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Joe Biden just became (Original Post) BGBD Nov 2020 OP
Saw the Katy Tur tweet when I was looking for a different one from her BumRushDaShow Nov 2020 #1
This is so UNREAL & SURREAL.. I'm Cha Nov 2020 #4
What I had been looking for was this from her -- BumRushDaShow Nov 2020 #10
Didn't realize it had a long history.. I Cha Nov 2020 #18
Oh yeah... that goes WAY back BumRushDaShow Nov 2020 #21
It got/gets around! Cha Nov 2020 #25
Even back to Ben Franklin (who probably stole it from King Ramses II of Egypt): Buns_of_Fire Nov 2020 #38
If he was so fukin smart, why was he poor? 3Hotdogs Nov 2020 #48
Great news from Georgia! mvd Nov 2020 #24
I have been waiting for Philly to update the city's website BumRushDaShow Nov 2020 #26
Warron Zevon "I'll Sleep When I'm Dead" jayschool2013 Nov 2020 #47
We have a Predident! Catcar Nov 2020 #2
We have a president-elect. Hope for the future. lambchopp59 Nov 2020 #32
Not quite. SergeStorms Nov 2020 #40
He got it GB_RN Nov 2020 #44
On the MSNBC election board yesterday... SergeStorms Nov 2020 #51
Current total doesn't include overseas/military ballots Spider Jerusalem Nov 2020 #3
I saw a breakdown of that # earlier approx 8k are military, the others US citizens abroad Thekaspervote Nov 2020 #14
Don't forget he called soldiers losers lunatica Nov 2020 #16
None of the people he insults have normal responses. yardwork Nov 2020 #45
It doesn't seem to work that way treestar Nov 2020 #55
You guys gotta trust me on this. BGBD Nov 2020 #19
yes bdamomma Nov 2020 #54
Don't mean the burst the bubble but they still have the count the military ballots Mystery sage Nov 2020 #5
Kornacki just explained that. They count the Grown2Hate Nov 2020 #28
Thanks. This is what happens in most states Sunsky Nov 2020 #29
Honestly, for some reason (as illogical as it seems Grown2Hate Nov 2020 #30
Your response will give many Duers clarity Sunsky Nov 2020 #34
Biden has not yet won GA. He took the lead in GA by 916 votes. stopbush Nov 2020 #6
He will win PA and with it, the election. 916 votes is not enough margin to overcome the military artemisia1 Nov 2020 #23
Kornacki just explained that more clearly. They count the Grown2Hate Nov 2020 #31
Thanks. /nt artemisia1 Nov 2020 #35
I agree. People keep citing polls showing decreased military support but we all know how much.... Blasphemer Nov 2020 #33
Woot! octoberlib Nov 2020 #7
Amazing that it looks like Biden will have even more malaise Nov 2020 #8
Just heard it on MSNBC ailsagirl Nov 2020 #9
Yeah I heard that too. Sounded so wonderful. honest.abe Nov 2020 #12
..... ailsagirl Nov 2020 #17
Woo hoo it's Blue!!! 👍👍👍💙💙 nt Karma13612 Nov 2020 #13
Just fantastic!! ailsagirl Nov 2020 #20
Gosh, I certainly hope we get closer tonight. Karma13612 Nov 2020 #57
So did bdamomma Nov 2020 #49
Not sure about that... anyone?? ailsagirl Nov 2020 #52
I hope the Dems use the same approach that got us a blue wave in 2018 BigmanPigman Nov 2020 #11
Joe will hit it the ground bdamomma Nov 2020 #50
Nunes also go reelected. Mitch and Graham should have been buried. I don't bet their constituents. BigmanPigman Nov 2020 #56
The WH staff better disappear any sharp objects as trump... brush Nov 2020 #15
It would have been nice had he won TX and FL ailsagirl Nov 2020 #22
Yes it would but i hope he just gets over the line today ! OnDoutside Nov 2020 #27
More amazing than fiction! Fyrefox Nov 2020 #36
K&R smirkymonkey Nov 2020 #37
Military ballots in GA would probaly skew Biden Jon King Nov 2020 #39
First dem candidate from the north to win GA in over 100 years IINM, Clinton & Carter from the south uponit7771 Nov 2020 #41
The spread needs to be enough to bridge the recount window liberal N proud Nov 2020 #42
Kornacki said it might be 10,000 more votes open even half of that going towards Biden takes us out uponit7771 Nov 2020 #53
Well, PURPLE if not BLUE at any rate. TigressDem Nov 2020 #43
Biden will have military support. peacebuzzard Nov 2020 #46

BumRushDaShow

(134,288 posts)
1. Saw the Katy Tur tweet when I was looking for a different one from her
Fri Nov 6, 2020, 05:37 AM
Nov 2020



TEXT

Katy Tur
@KatyTurNBC
🚨
Biden takes the lead in Georgia. Up 917 votes #TrackingKornacki
4:26 AM · Nov 6, 2020

BumRushDaShow

(134,288 posts)
10. What I had been looking for was this from her --
Fri Nov 6, 2020, 05:42 AM
Nov 2020



TEXT

Katy Tur
@KatyTurNBC
I don’t know what you plan on doing between 4 and 5am but I plan on delivering what could be game changing numbers out of PA on @msnbc with @AymanM.

