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Georgia on my mind

by Frank Schnittger Thu Nov 5th, 2020 at 01:40:11 PM EST

With the vote count slowing to a trickle, it is looking increasingly likely that Biden will win Arizona and Nevada, and probably even Pennsylvania and Georgia when all the early mail in votes are tabulated, although he doesn't have to win the latter two to win election.

This is in sharp contrast to Democrats most likely failing to win the Senate, and actually losing seats in the House. With Republicans controlling the SCOTUS and the Senate, it seems unlikely any Biden administration could achieve much of their centrist agenda, never mind progressive legislation.

With the two Georgia Senate elections likely proceeding to a run-off on January 5th., Democrats may get a second bite at that cherry. Trump's reaction to his defeat could still have ramifications for the shape of the next administration. Who would have thought that Georgia would represent the Democrats' best hopes of winning the election?


Many assumed that a high turnout election would favour Democrats, but Trump also seemed to be able to mobilise his base, and even expand it among minorities many assumed would be uniformly opposed to him. It seems like his authoritarian style and anti-establishment shtick appealed to many even in communities often the target of his abuse.

Once again people will be asking how the pollsters could have gotten things so wrong, although the final tallies, once all the mail in votes have been tabulated, could result in Biden winning the popular voted by 3 or 4%. But there appear to be parts of the electorate the pollsters simply cannot reach, or at least tend to exclude from their likely voter screens. Despite weaknesses in his candidacy, it may turn out that Biden outperformed his party in down ticket races.

Those who decry the Democrats lack of a progressive agenda should note that nearly all the opposition is coming from the far right. We can blame corporate domination of the media, the dominance of big money and corruption of the political process, and even the electoral process itself, but at some point you have to get to grips with the fact that many voters don't appear to have a problem with how Trump was doing things.

Marxist doctrines of "false consciousness" may be objectively correct, but accusing voters of stupidity or being brainwashed doesn't tend to be a successful strategy to secure their votes. Trump appears to have an ability to connect with a large proportion of the US electorate, at a deeply emotional level. Perhaps progressives need to cultivate similar capabilities rather trying to prove how much smarter they are than everyone else.

History may record that the 2020 election represented the last hurrah for a reactionary conservative movement  which first came to power with Reagan in 1980. Many of Trumps older and whiter support base won't be around in future years, especially if the Covid pandemic continues to rage. But the battle for the hearts an minds of a younger and more diverse electorate has only just begun, and so far Democrats haven't shown a great ability to engage with them.

Hopefully 2020 is the wake-up call that the US needed. It's dominance of world economics, politics, and warfare may soon be coming to an end.

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Seems to be conflicting reports of how many votes are outstanding in GA.  State Dems say 70k.  The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (ATL's big newspaper) says 50k.  Nobody's quite sure, seemingly.

Biden needs to close an 18k gap, so this is quite possible given where the ballots are and how they're breaking.  

If the higher estimates are right, perhaps doable with some room to spare.  We'll find out at 11AM Eastern when they post more results.

Then Nevada will have more results at 12PM.

Arizona won't update until 9PM.

My guess is Biden will take the lead in Pennsylvania today, and the networks will call it.

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

by Drew J Jones (pedobear@pennstatefootball.com) on Thu Nov 5th, 2020 at 01:55:08 PM EST
Georgia's Secretary of State says they should be done around noon.

Be nice to America. Or we'll bring democracy to your country.
by Drew J Jones (pedobear@pennstatefootball.com) on Thu Nov 5th, 2020 at 02:36:18 PM EST
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N. Carolina is still in play as well, although I think Trump may have a slight edge there, as has Republican senator Tom Tillis.

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Thu Nov 5th, 2020 at 02:36:25 PM EST
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It's technically still in play, but it doesn't seem like there's enough mail vote left for Biden to overcome it.  That said, NC accepts ballots postmarked by election day until, I think, November 12th or so.

So they'll hold off on calling it.

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

by Drew J Jones (pedobear@pennstatefootball.com) on Thu Nov 5th, 2020 at 02:50:10 PM EST
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One of my favorite things going on right now is everybody berating pollsters over pre-election work but taking those ridiculous exit polls -- which haven't even been reweighted based on county and precinct data yet (as they always are) -- as the Gospel.

It's going to be a year or more before we really have a good sense of the size of the shifts within groups, once groups like Pew Research Center have a chance to do deep dives.

That's if we ever do.

What I get from the results, as I've said:

1/ Trump made very real gains with Latino folks, especially Cubans.

2/ Biden made very real gains with suburbanites.

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

by Drew J Jones (pedobear@pennstatefootball.com) on Thu Nov 5th, 2020 at 02:48:59 PM EST
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My guess is Biden will take the lead in Pennsylvania today, and the networks will call it.

It's Friday, is a correct assumption for today. Biden will go over 270 EVs and never look back! Hurrah

`We Believe We Will Be the Winners,' Biden Says | NY Times |

by Oui on Fri Nov 6th, 2020 at 09:16:56 AM EST
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Perdue has fallen below 50%.

Georgia will have two runoff elections in January to determine Senate control.

The GA SOS says there are a little more than 61k ballots to be counted, and that they should be done around noon.

The majority are in Chatham (Savannah), Fulton (most of Atlanta), Clayton (southern Atlanta suburbs), Gwinnett (NE Atlanta suburbs).  There is a decent chunk in some red counties though.

Per Nate Silver, overall the counties in total are 20 points bluer than GA as a whole.  These are absentees (mail) and provisional ballots, from what I gather, so they may tilt significantly bluer than ballots generally.

Biden might just get Georgia.

