My prediction is that Joe Biden will be the next president. Does anyone believe for a second that last-minute, uncounted, and “found” votes will go Trump’s way? I expect a ton of irregularities and credible allegations of voter fraud, but the media will go into blackout/protection mode to squash any such stories. Trump and anyone pointing out such irregularities will be denounced as “dividing the nation,” “undermining democracy,” and as being “conspiracy theorists.” Court decisions will prevent the auditing & double-checking of several blocks of disputed votes. Facebook, Twitter, etc. will censor any posts that question voter results. Of course, half the country will happily go along with this all since their candidate won. Why should the foundations of democracy matter as long as you get your power back, right?
On the flip side though, it looks like Republicans will maintain control of the Senate and should pick up a few seats in the House. Divided government usually means both sides’ ability to f**k things up is minimized somewhat. I’d love to say the nation will come together after this, but unfortunately both candidate’s divisive rhetoric as well as the abhorrent actions of the media and Big Tech will ensure that doesn’t happen anytime soon. Maybe it will be enough though that a 3rd party FINALLY becomes viable in the next 4 years.