Ground Reports #2 – Voting Begins: What is Happening in Your Area?…

This is the second in our series of CTH ground reports. With Treepers in every state, your information is actually a great insight into the political landscape.

Individual reports are obviously anecdotal; however, when they are compiled on a larger scale, and overlaid against the social media network we also follow, these ground reports have proven to be pretty darned accurate.  Early voting has begun.  If you have voted in person feel free to share your experience.

President Trump is surging at precisely the right moment.  Momentum is building and you can see all across social media platforms the MAGA movement is pushing back against censorship.  Massive boat parades and incredible vehicle parades both replete with flags and banners supporting our President.

Yard signs/banners are now out in force and the MAGA gear is visible everywhere. In the past week the latest viral platform videos are of Trump dancing; Trumpy dance and Tik-Tok duets. Good stuff.  The biggest single attribute connecting all of these visible events is joy, fellowship and the visible spirit of a patriotic movement happy to stand with President Trump.

Tens-of-thousands for rallies and Trump events; and even surrogates for President Trump are drawing exponentially larger crowds than the democrat candidates.

The monster vote is awake and alive.

All visible support for President Trump is genuinely organic, grassroots and easily identifiable as not being politically coordinated. Conversely all media-focused support for Joe Biden -used to frame the current election narrative- is transparently astroturf, inorganic and easily identified as being contrived. There truly is a remarkable and easily witnessed distinction.

We have the best candidate. We have the best message. Our color-blind movement is optimistic and filled with patriotic joy. Massive numbers of Latinos; massive numbers of blacks; massive numbers of young voters.  The confidence level is high.

Our opposition is shallow, reliant upon astroturf and media manipulation. Ignore the narrative engineers and join in fellowship. Live your best life.  Put out the signs; wear the gear; engage with everyone; be openly optimistic and rally to the standard. We have got this if we want it…

Deserve MAGA victory !!  Get your ass in the game, get serious, get everyone involved and register those who never voted before; remind everyone, and drive the MONSTER VOTE !!

So here’s the question…  What do you see in your area?

What is the visible situation from your community and how does that contrast or align with the national narrative you are seeing as promoted by media?

How does the turnout look?  What are you seeing in/around your neighborhood and polling place?   If you have early voted in-person, what was turnout like?

Ground reports are a great way to get a *sense* of the election.

Ivanka Trump in Fort Myers, FL – October 22, 2020

 

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769 Responses to Ground Reports #2 – Voting Begins: What is Happening in Your Area?…

  1. no-nonsense-nancy says:

    In SE PA we are having rallies every week on busy street corners and there have been several car rallies with lots of cars. I heard that at a rally that I attended the other day that there were a lot of Delaware residents. They are coming up to PA to help us win for Trump!! Go Delaware!
    I’m seeing more Trump signs in my area but a lot of people don’t put them out because they get stolen. That’s a big problem here. No Biden signs get stolen so you know wo is stealing the Trump ones!

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    • pawatcher says:

      What do you think John Roberts’ decision is going to do to Philly?? IMHO Philly may be the start or culmination of the GetTrump movements festered by the NWO/globalists.
      Philly is the birthplace of the US Constitution……. A Republic if you can keep it. It may be the place to destroy it and Roberts has given the nod; three days to get it done and dusted, whether Trump wins by a landslide or not. NY, NJ, and Del are ready to aid and abet. Secession is not out of the question for the rabid communists, the hints have been dropped, destruction of the economy is their best chance. PA is a chief player in the energy business.
      God help US.

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      • After the election, both Roberts and Bush Jr. (the President who nominated him to the Court) should be yanked out of their comfortable existence, into a much harsher life climate. That’s what all of the comfortable traitors need to see happening around them.

        I glimpsed Wray on TV yesterday, too, given yet another chance to act as if he were legitimate, and his FBI were legitimate. Just yank them, hard, into the dirt where people can see them writhe (like the parasites they are, unable to function detached from their host).

        I might as well put my voting “experience” here, such as it was. About an hour and a half, all totalled, in a social-distanced line of mask-wearers (none of whom showed the slightest embarrassment at being caught outside wearing a mask…the idiot side of the community family, know what I mean Ern?) At the end of the waiting, it took maybe a minute to show my IDs, and less than that to actually vote (hey, don’t I get a reward, or a sucker, for this?) Nothing, just walk out the building and out to my car. I and the lady next to me in line figured (roughly) they were processing 150 to 200 people an hour, and for some strange reason (oh yeah, covid…) they made this the only country voting site; I used to just walk across the street to the school, this time I had to drive down (up) the freeway 10 miles to vote here, at “Freedom Church” (which looks like an arena or convention center inside — huge — not my remembered kind of church at all…they have “donation” packets on the backs of the seats (in what looks for all the world like a multiplex theatre, with all the audio-visual equipment of an international conference, by the way) instead of hymnals…who are these people, and what is in their heads when they’re sitting in this theatre, watching a band on stage?). But I digress (what else is there for a 72 year old man to do?)..

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      • JoAnn Leichliter says:

        As I recall, it is possible to know how many mail-in ballots have been returned and whether those outstanding are numerically sufficient to affect outcome in the state. So it really shouldn’t be quite the mystery it is represented to be.

        For what it’s worth, I think no ballot received after election day should be counted, with the possible exception of overseas military.

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        • remnant179 says:

          I live in Washington State where we have all vote-by-mail. So much election fraud could be stopped simply by stopping the “magic ballots” that show up after election day.

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      • JoAnn Leichliter says:

        As I recall, it is possible to know how many mail-in ballots have been returned and whether those outstanding are numerically sufficient to affect outcome in the state. So it really shouldn’t be quite the mystery it is represented to be.

        For what it’s worth, I think no ballot received after election day should be counted, with the possible exception of overseas military.

