2016 Election

REUTERS: Hillary Will Win With 326 Electoral Votes

Reuters reports: Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton maintained her commanding lead in the race to win the Electoral College and claim the U.S. presidency, according to the latest States of the Nation project results released on Saturday. In the last week, there has been little movement. Clinton leads Donald Trump in most of the states that Trump would need should he ...

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New Trump Hotels To Dump Trump Name

Travel & Leisure reports: Amidst reports that occupancy rates at Trump Hotels have slipped this election season, the company has announced that new brand hotels will no longer bear the Trump name. The newest line of luxury hotels, geared towards millennials, will be called Scion, the company said. “We wanted a name that would be a nod to the Trump ...

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Fox Anchor Lou Dobbs: Trump Saying He Won’t Accept Election Results Was A “Stroke Of Genius” [VIDEO]

Via Mediaite: Lou Dobbs, one of Donald Trump‘s biggest supporters on Fox News, argued tonight that Trump’s refusal to say he whether would accept the election results at the debate was a “stroke of genius.” No, seriously. He told Bill O’Reilly it was “one of the brightest things he could have done” because it got the media talking about ways ...

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BOOM: Hillary Drops The Mic On Trump’s Debate Lie

Via Business Insider: Hillary Clinton’s campaign took a shot at Donald Trump in a tweet Friday afternoon. “Where was this kind of comedy last night?” Clinton’s account tweeted at Trump after the Republican nominee claimed that he had almost unanimously “won” the third and final presidential debate on Wednesday evening. The Clinton campaign was referring to Trump’s speech Thursday night ...

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Tea Party Group Warns That “Thugs With Night Sticks” Will Try To Intimidate Republican Voters [VIDEO]

Miranda Blue reports at Right Wing Watch: The Tea Party “election integrity” group True the Vote has been ramping up its efforts to send poll watchers to polling places in advance of the presidential election, fueled in part by Donald Trump’s frequent claims that the election will be “rigged” against him and his calls for supporters to monitor polls in ...

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David Duke Qualifies For US Senate Debate

The Baton Rouge Advocate reports: John Kennedy and Foster Campbell lead the field in the race to qualify for the U.S. Senate runoff less than three weeks before Election Day, an independent poll showed Thursday. But the biggest news from the poll by Raycom Media may be that David Duke scored just high enough to qualify for the final televised ...

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Gold Star Dad Khizr Khan Stars In Hillary Ad: Would My Son Have A Place In Donald Trump’s America? [VIDEO]

Not many political ads bring you to tears. Politico reports: Khizr Khan has one more question for Donald Trump. The father of Humayun Khan, a Muslim-American soldier killed in Iraq in 2004, thrust himself into the election spotlight this summer at the Democratic National Convention, when he asked if the Republican nominee had even read the U.S. Constitution and told ...

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Russia Formally Seeks To “Monitor” US Polling Stations

USA Today reports: In an apparent move to embarrass the United States over Donald Trump’s claims of a “rigged” presidential election, Russia sought to send monitors to U.S. polling stations for the Nov. 8 vote, Russian media revealed Thursday. The bid was sharply rebuffed by the State Department, and one state election official threatened criminal action if Russian monitors showed ...

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Michael Steele Becomes Fifth Former RNC Chairman To Announce That He Won’t Be Voting For Donald Trump

The Week reports: Former Republican National Committee chairman Michael Steele just can’t stomach voting for either major-party presidential candidate. “I was damn near puking during the debates,” Steele said Thursday at a dinner in San Francisco in honor of the 40th anniversary of Mother Jones. Steele, who led the RNC from 2009 to 2011 as the first black GOP chairman, ...

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REVENGE IS SWEET: Breitbart Wails That Hillary’s Foreign Troll Army Ruined Their Post-Debate Click-Poll

But they give no admission that Trump’s trolls did the same thing to recent click-polls on many mainstream sites. Via Breitbart: Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has overtaken Hillary Clinton on a Breitbart debate poll, despite a stream of overseas Clinton bots skewing the results in favour of the Democratic nominee. The original results of the poll were gleefully reported ...

