A couple of weeks ago, the pundits were very sure of a Biden win. A big win. Some were even talking about a landslide. Over the weekend, people got more nervous.
The 2016 election bit the pundits in the ass four years ago, so they must be careful this time. We could look at repeat scenario where Biden wins the popular vote, but loses the electoral college due to Florida, Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Arizona, so national polling data isn’t reliable. On top of all that, we’re in the midst of a pandemic, so lots of states, like New Jersey, is only accepting paper ballots, and other states are getting massive numbers of mail-in ballots. It could take a lot of time to count all the paper and mail-in ballots.
And Trump himself is a loose cannon. What happens if he doesn’t concede? What if his supporters go berserk. What if Biden supporters lose their shit? The business in Manhattan are boarding up their shop windows now. Very worrisome.
My friend, Mark, runs Keep Our Republic, a DC group that has been beating the drum all year predicting that Trump will pull some funny business and refuse to leave office. Mark is married to my best friend from high school. I’ve known him for more than thirty years. He’s very smart. If he’s worried, I am worried.
I have about the worst week ahead of me. We’re taking Ian up to New Haven for a full brain evaluation on Wednesday morning. Over the weekend, the insurance company denied our pre-approval form for the $6,000 exam, so I am going to be on the phone all morning with the insurance company. But this is important. I will be here passing along information as I get it. If you don’t see me on the blog, find me on twitter.
Let’s pray for a decisive win. We will need it.