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    • JoAnn Leichliter says:

      My old downtown Omaha neighborhood was swamped with Biden and BLM signs. It was depressing. But its proximity to the business district made me wonder how much of it was just insurance against possible rioters. It always interests me that most of the leftie signage is in the very upper middle class areas, both now and four years ago when I visited San Antonio.

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      • lolli says:

        JoAnn🇺🇸
        I am in San Antonio. I can say I do not see as many Biden signs as I did Hilary signs in 16.
        There is more Trump signs than in 16.
        4 years ago, I would have followed someone with a Trump bumper sticker just to meet a fellow supporter, that is how rare it was. Now, I see them off and on.
        IMO, President Trump has much more Latino support than he did 4 years ago.

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    • fightn4freedom says:

      I’m in South Central PA where the Trump signs outnumber Biden signs 3-1. I plan on attending a HUGE tri-state traveling Trump rally Saturday 10/24. Begins in Washington, PA travels to Triadelphia, WV, and on to St Claresville, Ohio.

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  2. Ketchikan says:

    SW Washington here. Live in rural area 18 mi w of Centralia-Chehalis which is a relatively conservative area of the state. All Trump-Culp (Govenor candidate) signs for the 18 mi to I-5. Few Trump-Culp signs in Town.–More for Culp. No signs for incumbent gov. Ensley. Saw one Biden sign near the hospital. Travel 50 mi to Olympia (state capitol) several times a month with 30 of the miles along I-5 which is sparsely populated. Saw a few for Culp, but no others. In liberal Olympia on the west side I have not seen one Ensley sign but have seen several Culp signs. No Trump nor Biden signs. Did see one car with Biden sticker.

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    • Ketchikan says:

      We are a mail in state. Several cycles ago we elected a Republican gov. (Rossi). But after THREE recounts the Dems finally found enough “lost” ballots in car trunks etc (in Seattle no less) to “win”. The Republican party just gave up. They didn’t have the stamina to continue to fight. It’s been Dems ever since.

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      • boilingmud says:

        I remember that like it was yesterday. A very disgusting experience. I think that was my defining introduction to mail in voting moment. Lived in Seattle at the time and most Seattlites were ecstatic.

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      • 55praises says:

        That truly was a defining moment. It goes along with the recent judicial ruling that we were “confused” when we voted to limit the cost of vehicle tabs (multiple times). Good grief.

        We are not confused. The left simply has the megaphone, the courtroom, and shady politicians.

        It will be interesting to see how the Governor’s race goes…and whether Inslee will try to win with multiple recounts himself.

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      • remnant179 says:

        The election fraud was going on many years before the Rossi loss. I personally witnessed it. Top level Republicans and the media knew and kept it quiet. The current Inslee dictatorship is built on several decades of election fraud.

        Watch for same day registrations and provisional ballots in your area. I’ve seen elections stolen with just provisional ballots. There are also potentially a large number of unclaimed ballots in homeless shelters. These could be used for “magic ballots” that show up after election day.

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  3. distracted2 says:

    Not much is going on here in my part of California. We received our unrequested ballots on time. I don’t plan to use mine but it is required to be turned in when I vote in person on election day. I’m going to make sure it is destroyed in my presence.

    There isn’t any early voting to speak of except at the Cal State campus. You can drop off your ballot if you choose to vote with it.

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  4. Dick Squared says:

    Burke County North Carolina, Social distanced line out the door. About a 20 minute wait. Person in front of me had an American Flag and US Constitution mask on complete with a T-shirt with guns on the sleeve- MAGA Voter! The lady behind me had a “Women for Trump” button on her jacket.

    Elections worker said Turn Out was impressive, they have been very busy. Thanks Pierre Mittens Delecto,. I was going to wait until Election Day, but we just has to go out and Cancel your vote for President- You insufferable prick.

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  5. Lovinthebeach says:

    Voted in person western pinellas county fla (Tampa/st.pete) Wednesday. Long line, 45 minute wait. GOP person handing out cheat sheets w GOP candidates. Helpful! People taking them, except one woman who was horrified at the sight of it. Most yard signs are for locals., a few of both biden and our president. Most people I know rabid trumpsters. Praying for a very red pinellas. Local election supervisors in fla have preliminary counts on websites. 35% voted already. 110k dimms, 83k GOP, 50k independent.

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    • Rosemary B says:

      Handing out sample ballots!!!!! that is a super fun job on election day. I have done so in past elections and this year I am “captain” of my precinct.🥳

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  6. Bigbadmike says:

    Illinois. We put out around 1,000 signs in a 3 County area south of Chicago. We learned that if you put them on the ground they can be easily removed by knuckleheads, so we put them up high on trees and utility poles. You can see them better at a greater distance and the lunatics are too lazy to take them down.

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    • Proud American from Texas says:

      You made my heart smile!

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    • StockBond says:

      Voted in person in Springfield the state capital in central IL yesterday afternoon. Short wait but lots of in person voting. HUGE state constitution change to enforce a $3B tax increase driving lots of negative ads and hopefully Trump turnout. Best news is Willie Wilson may siphon enough Dick Durbin Chicago votes to replace him in Senate. Probably wishful thinking but I’m praying for this.

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    • Trumpstumper says:

      Bottom feeders..

      Sign story checks out!

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    • Rosemary B says:

      BRILLIANT

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    • Sugarhillhardrock says:

      Big bad,
      I have noticed Trump/Pence signs on trees placed 12 feet off the ground all over NH.
      Most signs are on the ground, many are recessed nearer the house, likely to make them harder to steal. But I have seen many stapled high off the ground as I travel about the state.

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  7. Jeff H. says:

    NE Wisconsin here. No idea how the voting is going as I plan to vote in person on election day with most people I know distrusting absentee and mail in ballots. Only folks I know who have voted are my Mom and Stepdad, both for Trump. It’s pretty clear that voter enthusiasm is with President Trump and his supporters.

