2020 Elections

Hillary Won’t Rule Out Role In Biden Administration

19thNews.com reports: When asked if she would take a role in a potential Biden administration, former secretary of state and 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton didn’t entirely rule it out. But for now, she’s focused on getting Joe Biden and his running mate, Kamala Harris, elected. “I’m ready to help in any way I can because I think this …

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Biden Raised $26M In First Day After Naming Harris

Politico reports: Joe Biden’s campaign raised $26 million in the 24 hours after he selected Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate — an eye-popping total that shows the campaign’s growing fundraising strength as the election draws nearer. Biden announced the fundraising total during the ticket’s first virtual grassroots fundraiser on Wednesday evening, immediately following Biden and Harris’ first joint …

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Jockeying Begins For Kamala Harris’s US Senate Seat

Roll Call reports: California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) on Wednesday said he has already received a number of pitches from people who are seeking to fill Democratic Vice Presidential nominee Sen. Kamala Harris’s (D) Senate seat if she and Joe Biden win the White House this November. “You may be the only one that hasn’t, unless you just did. And …

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LIVE VIDEO: Biden And Harris Make First Appearance

CNN reports: Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, and his running mate Kamala Harris will deliver remarks this afternoon in Wilmington, Delaware. After the speech, Biden and Harris are set to appear together at an online fundraiser for “grassroots” small-dollar donors. Yesterday, Biden announced Harris was his vice presidential pick for the 2020 election ballot, making the California senator …

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Ohio GOP Sec. Of State Bans County Election Officials From Offering More Than One Drop Box For Ballots

Cleveland.com reports: Secretary of State Frank LaRose said Wednesday he is banning county boards of elections from offering more than one drop box for completed absentee ballots this November, saying it’s grown too late to make changes to how Ohio will administer this year’s presidential election. LaRose, a Republican, more than three weeks ago formally asked Ohio Attorney General Dave …

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POLL: Biden Holds Lead In Five Out Of Six Swing States

The Hill reports: Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is leading President Trump in five of six battleground states, according to a new poll released on Wednesday. Biden leads Trump by 6 points in Florida, 50 to 44 percent, and the former vice president leads by 5 points in Michigan, 48 to 43 percent, according to the “States of Play” …

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FiveThirtyEight Forecast: Biden Has 71% Chance To Win

Nate Silver writes for FiveThirtyEight: Joe Biden currently has a robust lead in polls. If the election were held today, he might even win in a landslide, carrying not only traditional swing states such as Florida and Pennsylvania but potentially adding new states such as Georgia and Texas to the Democratic coalition. But the election is not being held today. …

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Rep. Ilhan Omar Easily Wins MN US House Primary

The Associated Press reports: Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota survived a stiff Democratic primary challenge Tuesday from a well-funded opponent who tried to make an issue of her national celebrity, the latest in a string of victories by a new generation of emboldened progressive lawmakers. Omar, seeking her second term in November, easily defeated Antone Melton-Meaux, an attorney and mediator …

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Biden VP Announcement May Come As Soon As Today

CBS News reports: Joe Biden has selected his running mate, revealing to top advisers on Tuesday the woman he will invite to join his Democratic presidential ticket, two people familiar with the matter tell CNN. He is poised to make the announcement as early as Tuesday. The former vice president had spoken directly to the final contenders, according to people …

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Joe Biden +10 In New Monmouth National Poll

Politico reports: Former Vice President Joe Biden maintains a 10-point lead over President Donald Trump less than three months from November’s general election, a poll out Tuesday shows. Biden leads the president 51 percent to 41 percent among registered voters nationwide, according to the Monmouth University survey, a slight tightening of the race since late June, with Biden ticking down …

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Republicans Sue IL Gov To Stop Mail Voting Expansion

Courthouse News reports: A group of Illinois Republicans sued the state’s Democratic governor and others in federal court Monday over a law they claim is designed to expand voting by mail to dilute Republican votes and tilt elections in favor of Democrats, while also risking a spike in voter fraud. The Cook County Republican Party targeted Governor J.B. Pritzker in …

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Legalized Weed Initiative To Appear On Arizona Ballot

Tucson’s ABC News affiliate reports: The Arizona Secretary of State’s office certified signatures for the marijuana legalization ballot measure. Secretary Katie Hobbs announced it will now be placed on the general election ballot in November as Prop 207. The initiative would legalize the possession and use of recreational marijuana for adults ages 21 years or older and allow those to …

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Analysis: 75% Of Americans Eligible To Vote By Mail

The New York Times reports: About three-quarters of all American voters will be eligible to receive a ballot in the mail for the 2020 election — the most in U.S. history, according to a New York Times analysis. If recent election trends hold and turnout increases, as experts predict, roughly 80 million mail ballots will flood election offices this fall, …

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Michelle Obama: Vote Early Or Vote By Mail [VIDEO]

NBC News reports: Former first lady Michelle Obama urged Americans to vote by mail or vote early ahead of the approaching November elections amid the coronavirus pandemic. Obama called on Americans to make sure they and those around them are registered to vote and are educated on their options for early voting or voting by mail. Her message was part …

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Christie To Help Trump Prepare For Biden Debates

Axios reports: Two weekends ago, President Trump met with a group of his closest aides in the conference room of his Bedminster golf club to discuss a subject that has been weighing heavily on his mind: the three scheduled debates with Joe Biden. In the room with Trump were his son-in-law Jared Kushner, campaign manager Bill Stepien, senior adviser Jason …

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POLL: Biden +6 In Pennsylvania, Biden +6 In Wisconsin

CBS News reports: Late on election night 2016, it was Wisconsin and Pennsylvania that put Donald Trump over the top and into the White House, thanks to late-deciding voters who went his way, and big margins among people who wanted change. Biden leads both Pennsylvania and Wisconsin today by six points in each. He’s cutting into Mr. Trump’s margins with …

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Biden Jokes To Fox About Having Made VP Pick [VIDEO]

Fox News reports: Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden claimed to Fox News on Saturday that he has picked a running mate — before following it up with a joke about who the choice was. When asked by Fox News in Delaware whether or not he had picked a VP, Biden said: “Yeh I have.” When Fox News asked who, Biden …

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Libertarian Party Presidential Candidate Cancels Rally Appearance After Being Bitten By Bat, Gets Rabies Vax

The Independent reports: An election campaign, so the common refrain goes, is not for the faint hearted: it needs hard work, good luck and a thick skin. In Jo Jorgensen’s case, it also requires a vaccine shot for rabies. The Libertarian Party’s US presidential candidate has had to cancel her appearance at a rally in Louisiana so she can get …

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Another Blue Wave May Be Headed For US House

Some positive news to close out the week: With the party’s presumptive presidential nominee, Joe Biden, leading President Trump by a wide margin in national polling, reports showing Senate Republicans in trouble of losing their majority, and now, Democrats appearing to be on the verge of picking up House seats in the fall, there could very well be a another …

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1000+ Page Trump Opposition Research Posted Online

Politico reports: In the 2016 campaign, Hillary Clinton’s campaign paid for the opposition research book on Donald Trump compiled by the liberal Super PAC American Bridge. In 2020, American Bridge is putting it online for free. The group on Friday is publishing 1,043 pages of its research document on Trump on a new website that was used internally before. It …

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