Tuesday, November 3, 2020

It really is Nov 3rd

The 3rd of November is here and people are standing in lines to vote as I write this. As stunning as this may seem, 100 Million Americans have already cast their ballot. Absentee voting is up. Voting by mail is way, way up. A good bit of that is simply because some states and counties think that's a good way to go. But a lot of it -- as you might imagine -- is because of the pandemic.

The Biden/Harris ticket is poised to turn out trump and his inept administration. Biden's lead nationally is substantial; he is also leading in all but two of the swing states where the contest will actually be decided.

I'll leave the discussion about how accurate polls are -- or are not -- to others who're better versed on that subject. Suffice to say that Mr. Biden's leads just about everywhere are outside the margin of error. In 2016, that was not the case in many of the battleground states.

If you've followed this blog at all, you know I'm all in for the Biden/Harris ticket. I don't have the slightest doubt that Joe will prevail and that many other Democratic candidates will carry the day.

While that's a happy thought -- especially in light of how much havoc trump has wreaked in the last four years -- it's also true that we're very likely to sail through some rough seas between the time the polls close tonight until our lying, loser prez accepts the results, particularly in his race.

We know what he's going to do. We know he intends to declare victory before all the votes are counted. We know he'll do anything -- anything at all -- to keep from relinquishing power.

We're in for a wild ride in the days and weeks ahead. There will be violence from some of trump's cult followers. It quite possible that Americans will die because the squatter in the White House has gone to great lengths to stir up the blind rage that has been percolating just below the surface for years among many of his followers.

But in the end, his gambit will fail. And we'll have a new leader. One who's willing and able to lead the United States out of the chaotic mess into which we've descended in the last four years and back into our rightful role as a beacon of democracy and the leader of the free world.

"Bulldog Ben" Basile

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