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If the US Election was a Popularity Contest, it’d Probably be Easier to Call

The popular vote counts for little as the US election draws nearer. All eyes are on the magic electoral college number of 270 — and there’s plenty to yet play out. And there’s the COVID factor…

US election 2020 voting
Given all the uncertainty, if Biden should win, he needs to win by a significant margin.

The magic number is 270

The swing states

Now we get to the politics

A close outcome, with votes coming in after election day, in favour of Biden will be bitterly fought in the courts. Such an outcome may well suit Trump, who would be happy to see the process dragged out.

A supreme complication

The COVID complication

And in conclusion …



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