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(Twitter)   Trump's Minnesota rally, scheduled to host 6000, was suddenly canceled and relocated to the airport, with room for 250,000 rabid fans. No wait, make that 250 rabid fans   (twitter.com) divider line
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2020-10-29 6:58:40 PM  
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2020-10-29 7:02:05 PM  
That's a shame
 
2020-10-29 7:05:50 PM  
Maybe they didn't want to die on the tarmac of hypothermia.
 
2020-10-29 7:06:27 PM  
Meh, it's only 33 degrees in Minnesota right now. I'm sure the 5,750 other people who would've got in but now can't, and the others will be fine, and if transportation is needed, Trump will have them covered. He's well known for how he treats his supporters.
 
2020-10-29 7:17:16 PM  

scottydoesntknow: 5,750 other people


With the incredibly short notice, how many of them will still show up at the original venue, and find nothing but a couple crumpled Trump banners and a half-dozen cigarette butts, and wonder what the hell happened?
 
2020-10-29 7:17:36 PM  
Covid is raging, our state is actually trying to do something about it. Deal with it Plague Rats
 
2020-10-29 7:17:50 PM  

scottydoesntknow: Meh, it's only 33 degrees in Minnesota right now. I'm sure the 5,750 other people who would've got in but now can't, and the others will be fine, and if transportation is needed, Trump will have them covered. He's well known for how he treats his supporters.


33°?  Goodness that's awfully warm.
 
2020-10-29 7:18:55 PM  

IgG4: Covid is raging, our state is actually trying to do something about it. Deal with it Plague Rats


A deck of 30 Plague Rats would still be more than actually show up at a Trump Rally
 
2020-10-29 7:23:49 PM  
"Well I suppose you fellas could use my Dodge dealership. But I want yas to be thinkin of MOPAR when it's time for the next contract for Secret Service automobiles."
 
2020-10-29 7:43:09 PM  
He can't get 250 people to come out.
 
2020-10-29 7:50:52 PM  
Too bad they got rid of phone booths.
 
2020-10-29 7:55:11 PM  
https://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/​2​020-election-forecast/minnesota/

7% isn't impossible for Trump, but, that is way lower than the 16% chance 538 gave him to win WI in 2016, which was the biggest "whiff" in 2016.  And AFAIK, 8-9% is the worst odds that have won a race on 538 (House or Senate projections).    I'm guessing the campaign may not even show up, why are you wasting time there?

There is a lot different between 2016 and 2020:
https://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/2​016-election-forecast/


https://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/​2​020-election-forecast/

MN/WI/MI/PA avg win % for Hillary: 81.5%,  Avg for Biden:  91.5% (and that is mostly that "low" from 86% for PA)

Hillary's best "polls plus" odds: 85%, between the 2nd and 3rd debate.  Odds on election day: 71.8%
Bidens Best odds: 89%... RIGHT NOW.  And we are all just waiting to see if it will hit 90 before election day.

AZ & GA were not even really close to being realistically competitive for Hillary... Biden is currently favored in both.

CO & NM were given similar odds to the Great Lakes "4".  This year they are virtual "D" locks.

538 Popular vote projections: D 48.5, R 45.   Actual: D 48.2, R 46.1.   Pretty damn close, Trump did a little bit better, which was likely what got him his narrow wins in MI/WI/PA.

People are "nervous" because of how 538 got the 3 states wrong.   A few things...

538 didn't have a somewhat major 3rd party factor in 08 & 12 like in 16 (5.7%).  It should be under 2% this year.
Biden has a 97% chance of being over 50% this year.  Hillary only had a 28% chance, and obviously was way short.

Really if you look at it, it makes a lot of sense... Trump isn't getting anybody new this year... he'll be at 46% again, or possibly slightly lower.

The difference is that 4% of the people don't hate Biden so much like they hated Hillary that they are going to vote LP.  That is why Biden is 7-8% ahead... it is the 2016 race w/o a maligned Hillary candidate, and a far better VP running mate. Maybe skimmed 1% off Trump, but, 3-4% off of 3rd party vote.    And likely a lot of 2016 non-voters.
 