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

by Drew J Jones (pedobear@pennstatefootball.com) on Thu Nov 5th, 2020 at 03:45:52 PM EST
Will be the most expensive political campaign ever.
by asdf on Fri Nov 6th, 2020 at 05:20:46 PM EST
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The GDP of Poland is about to be dropped on the Atlanta media market.

Be nice to America. Or we'll bring democracy to your country.
by Drew J Jones (pedobear@pennstatefootball.com) on Fri Nov 6th, 2020 at 05:42:12 PM EST
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Can Biden spend his war chest on this, or does that money have to be earthed in some other way?
by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Fri Nov 6th, 2020 at 05:54:38 PM EST
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I think he can, but I'm not sure of how the campaign finance law works, honestly.  If he can move money around, he ought to just hand it to Stacey Abrams's organization.

In any case, I doubt money will be at all an issue here.

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

by Drew J Jones (pedobear@pennstatefootball.com) on Fri Nov 6th, 2020 at 06:05:06 PM EST
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Allegheny County PA had stopped the count of 29,000 ballots due to a legal challenge.

In Georgia there are yet 52,000 ballots across all counties to be tallied. Biden has closed the gap to 14,750, however doing the math this will end in a dead heat with a separation of just a hundred votes. 😉

by Oui on Thu Nov 5th, 2020 at 05:08:26 PM EST
LATEST NEVADA

Lead just increased to 12,042 votes.

by Oui on Thu Nov 5th, 2020 at 05:11:04 PM EST
by Oui on Thu Nov 5th, 2020 at 06:02:03 PM EST
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Very comical indeed. Another medium in a similar position is the Guardian, although I doubt they mind it that much. But unfortunately the Guardian has chosen to stop updating its results page in the meantime.

luis_de_sousa@mastodon.social
by Luis de Sousa (luis[dot]de[dot]sousa[at]protonmail[dot]ch) on Thu Nov 5th, 2020 at 07:00:47 PM EST
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Pennsylvania has 550,000 uncounted votes with a dwindling lead of Trump at 114,000. Dark Blue district of Philadelphia should help Biden move into the lead and take the 20 Electoral Votes.

I do think NC and GA will remain Red and in the Trump camp.

Indication a win for Biden with 390 EV's.

by Oui on Thu Nov 5th, 2020 at 07:09:46 PM EST
"History may record that the 2020 election represented the last hurrah for a reactionary conservative movement  which first came to power with Reagan in 1980."

The reactionary conservative movement of Reagan has morphed over the last 40 years into something much worse.  Not to scare anyone but about half the USAmerican electorate voted for Trmp after the preventable deaths of close to a quarter million people and an administration remarkable (and often remarked upon) for its performative cruelty and tactical incompetence.  Hitler never got 40% of the votes in any election.

Trmp squeaked into office while being known as a conman, a misogynistic whoremonger (no offense to Stormy Daniels and his other paramours, I use the word to describe Trmp's own behavior to the women he fcked and fcked over), and a mobbed up money launderer.  After four years of his chaotic stupidity, he got MORE votes than in 2016, it seems.

The USA is a divided country and nearly half of us want to eliminate, with extreme prejudice, the other half.  And our media is happy to fan the flames.

Solar IS Civil Defense

by gmoke on Thu Nov 5th, 2020 at 07:15:47 PM EST
by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Thu Nov 5th, 2020 at 07:35:06 PM EST
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Can convicted felons run for president? Just checking.
by Bernard on Thu Nov 5th, 2020 at 07:48:34 PM EST
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I think it is a requirement. As my brother said to the immigration official as he landed in Australia - "Do you have a criminal conviction sir?"  "No - I didn't realise you still needed one!"

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Thu Nov 5th, 2020 at 07:53:54 PM EST
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Pennsylvania just got a lot tougher ... outstanding ballots 370K yet the gap is relatively high - 109K. [source: CNN]

Biden needs a marge of nearly 66% for all of these ballots.

A similar situation is evolving in Georgia ... thus safest path to the presidency is to win AZ and NV.

by Oui on Thu Nov 5th, 2020 at 08:04:49 PM EST
He's been doing better than that in the mail in ballots. Senator Casey of Pennsylvania reckons Biden will end up winning Pennsylvania by 100K

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Thu Nov 5th, 2020 at 09:09:04 PM EST
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Only possible in dark Blue district of the City of Philadelphia where a Biden 85% vs Trump 15% would mean 70% of 370K and a gain >200K ... is indeed still possible ... need to be visible in tally real soon.
by Oui on Thu Nov 5th, 2020 at 09:51:05 PM EST
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Biden is getting 78% of all ballots counted today...

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Thu Nov 5th, 2020 at 10:44:27 PM EST
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One problem the Biden Campaign has had is lack of an effective outreach to Latino voters. Sanders did much better there. One symptom of Biden's problem was his choice of REPUBLICAN Ana Navarro as his Latinx outreach spokesperson. Not only is she a Republican, but her father remained in Nicaragua to fight WITH the Contras when her mother moved the family to Miami. In college Navarro raised funds for the Contras.

Perhaps Biden 'thought' Navarro would help attract Cubans, who hate communism. But why should such people vote for Biden when in Trump they have a real 'commie' basher? Meanwhile Navarro is, at best, uninspiring to non-authoritarian Central and South American emigrees. At worst she is repelant.

Perhaps Biden thought Navarro was 'strong' on 'national security' issues and she certainly is NOT a progressive. IMO, choosing her was another 'centrist' bungle.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."

by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Thu Nov 5th, 2020 at 08:28:46 PM EST
Adding, it would not surprise me to find out that Navarro is also drawing pay from the Trump Campaign. If so, at the very least, they got THEIR money's worth.


"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Thu Nov 5th, 2020 at 08:50:35 PM EST
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Scary ... call to arms for his militia?