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New HRC Ad Lauds Hillary On LGBT Rights [VIDEO]

Just in from the Human Rights Campaign: “Time and again Hillary Clinton has demonstrated through her words and actions that she is committed to fighting for full LGBTQ equality,” said HRC President Chad Griffin. “All of the progress we’ve achieved is at stake in this election. While Donald Trump continues his hate-filled campaign and threatens to drag us backwards, Hillary ...

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Carl Bernstein On CNN: Trump Is Setting Himself Up As The Head Of A Neo-Fascist Media Empire [VIDEO]

Via Mediaite: Carl Bernstein made an appearance on CNN this morning, and he opined that Donald Trump‘s refusal to say whether or not he’d accept the results of the election are an ominous sign of what’s to come after November 8. A great deal of conversation still surrounds Trump’s debate remarks, as well as the psyche-out he offered while addressing ...

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POLL: 24% Of Trump Backers Say Challenge Results

Politico reports: An overwhelming majority of voters — 68 percent — think the loser of the 2016 presidential election should accept the results of the race, according to a new POLITICO/Morning Consult poll conducted after the final presidential debate. Just 14 percent of voters said they thought the loser should challenge the results, as Donald Trump continues to decline to ...

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Weird Al Songifies The Final Debate [VIDEO]

Last week Brooklyn’s Gregory Brothers brought us Joseph Gordon-Levitt, today we get Weird Al: If the Al Smith Dinner tonight left you craving better political humor, the popular songifiers over at schmoyoho installed Weird Al Yankovic as the moderator of the third and final Clinton-Trump debate remix. And clearly Chris Wallace missed an opportunity to surround himself with men in ...

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Trump Gets Booed At Catholic Gala [VIDEO]

ABC News reports: Donald Trump was booed Thursday night at the annual Alfred E. Smith Dinner after delivering a series of jabs at his Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton, including trying to riff on a controversial remark he made at the latest presidential debate about her being a “nasty woman.” Clinton also didn’t play nice, however her jokes appeared to be ...

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Today’s New York Daily News

From the editorial board of the New York Daily News: When deliberating over a presidential endorsement, the Daily News Editorial Board strives to identify the person who offers the greatest promise to brighten the futures of Americans and to safeguard the national security. Never have we questioned a candidate’s fitness to serve. Then came Donald Trump — liar, thief, bully, ...

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New Ad Bashes Trump On Concession Threat [VIDEO]

Powerful. Via press release: This evening the Democratic Coalition Against Trump, the nation’s largest grassroots anti-Trump organization, released a powerful ad attacking Donald Trump for refusing to say he’d accept the results of the election. The organization, well known for its rapid-response operation, began making the ad just minutes after Trump said he wouldn’t commit to concede if he loses. ...

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GOP Sen. Jeff Flake: It’s Time For The Senate To Finally Consider Supreme Court Nominee Merrick Garland

Politico reports: Arizona Republican Sen. Jeff Flake has maintained for months that Republicans should take up Merrick Garland’s Supreme Court nomination if it looks like the presidential contest is a lost cause for the GOP. It’s looking about that time, Flake said in an interview on Thursday. “I said if we were in a position like we were in in ...

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McCain Rebukes Trump: Conceding An Election Isn’t Just An Act Of Graciousness, It’s The American Way

From the statement issued today by Sen. John McCain: “All Arizonans and all Americans should be confident in the integrity of our elections. Free and fair elections and the peaceful transfer of power are the pride of our country, and the envy of much of the world because they are the means to protecting our most cherished values, the right ...

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RNC Letter Warns Against Vigilante Poll Watchers

Talking Points Memo reports: Fearful that a decades-old court order blocking the Republican Party from engaging in certain Election Day activities could be extended for many more years, the RNC is warning its members not to engage in poll watching or any other so-called “ballot security” measures. The RNC’s concerns are heightened because of the vigilante poll watching GOP nominee ...

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