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Cameron Jacobs, Senior Editor

It’s almost time.

November 3rd is drawing closer and closer and whether we like it or not, the nation’s political scene will be drastically impacted for years to come.

This year, 35 senate seats, all 435 house seats, as well as the President are seeking reelection and to say it is contentious would be the understatement of the century.

To start, let’s look at the senate races that are most contested right now.

Of the 35 elections, four seats are forecasted to flip as of now.  Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine), Doug Jones (D-Alabama), Cory Gardner (R-Colorado) and Martha McSally (R-Arizona) are all currently losing their races and fighting to win their state back.

There are four other seats that are currently listed as “toss-ups” meaning they are too close to call right now. All four of those seats are currently Republican held.

There are also many notable incumbents that only hold a small lead currently including Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) and John Cornyn (R-Texas) who have held their seats for 17 and 18 years respectively.

On the other side of the Capitol building, every congressman/woman is up for reelection in their respective districts and are fervently campaigning to keep their congressional dreams alive. 

There may be some surprise flips in districts like Alaska At-Large Rep. Don Young, who’s seeking his 25th term in congress and is only up by a few points to Independent challenger Alyse Galvin.

Also in many crucial battleground districts like Michigan’s 3rd, Georgia’s 7th, and Minnesota’s 1st, the incumbent congresspeople are vacating their seats and the running candidates are in a deadlock for political dominance of the area.

Districts like these are the ones that will ultimately end up deciding who has the house when all is said and done.

Naugatuck’s district (CT-3) sees Independent Margaret Streicker challenging incumbent Democrat Rosa DeLauro who has served since 1991. Streicker’s campaign is promising but I still see DeLauro winning by at least 10 points.

It’s going to take a lot to flip the house for Republicans, but the house is always the hardest to predict, so we can only wait until the dust is settled after election day to see how it all pans out.

As for the presidential election, it all depends on who you ask and what day it is.

All the polls are putting  Democrat Joe Biden ahead currently, but Republican Incumbent Donald Trump has cut the lead down slowly but surely thanks to his vigorous campaigning and politically incorrect slander that Republicans have grown to know and love.

Just a few weeks ago Biden had a double digit lead in almost every poll but today most are only putting him up by 3-5%.

The entire election is going to come down to the major swing states of Florida, Ohio, Michigan & Pennsylvania as well as North Carolina and Georgia.

As of today, election forecast website 270towin.com has Biden leading Trump 290-247 with Florida, Ohio, Georgia & North Carolina going to Trump and Michigan & Pennsylvania going to Biden.

That prediction is far from final though and will definitely fluctuate over the next week.

In my opinion, I really don’t see how Biden loses in this election. With so many Trump mistakes to capitalize on plus the support of almost every media outlet, he should have an easy ride to the Presidency. 

However, concerns about Biden’s health and Trump’s constant barrage of insults has been the only thing to keep the race close to this point. I think Biden wins it 279-259 but it won’t come easy.

All in all, this election (and 2020 as a whole) is unlike any other in American history, so please vote if you can. Your nation depends on it.