One million one, one million two …

Vote counting continues across the country

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.

9 thoughts on “One million one, one million two …

  1. I have been a nervous wreck all night long. Wondering if I can move to Belize (scuba diving) or Canada (friends). I just cannot deal with another 4 years of trump. The tweets. The lies. The hate. The misogyny. The racism. etc etc etc. I’ve finally calmed down. No, it’s not over until it’s over, but looking pretty damn skippy for Biden now.

      1. I’m feeling pretty good now. I still wish they’d call AZ and NV. But Biden is catching up real close in GA and closer in PA. I’m tired. Today was probably the closest I’ve ever come to a nervous breakdown. I was thinking of all kinds of ways to leave the country.

        1. I’m on pins and needles waiting for AZ and NV to be called. But even then, that will be a network prediction, not a final count. If somehow, some way, this thing ends up in the Supreme Court again, the explosion you hear will be me.

        1. Trump abused the Executive Order and I think that trend/habit/whatever needs to be reined in. But I’ve heard it asked more than once this year … “When have you ever known anyone to willingly give up power?” A Republican Senate may make some fancy legislative footwork necessary if anything is to be accomplished.

  2. I’ve never understood fully what people meant when they said “If so-and-so gets elected, I’m leaving the country.” I do now. Hopefully that won’t be necessary.

    1. When I’ve said it, it’s just been wishful thinking. I’m much too old and lazy to contemplate moving anywhere. But if Trump is re-elected, I may well become clinically depressed.

... and that's my two cents