posted by CenterBHSFan
Well, whoever "wins" will also be robbed. Let's face it, everybody's screwed.
Pretty much. Except for the blind partisans on whichever side is given the presidency. They'll tell themselves they're winning, regardless of what is actually happening. Some people on this site (as well as any social media site or other corner of the Internet) have proven to be VERY proficient at playing that "my perception >>>>>>>>>> reality" game to the degree they legit are capable of ignoring ANYTHING that goes against what they want to hear, or immediately deflecting to a real or perceived issue on the other side. Whether they're screwed or not, they'll go out of their way to tell you they're not!
As for the election, it all really comes down to whether the D's candidate has the same "get people who don't regularly vote to the polls" effect that Obama did. When you consider that roughly 50% of eligible voters didn't turn out in '16, there's a lot of room for the eventual nominee to at least be notably superior to Hillary at getting people to care enough to vote. And with the swing states being the only ones that really matter, that makes it trickier for them, as a swing state is a swing state because it, overall, is more diverse and balanced than a state that's primarily left or right --- which, to me, would make it tougher for some goofy far-left progressive to get sufficient support, regardless of how weary a lot of people are with Trump and his wacky ways, because moderates would be more likely to side with him than the person wanting to increase their taxes and/or try to push through a "no guns for you" law.