107. Ballot Box Hangover

Wednesday November 4 2020

This morning President Trump claims that he’s already won the election against Biden. A premature announcement at best and, at worst, a false statement.

As absentee ballots are still being counted, our president states that he will go to the supreme court to stop the voting.  

“We’ll be going to the U.S. Supreme Court, we want all voting to stop,” Trump continued more than an hour after the final U.S. polls closed in Alaska. “We don’t want them to find any ballots at 4 o’clock in the morning and add them to the list.”

To be honest, I’m not sure what Trump is saying on this. Surely he’s not saying not to count the absentee ballots, right? Just close the polls when they are supposed to and not let anyone late to the party cast their vote.

Biden’s numbers are rising as the mail-in ballots are being counted, which was predicted to happen as the majority of the absentee ballots were requested by registered democrats. And absentee voting is happening in much larger volume due to the pandemic, with some people not wanting to be in large crowds.

We don’t yet have the final numbers from the battlefield states of Pennsylvania, Michigan, or Arizona.

Alternatively, Joe Biden has also assured us that he’s on track to win.

Both candidates are facing their supporters with a shiny veneer of bravado and confidence.

Sure, let’s recount what needs to be. Uncover any fraudulent activity that may exist. Take these issues to the courts and let the higher powers mull over things.

And let’s get this settled.

But like the coronavirus, I feel all this will be lingering for a long, long time.

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