2020-10-29 7:59:55 PM  
I took a service call down in Rochester when he held a rally there a few years ago. Filled up one side of the riverbank, my customers had a perfect view of it from their office building (they were very excited about it). Now he can only get 250? GOOD.
 
2020-10-29 8:32:55 PM  
trump isn't very popular where people actually live.  Rochester isn't even a "big" city, but the biggest in the area by far. its suburbs are quite sparse and/or made of corn and soybeans.
 
2020-10-29 8:42:27 PM  

NateAsbestos: Maybe they didn't want to die on the tarmac of hypothermia.


Standing outside in Minnesota this time of year is waaaaay better than Nebraska
 
2020-10-29 9:11:55 PM  

Original: Original Tweet:

thauserkstp: DEVELOPING: The Trump rally is apparently moving back to the Rochester airport and limited to less than 250 people. The owner of one of two Dodge Center businesses planning to host the event say they got word from the Secret Service after setting up stands for 6,000 people. https://t.co/p2JsuPmKaM


Probably trying to avoid the bad press for the Nebraska rally. At least it's outdoors.
 
2020-10-29 9:28:50 PM  

cretinbob: NateAsbestos: Maybe they didn't want to die on the tarmac of hypothermia.

Standing outside in Minnesota this time of year is waaaaay better than Nebraska


I live in Omaha, have spent plenty of time in Minneapolis during the winter, and you are 100% correct.
 
2020-10-29 9:56:06 PM  
Is this it? Is it happening? Is this... the Derpening?
 
2020-10-29 9:56:51 PM  
It's not like Rochester is home to a very prominent hospital and therefore people are taking the pandemic more seriously compared to his standard base.
 
2020-10-29 9:57:17 PM  
He'll say there were 250,000 though.
 
2020-10-29 9:58:03 PM  
Wow, I hope that guy got a deposit.
 
2020-10-29 9:58:32 PM  

scumm: trump isn't very popular where people actually live.


Well yeah, but think of the vast tracts of empty land that supported him in 2016! Won't somebody think of the land?
 
2020-10-29 9:58:36 PM  
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2020-10-29 9:59:20 PM  
Loser
 
2020-10-29 10:00:27 PM  
250?
Still too many.
How many are on the payroll?
 
2020-10-29 10:00:40 PM  
 
2020-10-29 10:01:33 PM  
At least rabies requires fluid contact. They're already aggressive, distance is a good idea. Compared to 2020 that's a weak baby virus.
 
2020-10-29 10:02:44 PM  
Remember, its never Trumps fault.
 
2020-10-29 10:02:51 PM  
A mini rally in Minnesota?
 
2020-10-29 10:04:33 PM  
And I mean *literally* rabid.  They're dangerously contagious and actively trying to infect others!
 
2020-10-29 10:05:26 PM  
I bet Mayo Clinic is happy about that. They are making anyone that has to go their clinic get tested before they go in. The entire city is taking this shiat seriously. All the businesses there rely on Mayo Clinic, and a lot of jobs come from there. My mom has to go there for two days of testing. She has to stay in a hotel, and she is paranoid about it. She is getting tested for COVID tomorrow. She only goes out for doctor appointments, groceries or meds. She should be ok, but I still worry.
 
2020-10-29 10:05:53 PM  
Haha, anyone willing to take the bet that the campaign did it on purpose so Donnie 2-douche can biatch about Walz? It would be another lie, but those don't seem to matter anymore. and it will get some free national airtime and toss some digs at a Democrat for his frothing following.
 
2020-10-29 10:06:26 PM  

NateAsbestos: Maybe they didn't want to die on the tarmac of hypothermia.


Is Tarmac of Hypothermia related to Conan of Barbaria?
 
2020-10-29 10:06:51 PM  
You know why Trump is holding all these rallies at airports?

Hes Cheap. He doesnt want to pay for security, and venue itself etc. 

Airports are already federally secure, have their own security, and middle of a tarmac is cheap to put seats in, or just crowd people in.
 
