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Re: 2020 Elections
« Reply #870 on: October 10, 2020, 11:34:14 AM »
I find myself worrying quite a bit about Trump (& followers) attempting to somehow not having absentee ballots count. Apparently only 16 states (most not battleground states) allow election officials to get a head start counting mail-in ballots. In all the other states (including most battleground states) mail-in ballots cannot be counted until Election Day, usually after the polls close. So, they will be counted after the in-person ballots.

I know there has already been a blue wave of absentee ballots and have heard that a lot of Trump supporters are holding off until Election Day. So, it looks pretty clear that their votes will be counted first before the blue wave of absentee ballots.

I am worried that Trump (& supporters) will declare victory before all the absentee ballots have been counted and then try to either:

1) stop the absentee ballots from being counted at all

or, if they are counted,

2) use every trick in the book to insist that they are all fraudulent and shouldn’t be included in the finally tally.

At this point, I am a lot more worried about these kind of shenanigans than I am about Biden actually losing.

How worried are you about this issue?

Or, better yet, can someone set my mind at ease about this?
« Last Edit: October 10, 2020, 11:36:31 AM by Treehugger »

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Re: 2020 Elections
« Reply #871 on: October 10, 2020, 12:07:27 PM »
I find myself worrying quite a bit about Trump (& followers) attempting to somehow not having absentee ballots count. Apparently only 16 states (most not battleground states) allow election officials to get a head start counting mail-in ballots. In all the other states (including most battleground states) mail-in ballots cannot be counted until Election Day, usually after the polls close. So, they will be counted after the in-person ballots.

I know there has already been a blue wave of absentee ballots and have heard that a lot of Trump supporters are holding off until Election Day. So, it looks pretty clear that their votes will be counted first before the blue wave of absentee ballots.

I am worried that Trump (& supporters) will declare victory before all the absentee ballots have been counted and then try to either:

1) stop the absentee ballots from being counted at all

or, if they are counted,

2) use every trick in the book to insist that they are all fraudulent and shouldn’t be included in the finally tally.

At this point, I am a lot more worried about these kind of shenanigans than I am about Biden actually losing.

How worried are you about this issue?

Or, better yet, can someone set my mind at ease about this?

I am concerned. The most help will be:

  • ] Strong early signs that Biden absolutely won the election
  • Trump's unpopularity in states with R governors, who might be reluctant to side with him in order to try and overturn their own citizen's votes. I'd like to think at the state level, governors tend to be more moderate and bipartisan.
  • Judges, who may have been appointed by an R, who still prefer to uphold the Constitution and the rule of law, rather than partisanship. (See above)

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Re: 2020 Elections
« Reply #872 on: October 15, 2020, 01:37:21 PM »
Forsake the foolish, and live; and go in the way of understanding.

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Re: 2020 Elections
« Reply #873 on: October 16, 2020, 11:48:22 AM »
Biden and Trump both outperformed my expecatations in the town halls yesterday. Biden, especially: I think that was his best live performance to date.

Still wish he was a better candidate, and better on the issues, though.
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Re: 2020 Elections
« Reply #874 on: October 18, 2020, 08:34:18 AM »
Thoughts about Pence-Harris for your perusal...https://www.newyorker.com/culture/annals-of-appearances/the-racial-politics-of-kamala-harriss-performance-style

I predict and also hope that we'll see a day where the obvious is finally recognized, that being that when a male candidate interrupts a female candidate during one of these televised 'debates' it's not because he's mansplaining or she has inferior status by being female, but because that's how these unregulated events get conducted because nobody prevents it.
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Re: 2020 Elections
« Reply #875 on: October 21, 2020, 10:54:58 PM »
Found this on another board some weeks ago:

Trump wins. California joins Mexico. New England separates and puts up walls to keep people from escaping to lower-tax areas. Canada blocks them from going North. Illinois goes bankrupt and Chicago becomes Mogadishu. Washington and Oregon go to war with each other. The rest of the country grows and prospers.

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