Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. The Democrat Strategy to Win the Election

 

On Sunday, there were nine days until the election, and Biden did not campaign at any events. Today (Monday), there are eight days until the election, and Biden is not campaigning at any events. Meanwhile, Trump draws large enthusiastic crowds wherever he goes. And he’s going all over the country.

Democrats appear to be even more concerned, however, by the Trump rallies occurring all over America, in which Trump is not even there. The boat parades, car parades, and marches through towns while enthusiastic Trump voters wave flags and demonstrate how excited they are to vote for their candidate. And then there’s, um, you know, Joe Biden.

The Arizona Independent News Network had a story last week about two parades – one for Trump and one for Biden, on the same day in Arizona (see picture above). The Trump parade involved well over 10,000 cars (some say 20,000 cars) and stretched out over 30 miles of interstate (some say closer to 90 miles of interstate). Waving flags, honking horns, and playing music. The Biden parade, according to the news story, was a little different:

Maricopa County Recorder Adrian Fontes arranged for a mariachi band to serenade a parade of 6 voters as they drop off their ballots at an early voting center.

Nicole Pastuer, spokesperson for the Biden campaign, said of the parade in a tweet that she had “never seen people so excited—so proud and emotional—to vote.”

This is a representative Tweet from Nicole Pasteur. She is the Arizona Press Secretary for ‘Biden for President.” With Democrat voters spontaneously demonstrating how thrilled they are with their candidate, her job must be pretty easy. This is what Democrat enthusiasm looks like!

Such disparities cannot be escaping notice by Democrats. Surely they’ve picked up on a bit of a difference in enthusiasm, here.

One way to win an election is to nominate an impressive leader who exudes competence, with a powerful personality and an inspiring message of hope, promising better days to come.

The Democrats are, apparently, attempting to win this election with some other strategy.

I think I know what that strategy is. And I think we’ll find out for sure the day after the election.

But I think they have to get the election over with before they can attempt to win the presidency. I could be wrong, of course. Perhaps the riots, legal challenges, and voter fraud that I am anticipating won’t happen.

It just seems to me that Democrats aren’t terribly interested in the actual election. Joe Biden certainly doesn’t seem to be.

So I think their real effort to win the presidency comes afterwards.

We’ll see. In nine days.

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  1. The Reticulator Member

    Just so the mariachi band gets paid for its work.

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    • October 26, 2020, at 9:59 AM PDT
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  2. Percival Thatcher
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    The Reticulator (View Comment):

    Just so the mariachi band gets paid for its work.

    Right. They’d better be getting scale for that gig.

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    • October 26, 2020, at 10:01 AM PDT
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  3. PHenry Member

    In all fairness, when you have a voter fraud organization of the magnitude and capabilities of the one Joe Biden has, there really is no need in all this public spectacle of campaigning, speeches, and interviews.

    It’s in the bag, and it has nothing to do with convincing voters!

    (I think they are wrong about that, but the left is full of self delusions, and they seem pretty trite in their assurance that they will win despite the nearly impossible , a campaign run even worse than Hillary’s!) 

     

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    • October 26, 2020, at 10:18 AM PDT
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  4. Eustace C. Scrubb Member

    Hordes of Democrats voters are huddled indoors to protect themselves from the virus and they certainly aren’t going to kill the planet with parades with those nasty fuel-guzzling machines. We’ll soon find out if there are more Americans inside or outside.

    (Of course, you may be right that the Democrats will all go outside to riot after the election. But the virus doesn’t have any effect during riots and burning down buildings doesn’t pollute the environment.)

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    • October 26, 2020, at 10:48 AM PDT
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  5. Jon1979 Lincoln

    If you’re the Democrats, your game-plan for winning has to come down to the most targeted negative energy in U.S. presidential election history, combined with an abject fear by your voters of being COVIDeted out in public if you appear at some mass gathering for Biden.