2020-10-29 10:07:32 PM  
It's like this is the Trump campaign equivalent of that scene in Empire of the Sun that takes place after the Allies have bombed the shiat out of the runway and the Japanese Air Force know the war is lost, but they take the time to humor that one kid in thinking he could still be a wartime pilot and they walk away leaving him in a plane that is never going to start and then the kid figures it out, and realizes his dream of being a war hero will never happen and he starts sobbing.

It's like that, but even more hilarious.
 
2020-10-29 10:08:46 PM  
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High speed winds! Might even beat the Dacia Sandero in a race!
 
2020-10-29 10:09:13 PM  

Super Chronic: scumm: trump isn't very popular where people actually live.

Well yeah, but think of the vast tracts of empty land that supported him in 2016! Won't somebody think of the land?


Let's say Trump loses (I'll believe it when I see it). I'm sure he'll be trotting around the county by county map, showing huge swaths of red that voted for him. "See this map?  How could I win this much of America and still lose?  Voter fraud!"

Never mind that those red parts represent huge tracts of empty land.
Never mind that the
 
2020-10-29 10:09:21 PM  
I can't imagine why no one is going to turn up.

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2020-10-29 10:09:45 PM  

Bob Falfa: He can't get 250 people to come out.


In the outskirts of the cities? Yeah he can.
 
2020-10-29 10:10:10 PM  

dletter: https://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/​2​020-election-forecast/minnesota/

7% isn't impossible for Trump, but, that is way lower than the 16% chance 538 gave him to win WI in 2016, which was the biggest "whiff" in 2016.  And AFAIK, 8-9% is the worst odds that have won a race on 538 (House or Senate projections).    I'm guessing the campaign may not even show up, why are you wasting time there?

There is a lot different between 2016 and 2020:
https://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/2​016-election-forecast/


https://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/2​020-election-forecast/

MN/WI/MI/PA avg win % for Hillary: 81.5%,  Avg for Biden:  91.5% (and that is mostly that "low" from 86% for PA)

Hillary's best "polls plus" odds: 85%, between the 2nd and 3rd debate.  Odds on election day: 71.8%
Bidens Best odds: 89%... RIGHT NOW.  And we are all just waiting to see if it will hit 90 before election day.

AZ & GA were not even really close to being realistically competitive for Hillary... Biden is currently favored in both.

CO & NM were given similar odds to the Great Lakes "4".  This year they are virtual "D" locks.

538 Popular vote projections: D 48.5, R 45.   Actual: D 48.2, R 46.1.   Pretty damn close, Trump did a little bit better, which was likely what got him his narrow wins in MI/WI/PA.

People are "nervous" because of how 538 got the 3 states wrong.   A few things...

538 didn't have a somewhat major 3rd party factor in 08 & 12 like in 16 (5.7%).  It should be under 2% this year.
Biden has a 97% chance of being over 50% this year.  Hillary only had a 28% chance, and obviously was way short.

Really if you look at it, it makes a lot of sense... Trump isn't getting anybody new this year... he'll be at 46% again, or possibly slightly lower.

The difference is that 4% of the people don't hate Biden so much like they hated Hillary that they are going to vote LP.  That is why Biden is 7-8% ahead... it is the 2016 race w/o a maligned Hillary candidate, and a far better VP running mate. Maybe skimmed 1% off Trump, but, 3-4% off of 3rd party vote.    And likely a lot of 2016 non-voters.


Nate Silver, is that you?
 
2020-10-29 10:11:09 PM  
Rabid fans, Fark I loved that movie does that mean I have to got to a Trump Rally


And I don't know if I can truly call.myself a fan as I just found out there was apparently a remake last year, so maybe I'm safe
 
2020-10-29 10:11:26 PM  

Urmuf Hamer: Is this it? Is it happening? Is this... the Derpening?


