President Trump has a measureable lead in crucial swing state Florida, and a narrow lead in swing state Arizona as of writing. This election is no slam dunk for Joe. The thing keeping Trump in the race is violent protest. No one is more outraged at the hypocrisy of the Republicans regarding the Supreme Court Justice vote close to the election (NCJ Daily, Sept. 24). I understand and share the outrage at the murder of innocent black folks ("Protestor Hit at Breonna Taylor Demonstration in Eureka," posted Sept. 24). Most daytime protests are peaceful, but a cop was shot today, several more days ago. The election will be won or lost in swing states Trump won last time. Big deal, Trump gets re-elected, right? A 40-year-old current reader 30 years in future reminiscing to grandchild, "You know Daisy, there was a time, decades ago before the court got packed with young conservative judges, women had control over their body and were on the road to equal pay and more representation in the boardroom. At least you have that cookie baking job, and at near minimum wage, too."
Give those folks a reason to be fearful with cities burning down and cops shot, and you'll be snatching defeat from the jaws of victory.
John Dillon, Eureka