This will, of course, be before all of the votes are counted.
Courtesy of Axios:
A top Democratic data and analytics firm told “Axios on HBO” it’s highly likely that President Trump will appear to have won — potentially in a landslide — on election night, even if he ultimately loses when all the votes are counted.
Way more Democrats will vote by mail than Republicans, due to fears of the coronavirus, and it will take days if not weeks to tally these. This means Trump, thanks to Republicans doing almost all of their voting in person, could hold big electoral college and popular vote leads on election night.
Imagine America, with its polarization and misinformation, if the vote tally swings wildly toward Joe Biden and Trump loses days later as the mail ballots are counted.
That is what this group, Hawkfish, which is funded by Michael Bloomberg and also does work for the Democratic National Committee and pro-Biden Super PACs, is warning is a very real, if not foreordained, outcome.
Hawkfish CEO Josh Mendelsohn calls the scenario a “red mirage.”
“We are sounding an alarm and saying that this is a very real possibility, that the data is going to show on election night an incredible victory for Donald Trump,” he said.
I would say that this seems very likely.
And if it does happen we should be prepared for Trump to declare himself the winner and then as new votes are tallied say that those are fraudulent votes that are being manufactured by the Democrats to steal his victory.
And that will of course inflame his supporters who will no doubt take to the streets brandishing weapons and demanding “justice.”
In other words, election night might make all of these protests and riots pale by comparison.
This shit is getting scary.