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(Media Matters)   Vote tallies on election night show Trump leading in some states. Subsequently counted mail-in ballots show Biden's catching him. Let's look to 2018 to see how he'll handle it and oh shiat, we've known this for 2 years now   (mediamatters.org) divider line
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2020-09-18 5:33:20 AM  
Trump wants people voting in person for two reasons.
1) Meal Team Six XL will be at poling places "to guard against illegals voting" and generally slowing things down which drives down total turnout
2) Voting machines are hackable and it's the easiest kind of election fraud

Here in PA the Democrats have something like 850,000 more vote-by-mail ballot requests than Republicans, and Trump won the state by 44,000 or so in 2016.
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2020-09-18 5:33:52 AM  
I wouldn't be surprised if we saw some of the right-wing militia types turn to terrorism when Trump loses.  Even out of office he will still be in a position to push conspiracy theories.  I wouldn't be surprised if he calls on his followers to disrupt the counting of mail-in ballots.
 
2020-09-18 6:47:24 AM  

vpb: I wouldn't be surprised if we saw some of the right-wing militia types turn to terrorism when Trump loses.  Even out of office he will still be in a position to push conspiracy theories.  I wouldn't be surprised if he calls on his followers to disrupt the counting of mail-in ballots.


You think he spends a lot of time now tweeting?  Imagine how much time he'll have when he's not president.

/if he happens to avoid prison l, anyway
 
2020-09-18 6:50:29 AM  
The media needs to be very careful with the way they handle the election returns. They need to put aside the traditional rush to call individual races - this year first to call stands a much better chance of being wrong. Mail in totals will mostly be known, so adding "but  X00,000 ballots remain to be counted at each update will keep things in perspective. Besides, the longe ether drag it out, the more ads they can show.
 
2020-09-18 6:52:13 AM  

vpb: I wouldn't be surprised if we saw some of the right-wing militia types turn to terrorism when Trump loses.  Even out of office he will still be in a position to push conspiracy theories.  I wouldn't be surprised if he calls on his followers to disrupt the counting of mail-in ballots.


If he loses, the first thing that needs to happen is he needs to be banned from social medias. All of them. Completely. Take his family too.

If he's going to do some stochastic terrorism, it's gonna start there.
 
2020-09-18 6:53:42 AM  

vpb: I wouldn't be surprised if we saw some of the right-wing militia types turn to terrorism when Trump loses.  Even out of office he will still be in a position to push conspiracy theories.  I wouldn't be surprised if he calls on his followers to disrupt the counting of mail-in ballots.


If Trump loses and Biden is seated in January, Trump will run to a non-extradition country and call himself America's President in Exile in every tweet.
 
2020-09-18 6:54:00 AM  

vpb: I wouldn't be surprised if we saw some of the right-wing militia types turn to terrorism when Trump loses.  Even out of office he will still be in a position to push conspiracy theories.  I wouldn't be surprised if he calls on his followers to disrupt the counting of mail-in ballots.


Let's be honest. They'll turn to terrorism either way. They are desperate to fulfill their Turner Diaries fantasy into reality. They are actively looking for ways to justify killing Americans.
 
2020-09-18 6:56:35 AM  

OdradekRex: The media needs to be very careful with the way they handle the election returns. They need to put aside the traditional rush to call individual races - this year first to call stands a much better chance of being wrong. Mail in totals will mostly be known, so adding "but  X00,000 ballots remain to be counted at each update will keep things in perspective. Besides, the longe ether drag it out, the more ads they can show.


Good luck with that. This year will be no different from the usual clamoring to be the first to "call" a state so they can have more eyeballs.
 
2020-09-18 6:57:02 AM  

quizzical: vpb: I wouldn't be surprised if we saw some of the right-wing militia types turn to terrorism when Trump loses.  Even out of office he will still be in a position to push conspiracy theories.  I wouldn't be surprised if he calls on his followers to disrupt the counting of mail-in ballots.

If Trump loses and Biden is seated in January, Trump will run to a non-extradition country and call himself America's President in Exile in every tweet.


