The Week of November 1, 2020: Election Edition by CoenM

Champion(s):

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Quiz Description

All about this past week's elections in the US.

Full Results:

Rank Player Total %ile 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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1 loganstarr 386 98 15
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1 srs 386 98 15
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3 mwg 358 95 15
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4 RauscherM 356 94 15
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5 UncleTed 355 91 15
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5 GoodmanDL 355 91 15
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7 RalliP 353 89 15
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8 KPope 350 87 15
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9 ecpekkle 343 85 15
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9 grimesr 343 85 15
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11 BClemens 342 82 15
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12 TaylorMA 340 81 15
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13 MattK 335 79 15
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14 HowellT3 317 77 15
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15 Vendy12 313 76 15
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16 ztucker 312 74 15
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17 RobinJRichards 309 72 15
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18 Commodore 308 71 15
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19 SchiefelbeinM 306 69 15
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20 felsenheldd 305 68 15
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21 HortonR 299 66 15
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22 Zamikaze 292 63 15
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22 Colluventus 292 63 15
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24 JasonDuiuc 288 61 15
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25 KitchenB 285 59 15
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25 melvillean 285 59 15
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27 AlexanderDarby 282 55 15
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27 KlionskyG 282 55 15
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29 alamble 281 53 15
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30 Longford 280 50 15
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30 NathanL 280 50 15
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32 SokolM 279 48 15
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33 LynchT 277 46 15
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34 petkunm 265 45 15
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35 imogen 264 43 15
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36 GarciaD 252 41 15
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37 groug 251 40 15
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38 Vicun-YAH 249 37 15
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38 FauxD 249 37 15
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40 McGeeDean 243 35 15
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41 jveditz 229 33 15
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42 JCEurovision 226 31 15
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43 jnowell 222 30 15
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44 frankman10 221 28 15
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45 TimL 214 27 15
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46 Squidpickles 199 24 15
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46 HoodM 199 24 15
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48 DrSteveC 192 22 15
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49 BeningoS 189 19 15
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49 Timm 189 19 15
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51 Tarn 186 17 15
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52 helene 184 15 15
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53 LeungT 174 13 15
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54 GoldfarbDavidJ 154 12 15
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55 ColeB 152 10 15
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56 KonkelT 151 8 15
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56 DarthPace 151 8 15
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59 BlomE 111 4 15
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60 Eponine 101 2 15
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Questions:

What STATE came in with a surprisingly (compared to 20 years ago) quick vote in favor of Donald Trump? Trumps success in attracting Cuban and Venezuelan-Americans helped him win the state by roughly 350,000 votes.

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Florida

Both the AP and Fox called what WESTERN STATE for Joe Biden on Tuesday night, only to see other news outlets wait? That proved to be the right call, as Joe Biden only won the state by 11,000 votes after several days of counting.

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Arizona

Name ANY ONE OF THE THREE COUNTIES that border Philadelphia County that make up the "collar counties" that proved critical to Joe Biden winning Pennsylvania, which put him over 270 electoral votes. (Note: this doesn't include Chester County, which is often considered a collar county but does not border Philadelphia).

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Bucks, Delaware, or Montgomery

Democrats did note fare as well as hoped in Congressional elections. Plans to control the Senate now seem to lie with winning both run-off elections in what STATE, where no candidate finished with at least 50 percent of the vote on Tuesday?

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Georgia

There is one outlier possibility for the Democrats, where they could win one of the two races from the last question but also see Al Gross come back to beat Dan Sullivan in what STATE? The state is waiting until a week after the election to count over 100,000 absentee and other ballots, which is more than 40 percent of all votes cast.

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Alaska

In what dependably blue STATE did voters reject a ballot question that would allow the use of affirmative action in college admissions and approve a measure allowing app-based drivers to be treated as contractors rather than employees?

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California

One of the larger disappointments for Democrats was North Carolina, which Donald Trump won by roughly 75,000 votes and where what SENATOR held off Cal Cunningham - thanks at least in part to his sexting scandal?

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Thom Tillis

While Democrats will still control the House, they did lose a few seats to Republicans, including the Florida seat of what FORMER SECRETARY OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, who lost her 27th district seat to Maria Elvira Salazar, a former Spanish-language TV news anchor.

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Donna Shalala

Republicans also regained the House's lone independent seat, held by what FORMER REPUBLICAN who publicly split with the party and eventually joined the Libertarian Party before deciding not to run for re-election?

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Justin Amash

Your HallR mini-theme (TM): Firsts. While Kamala Harris is the first African-American, first Asian-American, and first woman to serve as Vice President, her husband Doug Emhoff will be the first person referred to by what informal TITLE as the husband of the vice president?

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Second Gentleman

An additional first for the Biden presidency - the first rescue dog in the White House. Major, a 2018 adoptee from the Delaware Humane Association is what BREED, as is Biden's other dog, Champ?

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German shepherd

And then there's the fraud claims. Fittingly, Rudy Guiliani held a press conference to allege voting irregularities not at what LUXURY HOTEL but at a landscaping company with a similar name? Several news accounts relayed that the landscaping company is conveniently located between a crematorium and a sex shop.

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Four Seasons