Whether Trump or Biden Wins, Today’s Election Has Already Gone Down in History

The highest early voter turnout ever recorded

The 2020 U.S. presidential election has already been guaranteed its place in history. In a country where voting is not mandatory, 97.6 million people had already voted by the end of yesterday, in person or by mail. That represents more than two-thirds of the votes cast in the 2016 election.

On the last day of the campaign, at most of the five rallies he held in four states, President Donald Trump attacked the Supreme Court, six of whose nine justices are conservative. Trump said that the Court put the country in danger by allowing Pennsylvania to accept mail-in ballots after Election Day.

According to Trump, the Supreme Court’s decision was political and could encourage his opponents to cheat. He tweeted that it could even induce violence in the streets. Twitter immediately flagged the president’s statements as potentially misleading, thus alerting its users.

Monday was a day of many complaints from Trump. In addition to the Supreme Court, his other targets were the media, former President Barack Obama, Sen. Hillary Clinton, and the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. The coronavirus was mentioned only in passing. Trump tried to discredit the polls that pointed to a victory by Democrat Joe Biden.

He was clearly nervous. In Kenosha, Wisconsin, Trump even complained about the microphone he was given. According to the New York Times, he said, “This is the worst microphone I’ve ever used in my life.” He promised to refund half of the entrance fee to those who attended.

Polling organizations, with the exception of one, agree that Biden will beat Trump by a large margin in the popular vote, and a less significant one in the Electoral College. The organization that disagrees about Biden’s possible victory in the Electoral College was the only one to predict Trump’s election four years ago.

The president who lost the popular vote won the Electoral College on five occasions, which is what really matters. The last time it was Trump himself. Each state has its own rules. There are less populous states with more Electoral College votes and more populous ones with fewer votes. It’s a complete free-for-all.

The U.S. needs a body like our Superior Electoral Court to coordinate vote counting. It’s the media that forecasts the name of the probable winner based on exit polls. That could happen on Wednesday morning or drag on for another day.

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Lisa is a freelance translator in English, Spanish and Portuguese. She has a BA in Spanish for Translation and Portuguese and is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Linguists. She is passionate about languages, specifically translation.

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