A razor-thin turning point in history
Of the 1,238 posts I've put up on this blog in the last 11 years, only a couple have been overtly political. Now it's time.
Here is the FiveThirtyEight.com diagram of where the Electoral College stands with two days to go:
Little New Hampshire is currently the tipping point. As of now, Clinton leads Trump there by just 2% with wide uncertainty. That's a margin of 15,000 votes out of the high turnout expected. Sparkle Moose and I are canvassing for the Democrats there For The Duration.
What are the consequences? In the New Yorker, a serious scholar sees many parallels to Mussolini's electoral rise to power: A Scholar of Fascism Sees a Lot That's Familiar with Trump. That's one of many similar articles you can find by sober military experts and historians. This could well be our Italy 1922. Or even Germany 1933.
If you aren't in or near a swing state, or can't canvass (no experience is necessary!), you can join the nationwide Get Out The Vote phoning system from home.
Go to https://www.hillaryclinton.com/start. Register, and you'll be offered a chance to canvass, get on a bus to canvass, etc. Keep clicking through the screens till you get "Call voters from the comfort of your couch." You'll need a phone you can use while watching your computer screen.
The system autodials selected target voters in swing states — voters friendly to Dems but with a spotty voting record. It connects you only to a live person answering. On your computer screen are the name and place of the person, a script to read them, and buttons to log the results. Then click to get the next person. It's fast and easy, and you can dip in and out of doing it.
Your grandchildren will someday ask "What did you to to stop Trump?" I urge you to drop whatever you're doing for the next three days and Do Your Bit. It will not wait.
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