Today is Election Day in the U.S.

By | November 3, 2020

[November 3, 2020]  Today is Election Day and the final day to cast your vote for President of the United States.  This election has been billed as the most crucial election since Abraham Lincoln won against General George McClellan in 1864.  Regardless of what you are told, no one knows how this day will end, a win for Joe Biden or Donald Trump.

Last week, I wrote an article on the leadership characteristics of Biden and Trump (see link here).  The article was not about policy or ideology.  I wrote purely about leadership.  Which candidate best possesses the most robust leadership abilities measured in vision, judgment, experience, decisiveness, honesty, etc.?  I made the case that Trump had the most outstanding leader traits, and it was an easy call.

Today’s election voters will not have only leadership on their minds when they go to the polls.  Policy and ideology are also what people want to see and how they vote.  Voting is about emotion more than leadership and about compassion, feelings, and our view of U.S. history over the future economy, good management, and how to overcome corruption and crime.

Will it be the “great red wave” that swamps the blue democratic socialist ideals?  Or will it be the “Battle for the Soul of the Nation” that crushes “Make America Great Again?”  Mixed results will be bad for the country; better to have a clear mandate from voters.  Some political experts have predicted the election could be thrown into the Supreme Court.

Will President Trump win a second term?  Never before holding political office, he doesn’t play by historical political rules.  He has the energy to spare.  And, for the first time in the last 100 years for a politician, he kept his promises of a better economy, smaller government, peace, and protecting America.  Trump claims that he wants to “drain the Washington swamp.”  However, the Federal response to the Coronavirus pandemic is Trump’s greatest weakness.

Or, will it be Joe Biden (last serving as the U.S. Vice President under Barack Obama) who wins?  Serving nearly 47 years in politics, he is one of the most well-known, connected politicians of our time.  Biden runs as the Trump alternative; trustworthy, character, and someone who claims he can unite people.  Sadly, Biden has a severe mental deficiency that will haunt the election and his future, a serious weakness.

If crowd size at rallies is an indicator of enthusiasm and turnout – which it should be – Trump will win in a landslide.

Author: Douglas R. Satterfield

Hello. I'm Doug and I provide at least one article every day on some leadership topic. I welcome comments and also guests who would like to write an article. Thanks for reading my blog.

34 thoughts on “Today is Election Day in the U.S.

  1. Newbie Yunger

    Great article, too bad people are paying attention to the fraud going on all around them. As along as they like the results, why bother or complain? This is the definition of corruption.

  2. Greg Heyman

    How can a modern society that put a man on the moon decades ago and has the richest people, most technically advancements in all mankind, actually be unable to get its vote count right after two days. In the past it was always done the next day. Reason? Some say cheating occured heavily and will thus have to be litigated. But how do you find wrongdoing when the evidence is destroyed? How do you make the aggrieved party whole?

    1. Roger Yellowmule

      You cannot fix a problem, unless people want it fixed. The current system that allows a cheater to drive a mack truck thru its rules is a feature, not a bug.

  3. Purse 5

    What’s happening with so many votes coming in late and 100% going to democrats?

  4. Deplorable John

    By the way, great analysis. Today, unexpectedly, we don’t have the results. Is there widespread cheating? I don’t know but it makes me wonder when the votes are not yet public.

  5. Janna Faulkner

    Gen. Satterfield, if you think there are a lot of comments today, just wait until the results come in for tomorrow. Should be more than entertaining. Will leadership be on their minds? I don’t think so.

  6. Willie Shrumburger

    This is what American is about …. you have the chance to hear your voice heard in your vote. Get out there people.

    1. Mr. T.J. Asper

      Yes Willie, and no one is talking about what happened 20 or 30 years ago so look at each candidate and figure out which is the best leader and has the best policies, not who can give you money and make exaggerated promises.

  7. Dale Paul Fox

    For those who voted early, you were stupid to do so because we are finding out more info on the two candidates now and it’s not “Russian propaganda” dummies. Tomorrow morning I can only hope we have clear results and an overwhelming victory for Trump.

  8. Jerome Smith

    Get out and vote. Every single vote counts…fear the cheating… watch what is happening when you go to the polls and report violations.