    Took a drive between Green Bay and Fond Du Lac last weekend and took the scenic route on the east side of Lake Winnebago. 130+ Trump signs to 16 Biden ones. Massive increase compared to 2016, but I wasn’t expecting so many Biden signs. Other recent drives have shown around a 7 or 8 to 1 ratio for Trump, don’t have the numbers off hand. Also saw advertisement for a “Trump shop” that apparently does good business traveling around and selling merchandise, presumably without affiliation to the President and his campaign. Never seen that before in an election. I can’t imagine Trump losing Wisconsin but admittedly I haven’t traveled to the liberal areas of the state.

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    • 28angelica28 says:

      I can’t imagine Trump losing Wisconsin but admittedly I haven’t traveled to the liberal areas of the state.
      Never underestimate the power of the mail-in vote. Once the target has been defined, it can be easily overcome with a little help from the local postal officials with a few carefully placed Soros remunerations!

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    • bucky says:

      I’m in the Green Bay area too, (Allouez). Far too many Biden signs to my liking, a few more than Trump signs. When I drive down a street I count the signs +/_.

      Not surprising, most houses with Trump signs fly the flag. Rarely does a Biden supporter house have one.

      For the longest time there were so few Biden signs – they just exploded in the last month and a half. Have seen a few of the big Trump signs vandalized and a couple of high school kids were caught on a security camera stealing Trump signs in broad daylight.

      I’m concerned about the down ballot vote as dems have blanketed the area. Some of their candidates have deep connections in the area.

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  8. jumpinjarhead says:

    Here in rural north Georgia enthusiasm appears to be growing. Went for a reconnaissance (nice drive in the ‘55 Chevy through the mountains on a beautiful day) yesterday and not only do Trump sign predominate (Biden signs are few and almost all confined to towns), but more and more patriots are unabashed, with multiple signs, banners and flags in a single yard. My large magnetic Trump signs on my car doors elicited enthusiastic thumbs up and honks.

    There is another wholly grass roots Trump Train motorcade scheduled for November 1 in the Atlanta Metro area and it appears it has grown in that the rally point for us is now a small town 90 miles north of the black hole formerly known as Atlanta whereas the last one several weeks ago required us to drive an hour south to the nearest rally point. My War Wagon truck is now equipped with a bed mount for 3 large flags—the Stars and Stripes, the USMC and the Trump flags.

    We are encouraging all who come to our farm (tradesmen, yard maintenance, delivery drivers etc.) to vote Trump (they are not surprised as we have Trump signs at our gate and Burma Shave-style along our 1/2 mile driveway). We had a mini-reunion of those still living members of my Marine recon platoon from Vietnam and their wives here last week and every person is passionately supporting Trump.

    We will vote in person this Monday. We are told lines are relatively long even for early voting which is very rare for our rural count of only 25000 residents.

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    • 1stgoblyn says:

      My youngest son (a proud Marine MP) was given a Trump hat by a fellow north Georgia resident when they got into a conversation at their local gas station. She and her husband (also a proud Marine) had them made up to give away. On it, in place of the standard MAGA slogan, was printed “KING TRUMP 2024” just to tick off any Biden supporters. Dawsonville Georgia is full of Trump support. My area, just outside of Atlanta on the other hand, is full of liberals showing off their BLM signs. Only a few Biden signs thrown in here and there. No one puts out any Trump signs for fear of vandalism.

      Early voting is in full swing and reports on a social media site I frequent are that lines are long but fast. Most places voters are in and out again in a matter of only minutes. There is a second line for those over 65 at quite a few polling places too.

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      • jumpinjarhead says:

        Other than visiting my son’s family in Alpharetta, I simply do not go south of Gainesville.

        As I now teach my students in my defensive firearms school, nowadays we need both tactical AND strategic situational awareness. The former of course traditionally relates to your immediate surroundings while the latter now means to avoid metropolitan areas dominated by black dimocrat governments.

        There is NOTHING in metro Atlanta that I cannot get elsewhere and I could care less about the “cultural” offerings. The risk is simply greater than ANY possible benefit.

        As one of the relatively few native Atlantans among the sea of invaders from dimocrat hellholes in the US as well as all the immigrants from 3rd world hellholes, it pains me greatly to be unable to ever go “home” but that is the grim reality we patriots have allowed to happen over the last 60+ years. Shame on all of us.

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  9. snowmaze says:

    Itasca County Minnesota. Old retired neighbor is calling our road Trump Lane. Signs / Flags upset him so much he got a Biden sign for his yard. Only Biden sign on the dead end road which provides access to the lake. Very few wearing masks at small town stores. Wife and I have absentee ballots. Not sure if County Seat has mail box designated for ballots. Local Facebook President Trump support groups still organizing Trump car caravans encompassing the Iron Range. Again scheduled for this coming Saturday and Sunday weather permitting. I think Minnesota is turning red.

    Hunting trips to Devils Lake North Dakota. Spoke with many at hotel bar. Native American attorney indicated she would vote for Trump. EVERY other hunter there voting for Trump. Some younger servers didn’t want to engage in conversation with us. Suspect they’re not voting, or they’re voting for Biden.

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  10. redroostertail2003 says:

    South Central PA here, Gettysburg area, Trump country by far, you can tell where the indoctrinated teachers and profs live! They’re the only houses with biden signs. I didn’t think it was possible but even more Trump signs are showing up but the hundreds! Amazing! I love it!

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  11. sterlingsilver says:

    I waited 1 hour and 45 to vote. My area voted about 63% Trump in 2016. They did announce that if you requested an absentee ballet, it’s on record, and you would NOT be able to vote in person. Indiana requires ID also.

