Here we are, the day after Election Day, and as expected, the vote counting continues. The race for President could still go either way, and anxiety still grips the nation. Last night, former vice president Biden cautioned supporters to be patient because the counting could take days. President Trump, on the other hand, declared victory — falsely — and demanded the “voting” be stopped. Apparently he was unaware that the voting had stopped in every state. It’s the counting of those votes that continues. Nor does he seem aware that he cannot single-handedly kick the issue to the Supreme Court.
Here in Colorado, most of our votes are by mail and most ballots had been counted by the time the polls closed. Biden won here, and we unseated a Republican senator. Despite that, it appears Republicans will maintain their control of the US Senate, making things very difficult for Biden if he wins and continuing the legislative gridlock in Congress. Still, getting rid of Trump would be a major victory — however appalling it may be that so many people voted for him.
Downtown Denver remained remarkably quiet, as did most other cities. But one wouldn’t expect real unrest and violence until a winner is declared. Then, as close as the race is, all hell is likely to break loose. Hence the continuing apprehension. This election is far from over.
10 pm, Nov. 4: Reports of protests and violence began coming in this evening from cities across the country.