We are only hours away from Election Day in the United States. Who will be the next President? Who will gain control of Congress? Hopefully, we will find out sooner rather than later.
Political journalist and past CYInterview guest Cliston Brown is a political prognosticator and analyst par excellence. He has been making predictions on U. S. elections for more than a decade. On his website, you can read his in-depth report on the elections. You can find that by clicking here. Cliston believes Joe Biden will be the next President of the United States. He thinks the former Vice President will garner over 300 electoral votes against the incumbent, President Donald Trump.
Additionally, Cliston believes the Democrats will achieve at least a slight advantage in the Senate, with a 50-50 split. In that case, the new Vice President, which would be current United States Senator Kamala Harris, would cast the tiebreaking vote in the case of 50-50 deadlocks. The prognosticator also believes the Democrats will expand their margin in the House of Representatives.
There are a handful of swing states that will determine who becomes the next President. They include Florida, Michigan, Wisconsin, North Carolina, Arizona, Georgia, Iowa, Ohio and Nevada. The one state many people are paying attention to is Pennsylvania. Many believe Joe Biden needs the Keystone State to win the election. Cliston shared his thoughts on the state and why he believes Joe Biden will win it:
“This time, I think what you’re seeing is the suburbs are moving much more heavily in favor of the Democrats. Hillary Clinton did not win the Philadelphia suburbs by the margins she had expected to. And that in the end was the difference in Pennsylvania. As I said on one of our previous broadcasts together, typically the numbers that Hillary Clinton got in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh would be enough to win the state. And she was right there, but she didn’t win Bucks, Montgomery and Chester counties by the margins that I think she expected to and that ended up being the difference. I expect Biden is going to do significantly better in those three counties and I do expect based on all the data we’ve seen so far that Biden is pretty likely to win Pennsylvania and therefore the election.”
Once the election is over, there are a variety of issues that need to be attended to, including the financial stability of programs like Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, as well as a shoring up of the Affordable Care Act, among others.
Featured columnist Jay Bildstein and Cliston Brown talk in-depth about how we get America moving in a positive direction and away from the polarized state it finds itself in. On these subjects, Cliston agreed with our thoughts on what is currently needed in America:
“There is a tendency, especially among the progressive left to want everything at once. They were upset with Barack Obama because he didn’t, you know, come through with everything they wanted in the first year or two of his administration. But the thing is, in politics, everything takes time and you’ve got to be patient and you’ve got to work and you’ve got to make incremental progress. I think that keeping our promises to the most vulnerable people in our society, seniors and people who need health care are paramount, absolutely paramount and we’ve gotta sew up Social Security and Medicare before we do anything else.”
Our 35 minute CYInterview is well worth listening to for greater insight into the 2020 elections and to understand what is needed for us to get back to a decent, productive and less polarized society.
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