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Presidential Election. - September 30th 2020, 03:33 AM

Who are you going to vote for for the 2020 American Presidential Election? Why?


   
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Re: Presidential Election. - September 30th 2020, 03:40 AM

I am voting for Biden.

Trump is inciting violence and the Proud Boys are already taking in his slogan "Stand back, stand by." At this point anyone that supports is a white nationalist or condones white nationalism.


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Re: Presidential Election. - October 1st 2020, 10:36 AM

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I am voting for Biden.

Trump is inciting violence and the Proud Boys are already taking in his slogan "Stand back, stand by." At this point anyone that supports is a white nationalist or condones white nationalism.
I don't know much about Proud Boys but am I right in saying they are rednecks?


   
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Re: Presidential Election. - October 1st 2020, 04:02 PM

The Proud Boys are a White Supremacist group.

I am voting for Biden, because he's the lesser of two evils.

My preferred candidate dropped out right before my state's primaries. But I'd already submitted my vote, so it was null.


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Re: Presidential Election. - October 1st 2020, 06:23 PM

I know I don't live in America, but yesterday I saw part of the televised debate and wow, that was shockingly bad! Hope Trump doesn't get re-elected!


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Re: Presidential Election. - October 2nd 2020, 09:54 AM

The media are saying it's the worst Presidential Debate.


   
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Re: Presidential Election. - October 2nd 2020, 03:40 PM

I am voting for Donald Trump. Why? Because he doesn’t want to do another national shutdown. Also, many of the issues I am actually liberal on- Biden is conservative on.
   
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Re: Presidential Election. - October 4th 2020, 03:24 AM

Biden. I have more agreement over his views on things such as healthcare. Plus he's the lesser of the two evils.


   
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Re: Presidential Election. - October 5th 2020, 07:16 AM

Most likely Biden, though I would not necessarily choose him by my own means. The two-party system is hugely flawed and I do not align with Trump nor Biden/Democratic party. Should I have to be voting for the lesser of two evils? No. But here we are in 2020.

Like in an ideal world, I would vote for whoever the closest there is to a socialist candidate. I just think that people in this country should have access to basic needs like food, healthcare, education, housing, etc. Is that too much to ask for?

Will never support Trump. He backs white supremacist groups and as a person of this color in this country, why would I vote for someone who literally is against my existance?
   
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Re: Presidential Election. - October 5th 2020, 09:28 PM

Like 2016 I'll vote independent again
I wish dems picked people who weren't controversial


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Re: Presidential Election. - October 6th 2020, 02:56 AM

I dont like Joe Biden at all, but I'd vote for a can of soup over Donald Trump.
I will despise the Democratic Party forever for screwing over Bernie Sanders in the primary. That said, Donald Trump turned Covid into a political issue, tossed out the USPS plan to provide masks for everyone, and did almost nothing to help the workers who are desperate for food and money. 7.5 million people got Covid in America and over 200,000 people have died from it. Frankly, a lot of that is directly his fault.


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Re: Presidential Election. - October 12th 2020, 02:09 AM

I don't live in the US but I'm hoping Donald Trump doesn't get re-elected.


   
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Re: Presidential Election. - October 14th 2020, 03:37 AM

I'm curious to know who is currently winning the polls?


   
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Re: Presidential Election. - October 14th 2020, 05:28 AM

There's an easy answer to that but I think you need some more context for what's going on here.
Short answer: Biden's crushing Trump in national polling and swing state polling (which decides who wins the electoral college and the presidency). Biden has barely had to do any campaigning to stay ahead of Trump since he was nominated. It's not like 2016, where the polls showed Trump just a little behind Hillary.

HOWEVER:
Trump has been complaining about nonexistent threats of "voter fraud" ahead of the election. He's been complaining that voting by mail is fraudulent even though its more secure than in-person voting. He's doing this because significantly more Democrats have been voting by mail out of concern for Covid. The biggest fear I have is that because it takes longer to process mail-in votes than in-person votes, it might look like Donald Trump is winning on election day before the mail-in votes are fully processed. If Biden comes back and wins after all the votes are counted, Trump will say the election was a fraud. This is an extremely scary scenario because there are a large number of right-wing terrorist militias and white supremacy terrorist groups in the United States that support Trump. During the last debate, the moderator asked Trump to tell those groups to stand down. Instead Trump said that most of the violence is coming from the left wing (its not) and then when asked to denounce the Proud Boys, an extremist group, he said, "stand back and stand by, but somebody's gotta do something about Antifa and the left".
The FBI caught one right-wing militia group in Michigan plotting to kidnap and kill at least two Democratic governors on election night.
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Re: Presidential Election. - October 14th 2020, 02:58 PM

The fact that people are watching the dumpster fire that is America continue to burst into greater flame as if it's reality TV and not the reality on the fate of America is extremely upsetting.

Instead of just standing by and LOL/create non-existent speculation and controversy, how about you actually raise awareness not only for your native friends, but also do the same for the ones in America who might be indecisive in regards as to they should vote for.

People are saying Biden is just as bad as Trump; but in what way exactly? People — those in America and overseas — need to educate themselves on just how Joe Biden is the better choice for America, as opposed to Trump who could drive this country to the ground in the next four years if elected.

