They want everyone to think that there is a chance it will not pass. All that remains is figuring out who votes "No" to retain their seat, and who votes "Yes" to take one for the party. But they've already got the votes.
As history tells us, this "suspense" is being manufactured by the Demonicrats for the public's consumption, to put forth an illusion that the party has moderates and conservatives. P.T. Barnum lives.
I wish I had access to your sources.
I don't think so. I think the most they have is 201 yeas, and that is likely to FALL not rise as it becomes clear to some members in vulnerable seats that the bill will fail, and they have nothing to gain by casting a yes vote and everything to gain by appearing to be courageous.
I also see this aas an opportunity for a revolt against Nancy Pelosi. This bill fails and she is diminished. Politics being the ruthless game it is, there may be some who will vote no for no other reason that to bring Pelosi down, once they see that outcome in the cards anyway.