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Joined: May 2011
I've never been more nervous about an election before. Trump needs to go and it's incredibly hard having that opinion when you're a white male in the south.
Joined: January 2012
What happens if Trump simply decides that the only legitimate election is one where he wins the vote and refuses to vacate the White House premises if he loses?
Joined: May 2010
Location: Jackson County
Would love to see his fat ass dragged across the front yard by the national guard. Imagine the memes. I'd frame one.
Absolute majority (>50%) needed to win electoral college, else the U.S. House elects the president instead with each state getting one vote.
2020 electoral college trackers (information is from yesterday):
The Economist: D349, R190 (D 65%, R 35%)
Financial Times: D308, R128, t102 (D 57%, R 24%, t 19%)
Princeton Election Consortium: D358, R180 (D 67%, R 33%)
JHK Forecast: D348, R190 (D 65%, R 35%)
Inside Elections: D319, R187, t32 (D 59%, R 35%, t 6%)
Sabato's Crystal Ball: D268, R204, t66 (D 50%, R 38%, t 12%)
270towin.com: D278, R169, t91 (D 52%, R 31%, t 17%)
ElectoralVote.com: D388, R150 (D 72%, R 28%)
(D = Democratic ticket electoral votes, R = Republican ticket electoral votes, t = tossup electoral votes)
National Popular Vote aggregate: Biden 50%, Trump 41.7% (Biden +8.3)
The President doesn't have the power to do this, and he may be trying to get Republican state governors to prevent their state's elections to deny Biden 270 electoral votes and thus throw the election into the U.S. House whereupon each state gets one vote for President - and Republican states outnumber Democratic states 26-23-1 (D.C. gets no vote in a contingent election).
NBC News - Biden slams Trump for promoting false COVID-19 claims from 'crazy woman’
Trump called Dr. Stella Immanuel, who claims to have effectively treated COVID-19 patients with hydroxychloroquine, an “important voice.”
That's the demon semen and alien DNA quack that Trump uses to promote his ongoing scam.
ABC News - Democrats announce convention schedule, party officers for 2020 gathering transformed by coronavirus
The Hill - VP hopefuls jockey for position as Biden's final decision nears
Harris, Bass, Rice and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) remain in the top tier of the pool of candidates, sources say, but there remains a certain fluidity in the process and a certain guessing game — even for the contenders themselves.
Joined: January 2012
So now Trump is suggesting to delay the election...