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Whitney Kimball
whitkimball
Staff reporter, Gizmodo. wkimball @ gizmodo
Nov 5
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Fun PredictIt Market: Will Trump resign in his first term? It might not be a bad idea, if Pence would pardon him. But, as Tom pointed out to me, a flubbed self-pardon is more his style. Opportunity to flip some shares here. 

Nov 5
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Meanwhile, in Georgia: Biden’s gaining on Trump in hourly increments, by the skin of his teeth. Currently, Decision Desk HQ shows that he’s trailing Trump by less than a .5% margin. May this be the hour of redemption for The Needle.

Nov 4
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Disinformation about ballot tampering is rampant on Telegram and Twitter, and it seems the MAGA protest in Detroit has escalated. The Detroit Free Press reports that police have had to physically restrain pro-Trump poll watchers from breaking into the ballot counting center, which is over capacity. Right-wing groups Read more

Nov 4
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In totally unrelated news, I just combed through Snapchat’s 2020 political ad library and discovered that Amy McGrath flushed over $300k down the toilet. Joe Biden also outspent Trump there by over $4 million on this...inspiring content

Nov 4
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Was anybody else up until 3 in the morning with the NYT app and a calculator trying to woo woo manifest numbers into reality?

Nov 3
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Doug Jones burned bright. (Full disclosure, I haven’t been following Doug Jones’ brief senatorial career, but he was not an alleged pedophile, and for that he was good.)

Nov 3
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Breaking: PredictIt seems to be down. If you were wondering, I’m on track to win big on my bet that Kanye gets 200k votes or less. Zero votes for Kanye in Virginia and Florida, 329 in Vermont. Yall can still get in on this.

Nov 3
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Because I am a demon who cares only about money, “yes” shares on a Trump first term resignation are up to 16 cents/share on PredictIt. The theory is that Trump loses and steps down so that President Pence gives him a pardon. 

Feb 25 2020
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I’m relieved they didn’t give Bloomberg enough airtime for his grand shit-stirring plan, and typing that made me depressed

Feb 25 2020
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I wonder what would happen if they just let Biden talk, tuckers himself out and takes a little nap