Election Week 2020

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Election Week 2020

Post by A_B » Tue Nov 03, 2020 8:03 am

I think we may need it.

For my swamp buddies, because this is one of the few places that have kept me relatively sane.

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Re: Election Day 2020

Post by govmentchedda » Tue Nov 03, 2020 8:06 am

We got this! LFG!
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Post by tennbengal » Tue Nov 03, 2020 8:08 am

Aye. We got this.

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Post by rass » Tue Nov 03, 2020 8:14 am

I went back and browsed 2016 just enough to verify that we kept one thread for the entire election and through T-Day, and was about to start this thread myself but then steve posted "Let's do this." in the existing thread at just about the same time I got an email from a clothing store my wife likes titled "Let's Do This" which gave me pause and then he followed up with a more substantial gesture of support for the cause than just starting a new thread so I stopped and made my coffee.

Let's do this.
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Post by Steve of phpBB » Tue Nov 03, 2020 8:32 am

And just so it’s all in one place, a couple links to help folks find volunteer opportunities.

https://votesaveamerica.com/volunteer/

https://mobilize.us/s/uiZ3rT/r

That second link is for NC GOTV specifically.
And his one problem is he didn’t go to Russia that night because he had extracurricular activities, and they froze to death.

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Re: Election Day 2020

Post by Johnnie » Tue Nov 03, 2020 9:17 am

My Amazon music just started playing Dream On by Eminem and also All I Do Is Win by DJ Khaled.

Gunna take those as good omens.

Let's hope Florida, NC, and Georgia pull through tonight so we can laugh early.
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Post by DSafetyGuy » Tue Nov 03, 2020 9:23 am

My wife is taking our self-imposed media blackout at 6pm a step further and actually staying off Facebook entirely today because she doesn't want to hear everyone's "I voted" and stories of making a mountain out of a molehill while voting. I should have put two and two together last night when she said she was going to handle our son's school today after doing it yesterday (we normally split the duties of the three days he's at home).
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Post by Johnnie » Tue Nov 03, 2020 9:30 am

DSafetyGuy wrote:
Tue Nov 03, 2020 9:23 am
My wife is taking our self-imposed media blackout at 6pm a step further and actually staying off Facebook entirely today because she doesn't want to hear everyone's "I voted" and stories of making a mountain out of a molehill while voting. I should have put two and two together last night when she said she was going to handle our son's school today after doing it yesterday (we normally split the duties of the three days he's at home).
Ah, the "I voted" story. Almost as insufferable as the "Recipe" story or the "YOU need to be the change..." fitness story.

I'm going to doomscroll Twitter and dump updates into this thread today.

ETA

And let's begin:

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Re: Election Day 2020

Post by rass » Tue Nov 03, 2020 9:35 am

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Post by A_B » Tue Nov 03, 2020 9:43 am

DSafetyGuy wrote:
Tue Nov 03, 2020 9:23 am
My wife is taking our self-imposed media blackout at 6pm a step further and actually staying off Facebook entirely today because she doesn't want to hear everyone's "I voted" and stories of making a mountain out of a molehill while voting. I should have put two and two together last night when she said she was going to handle our son's school today after doing it yesterday (we normally split the duties of the three days he's at home).
You're still having online classes on election day? Canceled here.
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Post by Ryan » Tue Nov 03, 2020 9:46 am

Still in school here. Except our middle schooler's first period teacher had no Zoom because she was volunteering at the polls.
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Post by mister d » Tue Nov 03, 2020 9:53 am

Johnnie wrote:
Tue Nov 03, 2020 9:30 am
Ah, the "I voted" story. Almost as insufferable as the "Recipe" story or the "YOU need to be the change..." fitness story.
I'm a big fan of the "wow, I visited Las Vegas in 2004 and stayed at a hotel only a mile and a half away really makes you think" stories after major tragedies.
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Post by Johnnie » Tue Nov 03, 2020 10:15 am

mister d wrote:
Tue Nov 03, 2020 9:53 am
Johnnie wrote:
Tue Nov 03, 2020 9:30 am
Ah, the "I voted" story. Almost as insufferable as the "Recipe" story or the "YOU need to be the change..." fitness story.
I'm a big fan of the "wow, I visited Las Vegas in 2004 and stayed at a hotel only a mile and a half away really makes you think" stories after major tragedies.
I forgot that one! It's so true.
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Post by Johnnie » Tue Nov 03, 2020 10:16 am

DeEp StAtE oPeRaTiVe

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Post by Nonlinear FC » Tue Nov 03, 2020 10:31 am

Johnnie wrote:
Tue Nov 03, 2020 10:15 am
mister d wrote:
Tue Nov 03, 2020 9:53 am
Johnnie wrote:
Tue Nov 03, 2020 9:30 am
Ah, the "I voted" story. Almost as insufferable as the "Recipe" story or the "YOU need to be the change..." fitness story.
I'm a big fan of the "wow, I visited Las Vegas in 2004 and stayed at a hotel only a mile and a half away really makes you think" stories after major tragedies.
I forgot that one! It's so true.
Pictures of people standing in front of the Notre Dame Cathedral.
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Post by tennbengal » Tue Nov 03, 2020 10:34 am

Johnnie wrote:
Tue Nov 03, 2020 9:30 am
DSafetyGuy wrote:
Tue Nov 03, 2020 9:23 am
My wife is taking our self-imposed media blackout at 6pm a step further and actually staying off Facebook entirely today because she doesn't want to hear everyone's "I voted" and stories of making a mountain out of a molehill while voting. I should have put two and two together last night when she said she was going to handle our son's school today after doing it yesterday (we normally split the duties of the three days he's at home).
Ah, the "I voted" story. Almost as insufferable as the "Recipe" story or the "YOU need to be the change..." fitness story.

