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I am getting the feeling there are a ton of black folks voting today.

This could be like in 2008 when Obama inspired many to vote, especially younger voters.

This year it appears Trump is the inspiration!

Mild weather could boost voter turnout on Election Day

From the Hill..

Mild, dry weather expected this week could play a significant role in boosting voter turnout as polling places prepare for longer-than-usual lines amid an historic pandemic.

President Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden are fighting over one of the most expansive battlegrounds in modern history, and minor adjustments in turnout in key swing states could make an outsized impact in who ultimately takes the White House.

Research has shown that the weather on Election Day can have a noticeable impact on voter turnout. A 2007 study showed that rain “significantly reduces voter participation by a rate of just less than 1% per inch, while an inch of snowfall decreases turnout by almost .5%” and that rain also had the power to further depress turnout.

https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/523790-mild-weather-could-boost-turnout-on-election-day

I think this is not a problem, even though there is an expectation of a large number of Trump voters to turn out on election day, good weather can also help our side. I suspect many young voters who were not sure about voting before might now show up if the weather is nice wanting to be part of the blue tsunami. Also other Democrats who may be infrequent voters might turn up tomorrow if the sun is shining and not too cold.

Regardless the more people vote, the better the results for Democrats. That has always been the rule and dont see that changing now. I am predicting a massive win for Biden.

I think Trump's threats to challenge the election are all fake.

Im sure his advisors are telling him it wont do any good if Biden wins by a substantial margin which is nearly certain he will. Trump's entire game plan has been to suppress the Democratic vote. This idea he will mount a legal challenge to the vote and win regardless of the vote tally is sending a message to Democrats that their vote doesnt matter so why bother.

Its not going to work as most Democrats are onto his lies and fake absurd claims, and in fact this could cause even more to show up that might not have.

We are gong to win big Tuesday and there's nothing Trump can do it about.

Mitch McConnell says a coronavirus stimulus package is 'unlikely in the next three weeks'

Congress likely will not pass another coronavirus stimulus package before the Nov. 3 election, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Friday.

The White House and Democrats have restarted last-ditch talks toward an elusive relief deal. Speaking in his home state of Kentucky, the Republican told reporters “the situation’s kind of murky” while negotiators try to “elbow for political advantage” as Americans cast their ballots.

“I’d like to see us rise above that like we did back in March and April, but I think that’s unlikely in the next three weeks,” he said.

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/10/09/coronavirus-stimulus-mitch-mcconnell-says-relief-deal-unlikely-soon.html

As I suspected there is not enough time to get it done before the election or McConnel is more interested in a SCOTUS nominee. Either way Trumpy is going to go ape shit. He was hoping for a glam shot of him signing the bill just prior to the election.

Just got a fundraising email from Michael Moore saying CNN poll has Biden only up by 1 point.




I did a search of latest polls and could not find this. Is this bogus? i really dont trust this guy anymore.

Update: Its an old poll from August which he cherry picked the data. It’s garbage. Also it appears not to be from Moore directly. It’s from some org named voter protection project that used Moore’s statements and photo.

Even DrudgeReport is featuring Trump's "losers" and "suckers" comments about those killed in war.

Plus a series of articles that support Trump's negative view of dead, wounded and MIA military personnel.


I know Drudge has not been Trump's friend for quite sometime but this appears to be a full attack on him.

I do get the feeling Trump crossed the line with these comments. I think he is finished.

China may dump U.S. Treasuries as Sino-U.S. tensions flare - Global Times

Source: Yahoo Finance

SHANGHAI, Sept 4 (Reuters) - China may gradually cut its holdings of U.S. Treasury bonds and notes, in light of rising tensions between Beijing and Washington, state-backed newspaper Global Times cited experts as saying.

With Sino-U.S. relations deteriorating over various issues including coronavirus, trade and technology, global financial markets are increasingly worried if China would sell the U.S. government debt it holds as a weapon to counter rising U.S. pressure.

"China will gradually decrease its holdings of U.S. debt to about $800 billion under normal circumstances," Xi Junyang, a professor at the Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, was quoted as saying on Thursday, without giving a detailed timeframe.

Read more: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/china-may-dump-u-treasuries-084840501.html



China has us by the short hairs. Trump, the supposed business/economic genius, has done nothing in 4 years to solve this problem... in fact he has made it worse.

Fox News: Jeff Flake joins over 24 former GOP members of Congress to launch 'Republicans for Biden'

A bit remarkable Fox posted this on their website but here it is:

EXCLUSIVE: More than two-dozen former Republican members of Congress threw their support behind a “Republicans for Biden” effort being launched Monday by the Democratic presidential nominee's campaign to engage potential GOP supporters this November.

The announcement comes on the first day of the Republican National Convention, as delegates prepare to formally re-nominate President Trump on Monday.

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/jeff-flake-former-gop-congress-biden

First time I have ever posted a link from Fox News. Although its pro-Biden it still feels icky.



I am concerned many people are confused about whether to vote in person or by mail.

What if the virus picks up just before election day? Will people be afraid to go? But then it will be too late to order a ballot. Right?

Should we go ahead and order a ballot just in case? But then if you change you mind and vote in person I think you can only vote provisional, which is a hassle. Its a tough call.

I think we need more official guidance on how to make this decision.

Selecting Harris really throws cold water on any kind of last minute GOP ticket shakeup.

Many have been speculating that Trump might dump Pence and pick someone like Nikki Halley as VP. I kind of doubt Halley would take it even if asked but with Biden selecting Harris that seems much less likely since it wouldn't carry as much excitement as it would if Biden had selected a man or non-minority woman.

We are in a very strong position now with Biden/Harris. I suspect the Trump campaign has no idea on what to do to change the direction this election is heading.

I think it's going to be a blowout in November.
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