Tag Archives: 2016 elections

FLORIDA: Democrats Lead In Early Voting Tally

The Washington Post argues that early voting tallies are highly predictive: Early voting is underway in many states, and things seem to look good for Democrats. CNN suggests that Democrats have improved their standing in Arizona and Nevada, compared with 2012. Democrats also are voting at high rates in the key battlegrounds of Florida and North Carolina, according to news ...

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Larry Sabato Updates Electoral Map

From 270 To Win: Hillary Clinton’s advantage over Donald Trump has eroded somewhat since our last review of electoral forecasts on October 26th. Much of the change has been around forecasters moving states to toss-up that they had previously characterized as leaning toward Clinton. Several forecasters followed this reclassification with Florida as it has tightened considerably in the polls. Trump ...

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NORTH CAROLINA: Lesbian Couple Together For 50 Years Star In Ad For Attorney General Roy Cooper

From the Human Rights Campaign: Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, and Equality NC, the statewide organization working to secure equal rights and justice for LGBTQ North Carolinians, released a new digital ad in North Carolina: “Lennie & Pearl for Roy Cooper.” The ad features Lennie Gerber ...

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New York Times Blasts Comey’s “Irresponsible” Letter

From the editorial board of the New York Times: Four days after James Comey, the F.B.I. director, sent Congress a brief, inscrutable, election-shaking letter about emails that may or may not be new or relevant to the previously concluded investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private email server, his logic makes even less sense than it did on Friday. He said then ...

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Virginia Newspaper Endorses North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory For Sending So Many Jobs To Their State

From the editorial board of the Roanoke Times: Which candidate would do the most to help our local economy? That’s easy. It’s Pat McCrory, the Republican governor of North Carolina, who’s seeking his second four-year term in the November election. We can point to specific and multiple ways he has helped the economy — our economy. North Carolina panicked and ...

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The HRC Revokes Endorsement Of GOP Sen. Mark Kirk Over Racist Attack On Family Of Rep. Tammy Duckworth

Human Rights Campaign president Chad Griffin writes: After careful consideration, HRC’s Public Policy Committee of the Board of Directors has taken the unprecedented step — a first in our 36-year history — of revoking an endorsement. We are a bipartisan organization and our staff and board make endorsement decisions based on a proven record of LGBTQ equality and a candidate’s ability to drive legislative ...

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Hillary +2 In New ABC/WaPo National Poll

Politico reports: Hillary Clinton’s lead over Donald Trump has plummeted to just a 2-point margin, according to a new national poll out Saturday conducted even before the FBI director said in a letter to Congress that new evidence had been discovered concerning Clinton’s improper use of a personal email server while secretary of state. The ABC News/Washington Post tracking poll, ...

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IOWA: Republican Woman Busted For Voting Twice

Voter fraud is REAL. The Des Moines Register reports: A Des Moines woman has been arrested on suspicion of voting twice this month in the general election, police and court records show. Terri Lynn Rote, 55, was booked into the Polk County Jail about 3:40 p.m. Thursday on a first-degree election misconduct charge, which is a Class D felony. Rote, ...

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BREAKING: FBI Director Sends Letter To Senate Announcing Investigation Of New Hillary Emails

NBC News reports: The FBI will re-open its investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server, bureau director James Comey said in a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Friday. “In connection with an unrelated case, the FBI has learned of the existence of emails that appear to be pertinent to the investigation … I agreed that ...

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Trump Vows To Write $10M Check To Campaign After Report Reveals He’s Only Given $31K This Month

And that paltry $31K came in the form of “in kind” donations. Talking Points Memo reports: For the past month, Donald Trump has repeatedly claimed that he will personally contribute more than $100 million to his own campaign by Election Day, but now Trump will not commit to reaching that goal. “We’ll see what’s needed,” Trump told Fox News’ Bret ...

