Well, election day is finally here. I am trying to hold off on the wine for a few more hours, but my nerves are already frayed. It’s going to be a long and exhausting night. The New York Times is already warning us to expect a lot of disinformation tonight, mostly from Trump. So basically like every other day with him.
The NYT says:
The earliest meaningful results. They will arrive shortly after 7 p.m., after polls close in much of Florida and Georgia. Thirty minutes later, North Carolina’s polls also close.Those three states are worth watching for two reasons: First, if Joe Biden wins any of the three, he becomes an overwhelming favorite to win the presidency. Second, the three seem likely to count votes in a more easily decipherable way than almost any other state.
They will announce not only where ballots were coming from but also how those ballots were cast. That distinction is crucial, because the mail-in vote will lean Democratic in most states while the in-person vote will lean Republican. But nobody knows exactly how big the skew will be — so reported vote counts that don’t distinguish between in-person and mail-in ballots will be extremely difficult to analyze.
Let’s try not to fight as much as we did in the last post. I sort of started it, 🙁 and it got out of hand. Let’s at least try to be civilized. Perhaps we all just need to focus on breathing.