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[2020 Election] Math is Dead

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  • zepherinzepherin Registered User regular
    Kruite wrote: »
    Yea,

    Well my boss more or less warned me not to discuss politics in front of anyone in my company; if the owner finds that I voted for Biden he will probably fire me on the spot.
    I’ve worked for a person who would make sure to fire liberals before the end of the month so their insurance would cut at the end of the month, but “good conservatives” he would wait till the beginning of the month and have the company cover insurance through the month.

  • monikermoniker Registered User regular
    dispatch.o wrote: »
    Taranis wrote: »
    My wife’s friend, here in Abilene TX, just got this in her mailbox

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    I don't even know what this is supposed to accomplish once the election is over. Even if they plan on following through, this only gives her time to prepare in some way. This is what I'm afraid of though. Trump has a lot of clout with the alt-right even if he loses the election. There's too many dumb trump supporters with guns out there, and many of them are my neighbors.

    There's actually a system of tracking dots that are imposed when you decide to use many commercial and home printer/copiers. It can tell everything from the model/make/serial to the time and date it was made. The person who decided to hand those out is an idiot and I hope the FBI finds them and throws them in a deep dark hole.

    Technically there are ways to circumvent that and make them unreadable by adding additional docs through a few scripts.

    Nobody who did this is smart enough to know about that.

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  • Inkstain82Inkstain82 Registered User regular
    Chanus wrote: »
    Inkstain82 wrote: »
    RickRude wrote: »
    So is this one of the closest elections in history or does it just feel like it?


    It just feels like it. It’s not really particularly close

    electoral college it could be

    vote wise it is not by any means the closest

    Even by EC, it’s gonna be a pretty decent victory.

    It just feels close because of the weird counting order

  • RickRudeRickRude Registered User regular
    Inkstain82 wrote: »
    RickRude wrote: »
    So is this one of the closest elections in history or does it just feel like it?


    It just feels like it. It’s not really particularly close
    RickRude wrote: »
    So is this one of the closest elections in history or does it just feel like it?

    Edit and I means the margins in the states for electoral votes. I know how the popular vote is going

    I edited my post to more reflect what I was talking about. The popular vote is in the bag, but the state by state margins that determine the ec are extremely close. And I think their the smallest margins, at least in my life time. This is different than 2000, there are multiple states you could contest that have a 10k margin. This is sickening close. And I think the closest in my life time (born 81)

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  • AegeriAegeri Plateau of LengRegistered User regular
    RickRude wrote: »
    So is this one of the closest elections in history or does it just feel like it?

    Edit and I means the margins in the states for electoral votes. I know how the popular vote is going

    If mail and early votes had been counted before November 3rd in these places it wouldn’t feel this long and drawn out. By all accounts we’d have Biden as the winner and the beginning of the end of the nightmare would start.

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  • webguy20webguy20 I spend too much time on the Internet Registered User regular
    Chanus wrote: »
    It was brought to my attention that that note is based on a fake note Trump supporters supposedly received

    In this case it’s a real threat though, even though it’s based on a fake one

    you put that in someone's mailbox, you're making a threat

    doesn't matter if it's a meme

    Yeah she didn’t know what it was based on and was understandably upset at finding it in her mail

    Hell regardless of what it is, it's mail fraud at the very least. Mail boxes are ONLY for official US mail. You can't just put flyers in them.

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  • monikermoniker Registered User regular
    Inkstain82 wrote: »
    Chanus wrote: »
    Inkstain82 wrote: »
    RickRude wrote: »
    So is this one of the closest elections in history or does it just feel like it?


    It just feels like it. It’s not really particularly close

    electoral college it could be

    vote wise it is not by any means the closest

    Even by EC, it’s gonna be a pretty decent victory.

    It just feels close because of the weird counting order

    Also because we are living through it right now. Reading about Grover Cleveland is a funny history story because it isn't 1898.