    The energy has to be all anti-Trump, to where you can bridge the enthusiasm gap in public because voters hate the current president so much, they can at the same time have the total blahs about doing anything to support their candidate. It’s Biden’s ‘not Trump’ strategy taken to its absolute end point, where it’s almost immaterial whose name is on the ballot in the ‘D’ column, because a majority of voters in enough state would for for anyone against Donald Trump. (the problem there would seem to be if there’s that much of an anti-Trump vote, why did Joe Biden have to be nominated, and not Bernie Sanders, while on the enthusiasm gap, even if the suburban moms and seniors who the pollsters say are all in Joe’s camp for 2020 have their own reasons to hide from large public events due to coronavirus fears, that shouldn’t be the case in the urban centers. You can’t put Biden/Harris yard signs out in Manhattan or San Francisco, but you’d think judging by the turnouts for the BLM and Antifa-fueled events, there would be a significant number of Trump-haters perfect willing to show their faces — mask-covered or not — in public events to support Joe, even if it was just to counter all the Trump rallies going on around the country).

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    • October 26, 2020, at 10:50 AM PDT
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  6. DonG (Biden is compromised) Coolidge

    Am I seeing 6 band members verse 2 bikes and a dog in the parade?

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    • October 26, 2020, at 10:51 AM PDT
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  7. Old Bathos Moderator

    I assume that many urban precincts will have 100% turnout despite death, incarceration, new residence, or hospitalization. Ballots will fall like manna into the counting bins in Seattle, Minneapolis, LA, and Detroit. The number of deceased voters in Baltimore is nowhere near what it used to be but I would be surprised if a replacement effort was not in place.

    Cheating requires competence. In 2016 about a third of the precincts in Detroit, for example, reported out more votes than persons who actually were recorded as having voted. That meant that even if the court had given Hillary her requested recount in Michigan, she would have lost votes because all those precincts are excluded by law from any recount. So to win outright in Michigan, Republicans need to beat the margin of fraud but Democrats have to cheat enough to get beyond the recount margin so as not to get caught and do it well.

    I wonder if the early-vote /mail-in strategy will work in Pennsylvania for Democrats. Early voting is now closed. The mailed ballots are all issued. To maximize early and mail voting, Democrats relied on stoking COVID fears in order to reduce the number of election day voting locations. So only the truly motivated will put up with that hassle on election day and guess who most of those people are voting for? It is also probably easier to challenge a mailed ballot than one from somebody who actually showed up.

    Win or lose, the GOP and affiliates need to spend a lot of money to go through voter rolls and results and quantify the problem and generate some hard numbers and put boots on the ground. Democrats are doubling down on expanding cheating opportunities.

     

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    • October 26, 2020, at 10:55 AM PDT
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  8. Vectorman Member

    Many states allow votes to be changed before the election:

    Arkansas – absentee ballots may be resubmitted. 

    Connecticut – absentee ballots may be withdrawn from TOWN clerks until 5:00 pm on the Friday before the election. Voters can then file a new absentee ballot application or vote in person. 

    Delaware – voters can contact COUNTY elections officials and ask that their vote be nullified. 

    Florida – go to a polling place, withdraw your mail-in ballot, and vote in person with a PROVISIONAL ballot. It WILL be counted. 

    Georgia – go to a polling place to withdraw your mail-in ballot and vote in person. 

    Idaho – on election day, go to a polling place to withdraw your mail-in ballot and vote in person. 

    Illinois – on election day, go to a polling place to withdraw your mail-in ballot and vote in person. 

    Indiana – on election day, go to a polling place to withdraw your mail-in ballot and vote in person. 

    Michigan – submit a written request IN PERSON to city or town clerk requesting that their votes be nullified. Then vote in person on election day 

    Minnesota – deadline for changing early vote already passed

    Mississippi – on election day, go to a polling place to withdraw your mail-in ballot and vote in person. 

    New Hampshire – if you get to a polling place within the first hour ON ELECTION DAY, you can cancel your mail-in vote and vote in person. 

    New Mexico – on election day, go to a polling place to withdraw your mail-in ballot and vote in person. 

    New York – on election day, go to a polling place to withdraw your mail-in ballot and vote in person. 

    North Carolina – legal limbo; go to a polling place to try to withdraw your mail-in ballot and vote in person. 

