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Axios Launches Jonathan Swan Podcast on Trump’s Final Days

Swan scored some major scoops during the Trump years, and conducted a memorable interview with the president last July, in which he challenged him on the government’s pandemic response. For the podcast, Swan aims to deliver scoops about unreported meetings and the breakdown of Trump’s relationships within his own government, while also delivering a propulsive narrative.

The arc begins on election night, when Trump delivered what Swan calls a “premeditated, cynical victory speech that he planned out privately since at least early October,” and traces “the direct line that goes from that speech to the sacking of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.”

Swan’s sources all spoke on deep background, and would not agree to go on tape, creating a challenge for a podcast. As the narrator, Swan will be channeling his sources, offering precise detail about White House meetings, including where people were sitting and what food was served.
I've already listened to episode one and it's going to be a very intriguing series. I'm in!

#JonathanSwan #Axios #podcast #Trump #election2020
Axios Launches Jonathan Swan Podcast on Trump’s Final Days
 

Axios Launches Jonathan Swan Podcast on Trump’s Final Days

Swan scored some major scoops during the Trump years, and conducted a memorable interview with the president last July, in which he challenged him on the government’s pandemic response. For the podcast, Swan aims to deliver scoops about unreported meetings and the breakdown of Trump’s relationships within his own government, while also delivering a propulsive narrative.

The arc begins on election night, when Trump delivered what Swan calls a “premeditated, cynical victory speech that he planned out privately since at least early October,” and traces “the direct line that goes from that speech to the sacking of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.”

Swan’s sources all spoke on deep background, and would not agree to go on tape, creating a challenge for a podcast. As the narrator, Swan will be channeling his sources, offering precise detail about White House meetings, including where people were sitting and what food was served.
I've already listened to episode one and it's going to be a very intriguing series. I'm in!

#JonathanSwan #Axios #podcast #Trump #election2020
Axios Launches Jonathan Swan Podcast on Trump’s Final Days
 
And to complete a harmonious triad of end-of-term, following Colbert/Melania's Broadway sendoff, and "Slip-Sliding Away".....

Randy Rainbow: SEASONS OF TRUMP


#election2020 #inauguration #trumpvirus #MakeAmericaSaneAgain
 

Ahead of the inauguration, much of D.C. closed off like never before

In an unprecedented move, the Mall and much of the surrounding area is closed to the public days ahead of next week’s presidential inauguration. Hundreds of thousands of spectators typically watch the ceremonies, but this year, the Secret Service has launched a massive security operation to protect the Biden inauguration following last week’s short-lived insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.

Vehicle traffic in much of the city will be prohibited or limited to residents and businesses only. Metro is shuttering stations in the city’s core and near the Mall. Street closures will continue through Thursday, and are subject to change at the discretion of the Secret Service. ..
Red and green zones, traffic barricades and razor-wire-topped high fencing extending 4--6 blocks from the Capitol, White House, Mall, and Pennsylvania Avenue. It looks like occupied Baghdad.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/dc-md-va/2021/01/15/ahead-inauguration-much-dc-closed-off-like-never-before/

#politics #uspol #JoeBiden #inauguration #election2020 #security #WashingtonDC
 

For those keeping tabs on the Georgia election and US Senate balance: Swearing in likely between January 15--22nd


Lost to the dusty fog of the ancient history of last Tuesday, two Democratic candidates beat their Republican incumbents in Georgia's runoff elections by margins exceeding automatic recount mandates. One of those incumbents' terms expired January 3rd, meaning the Senate now has 99 members.

Counties must certify results by January 15th, and the state by January 22nd, though possibly earlier. Swearing in will follow.

Vice President Mike Pence continues to hold the tie-breaking vote until noon on the 20th at which point VP-elect Kamala Harris becomes Vice President and President of the Senate, with a tie-breaking vote. Balance swings to the Democrats at some point between the 20th and 22nd, and Senator Chuck Schumer of New York becomes the presumed Majority Leader.

Barring further vacancies or shifts in allegiance, the Senate will have 49 democrats, 1 independent (Sanders, VT), caucusing with the Democrats, and 50 GOP members.