Soon press meeting President Trump @WhiteHouse at 06;30PM ET

Insight to his State of Mind

by Oui on Thu Nov 5th, 2020 at 11:25:57 PM EST
Totally crazy undermining democracy and truth!

Out of his mind 😡

🆘

by Oui on Thu Nov 5th, 2020 at 11:50:09 PM EST
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by Oui on Fri Nov 6th, 2020 at 12:30:02 AM EST
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Putting lipstick on a pig ...
by Oui on Fri Nov 6th, 2020 at 01:00:47 AM EST
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He wants to inherit the Trump vote for his 2024 Presidential bid...

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Fri Nov 6th, 2020 at 01:13:02 AM EST
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Come on folks. There is no surprise there. It's not as if we couldn't see that coming from miles away.

Quoting myself from Tuesday morning:

For any of these states announcing a Biden win, I would expect Trump to immediately cry "massive fraud", send in his lawyers, the Border Patrol, whatever police or military that would take his orders, and dog-whistle his most violent supporters into storming the state's election authorities to re-establish the "true vote".

I don't have any psychic power: it's just standard Trump's (and family) MO. Boringly predictable.

So far, the local law enforcement agencies are busy protecting the election workers from tribal strife.

by Bernard on Fri Nov 6th, 2020 at 09:05:16 AM EST
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Networks cut Trump speech as some Republicans chastise president over election lies | The Guardian |

Donald Trump addressed Americans from the White House last night, illegitimately declaring victory in the presidential election for the second time this week. Several US news networks cut their feeds of the 16 minute speech, and numerous Republicans condemned the many falsehoods proclaimed in it.

by Oui on Fri Nov 6th, 2020 at 10:24:17 AM EST
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Never had a mind to be in.
by rifek on Fri Nov 13th, 2020 at 10:53:38 PM EST
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Georgia is Turning Blue ..., not for long though.

Military ballots for the 2020 presidential election remain uncounted in a number of key swing states, a spokesperson for a voter advocacy group told Just the News.

One state that could make a difference is Georgia, said a spokesperson for Count Every Hero, a group that advocates to make sure that ballots from overseas military personnel are counted.

In 2016, overseas military voters cast 5,203 votes in Georgia,

by Oui on Fri Nov 6th, 2020 at 07:57:59 AM EST
not for long though.

You mean because of military personnel  favoring Trump? Think again...

by Bernard on Fri Nov 6th, 2020 at 09:07:01 AM EST
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Ignore the headline. 'No good options' for the military if Trump refuses to concede
The headline expresses the editorial prejudices of Mark Steiner who interviews Maj. Danny Sjursen (ret'd.) Sjursen was a regular columnist--like C. Hedges--with Truth Out until last autumn, when it collapsed under the combined weight of Propornot and its psycho managing director. Steiner lost the "fascist" plot around '68 and the muddle of US liberation victories, from 1645 to Operation Iraqi Freedom; he supposes (based on US-propgandized coups in "3rd World," non-aligned states, not Iraq or Afghanistan) DoD rebellion is an agent of the "restoration" of democracy in the US.

By "no good options," however, Sjursen assures him that neither apparatus nor political unity necessary to effect such enforcement power exists in US armed forces--or command structure. DoD is a microcosm of the civilian universe of unpredictable secular ("originalist") and religious ("patriot") interpretations of US Constitutional ahh authorities. Sjursen's analogy for improbability of anarchy disposed by regular or irregular "militia"--Iraq:US, Maliki*:Trump--flies right over Steiner's head.

Not to mention the el-Sisi double caper "for the people", featuring Mubarek and Morsi.

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*conveniently discounting al-Sadr in the equation

by Cat on Fri Nov 6th, 2020 at 03:43:19 PM EST
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I've always considered that the US military would step in if push came to shove, to save the nation and the Constitution.

The Turkish army, for example, does this from time to time. (Arguably they failed for the first time, a couple of years ago.)

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II

by eurogreen on Fri Nov 6th, 2020 at 04:25:14 PM EST
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Then Mark Steiner is speaking to you, although there are NO conditions--historical or present--in the US predicating that scenario except perhaps 2nd amdt "arm-chair warrior" wish fulfillment.
by Cat on Fri Nov 6th, 2020 at 05:10:05 PM EST
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Wait, I didn't say I think that's a good thing. Just that there are conditions when they might intervene.

But a civilian coup is not a good prospect either.

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II

by eurogreen on Fri Nov 6th, 2020 at 05:18:31 PM EST
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yer other boyfriend called
No Matter the Liberal Metric Chosen, the Bush/Cheney Administration Was Far Worse Than Trump.
"Fantasies of a Trump-led fascist coup have redounded to the benefit of many -- especially those responsible for abuses far worse than those of the current president."
Does it taste better now?
by Cat on Sun Nov 8th, 2020 at 04:18:26 PM EST
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Joe Biden Is Closing In On the Electoral College and All Donald Trump Can Do Is Angrily Tweet About It | Vanity Fair |

Independent and Republican voters have repudiated the sitting president by voting straight Republican ... except for the top spot. Not gaining a majority in the Senate is a major setback ... it was not due to lack of funding!

by Oui on Fri Nov 6th, 2020 at 09:26:12 AM EST
Votes from Clayton County puts Biden ahead by 917 votes.

This cuts off any path for Trump to remain in the White House.

by Oui on Fri Nov 6th, 2020 at 09:36:27 AM EST
Georgia turn around means the Trump lyrics just adepted from "Stop the Vote" to "Count the Vote".