    Ohio – on election day, go to a polling place to withdraw your mail-in ballot and vote in person. 

    Pennsylvania – on election day, go to a polling place to withdraw your mail-in ballot and vote in person. 

    Wisconsin – request a new ballot IN PERSON at the municipal clerk’s office

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    • October 26, 2020, at 10:55 AM PDT
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  9. Dr. Bastiat Member
    Dr. Bastiat

    DonG (skeptic) (View Comment):

    Am I seeing 6 band members verse 2 bikes and a dog in the parade?

    This is what Democrat enthusiasm looks like!

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    • October 26, 2020, at 10:59 AM PDT
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  10. MarciN Member

    Vectorman (View Comment):

    Many states allow votes to be changed before the election:

    Arkansas – absentee ballots may be resubmitted.

    Connecticut – absentee ballots may be withdrawn from TOWN clerks until 5:00 pm on the Friday before the election. Voters can then file a new absentee ballot application or vote in person.

    Delaware – voters can contact COUNTY elections officials and ask that their vote be nullified.

    Florida – go to a polling place, withdraw your mail-in ballot, and vote in person with a PROVISIONAL ballot. It WILL be counted.

    Georgia – go to a polling place to withdraw your mail-in ballot and vote in person.

    Idaho – on election day, go to a polling place to withdraw your mail-in ballot and vote in person.

    Illinois – on election day, go to a polling place to withdraw your mail-in ballot and vote in person.

    Indiana – on election day, go to a polling place to withdraw your mail-in ballot and vote in person.

    Michigan – submit a written request IN PERSON to city or town clerk requesting that their votes be nullified. Then vote in person on election day

    Minnesota – deadline for changing early vote already passed.

    Mississippi – on election day, go to a polling place to withdraw your mail-in ballot and vote in person.

    New Hampshire – if you get to a polling place within the first hour ON ELECTION DAY, you can cancel your mail-in vote and vote in person.

    New Mexico – on election day, go to a polling place to withdraw your mail-in ballot and vote in person.

    New York – on election day, go to a polling place to withdraw your mail-in ballot and vote in person.

    North Carolina – legal limbo; go to a polling place to try to withdraw your mail-in ballot and vote in person.

    Ohio – on election day, go to a polling place to withdraw your mail-in ballot and vote in person.

    Pennsylvania – on election day, go to a polling place to withdraw your mail-in ballot and vote in person.

    Wisconsin – request a new ballot IN PERSON at the municipal clerk’s office

    Interesting. They must be holding the early ballot envelopes to be opened on election day so they still have the ballots in a vault and will comb through to find any for people who want to change their vote and vote in person instead. I voted early–I didn’t realize it was going to be a basically mail-in ballot. I wish I hadn’t, but I didn’t understand the system until I had already been checked off. I didn’t want to take the chance of monkeying around with the elaborate system the town’s election commission had devised. 

    But, wow, I hope people don’t try to change their votes. That seems to be begging for corruption. That said, in my little town, I trust the people completely. They are very noble, hardworking, honest people I’ve known for years. 

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    • October 26, 2020, at 11:01 AM PDT
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  11. Al French of Damascus Moderator

    The polls have Biden winning. The democrats believe the polls, so why do anything to screw things up.

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    • October 26, 2020, at 11:14 AM PDT
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  12. Matt Bartle Member
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    If Biden wins it really will be a campaign for the history books. He’ll have won while seeing almost no voters in person, holding no rallies, and answering almost no questions from the press. Even his surrogates, even the President he served under, drew no crowds of note.

    He’s a real Nowhere Man . . .

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    • October 26, 2020, at 11:18 AM PDT
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  13. cdor Member
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    I voted early using an absentee ballot. I said that I might be out of town. Missouri handles voting very well IMHO. It was a regular voting station ( there are a half dozen of them set up in Kansas City) and after showing my ID, they gave me a ballot which I inserted into the machine and digitally voted. The ballot was machine marked and rolled back out to me so I could insert it by hand into the (counting?) machine. Easy peazy, yet secure. I’d tell y’all who I voted fer, but I think I’ll jis keep ya guessin’.