    Also, because 2020 has caused time to fray and dilate.

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  • -Loki--Loki- Don't pee in my mouth and tell me it's raining. Registered User regular
    Kruite wrote: »
    Yea,

    Well my boss more or less warned me not to discuss politics in front of anyone in my company; if the owner finds that I voted for Biden he will probably fire me on the spot.

    The more I hear about America the more terrible is sounds.

    If I was sacked for voting in a particular way I’d be on a one way trip to an unfair dismissal payout in Australia.

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  • BlackDragon480BlackDragon480 Bluster Kerfuffle Master of Windy ImportRegistered User regular
    edited November 2020
    Couscous wrote: »
    I wish I could be as happy as Sisyphus

    Definitely better than Minos, I think ejaculating scorpions might sting.

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  • ED!ED! Registered User regular
    edited November 2020
    This is a very close race despite the suggestion otherwise. Biden has undoubtedly won this but this was not a slam dunk and no one should really be thinking it was.

    . . . it's also the most participated in election for both candidates with Trump having cleared Obama's 2008 vote count today.

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  • KruiteKruite Registered User regular
    Yea,

    Well my boss more or less warned me not to discuss politics in front of anyone in my company; if the owner finds that I voted for Biden he will probably fire me on the spot.
    Kadoken wrote: »
    Kruite wrote: »
    Yea,

    Well my boss more or less warned me not to discuss politics in front of anyone in my company; if the owner finds that I voted for Biden he will probably fire me on the spot.

    Right to work state?

    Louisiana, yes.

    Even though such a firing is illegal; but unless I had it documented that it was my voting record that was the reason for my firing I'm SOL.

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  • Inkstain82Inkstain82 Registered User regular
    RickRude wrote: »
    Inkstain82 wrote: »
    RickRude wrote: »
    So is this one of the closest elections in history or does it just feel like it?


    It just feels like it. It’s not really particularly close
    RickRude wrote: »
    So is this one of the closest elections in history or does it just feel like it?

    Edit and I means the margins in the states for electoral votes. I know how the popular vote is going

    I edited my post to more reflect what I was talking about. The popular vote is in the bag, but the state by state margins that determine the ec are extremely close. And I think their the smallest margins, at least in my life time. This is different than 2000, there are multiple states you could contest that have a 10k margin. This is sickening close. And I think the closest in my life time (born 81)

    I got it. It’s still not going to be that close. It just feels that way because of the obnoxiously slow counting and red mirage effect. When they actually certify the results, Biden will have a winning edge outside of 1% in 270+ worth of states

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  • RehabRehab Registered User regular
    edited November 2020
    https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.theglobeandmail.com/amp/opinion/article-the-election-shows-america-is-a-broken-country/

    I'm sure a lot of you know about Kendzior, someone who was an expert on fascism before it landed over here in a big way. She has said a lot of insightful things and made a lot of predictions about how corrupt and dangerous Trump is and although I've seen just about everyone here making the same conclusion about this election, its good to see so many respected public figures like her saying it very visibly and worded so well.

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  • VanguardVanguard A wretched country of duskRegistered User, __BANNED USERS regular
    ED! wrote: »
    This is a very close race despite the suggestion otherwise. Biden has undoubtedly won this but this was not a slam dunk and no one should really be thinking it was.

    This is an election with the largest turnout in 100 years, with very large representation of on both sides. Statements like this are just not reflective of how momentous this is.

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  • RickRudeRickRude Registered User regular
    I will say this. Is my moments of panicking, wolf blitzer has been a calming voice.

    Plus I'm trimming pot to not go crazy

  • dispatch.odispatch.o Registered User regular
    Couscous wrote: »
    I wish I could be as happy as Sisyphus

    Definitely better than Minos, I think ejaculating scorpions might sting.

    Stop giving 2020 ideas.

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  • NobeardNobeard North Carolina: Failed StateRegistered User regular
    Which side did Jo Jorgensen likely pull votes from in GA?

