OK, so it wasn’t the Blue Tsunami we all expected. It seems that there are 69,816,618 Americans who are OK with having a Russian asset in the White House. But we outnumber them just enough to win this.
Color Code: Green – without a permit.
Orange – with a permit.
Red – illegal.
(I nearby declare Exotic Pet Freaud because I know of a guy in Westchester County, New York, who has a kangaroo. He keeps it in his orchard.)
To be fair, Richard Grinnell (the tweeter above) was only an *acting* Director of National Intelligence, a post he held after he was appointed as Ambassador to Germany, where he alarmed almost every European head of state when, 2 months into his tenure, he broke Article 14 of the Vienna Convention in a interview with Breitbart News saying that he wanted to empower conservatives throughout Europe, thereby taking a political position in hopes of interfering in foreign affairs. He was a very unpopular ambassador.
Speaking of Europe. . .
And then it was D-Day. November 3, 2020.
First, let’s hear from the Cats of Democracy:
This is Pumpkin, the official Cat of the Athens County, Ohio Board of Elections:
(Athens County is in south-east Ohio, bordering West Virginia. It is home to Ohio University, but also has the lowest median income in Ohio, being the only county in the state with a poverty rate above 30%. Should be Trump country. Here’s the kicker: Athens County went for Biden. Good work, Pumpkin.)
My Twitter feed was full of offers, from our wonderful neighbors to the north, to lend a shoulder to cry on, or a reminder to b r e a t h e, or some heart felt empathy for the torture awaiting us as we sit out the long and slow counting of the ballots.
It became a “thing”:
(Seriously, we hit the jackpot when we got Canada as the country on the other side of the longest international land border in the world.)
Lou Diamond Phillips tweeted a photo of his own emotional support team:
And then came the “controversy” of counting every ballot so they can be turned into something that no other country on Earth has: Electoral Votes.
Some people have a problem with democracy. And by”some people”, I mean “ShitBag Trump” and his Fuck Wad supporters.
This tweet from Trump will go down in history:
We have claimed, for Electoral Vote purposes, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (which won’t allow legal observers) the State of Georgia, and the State of North Carolina, each one of which has a BIG Trump lead. Additionally, we hereby claim the State of Michigan if, in fact, there was a large number of secretly dumped ballots as has been widely reported!”
This kind of history:
(The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) (above) is the world’s largest security-oriented intergovernmental organization. Its mandate includes issues such as arms control, promotion of human rights, freedom of the press, and fair elections. It employs around 3,460 people, mostly in its field operations but also in its secretariat in Vienna, Austria. It has its origins in the 1975 Conference on Security and Co-operation in Europe (CSCE) held in Helsinki, Finland.)
Mark R. Levin (above) is a right-wing radio personality. He’s obviously not a constitutional law scholar. You know, when someone types in ALL CAPS like that, he’s YELLING AT YOU:
But all that yelling doesn’t make your case any stronger:
Because of the extraordinary number of voters who used mail-in ballots this year, millions and millions of votes coming in, the counting is going kinda slow. FYI: Being slow, that’s not illegal.
But the counting went on,and on,and on…
Pennsylvania s l o w l y counted all its votes. . .
Michigan s l o w l y counted its votes, under the supervision of the state’s Attorney General:
Arizona s l o w l y counted its votes:
And here’s where we meet up with Richard Grenell again:
As I type this on Friday morning, Biden is still only 6 electoral votes away from 270, with AZ, NV, GA, and PA still undecided.
Land doesn’t vote. People do.
Have a great weekend, everyone. Hang in there. We’ll have a new president soon.
And, just for old time’s sake: