-Biden demolished Trump in the popular vote by over 7 million votes. He also obliterated Trump in the Electoral College by a nominal margin of 306-232, though—once the Electoral College convenes on December 14th—this margin may change by a few tallies via faithless voters. But due to all of the states that don’t allow the possibility of faithless voters, Biden has already secured at least 279 votes. So Trump has no chance of winning the vote on December 14th; he’ll have to rely on the far-fetched prospect of a divine intervention in the courts.

-Trump has every right to challenge the results. But he cannot successfully do so without proving in court that there was widespread voter fraud—and, more importantly, that it was enough to decide the outcome of the election. And given that almost all of Trump’s lawsuits have been complete airballs so far, I’m 99.9% sure that Biden will assume the presidency in January.

-My Electoral College simulation was a bit off. I did not expect Biden to come back in PA or GA. However, my prediction for the popular vote was spot on. Biden got over 81.3 million votes. Trump got over 74.2 million. And indeed, Biden won by over 7 million votes. Below is an excerpt from my prior post “Key Takeaways as Joe Biden Seemingly Beats Trump in the 2020 Election.”

-Trump’s strategy is to disseminate Fake News via his personal Twitter, @realDonaldTrump. He knows he can’t use this type of Fake News in courts—he can’t even use it for his @POTUS account (which has higher standards)—but there’s nothing stopping him on his personal account. Right? Oh wait, Twitter has censored him and said under many tweets that their claims are disputed. As such, Trump is determined to take on the so-called “Big Tech” apparatus to the point where he is ostensibly blocking the passing of the next annual defense budget until Congress jams a few earmarks into its legislation on behalf of him. He claims that conservatives in general are being censored. We’ll see how long he holds out.

-Biden is not off to an ideal start. Of course, he’s always been one of my least favorite politicians, but I want to be optimistic. And yet he just named an insider of the big chemical plants, Michael McCabe, to help spearhead his EPA transition team. He also named two top fossil fuel lobbyists as advisors. In fact, over 40 members of his 500+ person transition team have a background in lobbying. And while this is certainly far less than Trump used, it is still concerning.

-Greenwald is spot-on in the above quote, at least in my opinion. We shouldn’t fear these “far-left boogeymen” that all of these corporate-funded media sites blast. We shouldn’t fear people like Bernie Sanders on the far left or Tucker Carlson on the far right. We should fear politicians like Biden. They aren’t radicals. No, they are radical centrists. They earn a name as centrists by selling out to big money on both sides. Our Congress is bought-out. The major exceptions are Bernie, AOC, Tulsi Gabbard, Katie Porter, and co. on the left. On the right, we’ve got Rand Paul, Gary Johnson, and Susan Collins. It’s hard to win the game of thrones without big money.

-I still have high hopes for the potential of Joe Biden’s administration, but these inclinations are paired with equally possible fears about what it will do that mimics the Trump administration. Only time will tell. Anyway, I have a whole lot more to say—and there are so many more topics to cover, from Covid vaccines to the Georgia runoff elections to Congress to stimulus checks to cannabis legalization to domestic policy to defense strategy to Trump’s final month in office—but Brandon and I are recording our 4th episode next week. So I’ll save the rest for later. *Let me know what you think of my (as usual) polarizing opinions. Thank you!* -Luke