Donovan Adkisson delves into the dangers of early election polls, focusing on their misleading nature in the context of the 2024 presidential election. He critiques a recent article from The Washington Post regarding young voters’ disinterest in the institutions Biden relies on, highlighting flaws in these early polls that can discourage voter engagement and wrongly shape perceptions of voter sentiment. Donovan stresses the hazards of prematurely treating such polls as predictive, particularly when they lack significance so far from the election date.
He discusses the potential return of Trump in 2024, underscoring the stark differences between Trump and Biden and warning of the severe risks a Trump presidency poses to American democracy. Donovan notes the shifting loyalty of younger voters away from traditional affiliations and calls for a move away from the two-party system toward a more individual-centered political approach.
In a call to action, he urges listeners to dismiss early polls and instead focus on the importance of each vote, emphasizing the critical role the 2024 election plays in shaping the nation’s future. Encouraging active participation in all elections, from local to state levels, Donovan stresses the necessity of safeguarding democracy through civic engagement.
Concluding the episode, he invites audience engagement through various channels for feedback and opinions while stressing the need for vigilance and informed decision-making to protect the United States’ future. Donovan thanks the audience for tuning in and concludes with a call for active civic engagement in the upcoming election.
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Donovan was born and raised in the deep south of South Central Georgia, roughly two hours from the Georgia-Florida line. His father was a guitar player, farmer, and eventually blue color worker for GM. His mother suffered from Scleroderma starting a few years after he was born, so she became a home maker. Growing up as an only child, Donovan’s interest included music (though he really never learned to play anything) and anything dealing with technology, but specifically computers.
He has spent his entire life involved with computer technology either as a hobby or as a career. In his middle to late teens, he ran a BBS (electronic bulletin board system – the precursor to the modern day Internet). He learned about networking computer systems, building computers, and communication technologies as part of his career.
Later in life, he fulfilled his dream of running his own ISP (Internet Service Provider) when he was hired first as the Network Manager and eventually the General Manager of the Telecommunications Department for the City of Tifton, known as CityNet.
Today he runs his own IT business and has been podcasting in some form or fashion since 2011.