Today, Tuesday, February 18, 2020, is the last early voting day to voice a preference for Saturday’s Democratic caucus here in Nevada. I will be attending the event on the 22nd. However, my wife left to vote today at a local library which would be open from 10 until 2 in the afternoon. It is now 4:40 in the afternoon. She just called, informing me that there are about a dozen people still ahead of her in line, and approximately 100 people behind her. She arrived home after 5 p.m.
It appears to me that voters in Northern Nevada are taking this election very seriously. It is also indicative of the fact that Trump’s popularity rating has been greatly inflated by the mainstream media. It appears that, for Nevada voters, Trump is a pariah and keeping him from winning a second term is the goal of every real American.
You would expect me to be interested; I spend much of my day reading and writing about politics in America. The latest polls show Bernie Sanders leading all other candidates in the “Silver State,” but what appears to be an exceptionally large turnout may change the outcome.
What will this mean in November? Will the turnout nationally make history? If it does; if millennials and women show up in large numbers; Trump will lose by double digits in the popular vote. Of course, the challenge in the un-Constitutional Electoral College remains in question. The people should elect their president, but all too frequently millions of votes do not count; have no effect on the outcome. Putin and the television broadcast “news” networks aided Trump in winning in 2016 by a total of less than 80,000 votes total in Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and Michigan. 2016 was the second closest election in history. In 2000 the Supreme Court of the United States awarded George W. Bush the presidency with the vote count remaining undecisive.
I believe that the American people; real Americans; love their country and will save its future from the tyranny of DJT and his party. Voting on November 3rd will renew democracy and save the Constitution.
“The Truth Lives Here”
Op-ed by James Turnage
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