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A couple of numbers

 As of 5pm 11/09

Popular votes

Trump                  59,588,437

 Hillary                 59,794,373

Her lead                   205,936

Still counting  but there aren't enough uncounted votes  for him to catch her

 Electoral College

Trump             279   (takes 270 to win)

 Hillary            228

State of Michigan 

Trump               2,279,210

Hillary                2,267,373

His Michigan lead   11,837


Jill Stein                  68 686

The 650K emails Huma's computer never had

A minor point compared to tomorrow's importance, but before losing sight of it.

Remember during the interval between Comey's Oct 28 Huma email announcement and Sunday's

"clarification " there were estimates floating around that the FBI would have to search hundreds of thousands of emails.


I blogged here last week that the number had to be under 30,000. We haven't yet been  given the true number . Which is OK . Least said on the topic the better.Tonight. But Comey must release it sometime.

Obama should remove Comey

 from supervising  the Huma  email investigation.Tomorrow.

He should tell Joe Biden tonight that he'll be officially given responsibility at 8 am tomorrow and

 should direct his staff to use tonight to  recruit the assistance he needs .

And at 8 15 he should be sitting in Comey's chair.

Comey should be ordered to support Biden .Which he will probably do.

If not he should be temporarily barred from returning to the FBI and Obama should  draft an announcement

to that effect.

As I was saying comey will know before Nov 8

I'm taking a victory lap and ignoring all the other  incorrect forecasts I made.



Tell me where I'm wrong.

Huma  could not have sent more than 24,000 emails to Hillary . Let's say

Col A           Col B

1200 days X 20/day =s  24,000

    or more likely either Col A or B or both is too high and the total will be no more than 12,000

Stipulating Hillary's wrong,Huma's damn emails

don't make her wronger.

End of story.

She admitted she made a mistake.. OK

Comey  ruled it wasn't indictment- worthy. Doesn't become so because

Abedin also participated

Next question?




It wasn't the performance he needed

That was Nate Silver's comment.

It'll do.


It was a tie

or maybe 52/48 with Trump at 52.

I don't expect it to move the needle  but we don't need it to do.

So far so good. 



The Trump "sex tape"

Before we too enthusiastically condemn Trump's stupid remark let's be reasonably honest with ourselves. There are more than a few men, of both parties, who could have been taped at some time saying similar .

Trump himself claims he heard Bill Clinton saying worse on the golf course. Could be.

Pence helped

the Pence candidacy in 2020. 

If he hadn't ended with his moving right- to- life statement he might have also  provided a small gain for the ticket but,unfairly,  that sincere discussion will detract more from the Trump campaign than he assisted it with his polished performance. Fortunately.

Hillary was good enough

and Trump won't have lost any of the people who are currently supporting him. 

She may have won some of the undecided. He won't have.



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