Well, maybe a few are as you describe. I don’t know. I just don’t think it’s quite as rational as you suggest, numbers-wise.

Out of 73 million, my guess is that 40 million were anti-Democratic Party votes cast out of irrational fear and false beliefs, borne of misinformation and disinformation spread on Facebook and Fox. 40 million votes cast against perceived socialism.

That leaves 33 million rational, cognitive votes. People working with truth, as much as they know of it. People who aren’t deceived and manipulated, per se.

I think 20 million of those were pro-Trump votes based on racism. That leaves only 13 million who weren’t manipulated, or racists, but who chose Trump as the lesser of two evils based on some interpretation of real information and events. I would split the 13 million in half: Half were desperate for help and believed that Trump would save their jobs, and half bought into the stereotype that Republicans are better for their 401K, despite the recent gains being based entirely on massive deficit spending by the government.

Where is my math wrong? Do you think there were less than 40 million irrational anti-Democratic fear and outrage votes? Fewer than 20 million overt racists? Fewer than 7 million single-issue, well-to-do 401K voters?

I’m just making up numbers, I admit. But the idea that there were millions of Americans in economically dire circumstances because of the pandemic, who voted for the guy who totally politicized the coronavirus response and took no responsibility at all, just doesn’t make sense to me.

Are you suggesting they thought Biden would do worse? Seriously, Trump didn’t ramp up testing at all. He couldn’t even ramp up the production of paper masks! How would anyone suffering a pandemic-related income issue decide that the guy responsible for such an obviously negligent response would suddenly care about the harm done? I mean, if you’re desperate, don’t you typically vote for change?

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