PBP: Joe Biden vs Donald Trump :: The Election That Just Won’t End Thread :: [R]

Discussion in 'Elections' started by Knave, Nov 2, 2020.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Knave

    Knave Member+

    May 25, 1999
    -- -- --

    To Your Election Day Bunkers!

    -- -- --


    636573362635634204-032318d.jpg

    -- -- --

    ClosingEastern1.png
    -- -- --

    For the fourth cycle in a row, I'm starting up the election day thread. Unlike last year, it's not going up early. Learned that lesson ...

    Usually, I use this post to talk about all the weird down-ballot races I'm interested in. This time, there's only one thing I'm interested in. Everything else is an afterthought.

    -- -- --

    HAIL GRIMES!

    -- --
     
    russ, NORML, roby and 2 others repped this.
  2. NORML

    NORML Member+

    Aug 9, 2002
    Lake Wobegon, MN
    Club:
    NSC Minnesota Stars
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  3. Yoshou

    Yoshou Fan of the CCL Champ

    May 12, 2009
    Seattle
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  4. onefineesq

    onefineesq Member+

    Sep 16, 2003
    Laurel, MD
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    First page. And I am still scared as hell.
     
    xtomx repped this.
  5. ceezmad

    ceezmad Member+

    Mar 4, 2010
    Chicago
    Club:
    Chicago Red Stars
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    So who won?
     
  6. Knave

    Knave Member+

    May 25, 1999
    We will know as soon as Dixville Notch votes in a few hours.
     
  7. SetPeace

    SetPeace Member+

    Jun 22, 2004
    SC Illinois
    Club:
    Torquay United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    As usual, Kentucky and Indiana polls are the first ones to close. Both states are expected to go with Trump and may be called fairly early. The Kentucky Senate race could portend what kind of night it will be for each party. If it's called for McConnell in the first 30 minutes or so, it might indicate a decent night for Republicans. If it hasn't been called for him after 45 or 60 minutes, it could indeed be a signal for a big night for the Democrats, even if Amy McGrath were to lose in the end.
     
    dapip repped this.
  8. JamesA

    JamesA Member+

    Dec 7, 2004
    Victoria
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    I'm not even American and I'm terrified for you lot.
     
  9. Boandlkramer

    Boandlkramer Member+

    Apr 9, 2009
    Samma Weltmeister!
    Club:
    FC Bayern München
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    Anxious...... I’m prepared for an unremarkable night, all the way to full on Go-Bag evacuation with my firearms. I have two M80 gas masks that have been maintained, and pretty much a whole combat load of gear, prepared for 6-7 days. I’m not some crazy survivalist, I just never got rid of my gear when I retired. I told my wife, if she sees me in my gear, it’s go time.

    But i hope it’s an uneventful rest of the week.
     
  10. charlie15

    charlie15 Member+

    Mar 9, 2000
    Bethesda, Md
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Do you guys have any plans for tomorrow? Myself, I am planning to go for a nice hike in the morning to clear my mind. Then will do a last round of phone banking to Fl. Will try to take a nap in the afternoon and will have some friends over in the evening for what could be a long night. If it happens to be a short and winning one, I may head downtown to Black Lives matter Plaza!
     
  11. MatthausSammer

    MatthausSammer Moderator
    Staff Member

    Dec 9, 2012
    Canada
    Club:
    Borussia Dortmund
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    I'm simultaneously excited that the nightmare ends and terrified that it won't end.
     
    dapip, edcalvi, FormerGermanGuy and 7 others repped this.
  12. onefineesq

    onefineesq Member+

    Sep 16, 2003
    Laurel, MD
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I, months ago, had resolved to go down there on election night. But in this climate, I am staying far away from that area. Honestly, you should probably find another way to celebrate. Leave the Plaza to the kids.
     
    sitruc and charlie15 repped this.
  13. Q*bert Jones III

    Q*bert Jones III The People's Poet

    Kingston Stockade
    Feb 12, 2005
    Woodstock, NY
    Club:
    DC United
    The way I see it, if Biden wins ANY of NC, PA, GA, or FL then this thing is over early.