    P.S.

    I also had to sign in (with my ID) and the half dozen stations were set up specifically for this purpose, as there will be many, many more on election day.

    P.S.S.

    Mail-in ballots are different, of course. But in Missouri, unless one is seriously ill or at high COVID risk, mail-in ballots must be notarized.

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    • October 26, 2020, at 11:26 AM PDT
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  14. Vectorman Member

    cdor (View Comment):
    The ballot was machine marked and rolled back out to me so I could insert it by hand into the (counting?) machine.

    Was your ballot human readable? If so, it would be one of the best systems to greatly reduce vote fraud. It removes the temptation for poll “judges” to hand mark a ballot with an open vote, such as the “hanging chads” in 2000 Florida. 

    We need a “paper trail” to count votes by hand to confirm proper electronic tallies. Software is too easily compromised to trust.

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    • October 26, 2020, at 11:42 AM PDT
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  15. Hang On Member
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    Matt Bartle (View Comment):

    If Biden wins it really will be a campaign for the history books. He’ll have won while seeing almost no voters in person, holding no rallies, and answering almost no questions from the press. Even his surrogates, even the President he served under, drew no crowds of note.

    He’s a real Nowhere Man . . .

    No. That’s how campaigns were until modern times. George Washington never campaigned. Teddy Roosevelt, I think, was the first candidate to go barnstorming around.

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    • October 26, 2020, at 12:31 PM PDT
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  16. Hang On Member
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    And Byron York reporting from Pennsylvania from yesterday.

    And more pictures

     

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    • October 26, 2020, at 12:49 PM PDT
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  17. JamesSalerno Coolidge

    I don’t know what’s funnier, the pathetic Democrat turnout, or the fact that they have a Mariachi band to “reach out to the Latinx vote.”

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    • October 26, 2020, at 12:59 PM PDT
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  18. Percival Thatcher
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    JamesSalerno (View Comment):

    I don’t know what’s funnier, the pathetic Democrat turnout, or the fact that they have a Mariachi band to “reach out to the Latinx vote.”

    They were going to continue to reach out to both young people and the black community by bringing in Kamala’s favorite rapper, Tupak Shakur. His agent didn’t return their calls, though.

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    • October 26, 2020, at 1:04 PM PDT
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  19. WI Con Member
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    The Left pays for protestors, not rallies. 

    This is the weirdest election I’ve ever witnessed in my 57 years. An absolute disconnect between these ‘polls’ and what we’re all seeing with our own eyes. 

    After having seen the Deep State in action these past 12 years or so, I’m kind of thinking this is an “Operation”. Was reading Conservative Treehouse last night and was rather floored in that all of these years of Russia, Russia, Russia! And Ukraine! That China has never been presented as a threat to our election in a similar fashion. They now have ChiComs censoring US citizens on Facebook, Google and Twitter.

    I realize it sounds nuts. I recognize that both the hatred for Donald Trump and the enthusiasm for him are genuine but I truly think they are missing large swaths of the voting public here. 

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    • October 26, 2020, at 1:06 PM PDT
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  20. PHenry Member

    JamesSalerno (View Comment):

    I don’t know what’s funnier, the pathetic Democrat turnout, or the fact that they have a Mariachi band to “reach out to the Latinx vote.”

    They should be playing Degüello on repeat outside Bidens bunker.

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    • October 26, 2020, at 1:06 PM PDT
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  21. Percival Thatcher
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    PHenry (View Comment):

    JamesSalerno (View Comment):

    I don’t know what’s funnier, the pathetic Democrat turnout, or the fact that they have a Mariachi band to “reach out to the Latinx vote.”

    The should be playing Degüello on repeat outside Bidens bunker.

    He’ll think he’s in the Alamo and start raving about Crocket, Bowie, and Travis.

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  22. Stad Thatcher

    Percival (View Comment):

    The Reticulator (View Comment):

    Just so the mariachi band gets paid for its work.

    Right. They’d better be getting scale for that gig.

    Good thing they don’t live in California or they’d be out of a job . . .

