I should have confidence in what is happening in the 2020 election. I am petrified.

Lately when I talk about this election I look like Debbie Downer. With polls showing Biden leading in most battlefield states, why don’t I have champagne on ice ready to celebrate the eruption in a few days?

Many political analysts, and quite a few psychiatrists, say that people like me suffer from PTSD triggered by the 2016 election and that it keeps us from seeing the blue wave coming our way. The polls, they say, are different this time around. Really? It’s a MAGA sanctioned indoor fun sport for punk pollsters, an extension of fake news. It’s much more satisfying to deliver a November surprise on election day.

Our anxiety is due to things that we saw too clearly four years ago and have only started to see in recent months. Trump likes to say that the only way to lose is if Democrats rig the election. The truth, usually the opposite of what Trump says, is that the only way Biden can lose is by rigging the election, which is exactly what he’s been doing for some time now. If Trump can’t beat Biden at the polls, he’ll work the umpires. And if that doesn’t work, he’ll see Biden in court.

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