With a simple majority, the Democrats can pass legislation, confirm appointments, and change chamber rules. They lack the 2/3 majority required to impeach, approve treaties, or approve Constitutional amendments without further GOP votes. Some power-sharing will occur, and Committee memberships will be evenly split, with co-chairs.

I'm unclear on the rules for censuring or removing the chamber's own members, six GOP members of whom are widely considered to have supported sedition and overthrow of the elected executive representative of the People of the United States: Josh Hawley of Missouri, Ted Cruz of Texas, Tommy Tuberville of Alabama, Cindy Hyde-Smith of Mississippi, Roger Marshall of Kansas, and John Kennedy of Louisiana.

#uspol #politics #georgia #USSenate #ChuckSchumer #Election2020
 

I'd argued as the election was called in early November that the Turd was spent


I thought this would be apparent sooner rather than later, though as @Isaac Ji Kuo pointed out, settling the Georgia Senate run-offd, thanks to Stacey Abrams, was the decisive turn. I learned of yesterday's coup attempt tuning in to catch election returns, and finding myself occupied somewhat longer than expected.

That said, my assessment seems to have held up well; Trump is spent and it's gone quite poorly for the GOP.

See previousdly: Spent.

#politics #election2020 #spent
 

Stacey Abrams saved the Republic


Yesterday's repudiation of Trump by some of the seditious GOP (but by no means all) was the result of flipping Georgia blue, and that the consequence of long-term and farsighted legwork by Stacey Abrams. She is a national treasure of the United States.

https://www.theroot.com/stacey-abrams-is-not-your-superhero-mule-or-god-she-i-1846001869

#StaceyAbrams #election2020 #Jan6Coup #DumpTrump #blm
 
You don't say! Ya think? (Earth to Captain Obvious!)
Reality refreshment of the day.

New York Attorney General Letitia James Accuses Donald Trump of Sedition


#sedition #corruption #trumpvirus #teflondon #Election2020 #SDNY #criminality #justice
New York Attorney General Letitia James Accuses Donald Trump of Sedition
 
It's almost tangible...

Countdown to Inauguration


#Election2020
#TrumpVirus
#MakeAmericaSaneAgain
 
It's official

The electors have voted and Joe Biden is confirmed as president-elect


With the vote of California’s electors, President-elect Joe Biden’s Electoral College win over Donald Trump is formalized. States have been voting throughout the day, but it took California’s 55 votes to bring Biden over the 270 needed to win.

Hawaii’s four electors still have to cast their votes, but Biden’s win is sealed. Not that we should expect a gracious—or any—acknowledgement from Trump. Earlier in the day, White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany refused to even answer a question about whether Trump would accept the result.

#Election2020 #ElectionResult #BidenWins
 
It's official

The electors have voted and Joe Biden is confirmed as president-elect


With the vote of California’s electors, President-elect Joe Biden’s Electoral College win over Donald Trump is formalized. States have been voting throughout the day, but it took California’s 55 votes to bring Biden over the 270 needed to win.

Hawaii’s four electors still have to cast their votes, but Biden’s win is sealed. Not that we should expect a gracious—or any—acknowledgement from Trump. Earlier in the day, White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany refused to even answer a question about whether Trump would accept the result.

#Election2020 #ElectionResult #BidenWins
 



Daily brief / cartoon by Walt Handelsman- “Plug Pulled”

One more bigly delusion and denial of reality, gone down the drain.
Imagine when the non-stop stream of toxic lies and the denial/refutation of reality cease and healing and life can proceed… Jan 20.
Sanity ahead, if we work together to join agains common enemies rather than ourselves or our shared reality.

#trumpvirus #election2020 #MakeAmericaSaneAgain
 
Very calm, thoughtful, and interesting interview on PBS
For anyone curious about Lincoln Project &/or U.S. politics, here is "context & perspective".

Context: Lincoln Project is founded by former Republican strategists (campaigns, polls, etc.), long-time party loyalists.
Until Trump. They were concerned that he would destroy their beloved party, much less the country's ideals & values.
And they determined they had to come together to save country and party and America-the-vision, "the American experiment".

