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The triumph of Joe Biden and healing the nation


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From Reuters:

As Biden marches forward with Cabinet, Trump hopes likely to fade in key states

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump’s increasingly tenuous efforts to reverse his election loss to President-elect Joe Biden could be dealt a lethal blow on Monday, as Biden turns to the task of building his cabinet.

Michigan is set to certify its results Monday, and Pennsylvania is likely to move a step closer to doing so.

Trump, a Republican, lost both battleground states in the Nov. 3 election, but he has refused to concede defeat and has, instead, launched a legal battle to overturn the results there and in other close races across the country.

Trump’s hopes of preventing the Democrat Biden from taking office on Jan. 20 likely will be doomed if Michigan and Pennsylvania certify their results, confirming Biden as the winner of a combined 36 electoral votes. Biden won 306 electoral votes, 36 over the 270 threshold needed to win the White House.

It remains unclear whether the process in Michigan will work as state law dictates. Michigan’s canvassing board, which is evenly split between two Democrats and two Republicans, will meet on Monday to decide whether to certify the results.

Biden defeated Trump in Michigan by more than 150,000 votes, and the board is required by law to validate the count.

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You know what made America great? Sending taxpayer-paid staff in taxpayer-paid vehicles to Ritz Carltons to buy speciality moisturizers for you. THAT's what made America great. Biden's team may have fancy-pants educations, but look at their dry skin! https://washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2018/06/07/pruitt-enlisted-security-detail-in-picking-up-dry-cleaning-moisturizing-lotion/
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Biden’s cabinet picks went to Ivy League schools,have strong resumes,attend all the right conferences & will be polite & orderly caretakers of America’s decline I support American greatness And I have no interest in returning to the “normal” that left us dependent on China
 
The day will come when Marco Rubio will have real differences with the Biden administration. Bring it on, that's how the country is governed. But to suggest that the crooks and crazies who thronged the last administration are the benchmark of patriotism? Gross.
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From Charles Davis at Business Insider:

Biden's team has made contact with Dr. Fauci, and the president-elect said he has been 'very, very helpful' in briefings with staff

A day after being recognized as the apparent next president of the United States by a Trump official, Joe Biden said Tuesday that his staff has been in touch with Dr. Anthony Fauci, the US government's top infectious disease expert.

Biden said he has not "had a chance to speak to Dr. Fauci" yet himself, but Bloomberg reported Fauci has spoken to Biden's transition team.

"He's been very, very helpful," Biden told reporters on Tuesday.

Fauci later told CNN that he has indeed reached out to Biden's staff. The network reported that the dialogue has consisted of "preliminary conversations."

The news comes a day after the US General Services Administration, headed by Trump political appointee Emily Murphy, formally agreed to provide resources to the president-elect's transition.

It also comes as the US may be entering the darkest stage yet of the coronavirus pandemic.

On Tuesday, more than 88,000 people were hospitalized with COVID-19, "reaching a new all-time high for the 15th consecutive day," according to The Covid Tracking Project. More than 2,000 new deaths were also reported.

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From Harry Enten at CNN:

How Joe Biden won: He built on Clinton's successes

President-elect Joe Biden was nominated by Democratic primary voters in large part because of his perceived electability in the general election. Biden proved primary voters right by winning and by doing considerably better than Democratic House candidates.

Yet Biden has won in a way that was perhaps surprising to some. He was the first candidate to win without taking at least Florida or Ohio since 1960. Biden did considerably worse with Hispanics than Hillary Clinton in municipalities throughout the country.

And Biden won the presidency even as President Donald Trump's base largely stuck with him.

So how'd he do it? Biden's pathway to victory intensified the gains Clinton made in 2016. In doing so, he became the seventh Democrat in eight times to win the popular vote, which is the first time since 1828 that one party won the popular vote that often in eight straight elections.

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7 minutes ago, TopBilled said:

From Harry Enten at CNN:

How Joe Biden won: He built on Clinton's successes

President-elect Joe Biden was nominated by Democratic primary voters in large part because of his perceived electability in the general election. Biden proved primary voters right by winning and by doing considerably better than Democratic House candidates.

