I know there are those of you who are freaking out right now about Trump, emails, James Comey, and October surprises. Please don’t. Separate and apart from the grotesquely inappropriate behavior of Comey (talk about an issue in need of Senate hearings in 2017), the fundamental nature of the election has not changed.
Chris Cillizza in the Post:
The underlying truth of this contest remains the same despite the major developments for both candidates over the past month: Clinton has a clear edge in terms of the electoral college. In addition to the fact that 18 states plus D.C. — totaling 242 electoral votes — have gone for the Democratic nominee in every presidential election since 1992, Clinton is now leading in lots of places — Colorado, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Virginia — that have been swing states for the past few elections.
And Clinton is competitive in places such as Alaska, Arizona, Georgia and Utah that haven’t gone Democratic in decades.
Cillizza also notes two other things that I’ve been saying for months – Trump’s organization is a disaster and turnout is likely to favor Clinton by a substantial margin.
So please breathe. It’s an important activity, and if you stop breathing, your vote won’t count next week. So don’t forget that part. And it’s all going to be fine.