posted on Oct, 22 2016 @ 11:25 PM
What I think might - potentially - happen if indeed there are more "silent/hidden" Trump voters than polls suggest:
And in that event, if one state is particularly close... I could actually see him contesting the outcome or calling for a recount ala Bush v. Gore. On
the one hand, some might say the current composition of SCOTUS if it came to that would favor Trump. On the other hand, Souter was supposed to be a
conservative justice nominated by a Republican president, but was one of the dissenting votes and tended to vote in a manner most would call liberal.
So it could literally go either way in that case. (If it went in Trump's favor, it certainly wouldn't do anything to diminish criticism of congress'
unwillingness to appoint Obama's SCOTUS nom.)
If the polls turn out to be more or less accurate however - which they for the most part were during the primaries (in fact, it was an unwillingness
to trust polls that showed Trump ahead during the primaries that gave Nate Silver of fivethirtyeight one of their glaring missteps, and prompted them
to more carefully incorporate polls into their models) - and if they don't dramatically change between now and election day, then Clinton is extremely
likely at this point to win by a large proportion of electoral votes.
(Again... I'm voting for neither of them. Just describing a personal opinion of what I'm seeing. And I could as always, always be wrong.)