Armed Trump supporters attempt to storm Arizona election polls

by Oui on Fri Nov 6th, 2020 at 10:06:27 AM EST
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Meanwhile, in Arizona:
  • It's Friday, and 300,000 ballots in Arizona remain to be counted from the general election. Buckle up for another busy day.
  • Another Maricopa County ballot update is expected Friday at 7 p.m. [Mountain Time  GMT-7]

Biden lead in Arizona narrowed to about 44,000.
by Bernard on Fri Nov 6th, 2020 at 04:46:00 PM EST
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by Oui on Fri Nov 6th, 2020 at 10:47:00 AM EST
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Thank Stacey:

by Bernard on Fri Nov 6th, 2020 at 05:49:17 PM EST
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Biden took the lead in Georgia around 4AM.  He now leads by about 1100.

As atrocious as his results were in Miami-Dade, his results in metro ATL may have been that good.  They absolutely crushed it in the suburbs and exurbs there.

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

by Drew J Jones (pedobear@pennstatefootball.com) on Fri Nov 6th, 2020 at 11:38:44 AM EST
He's been getting 70-80% of the mail in vote in Georgia and more than that in Phily and it's driving the Trump people absolutely insane - even though they told their people to vote in-person.

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Fri Nov 6th, 2020 at 01:32:11 PM EST
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Well, that was the game plan. Trump dominates the election day count -- that worked. Then create enough chaos to stop the count before Biden catches up -- that was always a long shot; and the systems turned out to be robust enough to withstand it.

Leave the Republican base convince that they wuz robbed -- that frame seems to be holding. So a semi-victory for Trump, after all.

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II

by eurogreen on Fri Nov 6th, 2020 at 03:24:42 PM EST
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Colbert and CNN went apoplectic, but what did they expect from the Trump child when someone took his toys away?

Hopefully no election workers will get killed because of this...

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Fri Nov 6th, 2020 at 01:47:11 PM EST


Be nice to America. Or we'll bring democracy to your country.
by Drew J Jones (pedobear@pennstatefootball.com) on Fri Nov 6th, 2020 at 02:04:15 PM EST
Congratulations to Joe Biden

President-elect to be the 46th POTUS

and Kamilla Harris breaking the glass ceiling as first woman VP

That's real change for America 2021-2024

Pennsylvania just turned BLUE

Biden has taken the lead by 5,587 votes ... no looking back.

Trump won't concede, probably will be carried out by all limbs on Jan. 20, 2021.

Deutsche Bank and Trump's $140 million

by Oui on Fri Nov 6th, 2020 at 02:12:35 PM EST
by Oui on Fri Nov 6th, 2020 at 03:29:49 PM EST
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by Oui on Sat Nov 7th, 2020 at 05:20:28 PM EST
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A hundred years since women's suffrage ...

WOW WOW 😄 💪🏼

From a diary here @EuroTrib:

On Minority Rights and on Beliefs

by Oui on Sun Nov 8th, 2020 at 07:50:17 AM EST
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by Bernard on Sun Nov 8th, 2020 at 09:16:49 AM EST
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Fox News Memo to Anchors

Don't call Joe Biden President-elect on the news channel.

Murdoch family needs to show responsibility for the sake of America.

Perhaps HRC can give Rupert a call.

by Oui on Fri Nov 6th, 2020 at 03:11:37 PM EST
Biden's spokesperson in re: Trump refusing to concede:

"The United States government is perfectly capable of escorting trespassers out of the White House."

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

by Drew J Jones (pedobear@pennstatefootball.com) on Fri Nov 6th, 2020 at 03:26:51 PM EST
I appreciate a good dunk, but I don't think they needed to be that aggressive.

The Secret Service is now upping its presence around Biden's house in Wilmington and has made the airspace above it a no-fly zone, which tells me the transition has begun.

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

by Drew J Jones (pedobear@pennstatefootball.com) on Fri Nov 6th, 2020 at 03:28:37 PM EST
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Those exit polls people have been pimping, at least as far as black folks and college white women go, are hilarious.

Just pull up the county data.

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

by Drew J Jones (pedobear@pennstatefootball.com) on Fri Nov 6th, 2020 at 03:42:43 PM EST
Something else I'd note:

The Hispanic/Latino story seems to be much more mixed as we get more data in from the Southwest.  Trump clearly improved in Miami-Dade and in the Rio Grande Valley, but in Cali, Arizona and Nevada, it seems likely we're going to look back and say Biden did just fine and even beat Clinton's margin substantially in some areas.

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

by Drew J Jones (pedobear@pennstatefootball.com) on Fri Nov 6th, 2020 at 05:19:08 PM EST
Lumping Hispanics into one big pile is like lumping Europeans into one big pile: A Categorical Error

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre
by ATinNM on Fri Nov 6th, 2020 at 08:15:50 PM EST
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Yes -- and, really, the map is just kind of a mess if you're trying to gauge the demos outside of black folks and suburban voters, which came in largely as expected.  

Some areas Biden lost ground heavily blue-collar white areas relative to Clinton (e.g., Wisconsin) but in others he gained significantly (e.g., Michigan and PA).

Similar story with Trump and Hispanic/Latino folks, seemingly.

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

by Drew J Jones (pedobear@pennstatefootball.com) on Fri Nov 6th, 2020 at 11:24:20 PM EST
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language is not race ...
religion is not race ...
except in USA
where "black" is race, and it's ok for people of European-descent to stereotype.
Thank you for playing Election2020 "women and minorities"
by Cat on Fri Nov 6th, 2020 at 11:44:18 PM EST
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by Cat on Fri Nov 6th, 2020 at 05:42:41 PM EST
In 1841, while aboard the whaler Acushnet, Herman Melville met William Chase among another ship's complement. William lent Melville a book by his father, Owen Chase: "Narrative of the Most Extraordinary and Distressing Shipwreck of the Whale-Ship Essex." Melville had read Jeremiah Reynolds's violent account of a sperm whale "white as wool," named -- for his haunt near Mocha Island, off the coast of Chile -- Mocha Dick. It's unknown what led Melville to tweak Mocha to "Moby." Good thing he did, and that Starbuck was the name he gave his first mate rather than his captain. Otherwise the novel would follow Starbuck's obsession with a Mocha.

