This is another watershed moment in our politics, in an era which has been a non stop typhoon of watershed moments. Nate Silver at 538 shared the following disclaimer and rationale for the disclaimer, with respect to doing his job of predicting election outcomes.
We've never had to put a disclaimer like this on our forecast before but … well, 2020. pic.twitter.com/aXfNfScu0h
— Nate Silver (@NateSilver538) August 10, 2020
And it goes without saying, that for the first election in our history, mail-in ballots are being challenged. This is positively Goebbels-esque. Hitler’s propaganda chief, Joseph Goebbels, said, 1. Tell a big lie; 2. Make it simple, 3. Repeat it often enough and people will believe it. That is exactly what Trump hath wrought with respect to mail-in voting, let alone during a pandemic.
— BreadNButter (@BeatsBaresBeetl) August 11, 2020
scary what our nation is becoming.
— G.R.R. (@windbourne_grr) August 11, 2020
All this does is underscore what we already know. We must resoundingly defeat Trump so that there is no question about whether it’s a close election. This can’t be a replay of 2000 or anywhere close to it. This has to be definitive, because otherwise our way of life is gone, and living in a democracy is something that we will talk about in the past tense.