Perspective: Listen to Schmidt! Amanpour asks also about "in your face" ads, and "what allowed him to make this his party?"
Lincoln Project’s Steve Schmidt: American Democracy Was Deliberately Poisoned | Amanpour and Company

#Election2020 #LincolnProject #Amanpour #SteveSchmidt #politics #democracy #psychology #UShistory #trumpism
 

Biden to carry Georgia after second recount: state election official

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrat Joe Biden is headed toward victory in Georgia in the 2020 U.S. presidential election after the state’s second recount, Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger said on Wednesday, rejecting false claims of fraud in the race.

“It looks like Vice President Biden will be carrying Georgia, and he is our president-elect,” Raffensperger, a Republican, said at a news conference after noting that no substantial changes have been seen in a second recount demanded by Republican President Donald Trump’s campaign. ...
An unexpeccted highlight of the endless recounts and challenges is watching Joe Biden and Kamala Harris win, win and win again.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-georgia/biden-to-carry-georgia-after-second-recount-state-election-official-idUSKBN28C29P

#election2020 #georgia #BidenHarris2020 #JoeBiden #KamalaHarris
 
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Setting such a low Barr - or, musically phrased, the "tweeter and the Monkey man".
And the wall came down, all the way to Hell...

... but even that isn't low enough for the likes of Ghouliani and company

#Election2020 #trumpvirus
 
Trump officially loses in Michigan

Michigan board votes to certify the state’s election results, dealing Trump another blow


DETROIT — The Michigan Board of Canvassers voted Monday to certify the state's election results, effectively awarding the state's 16 electoral votes to President-elect Joe Biden, who defeated President Trump with a margin of more than 155,000 votes.

The decision dealt another blow to Trump’s unprecedented effort to undo Biden’s win by attempting to delay the certification of the election results in key states.

Three out the four board members voted for certification after a dramatic political dispute over finalizing the vote tally roiled the state.

[Who was the holdout?, one wonders.]

... The lone holdout was GOP board member Norman Shinkle, who told The Washington Post in an interview last week that he was leaning toward seeking a delay. Shinkle cited a debunked conspiracy theory aired by Trump that voting machines made by a company called Dominion deleted thousands of Trump votes.

[Bad news for The Great National Embarrassment]

Monday’s board meeting served as one of Trump’s final stands in an increasingly futile attempt to stall Biden’s official victory.

[Republicans are naturally upset that Michigan refused to see Trump's imaginary "election fraud"]

Laura Cox, director of the Republican Party of Michigan, countered that the board had to delay certification.

“There are too many questions that need to be answered, too many numerical anomalies,” she said, adding: “This election had issues.”

[No, dear. The election did not have issues. It is the Republican Party -- The Entire Republican Party -- that "has issues". Like really serious issues; the kind of thing that gets people put into rubber rooms. You people are fucking nuts. But this does not surprise the rest of the world. You still believe in Sky Gods. Would you people just grow the fuck up already? Or at least let the grownups make the decisions. If you're going to act like spoiled, scared, idiotic children, then be prepared to be treated that way.]

#Election2020 #Michigan #VoteCertified #Trump #TrumpLosesMichigan
 
Trump officially loses in Michigan

Michigan board votes to certify the state’s election results, dealing Trump another blow


DETROIT — The Michigan Board of Canvassers voted Monday to certify the state's election results, effectively awarding the state's 16 electoral votes to President-elect Joe Biden, who defeated President Trump with a margin of more than 155,000 votes.

The decision dealt another blow to Trump’s unprecedented effort to undo Biden’s win by attempting to delay the certification of the election results in key states.

Three out the four board members voted for certification after a dramatic political dispute over finalizing the vote tally roiled the state.

[Who was the holdout?, one wonders.]

... The lone holdout was GOP board member Norman Shinkle, who told The Washington Post in an interview last week that he was leaning toward seeking a delay. Shinkle cited a debunked conspiracy theory aired by Trump that voting machines made by a company called Dominion deleted thousands of Trump votes.

[Bad news for The Great National Embarrassment]

Monday’s board meeting served as one of Trump’s final stands in an increasingly futile attempt to stall Biden’s official victory.

[Republicans are naturally upset that Michigan refused to see Trump's imaginary "election fraud"]

Laura Cox, director of the Republican Party of Michigan, countered that the board had to delay certification.

