DML Morning Briefing: Election Day
By Team DML
Today is November 3 and I am Dennis Michael Lynch.
1 – DC protesters organized via Zoom for months, thousands expected outside White House on Election Day
Fox News reports: A collection of groups led by Black Lives Matter and Shutdown DC reportedly has been holding training sessions for demonstrators to protest on Election Day — and apparently, they’re planning a large-scale event across the street from the White House expected to draw thousands.
Several leaked documents and Zoom call recordings described a loose but coordinated network of activists seeking to mobilize around the country, especially if President Trump wins reelection or if the election results are contested. The materials purportedly showed plans to shut down federal buildings, including the White House, and to meet members of Congress at public transportation portals when they’re scheduled to reconvene in Washington after the election.
According to the Shutdown DC website, thousands of people are planning to “start this next phase of the election cycle in the streets” by gathering at Black Lives Matter Plaza by 4 p.m. Tuesday. Large screens will be set up to stream election results as crowds are entertained by GoGo bands, salsa dancers, artists and cultural workers, according to the site.
In a Zoom training video by the “Sunrise Movement” featuring Lisa Fithian, who has been described by Mother Jones “as the nation’s best-known protest consultant,” a target map is shown displaying all the police stations, key government buildings, media outlets and buildings occupied by “Trump boosters” in the DC area. She discussed “what would it take to surround the White House.”
“We’re facing an administration and a potential coup and a potential insurrection,” Fithian said. “Is there going to be a war? Are people gonna get killed? Like is that on anybody else’s mind? I’m guessing it is. We’re going to see potential fighting all over the country or in some hotspots, and we’ve already seen that, so how do we work together across the country to help support each other no matter where we are and to maximize our impact by doing similar things on similar days at similar times?”
Fithian said demonstrators willing to break windows on government buildings should go a step farther and get inside. She told those on the call, “We have to be willing to put our bodies on the line and take on some discomfort and sacrifice risk in order to change things.”
Meanwhile, buildings are being boarded up in major cities across the nation, as law enforcement prepares for protests. Many on the left have mocked the boarded up buildings on social media, indicating they think it’s because Trump supporters may riot, and pro-Trump demonstrators holding “Trump parades” have been compared to ISIS by the left. WATCH CNN pushing the narrative that Trump supporters may riot:
DML: It’s going to get messy. The thugs are going to destroy whatever they can burn when Trump wins, which he will.
2 – Businessman wagers $5M on Trump winning election
An unidentified British businessman apparently thinks President Trump will be re-elected and he’s willing to put his money where his mouth is, a report said.
The Sun newspaper reported Monday the ex-banker bet $5 million through private bookies located in Curacao and it is believed to be the largest political bet ever made. The report said the individual did his research and consulted with “Trump camp insiders.”
The bet can result in a $15 million payout, the report said.
USA Today reported the 2020 presidential election is expected to involve more than $1 billion in bets offshore.
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3 – Pelosi says House is prepared to decide president if election results are disputed
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told NPR on Monday that Congress is prepared to decide the presidential election if the results are disputed.
“We understand what the law is and the preeminence of the role of Congress and specifically the House of Representatives when it comes to counting the votes,” Pelosi said in an interview with the public radio station.
Should the presidential election not present a clear winner by electoral vote, then it is up to the House to choose the next president.
DML: Nancy, your days are numbered. This election is about to change everything.
4 – Obama rips Trump over suggestion he may fire Fauci
Former President Obama hammered President Trump on Monday for suggesting that he may fire Anthony Fauci after Election Day, saying that Trump’s “second-term plan” is to oust “the one person who can actually help them contain” the coronavirus pandemic.
Speaking at a rally in Atlanta on behalf of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and Democratic Senate candidates in Georgia, Obama expressed incredulity at Trump’s suggestion on Sunday that he may try to have Fauci removed from his post at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases following the 2020 general election.
“One of the few people in this administration who’s been taking this seriously all along and what’d he say? His second-term plan is to fire that guy,” Obama said.
DML News asked in a poll on Monday, “Should President Trump fire Dr. Fauci from the White House Coronavirus Task Force?” Below are the results:
60.78% – Yes, fire Fauci ASAP!
34.96% – Yes, but wait until after the inauguration, assuming Trump wins re-election.
2.51% – Undecided
1.75% – No. He’s a valuable member of the Coronavirus Task Force – keep him.
DML: Fire his ass today!
5 – Pennsylvania AG hit for predicting Trump will lose election before votes even counted
Pennsylvania’s Attorney General Josh Shapiro, a Democrat, found himself in hot water on social media after claiming that President Trump has lost the ability to win the battleground state, just over 24 hours before the polls close on Election Day. He tweeted:
“If all the votes are added up in PA, Trump is going to lose,” Shapiro wrote on Twitter. “That’s why he’s working overtime to subtract as many votes as possible from this process. For the record, he’s 0-6 against us in court. We’ve protected voting rights. Now, ignore the noise—vote!”
“Suffice to say if a Republican Attorney General of a swing state took the position that it was impossible for Joe Biden to win a legitimate election in their state, the Democratic freakout would be *massive*,” Logan Dobson, a Republican pollster, said on Twitter.
“It seems highly unethical for the top law enforcement officer in one of the most important states to call the election before Election Day. This guy is the AG!” Conservative CNN contributor, Scott Jennings, tweeted.
DML: I trust the liberals in PA as much as I’d trust Charles Mason to babysit my kids.
6 – Republican Councilman: PA Democrats Voting for Trump Because Party ‘Has Gone So Far Left’
A Republican county councilman said on Sunday that many Democrats in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, are voting for President Donald Trump because they do not agree with their party’s direction.
“I have had at least a dozen Democratic elected officials tell me that they are voting for Trump. They say they don’t like where their party has gone, so far to the left, but as Democratic elected officials they can’t come out and say it,” Sam DeMarco, Alleghany County councilman at large and chairman of the Republican Committee of Allegheny County, said.
He added that shy Trump voters “most definitely exist” in his area, and explained that many do not want to deal with neighbors asking how they could vote for the president.
“Look at the unions. When they endorse, they apply a lot of pressure on their guys to fall in line and support the candidate. That’s not happening now,” DeMarco said.
He also pointed to a recent oil and gas industry conference that included several local union leaders.
“They said they’ve given up on trying to get their guys to vote Biden,” DeMarco explained. “I can’t guess at the number, but if it’s in law enforcement, the building and trade unions, and oil and gas, these folks are voting Trump.”
DML: Good. About time someone wakes up.
7 – 2020 early voting has already reached 71% of 2016 total turnout
Axios reports: Early voting in the 2020 election across the U.S. on Monday had already reached 71% of 2016’s total turnout, according to state data compiled by the U.S. Elections Project.
Both Hawaii (110.6%) and Texas (107.7%) have already surpassed 2016’s total turnout via early voting.
Other states that have already amassed a huge portion of their 2016 totals include:
- Montana: 99.1%
- Washington: 97.9%
- New Mexico: 97.3%
- Georgia: 93.9%
- North Carolina: 95.4%
- Tennessee: 89.6%
- Nevada: 96.7%
- Oregon: 95.8%
- Florida: 93.7%
- Arizona: 92.9%
- Colorado: 88.2%
DML: Trump 2020