2020 Election Update

As usual there is a slower tempo after the larger states are called…..and so far it still is looking like a draw in the voting…..

The results according to NBC News…..

The updated Electoral College is……Biden–224 Trump–213

The US Senate Dems–46   Repub–47

US House Dems–227  Repubs–209

Now for the AP predictions…

The results so far, with electoral votes in parenthesis:

  • For Biden (238): Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Maine (at least 3 of the state’s 4 electoral college votes), Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, Washington state, and the District of Columbia. (He also won one of Nebraska’s 5 electoral college votes.)
  • For Trump (213): Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska (4 of 5 electoral college votes), North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, West Virginia, and Wyoming.
  • No calls: States where the results could not yet be called include closely watched Pennsylvania, along with Michigan, Georgia, North Carolina, Wisconsin, Nevada, and Alaska. One of Maine’s electoral votes is also yet to be determined.

Now the Senate……

  • Alabama: Democratic Sen. Doug Jones lost to Republican Tommy Tuberville, flipping a seat for Republicans.
  • Arizona (special election): GOP Sen. Martha McSally lost to Democrat Mark Kelly in the race to fill the seat once held by John McCain.
  • Colorado: Democrat John Hickenlooper defeated GOP Sen. Cory Gardner, flipping a seat for Democrats.
  • Georgia: GOP Sen. David Perdue vs. Democrat Jon Ossoff
  • Georgia (special election): GOP Sen. Kelly Loeffler will face Democrat Raphael Warnock in a runoff election in January.
  • Iowa: GOP Sen. Joni Ernst prevailed against Democrat Theresa Greenfield.
  • Maine: GOP Sen. Susan Collins vs. Democrat Sara Gideon.
  • Montana: GOP Sen. Steve Daines prevailed against Democrat Gov. Steve Bullock.
  • North Carolina: GOP Sen. Thom Tillis vs. Democrat Cal Cunningham.
  • South Carolina: GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham defeated Democrat Jaime Harrison.
  • Texas: GOP Sen. John Cornyn defeated Democrat MJ Hegar.

In other races, Democrat incumbents won in Virginia, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Illinois, Delaware, New Jersey, Illinois, Oregon, Minnesota, and New Hampshire. GOP incumbents prevailed in Mississippi, Oklahoma, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Idaho, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Kentucky, where Sen. Mitch McConnell won a seventh term. In Tennessee, an open seat was won by Republican candidate Bill Hagerty. The GOP’s Cynthia Lummis won another open seat in Wyoming. Democrat Ben Ray Lujan won an open seat in New Mexico.

The House results so far……

  • Nebraska’s 2nd district. GOP Rep. Donald Bacon prevailed against Democrat challenger Kara Eastman.
  • Texas’ 23rd district. Open seat, Democrat Gina Ortiz Jones lost to Republican Tony Gonzales
  • New Mexico’s 2nd district. Democratic Rep. Xochitl Torres Small lost to Republican challenger Yvette Herrell.
  • Arizona’s 6th district. GOP Rep. David Schweikert vs. Democrat Hiral Tipirneni.
  • New York’s 24th district. GOP Rep. John Katko vs Democrat Dana Balter.
  • Georgia’s 6th district. Democratic Rep. Lucy McBath prevailed against Republican challenger Karen Handel.

Marjorie Taylor Greene, a Republican who expressed support for QAnon, won an open seat in Georgia’s 14th district. In New York City’s 14th district. In New York, Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez won one of the most expensive House races. (In fact, all four members of “the squad” won re-election “handily,” per the Guardian.) Republicans flipped two Miami-area House seats, with Maria Elvira Salazar defeating Rep. Donna Shalala in Florida’s 27th district and Republican Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez defeating Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell in the 26th.

If you want to see for yourself and not take my word then by all means…..https://apps.npr.org/liveblogs/20201103-election/

Well the biggest news is that the pundit dream and predictions of a Blue Wave was barely a short tide ripple….but it is still fun to listen to the Dems say how happy they are with the outcome….as small as it is….what pathetic little slugs.

Updated Mississippi news…..medical marijuana has been voted to be legalized….

Medical marijuana is coming to Mississippi under Initiative 65, the more-expansive and detailed option voters considered.

About two-thirds of voters said they wanted to allow a medical marijuana program. And about 75%of respondents chose Initiative 65, the measure that qualified for the ballot earlier this year on the strength of citizen signatures.

Once again we learned that polling is about as useless as screen doors on submarines….even with the improvements from 2016 and yet they are still completely wrong….so why do we keep using them on a daily basis as a conversation driver for the media?

Maybe time to re-define who is Latino or to cease using the term all together…..because the one using these days is not accurate….especially when it comes to Florida…..and the Rio Grande valley…..

Partisanship is what we will have for a generation…..and the tribalism and rhetoric will be around for more years than I have left on this Earth.

More updates to come if necessary……

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6 thoughts on “2020 Election Update

  1. Polling is just our time’s equivalent of astrology, augury and other kinds of divination our species has developed of the years and centuries.

    1. It’s the manifestation of the “law of contrary behavior”. Someone’s up in the polls, the other side freaks and flocks to knock those percentage points down. It’s like a bass-ackwards self-fulfilling prophecy.

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