VOTE! Election thread

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What will be the results of todays vote?

  • Trump wins big

    Votes: 11 15.5%
  • Trump wins small

    Votes: 12 16.9%
  • No decision by tomorrow morning

    Votes: 27 38.0%
  • Biden wins small

    Votes: 15 21.1%
  • Biden wins big

    Votes: 6 8.5%

  • Total voters
    71

Rack

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High voter turnout helps the dems out historically. I see no reason why this election would be any different.

There is a reason why one of the republican strategies of recent years involves voter suppression or high levels of negative campaigning.
I think the rural turnout is actually going to SHOCK the nation. How many times in our history have we seen things like these citizen led Trump parades of boats, jeeps, pickup trucks, tractors, round bailers and square bailers, Semi trucks and the like. I've never seen anything like the support that Trump has in Rural America.

It's staggering when you drive up on it on the ground in real time. I don't know if it's going to be the difference because he has an equal number of haters...but this election is 100% about Trump. Biden is just the guy who currently fills the Anti - Trump ticket. 2020 is the weirdest year of my life and this is the weirdest election of my life.

Certainly anything can happen but it's starting to look less and less clear for the pollsters.
We are watching history...I just want a fair and friendly election at the polls and between people of all sides and no problems with concession for whomever loses. I just drove by our early voting place in Tulsa (oneok field) and it's packed out with lines snaking all the way east into Greenwood. Cool to see no matter who wins.
 
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I dont know how widespread it is, but it is rather common, and i would imagine, common from the fringe idiots on both sides to make complete asses of themselves. Examples should be easy to find for anyone who spends the effort.



Why would trump ever spend $1 campaigning in oklahoma? yet he does. i see commercials.
It's really amazing how much your state can be ignored in the Presidential campaign, depending on polling data. Trump's spent almost nothing here in Colorado, given it's a blue state now. Biden's ramped up the ad campaign here for weeks now, even though it's a blue state.

I suspect Biden's spending in Colorado has a lot to do with the Senate race between Gardner & Hickenlooper, though. The amount of $$$ poured into Colorado from California on ballot measures & candidates is truly alarming.
 

Rack

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I agree. Lockdowns, Fear and Anarchy have all happened under the Trump admin. If you do not like how things are going now. Then VOTE to change them!
In other words you want us to vote for the party who props protestors/rioters/statue topplers/vandals and city burners up and supported that? AND when they are arrested they bail them out to go do more of the same. That's not voting for freedom when you conceded to lawlessness you invite more of the same every time it's politically expedient. DESPITE Trump this is the EASIEST vote of my entire lifetime....sans Reagan vs Mondale.

Biden's just a placeholder for the Democrats...
 
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Rack

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If you have to be confronted with "facts" to know selling weapons to North Korea is bad you don't belong as the POTUS.
He thinks out loud...are you really not aware of that fact? He's not selling weapons to North Korea... Btw, it's better than the guy who is having trouble (Bless his heart) thinking at all.
 

Binman4OSU

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In other words you want us to vote for the party who props protestors/rioters/statue topplers/vandals and city burners up and supported that? AND when they are arrested they bail them out to go do more of the same. That's not voting for freedom when you conceded to lawlessness you invite more of the same everytime it's politically expedient.
If you are voting for a party, then you are doing it wrong. I will be voting for many different candidates across parties. Party Line voting is about the dumbest idea on the planet
 

Rack

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If you are voting for a party, then you are doing it wrong. I will be voting for many different candidates across parties. Party Line voting is about the dumbest idea on the planet
Voting for a platform is what I do...the platform I vote for happens to be the one that is the closest to my views. You be you...I'll vote for policy and platform EVERY time. I'll vote for life over death...for freedom over fear...for policy over politics...for peace over war...for lower taxes over high taxes...for state and local over federal. It's an easy choice for me.
 
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How crazy will it be if the National polls are correct and trump still wins. 54/46 split on the national vote but trump still wins electorally, imagine the unrest if that happens.
 

UrbanCowboy1

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How crazy will it be if the National polls are correct and trump still wins. 54/46 split on the national vote but trump still wins electorally, imagine the unrest if that happens.
That...wouldn't be good. That might be a worst case scenario. The last time that many people felt like their vote wouldn't effect anything they tried to leave the country en mass.

It would also mark 7 out of the last 8 elections that the Dems had won the popular vote but lost the electoral college. Damn near 40 years with the R's only win being in 2004.
 

Rack

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That...wouldn't be good. That might be a worst case scenario. The last time that many people felt like their vote wouldn't effect anything they tried to leave the country en mass.

It would also mark 7 out of the last 8 elections that the Dems had won the popular vote but lost the electoral college. Damn near 40 years with the R's only win being in 2004.
If they actually did leave the country in-mass...are you saying that wouldn't be good? :rolleyes:
 

UrbanCowboy1

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You might one to re-research your statement.
Ok,

Popular Vote winners:

1988: Bush (R)
1992: Clinton (D)
1996: Clinton (D)
2000: Gore (D)
2004: Bush (R)
2008: Obama (D)
2012: Obama (D)
2016: Clinton (D)
2020: Biden (D) - Per scenario in post

I think that's 7 out of 8 from 1992 through 2020, so we're good there.
And the near 40 years would be from 1988 - 2024 (36 years) with the only win in that timeframe being Bush 2004. Unless you want to start counting from 1992, (32 years).

Did I miss something? (to be clear, this is a sincere post, not sarcasm)

EDIT: I think I see the problem. I wasn't clear in my original statement, it should have just ended with "The D's won the popular vote", not and "lost the electoral college". If that were the case it would just be R's all the way through. My intent was to show that the R's have only won a single popular vote over a long period of time - which is pretty crazy to me. I hadn't realized it had swung like this for so long.
 
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Ok,

Popular Vote winners:

1988: Bush (R)
1992: Clinton (D)
1996: Clinton (D)
2000: Gore (D)
2004: Bush (R)
2008: Obama (D)
2012: Obama (D)
2016: Clinton (D)
2020: Biden (D) - Per scenario in post

I think that's 7 out of 8 from 1992 through 2020, so we're good there.
And the near 40 years would be from 1988 - 2024 (36 years) with the only win in that timeframe being Bush 2004. Unless you want to start counting from 1992, (32 years).

Did I miss something? (to be clear, this is a sincere post, not sarcasm)

EDIT: I think I see the problem. I wasn't clear in my original statement, it should have just ended with "The D's won the popular vote", not and "lost the electoral college". If that were the case it would just be R's all the way through. My intent was to show that the R's have only won a single popular vote over a long period of time - which is pretty crazy to me. I hadn't realized it had swung like this for so long.
I was responding to first sentence “It would mark 7 of last 8 elections that Dems had won the popular vote but lost the electoral college”.
I thought you were stating of the last 8 times the Dems won the popular vote they lost the electoral college all but once. I read that too literal.
You were saying of 2 of the last three times a R won the Presidency, they lost the popular vote.