I’ll be at the dentist this morning, taking care of more business, so posting may be light. But everyone’s attention is focused on the election, and my planned post on the purported three new species of gentoo penguins (a ludicrous case of “splitting”) will have to wait. In the meantime, I stand by my prediction that Biden will get 306 electoral votes and win the election. Just remember that when you’re asked who called the election first, and correctly, it was your host.
I see in the New York Times that the headlines haven’t changed since I went to bed, with the Electoral College vote still standing at 253 for Biden and 214 for Tr*mp. However, Biden has slipped into a small lead in Georgia—about 1,000 votes. It’s a squeaker! Biden still trails by about 18,000 votes in Pennsylvania. As of 4 a.m., about 12,000 votes remain to be tallied in Georgia and 50,000 in Pennsylvania.
Biden is still leading narrowly in Nevada (by 11,400 votes) and a bit more substantially in Arizona (by 47,000 votes).
This is the place to exult, kvetch, and mourn. Perhaps we’ll have a winner today.