I have a lot of respect for Joe Biden, and he was always among my first choices for the Democratic nominee. I thought long and hard about others, but unfortunately I have to think electability is the most important factor this year, and I believe Joe Biden has the best chance of beating Trump. I would have voted for any Democratic candidate, but I am very comfortable with Biden. I am concerned however that he is not being able to get his voice heard the during shutdowns and the Coronavirus non-stop media coverage. When he does speak, he usually comports himself very well. However, he does need to be much more visible as the election approaches.
elosha11 Out of curiosity, who were your other first choices?
For a while, I was seriously considering Kamala Harris. Now I would favor Biden picking either Elizabeth Warren or Stacey Abrams as VP. Given the race riots now, I am leaning towards Stacy. She doesn't have massive amounts of experience, but she is articulate, well organized, and sincere (for a politician).
I liked Bernie somewhat as well, but I don't think his electability was nearly as strong as Biden's. And it is imperative for the good of our country and the world that Trump be defeated. That is the most important of any factor this election.
Post by Infinity Blade on Nov 4, 2020 21:51:08 GMT 5
Not sure either. This morning I thought that Trump was probably going to win, but now Michigan is leaning towards Biden. If the leanings as of right now are maintained, Biden will just barely win out with 270 electoral votes. But of course, things can change, and, if I'm interpreting things correctly, a substantial number of votes still need to be processed in both Nevada and Pennsylvania (to a lesser extent, every other as-yet-undecided state).
>Most important election of the last 30 years so far >Trump leads in states that would cut off biden's victory >"Gee, Pennsylvania. We sure are tired and a water pipe broke in one building so everyone has to leave these votes unsupervised. We're going to stop counting and/or reporting for 3 hours at 95% done and totally not do illicit stuff. You can join us if you want."-Wisconsin, Michigan, and other important pink states >3 hrs later shittons of ballots magically flow in in favor of Biden by a factor of 94 % (something which sources on both sides reported was going to be like 6/10 in favor instead the night of) >Conveniently almost all are for Biden and are just enough to give him the lead HMMMMMMMMM
Biden should win, but it's not a given yet. Trump will continue to self-servingly claim "fraud" or illegality, but if Biden can win Penn. Nevada and Arizona (and as a bonus Georgia), it will be almost impossible on a recount(s) or legal actions to change the result. If Biden flips Arizona, Michigan, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, AND Georgia, it won't be a landslide, and not even a "mandate," but it would be 306 electoral college votes. Not a repudiation of Trump, sadly, but a clear, undisputable victory for Biden, who is light years better than Trump.
And no -- there is no evidence whatsoever of fraud. Counting legal votes after Nov. 3 is not "stealing" votes, that's just Trump lying and disgracing himself -- yet again.
From what I understand, early votes were biased towards Trump while later votes were skewed in Biden's favor. Biden's probably going to win but it's pretty sad that Trump got so close lol.
From what I gather it depends on the state law. Some vetted and counted mail-in ballots beforehand/first, resulting in an initial surge for Biden but later catching-up for Trump (e.g. Texas and Florida). Some (e.g. Pennsylvania and Michigan) counted them last because state law did not permit them to start until election day, resulting in early leads for Trump but Biden catching up in the late stages as the postal votes started trickling in. If I may just say so, it is kinda ridiculous to decide stuff like this on the state level so that there is no nationally uniform framework for federal elections. But it’s not really surprising from a country that doesn’t seem willing to accept that in a democracy 600k people should not have just as much legislative power as 40 million.
Now if anyone (e.g. Trump himself) is seriously surprised that postal votes are strongly in favour of Biden then I’m sorry, but they must be mentally challenged (and seriously so). Trump spent months campaigning against postal votes in no uncertain terms and the main reason for the surge in postal votes is the pandemic, which republican voters have been consistently polled as being far less worried about than democrats. Ergo, republican voters are way more likely to vote in person, and by inference way less likely to vote by mail. Anything BUT a decisive lead for Biden in the mail-in votes would be suspicious.
At this point everything Trump and his supporters do is just making him seem more and more ridiculous. Well ok, that was literally everything he did since he entered the political stage. But it is becoming more and more obvious now and should be obvious for even his staunchest supporters. The Trump campaign immediately alledged fraud in states like Michigan/Wisconsin/Pennsylvania as Biden gained ground there, even though it was expected, and f*ing demanded the counting of legitimate ballots to stop (what kind of democracy would that be?), even though a blue shift was to be expected in those states, while simultaneously organizing armed protests in Arizona to demand every last vote to be counted (which wasn’t ever in any doubt to begin with). He’s not even trying to seem like he’s interested in democracy or fair elections any more.
According to TAP, Biden passed the required 270 electoral votes. Assuming there was no manipulation (which I strongly presume), he has this in the bag. If Trump refuses to accept the result (which I strongly presume he will), I hope he doesn't achieve anything worse than being a source of amusement.
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Supercommunist: Is there a freshwater equivalent of seagrass meadows?
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hypezephyr: IN DROWN, WATER WILL CHIMPS
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kekistani: IN WATER, CHIMPS WILL DROWN.
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kekistani: The virgin and bluepilled Mokele Mbembe versus the CHAD and REDPILLED Water Elephant
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Ceratodromeus: Considering even the most terrestrially inclined extant crocodilians are also very good swimmers, i see zero reason for sebechids to not be.
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Infinity Blade: Virtually every terrestrial animal can swim if it needs to. I don't know about tail flexibility, though.
Feb 21, 2021 22:17:14 GMT 5
jhg: Probably not. Terrestrial crocodiles stayed on land for a good reason.
Feb 21, 2021 11:17:16 GMT 5
Supercommunist: Do you think sebecids and other crocodile-like terrestrial animals were good swimmers and if so, would they have used their tails to swim or would they have been too stiff?
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Infinity Blade: Welcome to World of Animals.
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Supercommunist: Any idea how well pterosaurs would have fared in extremely cold climates? I can't help but assume that their wing membranes would be more vunerable to frostbite than a bird's wing.
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Supercommunist: Question: I know a bearded vulture's diet consists mainly of bone marrow, but are they able to derive nutritional value from old bones or do the bones have to be relatively fresh?
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Infinity Blade: Happy New Year mudda fuggas.
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