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Biden urges Democrats to “keep the faith”, while Trump announces he will go the US Supreme Court

Wednesday, November 4th 2020 - 09:59 UTC
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“It’s not my place or Donald Trump’s place to say who won this election. That’s the decision of the American people. But I’m optimistic about this outcome,” Biden said. “It’s not my place or Donald Trump’s place to say who won this election. That’s the decision of the American people. But I’m optimistic about this outcome,” Biden said.
Trump spoke from the White House and claimed Biden “can’t catch us” in a number of those states, despite counting still ongoing. Trump spoke from the White House and claimed Biden “can’t catch us” in a number of those states, despite counting still ongoing.

U.S. President Donald Trump daringly claimed victory in the presidential election on Wednesday — despite no winner being declared and millions of votes waiting to be counted in several key battleground states — as Joe Biden urged Democrats to “keep the faith” and wait for the final results.

Trump spoke from the White House and claimed Biden “can’t catch us” in a number of those states, despite counting still ongoing. “We will be going to the U.S. Supreme Court. We want all voting to stop. We don’t want them to find any ballots at 4:00 in the morning,” he said.

“We will win this, and as far as I’m concerned, we already have won it.”

Before Trump’s comments, Biden took to the stage in Delaware in the early hours of Wednesday with confidence.

“We believe we’re on track to win this election,” he told a crowd of supporters. “It’s not my place or Donald Trump’s place to say who won this election. That’s the decision of the American people. But I’m optimistic about this outcome.”

Biden said his campaign is “confident about Arizona,” “feeling really good about Michigan,” and that Democrats are “still in the game in Georgia.”

He acknowledged that it will take time for all votes to be counted but said he’s sure he will win Pennsylvania.

Results in states like Pennsylvania, Georgia, Michigan, and Arizona play a critical role in delivering the 270 electoral college votes needed to win the White House, and they’re still too close to call.

Florida, a key battleground state with a history of close elections, was awarded to Trump late on Election Night. He gains its 29 electoral votes, the biggest prize among the battleground states. He later won Texas and its 38 electoral votes on Wednesday morning.

Minutes after Biden’s address, Trump took to Twitter and baselessly accused the Democrats of “trying to STEAL the Election.”

“We will never let them do it,” he tweeted. The post was flagged by both Twitter and Facebook for containing misleading information.

Election officials are processing a historically large number of mail-in votes. The surge of mail ballots will mean some states will need more time than others. However, officials have stressed that accuracy is more important than speed.

Plus, according to laws in states such as Ohio and North Carolina, some ballots received after the election must still be counted if they are postmarked by a deadline.

Impact on markets

The undefined U.S. elections are already hitting financial markets in the eastern world, where the start to Wednesday’s session with the Asia-Pacific trade could have not been more different than from the ‘risk-on’ tone that prevailed throughout markets on Tuesday, according to experts from DailyFX. The much closer-than-anticipated US presidential election race definitely caused some repricing by investors.

DailyFX experts noted that the close race of the candidates in the key pivotal states initially transpired into risk aversion that sent the haven-linked US Dollar higher as S&P 500 futures and anti-fiat gold prices declined.

 

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  • Chicureo

    Pugol-TTWH Eileen Siar

    At the Grange School — We studied The Rime of the Ancient Mariner which was inspired by our southerly Pacific Ocean.

    I swallowed my pride and called this morning the two Danish pirates — who were both very cordial as I conceded. Fortunately the pandemic has resulted rapid reasonable delivery services and most of the wager has now been delivered. There are a few bottles that proper courtesy requires me to deliver in person.

    Trump is mounting a legal battle based on credible voter fraud — but I cannot be accused of trying to “Welsh” on my wager. — Even scoundrels like myself have to keep our word.

    Hunting Andean condors is too damn difficult! They are difficult to encounter as they typically dwell at the high altitudes — you need a 10 gauge shotgun that terribly bruises your shoulder (because you need to fire a whole carton of shells to bring one down) — the meat is strongly gamy and tough — and for some unexplainable ridiculous reason the mountain locals get angry and apparently I've been informed it's supposedly illegal. (Same damn insane stupidity when I shoot a Huemul or Pudú.*)

    I appreciate your interesting historical perspective about crows. I used to hunt wild quail in my youth — but as I became older I completely lost interest in harming them. We do however occasionally enjoy farmed duck, quail and geese. (We did try Chilean farmed gourmet Emu once and that was sufficient for our lifetimes.)

    Lunch today was a pair of the old lady's delicious beef empanadas and a cold Coca Cola light.

    I have a sewer line access to being diamond drilled through the stone foundation this afternoon to monitor. The barn renovation is rapidly progressing with the new wall framing nearly all in place.

    ¡Saludos!

    (*Our southern endangered Andean deer.)

    Nov 05th, 2020 - 05:23 pm +1
  • Think

    Well..., well..., well...

    As usual with Yankee politics..., I'm not surprised of being surprised...
    Or should I be saying...: I'm surprised of not being surprised...
    “I know I know nothing” applies...

    Leaving Plato aside and Thinking ahead 'bout Yank politics... I can see ( or wish to see) a certain possibility for the Republican party to split in two...:
    1) The good auld traditional Republican GOP party... (“Grand Old Party”...)
    2) And a new Donald Trump one..., the GDBTP... (“Grab Democracy By The Pussy” party...)

    I Think that would clarify certain unanswered questions for many...
    El Think...

    Nov 04th, 2020 - 11:04 am 0
  • Chicureo

    Estimado THINK

    I'm currently studying recipes for preparing crow sandwiches.

    Obviously — I'm going to have to EAT CROW for a humiliating duration.

    (There is still a slight path for Trump win this crazy election after contesting dubious mail in ballots — but it appears a senile Joe Biden will be the next President.)

    There are nearly five cases of wine that I'm preparing to deliver in person. (Four of those going to Danish pirates.)

    It was an adventurous bold wager that will prove enjoyable for some time in the future for my friends and colleagues.

    In my humble opinion — this is a Pyrrhic victory for the Democrat party.

    If we are victorious in one more battle with the Romans, we shall be utterly ruined.
    — Plutarch

    ¡Saludos!

    Nov 04th, 2020 - 06:05 pm 0
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