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Yesterday, I said the election would be called.  If Philly didn't lose an hour counting votes because of a Trump lawsuit and Allegheny County would have counted votes yesterday we would have had a winner.  We will have a winner declared today and it will be Joe Biden.  The question is what happens next?  Most have been concerned about whether Trump would cede power in any type of normal way or whether he would foment violence and civil strife.  It was clear from his bonkers presser yesterday, that there is reason for concern.

We have seen lots of acts of violence from right wing Trump supporters over the last few months and years:

Let's be clear that past dangerous rhetoric from Trump has led his supporters into violence to the point of wanting to create an insurrection against a duly elected governor.  Trump will lie and steam and the good news is that most of the country has ignored his pleas to undermine democracy.  We need to stay vigilant, appeal to the better angels, and proceed with the norms in our democratic institutions about the peaceful transfer of power. 

Biden is winning today after Wisconsin and Michigan were called yesterday. The nation has been holding its collective breath for some time now.  As we turn purple, and not just from holding our breath, we realize that this was no blowout election and the country is a lot more purple than we're willing to admit to ourselves. The Blue Wall will be won by less than half a million votes across 3 states and only about 3% of the popular vote.  69 million Americans voted for Donald Trump, a racist with fascist proclivities and a completely mishandled pandemic.  What if there hadn't been a pandemic?  More to come on this another day.

Pennsylvania - The votes that come in from Philadelphia today will put Biden over the top.  The Trump lead dwindled from 650k to 150k votes since election night and there's still at least 300k votes to  Philadelphia alone and maybe a couple hundred thousand throughout the state.  Biden wins with a very defensible 150k-200k vote margin.  This will give Biden 273 electoral votes.

Georgia - We're down to 18k votes in Georgia with still as many as 200k votes and still largely in blue areas.  Biden will win and just as importantly Sen. Purdue will slip under 50% in his contest vs. Jon Ossof.  Both GA Senate races will go to a runoff with the control of the Senate in balance.  Thank you Stacey Abrams.  May the winning vote for Biden be cast in John Lewis's congressional district.  This will give Biden 289 electoral votes.

Arizona - Fox News surprisingly called this first and the AP followed suit.  I'm still a little nervous, but think he gets it.  This would give Biden 300 electoral votes.

Nevada - Not sure what's going on here and why the long lead times between vote tally sharing...anyone have insight?  Let's assume a positive return.  This would give Biden 306 electoral votes, 2 more than Trump won in 2016. 

North Carolina - Biden still has a chance down by 75k votes with almost 300k votes outstanding.  Let's see.  


By the day closes, we will be able to say "President-elect Biden."  That's a big fucking deal.


I think Biden wins, but it shouldn't have been close.  

Many of my friends of color have reached out with feelings of disappointment and dismay about the fact that yet again so many Americans are willing to look they other way when it comes to racism and xenophobia.  i have to agree. 

The fact that its close means that we're really beyond the pale as a country or that middle of the road Biden really wasn't the right candidate. I think its a little bit of both.

If almost half of our fellow citizens are at least tolerable of racism/white supremacy and in many cases actually supportive...we are in a really bad place as a nation.

If almost half of our fellow citizens are content with gross incompetence leading to tens of thousands of deaths in a pandemic...we are in a bad place  

And its also true that Biden was everyone's last choice in the primary and that centrist Dems pulled together.  Every time the Democrats run a centrist since 2000 we've lost.  Obama ran as a progressive even if he governed as a centrist.   People do want to vote for change and inspirational candidates.  That is not Biden and of course we know that.  He's a good guy, but a 78 year old white dude who's not all the inspirational is not our best choice. 

So much more work to do...

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It's late, I'll be brief, kinda:

I'm listening to the Dodgers vs the Rockies on my iPos Touch, as I write  :- ) 

First, basically, I was surprised how well it went, flaws, but mostly in the wabi sabi spirit? For the most part, I loved it. 

My take away was that Trump was accurately on display as a man who has petered out .... the air went out of the Baby Trump balloon?

But! let me stop there. The time for complacency is NEVER.

It is not just the Democrats that Trump hates with all his bottomless bile, it is Democracy itself!\.

There was a lot to love though:

     * The roll call was amazing - so wonderful to jump from state to state that way

     * It was great to see and hear the Obamas, right? So stern, so alert to the danger that is Trump 

          Michelle: Empathy: that's something I've been thinking a lot about lately.

                         Sadly, this is the America that is on display for the next generation. A nation that's underperforming not simply on matters of policy but on matters of character. And                                that's not just disappointing; it's downright infuriating, because I know the goodness and the grace that is out there in households and neighborhoods all across                                       this nation.

         Barack: So tonight, I want to talk as plainly as I can about the stakes in this election. Because what we do these next 76 days will echo through generations to come.

We were all, of course, wondering when Joe came up to bat. Then he, for the most part, hit it out of the park. It was a triple anyway. I sat back as it went on, relaxed, and enjoyed it.

Jill made me think "what the hell are we doing, wasting our time, hanging around with Melania?"

I thought they handled the people from the streets: the woman who's Dad's only pre-existing condition was that he trusted Trump: the lovable stuttering kid: ...

The topic of course sprawls, calls for a pre-or-post-COVID bar, and a 4 hour conversation .... 

My take-away: I'm optimistic. I actually like Joe and Mamala.

I'd love to pursue any of this farther, if any of you are game.

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An interesting opening that the Convention provided, was the opportunity for the Trump-appalled to pile on. Here's on that I especially liked:

https://apps.npr.org/liveblogs/20200820-dnc/share/former-republican-national-security-officials-14.html

who knew that there even were 70 of those characters still alive. I get their point though - Trump is the antithesis of everything they dedicated their woking lives to ...

OK, for tonight, I'm out!

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