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Mon Sep 14, 2020, 01:40 PM

Ideally, Biden would have more votes than Trump on Election night...

...rather than waiting for the mail-in ballots.

That would take away his strategy of declaring victory the night of the election.

Perhaps more Democrats should be encouraged to vote in person?

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Reply Ideally, Biden would have more votes than Trump on Election night... (Original post)
kentuck Sep 2020 OP
LakeArenal Sep 2020 #1
Siwsan Sep 2020 #2
DFW Sep 2020 #3
Fiendish Thingy Sep 2020 #4
dubyadiprecession Sep 2020 #10
Wounded Bear Sep 2020 #13
dubyadiprecession Sep 2020 #16
kentuck Sep 2020 #17
Fiendish Thingy Sep 2020 #18
kentuck Sep 2020 #19
Fiendish Thingy Sep 2020 #20
kentuck Sep 2020 #21
lame54 Sep 2020 #5
samnsara Sep 2020 #6
H2O Man Sep 2020 #7
kentuck Sep 2020 #8
Alacritous Crier Sep 2020 #9
Sugarcoated Sep 2020 #11
Drunken Irishman Sep 2020 #12
Wounded Bear Sep 2020 #14
Drunken Irishman Sep 2020 #15
lagomorph777 Sep 2020 #22

Response to kentuck (Original post)

Mon Sep 14, 2020, 01:41 PM

1. I believe he will.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Mon Sep 14, 2020, 01:43 PM

2. We've decided we're voting in person

I've never encountered a really long line at my precinct, and I'll be heading there at about 9 - book in hand, just in case.

I'll just feel better watching my ballot go into the scanner, registering my vote but I have no expectation we'll know the results for a couple of days, minimum. I hope I'm wrong, and I can pop the cork on that bubbly sooner rather than later.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Mon Sep 14, 2020, 01:47 PM

3. I also believe he will.

I think his popular vote margin of victory will even top Hillary's. That STILL does not guarantee he will be declared the winner. Republican electoral fraud has been honed to a fine art form. As we have seen with the Postal Service, they are very creative in devising ways to make our votes NOT count.

As for voting in person, it MUST be accepted that some, even many, just CAN'T make it in person. Dallas is 5000 miles from where I'll be on Election Day. I can't just charter a Space Shuttle for the round trip

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Mon Sep 14, 2020, 01:52 PM

4. If he wins Florida, the networks will likely call it for Biden

Trump can’t win without Florida, and they tally their absentee ballots as they are received, so the results can be released immediately after the polls close.

Although we are all expecting not to know who the winner is on Election Night, if the Florida absentee ballots show Biden with a decent 5+% lead, it will be hard for the networks to ignore or resist calling it.

Bloomberg’s $100 million is going to be vital.

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Response to Fiendish Thingy (Reply #4)

Mon Sep 14, 2020, 02:06 PM

10. Based on the CNN electoral map, trump can't even win with Florida!

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Response to dubyadiprecession (Reply #10)

Mon Sep 14, 2020, 02:13 PM

13. Most maps show that Trump would need to flip a couple of blue/Clinton states to win...

in addition to Florida. Sounding more and more difficult day after day.

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Response to Wounded Bear (Reply #13)

Mon Sep 14, 2020, 02:34 PM

16. When trump loses Florida, he gonna have some explaining to do to his boss.

Mr. Putin!

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Response to dubyadiprecession (Reply #16)

Mon Sep 14, 2020, 02:43 PM

17. I have heard that he has a strategy for Florida to confiscate a couple of counties' ballots.

To prevent the totals from being announced as final?

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Response to kentuck (Reply #17)

Mon Sep 14, 2020, 02:55 PM

18. That's Roger Stone's plan...Trump carries it out at his own peril

The streets would fill, and Trump would likely lose a court battle over jurisdiction, as it would be up to the FL SOS and AG to pursue a fraud investigation, not DOJ.

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Response to Fiendish Thingy (Reply #18)

Mon Sep 14, 2020, 02:57 PM

19. Roger Stone wants him to declare martial law.

I had heard that.

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Response to kentuck (Reply #19)

Mon Sep 14, 2020, 02:58 PM

20. He also specifically advocated seizing ballots

Nobody else on the Trump team is advocating that step.

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Response to Fiendish Thingy (Reply #20)

Mon Sep 14, 2020, 02:59 PM

21. One thing we know about Trump...

He will do whatever he can get away with.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Mon Sep 14, 2020, 01:55 PM

5. Nothing is going to take that strategy away...

He'll declare victory by noon

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Mon Sep 14, 2020, 01:56 PM

6. my state is 100% mail in..as several others..we dont even have polling places..

..so we are used to waiting for the results. During the primaries, my husband ran for a local office and our small county took THREE days for us to know who won. And the incumbent (who lost!) was ahead for the first full day.

It will be a nail biter but nothing we cant overcome....

...but I agree. If someone feels safe going in to vote in person, then do it. We need the early results. Before we were all mail-in, my polling place was a 120 yr old country school house. There were always more poll workers than voters in there at one time...and it was in the gym so they could have socially distanced 20 feet.


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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Mon Sep 14, 2020, 01:57 PM

7. Joe will have more

votes that night. Then Trump will insist all the mail-in votes need to be counted. And Biden's lead will grow substantially.

Per voting in person: we should never react to our opposition. Instead, we respond. For many, voting in person poses a health risk. They (including me) should vote in the manner that best meets our individual needs. What Trump says should not be a factor, for we already know he will lie no matter what.

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Response to H2O Man (Reply #7)

Mon Sep 14, 2020, 02:02 PM

8. Yes, he will lie, no matter what.

The one thing we can count on.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Mon Sep 14, 2020, 02:05 PM

9. I believe...

it will be a certain landslide for Biden on Election Night. Any later counted mail-ins will only cement his landslide.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Mon Sep 14, 2020, 02:07 PM

11. My son and I have decided to for that very reason.

I want Pennsylvania to be called for Biden early in the evening. I'm confident a mask will keep us safe.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Mon Sep 14, 2020, 02:09 PM

12. Mail-in ballots are generally counted first.

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Reply #12)

Mon Sep 14, 2020, 02:14 PM

14. Varies by state, though...

in a couple of states, they don't even open the envelopes until election day.

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Response to Wounded Bear (Reply #14)

Mon Sep 14, 2020, 02:24 PM

15. Sure but most states begin the process days/hours before polls close.

Hence why I said generally - and the states that don't are not states being contested. If anything, Biden is going to have an early significant lead in many of these states due to early voting.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Mon Sep 14, 2020, 03:00 PM

22. Deliver or mail your ballot early. In most states, that will be even more effective than in-person.

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