This presidential election is turning into a bit like a Martin Scorsese film run time: going longer than it probably should.
For those who voted for Biden or Trump, there remains no closure yet. No ending. The run time continues …
Like many others across America, we watched the massive amount of election coverage last night and on a positive note: we were excited that so many voted. Whichever way you voted, it’s the fact that you voted that is awesome. Increased turnout is a very exciting thing to see!
Now, on the not so positive front: a result remains in a waiting pattern for votes to be counted in multiple states. It’s reminiscent of 2000 only it’s happening in more than one state.
Worse, when I turned on the news this morning the words, “lawyers are in the air flying everywhere” this is exactly what we don’t need in this country (see: PLEASE NO CONTESTED RESULT — Whether Trump or Biden Wins Election 2020, We Need a Definitive Result). Am hopeful that once these votes are counted — and all eligible votes must be counted — a definitive result will present itself avoiding activity from these “flying” lawyers.
Emphasis on hopeful, because 2000 Bush vs. Gore and the whole hanging chad and Florida voting controversy is not something this country wants or needs in 2020. We don’t need multiple states with recounts, but there is a possibility we’re headed this direction.
Two of three battleground states being promoted as keys to watch for President Trump have been settled: North Carolina, Florida and Ohio with only North Carolina in the “still counting votes” waiting mode. That seems to be leaning toward President Trump as of this writing, but even if he carries that he still doesn’t have 270
Longtime GOP pollster and political strategist Frank Luntz told CNBC on Tuesday he will be closely watching the results in North Carolina, Florida and Ohio, describing the trio of states as key bellwethers in determining the election outcome between President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden. “If Donald Trump wins all three of them, he’s going to be in this,” Luntz said on “Squawk Box,”GOP pollster Frank Luntz: Trump-Biden race comes down to 3 states
Unfortunately, most of us in America and probably some in other countries are watching this unfold more than movies.
Again, as said in my other post linked above, I just want a definitive outcome — if that’s for Biden or Trump, either way. Disputed anything outcomes suck. Badly. They will drag this on and we’ll be all too glad to unplug and go back to watching more movies. At least movies have endings. They might not be great endings in some case, but you watch for 90 minutes or so and you see a story played out.
From a purely technology standpoint, I don’t understand how elections can’t be resolved in a single day in 2020. These aren’t horse and buggy times, we are on the edge of self-driving vehicles that can drive anywhere safely and efficiently. I recognize and appreciate this is a challenging year with unusual circumstances — and many ballots are being mail-in vs. voting in person — and am sending out positive vibes to the hard working men and women counting votes and doing the best with their jobs in these polling places.