     -- Carl Safina, NYT essay

"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage." - Ana´s Nin

by Crazy Horse on Fri Nov 6th, 2020 at 06:07:51 PM EST
Election scraper (data source NYT)

Pennsylvania is quite the run.

Schengen is toast!

by epochepoque on Fri Nov 6th, 2020 at 06:17:37 PM EST
by Oui on Fri Nov 6th, 2020 at 06:29:24 PM EST
Democracy's Afterlife - Fintan O'Toole - NYRB

This is the most important thing to understand about the postmortem Republican Party. The logic is not that a permanently minority party may move toward authoritarianism but that it must.


Schengen is toast!
by epochepoque on Fri Nov 6th, 2020 at 06:32:43 PM EST
Leads just expanded in crucial States: NV 22,657 and GA 7,248. 😄🌪

Joe Biden continued to expand his lead in Pennsylvania, edged ahead in Georgia and is up in Nevada with the fate of the presidency on the line and several closely watched states still counting ballots Friday, almost three days after polls closed..

by Oui on Sat Nov 7th, 2020 at 08:22:56 AM EST
Accordng to NYT Screen scraper h/t  epochepoque, voting trends are as follows:

Arizona - Biden leading +29,861 , Trump needs 57% of remaining vote to win but s only getting 54% - Likely outcome: V. Narrow win for Biden

Georgia - Biden lead of +7248 rising with each new batch of votes counted. Likely outcome: V. Narrow win for Biden

Nevada - Biden lead of +22,657 increasing with each new batch of votes counted - Trump needs 58% of outstanding vote to win but getting only 31. Likely outcome:  Substantial win for Biden

Pennsylvania - Biden lead of + 28,833 rising with each new batch of votes counted. Likely outcome:  Substantial win for Biden  by 60-70K.

North Carolina: Trump lead of +76,515. Biden narrowing gap as outstanding votes counted, but not by enough.
Likely outcome:  Narrow win for Trump

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Sat Nov 7th, 2020 at 09:25:31 AM EST
Arizona had been called prematurely (by Fox News, no less) due to an error in the reporting of the percentage of counted ballots: turned out that percentage was much lower at the time, and Trump could, in theory, catch up. Still, AP and other media keep Arizona has 'won' by Biden and his current EV count at 264. Only the Beeb and other outlets have "uncalled" AZ and show 253 EV for Biden, as of Saturday, 10:00 GMT.

As you pointed out, Trump's percentage of the remaining ballots are not high enough so far. Biden win should be narrow.

Even if Arizona and Nevada are enough for a 270 College win, it's still important for the Biden ticket to win other states: blame my engineering background, but a single point of failure is always dangerous and an pen door to shenanigans (think Florida 2000). Overturning the vote results in one state may be an uphill battle for Trump and the Repubs (we know they'll try), but in two or even three states, it would be a daunting task.

Beyond the safety buffer consideration, a larger EV count is also important politically: a narrow win would help the Repubs push the "illegitimate president Biden" narrative - again, we know they will push it anyway, but an Electoral College win of over 300 will make it more difficult. It doesn't matter that Biden-Harris has won the popular vote by 4 millions: nobody outside of Europe pays attention to it (does anyone remember that Al Gore and Hillary Clinton both won the popular vote?). There is also the political impact to the down-ticket races, the most important of these being the two Georgia US Senate seats headed for runoff in early January.

by Bernard on Sat Nov 7th, 2020 at 10:11:57 AM EST
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Trump Allies Suggest Electoral College Could Overturn A Biden Win | Forbes|

As President Donald Trump's campaign attempts to stave off defeat by raising baseless allegations of voter fraud, a handful of his supporters are suggesting that Republican-controlled state legislatures ignore the voters' will and appoint pro-Trump representatives to the Electoral College,

Preview

Electoral College & Indecisive Elections

"There are only two options, you are either a fighter or you are a loser."
[Source: Fred Trump]

by Oui on Sat Nov 7th, 2020 at 10:46:58 AM EST
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by Oui on Sat Nov 7th, 2020 at 06:33:38 PM EST
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The Drudge Report:

by Bernard on Sat Nov 7th, 2020 at 06:52:00 PM EST
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If Biden wins Georgia, even by a very tight margin, it could put both the Senate seats in Georgia in play on January 5th., and result in Dem control of the trifecta of President, House and Senate. High Dem and low GOP morale would be critical to those victories, and so Trump's shenanigans in the White House could have a major impact. Let him rant and rave for two months yet - until voters are fed up enough to grant Dems overall control...

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Sat Nov 7th, 2020 at 11:28:02 AM EST
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Biden would have to win 0ver 72% of outstanding mail-in and provisional ballots to win N. Carolina - not out of the question given patterns elsewhere, but it could be over a week before we know.

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Sat Nov 7th, 2020 at 11:19:07 AM EST
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h/t to you for the Robert Fisk obit

Schengen is toast!
by epochepoque on Sat Nov 7th, 2020 at 05:48:43 PM EST
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It's a great Obit by his former wife - who is a good correspondent in her own right. I didn't realise I had posted a link to it here.

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Sat Nov 7th, 2020 at 06:13:02 PM EST
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Not sure if it's provisional ballots or the military/overseas stuff, but Biden's lead is now up to about 7200 in Georgia.

Not nearly as close as everybody seemed to think it'd be.