Sleep when you’re dead and join us.
12:35 AM · Nov 6, 2020


That is an old folks' saying that I grew up hearing from my mom who said that her own grandfather used to say something along the line of - "Grand-daughter, you'll have plenty of time to sleep when you're dead".

Cha

(300,852 posts)
18. Didn't realize it had a long history.. I
Fri Nov 6, 2020, 05:51 AM
Nov 2020

first heard it when I lived the 1st time on Kauai back in the '90s.. someone was talking about her studying for tests and working with a baby and said that to those of us in the kitchen at work.

I never said it.. 'cause I like my sleep too much. lol

BumRushDaShow

(134,288 posts)
21. Oh yeah... that goes WAY back
Fri Nov 6, 2020, 05:55 AM
Nov 2020

and my mother's grandfather (my great-grandfather) was born in 1876!

Buns_of_Fire

(17,445 posts)
38. Even back to Ben Franklin (who probably stole it from King Ramses II of Egypt):
Fri Nov 6, 2020, 07:09 AM
Nov 2020
“How much more than necessary do we spend in sleep, forgetting that the sleeping fox catches no poultry, and that there will be sleeping enough in the grave, as Poor Richard says.”

https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/1255511-how-much-more-than-necessary-do-we-spend-in-sleep

mvd

(65,263 posts)
24. Great news from Georgia!
Fri Nov 6, 2020, 06:03 AM
Nov 2020

I just woke up. Are the new PA numbers being announced shortly? Or later in the morning?

BumRushDaShow

(134,288 posts)
26. I have been waiting for Philly to update the city's website
Fri Nov 6, 2020, 06:06 AM
Nov 2020

because they have been doing it about every 3.5 hours (more often than the state) and the last update the city did was at 1:21 am EST.

SergeStorms

(19,222 posts)
40. Not quite.
Fri Nov 6, 2020, 07:29 AM
Nov 2020

Georgia would bring Biden's EV to 269, one short. I don't know what happened to that one EV from Nebraska.

GB_RN

(2,652 posts)
44. He got it
Fri Nov 6, 2020, 07:44 AM
Nov 2020

But he didn’t get all of Maine’s EVs. Dolt45 got one of Maine’s EVs (so they effectively canceled out).

SergeStorms

(19,222 posts)
51. On the MSNBC election board yesterday...
Fri Nov 6, 2020, 08:55 AM
Nov 2020

they had Biden/Harris at 254 electoral votes. Georgia's 16 EVs would put them right at 270. Today the same board has Biden/Harris at 253 electoral votes. An electoral vote disappeared since yesterday. Either that or I'm hallucinating from lack of sleep.

 

Spider Jerusalem

(21,786 posts)
3. Current total doesn't include overseas/military ballots
Fri Nov 6, 2020, 05:38 AM
Nov 2020

number on those is estimated to be around 14K and they trend Republican; I am mildly hopeful about Georgia but also cautious because there could still be a swing in the results back the other way.

Thekaspervote

(33,578 posts)
14. I saw a breakdown of that # earlier approx 8k are military, the others US citizens abroad
Fri Nov 6, 2020, 05:45 AM
Nov 2020

Yes the military vote tend to go gop, but the civilian vote goes dem. Also, it seems a lot of military ballots are not returned

Let’s hope Biden’s lead holds

treestar

(82,383 posts)
55. It doesn't seem to work that way
Fri Nov 6, 2020, 09:18 AM
Nov 2020

After all that the Ds do for them, all the Michelle and Jill did.

After the Rs leave them high and dry when they return to the US.

They still prefer Rs. It makes no sense. Maybe it does in that they think they are tough people who don't need coddling, so they disrespect Ds trying to help them and think it is alright for them to be on their own when they return?

 

BGBD

(3,282 posts)
19. You guys gotta trust me on this.
Fri Nov 6, 2020, 05:52 AM
Nov 2020

There are 10k mail in ballots out there still, they are going to break for Biden by 75%

Bidens lead is going north of 4 or 5k votes at a minimum. Military ballots aren't going to save Trump. Most of the 9k wont be returned and a LOT of GA military votes are from black service members from Atlanta. There are also a lot of provisionals, which will likely break to Biden as well since they are much more likely to be young and minority voters.

And recounts don't really change more than a handful of votes. These things are counted very carefully when tallied.

Grown2Hate

(2,040 posts)
28. Kornacki just explained that. They count the
Fri Nov 6, 2020, 06:11 AM
Nov 2020

Military and ex-pat as they go. There is a POTENTIAL for 8K more (because that's still pending behind returned), but the deadline is tomorrow. Whatever comes in tomorrow (shit, later today) will be counted. But there's not a stack currently somewhere waiting to be counted.

