USA Landslide

Submitted by ub on Thu, 09/24/2020 - 09:57

Early voting began today across some states in the USA and although the signs of an electoral landslide are here, there, and almost everywhere in the atmosphere, and there is really no precise definition of a landslide election outcome. Meanwhile, the president wants to get rid of the ballots? 

American 🇺🇸 pollsters, data scientists, campaign experts, and political pundits reserve the term for an overwhelming victory, particularly if the margin of votes cast exceeds great expectations.

landslide victory is an electoral victory in a political system, when a change in people's views on political matters results in one candidate or party receiving an overwhelming majority of the votes or seats in the elected body, thus all but utterly eliminating the opponents.

Part of the reason for a landslide victory is sometimes a bandwagon effect, as a significant number of people may decide to vote for the party which is in the lead in the pre-election opinion polls, whereas they wouldn't have voted the same way if it seemed unpopular. 

For example, a 60 percent majority with a 20-point margin of victory would certainly qualify as an American landslide regardless of what anyone says or does.

Therefore, whether land or by sea, US voters must be willing to have their voices heard by voting early to show that #WeThePeople hold these truths to be self-evident. This land belongs to you and me.