The former vice president looks favored right now, however don’t expect Trumpism to go anywhere.
Democratic governmental nominee Joe Biden speaks at a drive-in election night occasion as Dr. Jill Biden searches at the Chase Center in the early morning hours of November 04, 2020 in Wilmington, Delaware. (Image by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
Social media today is brimming with bloodshot snark (when is it not?). Over and over once again, variations on the exact same joke keep getting made: plainly we live in a healthy democracy when Joe Biden is winning the popular vote yet I’m sitting here refreshing the count in Green Bay, Wisconsin.
Well, yeah. That’s how it works. And tormenting reporters by requiring them to focus on places like Green Bay might in fact be one of the strongest arguments in favor of the Electoral College. Still, America’s peculiar equipment has actually made this election absolutely nothing if not a wild trip. 4 years earlier, there was a clear narrative of Trump ascendance: Florida fell, North Carolina went next, Ohio was currently gone, then into the Upper Midwest. This year had much more hairpin turns: North Carolina is still too close to call, Arizona flipped to Biden yet Florida didn’t, Biden led early in Ohio only for Trump to pull ahead, the fuse continues to burn in the Upper Midwest.
As it stands, if Biden handles to win both