85 thoughts on “Oh November 3rd, what a day…

      1. And it continues. I for the first time ever tried to understand the electoral college system. OMG it is a bit confusing. I sorta get it. But then understanding the rest of it, like house, Senate…

        Interesting stuff but confusing.

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      2. The Electoral College doesn’t make an ounce of sense in 2020.
        But… it seems to be how Republicans win from what I’ve read. So I don’t think it’ll go anywhere any time soon.

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    1. They’re starting to cut counting for the night. States are forcing workers to go home and stop counting. I think it might be a couple of days. At minimum, I don’t see anything being announced tonight.

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      1. Yeah, even though it’s been expected for Biden to catch up in these few close states, it’s still bloody tense, and a very quirky election for sure. And terrifying to think a few votes the other way would’ve genuinely made trump win.

        On the other hand, I’ve just realised how creepy Joe Biden is and how messed up his family’s relationships are πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†. So I think I’ve stopped caring. Whole thing’s a mess πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ. I’m feeling nauseous after watching some youtube clips of him!

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  1. As a Michigan resident, I am terrified but hopeful that the mail-in ballots will be cast for Joe Biden. I’m praying we can win Michigan and Wisconsin at least (although it may not be enough). One person who’s doing a phenomenal job of easing my anxiety is David Pakman. I highly recommend checking him out because he’s extremely knowledgeable, yet a calming presence.

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      1. Thankfully they did! But at first they were leaning red due to not counting the mail-in ballots prior to Election Day. Hopefully Biden can win, and hopefully we can find out before next week. And David Pakman is a political scientist who runs his own progressive media channels (podcast, YouTube, Twitch, etc.). πŸ™‚

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  2. Here’s what keeps everything in perspective for me my dear V…..no matter who wins, I will still show up in the world as a loving and kind person. All of this division in my country is an illusion and a direct result of fear. I refuse to let fear win ever because I carry love in my veins and that’s what our world needs. These past 4 years, I have made it very clear to my friends on both sides, nothing could ever make me not want to continue our friendship because we don’t have the same opinions. I’m nobody’s judge, but I’m always a friend. We must rise above all of this separateness and be one race, the human race for everybody’s sake. Not just someπŸ˜Šβ€πŸ™

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    1. I think people need more of this outlook, that your political alignment doesn’t need to divide the nation. Thank you for sharing. I hope the next four years allow some healing in the United States. ❀

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      1. I’m holding on. It’s easy to be impatient, but I just need to let the voting count (and the process as a whole) play itself out. I voted for Biden, so I probably feel more at ease than those I know who support Trump (because the path to victory is so much easier for Biden than it is for Trump right now).

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  3. You’ve no idea! I was up half the night. I feel steamrollered, flattened. Predictions suggested a much more positive outcome but in my gut I couldn’t believe it and now, no matter who wins, it’s a mess. A country so divided. I am appalled to find myself living in a country where half the population believe that our previous government is acceptable, that it’s OK to lie, cheat, demean people with cruel comments and disrupt an entire country. Never mind what will happen now with covid. I would flee but with 11 cats and nowhere to drag my decrepit body to….I am stuck. Yeah. I am SICK at heart and in my guts.

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    1. I can sense your stress from the words chosen in this comment.
      I knew that people would vote for Trump, but I just didn’t think quite so many people would. The fact that this race is so close sends an alarming message as to the amount of people who will blindly follow anything someone tells them so long as they claim to be republican.

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      1. It’s very hard to process. I feel as if I live among strangers, as if I’ve never known these people. It’s very unsettling. My feeling it that the Republican party needs to divorce itself from the Trump family ASAP or there will never be peace in this country. Why did I not move to Canada. Oh yeah. It was the 13 cats….

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  4. I opted not to watch, knowing that the big election wouldn’t be decided… probably for days. I did pay attention to my local elections, none of which went the way I’d hoped. But even now, the morning after, even though the powers that be may not officially make a call yet, we can see the way the wind is blowing. At this point I’m hoping for the best but definitely planning for the worst.

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    1. That’s the best thing you can do at this point. Hope for the best, plan for the worst. The worst being a slew of stupid law-suits Trump has filed claiming fraud to sew the seeds of doubt with his base and raise civil unrest across the country. Shit’s going down…

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      1. I know that’s one frustrating thing. Anything close to close is tortuously painful, embarrassing, horrifying. The fact that we are making and can make such absolute statements about which side is better would ordinarily be incredible too, impossible. Like there’s actually a ‘right’ way to vote it’s that bad. Hopefully it doesn’t take too long! A repeat of 2000 would be uncomfortable!

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      2. I can breathe! It’s not just me saying that. 74 million Americans feel the same. Did you feel a shift in the air up there?! Sadly there are 70 million more who are disappointed/devastated. But our new President wants to work with everyone, not just his “yes” men. I fear for him, but hope he will be given a chance to repair some of the damage.

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      3. Has it been officially announced? Everything that I can see still says projected? To answer your question about a shift in the air, we dropped ten degrees over night. So yeah, there has been a shift in the air. lol

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  5. I watched very stupid television all night, and just peeked at current standings. Today is rough, too. Doing my best. It’s all we can do.

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  6. Many New Zealanders at least the ones I know are curious to see what happens with the Election. Most people I know want Trump to lose for various reasons but we are all watching with interest, that’s for sure πŸ™‚

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      1. Ahhh thank you πŸ™‚ Jacinda is pretty cool I cannot lie πŸ™‚ I mean you know I am not at all politically inclined but she seems to have had a handle on dealing with the COVID crisis better than anyone expected πŸ™‚ Well, I hope the nail-biting ends soon! I hope you are well, V – and keeping safe πŸ™‚

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  7. I love this stuff a little bit too much. Anxious? Not really, but certainly entertained. I could write a lengthy essay on how obstructing Bernie Sanders nomination was one of the stupidest decisions by a major American party in U.S. History, but I’ll refrain.

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      1. I probably will. I think you’ll enjoy reading it more than you will enjoy Mike Pence being President with Republican super-majorities in both house of Congress and a 7-2 conservative majority on the supreme court, all of which I believe to be the inevitable outcome of all this brouhaha. Buckle up!

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    1. How did working the polls go? Hopefully there was no drama. I heard a lot of crazy stories of things happening around the country on Nov 3. Election day is stressful enough!

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      1. I was assigned to a smaller venue, so it was quite calm working the polls. Granted, I did work in a rather-conservative part of LA, so we did get a handful of Trump supporters being loud and annoying. But we’ll have to see what comes next!

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      1. And all of this is going to be re-counted yet πŸ€¦β€β™‚οΈ. Nevada won’t finish counting until Nov. 12th or so. So you’ve got to think a recount will double the whole process… and we’ll get the whole close race all over again with these states. This thing could actually take weeks. (If it’s within 1% a candidate can call for a recount.)

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    1. You’re very patient! I shut it off when I went to bed on the third. I check once a day, but I try to not look too into it because every website is sharing something different. lol
      Until it’s called, news sites aren’t worth a ton. Especially after what happened in 2016.

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