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  1. Jamie in Chile

    US The 2020 Campaign for US President

    Fair points. I didn't even realize Mitt Romney was a senator I kind of saw him as a figure who had more sway in the past with little influence today, but I could be wrong. It's true that very few Republicans outside of Trump's inner circle are really supporting Trump actively on the election...
  2. Jamie in Chile

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    (Replying to David) Yes, aware of those stories, I don't think either of those have any power or influence today. When I refer to senior Republicans I really was thinking of people with influence and power as well as some actual position of authority today (e.g. a senator or in the current...
  3. Jamie in Chile

    US The 2020 Campaign for US President

    In 2015, in the Republican TV debates during the nomination process, the moderator asked that if any candidate wasn´t willing to pledge to support the eventual winner and rule out running as an independent against the eventual Republican nominee, they should raise their hand. Donald Trump was...
  4. Jamie in Chile

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    Don´t worry everyone, he has to overturn three states. Almost certainly not going to happen.
  5. Jamie in Chile

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    Whoops- ! Did check for multiple sources before posting. Still wrong sorry! Georgia has been called for Biden (and North Carolina for Trump) by ABC, NBC, CNN, BBC and the New York times (but not Fox) within the last hour or two. So it looks like the final tally will be 306-232 (TBC),.
  6. Jamie in Chile

    US The 2020 Campaign for US President

    I was right on my prediction yesterday that all the TV networks and New York Times would call Arizona as soon as the next batch of votes were released. They did so, and in fact Biden now has a lead of 11,434 with 10,315 left to be counted. On Georgia, I found out that elections are not usually...
  7. Jamie in Chile

    US The 2020 Campaign for US President

    Arizona was an interesting story because that´s where John McCain is from and the margin of victory for Biden will be small. If Trump hadn´t kept attacking John McCain, even after he had just died, his wife Cindy wouldn´t have endorsed Joe Biden and Trump probably would have won. So that´s...
  8. Jamie in Chile

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    KLS52, it sounds like they are following Trump on twitter. He posted about 4 pro Newsmaxx, anti Fox News tweets or retweets today or yesterday.
  9. Jamie in Chile

    US The 2020 Campaign for US President

    Last one from me for a while... an update on my post from Sunday (434, page 22). I had another look on Twitter and news reports at my list of "top Republicans" Ted Cruz, Lindsay Graham, Mitch McConnell, Kevin McCarthy, Marco Rubio, Rand Paul and Mike Pence. Although still none of them has...
  10. Jamie in Chile

    US The 2020 Campaign for US President

    So Trump now has to overturn results/claim fraud in basically three states now. He's had it. Also, it now looks certain that Biden's share of the popular vote will be higher than all other candidates put together, i.e. higher than 50%. That's a strong mandate that a lot of Presidential...
  11. Jamie in Chile

    US The 2020 Campaign for US President

    Georgia looks basically over to me as well Yes it's going to a recount, but I don't see how Trump can win it Found this interesting comment in a Reuters story: "A study by the non-partisan group Fair Vote found that out of 31 statewide recounts between 2000 and 2019, the outcome changed in...
  12. Jamie in Chile

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    Some good news is that Arizona has, in the last couple of days, basically been won by Biden. It is no longer just Biden as favourite. It is a lot stronger than that now, it is virtually certain (98% sure maybe). If you look at the data, Biden has a lead of 11,000-15,000 votes (sources I found...
  13. Jamie in Chile

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    The tax things are worth looking at, probably at the state level, I don't think he'll go to jail, but a deal might have to be made. For his other crimes, I suspect he`ll get away with it. Even if he is in debt he can easily make millions giving speeches and selling merch so I think he'll be...
  14. Jamie in Chile

    Denmark to cull its mink population

    The mink are saved! I hope there are no more twists and turns in this story. Denmark drops plans for mass mink cull after Covid mutation fears https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/nov/09/denmark-drops-plans-for-mass-mink-cull-after-covid-mutation-fears
  15. Jamie in Chile

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    Four Seasons Total Landscaping on their facebook page says that they are "slammed" dealing with merch orders. They have also took my advice and set up a twitter account. However, sadly the owner of the nearby sex shop has not seen an uptick in business, only people calling the shop with prank...
  16. Jamie in Chile

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    Disappointing response from top Republicans. None of the most powerful/influential/well known Republicans, such as Ted Cruz, Lindsay Graham, Mitch McConnell, Kevin McCarthy, Marco Rubio and Rand Paul, have congratulated the winners. Most of them are fairly neutral, supportive of the lawsuits...
  17. Jamie in Chile

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    The Guardian is a UK newspaper that sells a physical newspaper. It is one of the about 8 or so main national newspapers in the UK. I think it´s much smaller in the US and elsewhere. I believe when you click on it in the Americas you tend to get a more US centric website, different than what...
  18. Jamie in Chile

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    Narendra Modi, the leader of India, a populist demagogue who enjoyed close relations with Trump and seemed to be an ally of his on the world stage, has congratulated Biden and Harris. Mexico´s AMLO is in the hedging his bets category. Russia and China are silent. Narendra Modi @narendramodi ·...
  19. Jamie in Chile

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    Did everyone catch the Four Seasons story yesterday? So it turns out that Trump tweeted: "Lawyers Press Conference at Four Seasons, Philadelphia. 11:00 A.M," then replaced it with "Big press conference today in Philadelphia at Four Seasons Total Landscaping — 11:30am!" it´s thought that they...
  20. Jamie in Chile

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    Lou, we don't need to worry about faithless electors any more. I did raise that worry myself when there was the possibility of a 270-268 victory margin. But with Biden getting to probably over 300 it is not going to be an issue because you would need so many of them. Faithless electors is...