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

by Drew J Jones (pedobear@pennstatefootball.com) on Sat Nov 7th, 2020 at 11:20:03 AM EST
It wouldn't surprise me if overseas and even military voters favour Biden. Both will be more aware of Trumps unpopularity abroad and military voters may not be impressed by Trumps description of their casualties as losers...

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Sat Nov 7th, 2020 at 11:32:40 AM EST
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It wouldn't shocked me.  My guess is Biden will win overseas civilians overwhelmingly, so even if Trump won the military vote -- all the data I've seen suggests the soldiers' views of him roughly mirror the country as a whole -- Biden would still gain some from it.

In any case, it looks to me like Biden's going to get Georgia and by a wide enough margin that a recount won't change it.

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

by Drew J Jones (pedobear@pennstatefootball.com) on Sat Nov 7th, 2020 at 11:41:47 AM EST
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Drew: even if Trump won the military vote

The @Military Times points to the military vote trending Biden:

by Bernard on Sat Nov 7th, 2020 at 01:06:59 PM EST
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Yes, and from what I understand Allegheny County (Pittsburgh) counted theirs yesterday, and Biden won them going away.

It's entirely possible Biden's lead gets pushed to close to 10k in GA.

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

by Drew J Jones (pedobear@pennstatefootball.com) on Sat Nov 7th, 2020 at 01:35:59 PM EST
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It seems ridiculous to me that they haven't called Nevada.  That margin looks like it's going to grow substantially, and the state won't wind up very close.

If PA can ever get its shit together, Biden's lead should expand a decent bit there.

GA should be basically done counting now, and Biden's lead is small in percentage terms but has been beefed-up nicely in the context of how a recount could potentially shift votes.  This isn't a Florida 2000 kind of level.

My guess is Biden gets by in AZ, but -- no disrespect to either decision desk team (both are very good!) -- Fox and the AP really shouldn't have called it.  They're both insisting the counts are coming in as they expected though.

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

by Drew J Jones (pedobear@pennstatefootball.com) on Sat Nov 7th, 2020 at 11:50:03 AM EST
by Oui on Sat Nov 7th, 2020 at 03:21:07 PM EST
Steve Bannon banned and ...


Twitter has applied warning labels to 37% of Trump's tweets since final polls closed

Trump's election strategy ...

Twitter and Facebook slap labels on Trump's 'misleading' election posts

Twitter and Facebook on Wednesday added warning labels to several of the president's social media posts that claimed unnamed people were trying to "steal" the election and gave wrong information on voting.

by Oui on Sat Nov 7th, 2020 at 03:43:05 PM EST
Meanwhile at Four Seasons Total Landscaping...
by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Sat Nov 7th, 2020 at 04:27:34 PM EST
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And AP just called it for Biden.

Game over. Clean up on Air Force One.

by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Sat Nov 7th, 2020 at 04:30:45 PM EST
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I personally do not know similar persons, not in my company ...

"Donald Trump is the worst cheat ever and he doesn't care who knows," the golf writer Rick Reilly told the Guardian in 2019, of a man he has known for 30 years. "I always say golf is like bicycle shorts. It reveals a lot about a man. And golf reveals a lot of ugliness in this president."
by Oui on Sat Nov 7th, 2020 at 04:32:11 PM EST
by Bernard on Sat Nov 7th, 2020 at 05:07:29 PM EST
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Trump on Saturday: "I won!"

Playing a round of golf where he himself could fill-out the scorecard ...

The BIGGEST cheat ever, good riddance.

by Oui on Sun Nov 8th, 2020 at 02:40:45 PM EST
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Philly batch comes in.  85% for Biden.

NBC, ABC, CNN, WaPo, etc, all now calling it.

Biden has won.  It's over.

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

by Drew J Jones (pedobear@pennstatefootball.com) on Sat Nov 7th, 2020 at 04:40:26 PM EST
...even Fox News.
by Bernard on Sat Nov 7th, 2020 at 05:16:35 PM EST
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Seems fitting that Trump's presidency will be buried in Philadelphia and South Atlanta.

Be nice to America. Or we'll bring democracy to your country.
by Drew J Jones (pedobear@pennstatefootball.com) on Sat Nov 7th, 2020 at 05:18:38 PM EST
...on the parking lot of a landscaping business in Northeast Philly, right next door to an adult book store and across the street from a crematorium.
by Bernard on Sun Nov 8th, 2020 at 02:20:58 PM EST
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Now, now, don't kink-shame, Bernard lol

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 11:50:13 PM EST
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Does anyone take Rudy Giuliani seriously? It strikes me his New Yorker shtick won't go down too well in the boon-docks...

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Mon Nov 9th, 2020 at 12:09:01 AM EST
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Nobody's taking any of this seriously.  Rudy!'s long been a laughingstock even among Trumpers.

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 12:11:00 AM EST
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No, not even in Noo Yawk.  Back there they know first-hand his vaunted "Broken Windows" program was a crock and he didn't really do diddly of merit after 9/11.
by rifek on Fri Nov 13th, 2020 at 11:15:31 PM EST
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Which seems ever so appropriate given that half the country just told them to get f***ed and die.
by rifek on Fri Nov 13th, 2020 at 11:17:16 PM EST
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MAKE AMERICA FREE AGAIN - LIBERTY BELL

by Oui on Sat Nov 7th, 2020 at 05:45:44 PM EST
The Final Gasp of Donald Trump's Presidency - NYMag
"A lot of what Trump says is the opposite of what he means. That's true of all of us, to some extent," the president's friend said. But when Trump said he didn't mind losing to Biden, even though he famously hates losers of any ilk, his friend believed him. "He doesn't believe losing is shameful -- quitting is bad. Losing isn't," this person said. "He's afraid. He's the most insecure, afraid person ever. He's too afraid to be president. He's afraid to exercise power. He's afraid to do the job. It's why he's overbearing and crazy -- he sabotages himself constantly because he hates himself and wants out. He's always trying to hurt himself. That guy commits more self-harm than anyone I've ever encountered."