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  12. Ifitwerenotso says:

    mid Wisconsin, I went to vote when the doors opened 8 :10 am. The line was out the door, my guess was 30 ppl inside . Usually 6 or 10 for a normal election. One older man carried a book behind him titled “Don’t know much about history “ another wore a Trump face mask. It took me 40 minutes when usually it takes 5. Later in the am there were less cars in the parking lot .
    When I visit the produce dept . I update known patriots working there on the lastest conservative news. To cheer them up. Today Wray will get canned ( I hope I’m right). We’ll see what happens.😊

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  13. Deborah D says:

    My husband and I voted on Tuesday this week in Southeast NC (small town area). Early voting began last Thursday, and the lines were extremely long. When we were there on Tuesday, (polls open at 8 a.m.) and we arrived around 7:30, socially distanced the line was about 50 yards long. When the doors opened, the line was about 100 yards long. When we started moving (sending in 9 voters at a time), I heard honking and turned around to see a large pickup flying Trump and American flags. Many yelled with glee. It was a joyous experience for me. God bless you, Mr. Trump. Thank you, Sundance, for always being a positive light in this serious time for our country’s life. Praying for our country, our president, and all Trump supporters. Stand strong, y’all! Amen!

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  14. ssitreeper says:

    Coastal Georgia is excited to vote for President Trump. I have voted at early voting in person for 15 years. Never more than a few in front of me. This year there is long lines around the building every day. I frequently wear Trump apparel around town. Almost everyone whispers that they love it. We are also having another Trump boat parade this weekend. On a personal note, I just found out that Democrats from New York City just bought the house directly across the street from me. I was in the front yard taking a picture for friends and family of the life size Trump cutout board I had put in my frront window!!! I’m seeing New York, DC, and Chicago plates lately. It worries me a little.

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    • John Juan says:

      In Savannah, probably the only place in Coastal Georgia where Biden and Trump are equally supported. Lots of Trump enthusiasm in the county, more Biden signs in town, but, as I reported before, tons of signs for local, right leaning candidates, specifically the DA and State Senate, County Commissioner. I would imagine that most of those folks are voting Trump, but don’t want the trouble of stolen signs or harassment. Several places for early voting. The Board of Elections office was PACKED the first day. I mean around the building (and the BOE is housed in a massive complex with the Driver’s License office/ Tag Office and various permits sandwiched in between). It looked like the line for a Trump Rally! But, it was the first day of early voting and Columbus Day, to boot. Lot’s of campaigning on the approach to the BOE part of the building; most of it was pro Biden (this is not unusual. Dem enthusiasm is always high on the first day of early voting, especially for national elections, and then peters out until Election Day. Rep enthusiasm remains constant throughout). Have a friend who voted on the Islands, waited 3 hours. The wife and I went to vote at the civic center the next day. 10 minute wait ( I recommend the middle of the afternoon when everyone has returned to work after lunch). Poll workers were VERY efficient. Clipboards with paperwork to fill out were handed out in advance. Instructions were repeatedly given. Water was handed out, even though the line was short. Not seeing the same lines or the campaigning at the BOE now that we are 10 days into early voting.

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    • JoAnn Leichliter says:

      People are leaving the blue cities in droves, apparently. What the effect will be on the heretofore sane parts of the country is yet to be seen. Some of the refugees will be conservatives, but we can only hope the rest are spread out enough to dilute their influence.

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  15. Sue says:

    FL has a good VBM system that has been working for years. You can follow up on line to make sure your vote has been tallied. My friend and I drove four votes directly to the registrar’s office here in Ft Myers and hand delivered them. Lee County is Republican, but we were skeptical about sending our ballots through the mail. I read somewhere that a huge number of VBM Republican ballots here are being brought in rather than mailed. Smart.

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  16. Nepanyrush says:

    Northeastern PA. Eric Trump came a weekend ago and drew about 500 people on short notice. He is coming again on Saturday.

    I met some people from other countries who supported our President and were going door to door, handing out score cards. Their reason: they are deftly afraid that the world will lose its last bastion of freedom and then their nations will have no hope.

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    • Sebastian says:

      Some people here in Denmark understand that Western civilization is at stake.
      A Trump landslide will liberate us from our own fake media.
      Make the world great again guys.

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      • Malatrope says:

        Thank you! We will do what we can. Some of us here in flyover country also realize the grave danger that civilization is in.

        I wish it were easier to make people see this for what it is.

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  17. Bigly says:

    I put 1500 miles on in the last 7 days in Detroit area – sadly, nothing but Biden signs. I like to think every house with no sign represents the silent majority but who can know for sure. The voting locations are full and I’ve even seen minivans with “vote caravan” pasted on – filled with Ignorant sheep.

    No other president has done more for Michigan – these ignorant sheep are the cause of their own demise. They think covid will end and they can go outside Or back to work if just Biden gets elected – fools.

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  18. NCPatrick says:

    My friend and I voted first day, October 15, in Cary, NC. Got to polls about 8:30 and the mob was huge with people waiting in line to vote. Because my friend has trouble standing for lengthy periods, we decided to get in line for curb side voting … and the wait went on for hours. However, once we got to head of line, the workers were very professional and fast, but it was great to know that we had cast our ballots for Donald Trump! I have signs all over my yard, and a lot of Biden signs farther down the road.

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  19. BareKnuckledConservative says:

    Piedmont Triad area of NC here. Waited a few days to early vote. Voted 10/21. 5 minute wait perhaps. Easy in and out. Heard it was way busier on first days of early voting. I hate the whole idea of anything other than Election Day voting. Voted early in case of left wing Anti American violence or sabotage on Election Day. How sad is that?

    Signage in my town leans Demo. Outside city limits in county it definitely favors Trump.

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  20. Solon says:

    I am registered absentee for the state of California, I currently live in Alabama. I recently exited the service. California sent there ballots on the fifth of October. All I have received are my voting guides. Clearly they have my address, I fear either the ballot was lost or “mistakenly” never sent. So, I used flyer miles to buy an airplane ticket to California on election Day (I just barely had enough points) and vote in person. I refuse to be sidelined. There can be no excuses!