I'm going to doomscroll Twitter and dump updates into this thread today.

ETA

And let's begin:

please don't.

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Re: Election Day 2020

Post by mister d » Tue Nov 03, 2020 10:48 am

Nonlinear FC wrote:
Tue Nov 03, 2020 10:31 am
Pictures of people standing in front of the Notre Dame Cathedral.
Boston Marathon was a huge one.
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Post by Johnnie » Tue Nov 03, 2020 11:54 am

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Post by brian » Tue Nov 03, 2020 11:59 am

If Biden wins, we might have to retire the term "doomscrolling"

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Post by tennbengal » Tue Nov 03, 2020 12:05 pm

Look at all those and it is pretty clear that those of us wanting a Biden win are starting from a better statistical place as the day unfolds.

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Post by tennbengal » Tue Nov 03, 2020 12:09 pm

Hopefully the votes are there today to bring it home. I think PA will be better for Biden earlier than people are guessing, by the way.

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Post by brian » Tue Nov 03, 2020 12:10 pm

It's interesting that Nevada never gets included in these swing state comps. I think Nevada is going to be a lot closer than people think. I think Biden wins, but only by about 2-3 percent or so. Wouldn't surprise me if Biden wins MI/WI by close to 8-10 points, but barely carries NV.

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Post by mister d » Tue Nov 03, 2020 12:10 pm

I really think there are only three possible outcomes at this point:

1. Biden wins the EC today
2. Biden wins the EC after all mail-ins are counted
3. The votes are never properly counted

Only one of those makes me feel at all at ease.
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Post by mister d » Tue Nov 03, 2020 12:10 pm

brian wrote:
Tue Nov 03, 2020 12:10 pm
It's interesting that Nevada never gets included in these swing state comps. I think Nevada is going to be a lot closer than people think. I think Biden wins, but only by about 2-3 percent or so. Wouldn't surprise me if Biden wins MI/WI by close to 8-10 points, but barely carries NV.
I don't think anyone wants to consider the Dems losing a state from 2016.
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Post by tennbengal » Tue Nov 03, 2020 12:20 pm

brian wrote:
Tue Nov 03, 2020 12:10 pm
It's interesting that Nevada never gets included in these swing state comps. I think Nevada is going to be a lot closer than people think. I think Biden wins, but only by about 2-3 percent or so. Wouldn't surprise me if Biden wins MI/WI by close to 8-10 points, but barely carries NV.
Yeah? Because Ralston hasn't been pointing to that. Last I saw based on early voting numbers was 4-5 point win per him? Maybe I mis-read. If Nevada is close, that would be a bad sign in my opinion.

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Post by tennbengal » Tue Nov 03, 2020 12:23 pm

Here’s what I read (the column - not just the tweet):


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Post by brian » Tue Nov 03, 2020 12:27 pm

Yeah, I posted that in the other thread when he made the prediction. Just going based on some gut feel. Even Ralston at 4 percent means the real odds of Biden winning are somewhere in the -500/-600 range (which is good odds! but hardly a sure thing).

Early voting cuts both ways and really helps make it easier for the rural counties to vote in NV. I'm not being contrary to Ralston really. If he's saying 4 and I'm saying 2-3 percent that's basically the same thing. I'm just saying I think it's closer than he's projecting here based on my reading of the electorate.

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Post by tennbengal » Tue Nov 03, 2020 12:31 pm

Anyone with mod powers want to close the other thread so everything moves here now?

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Post by DSafetyGuy » Tue Nov 03, 2020 1:11 pm

A_B wrote:
Tue Nov 03, 2020 9:43 am
DSafetyGuy wrote:
Tue Nov 03, 2020 9:23 am
My wife is taking our self-imposed media blackout at 6pm a step further and actually staying off Facebook entirely today because she doesn't want to hear everyone's "I voted" and stories of making a mountain out of a molehill while voting. I should have put two and two together last night when she said she was going to handle our son's school today after doing it yesterday (we normally split the duties of the three days he's at home).
You're still having online classes on election day? Canceled here.
The middle school went full online today because it is a polling place. Did not affect things for my daughter, as her in-school days are Thursday and Friday.
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Here's hoping.

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Post by brian » Tue Nov 03, 2020 1:18 pm

We sold the TV I have in my office last week and it's probably for the best. No need to even consider watching election coverage on TV until about 4 p.m. local time.

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Post by Johnnie » Tue Nov 03, 2020 1:22 pm

TB, you didn't want me dumping Twitter posts into this thread!

Y u do dis?
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Post by Joe K » Tue Nov 03, 2020 1:28 pm

My prediction is that Biden wins with 310 EC votes. In the somewhat unlikely event he wins Florida, the suspense will be over quickly. OTOH, a tight race in Pennsylvania means that it’ll be a nerve-wracking night.

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Post by psunate77 » Tue Nov 03, 2020 1:40 pm

Voter turnout don't look great thus far for Biden in Arizona especially in Maricopa County.

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Post by Gunpowder » Tue Nov 03, 2020 1:42 pm

Looks like the voter suppression tactics are out in full force as usual, probably once again without repercussions.
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Post by psunate77 » Tue Nov 03, 2020 1:54 pm

Milwaukee looks like they are going to surpass their 2016 turnout soon.. Which is great for Joe.

But IMHO, He needs one of PA, Florida, Ohio, Arizona.

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