And from here on out, I’m live on Facebook, and will post updates below.
I’m devoting all my time right now to updating my spreadsheet.
When I’ve finished, I’ll post my results to 270towin.com, but there’s no point in putting the link up now.
ETA: 1:43am EST – http://www.270towin.com/maps/36n0N (My best guess as of this moment.)
Folks, I don’t think I can watch anymore. I’m going to go to bed and try to sleep.
I just want people to remember, when they look back at tonight, that the polls this year were WORTHLESS. They lied, just the way I said they would.
They didn’t take into account independents, and that’s where they went wrong. The pundits won’t admit this fault in the logic, but that’s where it lies.
And for the record, yes, Jill Stein did have an effect. She cost us Pennsylvania, if it comes down to the wire in that state.
This morning a friend posted this link to my FB account.
The pull quote (and the reason why you need to read the whole article) is here (emphasis mine):
The above is adapted, in some places word-for-word, from a 75-year-old Harper’s essay titled “Who Goes Nazi?” Written by Dorothy Thompson, the first American journalist to be expelled from Nazi Germany, the article presents readers with the aforementioned “macabre parlor game” in which she secretly assesses which guests at a random social function might “go Nazi” given the proper political and social conditions. As Thompson keenly observed from her time in Germany, there was no single demographic “type” of Nazi supporter; workers and businessmen and intellectuals and landed gentry all backed Adolf Hitler’s political movement, just as workers and businessmen and intellectuals and landed gentry opposed it. There were even Jews, Thompson wrote, “who have repudiated their own ancestors in order to become “Honorary Aryans and Nazis.” Nazism, Thompson argues, “appeals to a certain type of mind,” not a rigid composite. As such, her article is a timeless analysis of the authoritarian mentality and makes for disturbingly relevant reading today.
I recognize that it’s been a long, slow slog through some of the foulest, nastiest rhetoric ever heard in the US during an election cycle. In the past, all the vile comments and horrible intentions were out of sight, hidden behind closed doors. Trump took the velvet gloves off this year, and we know what’s on his mind. At least we did until his staff took away his Twitter account.
Witness the attempt to fool voters into believing they can text their votes. Who do these people think we are? Do they truly think we’re that stupid? Apparently so.
Well, today’s the day. Let’s show them that we all know they are trying to manipulate the outcome, just as James Comey tried to do, with his eleventh-hour FBI release of…absolutely nothing important.
I’ll be out for a while today, enjoying the weather, since I already cast my vote last week. I’ll check back in again, on this post, with updated statistics as the returns come in.
Here are some useful links, while we’re waiting for the results:
Poll Closing times (when we think we should start to see results): http://www.270towin.com/closing.php
See you soon.
#ImWithHer #DumpTrump #VOTE