What are you thinking, seeing and feeling? An open thread for however long the votes are counted and the winner announced.
Good morning folks. Slept about four to five hours. Not bad!
And things were better when I woke up. I’m feeling more like 2018 than 2016. There were too many rushes to judgement, as now Michigan and Wisconsin are coming in for Biden and Pennsylvania is expected to.
Meanwhile, GOP is seeing its red strongholds move away. Losing AZ, GA undecided, fought for TX, others — where the future is. I don't think that bodes well for the GOP.
Biden doesn't actually need PA if he keeps NV, as expected (though it's close now) and he has the Nebraska 2nd congressional district. It's done right there. Meanwhile, Georgia is still undecided.
We voted in a pandemic folks, and it's taking a while to count votes.
Trump was outrageous but not unexpected in claiming he had a "victory" last night. It is not over, and it looks good for Biden.
Yes, millions of people voted for Trump, and this wasn't a repudiation of his racism and his lies -- enough that he he took Florida by a good margin. A cult leader's grip doesn't die easily, and though many rejected it now, left the cult, others were drawn to it. He brought out more rural people who joined the cult. He's turning the GOP into the party of complete and total bigotry which loses the suburbs. Sadly though, those larger rural turnout may have dashed hopes for the Dems taking the Senate. There's still Georgia, so let's see. Hang in there everyone!
Hi everyone --- it's nerve-wracking but early and also nothing too unexpected re: losses even if disappointing. Florida is a disappointment but what we thought might happen. Texas is tight, and that itself is a win, even if Biden doesn't pull it out. We're still waiting for Michigan, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and it's really early for those. Arizona is a surprise, looking like Biden will pick it. If he does he's in a much better place. North Carolina is still out -- we'll see what happens. How are you all doing?
Michael, we all thank YOU for your courage and determination which is infectious (if you'll pardon the terminology!). You give all of us the strength to fight on. I remember as do you, the deep, dark days of the early 80's. I watched in horror as my friends, and as my patients were dying of AIDS and we felt helpless, but ACT UP gave us all the same strength to fight on. I MUST believe that we have turned this ship around and that the groundswell we all wish for comes true! Here's to Biden/Harris and all the winners of this blue tsunami!
I’m not letting myself feel anything right now. I started to picture myself watching the returns and got dizzy.
My mom died of covid a week ago. I live in the same city but hadn’t seen her since February because I didn’t want to risk her getting sick. I missed her last birthday and nearly a whole year. Then her home health care worker gave it to her. She was 89 and fought it for a month. I don’t think she ever fully grasped that she wasn’t going to recover.
When shithead jr said last week that the deaths were nothing it felt like he was erasing her.
This whole Trump moment has been so crushingly disappointing on so many levels.
When he won I really couldn’t believe how stupid people are, but I’ve become more jaded and I understand they’re not as stupid as they are selfish and cruel.
I dropped my ballot off at my County Clerk’s office on Oct 9 and confirmed it was accepted with ballot tracking as well. I slept through last night and woke up feeling very calm so I have a really good feeling about the results.
Frankly I hope this is the beginning of the end for the GOPers. Welcoming the crazy militia/conspiracy nuts who went wacko over Waco 20+ years ago has really brought them over the edge. Plus what the hell is it with those people idolizing sexual predators such as David Koresh and Donald Trump?
I remember 2016 so well. Sobbing with my trans daughter because of the outcome and what this could mean to her rights.
I want to have faith that the Americans in the electoral college battleground states will and have come to their senses.
Trying hard to hold on today. The day we've all been waiting for the last 4 years.
Thank you for your show everyday. It really has helped get me through the last few years.
I feel very optimistic! ✌🏻
I walked to Pike Place Market yesterday and the Seattle Center and the weather was in the 60’s. I can’t believe that 4 years have passed and I have survived this dark political period with more to come until hopefully Trump leaves office. If Biden wins, I will have so much weight lifted and will jump for joy! 🏃🏽♀️ Thank you a million times for making things better for us! 🌹
I remember your show in 2016. You allowed your listeners to vent and cry with you and you listened and supported our feelings and yet caused us to keep fighting. I’m about to hop back on the computer and make calls for North Carolina. Things are quiet in California right now but it’s still early. I’m full of anxiety and didn’t sleep at all. Our family is watching tonight with dear friends and I expect there will be lots of wine! I’ve warned the kids I am going to cry either way. I’m hoping and praying and trying to stay confident that the tears will all be happy , happy , happy and totally overjoyed! Thank you for your show and for this forum. We all love and thank you!
Voted today instead of getting an absentee ballot because I don't trust the Alabama Secretary of State office. Got to the polling place around 6:30 AM, polls opened at 7:00, and finished around 7:30. Luckily things moved speedily and masks were required as well as available for those who didn't have one.
I am hopeful but apprehensive, especially if it appears tRump is winning in electoral votes after direct votes are counted but before millions of mail-in and absentee ballots are counted. My fervent hope is that Joe Biden appears headed to victory later tonight or early tomorrow. That would likely quash tRump's efforts to invalidate millions of ballots. Hang on tight!
I’m an early bird & after falling asleep at midnight, disappointed & ashamed that this country did not soundly reject-full stop-Dictator Don w a Biden landslide. I now realize and have accepted the long game nightmare scenario of an attempted Supreme Court Coup as was sadly expected if given the chance. This is the dems last stand. Defend democracy in court (this criminals favorite turf) and count ever last vote so I can be clear about who we aspire to be as a nation. The fact it’s even this close should be no surprise as depressing as that seems. Thank you for always finding some silver lining and being hopefully Michael even in face of (more) loss. I’m going out into woods w my pooch and unplug & re-boot. This is not gonna be pretty but totally anticipated. Game on America 🇺🇸
Watching Florida results come in I can’t help wondering how many uncounted ballots are languishing in postal facilities now that USPS has chosen to ignore judge’s order to find and deliver them today. I’m getting sick to my stomach.
The United States is going through puberty and Trump is the zit.
(Yes, I am stoned. I cannot get through this night without it.)
Beautiful weather in Tucson. We vote by mail (have for years) - ballots were received - but I thought I would drive over to a nearby precinct to see what was going on with folks voting in person. Very calm and Biden/Harris and Kelly (senate) signs all over the neighborhood. Not a single Trump sign but there was a car with Trump 2020 written on it. Talked to a Poll Observer - young woman from California. She said it had been very quiet. I think it's because most of us vote by mail (we have the option of being on a permanent early voter list). I'm trying to be hopeful and positive, but the PTSD from 2016 is real. I'm wearing my Blue-nami T-shirt to help me stay positive.
The US political system needs a complete overhaul. The Electoral College should certainly be abolished. The issue, of course, is that the vastness of this country with it’s 50 states creates it’s own issues, difficult to implement national policies with such a diverse cultural and political variances. The vast gap of ideology between the two parties is an almost insurmountable hurdle. The opportunity for bi-partisan focus has almost been destroyed. How does a (hopefully)new president deal with the turmoil, hate and disarray that tRump has allowed to surface? We can only hope for a humiliating landslide victory, this MAY bring the Repugnants to the realization that they need to change course, and rid themselves of the destructive ultra right winged minority factions that have paralyzed this nation. Of course, I used the word HOPE, and I am not feeling confident that the GOP will ever implement positive change to assist in this nation’s recovery.