Your FAVORITE president in Exile!

/hork
 
d23 [OhFark]
2020-09-18 7:00:46 AM  
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Ah-ha.. all ready.  Now let's go in and watch the election night coverage....
 
2020-09-18 7:01:08 AM  
The Military will escort him out with great dispatch
 
2020-09-18 7:01:32 AM  
Trump shouldn't be leading any states. Period.

He SHOULDN'T, but he IS. That's how you know this country is broken.
 
d23 [OhFark]
2020-09-18 7:02:11 AM  

OdradekRex: The media needs to be very careful with the way they handle the election returns. They need to put aside the traditional rush to call individual races - this year first to call stands a much better chance of being wrong. Mail in totals will mostly be known, so adding "but  X00,000 ballots remain to be counted at each update will keep things in perspective. Besides, the longe ether drag it out, the more ads they can show.


Well.. don't count on it.  The US media has been shown incapable of handling every unique and unrepresented action that Trump has presented so far.
 
d23 [OhFark]
2020-09-18 7:03:34 AM  

FatherChaos: Trump shouldn't be leading any states. Period.

He SHOULDN'T, but he IS. That's how you know this country is broken.


100%
Reminds me of my amazement when Rick Scott, a person known to be a fraudster, got votes in Florida.
 
2020-09-18 7:03:35 AM  
Is 2018 really a useful indicator of how Trump will handle it though? He didn't haven't anything personal on the line in those elections.

It strikes me as dangerously naive to assume live-tweeting Fox News conspiracies about election fraud will be the extent of how he responds when it's his own ass at stake in 2020.
 
2020-09-18 7:18:22 AM  
The important thing is that we do nothing to correct our farkied up electoral process. That way we'll have something to biatch about every two years.
 
2020-09-18 7:23:32 AM  

Summoner101: vpb: I wouldn't be surprised if we saw some of the right-wing militia types turn to terrorism when Trump loses.  Even out of office he will still be in a position to push conspiracy theories.  I wouldn't be surprised if he calls on his followers to disrupt the counting of mail-in ballots.

You think he spends a lot of time now tweeting?  Imagine how much time he'll have when he's not president.

/if he happens to avoid prison l, anyway


When he's no longer President, hopefully Twitter will pull it's head out of its ass and ban him finally.
 
2020-09-18 7:24:36 AM  

MegaLib: The Military will escort him out with great dispatch


He doesn't stay as Commander in Chief of the military for around 3 months even after losing an election?

During the transition period, is he still empowered to fire generals?
 
2020-09-18 7:32:20 AM  

Mahatma Gandalf: MegaLib: The Military will escort him out with great dispatch

He doesn't stay as Commander in Chief of the military for around 3 months even after losing an election?

During the transition period, is he still empowered to fire generals?


No one knows, because once again literally no one in history considered doing it before.

Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha!

Thanks again, Republic*nts!
 
2020-09-18 7:32:34 AM  
If voting in person is so great then declare voting day a national holiday
 
2020-09-18 7:33:46 AM  

Don't Troll Me Bro!: OdradekRex: The media needs to be very careful with the way they handle the election returns. They need to put aside the traditional rush to call individual races - this year first to call stands a much better chance of being wrong. Mail in totals will mostly be known, so adding "but  X00,000 ballots remain to be counted at each update will keep things in perspective. Besides, the longe ether drag it out, the more ads they can show.

Good luck with that. This year will be no different from the usual clamoring to be the first to "call" a state so they can have more eyeballs.


They won't not call races out of honor, but they might hold off just to save face in case the results are different later.
 
2020-09-18 7:36:10 AM  

vpb: I wouldn't be surprised if we saw some of the right-wing militia types turn to terrorism when Trump loses.  Even out of office he will still be in a position to push conspiracy theories.  I wouldn't be surprised if he calls on his followers to disrupt the counting of mail-in ballots.


Ya know, is that really the thing you want to be saying? TactiBubba would be out yelling his head off for sure, worst case deface a MLK Blvd sign.  Insisting the type possesses the mental capacity to push anything worse might actually worry a few people.
 