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    • Cole says:

      Above and beyond the call of duty, Solon. I salute you!

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    • I Hear You Now says:

      Solon . . . you and this young man have a lot in common … true Patriots do whatever it takes!

      You both inspire me so much.

      @SidneyPowell1 retweet

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    • trumpetter says:

      That is so cool! What a great patriot.
      I lived in California in the 80’s, I’m tempted to see if I am still registered to vote. I lived in LA county, so no doubt I am.

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      • Ma McGriz says:

        I was just sitting here thinking the same thing.

        After relocating here I followed up with the county clerk recorder’s office there and confirmed my removal from their roll, but it wouldn’t surprise me in the least to find my name restored.

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  21. Do stop thinking about tomorrow says:

    From Georgia SOS

    Ballots Cast as of 8 p.m. on October 21, 2020

    Total Number of Ballots Cast: 2,124,571

    Total Number of Early, In-Person Ballots Cast as of 8 p.m. Today: 154,868

    Total Number of Early, In-Person Ballots Cast: 1,306,490

    Total Number of Absentee By Mail Ballots Cast: 818,081

    Ballots Cast as of Close of Polls on October 26, 2016

    Total Number of Ballots Cast: 936,804

    Total Number of Early, In-Person Ballots Cast: 827,458

    Total Number of Absentee By Mail Ballots Cast: 109,396

    Percent Increases*:

    Percentage Increase in Total Turnout to Date: 127%

    Percentage Increase in Total Early, In-Person Turnout to Date: 58%

    Percentage Increase in Absentee By Mail Ballots Accepted to Date: 648%

    *Percentage Increases Compare Close of Polls Data for the 10th Day of Early Voting in 2020 and 2016

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  22. frog010 says:

    South Central KY here. Voted Tuesday. Couldn’t find a parking spot and had to walk a bit. There was a short line when I got there but when I left, the line had tripled. Hubby voted Monday and it was raining. He said no line but steady people coming and going. I drove through a poorer neighborhood and saw nothing but Biden signs; Trump signs in the middle class neighborhoods. For the first time I’ve noticed people being interested in local voting (for city commissioners). Trickle down effect?

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  23. SpankynotAlfalfa says:

    Just outside the blue zone of Charlotte, NC. Virtually all Trump signs in the counties outside the Blue Biden Belt that holds them inside I-485.. Lines for early voting are HUGE in the Red Zones. Wife went to vote, but no parking spaces available and probably a 45-60 minute wait…on a Tuesday PM at 2:30!!! The weekend voting is mobbed. They have big turnouts in the city, too, but energy is for TRUMP!

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  24. Cathead1 says:

    Eastern NC has great voter turnout. Volunteered to work the polls passing out palm cards listing republicans on ballot. Noted equal amount of blacks and whites opting for Republican card. Few Biden signs, this is Trump country!

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  25. Nan says:

    North Houston here. Trump signs keep popping up in my neighborhood. We had one house with Biden signs… those have been taken down this week. I hope because of the Hunter emails but who knows?

    My parents live in Central Houston (“inside the Loop”) and that was a sea of Hilary signs back in 2016. I’ve seen very, very few Biden signs this year. I just don’t think the enthusiasm is there. Plus, the Harris County communist judge who keeps lying about her mask orders hasn’t helped the Democrat party here either.

    I doubt Houston proper will be red this election (we should be able to get rid of that d*mn judge though), but it would shock me if the state popular vote went Biden. Even with their cheating schemes.

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    • Justah says:

      A lot of Texans have been learning that the County Commission & County Judge is who really runs things in all of .Texas. They tell the Mayors what to do. Too many people don’t pay any attention to the County Races. Hopefully that will change. It is the County that Mandates Masks And closures in Texas.

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    • suebobtexas says:

      Unfortunately the horrible unqualified Lina Hildago was elected due to straight ticket voting which is no longer allowed. The worst thing is she is still in office for another two years. Although I don’t live in Harris County (my brother does) I will contribute to whomever her opponent will be in 2022. I think she has an magic 8 ball that she uses to make decisions.

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  26. Kathleen Ford says:

    Just finished 30 day RV trip-Tampa Bay Area to Glacier National Park Montana via Tennessee, Missouri, Kansas, Colorado to Wyoming Tetons, Yellowstone, followed with Sawtooth, Rocky Mountain National Park, Kansas, Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Florida. Overwhelming Trump signage with banners, flags in the flyover states. Handful of Biden signs near cities like Denver and in Estes Park. Avoided most cities and urban areas so observations are primarily rural. Came home to neighborhood and it was covered in Trump yard signs. A few Biden signs in yards of folks I know and love but do not understand. Nonstop tv ads. Now this: https://www.baynews9.com/fl/tampa/politics/2020/10/21/florida-democrats-call-on-drag-queens-to–drag–out-the-vote

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  27. AlwaysRight says:

    Southern Outer Banks North Carolina. Working a pollIng location on behalf of the Tea Party. Early voting turnout is DOUBLE any previous years and Red vs Blue is about 7:1. My primary observation is Blue voters are either nasty or sad. Red voters are kind and joyful people. Secondary observation; not one person with purple hair wanted our candidate list. Incidental info: Minority vote is 8:1 blue. In an area where split-tickets are the norm, not so this year. Lots of comments from people leaving about “straight red” tickets. Landslide results in our little corner of the world.

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  28. DPDave says:

    Harris County Texas (Houston) reports are huge turnout with early voting totals already exceeding the total 2016 turnout. As far as signs and enthusiasm I see 100 to 1 with Biden signs a rarity at best.

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  29. Cole says:

    Northern Virginia. Don’t get out much due to Covid but do ride bike around neighborhood. No Trump signs, a handful of Biden signs. One sign for Gage for Senator who is running against Mark Warner. There were competing ‘rallies’ at the local library last weekend with both Trump and Biden signs, and some BLM hand-made signs. No more than 25 people total.

