Back on election watch, nearly 101 million early votes have already been cast, which is over 73% of the total of 137 million votes cast in 2016. Since in 2016 about 47 million votes were cast early and 90 million on election day, if the total number of votes remain the same, only about 36 million people will vote today.
But people expect a much larger total, up to maybe 160 million. But even then, that would make just 60 million election day voters, which is one-third the number in 2016 which one hopes would make for shorter lines and less delays. There have been reports of long lines before the polls opened as people wanted to get it done early. Whether those lines continue throughout the day and we will have repeats of previous years when polls have to be ordered to be kept open late because of glitches and lines remains to be seen.
Interestingly, you would never guess from the little corner of the country where I live that there was an election going on at all. There are no Trump-Pence or Biden-Harris signs, no MAGA caps, not even trucks flying American flags. Of course, my world is extremely tiny since I rarely go out and California is such a reliably Democratic state that people may not think it worthwhile to do these things.
Whether Trump wins or not, the last portion of this segment by Seth Meyers where in rapid fire speech he reminds us of some of the many the things that Trump has done that make him unworthy of being president is worth watching. That bit begins at the 14:50 mark and lasts for just over a minute.