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GOP Insiders: Trump’s “Hidden Voters” Are Real

Politico reports: Those battleground state polls that paint such a grim picture of Donald Trump’s prospects against Hillary Clinton? Most Republican insiders don’t believe they’re accurately capturing Trump’s true level of support. That’s according to the POLITICO Caucus — a panel of activists, strategists and operatives in 11 key battleground states. More than seven-in-10 GOP insiders, 71 percent, say the ...

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REPORT: Hillary Considers Biden For Secretary Of State

CNN reports: Vice President Joe Biden’s name has been mentioned, among others, as a potential choice for Secretary of State in a would-be Hillary Clinton administration, according to sources connected to the campaign and the transition team. Those sources also caution that his name is one among many under consideration to be presented to Clinton in the event of forming ...

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Nate Silver: There Are Clearer Signs Of A Tighter Race

This morning Nate Silver noted that there are “clearer signs” that the presidential race is tightening. Here’s what he wrote yesterday before today’s slight change to his predictive map: Pretty much everyone has an incentive to push the narrative that the presidential race is tightening. The television networks would like for you to keep tuning in to their horse-race coverage. ...

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Pence Contradicts Trump On Likelihood Of Voter Fraud

Politico reports: Despite what his running mate has said regularly on the campaign trail, Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence said Friday morning that he does not expect widespread voter fraud to steal the election out from under the Republican ticket. “What I believe is, obviously, George, you’ve been at this a long time, there certainly have been instances throughout ...

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Gary Johnson Melts Down With Reporter: If I’m Doing So Poorly, Why Are You Even Interviewing Me? [VIDEO]

The Guardian reports: In his interview with the Guardian, Johnson complained that interviewers were now treating him like “a dummy” and bristled when he was pressed on his decline in the polls. “Why are you even interviewing me? I don’t get it. If I’m doing so poorly, is this to preside over a funeral here? It’s not a funeral! It’s ...

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Trump Speaks Hindi In New Campaign Ad [VIDEO]

The BBC reports: US presidential candidate Donald Trump is speaking a little bit of Hindi in his latest campaign video as he attempts to woo Indian-American voters. He is appropriating Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s popular campaign slogan “Abki bar Modi sarkar” (“This time Modi government”). However, if the reaction of Indians in Delhi is anything to go by, Mr ...

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PENNSYLVANIA: Hillary +7 In New York Times Poll

Via Politico: Hillary Clinton leads Donald Trump in Pennsylvania, according to a new poll out Thursday that shows Trump’s path to an Electoral College majority remains a tight-rope walk. The Siena College poll, conducted for The New York Times’ “Upshot” data-journalism microsite, shows Clinton leading Trump, 46 percent to 39 percent. Libertarian Gary Johnson is at 6 percent, and Green ...

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Trump Surrogate Tells Don Lemon: Criticizing Trump’s Treatment Of Women Is Just “Man-Shaming” [VIDEO]

Via Raw Story: Trump surrogate Betsy McCaughey joined CNN’s Don Lemon on Wednesday night to discuss former House Speaker Newt Gingrich’s Tuesday night meltdown on the Kelly File. On Tuesday, after Megyn Kelly called Republican nominee Donald Trump a “sexual predator” Gingrich went off on her, accusing her of being “fascinated with sex.” McCaughey came to Gingrich’s defense to Lemon, ...

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BREAKING: Dems File Federal Complaint Accusing GOP Of Helping Donald Trump Intimidate Minority Voters

Law Newz reports:  The DNC filed a motion in federal court on Wednesday which says that the RNC, through Donald Trump’s own statements, has violated a longstanding consent decree that prohibits Republicans from engaging in “ballot security” measures which could intimidate minorities. The DNC lawyers are asking for a judge to issue a court order preventing the voter intimidation, and ...

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Hillary’s Victory Party Set For NYC’s Javits Center

Politico reports: Hillary Clinton’s election night celebration will be at the Jacob K. Javits Center on the West Side of Manhattan. Clinton’s campaign sent out a “save the date” to offices on Capitol Hill alerting lawmakers and their aides about the event, noting that they will be sending out “additional information shortly.” The email came from Clinton’s “political team” and ...

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