Schengen is toast!
by epochepoque on Sat Nov 7th, 2020 at 06:09:17 PM EST
Yea - he was in way over his head, and he knew it, at some level, and the rest was just bluff and bluster. But no less harmful for all that, because many of his true believers took his b/s as gospel. And that is the unfortunately legacy he has left us.

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Sat Nov 7th, 2020 at 06:17:18 PM EST
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Mitch McConnell insists there will 'of course' be a peaceful transfer of power, breaking with Trump who would not commit to one - Business Insider
The Senate Republican leader and other GOP figures have previously brushed off Trump's remarks about not conceding to a Biden administration.

  •  Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell assured there will be a peaceful transfer of power between the Trump and Biden administrations.
  •  McConnell's assurance comes weeks after President Donald Trump refused to commit to a peaceful transfer of power, sounding alarms.
by Bernard on Sat Nov 7th, 2020 at 07:04:11 PM EST
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I wonder will Mitch still feel the same way if he loses his job as Senate Majority leader if Dems win two Georgia senate elections?

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Sat Nov 7th, 2020 at 09:57:47 PM EST
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Yes. McConnell's been around a 35 years. His fortunes do don't turn with Trump--whose candidacy he immediately distrusted in 2016, because Mitch is party first. He's its commander and will only be leaving the senate on a gurney, alas.

Expect scheming to continue, whether or not he's minority leader.

by Cat on Sun Nov 8th, 2020 at 07:09:56 AM EST
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Nice! Joe can return focus on the East Front and talk to the Chinese Communist Part instead of bullying tactics ... cooperation with allies across the globe starting with signing the Paris Accords - SAVE THE PLANET 🌍🌎

by Oui on Sat Nov 7th, 2020 at 07:21:19 PM EST
Trump is BACK from his Golf Tour today ...

Read iit quickly before it is REMOVED  😡

by Oui on Sat Nov 7th, 2020 at 10:01:11 PM EST
Trump's Voter Fraud Hotline 'swamped' by prank calls
Since Election Day, many Trump campaign staffers have been huddled on a noisy floor in the campaign's Arlington, Virginia, headquarters fielding hundreds of calls a day on a hotline the campaign set up as they try to find instances of voter fraud, multiple sources told ABC News.

But the hotline has turned into a nightmare for some, as staffers, some of whom have contracts that expire in the coming days, have been bombarded with prank calls from people laughing or mocking them over Biden's win before hanging up, sources tell ABC News. Prank calling the Trump campaign's hotline has already become a trend on TikTok, the social media network that was used earlier in the year in an attempt to tank the president's rally in Tulsa by mass-requesting tickets.

by Bernard on Sun Nov 8th, 2020 at 09:02:43 AM EST
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by Oui on Sun Nov 8th, 2020 at 07:34:52 AM EST
by Oui on Sun Nov 8th, 2020 at 07:35:39 AM EST
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Thanking his family friend Jared Kushner during four years squashing Palestinian rights ... not a face of humanity but opportunistic policy of capitalism ...

Hey Bibi you linked to a fake news Twitter handle of a persoon who mirrors you!

RESTORE OBAMA's JCPOA TREATY WITH ALLIES AND IRAN

by Oui on Sun Nov 8th, 2020 at 08:05:06 AM EST

Struck by the rampant spread of Covid-19.

by Oui on Sun Nov 8th, 2020 at 08:10:50 AM EST
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Boris Johnson preparing for Trexit 🤣 haha

Biden transition team preparing a first visit to France ...

by Oui on Sun Nov 8th, 2020 at 01:03:03 PM EST
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by Oui on Sun Nov 8th, 2020 at 03:03:11 PM EST
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Repair job ahead for PM Boris Johnson ...

Biden calls Boris Johnson 'a physical and emotional clone' of Trump | The Hill - Dec. 13, 2019 |

Former Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday called British Prime Minister Boris Johnson a "physical and emotional clone" of President Trump while speaking at a fundraiser after hearing news of Johnson's Conservative Party winning a majority in Parliament.

The Democratic presidential candidate also said that Johnson was able to win because the rival Labour Party had moved too far left.

Boris Johnson denies his close ties to Donald Trump will hurt UK-U.S relations once Joe Biden takes office

by Oui on Sun Nov 8th, 2020 at 05:35:32 PM EST
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The former vice-president is five-eighths Irish, a lineage that leads to the Blewitts of County Mayo in the west of Ireland and to the Finnegans of County Louth on the Cooley peninsula overlooking the Irish Sea.
by Oui on Sun Nov 8th, 2020 at 05:49:32 PM EST
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Putin Is Silent on American Election Affairs

Russia Opposition Leader Congratulates Biden as Kremlin Remains Silent | Moscow Times |

Russian opposition leader Alexei yNavalny congratulated President-elect Joe Biden on his victory Sunday before there was any reaction from the Kremlin to the U.S. election results.

Navalny in a tweet congratulated Biden, running mate Kamala Harris and Americans for "defining the new leadership in a free and fair election."

No surprise here as NATO, Europe and the US antagonized Putin and Russia during eight years of the Obama administration. HRC's Russia reset button was an abject failure from the start. The Orange and Rose revolts culminated in the overthrow of Ukraine's elected president in Feb. 2014.

The House Democrats spend their time on the Russia intervention of 2016 and finally tried to impeach Trump in a late stage which was doomed from the start. Pelosi and Democrats got the thumbs down 👎 from the electorate on Nov. 3. Soul searching never offers a political party relief of past mistakes. Going forward Joe Biden faces a hostile US Congress and a split nation. Healing would lead to accepting Republican Trumpism policy ... my joy is clear for the power of the executive, but little hope of change and Liberal policy from the White House.

