midterms demonstrates the strong approval of the American…

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Dana Nessel Will Be Michigan’s Next Attorney General

Republican Michigan Attorney General candidate Tom Leonard conceded the race to Democrat Dana Nessel Wednesday morning, reports the Detroit News. He said, “It is time to move forward and allow Michigan’s next attorney general to begin transitioning into this important role. Dana Nessel ran a smart campaign and earned the voters’ trust. I have offered…

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How Local Jewish Candidates Fared in Michigan’s House and Senate

Most local Jewish candidates in state house and senate races fared well. In Michigan’s 11th Senate District, which includes includes Farmington, Farmington Hills, Ferndale, Hazel Park, Huntington Woods, Lathrup Village, Madison Heights, Oak Park, Pleasant Ridge, Royal Oak and Southfield, Democrat Jeremy Moss won 76 percent of the vote compared to 21 percent for Republican…

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