I have not written anything here since election night eve. It has been a whirlwind of 2 months, so I’m going to stick with just the election. For starters, on election night itself, trump declared himself the winner of the election, while millions of mail in ballots were still being counted. Now, I’m not sure if you are all aware, but before the election even happened, based on all the polling, the pundits kept saying something about a “red mirage”. It essentially meant, that because republicans usually vote the day of the election, the votes are being counted as they vote. A higher number of Democrats mailed in their ballots in 2020 (because despite what republicans think, there is still a pandemic happening) which means many ballots from democrats did not get counted til the day of the election. It gives the illusion that republicans are ahead, when they hadn’t even got to the bulk of the ballots yet.
Lets dive deeper into why there was a bigger problem here. Despite trump repeating it over and over, there was NOT “election fraud”. Absentee voting has been around since the Civil War, when Abraham Lincoln wanted to get the votes of the soldiers fighting in the war. So, being that there is a extremely contagious virus running rampant in the U.S. this year, many Americans voted this way. Why risk it when you don’t have to? Many states don’t require an excuse. Now, because so many Americans don’t want the virus, they opted to mail in their ballot, which is where the mirage comes into play.
Many democrats used mail in ballots, while republicans listened to their cult leader and went directly in to vote. Nothing wrong with that, but because states have to wait till the day of election to scan the mail in ballots, it looked like republicans had it in the bag. Mirage!
Trump has been claiming voter fraud/election fraud since 2016, and he won that year. He is such a liar, such a narcissist that he believes the lies that come out of his mouth. How do you complain about fraud after winning? I need to know!!!
In the end, it didn’t matter. Joe Biden was declared the actual winner a couple of day later, which you can read what I wrote here. There was still so much more destruction by trump and his minions for the rest of 2020 though.
There was almost a government shut down.