Lynda Carter First Starred as Wonder Woman on 11/7/1975, Kamala “Momala” Harris Declared First Ever Female Vice President-Elect 45 years later

Let’s set aside President Trump’s current legal challenges to the election results in multiple battleground states for a moment and focus on something exciting and historic.

On Saturday November 7, the AP and consequently multiple other news agencies called the presidential election for former Vice President Joe Biden.

A curious coincidence that Lynda Carter aptly pointed out: she first starred as Wonder Woman in the pilot for the popular TV series exactly 45 years ago on November 7, 1975.

Carter also wrote of Harris becoming the first female vice president in U.S. history, “Beyond thrilled for my friend @KamalaHarris, who has fought for progress and justice for so long. A true stateswoman, she will show us all the things a VP is supposed to be.”

Lynda Carter Celebrates Kamala Harris By Noting 45th Anniversary of ‘Wonder Woman’ TV Premiere | Hollywood Reporter

I’ve been wanting to see more women in the highest political positions for years and this is one step for women closer to the presidency. In fact, if Biden should die during his time in office, which isn’t exactly a far stretch considering he will be the oldest president ever, then Kamala Harris will become the president.

I’d rather see a woman elected president than be awarded the position under 25th Amendment circumstances, but a win for women is a win.

Congratulations to “Momala” Harris, as she’s lovingly referred to by her family.

Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris explains what it means to be “Momala”

Kamala Harris will provide a number of firsts in the White House, and it’s time these barriers fall for women. It will be good to see a man stand by his woman vs. the opposite. Women can and very much should be just as eligible for any elected political position.

And Now We Wait, Election Day Now Extended To Plural DAYS

Early morning on election day 11/3, ballot has been cast and delivered to the ballot box

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.

PLEASE NO CONTESTED RESULT — Whether Trump or Biden Wins Election 2020, We Need a Definitive Result

Just sealed envelope and will take to the ballot box in the morning, long before the deadline.

Don’t worry, I’m not going to get into who I’m voting for, nor asking you what your vote was. This site is about movies and TV shows, but there is an entertainment angle to this election that will be played out on TV that’s worth exploring. At least in a post or two, before we return to regular business.

For the record, I don’t believe the current polls are accurate.

I believed them in 2016 and was shocked, so this time around I’m going the converse: don’t believe them.

I simply don’t think Biden is ahead a little bit. He’s either ahead a lot more than the poll results say or Trump is a little ahead and nobody in the media wants to report that. Trump could also be way ahead and that would make the polls wrong. Biden could be way ahead, also, and that would make them wrong, too.

Whether or not President Trump is reelected isn’t what this post is about, it’s the drama that exists between the two possible outcomes and played out on multiple news broadcasts. on election day and beyond. This sort of political theater, at least once every four years is entertaining to watch. I think this year might be the most entertaining election coverage since I’ve followed … but I worry about an ending to the story.

Will we get an ending?

Here’s what I hope happens: a definitive outcome one way or the other. If Biden wins big, good, then President Trump better accept the loss gracefully. Biden already said in one of the debates he would accept the results if he lost and I believe he will.

For the sake and dignity of our country, whichever one wins, please to the other support the peaceful transfer of power. Please. We don’t need some super close contested results that drags on for days, weeks or … gasp —

Months.

Not knowing who the President of the United States will be is the unacceptable outcome. Will admit I fear that will be the outcome … at least for a little while.

I’ll be tuning in on Tuesday to follow the coverage, curious to see if the pundits are right or wrong, but hoping to find some definitive result.

I like that David Letterman is picking one side to win “big.” If the other side wins big, that’s OK with me, too. Just give us a “big” result one way or the other so we know what’s going to happen and who’s going to be the president the next four years.

I believe he will lose it big, and it will be a relief to every living being in this country, whether they realize it now or not. It certainly will be a relief to me and my family, and I think generally the population. I’m more confident now than I was then, and I was pretty confident then. I was wrong. I don’t think I’ll be wrong this time.

Interview: David Letterman on Trump and 2020 Election

Fellow American readers, whichever candidate you voted for — and I’m not asking to know but you’re welcome to share below if you want — I hope your candidate wins big.

I’ll accept either winner, although I have my favorite — and no, I’m not going to share who that is — I just hope he wins big. Biden or Trump, just win big already so we don’t have to hear about a deadlock over contested election results. That would just add insult to the pandemic injury.

Do you hope the result is undisputed? Hopefully, we’ll find out soon enough.