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American Politics Thread

A Wild Luxray

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You know, what are the chances Trump could try to delay the election, assuming he recovers. Most cases seem to last about 2 weeks, so that's 2 weeks off the campaign trail for him that he'd likely try to get back.
 

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You know, what are the chances Trump could try to delay the election, assuming he recovers. Most cases seem to last about 2 weeks, so that's 2 weeks off the campaign trail for him that he'd likely try to get back.
None. He has no authority to do that.
 

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It seems to go from bad to worse for the Republicans, and it seems that all the major players at the announcement of the person Trump wants to see join the Supreme Court are coming down with coronavirus. I personally hope they all recover as I would not wish death from coronavirus on anyone, even people I hate (such as Trump).

Sorry for the double post, but...


View: https://twitter.com/JakeSherman/status/1312376365019205634


McTurtle must be furious about Trump right now.


And, who is this McTurtle that you speak of? (I'm asking because I am not across much of the politics in the US apart from the election)
 

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And, who is this McTurtle that you speak of? (I'm asking because I am not across much of the politics in the US apart from the election)
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We've now got 2 high quality polls post-debate. International Business Daily has Biden up 3 points while the Wall Street Journal has Biden up 14. Average them together and you get Biden up a little more than 8, which is pretty much where we've been for the last few months.
 

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As much as I dread this election, I do think that unless there's a major shake up on Biden's side, he can defeat Trump.

At the same time, I worry about voter suppression and tons of Biden votes not getting counted.
 

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Reminder that if you're in a tossup state, every last vote matters.

Don't forget 2016:
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2016 popular vote went to Democrats and Clinton, and the Electoral votes:
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The link for above:
https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/what-a-difference-2-percentage-points-makes/?ex_cid=2016-forecast

Here are the toss-up states.
(#1 on the list is Pennsylvania. Other biggest ones are Wisconsin, Florida, Michigan.)
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Link for the state demographic (2 views, 'connected' and 'tossup'): https://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/2020-election-forecast/


(In case a reason you're not voting is that you detest both sides):
I'm as politically inactive as the "typical" American, but, even when faced with two choices you don’t like, it can't hurt to pick the option you think that's likely to result in
- less deaths,
- less political/social deterioration abroad and at home,
- less suffering / hell on earth for some people,
- (less instigating natural disaster factors, more securing drinkable water & breathable air?),

Even if it doesn't affect you directly (blessings), those things eventually pull society down to where you will feel the shit in some different way soon, and for years to come.
 

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As you know:

Voter registration deadlines are coming up--Monday Oct 05 seems to be the business day for the many states that require it at least 30 days in advance of the 2020-Nov-03 election day.

Check https://vote.org to verify that you are registered in your county (in case you moved), and to check (also links by state) where and when you can (early) vote.

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There's a real chance a major hurricane hits the Gulf Coast while the President is out of commission. This might be the time to call for the 25th Amendment.
 

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(In case a reason you're not voting is that you detest both sides):
I'm as politically inactive as the "typical" American, but, even when faced with two choices you don’t like, it can't hurt to pick the option you think that's likely to result in
- less deaths,
- less political/social deterioration abroad and at home,
- less suffering / hell on earth for some people,
- (less instigating natural disaster factors, more securing drinkable water & breathable air?),

Even if it doesn't affect you directly (blessings), those things eventually pull society down to where you will feel the shit in some different way soon, and for years to come.

I think that the issue you mentioned in your post about voter apathy is relevant worldwide, and not exclusive to the United States of America. We had elections a couple of years ago here in Australia, and Scott Morrison spoke about the so-called "Quiet Australians" who didn't follow the election or got involved in politics. Some of the issues I think that has emerged as a result of voter apathy is that politicians have stopped looking after the interests of the community and begun focusing on the interests of the rich such as cuts to services that ordinary people rely on everyday and tax cuts for the rich. And we have the budget tomorrow night, so I would be watching it to see which services will suffer cuts so Josh Frydenberg (our Federal Treasurer) can deliver tax cuts to the rich.

I think what Trump has done in the past 4 years should be enough to wake Americans up from their political apathy because if Americans don't wake up, then it will get worse.


Thank you. I loved the cartoons of McTurtle (Senator McConnell), especially the dome.
 
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Trump just tweeted he’s leaving the hospital tonight. This is insane; if he gets back on the campaign trail he’s going to put God knows how many people at risk.
 
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