With a lead of 35,000 votes, this morning the corporate media called the presidential race for Joe Biden.
- Biden leads in Arizona by 20,000 votes.
- He has Nevada by 23,000 votes.
- In Georgia he leads by 7,000.
- North Carolina seems gone to Trump, with Biden up by around 75,000 votes.
Is it over? Could be.
And this could just be the start. We could see recounts. We could see the Supreme Court get into it. And when it’s all said and done, it could go the way 2000 went...with the same person declared the winner as was declared today.
Personally, I’m waiting for December 8 and 14.
States are expected to resolve all problems with their elections six days prior to their electors meeting to certify the results. That’s a month from now.
But it’s not looking good.
I wanted Trump to win, but each day it’s been looking more and more like he’s going to lose.
Maybe this is justified. Maybe all of the votes that were counted were legitimate and turned in on time and there’s nothing shady at all.
Or maybe illegal votes were counted, voters were counted that weren’t turned in on time, and a lot of shady stuff happened.
We just don’t know, and chances are good we’ll never know.
Let’s not be surprised by this - the corporate media has been signaling for weeks that this election would be problematic, with vote counts taking forever.
Don’t forget...the corporate media doesn’t choose the president - you do. And they’re still counting.
Remember, according to Biden, every vote matters and should be counted.
At this point, we just don’t know.
And really...what are you going to do about it? What can you do about it?
You can bitch on social media, write a blog post, commiserate with your friends, yell to the heavens, get drunk, or even grab your pitchfork and head to a corner downtown to wave it about, demanding a revolution.
None of that’s going to make a difference, aside from the last, which might get you arrested.
We’ve had shitty presidents before, and if Biden is elected, we’ll have another one. And we’ll survive.
I am disappointed about the idea of a national mask mandate. I was looking forward to Gianforte getting rid of that bullshit come January. Now it appears Biden will just reverse that, keeping us all in masks for the better part of 2021, perhaps into 2022.
I don’t know what’s going to happen with oil and fossil fuels and the green new deal. The corporate media is already saying Georgia lost one recount race, and that the Dems could still flip the Senate, giving the Democrats a blank check to do just about everything they want.
Nationally, it’s shaping up to be the exact opposite of Montana, though each will have one-party rule.
Is that a good thing? I don’t think so. Our system was designed to have checks and balances, but for the next two years at least, it appears we’ll have none.
That means monumental changes could be afoot.
I don’t know what’s coming, but I do know it’s a good time to focus on your family, your household, and what’s important in your life.
Now would be a great time to cultivate a new talent, develop a new hobby.
I personally am going to spend a lot of my time playing the new Assassin’s Creed video game, Valhalla, which comes out at 9 PM on Monday. I figure I’ll get around 70 to 100 hours out of that game before I beat it.
Something tells me you’re gonna want something that takes your mind off what’s happening in this country, maybe even in this state.
When it comes to the Montana blogs, you’re going to see a big slow down.
Even if the presidential election gets thrown to the courts and the recounts and it goes on for a few more weeks, there’s not gonna be a lot to write about.
Sure, the legislature will get their priorities out and by mid-December they’ll pick their leaders and then that circus will start in January.
Do you honestly want to read about that?
Until then, there’s not gonna be a lot to write about. One of the biggest reasons for this is the lack of local media coverage.
If local reporters don’t go out and find stories and write about them, then what am I supposed to read and comment on?
That’s been a big problem in the Montana media/blog scene for some time now.
So there’s a good chance you might see fewer posts on this site in the coming weeks, just because there’s not much to write about.