November 3 is election day. Mail-in balloting has been widespread because of the pandemic, but the time to vote for the President of the United States is nigh.

Almost without exception, opinion polls show that Joe Biden is well ahead of his rival. But I think Donald Trump will win, and not because I like him. There is absolutely another reason for my personal forecast. We will soon see. If Biden wins, he’ll become the 46th U.S. president.

You can tell that Los Angeles business owners are expecting a worst-case scenario just by walking the streets. Fifteen minutes, I assure you, is quite enough.

I live in West Hollywood, less than a mile from Beverly Hills, and I can feel the restlessness. Still fresh in my mind are the looting and destruction of shops on Melrose Avenue late last May and June, after the George Floyd murder.

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