election anxiety countdown

Plus Three

7AM: Georgia

While I slept, the vote count in Georgia began to show a lead for Biden. The votes in Pennsylvania continue to be counted, and the count continues to trend in Biden’s favor. Democrats encouraged mail-in voting, Trump denounced it, and state Republicans there blocked local election officials from counting mail-in ballots early. This means that a huge percentage of the last votes to be counted — even from counties that Trump did well in — is coming in for Biden. Pennsylvania is the only state Biden now needs, but Arizona and Nevada will keep counting today, and one or both are likely to be called for Biden.

Trump spoke yesterday evening from the White House. I couldn’t watch it. I have been unable to watch him from the start. His all-caps rants on Twitter continue, and there is no sign he will let up or go gracefully. His lawyers’ filings are being tossed out left and right as baseless. A bizarre press conference in Nevada offered no evidence.

9 AM: Pennsylvania

The counting in Pennsylvania now shows a Biden lead. Decision Desk HQ — an election analysis firm used by many media outlets — has officially called the election for Biden. The major networks will soon follow. With Pennsylvania, the other outstanding states are no longer needed to reach 270.

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