    I fly an American flag by my front door. This makes me a target, most likely, should the trouble-makers from the extreme left want to get physical. This is the United States in 2020…I would never have thought it would come to this.

    We are one election away from losing this nation to socialists.

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    • Rosemary B says:

      Northern Virginia here too.
      Remember when Virginia was Red? Then the lazy government employee liberals started moving in.
      Northern Virginia is predictably blue, PWC and Loudoun are purple Fauquire is red
      I voted two weeks ago- in person in Leesburg.
      I am “captain” of my precinct sample ballot team for election day. Good fun
      God Bless, stay healthy and keep praying. So much cheating from the left will be the battle at the end

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  30. DAL7910 says:

    From “The Walking Dead” part of Georgia, about 35 miles SW of Atlanta. Early voting is running from 1.5 to 3 hours depending on the time of day. On a drive through a more rural part of my county I counted Biden vs Trump signs and the ratio was at least 20 to 1,or more in favor of Trump. The Trump campaign has an incredible ground game in place in Georgia and I imagine the same is in place in other states. This past Friday, Saturday & Sunday in a 13 county area south and west of my county, the Trump campaign knocked on over 20,000 doors. 2 weekends ago, in my county alone the Trump campaign knocked on over 5000 doors and they are at it again this coming weekend. While I have no totals, there are significant phone calling events taking place every day.

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    • Dwayne Diesel says:

      There’s no Trump ground game here in CT. But, I don’t blame them. They are not flipping CT. CT will vote red everywhere but New Haven, Bridgeport, and Hartford. Every election the state is read but the population centers.

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  31. cliffcolby3 says:

    Central Florida – Ormond Beach. Early voting was moderate. 10 minutes from end of line to getting my ballot. Many direct questions and an affidavit to sign that you are only voting once. ID required. Mixed bag of Rs and Ds on day 2 of early voting. Trump should carry the city of OB and Volusia county – of course, all FL

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  32. Radiotexas says:

    Rural America will be the salvation of our Republic IF all get out and vote!!!!
    MAGA!

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  33. Mississippi: Other than the oddball BLM sign on a couple of yards, TRUMP signs are the norm. Dimms do seem to be directing a lot of negative TV ads against Cindy Hyde Smith in the Senate (R)…hopefully to no effect.

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  34. Our great President will NEVER win in my home state of CT but I cannot believe the number of Trump signs, bumper stickers, truck flags and home flags. It gives me hope but I still can’t wait to leave this godforsaken state. 3,217 days but who’s counting, lol.

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    • Dwayne Diesel says:

      What part? I’m slightly NW of Harford on the other side of Avon Mt. More Biden signs here than Trump but less Biden than Hillary in 2016. A lot of BLM signs in the big homes….I’m sure you are familiar with my area….it’s competing to be Fairfield County #2. Us common folk where I live are outnumbered by the fat cats.

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      • Simsbury?? I live in South Windsor, across the river.

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        • Dwayne Diesel says:

          Avon. But, Simsbury is just the same. If I knew in 08′ what I know now, I would not of listened to the realtor the company hired to get me relocated to CT from VA after I finished up my enlistment. I would of chosen Colchester or Coventry. Maybe G-Bury, maybe.

          Interesting how once you get out of Hartford and it’s fat cat suburbs the state turns red. Same with New Haven and Bridgeport.

          Living here is frustrating. I climbed out of poverty to be a middle class hard working dude. Hence why I joined the military. But, here, in this area…..so many fat cats with no idea of reality. None.

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  35. I live in west central Indiana and travel from the Indiana/Illinois border south to Bloomington, skirt the perimeter of Indianapolis and go north to Muncie trimming horses on my days off. The largest cluster of Biden signage I have seen so far was in Paris, KY. More than even the campus town of Bloomington. Lots of Trump flags and signage. The two displays that made me laugh out loud were on the way t Bloomington on a two lane highway. On my left was a running multi sign display for Biden/Harris. Not to be outdone by the running multi sigh display for Trump/Pence on the property on my right.

    The most fun thing I’ve seen is the Trump Train Indianapolis area group that has recently formed on Facebook. Their inaugural train was 3300 people strong and wove through several area communities with people cheering them on. Local police have cooperated well but Greencastle did ask them to avoid DePauw campus. The ultimate goal they talk about is to have enough participants to circle Circle City’s 465 and connect the Train into a continuous loop.

    People in my farming county are red except for a few. Trump signs, hats and flags are plentiful. I’m sure he will take our state. We will go to our local poll on Election Day.

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    • Free Speech says:

      My aunt lives in Paris, and I went through there last week. I saw a couple of Biden signs on some of the horse farms on the Paris Pike, but at least as many Trump signs. My aunt’s family are hopelessly liberal. My cousin has bought all the CNN/MSDNC lies about Trump, but I didn’t waste my time trying to debate him. Trump’s got Kentucky. Their votes will get cancelled. A lot of military in Western Kentucky and the hub bub in Louisville won’t win their votes over.

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  36. Derek says:

    Live in downtown New Orleans.. and while theres no chance of this city voting Trump; I have never seen support like this for any republican here… very creative approaches too.. from truck parades around downtown to well placed “graffiti” lol we all early voted at Smoothie King Center too.

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    • Free Speech says:

      Question I’ve been wanting to ask someone from Orleans Parrish. Do you think Bel Edwards won Governor legitimately? I just noticed Orleans Parrish went 90% for him, and although I know New Orleans is deep blue, I find that number hard to believe without fraud. The solid African-American precincts of Atlanta didn’t vote for Mayor Bottoms by that margin.

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    • Attorney says:

      Used to live in New Orleans. love the pics!

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  37. nonesuch says:

    My job takes me on a route from eastern VT, through the Dartmouth College area, down to the Seacoast of NH and into northern MA.

