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Election Day in America

‘Merica! Land of the free…. home of division. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

It might only be a national election, but the U.S. election has a far reaching impact on the world, and the U.K. in particular with Brexit around the corner of what has been the longest road ever laid.

My team which has some American denizen has decided to get out on the water today leaving the politics on the shore. We will be joined by others and we will drink wine, eat pizza and possibly dip ourselves into the ocean, although the current water temperature of 26 degrees maybe too chilly for some, including me who’s blood has thinned even more after being island-locked for the last 9 months.

Later, we’ll find a bar and a television and I’ll stay until the arguments break out and then I’ll come home and watch from the sofa until the result becomes clear.

There’s clear and then there is final of course, and this year’s election result may take days or weeks, and lawyers, and courts, and unrest around the country that is supposed to be the greatest democracy in the world.

Sadly today windows in department stores and apartment buildings are being boarded up in urban America waiting for Trump to inflame the crazies, and the uneducated later tonight.

Driven by the pandemic, safety and just ease 100 million people have already voted, which is an incredible statistic and about 40% of total of those that can. The turnout is expected to be high, particularly in those counties and states that matter.

It’s all about Pennsylvania and Florida though, and once those two east coast states’ results come out it will, or at least it should, become clear if it will be Biden or Trump that will triumph, or will it be discord, violence and division?

We may find out later tonight.

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  1. Bob Miller #

    Living as we do, in the shadow of USA, tonight’s election is of great importance to Canadians. The current president has done pretty much all he can to sour relations between two longstanding friends. He has insulted our country, our people and our leadership. Not that we would welcome him to any extent, but he is the first president in decades to not make a visit to our capital, Ottawa, the first international trip of his administration. He did visit Canada just once and that was for the G-7 conference in Charlevoix, Quebec, where he arrived late, offended everybody in attendance and left early. He threatened our economy (NAFTA renegotiations), assigned totally unwarranted, punitive tariffs on steel and aluminum shipments to the US, threatened to put troops along our border and even stated he wanted to stem the supply of hospital masks from 3M (who employ many in Canada) from a US source. So, at this point, he has about a ninety percent disapproval rating in this country (not sure what the other 10% are thinking) and the hope of most is that the Democrats prevail with a solid majority. That is not a given, so the tensions are high and I doubt if too many are having “election” parties tonight, even if allowed, under coronavirus restrictions.

    November 3, 2020
    • I believe Trumpis at the White House with 400 in attendance and not a mask ๐Ÿ˜ท in sight. Enjoy (if that is the right word) your evening Bob

      November 3, 2020

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