Happy Hour News
Good thing we never listen to Prznint Stupid, innit?
Axios afternoon email thingie:
I was going to write a grim newsletter today, but was blown away by the final stretch of early voting, which combines in-person and mail-in ballots.
The big picture: Early voting hit 61.7% of 2016’s total turnout as of this afternoon, Axios’ Ursula Perano reports.
- Texas and Hawaii are over 100%.
Other states are close:
- Montana: 91.2%
- Tennessee: 89.6%
- Washington: 88%
- New Mexico: 87.9%
- Georgia: 86.9%
- North Carolina: 85.6%
- Oregon: 82.4%
- Nevada: 82.2%
- Florida: 81.6%
- Arizona: 80.4%
- Wisconsin: 58.4%
- Iowa: 53.8%
- Michigan: 52.8%
- Ohio: 46.3%
Between the lines: Pennsylvania is at 34.3%. Historically only about 5% of Pennsylvanians have voted by mail.
What’s next: Early voting ends today in Texas, Nevada, Massachusetts, Maine Idaho, Georgia, Arizona and parts of Utah.
- It ends tomorrow in North Carolina, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Virginia, West Virginia and parts of Florida.
The bottom line: Many states face an unprecedented task of handling this year’s volume of mail-in ballots.
- While some states require only that ballots be postmarked by or shortly before Election Day, others require ballots to be received by election officials on Tuesday.
- Many states also can’t begin counting their mail-in ballots until Election Day, which is likely to cause a backlog in results — and could shift results in Biden’s favor as more get counted in the following days.
Go deeper: Republican Party officials say they’re already looking to Pennsylvania, Minnesota and Nevada as likely battlegrounds for post-election lawsuits if the results are close, Axios’ Stef Kight reports.
Team Evil is going to really go full mental to steal the election, but that’s why they have the Trump Supreme Court (and let’s face it, Trump does own it), so we’ve gotta keep the momentum going into the final stretch.
And a bit on ownership: I read someplace that the vast majority of the laws on the books are about property: who owns it and what rights do the owners have. There’s a paltry amount of laws about civil rights and as the Roberts’ SCOTUS has shown us, they are all about taking Civil Rights away, especially about voting rights. They are soon to take away women’s rights, and LGBTQ rights. Make no mistake about it, they are coming for everyone.
Republicans see themselves as being the owners of the country, and they are all up about protecting their property. Everyone else is a squatter in their view. Our job this (and every election) is to disabuse them of the notion that they own it all.
You give Team Evil and inch and they are stealing SCOTUS seats. There’s no negotiating with terrorists, and by that reasoning there’s no negotiating with Republicans. Vote them out, squash them and laugh afterwards. Make them crawl to us.
Vote them out. From Prznint, through the Senate, through the House, down to the local street sweeper and lamp lighter, vote them all out. Make a clean sweep, and then do a eff’ing victory dance and spike the ball.