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Tuesday, October 13, 2020

As Forecasts Suggest Clean Sweep

At the time of writing, forecasts from Decision Desk give the Democrats an 83.5 percent chance of winning a majority in the Senate, an 83.6 percent percent chance of defeating President Donald Trump, and a greater than 99 percent chance of keeping the House.

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"Separate election forecasts have similarly suggested Democrats could win the Senate. FiveThirtyEight's forecast rates the Democrats as being "slightly favored" to win the Senate.

At the time of writing, its analysis suggests that in 68 of 100 scenarios the Democrats would take control of the upper chamber."

#1 | Posted by Corky at 2020-10-13 08:58 PM | Reply

This might be true but stats like this render folks too confident and won't vote.

#2 | Posted by eberly at 2020-10-13 09:17 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Exactly! Please stop pushing information like this and making people feel like they can slack off and not make it in to vote. We need everyone to be engaged this election. Do not let inaction give Trump 4 more years!

#3 | Posted by justagirl_idaho at 2020-10-13 09:24 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Hopefully getting rid of Trump, and the rigging his people are supporting, is a strong enough deterrent to overconfidence.... this time, unlike last time.

#4 | Posted by Corky at 2020-10-13 09:24 PM | Reply

Hope KY changes hands.
Don't really care about any other senate races.
Maybe Georgia.

#5 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2020-10-13 09:37 PM | Reply

The Dems are throwing the kitchen sink at this senate seat in Kansas.

All of it out of state money.

#6 | Posted by eberly at 2020-10-13 09:47 PM | Reply

#6 surely you mean out of state free speech, right?

Unless you're getting paid to vote it shouldn't matter.

#7 | Posted by bruceaz at 2020-10-13 09:52 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

This might be true but stats like this render folks too confident and won't vote.

Not this year. Everybody has lived with the mistakes of 2016 for 4 years.

No one is taking any chances this time. I have little doubt that the polls are accurate because of the crosstabs and how severely the numbers have flipped. I just don't see voters sleeping on this this time.

I live in Indiana and our state is red as they come since voting for Obama in 2008. In Indianapolis, with 750,000 people we have one early voting location open - until the final week before November 3rd, and then another 4/5 open.

The daily lines are over 4/5 hours and those in line do not appear to be mainly Trump voters in a state that everyone already knows will vote for Trump. Once bitten, twice shy.

People are going to vote no matter what the polls and percentages say up until the election is called - should it be called before West Coast voting is finished. And by that I mean if Trump loses Florida and/or Ohio and Biden holds the other midwestern swing states, it could be an earlier evening than expected.

#8 | Posted by tonyroma at 2020-10-13 09:53 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

7

If people are stupid enough to fall for that ----, they deserve what they get.

#9 | Posted by eberly at 2020-10-13 09:54 PM | Reply

"Not this year. Everybody has lived with the mistakes of 2016 for 4 years."

Lucy fooled Charlie Brown every time.

#10 | Posted by eberly at 2020-10-13 09:56 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"All of it out of state money."

Do Kansas Senators ever vote on national issues? Wait...they do? And in a more outsized manner that is beholden to the size of their state???

You're damned right there's a lot of out-of-state money. There's a lot of out-of-state concerns.

#11 | Posted by Danforth at 2020-10-13 10:17 PM | Reply

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Yeah, duh. I know that. I don't care. It's a senate seat. I get the significance of it.

#12 | Posted by eberly at 2020-10-13 10:24 PM | Reply

So, to be clear...".it's a free country, the money is fine no matter how much and no matter where is comes from. Winning is what matters"

-Danforth

#13 | Posted by eberly at 2020-10-13 10:26 PM | Reply

Is this the first time a Eberly has heard about out of state moneys and influences?

He's so naive.

#14 | Posted by ClownShack at 2020-10-13 10:32 PM | Reply

#12: "Yeah, duh. I know that. ... I get the significance of it."

#13: "Now I'm going to prove I really don't"

#15 | Posted by Danforth at 2020-10-14 02:04 AM | Reply

Money, if you aren't sick to death of the media --------- they spend their advertising dollars on then you shouldn't vote.

Martha McSally
Mark Kelly

FFS, if you watch TV, why would you vote for anyone?

#16 | Posted by bruceaz at 2020-10-14 02:22 AM | Reply

... if Trump loses Florida and/or Ohio and Biden holds the other midwestern swing states, it could be an earlier evening than expected.

#8 | Posted by tonyroma

On Monday night, James Carville said he is privy to loads of internal polling. When asked how long he thought the wait would be to know the winner, he replied (sic), "Na, I think it'll be over by 10:30 (ET). Florida and North Carolina will announce absentee ballots that Tuesday night, so we'll know who won them. I expect Biden to win Florida, maybe North Carolina too. If that happens, it's over."

#17 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2020-10-14 02:28 AM | Reply

Carville is fun to listen to.

#18 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2020-10-14 02:29 AM | Reply

I expect Biden to win Florida, maybe North Carolina too.