  9. Max Foster

    Each presidential/political candidate should have the right to be heard fully. Everything should be laid out for the American electorate to ‘see’ everything about each candidate. Some minds will not change but I think we are pretty smart and can make our choices. When the media hides the scandal about Biden, for example, then this is not happening. I think everyone in the US would agree that they should have all the facts before voting.

    1. Wendy Holmes

      The big media giants want Biden to win because he gives them preferential treatment. Like Nazi book burning, they are the new fascists.

    2. Dennis Mathes

      Nothing like a contested election between two extreme candidates to get our blood boiling. Ha Ha Ha. I’m sitting back with my popcorn watching the results later tonight as the polls close. Thank you Max for another great comment.

      1. Wesley Brown

        I fear for the United States if Joe Biden and K. Harris are elected to run our country. We are in for a terrible ride for the next four years. The socialist path was tried in the 20th century and there are over 100 million corpses to prove socialism is wrong.

      2. Martin Shiell

        Watch and see what happens. I will be watching the news later tonight but I will not watch it during the day to hear a bunch on no-nothings make stupid predictions.

  10. JT Patterson

    Remember that Trump and Biden are not the only two on the ballot. There are others, both leftists/socialists/pinko/bedwetting/dictator-wannbies and conservative/small govt/2nd Amend good people as well.

    1. Yusaf from Texas

      Gee, tell us what you think of the Democrats, JT. This is what these forums are about. Let’s see how the election turns out and make a few predictions.

  11. Joe the Aussie

    Best of luck to the United States. The sane people of Austrailia are behind your President Donald J. Trump. Cheers!

  12. Rowen Tabernackle

    Vote. If not, you have no reason to whine about the results. My prediction is that Pres. Trump will win another four years. I also predict the Democrat Party throwing up lawsuits and other complaints about “vote suppression” and tell the American people the election was a fraud and that Trump is not really the president. This sort of behavior is highly destructive.

    1. Joe Omerrod

      I agree and another reason for the RED WAVE to crush the socialists. They have to be crushed to get the message.

      1. Albert Ayer

        This “red pill” is a reference to a scene from the 1999 movie “The Matrix,” in which the character Morpheus tells the protagonist Neo that he has been living in a computer simulation and is given the choice of taking a red or blue pill: “You take the blue pill, the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill, you stay in Wonderland and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes.”

      2. Otto Z. Zuckermann

        I took the red pill. That means now I have to work hard, be responsible, tell the truth, overcome obstacles, and all that hard “stuff.” My sister took the blue pill and lives in la-la land of the socialist paradise of the DNC. She is really getting into the Marxist ideology and now feels so much better and superior to me and her family.

  13. Eva Easterbrook

    I voted last week by mail and instantly regretted that I voted for Joe Biden. More and more is coming out about the Biden family’s corruption, influence peddling, sloppiness with classified information, refusal to acknowledge mistakes, and a Joe Biden who is going downhill fast. I’m sorry folks. 😢😢😢😢

    1. Willie Shrumburger

      Well, everyone, another reason not to vote early. My biggest concern is fraudulent voting. I expect that Democrats will stuff the ballot boxes with fake votes of dead people, the elderly, and those who have moved away. This is a sad state of affairs that many politicians actually encourage this. Sorry too to hear about this Eva. Thanks for being honest anyway.

    2. Fred Weber

      Yes, too bad. Huge mistake. The problem is that millions of people did the exact same thing.

  14. Stacey Borden

    There should be no question who will be the better leader. Donald J. Trump is clearly the best leader in this election. What muddies the waters are people like Nancy Pelosi and Hillary Clinton who have said they will not accept the results if Trump wins. Shame on them.

    1. Army Captain

      Stacey, Pres Trump is the best leader and has the best policies and people in place. But the socialist love their lack of responsibility and will do anything to elevate themselves to a higher moral plain. 👍

    2. Tom Bushmaster

      True but will he win? I hope so. I voted but saw people coming into the polling place near my home several times. I sit on my porch and watch them drive up and vote several times. Nothing was done about it. I live in Maryland. Our state is in decline.

      1. Dennis Mathes

        Say something if you see it happening. If not, this kind of illegal behavior will continue. Unfortunate too many state govts encourage illegal harvesting and duplicate voting. Another indicator of why socialism does NOT work.


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