By forcing a tradition-busting, norm-busting confirmation of a hard-core right-winger with limited judicial experience, Republicans, Donald Trump, and Mitch McConnell ignored the Constitution and the law.
With a more balanced approach, Biden seems to be returning the political debate closer to normal after four years of acrimony brought on by Trump’s anger, hate, and chaos.
With few House contests contested, and polls showing some increase in the House majority, it seems that only Trump thinks Republicans will recapture control.
In most states, Democrats seem to be turning out in larger numbers than Republicans, but the GOP is edging closer in some.
Mark Meadows, already in trouble with Trump for admitting he was sicker than the president admitted when he caught the virus and went to the hospital, probably sealed his fate with the president’s temper tantrums with this latest admission.
In this political fight, a deadly virus that doesn’t give a damn about parties or partisanship is in control of the president’s fading chances for re-election.
Both parties feel early voting helps them. Neither will know until after the ballots are counted.
Republicans never had enough votes to defeat Barrett, so the GOP Senator put her re-election hopes ahead of what she said she believed in.
Nothing — not the law, the norms of the Constitution — seems to bother the GOP in its manhandling of the nomination protocol.
In the end, most experts, the biggest threat to election security are misinformation and Donald Trump.