Even if You Vote, You Probably Won’t Be Picking the Next President

Source: RealClearPolitics
by Keith Raffel

“We speak of the national presidential election coming next year. That’s the wrong way to look at it. In fact, there will be five concurrent state elections held on Nov. 5, 2024, to determine whether Joe Biden stays in the White House or whether the GOP candidate, most likely Donald Trump, evicts him. … In 2016, Republican nominee Trump won the presidency with 304 electoral votes over the Democrat, Hillary Clinton. In 2020, he lost it to Joe Biden, reaching a total of only 232 electoral votes. What changed? Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin moved from the GOP column to the Dems. Not only does it look as though Trump and Biden will square off again, but it also looks as though the same five states will determine the winner of the presidency again.” (08/31/23)