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    • October 26, 2020, at 1:55 PM PDT
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  23. kedavis Member

    MarciN (View Comment):
    But, wow, I hope people don’t try to change their votes. That seems to be begging for corruption. That said, in my little town, I trust the people completely. They are very noble, hardworking, honest people I’ve known for years.

    Even the dead ones? They will all be voting Democrat.

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    • October 26, 2020, at 2:02 PM PDT
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  24. Percival Thatcher
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    Stad (View Comment):

    Percival (View Comment):

    The Reticulator (View Comment):

    Just so the mariachi band gets paid for its work.

    Right. They’d better be getting scale for that gig.

    Good thing they don’t live in California or they’d be out of a job . . .

    How did Newsom the Knucklehead handle that for musicians? Same rules as everybody else?

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    • October 26, 2020, at 2:03 PM PDT
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  25. kedavis Member

    Vectorman (View Comment):

    cdor (View Comment):
    The ballot was machine marked and rolled back out to me so I could insert it by hand into the (counting?) machine.

    Was your ballot human readable? If so, it would be one of the best systems to greatly reduce vote fraud. It removes the temptation for poll “judges” to hand mark a ballot with an open vote, such as the “hanging chads” in 2000 Florida.

    We need a “paper trail” to count votes by hand to confirm proper electronic tallies. Software is too easily compromised to trust.

    I used the same kind of setup here. The ballot is marked in a computer-readable form, but there is also plain text next to that.

    Also, the voter puts their printed-out ballot into the counter directly, so there would be no opportunity for a “ballot judge” to add or change anything.

    Presumably, a “manual recount” would involve reading the plain text, not the computer-bar-codes. The most any miscreant could do would be to make the computer-bar-codes unreadable, but it would really not be possible for anyone to add or change the plain-text portions in any way that wouldn’t be obvious at a glance.

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    • October 26, 2020, at 2:07 PM PDT
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  26. kedavis Member

    Percival (View Comment):

    PHenry (View Comment):

    JamesSalerno (View Comment):

    I don’t know what’s funnier, the pathetic Democrat turnout, or the fact that they have a Mariachi band to “reach out to the Latinx vote.”

    The should be playing Degüello on repeat outside Bidens bunker.

    He’ll think he’s in the Alamo and start raving about Crocket, Bowie, and Travis.

    Maybe Joe would sing this…

    (The whole thing is good, but that cues up to the relevant part.)

     

     

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    • October 26, 2020, at 2:10 PM PDT
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  27. Limestone Cowboy Coolidge
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    Dr. Bastiat (View Comment):

    DonG (skeptic) (View Comment):

    Am I seeing 6 band members verse 2 bikes and a dog in the parade?

    This is what Democrat enthusiasm looks like!

    That must be the fabled “Blue Dog Democrat” about whom we used to hear so much in the Clinton era. I thought they’d gone extinct.

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    • October 26, 2020, at 2:16 PM PDT
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  28. Aaron Miller Member
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    I haven’t seen the old mariachi strategy since Coolidge slept through “Bolero” and spilled his margarita on the mail-in ballots.

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    • October 26, 2020, at 2:44 PM PDT
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  29. Bruce Caward Thatcher
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    Hang On (View Comment):

    Matt Bartle (View Comment):

    If Biden wins it really will be a campaign for the history books. He’ll have won while seeing almost no voters in person, holding no rallies, and answering almost no questions from the press. Even his surrogates, even the President he served under, drew no crowds of note.

    He’s a real Nowhere Man . . .

    No. That’s how campaigns were until modern times. George Washington never campaigned. Teddy Roosevelt, I think, was the first candidate to go barnstorming around.

    So you’re saying Biden might have learned this technique of campaigning from his younger days?

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    • October 26, 2020, at 4:13 PM PDT
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  30. iWe Reagan
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    Old Bathos (View Comment):
    The number of deceased voters in Baltimore is nowhere near what it used to be but I would be surprised if a replacement effort was not in place.

    Nah. Maryland is not in play.

    The voter fraud is all for down-ticket races.

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    • October 26, 2020, at 5:10 PM PDT
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