#17 | POSTED BY AMERICANUNITY

Trump's tweet storm will be apocalyptic.

High level resignations from the Trump Administration begin 11/04/2020, with many leaving for Brazil shortly after.

#19 | Posted by Zed at 2020-10-14 07:41 AM | Reply

"High level resignations from the Trump Administration begin 11/04/2020, with many leaving for Brazil shortly after."

That's going to be the fun part...watching all of Trump's acolytes scramble to distance themselves from him. And he will still be a sitting president when they're going it.

It will be a spectacle.

#20 | Posted by madbomber at 2020-10-14 02:59 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I predict a mess of protests and riots for a while after November. National Guard will be busy. At least some states will have freezing weather and blizzards to cull potential pockets of chaos

#21 | Posted by hamburglar at 2020-10-14 04:11 PM | Reply

"I predict a mess of protests and riots for a while after November."

Only if Trump wins.

#22 | Posted by madbomber at 2020-10-15 02:42 PM | Reply

I'm expecting a rush of indictments after the election. It will be time for Trump and his cronies to finally pay the piper for all their crimes.

#23 | Posted by moder8 at 2020-10-15 02:51 PM | Reply

There is a Jaime Harrison post on the Front Page. It's worth checking out. This dude is getting ridiculous amounts of money from donations.

Imagine if, in the same day, both Lindsey Graham and Trump get replaced in the same day.

I think it would look like this:

www.youtube.com

#24 | Posted by madbomber at 2020-10-15 02:52 PM | Reply

Maybe the Dems can win the White House, House and Senate and the US can become like California for 2 or 4 years and so everyone can see how bad it will be with the Dems in complete control. Let the whole nation see how destructive their policies are when put into action. This once great state is in complete disarray because the Dems have been in complete control for many years now and their future (Nancy's nephew) is a horrible. He fits right in there with all those other SF politicians.

#25 | Posted by phinphan at 2020-10-15 06:00 PM | Reply

"Maybe the Dems can win the White House, House and Senate and the US can become like California for 2 or 4 years and so everyone can see how bad it will be with the Dems in complete control"

^
You just described the first two years of Trump.
And the first 87 days of Obama.

#26 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-10-15 06:06 PM | Reply

the US can become like California

What? A powerhouse economy and a world leader?

I doubt that. Too many useless red states.

#27 | Posted by ClownShack at 2020-10-15 06:10 PM | Reply

Maybe the Dems can win the White House, House and Senate and the US can become like California for 2 or 4 years and so everyone can see how bad it will be with the Dems in complete control.

Dens had complete control somewhat recently, and the only thing they managed to do was barely pass a gift to private insurance companies.

Joe Biden would be a center-right politician in any other first world country.

I think you'll be fine.

#28 | Posted by JOE at 2020-10-15 06:48 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Let's see how great the state is: 37th in schools, not good. Most expensive place to get gas. One of worst road conditions in the nation. Homelessness out of control. Housing prices extremely high. Crime is going up, especially in the big cities. Business leaving or threatening to leave. People are starting to leave, and those are the ones that actually work. The dems are doing a great job with California, just keep raising taxes and maybe there will only be illegals and THE homeless left? This was how it was before Covid and so that can't be the excuse. This once great state is falling apart because of the dems.

#29 | Posted by phinphan at 2020-10-15 06:49 PM | Reply

Joe Biden would be a center-right politician in any other first world country.

Yep.

#30 | Posted by ClownShack at 2020-10-15 06:51 PM | Reply

You actually think Joe Biden will make it 4 years if he wins. A vote for Biden is a vote for Harris to be Pres.

#31 | Posted by phinphan at 2020-10-15 06:53 PM | Reply

The dems are doing a great job with California

Agreed.

Too bad Trump came along and fkkked America with his virus.

#32 | Posted by ClownShack at 2020-10-15 06:54 PM | Reply

" A vote for Biden is a vote for Harris to be Pres."

A vote for Biden is a vote for Trump not to be President.

#33 | Posted by Hagbard_celine at 2020-10-15 06:55 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

A vote for Biden is a vote for Harris to be Pres.

Cool. Anyone is a better choice than Trump.

#34 | Posted by ClownShack at 2020-10-15 06:59 PM | Reply

#29. If we can get rid of prop 13 then things might get better. The state government will own all the real estate.

#35 | Posted by Charliecharles at 2020-10-15 07:47 PM | Reply

#20. It will be interesting how many can resign before Trump fires everyone. I wonder if he can order everyone in the military discharged all the same day.

#36 | Posted by Charliecharles at 2020-10-15 07:49 PM | Reply

Business leaving or threatening to leave. People are starting to leave, and those are the ones that actually work.

Awesome. Maybe California's cost of living will decrease when all the rightwing crybabies leave and i can move to the most beautiful state in America.

#37 | Posted by JOE at 2020-10-16 08:09 AM | Reply

"Too bad Trump came along and fkkked America with his virus."

You sound exactly like Trump.

It's cute.

#38 | Posted by madbomber at 2020-10-16 12:44 PM | Reply

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