    I'm not necessarily expecting that but it would make things a lot more straightforward.
     
    dapip and soccernutter repped this.
  14. Boandlkramer

    Boandlkramer Member+

    Apr 9, 2009
    Samma Weltmeister!
    Club:
    FC Bayern München
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    One thing I’m certain of: people are either going to be crying out of despair or relief tomorrow.
     
  15. charlie15

    charlie15 Member+

    Mar 9, 2000
    Bethesda, Md
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Fair enough.....Since I will have friends over as well. I may just stay put.
     
  16. Knave

    Knave Member+

    May 25, 1999
    I blocked out the whole day ages ago because I knew I'd be useless at anything else. My plans: sleep in as late as possible (seriously), go get coffee at my favorite coffee place (it's takeout with COVID, but you can still sit outside), do a little work around the house, hunker down in my election bunker, drink bourbon, eat leftover Halloween candy, and hope for the best.
     
    charlie15 repped this.
  17. ArsenalMetro

    ArsenalMetro Member+

    United States
    Aug 5, 2008
    Chicago, IL
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    I put off a bunch of mindless work so I can burn through much of the day, then getting drunk, win or lose.

    I also can't go outside because I'm quarantining in NYS.
     
    russ, Q*bert Jones III and charlie15 repped this.
  18. Bootsy Collins

    Bootsy Collins Player of the Year

    Oct 18, 2004
    Capitol Hill
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Stay safe if you go down there. I have no idea whether there'll be "uprest" or not, so I don't know whether one should worry about that; but I have no doubt that there'll be people in a position of authority who'd like to crack down on a crowd regardless, so one should definitely worry about that.
     
  19. Bootsy Collins

    Bootsy Collins Player of the Year

    Oct 18, 2004
    Capitol Hill
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    My understanding is that we we won't know about PA tomorrow night -- too many uncounted early votes. And then there'll be the Trumpian legal challenges.

    Dunno about the others.
     
  20. superdave

    superdave Member+

    Jul 14, 1999
    VB, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  21. Bootsy Collins

    Bootsy Collins Player of the Year

    Oct 18, 2004
    Capitol Hill
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I almost forgot.

    Folks were asking in the pre-election thread about news stories about the fencing around the WH, and I described the concerns amongst both government and business folks here about there being unrest regardless of the result. But I forgot one other interesting tidbit around here. We live on Capitol Hill, and we get a shit-tonne of helicopters over our house every single day anyway; but it's been really bad in the last few weeks. Apparently the Nuclear Emergency Search Team -- the folks responsible for finding and disarming a terrorist nuclear device -- have been gridding DC in helicopters doing a radiological survey so they have even better background radiation maps available, so they'll have a better chance of spotting anomalies in case someone decides to plant a dirty bomb or nuclear weapon here. Wheeeeeee.
     
    ChrisSSBB, raza_rebel, NORML and 5 others repped this.
  22. mbar

    mbar Member+

    Apr 30, 1999
    Los Angeles, CA
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Tomorrow is a chance for me to escape this hell of doom scrolling Twitter for another 4 years.
     
  23. Q*bert Jones III

    Q*bert Jones III The People's Poet

    Kingston Stockade
    Feb 12, 2005
    Woodstock, NY
    Club:
    DC United
    On the one hand, I believe that there's very little chance that Biden loses PA and I simultaneously believe that Republicans will ultimately cheat their way to PA's electoral votes some bullshit way or another.

    On the bright side, Biden winning any of NC, FL, or GA would make PA academic.

    But if those states go to Trump, it's brown pants time. There are still some avenues to victory but all of them include assumptions that the Republicans won't cheat the voters in states in which they control the legislature. And that is a bad, bad assumption.
     
  24. Knave

    Knave Member+

    May 25, 1999
    1323491636660166656 is not a valid tweet id
     
    NORML and sitruc repped this.
  25. onefineesq

    onefineesq Member+

    Sep 16, 2003
    Laurel, MD
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Trump is officially down, 5 votes to 0! Stop the election now!
     
    sitruc and Q*bert Jones III repped this.

Share This Page