U.S. surpasses 95 million early ballots on eve of Election Day

I really, really want to believe this is because people are so fed up with Trump. And maybe I should believe it for now, for my own sanity.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – More than 95 million Americans had cast their votes in the 2020 presidential election by Monday, according to a tally by the U.S. Elections Project at the University of Florida, a harbinger of what is expected to be the highest turnout of modern times.

Just a day before Election Day, the record-breaking number is equal to 69% of the entire voter turnout for the 2016 election.

A sharp increase in mail-in and early in-person voting was largely prompted by the coronavirus pandemic, which has killed more than 230,000 people in the United States and continues unabated in many U.S. states.

RIP Amazing Randi

Oh no 🙁

James Randi, a magician and illusionist known as “The Amazing Randi” as well as a scientific investigator who debunked paranormal and occult phenomena through his organization the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry, has died. He was 92.

The James Randi Foundation announced his passing in a tweet, saying he died of “age-related causes” on Tuesday.

Randi was remembered on Wednesday by magician Penn Jillette in a pair of tweets, which you can see below, as an “inspiration, mentor and dear friend.”

Trump says if Biden’s elected, “he’ll listen to the scientists”

I’m trying to stay away from the news as much as possible because it’s such a cesspool, especially given that the election is about 2 weeks away. But my god, what a headline.

Well, we certainly wouldn’t want to listen to anybody who may have some kind of snotty expert information and could help solve a problem would we?

 

Looks Like I Didn’t Miss Much From My News Embargo

Ok, I admit, I’m kinda curious about the Mr. Rogers talking point.

In other news, I filled out my ballot, put it in the local OFFICIAL ballot drop box at city hall, and it has been accepted according to the website. And yes, of course I voted for Biden.  Biden was not my first choice during the primary, nor my second or third, but compared to a pathological lying narcissist who was impeached in his first term, has said that white supremacists were very fine people, who has done everything in his power to make this pandemic far worse than it could have been by disregarding all of the science, who has fucked up everything possible, placed people in power not from their experience but their loyalty to himself, and makes every single thing about himself no matter how small of a slight, well, then Biden looks pretty damn good. Let’s just say, Biden, the only real competitor in this race, outclasses Trump in every single way possible and I’m pleased with my vote.