OK, I’ve been as patient as I can be the last 24 hours. I like to have the facts before I speak, which I guess makes me a lousy candidate for a pundit, but now I’m starting to realize that as far as the election of 2020 goes, facts are in short supply.
That’s what finally got me. How can it be 24 hours later, and we still don’t know the final unofficial vote count from every state in the union? I know there are many different time zones, but are some of the states still in the 19th century?
In what reality is it OK for Nevada to just stop counting its ballots with 75% done? When their six electoral votes could conceivably put Joe Biden over the top in the Electoral College with exactly 270 votes, the number needed to win the presidency? How can they get away with that? What are they waiting for? Remember, it’s not rocket science: You open an envelope, scan a ballot, and repeat. In a few hours you are done.
Unh-unh. Not in Nevada. And not in Arizona either, where they are stuck in the mid-80s, but at least are making dubious, trickle-up progress toward 100 percent. Apparently, the concern there is that some “news” sources like Fox and AP have already called Arizona for Biden, but the remaining vote is trending toward Trump. Is that why the numbers can’t be released?
Don’t get me started on Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania. There are lots of questions in all three states about the magical ability of Joe Biden to garner thousands of votes at the same time Trump gets none. We will see whether those votes hold up.
And then there are North Carolina and Georgia. North Carolina looks like it will go to Trump, but due to newly minted election “laws,” more votes can come in for the next two weeks, so just sit tight and wait. Come back for your President in 10 days. He should be ready by then.
As for Georgia, it looks for all the world like votes are being manufactured in Atlanta (maybe at the CNN headquarters?) in just the quantity needed to defeat Trump.
Brother, does anyone need a banana republic? Because I have one for sale!
So yeah, I’m frustrated, and I’m willing to accept God’s will no matter what, but I’m also waiting for a damn good explanation why officials in seven states are having such a hard time counting votes quickly and accurately. Does anyone else worry that all that extra time is the devil’s playground?
It’s a sad day when the ayatollah of Iran criticizes the democratic institutions of the United States and you find yourself agreeing with him.
In the meantime, I’ll leave you with this bit of electoral math: If Biden really wins Wisconsin and Michigan as we have been told, and Trump wins Pennsylvania and North Carolina as we hope, then the fate of the nation hinges on Georgia, Nevada and Arizona.
Right now we are told Arizona (with its 11 electoral votes) belongs to Biden. In that case, Nevada’s 6 electoral votes would give Biden the presidency with 270 votes, but if both of those states turn out to vote Republican, along with Pennsylvania and North Carolina, then President Trump will have 269 electoral votes. If Georgia continues to trend Democratic and Biden wins that state’s 16 electoral votes, he would also have 269 votes.
That, my friends, puts the tie election in the House of Representatives, a nightmare scenario I have written about earlier. Be prepared. The good news is that Trump would probably win that fight, but it would be brutal.
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