Yet Biden has won in a way that was perhaps surprising to some. He was the first candidate to win without taking at least Florida or Ohio since 1960. Biden did considerably worse with Hispanics than Hillary Clinton in municipalities throughout the country.

And Biden won the presidency even as President Donald Trump's base largely stuck with him.

So how'd he do it? Biden's pathway to victory intensified the gains Clinton made in 2016. In doing so, he became the seventh Democrat in eight times to win the popular vote, which is the first time since 1828 that one party won the popular vote that often in eight straight elections.

AND which of course ALL leads us back to the following educational film starting at the 48 second mark of this video...

 

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36 minutes ago, TopBilled said:

From Harry Enten at CNN:

How Joe Biden won: He built on Clinton's successes

President-elect Joe Biden was nominated by Democratic primary voters in large part because of his perceived electability in the general election. Biden proved primary voters right by winning and by doing considerably better than Democratic House candidates.

Yet Biden has won in a way that was perhaps surprising to some. He was the first candidate to win without taking at least Florida or Ohio since 1960. Biden did considerably worse with Hispanics than Hillary Clinton in municipalities throughout the country.

And Biden won the presidency even as President Donald Trump's base largely stuck with him.

So how'd he do it? Biden's pathway to victory intensified the gains Clinton made in 2016. In doing so, he became the seventh Democrat in eight times to win the popular vote, which is the first time since 1828 that one party won the popular vote that often in eight straight elections.

The post is true, but you can't discount that Biden won because more voters were simply unwilling to vote for Trump again or take a chance on him being re-elected.

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1 minute ago, ElCid said:

The post is true, but you can't discount that Biden won because more voters were simply unwilling to vote for Trump again or take a chance on him being re-elected.

That "argument" doesn't wash with me and I'll tell you why. In EVERY election there is always a percentage of voters who choose the lesser evil, or who vote for Candidate A as a way of voting against Candidate B.

I am sure slave owners would have voted for the devil incarnate if it meant they were canceling out an abolitionist's vote for Lincoln.

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12 minutes ago, hamradio said:

Biden won the Electoral College at 306 and still complaining - that doesn't make any sense. :wacko:

No ham. Allow me to place this into perspective for you here.

It's NOT that the victor of this past election OR those who voted for him are "still complaining" about this, but it is REALLY the thought that because ANY President can STILL be elected into office by a MINORITY of Americans and because of the basic MUNIPULATION of the vote inherent in the Electoral College process, IS the very damn reason why SO many of us who ARE rejoycing in Fat Boy's defeat THIS time, STILL believe that the EC should be ****canned into the trashheap of history!

(...get it NOW???)

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14 minutes ago, Dargo said:

No ham. Allow me to place this into perspective for you here.

It's NOT that the victor of this past election OR those who voted for him are "still complaining" about this, but it is REALLY the thought that because ANY President can STILL be elected into office by a MINORITY of Americans and because of the basic MUNIPULATION of the vote inherent in the Electoral College process, IS the very damn reason why SO many of us who ARE rejoycing in Fat Boy's defeat THIS time, STILL believe that the EC should be ****canned into the trashheap of history!

(...get it NOW???)

 

34 minutes ago, hamradio said:

Biden won the Electoral College at 306 and still complaining - that doesn't make any sense. :wacko:

When we ignore the popular presidential vote in the United States, we ignore

--not just the will of the majority--

but also our fundamental belief in Democracy.

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1 minute ago, Princess of Tap said:

 

When we ignore the popular presidential vote in the United States, we ignore

--not just the will of the majority--

but also our fundamental belief in Democracy.

We need to get back to the old fashion Greek democracy, let's vote on everything - the majority rule.  For the minorities, tough. :wacko:

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1 minute ago, Princess of Tap said:

 

When we ignore the popular presidential vote in the United States, we ignore

--not just the will of the majority--

but also our fundamental belief in Democracy.

This is a republic, not a democracy to be precise.

As I understand it, the voters in the United Kingdom do not elect the Prime Minister.  They elect the majority party and the "leader" of that party chosen by that parties members becomes the Prime Minister. 

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