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Response to whopis01 (Original post)

Tue Nov 3, 2020, 05:25 AM

1. I know. Sigh.

I have a good friend who lives in Pennsylvania, and he's freaking out because of the reports that if the early returns show he's leading in PA., he'll declare he's won. The friend somehow does not get that no matter what Trump might declare, it won't matter. He, meaning my friend, could claim he's Emperor of Peru. But the people of Peru won't accept him as Emperor. Similarly, no matter what Trump tries to claim tomorrow, it's the final vote that will count. In every state. Not just Pennsylvania.

Somewhat more to the point, I honestly don't think that the votes in PA will be the ones that decide who is our next President. Those 20 EC votes, as important as they are, won't be the deciding votes. They really won't.

Oh, and this is probably far more to the point. Given that the early mail-in and in person votes are going to be the ones first counted almost everywhere, and conventional wisdom says those votes will be overwhelmingly in favor of Biden and other assorted Democrats, it's going to be giant fun watching Republicans suddenly demanding all votes be counted.

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