2020 US Elections | Biden certified as President | Dems control Congress

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12th amendment.
Rep’s choose, and though Dems have the house in pure numbers, it’s actually 1 vote per state and in that scenario the GOP currently have more votes ( though I think the actual composition depends on the makeup after the election, not as it currently it).
Yes that is true, but the question was what happened if there was a tie under the 12th Amendment 25 to 25, and I think in those circumstances we would turn to the 20th Amendment.
 

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That's insane that the majority of the population are still likely to not even vote.

Can someone help me understand why that is?
 

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I got to watch these come in live last time as the time zone helped but am I right in thinking this will come in middle of the night UK time?
At the earliest. You may be better served sleeping early and waking around 4am.
 

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That's insane that the majority of the population are still likely to not even vote.

Can someone help me understand why that is?
Well, you have to be of age to vote. 18 or older. Then there's the people who are not registered to vote for whatever reason. And there's the people who just have voter apathy.
 

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That's insane that the majority of the population are still likely to not even vote.

Can someone help me understand why that is?
Kids cannot vote. 65-70% of the population is expected to vote.
 

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The US makes it quite hard to vote, in short.
 

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That's insane that the majority of the population are still likely to not even vote.

Can someone help me understand why that is?
Some probably don’t even know what is happening today!
 

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Kids cannot vote. 65-70% of the population is expected to vote.
If it was as straightforward to vote in the US as it is in the UK there would be a standard turnout of 65-70% instead of it being the exception.
 

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That's insane that the majority of the population are still likely to not even vote.

Can someone help me understand why that is?
Lots of people think they have no say in the main races because of the state they live in.

Swing states like FL have much higher turnouts. FL hits 70%.
 

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Lots of people think they have no say in the main races because of the state they live in.

Swing states like FL have much higher turnouts. FL hits 70%.
The US has to has one of the worst democratic systems on the planet. The electoral college, two party system, etc. Awful.
 

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7pm EST is when things will start getting interesting right? When they start counting the votes.
 

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The US has to has one of the worst democratic systems on the planet. The electoral college, two party system, etc. Awful.
The amount of money, political favors, lobbyists, lawyers, and the few people who are lawmakers make the system very rotten and painful.
 

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7pm EST is when things will start getting interesting right? When they start counting the votes.
Florida starts counting after 7pm, so we will a good sense of where things are heading in the 7-9pm hours as they release the vote totals in the state. Keep an eye on Pinellas County as its a bellwether area.
 

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MI already started counting yesterday.
Florida starts counting after 7pm, so we will a good sense of where things are heading in the 7-9pm hours as they release the vote totals in the state. Keep an eye on Pinellas County as its a bellwether area.
Nice. I'm on the west coast so will be watching from 1pm PST onwards.
 

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What time is it worth tuning into the live results in the UK then? Trying to plan my night's sleep accordingly
 

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What time is it worth tuning into the live results in the UK then? Trying to plan my night's sleep accordingly
I am planning to wake around 4am as nothing of consequence is likely to be called before then.
 

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What time is it worth tuning into the live results in the UK then? Trying to plan my night's sleep accordingly
Midnight UK is when you'll get the first official counting anywhere, but will be just the very first votes. Then things ramp rapidly from there... in a landslide I think that by 3am UK it would start to look the case, but if close you won't really know that much until maybe 5am UK. The only issue by tuning in that late is that you'll have quite a bit to catch up on.
 

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That's very good for Biden since Broward is very Dem heavy.
553K vs 260k in Broward in 2016 overall
590k vs 300k as we stand now assuming a 10pt I lead (and following party registrations, which isnt totally accurate.

Expect a 300k separation by close (+90k)
 
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