Musings & Thoughts for Monday, December 14, 2020, or: Electoral College Madness!

Image Credit: El Pais. Note…this map was published in late November, when some of the elections were still in dispute.

Hey, there, Dear Reader. It’s mid-afternoon here on Monday, December 14, 2020. Here in New Hometown, Florida the temperature is 74˚F (24˚C) under cloudy conditions (although in my immediate vicinity the sun tries to peep through the veil of gray clouds). With humidity at 86% and the wind blowing from the southwest at 6 MPH (10 KM/H), the feels-like temperature is 74˚F (24˚C). According to today’s forecast, we can expect scattered rain showers and a high of 75˚F (24˚C). Tonight, the skies will be partly cloudy, and the low temperature will be 56˚F (13˚C).

“Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” – Unknown, but usually, but wrongly, attributed to Albert Einstein

Well, here in the United States (a misnomer if I ever heard one) the electors in all 50 states are casting their votes in order to formalize the results of the Presidential election. Of course, Florida’s electors will vote for Donald J. Trump, as will the electors in the states that Trump won a little over a month ago, but the outcome today will be the same as it was when the election was called on November 7 – Joe Biden and Kamala Harris defeated Trump and Vice President Mike Pence, 306-232 in the Electoral College vote.

Now, you’d think that after Trump’s lawyers lost their doomed-to-fail efforts to overturn the election results via the courts, he and his supporters would accept defeat and concede that Biden won the popular vote by more than seven million votes. (Biden got 51.4% of the popular vote with 81,283,495 ballots cast; Trump got 46.9% of the vote, with 74,223,755 votes cast.)

Illustration from Pixabay

Still, even as the electors in each state are voting officially, Trump and his cult-like followers are still in denial.

Consider this comment from GK on a Facebook comments section under a story posted by Politico about the electors voting today:

THERE IS OVERWHELMING EVIDENCE OF ELECTION FRAUD!!! EVERYONE KNOWS IT. VIDEOS, VOICE RECORDINGS, DATA ANALYSIS, STATISTICAL IMPOSSIBILITIES, SWORN AFFIDAVITS AND EYEWITNESS TESTIMONY.THE COURTS REFUSED TO SEE ANY OF IT ON MERE TECHNICALITIES. THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE BECOMES FRAUDULENT TODAY.

And in another Electoral College-related story, WW writes:

People like you didn’t think so in 2016 but NOW it’s fair? BULLPUCKEY!!! WHEN YOU CAN CHEAT AT ELECTIONS YOU DONT NEED AN ELECTORAL COLLEGE – JUST LET DEMOCRATS PROGRAM THE VOTING MACHINES!!!! WORKS LOTS BETTER THAN GOING THROUGH ALL THE TROUBLE OF DUPLICATING BALLOTS AND GETTING DEAD PEOPLE TO VOTE!!!

And, of course, here is the choir leader who is fomenting all of this nonsense:

Donald J. Trump

@realDonaldTrump·

6h

“Why did the Swing States stop counting in the middle of the night?” @MariaBartiromo Because they waited to find out how many ballots they had to produce in order to steal the Rigged Election. They were so far behind that they needed time, & a fake “water main break”, to recover!

I swear. I have never seen such craziness and willful denial about an election in the U.S. – until the 2020 election, that is.

And conservatives say that Democrats are the ones who are irrational. Seriously?

I think not.

Published by Alex Diaz-Granados

Alex Diaz-Granados (1963- ) began writing movie reviews as a staff writer and Entertainment Editor for his high school newspaper in the early 1980s and was the Diversions editor for Miami-Dade Community College, South Campus' student newspaper for one semester. Using his experiences in those publications, Alex has been raving and ranting about the movies online since 2003 at various web sites, including Amazon, Ciao and Epinions. In addition to writing reviews, Alex has written or co-written three films ("A Simple Ad," "Clown 345," and "Ronnie and the Pursuit of the Elusive Bliss") for actor-director Juan Carlos Hernandez. You can find his reviews and essays on his blogs, A Certain Point of View and A Certain Point of View, Too.

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