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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.