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2020-10-29 10:12:03 PM  
Tom Hauser posted a bit later:

It appears the Trump rally that had been moved to two businesses in Dodge Center was cancelled after pressure, but no "threats," from Attorney General Keith Ellison. "These are decisions they are making," Ellison spokesman John Stiles told me minutes ago. "We never threaten anyone." Stiles says they asked the business owners for their "COVID preparedness plan" required by the state. "We never received a response." Stiles went on to say, "We don't cancel events. We have not authority to do that."
 
2020-10-29 10:12:46 PM  
He will stop turning up to these things soon, he knows its over
 
2020-10-29 10:13:59 PM  

Glorious Golden Ass: Wow, I hope that guy got a deposit.


Oh he got a deposit.

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2020-10-29 10:13:59 PM  
There are dozens of us
 
2020-10-29 10:14:14 PM  

IgG4: Covid is raging, our state is actually trying to do something about it. Deal with it Plague Rats



I feel that "rats" is unfair.  Rats don't intentionally give you the plague.
 
2020-10-29 10:15:29 PM  

andrewagill: [Fark user image 425x318]

High speed winds! Might even beat the Dacia Sandero in a race!



Why is he canceling?  Every Trump rally comes with high speed wind.
 
2020-10-29 10:16:27 PM  

dletter: https://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/​2​020-election-forecast/minnesota/

7% isn't impossible for Trump, but, that is way lower than the 16% chance 538 gave him to win WI in 2016, which was the biggest "whiff" in 2016.  And AFAIK, 8-9% is the worst odds that have won a race on 538 (House or Senate projections).    I'm guessing the campaign may not even show up, why are you wasting time there?

There is a lot different between 2016 and 2020:
https://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/2​016-election-forecast/


https://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/2​020-election-forecast/

MN/WI/MI/PA avg win % for Hillary: 81.5%,  Avg for Biden:  91.5% (and that is mostly that "low" from 86% for PA)

Hillary's best "polls plus" odds: 85%, between the 2nd and 3rd debate.  Odds on election day: 71.8%
Bidens Best odds: 89%... RIGHT NOW.  And we are all just waiting to see if it will hit 90 before election day.

AZ & GA were not even really close to being realistically competitive for Hillary... Biden is currently favored in both.

CO & NM were given similar odds to the Great Lakes "4".  This year they are virtual "D" locks.

538 Popular vote projections: D 48.5, R 45.   Actual: D 48.2, R 46.1.   Pretty damn close, Trump did a little bit better, which was likely what got him his narrow wins in MI/WI/PA.

People are "nervous" because of how 538 got the 3 states wrong.   A few things...

538 didn't have a somewhat major 3rd party factor in 08 & 12 like in 16 (5.7%).  It should be under 2% this year.
Biden has a 97% chance of being over 50% this year.  Hillary only had a 28% chance, and obviously was way short.

Really if you look at it, it makes a lot of sense... Trump isn't getting anybody new this year... he'll be at 46% again, or possibly slightly lower.

The difference is that 4% of the people don't hate Biden so much like they hated Hillary that they are going to vote LP.  That is why Biden is 7-8% ahead... it is the 2016 race w/o a maligned Hillary candidate, and a far better VP running m ...


Another factor everyone forgets is that the right wing echo chamber spent over two decades turning the Clinton name into a synonym for EVIL to the Republican base. There are Rethuglicans that might have skipped the election entirely, until she was the candidate. Those Rethuglican voters only showed up to vote against the HATED, EVIL, DIABOLICAL, CLINTRON! They hate the family, but especially Bill and Hillary, with the intensity of 10,000 suns. There's no logical reason, it's just a conditioned reflex at this point. That means Donald might lose votes because there's a fair chance they'll sit at home. That could be a good percentage point in some states right there, but I wouldn't (and won't) count on that being true. They might be pure STIGGINIT just because they have to double down or they were wrong to vote against "Hitlary" in 2016.
 
2020-10-29 10:18:18 PM  

markie_farkie: scottydoesntknow: 5,750 other people

With the incredibly short notice, how many of them will still show up at the original venue, and find nothing but a couple crumpled Trump banners and a half-dozen cigarette butts, and wonder what the hell happened?


They'll think they missed the rapture. I want a camera on this.
 
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