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jorgevlorgan

(8,877 posts)
Sat Sep 19, 2020, 07:28 PM Sep 2020

Do you think that the election will be called on election day?

I think that a lot of the distrust that's been created around the USPS have gotten a ton of votes to vote early and in person. I also think that elections offices will receive most ballots by election day, and be able to have started processing them before the election. As a result, I think that the likelihood of not knowing who the president is on election day will be very slim.


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Yes, We will know on election night who the president will be.
14 (56%)
No, it will take several days or weeks before we finally know who the president will be.
11 (44%)
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Do you think that the election will be called on election day? (Original Post) jorgevlorgan Sep 2020 OP
voted yes cuz the trends will be perfectly clear IMO nt msongs Sep 2020 #1
Like pre election polling + exit polls? jorgevlorgan Sep 2020 #2
based on ballots counted election night and or early next morning nt msongs Sep 2020 #3
Yeah I am hoping to know on election night. jorgevlorgan Sep 2020 #6
trump will call it as he may have more votes on the election night AlexSFCA Sep 2020 #4
Hell no! SergeStorms Sep 2020 #5
But if the writing is on the wall, and it becomes statistically imposttible for Trump to win, should jorgevlorgan Sep 2020 #8
Not to Rump. SergeStorms Sep 2020 #32
If Joe is polling up by 7 and earliest returns are +7, it might get called. NightWatcher Sep 2020 #7
What kind of liquor should I have on the ready, just in case? jorgevlorgan Sep 2020 #9
Just hold off on the brown liquor. I've got cannabis and muscle relaxers. NightWatcher Sep 2020 #11
The Balvenie single malt Scotch liberaltrucker Sep 2020 #13
What ever you pick I will start drinking again Chainfire Sep 2020 #15
No!!! DemsIn2020 Sep 2020 #10
Stop.. with every dark scenario..it isn't helpful Thekaspervote Sep 2020 #14
And Optimism helps? Chainfire Sep 2020 #17
stopping Comey would have helped. None if the doom and gloomers suggested JI7 Sep 2020 #30
Sorry.. DemsIn2020 Sep 2020 #18
I am afraid you are right Chainfire Sep 2020 #16
Hope you're wrong! jorgevlorgan Sep 2020 #24
Who gives a shit what Trump will say. JI7 Sep 2020 #29
I think we'll know by the time election polls close on the West Coast. kurtcagle Sep 2020 #12
Michigan judge just ruled JustAnotherGen Sep 2020 #19
Still, I'm sure if it isn't close, we will know who won it. jorgevlorgan Sep 2020 #25
If they did it like we are doing it in NJ JustAnotherGen Sep 2020 #28
We will know by 11:00 pm Eastern. Thunderbeast Sep 2020 #20
I like the way you think 👌 I also think Ohio and Georgia Tribetime Sep 2020 #27
Yeah, by Trump. Otherwise, no. n/t demmiblue Sep 2020 #21
I passed because it all depends on Florida Fiendish Thingy Sep 2020 #22
No nt ☹ Raine Sep 2020 #23
We will make it overwhelmingly obvious! List left Sep 2020 #26
hard to say - Trump still has Russia and voter suppression Skittles Sep 2020 #31

jorgevlorgan

(8,877 posts)
6. Yeah I am hoping to know on election night.
Sat Sep 19, 2020, 07:35 PM
Sep 2020

Do you think Trump will concede once the media calls it? Or will he just claim it was all rigged, litigate it till inauguration day and hide in his bunker until he is evicted?

AlexSFCA

(6,154 posts)
4. trump will call it as he may have more votes on the election night
Sat Sep 19, 2020, 07:34 PM
Sep 2020

the ballots will continue to be counted unless SC puts a stop to it.

SergeStorms

(19,222 posts)
5. Hell no!
Sat Sep 19, 2020, 07:35 PM
Sep 2020

I've been saying for years that there should be paper ballots for all, and if it takes a month to count them all, SO WHAT!

If they declared Biden the winner on election night Trump would cry "it's too early, make sure all the votes are counted before declaring a winner!" You know he would. It'll take however long it takes, and no one should be declared the winner untill all the votes are counted.

jorgevlorgan

(8,877 posts)
8. But if the writing is on the wall, and it becomes statistically imposttible for Trump to win, should
Sat Sep 19, 2020, 07:37 PM
Sep 2020

n't he concede? The truth is, if Biden is ahead on election day and polling is still telling us the same thing, then wouldn't it be obvious Trump lost?

SergeStorms

(19,222 posts)
32. Not to Rump.
Sun Sep 20, 2020, 01:06 AM
Sep 2020

You know he's going to kick and scream and hold his breath until he turns blue. I couldn't care less if he held his breath until he died, but in the end, Rump is just a big screaming baby and will not go gently into that good night.