2020-09-18 7:40:15 AM  
My prediction for election night in America:
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2020-09-18 7:41:25 AM  
"How come they never find Republican votes?"

And here is your classic, all-or-nothing, zero-sum, damn-science, limited, conservative rhetoric/thinking - it's like the willful ignorance of "All Lives Matter", as if you realllly understand that BLM means "BLM, also".

The find lots of Repiblican votes, also, jacka** - just not nearly as many as they find of the Democratic variety? I mean, they got your vote that you mailed in, right. It's not the fault of Democrats that they are progressive enough to use all available means of delivering a vote. It's been going on, en masse, to noticeable effect since 2004 - the call it the Blue Drift, post election day. Democrats vote by mail alot.
 
2020-09-18 7:47:23 AM  

vpb: I wouldn't be surprised if we saw some of the right-wing militia types turn to terrorism when Trump loses.  Even out of office he will still be in a position to push conspiracy theories.  I wouldn't be surprised if he calls on his followers to disrupt the counting of mail-in ballots.


I would be surprised if that doesn't happen.
 
2020-09-18 7:48:01 AM  
Someone needs to drive FOX"News out of business and then prosecute Rupert Murdoch for trying to destroy America, the Idea, and America, the country. He needs to be prosecuted with wall to wall coverage on all channels including Fox before it go permanently dark. It is the single most destructive factor over the last twenty five years.
 
2020-09-18 7:50:20 AM  
Team-Gotta keep the virus scam up and going for those mail in votes.
 
2020-09-18 7:50:57 AM  

OdradekRex: The media needs to be very careful with the way they handle the election returns. They need to put aside the traditional rush to call individual races - this year first to call stands a much better chance of being wrong. Mail in totals will mostly be known, so adding "but  X00,000 ballots remain to be counted at each update will keep things in perspective. Besides, the longe ether drag it out, the more ads they can show.


You mean exactly like they've always done it?
 
2020-09-18 7:54:34 AM  
Voting starts today in Virginia. Just saw on the news that people were lined up outside the doors in the pitch dark at 5am waiting to get in to vote at 8am. That shows you how badly people want to kick the orange asshole out of the White House. Let's hope people in other states (especially the battleground states) have the same kind of enthusiasm.
 
2020-09-18 8:40:14 AM  
I'll vote in person exactly for this reason. I'm giving the day off for any of my employees who want to do the same.

Yeah, it sucks to have to do it this way, but so be it. I hope y'all will consider doing the same.
 
2020-09-18 8:41:19 AM  

Deep Contact: Team-Gotta keep the virus scam up and going for those mail in votes.


You know Republicans can request mail in ballots as well, right?
 
2020-09-18 8:43:41 AM  

I want that sauce Morty!: Summoner101: vpb: I wouldn't be surprised if we saw some of the right-wing militia types turn to terrorism when Trump loses.  Even out of office he will still be in a position to push conspiracy theories.  I wouldn't be surprised if he calls on his followers to disrupt the counting of mail-in ballots.

You think he spends a lot of time now tweeting?  Imagine how much time he'll have when he's not president.

/if he happens to avoid prison l, anyway

When he's no longer President, hopefully Twitter will pull it's head out of its ass and ban him finally.


Jack Dorsey is just as shiatty of a person as Trump. Never gonna happen.
 
2020-09-18 8:47:12 AM  
I'm driving around polling places on election days, looking for the meal team 6 guys, ready to get out and perform a sweet ass standup where I basically just call them fat virgins 50 different ways, via megaphone.
 
2020-09-18 8:53:56 AM  

Ishkur: Deep Contact: Team-Gotta keep the virus scam up and going for those mail in votes.

You know Republicans can request mail in ballots as well, right?


In fact someone signed my cell number up with the GA Republicans and I've been getting a lot of texts from "Lara Trump" encouraging me to vote absentee
 
2020-09-18 8:53:56 AM  

Sentient: I'll vote in person exactly for this reason. I'm giving the day off for any of my employees who want to do the same.

