Although it has been stated frequently, the 2020 presidential election, and the congressional, particularly the senate, elections, are clearly the most important since the elections of 1860. At stake is whether the country shall remain a democratic republic, or descend into the treacherous abyss of socialism.
Democrats enter presidential elections with a virtually inherent electoral advantage. Of the six largest electoral states two, California and New York, are guaranteed for them, and one, Illinois, an almost certain winner. The remaining three, Texas, Pennsylvania, and Florida. may be very close, possibly with delayed final results. Of the latter group, Florida is the key, a virtual must win for Trump. Its improved systems should bring about a timely submission of results.
The most consequential result of the 2020 presidential election was that the so-called “blue wave,” the nationwide Democratic landslide predicted by virtually all pollsters, as well as the major media, did not materialize. That failure was not only manifest in the down to the wire Presidential contest, but in both houses of Congress, and in statehouses across the United States.
Election results from the Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic states, all reliably Democrat, provided Biden with an expected early windfall. The numbers from Middle America, initially from Indiana and Kentucky, then expanding into other similar states and the reliably Republican southern states, then emerged. With the addition of Florida’s 29 electoral votes, Trump numbers surged ahead. His momentum, however, slowed when the left coast bloc of California, Oregon, and Washington, with its combined 74 electoral votes, became known. Later, the closer than expected Texas results, supplied the Trump campaign with an additional 38 electoral votes!
A thunderous surprise is currently resounding throughout America. No one, not the pollsters, the major media, or even many of his supporters, thought President Trump could repeat the magic of 2016. It now seems virtually indisputable that, regardless of the final outcome of this election, he will continue to be a preeminent influence on the future of the United States!
There are many reasons for his astounding 2020 performance. Perhaps most importantly, voters could not forget, that prior to the Pandemic, President Trump had created the strongest economy in American history. Secondly, he conveyed an image of strength, self assurance, and leadership. Who else could have arisen from a Covid 19 sick bed and conducted a series of 3-5 fundraisers daily in the final days of the campaign? Many voters, whether or not they approved of Trump personally, undoubtedly felt comforted by those attributes in this time of national peril!
Another important factor turned out to be the “repressed” Trump vote. Because of all the threats to his voters by groups like BLM and Antifa, and the antipathy to him by some friends, and even family members, many hid their vote, but did vote for him. The greatly improved Republican “ground game,” the get out the vote effort, was a major contributor, His carefully cultivating minority voters resulted in improved numbers among Asian, Black, and especially, Hispanic voters. Finally, the Democrats, and their acolyte media servant’s four year personal assault on the President, instead of focusing on matters important to voters self-interest, turned many voters off.
American political history is abundant with chicanery. Among the most common examples is the disappearance of votes cast, and the magical appearance of substantial clusters of votes suddenly discovered in mysterious locations. The votes of people who have moved to other states are frequently counted. Although perhaps exaggerated, “dead people” are still often counted. Other examples include acceptance of ballots improperly completed, or arriving past legal deadlines. Poll watchers are often prevented from proper access, a suspicious practice naturally causing questions about what violations are deliberately being hidden.
In the current elections, an especially ominous development suddenly took place. At the end of election day President Trump was ahead in all the remaining key states. In an unprecedented move those states, all run by Democrats, suddenly stopped counting votes for the day. To the experienced political eye, that provided the time and opportunity for varieties of political corruption, such as the ability to see how many more votes they needed to manufacture. Not surprisingly, in the following morning, large Trump vote margins began to steadily disappear.
When candidate Biden precipitously assumed the title of “President-elect,” he spoke of unity. It will be interesting to see whether his ultra-radical left, already preparing an “enemies list,” will permit that. There may be a period of recounts and continuing litigation in many states, which will eventually wind their way through State Courts, Federal District and Appellate Courts, and probably the United States Supreme Court. It may be weeks before America will know who is actually the next legally elected President of the United States. In Bush v Gore in 1980, it was not until well into December that the Supreme Court finally resolved the election. In the intervening period, it will be absolutely essential for citizens of the great American Republic to carefully, and continuously, monitor this process!
“It’s Not Who Votes That Counts, It’s Who Counts The Votes”