Guide To Election Night 2020

We’ve never seen an election quite like this one, and we’ll probably never see an election day like this one.  With some 97 million votes having already been cast and most unlikely to be counted by November 3rd, the odds of states declaring winners on Tuesday are not great.  The era of going to bed …

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Time To Enter The Political Junkie Election Contest

The election we’ve long awaited/dreaded is almost here.  President Donald Trump vs. former Vice President Joe Biden.  Plus, control of the Senate.  And so, we have TWO contests for you to enter. The first:  Predict the final Electoral Vote count.  AND tell us who wins these key states: ARIZONA COLORADO FLORIDA GEORGIA IOWA MICHIGAN MINNESOTA …

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Who Dat? – S

While you’re awaiting tonight’s final presidential debate, what better way to spend the time than by solving the identities of these “S” buttons? As our fellow political junkies know, for some time now we’ve been showing photos of unknown buttons, arranged alphabetically by candidate names, for you to help identify.  We can’t make heads or …

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Don’t Bet The Farm On The First Debate

While there is always high anticipation for a presidential debate, this evening’s encounter between President Trump and Joe Biden feels different.  Maybe it’s because both sides are selling the race as the “most significant in history” and “crucial for saving the country’s future” — hyperbole, perhaps, but probably true as well. But for those keeping …

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Enter Our ‘Guess The Supreme Court Confirmation Vote’ Contest

The likelihood of President Trump not filling the Supreme Court seat left vacant by the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg was always closer to none than slim.  Whatever you think of the tactics of Mitch McConnell and others in the Senate GOP, Trump always had the power, and the right, to name a replacement.  That …

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Democrats Within Reach Of Senate Majority

This snapshot in mid-September may look completely different as we get closer to November 3rd.  But right now, Democrats have a real shot at winning control of the Senate this year. The numbers spell it out.  Republicans currently have a 53-47 majority.  That means that Democrats need a net gain of three, or four, to …

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When The Runner-Up Endorsed The Presumptive Nominee

Bernie Sanders’ decision to endorse Joe Biden on April 13th came sooner than many expected, considering that he said less than a week ago he was still hoping to win more delegates and that four years ago he didn’t endorse Hillary Clinton until July 12th — well after Clinton became the presumptive nominee. Of course, …

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Enter Our ‘Guess the VP’ Contest

Remember that field of 24 Democratic presidential candidates?  Well, it’s down to two: Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders.  And, quite possibly, that number will be cut in half not long after the March 17th primaries. Whether that happens or not, it’s clearly time to predict the Democratic running mate.  Unfortunately, with Biden guaranteeing he’ll pick …

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How Far Does A Victory In New Hampshire Take You?

New Hampshire is proud of a saying that goes like this:  “Always First, Always Right.” Well, yes and no. The Granite State does indeed hold the nation’s first presidential primary.  It’s been a tradition since 1952, when the names of the candidates first began appearing on the ballot. But always right?  That assumes the winner …

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The Iowa Caucuses And The Des Moines Register’s Endorsements

In its Sunday edition, the Des Moines Register, Iowa’s most influential newspaper, endorsed Elizabeth Warren for president the Feb. 3rd Democratic caucuses, calling her “the best leader for these times”: Unifying the country may not be possible, but to gain the support required to govern, she must show that her vision will lift people up …

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