“There are too many questions that need to be answered, too many numerical anomalies,” she said, adding: “This election had issues.”

[No, dear. The election did not have issues. It is the Republican Party -- The Entire Republican Party -- that "has issues". Like really serious issues; the kind of thing that gets people put into rubber rooms. You people are fucking nuts. But this does not surprise the rest of the world. You still believe in Sky Gods. Would you people just grow the fuck up already? Or at least let the grownups make the decisions. If you're going to act like spoiled, scared, idiotic children, then be prepared to be treated that way.]

#Election2020 #Michigan #VoteCertified #Trump #TrumpLosesMichigan
 
Precious.
Brian Williams out-did himself here, as Geraldo managed to slither still deeper into Fox-induced #TrumpVirus

A short show-ender with twists & turns.
We know it's a #trumpvirus, and we know Trump wants credit for "branding". So.... this take from BW last night.

Geraldo Rivera Wants To Name The Covid-19 Vaccine After Trump | The 11th Hour | MSNBC


#Election2020 #disinformation #psychopathology #branding #media #spin #TMD
 
3 minutes of stark, grim reality, at the top of tonight's CBS network news. Comments are lighting up Twitter, basically saying this is, sadly, indeed a clear snapshot worthy of a time capsule. Hopefully buried along with the #trumpvirus very soon.

"America" is self-destructing. With a lot of help from friends of the Devil... and ignorance, denial, disinformation & "accelerants".
#TrumpVirusDeathToll250K - and skyrocketing, aided & abetted | #MakeAmericaSaneAgain | #Election2020

Trump campaign to request recount of two Wisconsin counties


Thin-slice: Trump has scaled down his meritless lawsuits to save money as campaign funs are further depleted - after he already diverted funds to himself and is now swindling/conning the public - again - in setting up "election" defense funds which benefit... him.)

[Full Version: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/trump-campaign-to-request-recount-of-two-wisconsin-counties/ ]
 
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Meanwhile...


As his sidekick Jon Batiste says, "Yes Indeed!"

#quarantine #Election2020
 
Starting to look even more like a coup: Trump is forcing republicans to choose between him and democracy. They are choosing him.

The Warning Lights Are Still Flashing Red


Thanks to @Hank G for the original post.

... By refusing to concede, Trump is establishing yet another loyalty test for Republicans, yet another gangland initiation rite. And so far, Republicans are lining up to demonstrate just how loyal they can be.

... This is, to borrow Hungarian sociologist Bálint Magyar’s framework, “an autocratic attempt.” That’s the stage in the transition toward autocracy in which the would-be autocrat is trying to sever his power from electoral check. If he’s successful, autocratic breakthrough follows, and then autocratic consolidation occurs. In this case, the would-be autocrat stands little chance of being successful. But he will not entirely fail, either. What Trump is trying to form is something akin to an autocracy-in-exile, an alternative America in which he is the rightful leader, and he — and the public he claims to represent — has been robbed of power by corrupt elites.

“Democracy works only when losers recognize that they have lost,” writes political scientist Henry Farrell. That will not happen here.

... To read elected Republicans today — with a few notable exceptions, like Sen. Mitt Romney — is to read a careful, cowardly double-speak. Politician after politician is signaling, as Vice President Mike Pence did, solidarity with the president, while not quite endorsing his conspiracies. Of course every legal vote should be counted. Of course allegations of fraud should be addressed. But that is not what the president is demanding — he is demanding the votes against him be ruled illegal — and they know it...

Even if Trump is rejected in this election, the Republican Party that protected and enabled him will not be...

#Trump #Election2020 #Coup #AutocraticAttempt
 
Starting to look even more like a coup: Trump is forcing republicans to choose between him and democracy. They are choosing him.

The Warning Lights Are Still Flashing Red


Thanks to @Hank G for the original post.

... By refusing to concede, Trump is establishing yet another loyalty test for Republicans, yet another gangland initiation rite. And so far, Republicans are lining up to demonstrate just how loyal they can be.

