This is encouraging :)
This is encouraging :)
That is quite a story. It's interesting that the national polls accurately predicted Clinton would win by 2ish million votes, but it was a few states with a lot of white, non-college educated voters that swung the election.
These voters broke for Trump by 37 points among white non-college graduates
It sure would be nice to see Mitch go and Lindsey Graham. Their elections seem close. In many opinion pieces I've seen, Mitch has been more responsible for damaging the U.S. than even Trump.
McConnell needs to go. He’s terrible.
I really think Biden will win. Trump won by such thin margins in 2016 and seems to be losing a ton of support from swing voters. Biden doesn’t have the negatives that Hillary did and Trump has drained our country’s emotional capacity. Plus, most Americans think Trump bungled COVID. You add that all up and you get a sound Biden win.
Also, I think Biden being “boring” and “safe” helps him a lot.
Yeah too many people think the problem is just trump when it started long before him. Too many think the problem will end when he’s gone but that also won’t be the end.
I can't believe how much the incumbent party can effect how the elections in the US are run, It seems to be a long long way from 'Free and Fair'.
Maybe USAID needs to deploy the same services they offer in 'Shit hole countries' to the US.
And here’s why the polls might not be accurate:
Ever since the Supreme Court voted along partisan lines to stop counting votes and let the candidate who didn't win the most votes be the president, which led to the Iraq war, which I don't think anyone believes Al Gore would have started, I've wondered what it would be like to live in a democracy where every voter has a voice.
It's especially meaningful to me living in California because my vote doesn't matter. The candidates don't come here and don't advertise here. Yet if California were a nation, we would have the 5th largest economy in the world.
So the candidates are driven by industries like coal and farming, which the swing states try to keep alive with subsidies. We are conceding wind and solar to China and Europe, which would employ millions of people in jobs far safer and lucrative than coal mining, because of the sway swing states have.
I think that's why the economy does better under democratic administrations, because to them the industries in states like Washington, New York and California do matter. Those states are not swing states, however, so they don't influence who gets to be president. You could imagine a scenario where 3,000,000 more votes were cast for the losing candidate, which is pretty much the same as throwing those votes into the river. The votes floating in the river were from voters who represent the future of the world's economy — renewable energy — but the votes that mattered were from coal.
Wise words you’ve spoken