What is the significance of more than 60 million Americans — so far — casting early votes for the US elections on November 3?
I joined Turkey’s TRT World on Monday to work through that question, from Trump v. Biden for the White House to the contest for control of the Senate and Congress.
What is the significance for Democrats v. Republicans? That can be debated, but at this point I think the higher the turnout, the better for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris on Election Day.
We also discuss the possibility of Donald Trump refusing the outcome:
If Trump thinks he is losing this election, he will push even harder on this fraudulent idea that mail-in ballots are illegal or illegitimate. Now that’s not true, but Trump may try to stop the count or refuse to leave office and take this all the way to the Supreme Court.
And we consider the central issue of Coronavirus.
White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows threw up his hands and said, “We’re not going to control the virus.”
In effect, this Administration doesn’t care any more about the masks, the social distancing. It doesn’t care to say there’s anything to be done to limit those 1,000 deaths each day.