... This is, to borrow Hungarian sociologist Bálint Magyar’s framework, “an autocratic attempt.” That’s the stage in the transition toward autocracy in which the would-be autocrat is trying to sever his power from electoral check. If he’s successful, autocratic breakthrough follows, and then autocratic consolidation occurs. In this case, the would-be autocrat stands little chance of being successful. But he will not entirely fail, either. What Trump is trying to form is something akin to an autocracy-in-exile, an alternative America in which he is the rightful leader, and he — and the public he claims to represent — has been robbed of power by corrupt elites.

“Democracy works only when losers recognize that they have lost,” writes political scientist Henry Farrell. That will not happen here.

... To read elected Republicans today — with a few notable exceptions, like Sen. Mitt Romney — is to read a careful, cowardly double-speak. Politician after politician is signaling, as Vice President Mike Pence did, solidarity with the president, while not quite endorsing his conspiracies. Of course every legal vote should be counted. Of course allegations of fraud should be addressed. But that is not what the president is demanding — he is demanding the votes against him be ruled illegal — and they know it...

Even if Trump is rejected in this election, the Republican Party that protected and enabled him will not be...

#Trump #Election2020 #Coup #AutocraticAttempt
 
Thank you world, thank you G-d, thank you those who fought, then & now... And thanks Australia, for this compilation. Hoping to rejoin the real world soon! So much gratitude that so many remember "We the People" who still work, hope, and dream of the values & ideals which were/are/can be America. (Breathe... breathe....)

'Bells ringing in Paris': World reacts to Joe Biden win


#America #USA #Election2020 #politics #media #headlines #history #Biden #trumpvirus #KamalaHarris #MakeAmericaSaneAgain
 
Here ya go, YouTube algorithm gods at it again. This just snuck up.
Maybe Google knows how many people online now like this song.
Or maybe it’s an election result. Who knows? But…

Hallelujah!


#ManitobaChamberOrchestra #KDLang #LeonardCohen #Hallelujah #music #musica #musique #Election2020
 
Moving forward (and I know for myself, re-learning to breath & smile as the probable reality still sinks in) ....

There Was Actually a Lot of Good News for the Left on Election Day


While no doubt more tantrums, bombs, and pardons of the vilest creatures from his swamplands are in the cards for just a bit longer..
There are also some silver linings many can tease out of the election results below the top of the ticket. Many will be pleased by the social shifts, even if we all focus, rightfully, on restoring science, rationality, and public and mobilizing to actually address #trumpvirus . Part of it (the super-spreader-in-chief) may now be in check, but the U.S. is still #winning the race for the highest case & death #s.

Amid all the calls to "come together" on the big things, as one nation of citizens, even if we're apparently still in a cultural civil war.
Racism is going to have more attention, along with economic justice and healthcare. And - maybe the incoming socialists will demonstrate to those who don't consider AOC the devil, that European, human-style assurances of basic rights (like healthcare) is NOT Marxism or Che. But we are so manipulated by buzz words. So ready to retire the Trump insignia: "We'll see"™️.... The never-ending pitch to stay tuned to the next installment of "reality TV pretending to be governing" is going to "just disappear, like a miracle".

#StaySafe #BeKind #MakeAmericaSaneAgain #Election2020
 
In case you were wondering about the reality of Trump's "presser in a parking lot"... (It's real. It's very, very real.)

Trump Team Holds News Conference Outside Drab Landscaping Firm, Next to Adult Book Store


#Trump #Election2020 #FourSeasons #ExtraHumiliation #Self-InflictedWounds
 
In case you were wondering about the reality of Trump's "presser in a parking lot"... (It's real. It's very, very real.)

Trump Team Holds News Conference Outside Drab Landscaping Firm, Next to Adult Book Store


#Trump #Election2020 #FourSeasons #ExtraHumiliation #Self-InflictedWounds
 
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Enjoy the complete delusional narcissism and grandiosity while it's about to yield back to reality and reationality.
As the #trumpvirus & corruption "like we've never seen before", nears its expiration date, despite all the denial & obstruction....

A souvenir. This is real. In response to losing the election (in reality).
One thing to be said for Trump's pathology and limited repertoire - As unpredictable and irrational as he is, he's still predictable!

