A B1G Win for Trump and College Football in Battleground States

September 21-27 US Elections Betting Coverage

Could a Presidential election be decided on the basis of a college football conference having its season saved? Last week the Big Ten Conference reversed course and announced it would have a fall football season after all. This was a month after Big Ten commissioner Kevin Warren stated that the Big Ten would not play and that the decision was irrevocable. What was the difference? Certainly, the breakthrough of quicker testing makes for a convenient excuse. So too did the threat of lawsuits make for an even bigger difference. But there was another factor that may have been the biggest one of all. President Donald Trump went public and said that the Big Ten should play. Trump put his money where his mouth was and personally called Warren. He tweeted out pressure and the University Presidents folded like a house of cards.

2020 US Presidential Election Odds

Donald Trump +110

Joe Biden -130

2020 US Presidential Election:Tuesday, November 3, 2020

2020 US Presidential Election Odds Overview and Analysis

The betting line has moved slightly in the favor of Joe Biden. But battleground states where the election will be decided show a dead even race. There is likely going to be considerable ebb and flow on the betting. The death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has already created a firestorm. So, hang on for a wild ride. The numbers are likely to change dramatically as events unfold.

A B1G Win

Trump tasked White House personnel at working with the Big Ten in getting the season started. Over 300 calls were made from the White House to the Big Ten to coordinate support and logistics. In particular coaches Scott Frost of Nebraska, Jim Harbaugh of Michigan, James Franklin of Penn State, and Ryan Day of Ohio State all came out strong for playing. Wisconsin Athletic Director Barry Alvarez also played a key roll in getting it done. But Trump was the ultimate difference maker. The Big Ten was stuck in the muck of a deep ditch until the president came out. His public pressure tipped the balance in favor of the Big Ten kicking off next month.

Big Ten Battleground States to Decide Election

As was the case in 2016 states such as Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin, and Minnesota will cast the deciding votes in the 2020 election. Last time Trump won all of these states with the exception of Minnesota. The margin was razor thin. With the exception of Minnesota these other battleground states are passionate about Big Ten football. The crisp autumn air, bright colored autumn leaves, marching bands, and physical brand of football reach the souls of these voters. Trump delivering college football to these hearty folks certainly doesn’t hurt his reelection chances. And with a dead even race it may draw important votes towards his side.

Pelosi Gives Ultimate Poll Tell

Another factor that could tip the balance towards Trump is Democrat inspire riots and looting. This has been going on for over four months since the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Over $1 billion in property damage and dozens of deaths have taken place. Through it all the Democrats were utterly silent. Until recently that is. A couple of weeks ago Joe Biden meekly came out and said that peaceful protesting does not include violence. But an even bigger tell came this past week. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi said that such violence must be punished with prosecution. Wait! Why NOW? For all of the talk about polls and Biden supposedly leading if that was actually the case why are the previously silent Democrats now renouncing riots and looting? Internal poll numbers, of course.

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