donnie keeps railing about the rigged election we have scheduled in a couple of weeks.
Among his irrational stream of conscious shrieks is his demand that the Presidential election results be declared on election night.
Of course, except for Network News declarations, the outcome of a Presidential election is frequently in doubt for more time than can be crammed into election night.
I was curious, for example, how long it took to count the votes in 1788.
”The 1788–1789 United States presidential election was the first quadrennial presidential election. It was held from Monday, December 15, 1788 to Saturday, January 10, 1789, under the new Constitution ratified in 1788. George Washington was unanimously elected for the first of his two terms as president, and John Adams became the first vice president. This was the only U.S. presidential election that spanned two calendar years.”
So that count took 25 days.
Spanning two years.
I think part of the reason that the results weren’t declared on election night, December 15, 1788, on National TV, was that the votes needed to come in via the US Postal Service.
I guess the Father of our Country was lucky that he didn’t have an opponent shrieking about mail-in voter fraud.
In 1788 everybody seemed satisfied with the results, and satisfied with the postal system.
But then they didn’t have a lying sack of shit waving his arms and screaming and spewing coronovirus into the stratosphere.
They didn’t have donnie the dildo.
They were lucky.
Probably why the US has gotten this far down the track of history.
Too bad it’s over.