NightWatcher

(39,343 posts)
7. If Joe is polling up by 7 and earliest returns are +7, it might get called.
Sat Sep 19, 2020, 07:36 PM
Sep 2020

If local races trend the same way, we might be ecstatic.

NightWatcher

(39,343 posts)
11. Just hold off on the brown liquor. I've got cannabis and muscle relaxers.
Sat Sep 19, 2020, 07:45 PM
Sep 2020

I might take ecstasy and fill my bathtub full of red jello and let my chihuahua and dachshund go crazy just to be a distraction from the news.

 

Chainfire

(17,757 posts)
15. What ever you pick I will start drinking again
Sat Sep 19, 2020, 07:50 PM
Sep 2020

I just hope that I don't want is laced with cyanide.

 

DemsIn2020

(81 posts)
10. No!!!
Sat Sep 19, 2020, 07:40 PM
Sep 2020

Trump will never conceded.. Even if Joe is up by +10 he will claim voter fraud and double ballots. This is where I get worried cause his cronies will run a investigation, then his SCOTUS will make him the winner.

I hate to say it, but this is going to suck big time.

JI7

(89,673 posts)
30. stopping Comey would have helped. None if the doom and gloomers suggested
Sat Sep 19, 2020, 09:30 PM
Sep 2020

how to actually win and deal with things .

 

DemsIn2020

(81 posts)
18. Sorry..
Sat Sep 19, 2020, 07:56 PM
Sep 2020

I am not trying to be dark, but I just don't think Trump is going to say ok, Joe you win.

He has all the power now.

jorgevlorgan

(8,877 posts)
24. Hope you're wrong!
Sat Sep 19, 2020, 08:27 PM
Sep 2020

And with an overwhelming victory, I have no doubt you likely will be. But if it is close or even close-ish, we will likely see a redux of 2000 on steroids.

kurtcagle

(1,768 posts)
12. I think we'll know by the time election polls close on the West Coast.
Sat Sep 19, 2020, 07:45 PM
Sep 2020

If Pennsylvania and North Carolina goes against Trump, I think he's lost, because if he's lost NC in particular, he's lost Florida, and without Florida, Trump is screwed. If Ohio votes against him, it'll be a blowout.

jorgevlorgan

(8,877 posts)
25. Still, I'm sure if it isn't close, we will know who won it.
Sat Sep 19, 2020, 08:29 PM
Sep 2020

And even if we haven't won the state (doubtful), most states will have counted the majority of the votes by the time west coast polls close, I think.

JustAnotherGen

(32,602 posts)
28. If they did it like we are doing it in NJ
Sat Sep 19, 2020, 09:25 PM
Sep 2020

We would know in a week. They will start counting ballots two weeks prior to the polls closing.

Thunderbeast

(3,457 posts)
20. We will know by 11:00 pm Eastern.
Sat Sep 19, 2020, 08:01 PM
Sep 2020

By 9:00 it will be clear that Trump 's path to 270 is gone. Michigan, Pennsylvania, Florida, and North Carolina, will be solid blue. Ohio and Georgia will be trending for Biden.

By 10:00 Wisconsin and Minnesota will be called. Texas and Iowa. Early results from Arizona will be promising.

At 11:00 results from the Pacific Blue Wall including Nevada will give Biden a solid 300+ tally in the Electoral College with another 100 EVs still not clear from states like Ohio, Georgia, Iowa, and Texas. By that time, they won't matter.

The win will be unambiguous and humiliating for the man-child POTUS.

Tradition would have us hear a warm concession speech to begin uniting the country. Instead we will hear baseless charges of voter fraud and Presidential grievance. The Brooks Brothers Riot team will do their best to make noise and file frivolous lawsuits, but the die will be cast.

Trump will arrange his own pardon, and pardons for hundreds of friends and familiy. He will try to escape accountability, but state finance laws and civil suits for fraud and rape will bankrupt him again. The Russians will pull the vig. He may soon find himself between Russian hitmen and an open window in a tall building. Putin does not want his puppet exposing the crimes once Trump is no use to him.

Buckle up. The election is only the beginning.

Fiendish Thingy

(16,591 posts)
22. I passed because it all depends on Florida
Sat Sep 19, 2020, 08:12 PM
Sep 2020

Florida counts it’s absentee ballots as they are received, so the tally can be released immediately after the polls close.

It’s quite likely that a winner can be projected for FL on election night.

If Trump wins FL, then we may have to wait several days, perhaps weeks, for final counts In other states to be certified.

However, if Biden wins FL, it’s all over for Trump, he has no path to 270 EV’s without FL.

If Biden wins FL, then we will know the next president on election night, we just won’t know by how much he won.

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