Voter remorse seems apparent in a number of states; as indicated by the number of states Trump won in 2016 that the polls now show Biden ahead. Black voter turnout is said to be much higher in 2020 than 2016, suggesting a different kind of remorse; remorse about not showing up to vote in 2016.In states with heavy early voting, which are overwhelmingly Democrat voters, ever since the second debate, the number one Google search term has been "Can I change my vote?"
The state where the search term was the most prevalent is is... Pennsylvania.
I don't know, I'm just guessing, but I think, "I will not ban fracking! PEEER-REEE-UUHHDD!" coupled with, "We'll work it out to replace it with renewable energy," might be a factor in this Voters Remorse. Hunter Biden's laptop and emails, which most Democrats heard of for the first time at the debate, might also be a factor.
In case you're wondering, in Connecticut, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, New York, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, if you change your mind on who you wish to vote for, you can have a do-over.
Voter remorse is also evident in a number of key groups that Trump carried in 2016 and seems to have lost now. His base has remained strongly loyal and enthusiastic. But that base never included the people who voted for Trump because they liked Hillary less. Trump has lost those folks. With little time, limited funds, and Trump's controversial rally strategy and remarks, there is little reason to believe Trump will win back those he lost.
Will sufficient early voters change their votes to offset those losses? Will the said-to-exist shy Trump voters prove to actually exist and turn out to surprise the pollsters once again? Will the virus-spreading Trump rallies win over enough undecided voters or win back enough lost voters to help Trump win? Will the state-by-state elections turn out to be so close that the Trump/Republican voter suppression and election litigation efforts prove successful? The answer to these questions is maybe. We'll know very soon.
BTW, regarding the Supreme Court ruling that Wisconsin absentee ballots cannot be counted if they are received after Election Day, I have no problem with that. The law says what the law says and the Court upheld the law. If Wisconsinites want more time to have mail-in ballots counted after Election Day, they need to change that law.
I like Florida's approach much better. Here, all ballots must be RECEIVED by 7pm Election Day to be counted. A wide time range exists for early voting to be done; by mail or in person. Vote-by-mail ballots received before Election Day are processed before Election Day, allowing the public to know on Election Day night what the final vote count is.
Those old enough to remember, remember the Florida fiasco during the Bush/Gore election. Florida's voting processes were greatly improved after that. The elections Diane and I have participated in since moving here years ago have been well run and trustworthy. Concerned about maintaining the integrity of that process, I volunteered this year to serve as a poll worker. My county election officials thanked me for the offer and said I was not needed because they already had an over-abundance of volunteers.
Even our County Sheriff is on board for election integrity. He has made it clear that his deputies are ready to enforce all the laws that apply to polling places.
I know Trump is gearing up to contest the results in numerous states. I doubt much will come of that in Florida. Good processes here.