Thursday, October 15, 2020

19: Hiking Home


 

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  1. I just checked my county and I'm happy to report that Democratic voted ballots are being returned at twice the rate of Republican voted ballots. Mine and my son's will be counted in the election results.

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    1. From The Guardian:
      Ohio's quarter-mile early-voting lines? That's what voter suppression looks like [Click] “The long lines are happening not by accident but design. Voters must stand up to defend our system of government”

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  2. New Battleground State Polls
    October 15, 2020 at 8:32 am EDT By Taegan Goddard

    From Civiqs:
    NORTH CAROLINA: Biden 51%, Trump 46%

    From OH Predictive Insights:
    ARIZONA: Biden 49%, Trump 45%

    Stay tuned for more…

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    1. Here are the latest polls per RealClearPolitics. [Click] Direction of the country remains dismal for Trump and GOP in general.

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  3. GOP Resistance on Relief Bill Sets Up a Nuclear Winter [Click] Yep. I think they are too far gone to become reasonable, even if it would be in their own best interest.

    “Democratic candidates and left-leaning groups raised $1.5 billion through ActBlue over the last three months — a record-smashing total that reveals the overwhelming financial power small-dollar donors have unleashed up and down the ballot ahead of the 2020 election,” Politico reports.

    As Trump Grows More Heated, Fears Rise of Violence [Click]

    The farther behind Donald Trump has fallen in the competition for campaign dollars, the more he’s milked government resources to make up the difference. [Click]

    [Biden transition team] Warns Against Cabinet Jockeying [Click]

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    1. It occurs to me to wonder how many of those Trump-branded Medicare gift cards will be sent to people who have died of Coronavirus.

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  4. Kamala Harris cancels campaign appearances through Sunday after communications director and a non-staff flight crew member tested positive for Covid after she flew with them while wearing an N95 mask.

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  5. OHIO: COVID, 175,843 cases and 5,038 deaths.

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    1. Hmmmmmm... the Kessler Syndrome. Hadn't heard that one before. Estimated time of closest approach Oct 16 00:56UTC. I will see if I can figure out what time that is in the US.

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    2. It looks like that was 8:56 PM EDT.

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  7. ProPublica: Inside the Fall of the CDC [Click] “How the world’s greatest public health organization was brought to its knees by a virus, the president and the capitulation of its own leaders, causing damage that could last much longer than the coronavirus.”

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  8. Trump May Have Scared People Into Voting Early [Click] Yep, could be. He might also have moved some Republicans to hold off voting until they have come down with Covid.

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  9. Alan, here's the link to the Muppets, but it seems to be an archived site that requires you to download it.

    The Muppets Hold an Election

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    1. It's a Power Point presentation, so opened up right away in my viewer program (Preview) when I clicked on it. Pretty good, but that's what one expects from the Muppets, hen?

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  10. My mail ballot arrived today. As I expected, completing it will be a challenge. But I'll manage somehow. Maybe the trick is to put on my glasses with the magnifier "reading lenses" and then hold the ballot a few inches from my nose so it's in focus.

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    1. Do you have many propositions to vote on, Bill?

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    2. And I'm debating whether to even bother with the dozens of judicial retention questions. Normally I do due diligence by checking out what the different bar associations say, but with marking the ballot such a challenge this time I may just skip it.

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    3. As a general principle I don't vote for anyone running unopposed.

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    4. More accurately, as a general principle I don't vote either for or against anyone running unopposed.

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  11. A new Harstad Research poll in Alaska finds Al Gross (I) edging Sen. Dan Sullivan (R) in the U.S. Senate race, 47% to 46%.

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