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Author Topic: 2020 Election Commentary  (Read 64648 times)

Mjollnir

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Re: 2020 Election Commentary
« Reply #450 on: November 03, 2020, 01:39:20 AM »
A couple of months ago I predicted that Trump would lose the election. I wish to reverse that prediction before election day. I now believe that Trump will actually win the election but that the Biden campaign will attempt to steal it through mail in ballot chicanery and judicial interference. I don't predict who will actually be inaugurated in January. I myself am not voting. That is all.

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Re: 2020 Election Commentary
« Reply #451 on: November 03, 2020, 04:50:04 AM »
Requires too much delta V for a rocket

If we just increased taxes on the rich, we could easily afford more delta V!

Boom. Done. Super simple.

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Re: 2020 Election Commentary
« Reply #452 on: November 03, 2020, 04:59:21 AM »
I myself am not voting.

There's no joy in avoiding this mosh. Be the hammer of Thor and vote for Trump tomorrow. It's very fun and the rain of lolz will be extra sweet knowing you added to the victory.

[and when lame co-workers gnash their teeth and wail for the next million years, you get to do a secret happy dance underneath the table while nodding your head in sympathy]

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Re: 2020 Election Commentary
« Reply #453 on: November 03, 2020, 03:25:25 PM »
I notice SO MUCH more mainstream buzz around secession and civil war.  I think the election, regardless of who wins, is going to accelerate that.

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Re: 2020 Election Commentary
« Reply #454 on: November 04, 2020, 12:24:29 AM »
Hoo boy, here we go!

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« Reply #455 on: November 04, 2020, 01:09:37 AM »
Just stopping by to read the hilarity.  The only question on my mind is who I’ll be laughing at soon.  Will it be the Trump Derangement Syndrome Morons or the Trumptards?  I’m on the edge of my seat!  :o

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« Reply #456 on: November 04, 2020, 01:31:34 AM »
Just stopping by to read the hilarity.  The only question on my mind is who I’ll be laughing at soon.  Will it be the Trump Derangement Syndrome Morons or the Trumptards?  I’m on the edge of my seat!  :o

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Re: 2020 Election Commentary
« Reply #457 on: November 04, 2020, 02:16:45 AM »
2020: It just can’t get any worse.

2020 Election: Hold my beer...

There’s a real chance we could end up with 269 to 269.  The shitshow will really commence then.

EDIT:  Maine went 3-1 looks like, so if WI and MI go to Biden that means Nebraska’s 1 Electoral Vote for Biden will give him 270.
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Re: 2020 Election Commentary
« Reply #458 on: November 04, 2020, 03:26:10 AM »
Just saw Trump’s press conference.  In the same paragraph he said they need to stop counting PA because he’s ahead and keep counting AZ because he’s behind.  Let me grab my popcorn. Someone defend that.   :)

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Re: 2020 Election Commentary
« Reply #459 on: November 04, 2020, 08:28:30 AM »
Well, that was fun. OK, not really.

As it stands right now (7:30 AM CST), there are several states still 'in play': Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, and Arizona.

Arizona has been called for Biden by a couple news outlets. Nevada has Biden with a VERY slim lead and they stated they're not saying anything else till they tabulate the rest of the votes.

Wisconsin had Biden magically jump to the lead and will probably be called for him. Trump needs the other four states to win. He'll PROBABLY pick up Georgia and North Carolina, and Michigan as well, but Pennsylvania is still anyone's guess thanks to the election day fuckery (yeah, go ahead, defend barring poll workers from entering polling places).

Trump can probably eke out a win here, but don't expect the left to accept it.

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« Reply #460 on: November 04, 2020, 08:51:15 AM »
Well, that was fun. OK, not really.

As it stands right now (7:30 AM CST), there are several states still 'in play': Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, and Arizona.

Arizona has been called for Biden by a couple news outlets. Nevada has Biden with a VERY slim lead and they stated they're not saying anything else till they tabulate the rest of the votes.

Wisconsin had Biden magically jump to the lead and will probably be called for him. Trump needs the other four states to win. He'll PROBABLY pick up Georgia and North Carolina, and Michigan as well, but Pennsylvania is still anyone's guess thanks to the election day fuckery (yeah, go ahead, defend barring poll workers from entering polling places).

Trump can probably eke out a win here, but don't expect the left to accept it.

They keep finding big blocks of pure Biden in the mines in Michigan.

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« Reply #461 on: November 04, 2020, 08:58:58 AM »
Isn't this the worst possible scenario?

I mean, regardless of what happens in the next 4 years, a 67% vote turnout means the silent majority isn't silent anymore, it went to vote and split cleanly in half. There are also several states with percentages like 51/49 or 52/48, so it is not even an easily defined geographical split.

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Re: 2020 Election Commentary
« Reply #462 on: November 04, 2020, 09:13:09 AM »
And, yup, Michigan went blue. Suddenly.

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Re: 2020 Election Commentary
« Reply #463 on: November 04, 2020, 09:27:25 AM »
Isn't it amazing how 138k votes magically appeared in Michigan, all for Biden? Guess their printer broke last night and they had to get a new shipment in from Beijing.

Our Chinese overlords can't have us plebs deciding we don't want communism...anyone who thinks Biden really got around half the popular vote is a fucking moron.

EDIT: Oh and NOW they call Michigan for Biden, when Trump was up substantially. The fix is in...goodbye USA, was nice knowing you. Anyone have any reasonable idea when Civil War II starts?
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Re: 2020 Election Commentary
« Reply #464 on: November 04, 2020, 09:42:03 AM »
I voted for Biden, please don't destroy my property. I have a Biden sign right there!  :-