Sunday, November 04, 2018

Flipping the election to Trump

Jaded observers are pessimistic about a blue wave this Tuesday because dramatic change of the Congress takes place when the incumbent gives little to his constituency to get excited about.
(Obama 2010?)
As it turned out Trump has given his base victory over victory even though his victories amount to crippling the supports of an already shaky polity.
So it seems we’re in for a whole lot more of the du du.
Aside from Republican inspired voter suppression, gerrymandering, purging voter roles by the scores or hundreds of thousands, and Secretaries of State with conflicts of interest -- in a race as close as this, it’s easier to flip the results by means of computer reversal of the numbers.
Not did the bad guys find it hard even to flip landslides. Note the risible 2004 re-election of Bush-Cheney – not to mention their incredible numbers for the popular vote. Nor was the 2000 election close before they changed the numbers.
One thing we’ve learned to watch out for is when they announce a temporary computer shutdown in the midst of the vote count when the trends and the exit polls are not to their liking.

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