If you heard a rushing wind earlier today, that was the sound of almost the entire world all at once exhaling a sigh of relief when it began to look as if Donald Trump was going down to defeat. Late last night things did not look good at all and I for one feared the worst when I went to sleep.
It looks like Joe Biden will eke out at least a narrow win in the electoral college in addition to winning the national popular vote by almost three million. The states of Arizona and Nevada where he is leading now will give him the 270 votes he needs. The electoral vote margin may get larger depending on how Pennsylvania (20) goes, and could become quite large in the unlikely event that Georgia (16) and North Carolina (15) also go for him. So basically, depending on how these last three states go, Biden could be anywhere from 270 to 321, with Trump ranging from 217 to 268 since Alaska’s three votes will very likely go to Trump.
So now it is time for Donald Trump and his dead-enders to scream fraud and start throwing legal challenges all over the place and his supporters to start making lots of noise. Trump has declared victory in Pennsylvania based on an early lead in the counting though the final total with the mail in votes may not be known until Friday. They are demanding that the counting of votes in Pennsylvania be halted.
They have also demanded that the counting of votes be stopped in Michigan and his supporters are surrounding the counting centers in Detroit to demand that the counting be stopped there. I do not understand this logic since he is behind in the current count.
Election challengers halted outside of TCF Center by security and police chant “stop the vote,” referring to absentee ballot counting going on inside. pic.twitter.com/cNdC64y2qT
— Annalise Frank (@annalise_frank) November 4, 2020
Trump is also calling for a recount in Wisconsin, which he is entitled to do by the rules since the results were so close, though his margin of defeat of 20,000 votes is going to be difficult to overcome, even according to the former Republican governor of Wisconsin Scott Walker.
After recount in 2011 race for WI Supreme Court, there was a swing of 300 votes. After recount in 2016 Presidential race in WI, @realDonaldTrump numbers went up by 131.
— Scott Walker (@ScottWalker) November 4, 2020
So even though the results for the Senate and the House of Representatives were nowhere near as good as I had hoped for, I am thankful that Trump is on the verge of being thrown into the dustbin of history.