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Postby Irrelevant Dude » Fri Nov 06, 2020 3:36 am

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BLUUUUUE BAAAALLLLLS


Apparently at least 3 GA counties including 2 Atlanta collar counties are done counting for the night.
We may see it flip Biden tonight, but I don't see how they can call it tonight. Apparently there are somewhere around 8,000 military ballots outstanding, so Trump could make up a small margin there.
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Re: The Politics Thread

Postby minnesotacubsfan » Fri Nov 06, 2020 3:37 am

UMFan83 wrote:
Derwood wrote:1797


BLUUUUUE BAAAALLLLLS


Apparently at least 3 GA counties including 2 Atlanta collar counties are done counting for the night.


I'm enjoying this. drag out the execution
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Re: The Politics Thread

Postby The_Achiever » Fri Nov 06, 2020 3:38 am

I really thought this was going to be called today. (Outside of trumps whining, of course).
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Re: The Politics Thread

Postby Derwood » Fri Nov 06, 2020 3:40 am

Some Trump surrogates are calling for electors to defy the vote counts in their states.

No alarm bells here
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Re: The Politics Thread

Postby scarey » Fri Nov 06, 2020 3:41 am

I wanted to use up my annual post for this important question.

Assuming a Biden win, is impeachment a legit option to consider for these last few months of the Trump presidency? I would be worried about making the guy a martyr to his base, but if he's going to spew this [expletive] all the way till inauguration day, doesn't it just rile people up more and make it worse when he does leave?
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Re: The Politics Thread

Postby Brian » Fri Nov 06, 2020 3:41 am

We may be an hour away from the flip in GA

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Re: The Politics Thread

Postby Brian » Fri Nov 06, 2020 3:44 am

Derwood wrote:Some Trump surrogates are calling for electors to defy the vote counts in their states.

No alarm bells here


I thought the electors for a state were based on who won the presidential vote in that state so any electors for Biden states would be selected by Democrats


this is what wikipedia says
The custom of allowing recognized political parties to select a slate of prospective electors developed early. In contemporary practice, each presidential-vice presidential ticket has an associated slate of potential electors. Then on Election Day, the voters select a ticket and thereby select the associated electors.[10]

Candidates for elector are nominated by state chapters of nationally oriented political parties in the months prior to Election Day. In some states, the electors are nominated by voters in primaries the same way other presidential candidates are nominated. In some states, such as Oklahoma, Virginia, and North Carolina, electors are nominated in party conventions. In Pennsylvania, the campaign committee of each candidate names their respective electoral college candidates (an attempt to discourage faithless electors). Varying by state, electors may also be elected by state legislatures or appointed by the parties themselves.[89]
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Re: The Politics Thread

Postby Irrelevant Dude » Fri Nov 06, 2020 3:48 am

Now it's just a race between Georgia and Pennsylvania. I think Georgia will flip first, but Pennsylvania will be easier to call.
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Re: The Politics Thread

Postby 17 Seconds » Fri Nov 06, 2020 3:48 am

flip, flip, flipadelphia
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Re: The Politics Thread

Postby Brian707 » Fri Nov 06, 2020 3:49 am

Yeah Trump supporters aren't really up on how the electoral voters are selected
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Re: RE: Re: The Politics Thread

Postby Irrelevant Dude » Fri Nov 06, 2020 3:50 am

Derwood wrote:Some Trump surrogates are calling for electors to defy the vote counts in their states.

No alarm bells here
If we were talking about a margin of a couple electoral votes, then you always have the fear of a rogue elector. It isn't going to be nearly close enough for that to be of concern.
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Re: The Politics Thread

Postby Brian » Fri Nov 06, 2020 3:51 am

When I was watching MSNBC earlier they said that Democratic election officials in Pennsylvania told Biden officials that based on the timing of the votes coming out and the percentages they expect it to flip there at 3:00-4:00 am
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Re: The Politics Thread

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Re: The Politics Thread

Postby minnesotacubsfan » Fri Nov 06, 2020 3:53 am

Brian707 wrote:Yeah Trump supporters aren't really up on how the electoral voters are selected

they dont care, if they think they can intimidate one into doing the wrong thing they will try.
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Re: The Politics Thread

Postby Brian707 » Fri Nov 06, 2020 4:00 am

Brian wrote:When I was watching MSNBC earlier they said that Democratic election officials in Pennsylvania told Biden officials that based on the timing of the votes coming out and the percentages they expect it to flip there at 3:00-4:00 am


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Re: The Politics Thread

Postby Brian » Fri Nov 06, 2020 4:02 am

Saw this in Wasserman's comments

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Re: The Politics Thread

Postby OleMissCub » Fri Nov 06, 2020 4:06 am

HAHAHAHA

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Re: The Politics Thread

Postby XZero77 » Fri Nov 06, 2020 4:18 am

Brian wrote:Saw this in Wasserman's comments

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Re: The Politics Thread

Postby soccer10k » Fri Nov 06, 2020 4:22 am

17 Seconds wrote:https://twitter.com/carlzimmer/status/1324560114070769664


Hopefully it’s closer to the 1 am ET projection. I’m not staying up until midnight again.
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Re: The Politics Thread

Postby 17 Seconds » Fri Nov 06, 2020 4:25 am



he has seen neough
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Re: The Politics Thread

Postby stitchface » Fri Nov 06, 2020 4:27 am

do you think an alarm will go off or church bells will ring or anything? Can we count down like New Years eve?
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Re: The Politics Thread

Postby minnesotacubsfan » Fri Nov 06, 2020 4:29 am

stitchface wrote:do you think an alarm will go off or church bells will ring or anything? Can we count down like New Years eve?

I guess you could take your pots and pans out of the cupboard and raise the dead
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