    I'm not saying we are going to have an autocratic dystopia, but things keep happening that look like they come from an autocratic dystopia.
  • monikermoniker Registered User regular
    -Loki- wrote: »
    Kruite wrote: »
    Yea,

    Well my boss more or less warned me not to discuss politics in front of anyone in my company; if the owner finds that I voted for Biden he will probably fire me on the spot.

    The more I hear about America the more terrible is sounds.

    If I was sacked for voting in a particular way I’d be on a one way trip to an unfair dismissal payout in Australia.

    You mean tread upon the life giving freedom of your job creator?

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  • PreacherPreacher Registered User regular
    Nobeard wrote: »
    Which side did Jo Jorgensen likely pull votes from in GA?

    Probably a bit of both hard to say.

    I would like some money because these are artisanal nuggets of wisdom philistine.

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  • SummaryJudgmentSummaryJudgment The purity of angry tambourine. Registered User regular
    -Loki- wrote: »
    Kruite wrote: »
    Yea,

    Well my boss more or less warned me not to discuss politics in front of anyone in my company; if the owner finds that I voted for Biden he will probably fire me on the spot.

    The more I hear about America the more terrible is sounds.

    If I was sacked for voting in a particular way I’d be on a one way trip to an unfair dismissal payout in Australia.

    Well, nobody gets sacked here for voting a particular way

    They get sacked as part of a RIF, poor performance, etc.

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  • DisrupterDisrupter Registered User regular
    edited November 2020
    I know Bernie people who went full jo... take that for what it’s worth

    Disrupter on
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  • BlackDragon480BlackDragon480 Bluster Kerfuffle Master of Windy ImportRegistered User regular
    PA down to 26K with the lastest number drop.

    May the Yinzers and Eagles fans get us across rhe goal line.

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  • htmhtm Registered User regular
    From Jessy Han, who's some sort of professional politics nerd:

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  • ED!ED! Registered User regular
    Vanguard wrote: »
    ED! wrote: »
    This is a very close race despite the suggestion otherwise. Biden has undoubtedly won this but this was not a slam dunk and no one should really be thinking it was.

    This is an election with the largest turnout in 100 years, with very large representation of on both sides. Statements like this are just not reflective of how momentous this is.

    Doesn't really track against what I said.

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  • GnomeTankGnomeTank Registered User regular
    -Loki- wrote: »
    Kruite wrote: »
    Yea,

    Well my boss more or less warned me not to discuss politics in front of anyone in my company; if the owner finds that I voted for Biden he will probably fire me on the spot.

    The more I hear about America the more terrible is sounds.

    If I was sacked for voting in a particular way I’d be on a one way trip to an unfair dismissal payout in Australia.

    It's generally not legal here either, but you need to prove it. So unless you got your shitty boss to agree to speak in to a tape recorder and say he fired you because you're a dirty voting liberal...big shrug.

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  • KadokenKadoken Giving Ends to my Friends and it Feels Stupendous Registered User regular
    Disrupter wrote: »
    I know Bernie people who went full so... take that for what it’s worth

    went full what

  • KruiteKruite Registered User regular
    TO give even more context, they are pissed that Biden "the radical socialist" won and are worried about their taxes going up.

    I don't know where they got it, but the idea of a 9% hike came up, which would add just short of 1 Million to the owner's taxes per year. The guy is still making at least 9 million per year (and that's without considering the multitude of ways you can deduct expenses from it), and I'm wondering why the fuck he has anything to complain about with that amount of money.

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  • Knight_Knight_ Dead Dead Dead Registered User regular
    PA down to 26K with the lastest number drop.

    May the Yinzers and Eagles fans get us across rhe goal line.

    sixers can't close out a basketball game to save their life but if we close this one out i'll be plenty happy

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  • Undead ScottsmanUndead Scottsman Registered User regular
    Down to 26,319 in PA! (According to Washington Post)

  • XaquinXaquin Right behind you!Registered User regular
    so we're supposed to know PA and/or GA tonight right?

    please?