Trump blocks funds for the Presidential transition ... dark clouds over the nation beyond the celebration.

by Oui on Mon Nov 9th, 2020 at 09:07:23 AM EST
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Just A Bit Late ...

or for Democrats: Just On Time

Covid-19 vaccine 90 percent effective in first analysis, Pfizer says

Just imagine the damage done to America if Pfizer had announced the results before the voting started a week ago 🌪🌪 🌎 🌍

by Oui on Mon Nov 9th, 2020 at 01:49:35 PM EST
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The BEST advance for stocks in an Election week since Franklin Delano Roosevelt became US President in 1932. Once again a comparison of Herbert Hoover with Donald Trump.
by Oui on Mon Nov 9th, 2020 at 02:16:00 PM EST
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My analysis the first debate sealed Trump's fate ... opened the eyes of many ... his 🔥 in intesive campaigning last two weeks could not offset the damage done. Trump's true Identity was advertised by himself.

Donald Trump Seals his Fate | The Washington Post |

First U.S. presidential debate 'not a very good night' for U.S. | CBC News |

by Oui on Sun Nov 8th, 2020 at 11:57:55 AM EST
Not sure what we have left to count in Arizona.  Biden's still up by about 18k.  

That may wind up being the closest state.  Biden's Georgia lead is now above 10k, but I think they're pretty much done.

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 01:38:15 PM EST
Still 121K votes left in Arizona, and it looks like Trump may actually sneak a win there, depending on where the outstanding votes are from. I wouldn't call N. Carolina yet either.

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Sun Nov 8th, 2020 at 02:12:47 PM EST
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by Oui on Sun Nov 8th, 2020 at 03:57:30 PM EST

Remember just a short while ago Trump too arrived (uninvited) at a Lutheran Church ...

... with the AG - high ranking general - armed guards - pepper spray and rubber bullets to discourage public viewing.

by Oui on Sun Nov 8th, 2020 at 05:20:46 PM EST
In comparison a statesman?

I don't buy it .. by all accounts a warmongerer to invade and occupy Iraq causing turmoil, deaths and instability for decades.

From U.S. President #43 ...

DALLAS, TEXAS -- I just talked to the President-elect of the United States, Joe Biden. I extended my warm congratulations and thanked him for the patriotic message he delivered last night. I also called Kamala Harris to congratulate her on her historic election to the vice presidency. Though we have political differences, I know Joe Biden to be a good man, who has won his opportunity to lead and unify our country.

...
The American people can have confidence that this election was fundamentally fair, its integrity will be upheld, and its outcome is clear.

by Oui on Sun Nov 8th, 2020 at 06:21:02 PM EST
Digging through these numbers and how our side pieced it together, I think there's a very high probability that if the nominee's anybody other than Biden -- Bernie, Warren, Mayo Pete, whomever -- we lose the Electoral College, honestly.

Black folks in South Carolina may well have saved us all.

Obviously we only get one observation, so we can't truly ever know, to be fair.

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 10:14:20 PM EST
Of two very unpopular presidential candidates, Trump squeaked a victory in 2016.

The most unpopular president ever who stayed four years clear of 50% popularity in polls, it were Republican voters who couldn't stand the re-election of Trump who decided the election in the 4 or 5 other states than Georgia that flipped the election.

It was an election of anyone but Trump ... even with Joe Biden the Republicans played the socialist and even communist card.

After disappointing results in Congress, a civil war among Democrats is brewing | The Independent |

After being denied a repeat of 2018's "blue wave" election results this year, congressional Democrats will limp back to Washington in January with a narrowed majority, no control of the Senate, and exposed fault lines that could grow into significant fissures just two years from now, insiders say.

Voters delivered a stunning rebuke to Democrats' plans for unified government on Tuesday by giving Republican challengers back a number of the seats their party lost just two years ago.

The DNC and Democratic Congressional leaders have a BIG problem.

by Oui on Sun Nov 8th, 2020 at 10:51:40 PM EST
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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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every. single. election.
by Cat on Sun Nov 8th, 2020 at 11:50:30 PM EST
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Black folks in South Carolina may well have saved us all.

In Georgia, you mean? (South Carolina went for Trump 55%)

But yeah, especially black women, starting with Stacey Abrams.

by Bernard on Mon Nov 9th, 2020 at 07:06:56 PM EST
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I think Drew means South Carolina saved Biden's ass in the primaries after he had performed badly in Iowa and New Hamshire

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Mon Nov 9th, 2020 at 07:16:58 PM EST
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How many delegates did Kamala?! collect?
by Cat on Mon Nov 9th, 2020 at 08:13:39 PM EST
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SC may be where it started, but Georgia will definitely be what may bring a possible Senate majority (with Kamala as tie-breaker). And without the Donald at the top of the ticket, the dynamics are not in the GOP's favor.

Ossoff challenges Perdue to three debates ahead of January Senate runoff - The Hill

Democrat Jon Ossoff on Monday challenged Sen. David Perdue (R-Ga.) to three televised debates ahead of their January Senate runoff election in Georgia.
by Bernard on Mon Nov 9th, 2020 at 09:10:07 PM EST
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I reminded myself only minutes ago, the DNC majority in both chambers --PLUS Kamala?!'s redundant filibuster nuke--is the perfect antidote to the Anti-RBG!

And King Capo Clyburn

The lobbyist will be scribbling NEW! legislation 24/7 from 21 Jan. 2021 is going to be great.

by Cat on Mon Nov 9th, 2020 at 10:50:44 PM EST
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