Many Americans dread the chaos that will likely follow the end of in-person voting on November 3rd.
President Trump will almost certainly declare victory, no matter the reported vote counts in battleground states. With lies and conspiracy theories, he will fertilize the seeds he has planted – the myth of widespread election fraud – and he will encourage his strongest supporters to fight back. To some, that will mean taking up arms against non-believers; the violence could become very serious for a couple weeks.
But Florida can save us from that.
No, really. The state that gives up $6 bottles of water at theme parks and entertainment and wonder with Florida Man stories has the opportunity to save us all from a post election day disaster.
How? For that, let’s quote Republican strategist Al Cardenas, a guest on NBC’s Meet the Press. If the “president doesn’t win Florida, he doesn’t win. There isn’t a single model out there that shows the president getting to 270 electoral votes without winning the State of Florida.”
Unlike many states, Florida counts their mail-in votes first – up to 22 days prior to election day. That means that once the polls close on November 3rd, Florida quickly reports a significant portion of the total votes. Within hours – not weeks – we will know who won Florida.
And if President Trump cannot win reelection without winning Florida, that potential post-election day chaos can be nipped in the bud if Florida goes for Joe Biden.
Thank you in advance, Florida Man & Florida Woman.