2020 Elections

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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Biden Responds To Trump’s “Shameful” Attack On His Faith: “My Faith Is The Bedrock Foundation Of My Life”

From a Biden statement posted last night on Medium: Like so many people, my faith has been the bedrock foundation of my life: it’s provided me comfort in moments of loss and tragedy, it’s kept me grounded and humbled in times of triumph and joy. And in this moment of darkness for our country — of pain, of division, and …

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Debate Commission Rejects Trump’s Change Demand

From the Commission On Presidential Debates: Dear Mayor Giuliani: Thank you for your letter dated August 5. We are pleased that President Trump and Vice President Biden both have agreed to participate in the debates the Commission on Presidential Debates will sponsor on September 29 (Cleveland), October 15 (Miami-Town Hall), and October 22 (Nashville). We also look forward to the …

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New Quinnipiac Poll: McConnell +5 Over McGrath, Gideon +4 Over Collins, Graham Is Tied With Harrison

Politico reports: Sara Gideon narrowly leads Republican Sen. Susan Collins in Maine, according to a new survey from Quinnipiac University. Meanwhile, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell holds a narrow edge over Democrat Amy McGrath in Kentucky and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) is tied with Democrat Jaime Harrison, according to the surveys. Gideon leads Collins, 47 percent to 43 percent, with …

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Trump Demands Debate Change Due To Early Voting

Reuters reports: President Donald Trump on Thursday suggested moving up the first presidential debate, stating that he and presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden “owe it to the American People” to battle it out on stage before any states cast their votes. Trump’s remarks came just hours after his re-election campaign sent a letter to the Commission on Presidential Debates …

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Biden To Skip Convention, Accept Nomination In DE

Bloomberg News reports: Joe Biden will not travel to Milwaukee this month to accept the Democratic nomination for president at the party convention due to concerns about the coronavirus, according to two people familiar with the travel plans. Biden had been expected to attend the convention in person and deliver his acceptance speech, but the campaign recently scrapped those plans. …

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Biden Camp To Spend $280M On Trump Pandemic Ads

CNN reports: Joe Biden’s campaign says it has reserved $280 million in television and digital advertising that it plans to use largely to hammer President Donald Trump’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic. The presumptive Democratic nominee’s ads will often run 60 seconds rather than the more typical 30-second commercials, and will frequently feature Biden speaking directly into a camera, campaign …

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Biden Ad Roasts Trump On “It Is What It Is” [VIDEO]

The Huffington Post reports: President Donald Trump’s insensitive “it is what it is” dismissal of the soaring U.S. death toll from the coronavirus is turned against him in presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden’s new campaign video. The clip released by the Biden campaign on Tuesday begins with footage of Trump making the callous comment during an interview with Jonathan Swan …

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Progressive Cori Bush Wins Missouri US House Primary

CBS News reports: Cori Bush, a nurse and Black Lives Matter activist, has ousted longtime Missouri U.S. Rep. William Lacy Clay in a Democratic primary, according to The Associated Press. It’s the latest example of a progressive challenger topping a long-tenured Democratic incumbent. Clay has represented the state’s 1st Congressional District, around St. Louis, since 2001. He succeeded his father …

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Torres, Maloney Declared Winners In NY House Primary

The New York Times reports: After six weeks of delays, the New York City Board of Elections confirmed results in a pair of congressional races on Tuesday evening, delivering victories to a longtime Democratic incumbent and a young city lawmaker who could be a trailblazer for gay and African-American rights. In the South Bronx, Ritchie Torres, a 32-year-old New York …

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Marshall Defeats Kobach In Kansas GOP Senate Primary

NPR reports: Kansas Rep. Roger Marshall [photo] has defeated former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach in the Republican Senate primary, according to The Associated Press, calming Republicans’ worst fears about putting a seat in a deep red state in play this fall with the Senate majority contested. Marshall was the favored candidate of many party leaders to take on …

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Tuberville +17 Over Doug Jones In New US Senate Poll

The Birmingham News reports: Republican U.S. Senate candidate Tommy Tuberville has a 17-point lead over incumbent Democratic Sen. Doug Jones in Alabama, according to a Morning Consult poll released Tuesday. The survey of 650 likely Alabama voters shows Tuberville ahead of Jones, 52 percent to 35 percent. Four percent said they would vote for someone else and 9 percent had …

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