That was a slogan that the Biden campaign started using….and I wonder if that is it? Are we looking for the very soul of our great nation?
First my state, Mississippi……
I visited several polling stations and talking with a few people and there was an average of about an hour wait to cast one’s vote…..no problems other than the waits.
No surprises here….Trump wins and all down ticket thugs did as well.
Mississippi will fly a new state flag with a magnolia and the phrase “In God We Trust,” with voters approving the design Tuesday. It replaces a Confederate-themed flag state lawmakers retired months ago as part of the national reckoning over racial injustice. The magnolia flag was the only design on the general election ballot, and voters were asked to say yes or no. A majority said yes. Legislators will have to put the design into law, but they are expected to do that with little fuss because they already did the hard work of retiring a flag that some people wanted to keep, the AP reports
This will be my election analysis…..as best I can offer at this hour.
All the polls are now closed, and one thing is clear: The major battleground states will tell the tale of the presidency. It’s just not clear when. President Trump picked up two important victories after midnight, when Florida and Ohio were called for him. Florida was all but a must-win for his re-election hopes. Still, Joe Biden continues to have paths to victory, and the winner will be determined by swing states that could not yet be called, including Pennsylvania. Meanwhile, Trump and Biden each racked up expected victories, with Biden dominating in the Northeast and the West Coast, and Trump in the South, notes the Wall Street Journal.
- For Biden (225): California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Maine (at least one 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, Arizona, Nevada, and Alaska. Three of Maine’s electoral votes are also yet to be determined.
It is 0200 hrs and there is no winner….regardless what some person my say to a cheering crowd….sadly there is no outpouring of disgust of Trump policies and no outpouring of massive support for Biden.
The only thing so far that I can say is the the Clintonian pundit James Carvell predicted that we would know the winner by 10 pm…..he was wrong and now maybe it will be the last time we have to hear from this dinosaur again. So far all the predictions and polls have been wrong as usual….
The eyes of the news has been on the US Senate and who will finally win the leadership……so far it is a tie…..Dem 246 Repub 246…..
As of this writing the Electoral College counts is Biden–220 Trump–213
So far it appears to be a dead heat…..which was not predicted.
Sorry to Biden. the “soul of the nation” will not be reclaimed no matter who wins this exercise it futility…..the tribalism will remain and the GOP will sink into the marsh of uselessness.
And now the pundits will start blame game shaming people for their votes…..and pointing the fingers at…well who else but Russia. (And that would be a great post for next week)…but first we have to get past the rhetoric of the day and the pundits making their excuses for not knowing what the Hell they have been saying for 2 years.
Do we really need to know how Clinton did in 2016….I do not care that was 4 agonizing four years ago I want to know about today and if I need to start planning for the nukes to fall….Clinton lost, Trump won in 2016…..in case anyone was not aware.
All in all the MSM has been a total wash on the coverage…..but it is fun to watch them scramble to explain why all their BS has been wrong for so long.
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