Sunsky

(1,839 posts)
29. Thanks. This is what happens in most states
Fri Nov 6, 2020, 06:18 AM
Nov 2020

they count them as they go along but they have a longer time frame to accept the military vote returns to be counted. Some on DU seem to believe that there is a pile of uncounted military votes saved for last.

Grown2Hate

(2,040 posts)
30. Honestly, for some reason (as illogical as it seems
Fri Nov 6, 2020, 06:26 AM
Nov 2020

in retrospect), that includes ME until that explanation from him.

Sunsky

(1,839 posts)
34. Your response will give many Duers clarity
Fri Nov 6, 2020, 06:33 AM
Nov 2020

Hopefully, the MSM will spend more time explaining this to the public since many were asleep this morning.

stopbush

(24,495 posts)
6. Biden has not yet won GA. He took the lead in GA by 916 votes.
Fri Nov 6, 2020, 05:40 AM
Nov 2020

He needs to maintain that lead and add to it.

Kornacki says it’s headed to a recount..

artemisia1

(764 posts)
23. He will win PA and with it, the election. 916 votes is not enough margin to overcome the military
Fri Nov 6, 2020, 05:57 AM
Nov 2020

ballots, I'm afraid, if that truly all that is left outstanding. Those who think a large enough portion of the Armed Forces have turned against Trump to swing it have little to no time in uniform and don't understand how deeply entrenched the false patriotism of most Republicans is. I wish I were wrong, but that's how it was for me (via observation: I kept my non-NeoCon views mostly to myself) and our XO had Fox on in the operations room and heaven help any warrant or junior officer who changed the channel.

Grown2Hate

(2,040 posts)
31. Kornacki just explained that more clearly. They count the
Fri Nov 6, 2020, 06:28 AM
Nov 2020

Military and ex-pat as they go. There is a POTENTIAL for 8K more (because that's still pending behind returned), but the deadline is today. Whatever comes in today will be counted. But there's not a stack currently somewhere waiting to be counted.

Blasphemer

(3,261 posts)
33. I agree. People keep citing polls showing decreased military support but we all know how much....
Fri Nov 6, 2020, 06:30 AM
Nov 2020

polls can be counted on. I expect the military ballots to break heavily for Trump. The overseas ballots may counter them, but it will be close.

Karma13612

(4,592 posts)
57. Gosh, I certainly hope we get closer tonight.
Fri Nov 6, 2020, 05:57 PM
Nov 2020

I am a bit more apprehensive about the provisional ballots in PA now.
Steve Karnacki was explaining about these a short time ago.
The ballots apparently don’t automatically break for Biden so it causes me much concern!!

But, we need to keep the faith.

bdamomma

(64,719 posts)
49. So did
Fri Nov 6, 2020, 08:24 AM
Nov 2020

MSNBC called the state of Georgia for Joe, or are they still waiting for those military votes?

BigmanPigman

(52,128 posts)
11. I hope the Dems use the same approach that got us a blue wave in 2018
Fri Nov 6, 2020, 05:43 AM
Nov 2020

Maybe healthcare and Covid should be focused on since between now and Jan 5th the virus will grow and be more serious.

bdamomma

(64,719 posts)
50. Joe will hit it the ground
Fri Nov 6, 2020, 08:27 AM
Nov 2020

running, but with Mitch there he will be a pot hole.

What the hell is wrong with Kentuckians, also South Carolina for putting Lindsey in there, dark money

brush

(55,364 posts)
15. The WH staff better disappear any sharp objects as trump...
Fri Nov 6, 2020, 05:45 AM
Nov 2020

has to be going crazy right about now. And also the nuclear football as we all know he's watching.

Fyrefox

(305 posts)
36. More amazing than fiction!
Fri Nov 6, 2020, 06:47 AM
Nov 2020

Hasn't this election been a roller coaster ride? You couldn't make this stuff up!

Jon King

(1,910 posts)
39. Military ballots in GA would probaly skew Biden
Fri Nov 6, 2020, 07:27 AM
Nov 2020

Any military ballots that arrive before the dead line today would help Biden in all likelihood. The most recent military poll taken showed 41% Biden, 37% Trump, the rest undecided or 3rd party. And in GA I would guess that number is worse for Trump. So no 1000s of Trump military votes are going to arrive in today's mail to save the loser from defeat. Bye DON!!

uponit7771

(90,647 posts)
41. First dem candidate from the north to win GA in over 100 years IINM, Clinton & Carter from the south
Fri Nov 6, 2020, 07:31 AM
Nov 2020

uponit7771

(90,647 posts)
53. Kornacki said it might be 10,000 more votes open even half of that going towards Biden takes us out
Fri Nov 6, 2020, 08:59 AM
Nov 2020

... of recount IINM

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