    Saw a few Trump signs and banners on VT farms over the summer and was pleasantly surprised. The Dartmouth College area in NH is so deeply blue – there are more Biden signs every time I drive through. Houses that had Trump signs in ‘16 no longer display them. One even has a Biden sign this time around. Perhaps new owners? These people have “mask wearing required beyond this point” signs on dirt roads. This is the only place I see American flags displayed along with Biden signs. It’s the upside down.

    Around Concord, NH there are large Trump signs more balanced with Biden signs. Nashua and Windham NH have the biggest Trump banners I’ve ever seen. Biden has a decent showing in this area but the signs are not as big as the Trump banners. The seacoast is a healthy mix of Trump and Biden with LOTS of Corky Messner signs. Durham, NH with UNH and Exeter, NH (of Philips Exeter Academy) are more solidly Biden with Durham residents displaying homemade signs exhorting people to vote absentee “to be safe.”

    Northern MA is most interesting. In a deeply blue state, I estimate about 1/3 of politically bedecked houses have Trump signs and flags. These tend to be up close to houses or flags flying high in trees to avoid “tampering”. But there are surprising numbers of unmolested Trump signs by the road side. I have never seen anything like this in MA – much more support than in ‘16 by my unscientific survey.

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    • Dwayne Diesel says:

      A co-worker who lives outside of Boston (30 minutes west along the main corridor) and she said the same thing. She’s surprised she sees so many Trump signs.

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  38. John Smith says:

    In a red county in TX. Early voting has been huge. In my neighborhood, sign count is 28-3 Trump. Last election it was a 2-2 tie.

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  39. starspangledred says:

    Early voting stared Monday. Some locations there is a 2 to 3 hour wait. Others Les than 30. Trump will carry the state.

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  40. Brant says:

    Rural south georgia. Voted Thursday of first week of voting last week. Only one place in county to vote this time vs about 10 places in normal years. County has maybe 40,000 people. Thought maybe would be crowded. Got there at 7 for 7:30 open. 2nd in line. Maybe 20 by open. I would say 80-90% in line would be voting for Trump. Rural, so pretty obvious which way we will go.

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    • Brant says:

      Correction…..17,000 people in county in 2010. I’m sure no change much in 2020. Wife and I may be 10 percent of population change since we moved in about 2004. Maybe more cows in county than people. I’m sure more acres in cultivation than people. My kind of place to live.

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  41. bluecat57 says:

    I was surprised to find out that In-person Absentee voting is available in Greenville County, SC. “Due to covid.”

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  42. Attorney says:

    Universal City Texas, 4 hr waits at first, I voted at 2 pm and waited 15 min. Suburb of San Antonio, so at best 50/50 blue red. But my impression…and only that…is that most who were dedicated enough to get outvand vote (waiting hours) favored Trump. And the feel in line was that others were intensely quiet and focused. I’d say Trump is probably taking over 50%.

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  43. Jakespeed says:

    Susan and I went to Kannapolis (AMTRAK Depot) to vote early today (hey, if I’ve got to go and do my civic duty, maybe I can also see and see some trains). I would imagine that the Embassy Suites or the Northern Tool Plaza (at the “Cloverleaf – US-29 just west of I-85) or even Cabarrus Arena (toward Mt. Pleasant) would have been busier. Got there at around 2:30PM. Got in line and waited about 20 minutes to get in, get looked up and have our ballots handed to us. Voting took about 5 minutes, but the vote counting machine “lost its f***ing mind” and would not count any more ballots. We had to wait about 20 minutes as they couldn’t get the current machine to count any more votes, even after a reboot and the Election workers decided to shut it down and bring another machine out, boot it up and run through its print outs. Got to vote(insert my ballot and have it counted) by three and were on our way home to pick up take out at Chong-chin, in Harrisburg. Got there PM 4:00.

    Observations:

    The Black Political Caucus was out handing out flyers (I thought that was in Congress), and I‘d say they were about as effective as were the Republicans. In the BPC’s case, pure Marxism, and they were working with the Democrats
    Lots of Black voters were out – probably 40% when I was there, but of course, it was just after church let out for many of them.
    The BPC and Democrats were advertising “you can register and vote today.”
    A judgement by me, but the Blacks voters were walking in the middle of the driving lanes, “like they owned the place.”

    This election might be MUCH CLOSER in North Carolina than I want to admit – but I still believe Trump, Tillis, and Hudson will win. Roy Cooper probably has a lock on the vote for Governor.

    Feel free to send this out to your network

    Thanks!

    Jakespeed
    Cabarrus County, NC

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  44. Ausonius says:

    Here in central Ohio the news is FLU CASES SPIKE OVER 2,000 PER DAY!!!

    But…how sick are they…if at all? 😉

    Supposedly hospitalizations are up (pardon the skepticism, but I cannot trust the hospitals nor the bureaucrats) but deaths are flat, which is as it should be, given all the available treatments now.

    Rumblings about going back to shutdowns have stayed rumblings: Ohio State football starts this weekend, with c. 6,000 people allowed into a stadium which seats c. 100,000. The idiotic powers that be have paid money to put cardboard scarecrows into the empty seats. Soooo ridiculous, but there it is: Imbecility is the new normal!

    So I wonder if this supposed spike is a last-ditch effort to spook people to stay home and not vote, i.e. a large turn-out in their minds equals a TRUMP victory? I know how that sounds like conspiracy-thinking, but I simply do not trust our RINO governor.

    Otherwise, TRUMP signs seem to dominate. To be sure, some areas have a forest of BIDEN signs. Having traveled in rural/small-town Ohio (northwest, north central, south, and southeast) I can safely say that TRUMP signs do dominate absolutely. In the cities, however, it is a mixed bag. However, when Cincinnati can bring out tens of thousands of cars for a TRUMP parade around the I-275 freeway, and the DEMS cannot match that, it would seem to be a safe bet that President Trump will win Ohio.

