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I don't think we should overstate this though.

For whatever reason -- everybody's got theories here obviously -- Trump drives up turnout with a very large base that just happens to be electorally advantageous.

I question whether that holds without him at the top of the ticket.  See, e.g., 2018.

Be nice to America. Or we'll bring democracy to your country.

by Drew J Jones (pedobear@pennstatefootball.com) on Sun Nov 8th, 2020 at 11:46:18 PM EST
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The far right tends to vote for dominant personality leadership figures, whereas libruls are more policy and process focused. Republicans probably need Trump to stick around for a while, to keep their base agitated.

McConnell's focus now will be to resuscitate the party of NO and prevent Biden from actually doing anything - counting on Libruls to get disillusioned blaming Biden for the failure to get anything done.

The importance of the two Georgia senate elections cannot be over-stated, if Biden is even going to get his cabinet picks confirmed, and any worthwhile legislation passed. Hopefully Republicans will be somewhat deflated by Trump's loss resulting in a lower turn-out in January.

If Trump is still resisting evacuating the White House at that stage, Democrats will be energised and independents will be wanting a new administration formed, so hopefully the Georgia election margin can be repeated then.

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Mon Nov 9th, 2020 at 12:05:52 AM EST
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Trump hates the fucking job.  Always has.  He didn't want to win in 2016, and he'd have been perfectly happy to lose this if he could escape without being a Big Loser, because he's a lizard-brained imbecile.

It wouldn't shock me if the GOP gets very little out of him on those races.

Be nice to America. Or we'll bring democracy to your country.

by Drew J Jones (pedobear@pennstatefootball.com) on Mon Nov 9th, 2020 at 12:14:56 AM EST
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