Next up: Healing. Reflection. Mindfulness. Solutions not based on division, but on understanding.
And this is the last time, I hope, we see an incoherent "leadership style" based on "We'll see what happens", not science or facts!

#MakeAmericaSaneAgain
#TrumpVirusDeathToll240K
#Election2020
 
Breathe.... breathe.....
Time to re-learn how to focus, be positive, hopeful, & confident that we have a competent (human!) executive at the healm. Serving us! We the People. Not a personal piggy bank ruled by greed, fantasy & delusion, morality-free. Time to reflect & heal.

Biden wins White House, vowing new direction for divided US


#MakeAmericaSaneAgain #BidenHarris #Election2020 #TrumpVIrus
 
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Breathe .... Breathe .... Breathe ...
A cure for #TrumpVirus is "Around the Corner" - though will need a bit of work and mindfulness.... Thank you G-d.

#trumpvirus #Election2020 #MakeAmericaSaneAgain #BidenHarris #Trump
 

Q: Did mishandling of the #TrumpVirus swing the election by outright killing a critical margin of voters?

A: No.


Comparing COVID-19 deaths and election margins in the four critical states AZ, GA, and NV, plus Wisconsin because reasons, we see margins well above deaths in all but one case:

State Electoral Margin Covid-19 deaths
AZ 29,861 6,109
GA 4,430 8,608
NV 22,657 1,845
PA 28,883 9,059
WI 20,539 2,256
Of the four critical states, any one of which is sufficient to provide a Biden victory, and adding in Wisconsin just because, only Georgia’s Covid-19 deaths exceed the popular vote margin (bolded).

TRUMP DID NOT LOSE THE ELECTION BY SUCCESSFULLY KILLING OFF HIS VOTER BASE, THOUGH HE ARGUABLY CAME CLOSE, AND NOT FOR LACK OF TRYING AND/OR INCOMPETENCE.

Other effects, e.g., disaffecting voters through incompetence, fear, etc, may have changed the outcome. But the needless death of 238,000 Americans as of election day did not do so of itself. Deaths have been doubling about every three months, and multiple doubling periods would be required to exceed vote margins sufficient to cchange overall results. With faster spread and rates of increase that time might be less.

Data from Worldometers (COVID-19) and ABC News (election returns).

#covid19 #election2020 #BidenHarris2020
 

On the Media: This is Us


The week that was, and still continues ...
With Joe Biden approaching victory, Donald Trump and his political allies flooded the internet with conspiracy theories. This week, On the Media examines the misinformation fueling right-wing demonstrations across the country. Plus, why pollsters seemed to get the election wrong — again. And, how the history of the American right presaged the Republican Party's anti-majoritarian turn.

1. John Mark Hansen, professor of political science at the University of Chicago, explains what exactly it would take to steal a presidential election. Listen.

2. Zeynep Tufecki [@zeynep], associate professor at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, argues in favor of doing away with election forecasting models. Listen.

3. Rick Perlstein [@rickperlstein], author of Reaganland: America's Right Turn 1976-1980, on the history of anti-majoritarian politics on the American right. Listen.
Full programme audio:
https://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/audio.wnyc.org/otm/otm110620_cms1066207_pod.mp3

https://www.wnycstudios.org/podcasts/otm/episodes/on-the-media-this-is-us

#OnTheMedia #podcasts #media #politics #election2020
 

After testing positive for coronavirus, White House chief of staff told others not to disclose his condition

Mark Meadows was in the East Room of the White House on election night when the president addressed a crowd of about 150 people. During that event, Meadows worked the room extensively, without a mask, speaking to dozens.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/meadows-covid-white-house/2020/11/06/88847e40-20b3-11eb-90dd-abd0f7086a91_story.html

#covid19 #politics #election2020 #uspol #MarkMeadows
 
Meanwhile...
(No surprise here; as Colbert said, he really should 'get a new act'

Bloomberg: Trump Goes to Court to Avoid Being a ‘Loser’


So clear: He only has a few gears & sound-loops fueling his "alternate facts" and reality-TV gaslighting of 'alternate facts'




Stop the #TrumpVirus - #MakeAmericaSaneAgain #fascism #Election2020 #psychopathology #psychology
 

Pennsylvania Has Flipped!


Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. is the 46th president-elect of the United States, Kamala Devi Harris the vice-president elect, pending Electoral College ballots and House certification.

The Trumpist era is at a close.

Never again.
Decision Desk HQ projects that @JoeBiden has won Pennsylvania and its 20 electoral college votes for a total of 273.

Joe Biden has been elected the 46th President of the United States of America.

Race called at 11-06 08:50 AM EST

All Results: https://results.decisiondeskhq.com/2020/general/pennsylvania
https://twitter.com/DecisionDeskHQ/status/1324710866516905984

#Election2020 #BidenHarris2020 #TrumpDumped
 
A Presidential Election Results - Biden takes the Lead

Biden (D): 49.39.% ( 2,449,371 votes)
Trump (R): 49.37% ( 2,448,454 votes)

Biden Margin: (+917)
Estimated: > 99% votes in

More results here: https://results.decisiondeskhq.com/2020/general/georgia
https://nitter.net/DecisionDeskHQ/status/1324643210283593728

Still not called, but progress.

#election2020 #BidenHarris2020
 

Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight: Still waiting

So … where do we stand here? Well, we’re playing the waiting game. Look, FiveThirtyEight doesn’t “call” elections, and even if we did, we’d probably be exceptionally conservative. But we’re expecting that at some point, Biden will surpass Trump in the vote count in both Georgia and Pennsylvania. When? We don’t know. Possibly in the wee hours of the morning here, but also possibly not. Not so helpful, I know. But we know from our years of covering elections that sometimes important things happen at 3 in the morning … and sometimes they don’t because some key player in the system has literally gone to sleep.
https://fivethirtyeight.com/live-blog/2020-election-results-coverage/

(I wish individual updates could be linked, AFAICT they cannot.)

#election2020
2020 Election: Live Results And Coverage
 
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Central Park today, while escaping the news, with Georgia on my mind...

I do like the way MeWe will display a tile display, easily, from either phone or puter, like this from my phone on a walk today....
But I'm still hoping (doing a lot of hoping of late)... I may have some high-res photos in my camera, and will post a few "here".
In my pora* collection. ;)

Election News - As for Georgia, with 99% of the vote counted, Trump is leading by a few 1000 votes.
In Pennsylvania, however, Biden leads, by a few 10s of 1000's votes. "We'll see what happens"™️ **

** Soon, please!. It's nauseating to hear that constant refrain of the Trumpian national motto, replacing "Liberty & Justice For All".

Meanwhile, back to local Central Park news - We've had only one near-frost in NY and the trees are very slowly turning this year.
I'd say about 50% of Central Park is now colorful, depending on location relative to wind and sun, and types of tree plantings..

There are many more people in the park and in the streets. Horse & buggies are back, but they tell me their riders are not international tourists but people visiting family or craving a change and coming in from upstate New York. Restaurants are doing better, many of my favorites re-opened indoors @ 50% capacity, with outdoor seating too. "We'll see." **

Rather than tourists and weddings, what I saw today in some of the iconic spots were New Yorkers in the park and several photographers and painters, taking advantage of the warm sunny day and decent amount of foliage change, in some nice spots.

TBC - My favorite shot I've seen so far is of the painter at Bow Bridge, which was really gorgeous just at dusk when the bow of the bridge reflects in the water like this. Tried to do different things too, portraits of horses, photos of photographers, different....

I'll never go back to Georgia...

More photography of New York, past and present: www.fenichel.com/NYNY.shtml

#myphoto #CentralPark #November2020 #Election2020 #NewYork #photography #foliage #autumn #fenfotos
 
I'd bet this golden oldie is going to "top the charts" today in the U.S. .

Georgia On My Mind


#Music #classic #RayCharles #musica #musique #Election2020 #Georgia

YouTube: Georgia On My Mind (Ray Charles - Topic)

 
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Shattered


#trumpvirus #election2020 #MakeAmericaSaneAgain
From the land of shock, a short-list of things we'll miss:
  • Science/human based stewardship of nature & parks
  • Social security
  • Justice (economic/legal)
  • Respect/world standing/diplomacy
  • HealthCare
  • Humanity's "better angels" (vs. tweeted anger)
  • America
 
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