The Mother Of All Midterms

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There’s a lot of interest in the midterm elections, now 13 days away from the date I write this. In those elections, most but not all of the states pick governors, one-third of the United States senators are chosen (the other two-thirds are chosen in two-year cycles – so one of the other thirds is up in 2020, then the remaining third in 2022), and all 435 seats in the House of Representatives are up for grabs.

Though I warn you all that in the era of President Trump that polls cannot be trusted, mainly because I don’t think the average “MAGA” voter would participate in polls willingly – I note the Democrats are doing well in some spots. As noted beforehand, I tend to think polls are more about strategical psychology than anything else – if such a term exists. Plus, with the “MAGA” voters such a wildcard element – any race where the Republican candidate is within five points would seem winnable to me.

I just hope we get through the election in one piece, as I still think a Trump-Hillary rematch in 2020 has a good chance of happening. I think Kamala Harris (the junior California senator) as a “Plan B” if HRC’s health goes south or runs into some legal trouble if all of her recent shenanigans in the 2016 race come to the surface.

Other than that, as our President often says – we’ll see what happens.

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