How I feel about this week:
When someone gives you a horrible present but you have to pretend that you like it…
(??: Reddit user JesseD320) pic.twitter.com/2lzEw79opV
— Clare Logan ?? (@withchillies) October 17, 2020
I know, I know! — we need to scramble and garner every possible vote. But still.
More than 70 million Americans have cast ballots in #Election2020, more than half the total turnout of the 2016 election with one week to go until #ElectionDay, according to a Tuesday tally from the U.S. Elections Project https://t.co/S6bDR59zIw pic.twitter.com/Xf2dfsr5aw
— Reuters (@Reuters) October 28, 2020
… Democrats hold a significant advantage in early voting due to their embrace of mail balloting, which Republicans have historically cast in large numbers but have shunned amid repeated and unfounded attacks by Trump, who says the system is prone to widespread fraud.
Overall, Democrats hold roughly a two-to-one advantage in early voting numbers. However, Republicans in recent weeks have narrowed the gap in early, in-person voting, data shows.
The high level of early voting has led Michael McDonald, the University of Florida professor who administers the U.S. Elections Project, to predict a record U.S. voter turnout of about 150 million, representing 65% of those eligible to vote, the highest rate since 1908…
Be concerned, be vigilant, but also Biden is in a MUCH stronger position than Clinton was at this point in 2016 https://t.co/c250ojAP7Z
— Scott Lemieux (@LemieuxLGM) October 27, 2020
but, yes, this
having the refs declare at half time when one team is up that they love the other team and also are cool with cheating is not a guarantee of an outcome, it's a sign that the refs know their guys are losing and are willing to abase themselves to help https://t.co/8OLXMEBTfW
— Dorothy "DC statehood now" Fortenberry (@Dorothy410berry) October 27, 2020
Bonus: Russian prognostications!
Two tigers and a brown bear at a Siberian zoo have made their predictions for the 2020 U.S. presidential election by choosing between watermelons carved with Trump and Biden's faceshttps://t.co/Ao9LGVNAgs
— The Moscow Times (@MoscowTimes) October 27, 2020
“Science over fiction.” pic.twitter.com/5Ic9VSKg2x
— Daniel W. Drezner (@dandrezner) October 27, 2020