    Are there perhaps crowds of unenthusiastic BIDEN voters hiding in the shadows, waiting to turn the state? We shall see!

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    • devilsdictionary says:

      Another car rally this weekend in Cincy. I live in rural solid red ohio, but still never seen the amount of signage, car mounted flags and stickers as this year. Nothing even close. It’s hard to imagine ohio not going to trump.

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    • JoAnn Leichliter says:

      While our football team was waiting to get thumped by Ohio State, the Nebraska coach (Scott Frost) did a warm thankyou shout out to Ohio State for being instrumental in giving the Big Ten a football season. Nebraska and Iowa fought to reinstate play from day one, but I think Ohio State joining in tipped the scales. I look forward to Saturday’s game, even though Nebraska is in relatively early rebuilding mode (the program had to be burned down and rebuilt). Thanks, Ohio!

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    • JoAnn Leichliter says:

      While our football team was waiting to get thumped by Ohio State, the Nebraska coach (Scott Frost) did a warm thankyou shout out to Ohio State for being instrumental in giving the Big Ten a football season. Nebraska and Iowa fought to reinstate play from day one, but I think Ohio State joining in tipped the scales. I look forward to Saturday’s game, even though Nebraska is in relatively early rebuilding mode (the program had to be burned down and rebuilt). Thanks, Ohio!

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    • Dwayne Diesel says:

      Yes, Biden supporters are following their leader and hiding in their basements. Like Biden, they will not come out.

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  45. peace says:

    I live in Northern Illinois, land of sheeple. My hubby and I stood outside for about 30 minutes waiting in line for early voting. Everyone except for me, hubby, and 1 other person was wearing a mask outside, in line while at least 6ft apart. Crazy. I drove through a small suburb called Sleepy Hollow and was shocked to see many (at least 50) biden/harris signs and some Trump/Pence signs. Without counting, it looked like the B/H signs were in the majority. Shame on the people who live in this town. Pritzker locked several counties down starting today – voter suppression imo.

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  46. ed bernay says:

    Bucks County PA – Yardley/Newtown area. This area is 30 minutes north of Philly and has been overrun with NY/NJ/CT transplants. I am a NY transplant. My former landlord told me it used to be a primarily Republican area but now is more Democrat than Republican. Considering that information, I am surprised at the amount of Trump signs in peoples yards. They at least equal the amount of Biden signs. There are more houses that don’t have any sign compared to houses that have a sign, either Biden or Trump. There are also a lot of Democrat candidate signs in public areas like highway entrance and exit ramps.

    My take is that the hardcore Democrats will come out in force this year, not making the same mistake that they did when Hillary ran for President. I pray the hardcore Republicans will come out in force to support Trump. It is going to come down to the Independents. NO ONE can stay home this election. Our freedom, the 2nd amendment and the direction of the USA is at stake. Drag your friends and family to vote. I took the day off from work in case I have to stand in line for 8 hours. I’m cautiously optimistic.

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    • ed bernay says:

      BTW, Democrats here fly American flags so I don’t use that as a sign that an American flag is a subtle sign of a Trump vote. It is not, at least around here.

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  47. Town of Huntington….Home of Doctor Spencer (look this up) and where Illegals gather and wear no masks… Never Have i seen as many signs and cars/trucks with Trump flags. Never Have I spoken to Blacks, Hispanics and people (under the age of 40) that say they will be voting for President Trump… Numerous Trump gatherings and parades on a scale never seen before…I firmly believe NY could be in play…. It was not like this 4 years ago….

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    • Dwayne Diesel says:

      When I had to drive up to Corltand last weekend, I was surprised to see so many Trump signs. Well, after I got off of 84 just north of NYC (I think Westchester area)….going through that corridor you would think Biden’s parents lived at multiple houses.

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  48. thedustmaker says:

    Central NM, mountains just east of the pit that Albuquerque has become. One can see Trump signs midday, but they all disappear overnight, even in Alb.& surrounding areas, and even from the new Rep headquarters here in the East Mountain area, which is more grassroots than Party. Locals pay the bills, not Party.
    Co worker who never voted in her life (guess her at about 48) voted Trump & all Rep 2 days ago, early voting. Another co worker, who identifies herself as Mexican (born in Mexico) supports Trump, and though she told me months ago that “her people” do not like Trump, she told me about a week ago, with a big smile, “Trump is going to win!” She speaks perfect English at work, but all calls she makes on her cell are in Spanish. (just clarifying the circle she lives & comes from)

    I know of Trump car parades that start in a little town, and grow huge as they travel from small town to small town. Republican Party leadership here is weak & swampy, but real Trump support is strong.

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  49. Last CT Conservative says:

    In my part of the peoples republic of Connecticut an interesting change has happened this year. Opposed to 2016 there are many fewer presidential lawn signs. Of course bite me signs out number Trump signage at about 4 to 1.

    What is very interesting is the large amount of lawn signs for lower ticket Republican candidates, such as for state representatives etc… These support lawn signs out number bite me by about 7 to 1.
    Gotta be sure the owner of those signs shall also support our great president.

    Could Connecticut at least turn purple?

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    • Dwayne Diesel says:

      I and a few other CT Treeper see similar. Except in my area….see my other post. We conversed on the last update thread. My update is up thread from here. Lots of local race signs…and yes a lot for Repubs, with the exception of Hayes…damn Hayes signs all over. None for her opponent.

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      • Last CT Conservative says:

        I concur. CT is pissed off at decades of damn-ocrat rule, and the taxations and waste that have been the norm. Perhaps enough “nutmegs” have awoken from their deep sleep?
        We shall see.

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  50. Gabs says:

    There are abnormal number of Biden yard signs in my Republican town. I suspect astroturfing, and I suspect one or more unions are behind it.

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