Election Day in America
‘Merica! Land of the free…. home of division. 🇺🇸
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.