Weekend open thread: How are you doing 3 days before the election?
Joe Biden and Donald Trump are rallying as Trump and his team try to steal the election using courts and voter intimidation.
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Another open thread for you to jump into and discuss everything going on. What are you up to this weekend, and how are you doing?
And…Happy Halloween. (Personally, the election is scary enough and I don’t need Halloween right now!)
Joe Biden has been leading in this race throughout and that has held up right up until now, no real tightening. He’s got the majority of voters behind him, even in the battleground states, and the polling error would have to be a greater polling error than in 2016 to turn this around. Some in the media annoy me because they hedge everything — “Biden is likely to win — but he may not.” Still, I know everyone’s nervous after 2016, and no time for complacency.
The numbers are there, and people are turning out, even if there are worries in some areas while it’s being offset elsewhere. And Trump is dragging down the GOP in the Senate.
But Trump is using the courts, and judges he appointed — with some success — to try to throw ballots out, stop people from voting, stealing the election. That’s my biggest worry. So we have to be alert to everything. None of us can rest, as Trump is a frightened and desperate man. There’s also a lot of concern about what happens after November 3rd.
And Trump supporters are harassing voters and the Biden campaign. In Texas a caravan of Trump supporter surrounded the Biden-Harris bus on the road.
Coronavirus cases broke a record, meanwhile, with over 90,000 cases in one day, while the president is holding superspreader events. Experts warn it’s all going to get much, much worse. So there’s that too!
How are you feeling about everything? If you’re stressed, how are you coping? What else are you up to? This is a thread for the weekend for discussion about anything you want, and of course I’ll be jumping in and if you have questions fire away.
I am optimistic about the election. Still, I am as nervous as a cat in a room full of rocking chairs. Trump is a malignant narcissist and he acts like a petulant 5-year old needing to be sent to his room as punishment whenever he doesn’t get his way. He absolutely cannot handle losing. If Biden is winning Trump will try everything he can to steal victory. If Biden wins by a landslide Trump will punish the country. He may refuse to leave office. If he leaves office he has a wealth of classified information that he could share with our adversaries. He can also encourage violence from white supremacy groups. I try nit to focus on this but I still worry. We are living in difficult times as we are faced with the Trump Virus and the election.
As far as the virus is concerned, my husband and I are at home.my husbandworks from home. Our groceries are delivered. A huge outing for me is to pick-up prescriptions through the drive-thru window at Walgreens (while wearing a mask and gloves). Anything else we order online and have shipped. We haven’t eaten at a restaurant, been to a bar, gone shopping for clothing or other items at a store since early March. I turn 68 late next month and several health conditions which makes the Trump Virus especially dangerous for me. I tell folks that I have to survive as I strongly want to someday pee on Trump’s grave. I have plenty to do to keep me busy. I share important news and information with many people via social media and other venues and I am executore to two married friends who both committed suicide 15 months apart.
Please VOTE BLUE on Tuesday, November 3rd if you haven’t already voted. This election is critically important. Trump must be prevented from a second term and Democratic majorities in both houses of Congress are crucial. Be sure to also vote fir down ticket races as state and local governments have a large impact on our lives as well. VOTE BLUE!!!
I’m trying really hard not to drink my way threw the election. Spending the weeks dry till the weekends. But I did get a bottle of Fat Bastard Cabernet for election night!