Yeah, it sucks to have to do it this way, but so be it. I hope y'all will consider doing the same.


Vote early if at all possible. Everyone should. Trump has made it clear he wants to cause chaos on election day.
 
2020-09-18 8:57:01 AM  
Trump is going to win, not because people support him, but because the election system is completely farked. Unfortunately Republicans and to a lesser extent Democrats benefit from it, so it will never change.
 
2020-09-18 8:59:16 AM  

Mahatma Gandalf: MegaLib: The Military will escort him out with great dispatch

He doesn't stay as Commander in Chief of the military for around 3 months even after losing an election?

During the transition period, is he still empowered to fire generals?


Maybe nuke the places where they are counting mail in ballots?
 
2020-09-18 9:00:38 AM  

Mr. Coffee Nerves: Trump wants people voting in person for two reasons.
1) Meal Team Six XL will be at poling places "to guard against illegals voting" and generally slowing things down which drives down total turnout
2) Voting machines are hackable and it's the easiest kind of election fraud

Here in PA the Democrats have something like 850,000 more vote-by-mail ballot requests than Republicans, and Trump won the state by 44,000 or so in 2016.


Hacking voting machines isn't as easy as rejecting mail-in ballots from Democratic-leaning areas. And many more Democrats than Republicans have said they will be doing by mail voting.
 
2020-09-18 9:05:04 AM  
Every vote against a Republican is a stab at the heart of everything that is wrong with America.
 
2020-09-18 9:38:29 AM  

qorkfiend: Ishkur: Deep Contact: Team-Gotta keep the virus scam up and going for those mail in votes.

You know Republicans can request mail in ballots as well, right?

In fact someone signed my cell number up with the GA Republicans and I've been getting a lot of texts from "Lara Trump" encouraging me to vote absentee


You guys are so wacky in there! Have the GA Republicans sent you complementary MAGA shanks yet?
 
2020-09-18 9:44:28 AM  
Yes, let's look to 2018, when the Broward County Florida supervisor of elections "found" a trunk full of absentee ballots in the trunk of a rental car at an airport in a blatant attempt to steal the election for Gillum.  FYI, a judge told her to go to hell and the ballots obviously weren't counted.

Jeese, I wonder why there are concerns about fraud?
 
2020-09-18 10:05:12 AM  

RussianPotato: Yes, let's look to 2018, when the Broward County Florida supervisor of elections "found" a trunk full of absentee ballots in the trunk of a rental car at an airport in a blatant attempt to steal the election for Gillum.  FYI, a judge told her to go to hell and the ballots obviously weren't counted.

Jeese, I wonder why there are concerns about fraud?


Username checks out
 
2020-09-18 10:21:07 AM  

Deep Contact: Team-Gotta keep the virus scam up and going for those mail in votes.


Oh, I see the problem, you see the bottle says to take THREE times daily for clinical stupidity.
 
2020-09-18 12:37:22 PM  

Tyrone Slothrop: Trump is going to win


Let's see how this looks in mid November.
 
2020-09-18 2:13:40 PM  

iaazathot: Deep Contact: Team-Gotta keep the virus scam up and going for those mail in votes.

Oh, I see the problem, you see the bottle says to take THREE times daily for clinical stupidity.


The real problem is your bottle says to take 1 every hour per day.
 
2020-09-18 3:36:20 PM  

quizzical: vpb: I wouldn't be surprised if we saw some of the right-wing militia types turn to terrorism when Trump loses.  Even out of office he will still be in a position to push conspiracy theories.  I wouldn't be surprised if he calls on his followers to disrupt the counting of mail-in ballots.

If Trump loses and Biden is seated in January, Trump will run to a non-extradition country and call himself America's President in Exile in every tweet.


And what country, anywhere, would take on THAT burden?

That's the sort of thing where President Biden would tell the CIA, "Leash is off boys. Give them one warning to hand him over, then topple their government and repeat the warning."
 
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