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Six hours to go before Georgia voting closes and the pressure builds on Pence who oversees tomorrow’s vital Congress session

Six hours to go before Georgia voting closes and the pressure builds on Pence who oversees tomorrow’s vital Congress session

The Dems now odds-on favourites to win both Runoff races Today must be the most critical non presidential election in modern American history for if the Democrats can take both the Georgia senate seats then the Biden will start his presidency with his party holding the House, the Senate, and of course the White House. As expected Trump is doing his best to put pressure on all parties in order to avoid him being booted out on January 20th as…

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Both Trump and Biden stage Georgia rallies on the eve of today’s Georgia runoffs

Both Trump and Biden stage Georgia rallies on the eve of today’s Georgia runoffs

Trump’s was all about him and appeared like a series of whines particularly against the Republican governor of the state and, of course, the Secretary of State who stood up for democracy in face of huge pressure as we saw in the recording of a phone call he got from the outgoing president. This contrasted with the President-elect who emphasised consistently the importance of the outcome for the future of the US. There was a good analysis of both parties…

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In choosing Buttigieg for his cabinet Biden could be preparing the ground for a possible successor

In choosing Buttigieg for his cabinet Biden could be preparing the ground for a possible successor

With the inauguration on January 20th getting closer Joe Biden’s going through the process almost everyday of announcing new members of his team. Of all of them so far the most well-known name came yesterday with the choice of Pete Buttigieg to be the transportation secretary. This should give the 39 year old former Mayor of South Bend Indiana a continuing media presence something he did very successfully on behalf of the President elect during the election campaign. Time and…

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As Trump struggles to hang on Biden extends his favourability lead over Trump to 9%

As Trump struggles to hang on Biden extends his favourability lead over Trump to 9%

Gallup is reporting this afternoon that President-elect Joe Biden’s favourability rating has risen six percentage points to 55% since the election compared with his final pre-election reading. At the same time, President Donald Trump’s favourability has edged down three points to 42%. Biden’s current rating is the¬†highest it has been since February 2019, two months before he declared his candidacy for president, when it was 56%. Trump’s latest favourability falls short of the highest of his presidency, 49% in April,…

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UK Punters still not totally convinced that Biden will be President

UK Punters still not totally convinced that Biden will be President

Above is the latest betting chart from Betdata.io of the ¬£600m Betfair next president market. With sore looser Trump continuing to refuse to accept that he was defeated and now blocking the formal transition process punters on Betfair are increasingly rating him as the winner up from a 4% chance at the weekend to a 9% chance now. Quite how long this will continue is hard to say but could we really see on January 20th, the day of the…

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On Betfair you can still place bets on Biden being next president

On Betfair you can still place bets on Biden being next president

Chart of Betfair market from Betdata.io – 7.50pm BST The Betfair definition of this market is “Who will be elected to be the next President of the United States of America as a result of the 2020 presidential election?” All we have had is media organisations calling it for Biden and it could be a few days before the counting is finalised. So I suppose there is a theoretical possibility that Biden won’t do it. However the odds of about…

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