Off the top of my head, I can only think of one way Biden is as bad as Trump. However — and I could be totally wrong here — unlike Trump, Biden does not boast and brag about what he's done or degrade the people he's hurt.

That's my rant of the day. Carry on.


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Re: Presidential Election. - October 18th 2020, 07:05 AM

Who do you think will win?


   
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Re: Presidential Election. - October 18th 2020, 11:44 PM

Let's say there are 100 regularly active users — coming on here at least twice a week.
Of those one hundred users, I am sure 98 of them want Biden to win. The other two...

But again, this is not a show. This is the scary reality of what's going on in America. It's so important for both foreigners and those on American soil to research and understand why we need to make the vote everyone has been pushing so hard for since the spring.

I'm going to end this here before I go off on a tangent that can be perceived as anti-American.

Just please, educate yourselves. Understand why people are saying #SettleForBiden & #BlueWave.


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Re: Presidential Election. - October 19th 2020, 04:25 AM

I cannot say who is going to win. I think Biden has a good chance and I know that a lot of early voters have come out and the number is higher than 2016. I also know they are saying that majority of the early voters are democratic. However, that does not mean that election night we will not see a Trump victory.

I do fear for America if Trump wins. We are already seeing a rise in coronavirus cases again and they're saying it could be bad because we are coming into Flu season. Too many people are under the impression that COVID is not a big deal and the current 'president' can be to blame. If he wins I anticipate COVID lasting a lot of next year and I also think that if a vaccine gets announced that he is pushing, a lot of people will not get it. I would be one of those people.


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Re: Presidential Election. - October 22nd 2020, 07:10 PM

I've voted already and I voted for Trump because Biden seems like the evil in this one. Trump has been doing a good job unlike what others are saying about him.



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Re: Presidential Election. - October 22nd 2020, 07:32 PM

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In what ways do you think he's doing a good job? I'm not being flippant, I'm actually just curious.


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Re: Presidential Election. - October 24th 2020, 10:42 AM

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Re: Presidential Election. - October 25th 2020, 04:42 AM

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Re: Presidential Election. - October 26th 2020, 08:07 AM

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Re: Presidential Election. - Yesterday, 04:55 PM

To be fair to Trump, he did get the Middle East peace treaty signed, and he also made good on his promise to move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem. (Not something that I personally feel very passionate about, and I don't know enough about it to say whether it was the right move, but for those who support Israel, Trump has been very pro-Israel.) He also did well with the economy up until the pandemic, and even if that is a continuation of Obama's economy as some say it is, he at least didn't mess it up. Plus, he has also been proactive in appointing Supreme Court Justices, which is pretty impressive. I don't like the way he speaks, but I think it's fair to say that Trump has accomplished a fair bit during this presidency, whether or not we happen to agree with all of it.

I do see a double standard when it comes to Trump vs. Biden. Biden has also said some very questionable things, which haven't gotten a lot of media attention, and we've seen the way the latest controversy with his son has played out. In general, I think there is a double standard when it comes to the right vs. the left. It's totally fair to bring up right-wing militia groups and condemn them, but the left has also been bad in that regard.

In regards to the voter fraud, I agree that Trump blew it out of proportion. With that said, a number of states did have issues with votes arriving late and not getting counted. Yes, we've always had absentee ballots, but it's also true that we have not done anything like this on this scale. Sometimes, if you can cut through all the layers of absurdity, Trump does actually make some fair points. He says a lot of things that I feel are highly inappropriate, yes, but it is also true that the media distort and omit things sometimes.

Personally, I'm not thrilled with either candidate, though fiscally I tend to be more conservative. I personally don't think it's fair to say that anyone who supports Trump is a white nationalist or condones white nationalism, as there is a lot going on in the country right now and people are voting for candidates based on a number of different issues. I think nuance is important, as is fact checking both candidates. Trump speaks almost exclusively in superlatives, but Biden hasn't been entirely honest either. Plus, nationwide, I haven't been impressed with how the Democrats have handled things. They have also blocked COVID relief packages because they don't want to compromise.

American politics are certainly complicated these days! But being able to have civil conversations with those on the other side is still important. I've been trying to read things and engage with people on both sides of the political aisle to help inform my opinion.

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Re: Presidential Election. - Yesterday, 05:36 PM

You keep saying Trump has made inappropriate comments. I'm assuming — and I respect that as you are on the Autism spectrum, as am I — you mean him using the "R" word more than once. As someone who was called that slur repetitively as a child and has been bothered for it by years; Trump using that word is the least of my issues with him. Of course, he's a grown man, not an eight year old, and shouldn't be throwing the "R" word around and making 'gimp' gestures; but looking at everything else, those are nothing.

Mind you, I am the first to jump down someone's throat breathing fire and throwing daggers when someone throws around the "R" word; but Trump is Trump and he is affecting a lot more people that just those with differences in abilities.

He pushed for the Supreme Court to introduce a new person to Ruth Bader Ginsburg's seat just weeks after she passed away with no regard to her dying wish. RBG made huge changes in women sexual health and reproductive rights; and this new person is going to reverse everything Bader-Ginsburg has worked so hard for. That, I think, is the biggest thing we — women, specifically, who want autonomous control over our bodies — are struggling with right now.

So, saying he made the right decision in pushing the SC to make the vote is so ridiculous.


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