    I haven't slept since Tuesday before voting started and I've got heartburn from I guess subsisting off of mostly coffee and ritz crackers smeared with peanut butter

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  • ChanusChanus Just venting, Not seeking solutions. Registered User regular
    it will be interesting to see what turnout looks like going forward for Republicans Trump pulled out of the unlikely voter category only to lose

    Allegedly a voice of reason.
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  • CorvusCorvus . VancouverRegistered User regular
    -Loki- wrote: »
    Kruite wrote: »
    Yea,

    Well my boss more or less warned me not to discuss politics in front of anyone in my company; if the owner finds that I voted for Biden he will probably fire me on the spot.

    The more I hear about America the more terrible is sounds.

    If I was sacked for voting in a particular way I’d be on a one way trip to an unfair dismissal payout in Australia.

    Same here in Canada. American conservatives are insane.

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  • XaquinXaquin Right behind you!Registered User regular
    Kadoken wrote: »
    Disrupter wrote: »
    I know Bernie people who went full so... take that for what it’s worth

    went full what

    full monty

    (cause they believe in miracles)
    where you from?

    you sexy thing

  • Commander ZoomCommander Zoom Registered User regular
    Kruite wrote: »
    TO give even more context, they are pissed that Biden "the radical socialist" won and are worried about their taxes going up.

    I don't know where they got it, but the idea of a 9% hike came up, which would add just short of 1 Million to the owner's taxes per year. The guy is still making at least 9 million per year (and that's without considering the multitude of ways you can deduct expenses from it), and I'm wondering why the fuck he has anything to complain about with that amount of money.

    look, you don't understand. he's making less money. that's what matters. :P

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  • ChanusChanus Just venting, Not seeking solutions. Registered User regular
    Xaquin wrote: »
    so we're supposed to know PA and/or GA tonight right?

    please?

    I haven't slept since Tuesday before voting started and I've got heartburn from I guess subsisting off of mostly coffee and ritz crackers smeared with peanut butter

    no and probably not

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  • Undead ScottsmanUndead Scottsman Registered User regular
    Xaquin wrote: »
    so we're supposed to know PA and/or GA tonight right?

    please?

    I haven't slept since Tuesday before voting started and I've got heartburn from I guess subsisting off of mostly coffee and ritz crackers smeared with peanut butter

    Know? We basically "know" already, we're just waiting for reality to catch up. They won't be called for some time yet, though.

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  • KoopahTroopahKoopahTroopah The koopas, the troopas. Philadelphia, PARegistered User regular
    Xaquin wrote: »
    so we're supposed to know PA and/or GA tonight right?

    please?

    I haven't slept since Tuesday before voting started and I've got heartburn from I guess subsisting off of mostly coffee and ritz crackers smeared with peanut butter

    No. I think both might flip tonight, but both also have additional votes to count tomorrow before being called. I'd get some sleep.

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  • DocDoc Registered User, ClubPA regular
    Nobeard wrote: »
    Which side did Jo Jorgensen likely pull votes from in GA?

    Most of the people I've seen say they're voting for her are otherwise Republicans who dislike that Trump is relatively pro-gun-control.

  • CelestialBadgerCelestialBadger Registered User regular
    Chanus wrote: »
    it will be interesting to see what turnout looks like going forward for Republicans Trump pulled out of the unlikely voter category only to lose

    You mean racists and fascists? I think they will keep demanding racist, fascist candidates.

  • DisrupterDisrupter Registered User regular
    Kadoken wrote: »
    Disrupter wrote: »
    I know Bernie people who went full so... take that for what it’s worth

    went full what
    Sorry typo. Full Jo. Libertarian

    Only a couple. Younger, dumber Bernie fans. Went full on libertarian after the primary

    So it wasn’t just pulling from Republicans

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