While I understand and sympathize with this position, simply hanging onto Donald Trump for another term is not going to do anything more than slightly delay the effects of the leftward lurch of the Democratic party, a lurch Trump's elevation has enabled and exacerbated.
If you believe that the extremes of the Democratic party push some people towards Trump, thereby forcing them to back someone they might reject under normal circumstances, then the reverse is valid as well. Trump's extremism will beget more leftward extremism.
If conservatives/Republicans continue to normalize voting and enthusiastically supporting someone like Trump, the road back will be even more difficult as the opposition digs in even more.
My concern with Trump was never primarily the short-term impact of his policy positions or that he might suddenly begin instituting a secret liberal agenda. It was clear he'd gladly slip into a "conservative" skin in order to gain support and power.
It's the long-term impact that supporting him and defending him will have on the credibility of conservatism & Republicans (and a more personal concern of mine, the credibility of evangelicals) that keeps me as radically Never Trump as I have ever been.
Just to be clear... I will not be voting for Joe Biden nor am I encouraging anyone else to. I know, terribly unsatisfying position, but it's the best I can do in good conscience.

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"The #1619Project does not argue that 1619 is our true founding."

"The 1619 Project is a major initiative observing the 400th anniversary of the beginning of American slavery. It aims to reframe the country’s history, understanding 1619 as our true founding..."
Again, here: "...understanding 1619 as our true founding..."
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16 Aug
Turns out the Washington Post uncovered the Great Mailbox Conspiracy ELEVEN YEARS AGO!

2009: "...half of the blue boxes in the Washington area have disappeared in the last nine years, and 200,000 nationwide have been plucked up in the last 20 years, leaving 175,000 total." ImageImage
Here's the link to the story:
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Some facts on delivery performance for the @USPS:
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This report from John Elflein of @Statista shows there is still quite a disparity in death rates from state to state:

Death rates from coronavirus (COVID-19) in the United States as of July 24, 2020, by state(per 100,000 people)
statista.com/statistics/110…
To match New Jersey's death rate, Florida would need to reach 38,000 deaths. Right now, Florida has 5,853. (Obviously the virus hit NJ earlier.)
Similarly, California would have to hit almost 70,000. Currently it has 8,429.
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Here's a statement from the Provo, Utah police on this incident:

"A male protestor ran to the SVU on the passenger side, pointed a handgun at driver and shot one round through the window. The driver, who was struck by the bullet, hit the gas trying to leave the situation."
"The same protestor ran after the vehicle and shot a second round that went through the rear passenger window. The video then shows that the protestor conceals the firearm and continues to protest."

Link to full statement:
provo.org/city-services/…
Note: The @ProvoPolice statement indicates there was a "planned Police Rally and a Counter protest" - it is not clear which group the shooter was affiliated with, only that he "conceals the firearm and continues to protest." Clarification from the @ProvoPolice would be helpful.
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NYTimes: "some isolated incidents of violence"

Estimate on June 5th by Anderson Economic Group: "the total costs of looting between May 29 and June 3 in America’s 20 largest metropolitan areas exceeded $400 million."
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The @NYtimes OWN REPORTING on June 1: "By morning, the devastation in Manhattan was unlike anything New York had seen since the blackout of 1977. Block after block of boutiques in the Flatiron district had their windows shattered and’ their goods looted."
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The "devastation in Manhattan was unlike anything New York had seen since the blackout of 1977" is now "some isolated incidents of violence", @NYTimes?
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September 23, 2013, @BarackObama: "We want to develop the human capital throughout the continent and in Nigeria."
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