2020 Elections

Masked Bidens Lay Wreath At Military Cemetery

The Associated Press reports: Joe Biden made his first in-person appearance in more than two months on Monday as he marked Memorial Day by laying a wreath at a veterans park near his Delaware home. Since abruptly canceling a March 10 rally in Cleveland, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee has waged much of his campaign from his home in Wilmington. …

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POLL: Biden +5 Over Trump In Swing State Minnesota

The Minnesota Star-Tribune reports: Former Vice President Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, leads President Trump by five points in Minnesota, according to a new Star Tribune-MPR News-KARE 11 Minnesota poll. The survey, which was released on Monday, found that 49 percent of registered Minnesota voters favor Biden in a head-to-head matchup against the president. Forty-four percent said they’d …

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Federal Court Overturns Florida “Poll Tax” On Felons

Tallahassee’s NBC News affiliate reports: A federal judge has ruled that the Florida law requiring felons to pay legal fees as part of their sentences before regaining the vote is unconstitutional for those unable to pay, or unable to find out how much they owe. The 125-page ruling issued late Sunday by U.S. District Court Judge Robert Hinkle in Tallahassee …

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REPORT: Barack Obama To Assist Biden Campaign

The Guardian reports: Former president Barack Obama has dipped his toes into the 2020 presidential campaign recently and is positioned to do more in the coming months as Joe Biden’s effort to defeat Donald Trump gathers steam. Valerie Jarrett, who served as a senior adviser to Obama during his time in the White House, said Obama is “committed to helping …

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Michael Moore: Trump Won’t Win Unless He “Cheats”

The Hill reports: Academy Award-winning filmmaker Michael Moore said Friday night that there’s no way President Trump can win reelection unless he “cheats.” Moore appeared on “Real Time With Bill Maher” and warned that Trump may be planning ways to boost his chances against former Vice President Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic nominee, in November. “The only way they are …

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Trump To Weaponize Biden’s “Ain’t Black” Comment

Politico reports: Donald Trump’s reelection campaign is launching a $1 million digital ad blitz aimed at capitalizing on Joe Biden’s inflammatory remark that African American voters “ain’t black” if they’re considering voting for the president. The Trump campaign is planning to run a video montage highlighting Biden’s Friday morning comment on “The Breakfast Club,” a popular black radio program. It …

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Biden Sorry For “You Ain’t Black” Comment: I Shouldn’t Have Been “Such A Wise Guy” And So Cavalier [VIDEO]

The New York Times reports: Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, apologized Friday afternoon for telling a radio host that black voters torn between voting for him and President Trump “ain’t black,” remarks that ignited a firestorm online. “I shouldn’t have been such a wise guy,” Mr. Biden said in a call the U.S. …

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Trump’s Net Approval Sinks Ten Points In New Fox Poll

Roll Call reports: President Donald Trump’s net approval rating has sunk by a whopping ten points in the latest Fox News poll, while former Vice President Joe Biden has opened up a significant lead in that same poll. In the poll released on Friday, Trump’s net approval was minus ten points, with 44 percent approving of Trump’s overall job and …

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Biden To Radio Host: If You Have A Problem Figuring Out If You’re For Me Or Trump “Then You Ain’t Black”

This is one we’re gonna hear about for a while: Former Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday emphatically defended his ties to the African-American community — telling a popular black radio personality that he “ain’t black” if he was still weighing whether to support Biden or President Donald Trump in November’s general election. The remarks from the presumptive Democratic presidential …

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CALIFORNIA: Darrell Issa Sues To Block Voting By Mail

Politico reports: Republican congressional candidate Darrell Issa and a conservative group are suing to block California’s move to an all-mail November election. They are legally challenging Gov. Gavin Newsom’s directive that elections officials mail every registered voter a ballot for the November election, making California the first state to switch to vote by mail due to coronavirus concerns. The conservative …

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Warren Softens On Medicare For All Amid Veepstakes

Politico reports: In the thick of primary season, Elizabeth Warren and Joe Biden brawled over Medicare for All: He called her approach “angry,” “elitist,” “condescending”; she shot back anyone who defends the health care status quo with industry talking points is “running in the wrong presidential primary.” Six months later, with Biden the presumptive nominee and Warren in the running …

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Biden Widens Lead To +11 In Latest National Poll

ABC News reports: In the latest poll from Quinnipiac University, former Vice President leads President Trump in the race for the White House. The poll shows Biden with an 11-point advantage over Trump in a national head-to-head match-up. Fifty percent of those surveyed said they currently plan on voting for the former vice president, while 39 percent said they would …

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Blunt Ad: Vote On Behalf Of Trump’s Victims [VIDEO]

The Washington Post reports: A new ad bluntly urging people to vote on behalf of fellow Americans who have died of the coronavirus offers a glimpse of how Democrats are gearing up to use the pandemic against President Trump heading into November. The spot, produced for a political action committee affiliated with Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.), closes with a montage …

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Trump Orders Campaign Aides To Restart His Rallies

Politico reports: The Trump campaign has an order from the president: Find a way to get him back on the road and into mega-rallies to re-energize his base. In recent meetings with top campaign officials and White House aides, Trump has questioned why he’s avoiding campaign events if it‘s safe for him to travel in his official capacity. Some White …

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Polls Show Joe Biden Leading Trump In GA, AZ, FL, VA

Forbes reports: A poll from Roanoke College in Virginia showed Biden leading Trump by 12 points in the state that Hillary Clinton won by just 5 points in 2016, solidifying the notion that the state is rapidly falling out of the swing state category. In Arizona, which Clinton lost by 4 points, Biden leads by 7 points according to a …

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Appeals Court Affirms NY Dem Primary Must Happen

Albany’s ABC News affiliate reports: A federal appeals court has given a green light to New York state’s June 23 Democratic presidential primary. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday agreed with a lower court judge who ruled that the primary must include the contest over the state’s objections. Three appeals judges on Friday heard arguments but demonstrated …

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LGBT Group To Host Utah GOP Gubernatorial Debate

Ben Winslow reports at Salt Lake City’s Fox affiliate: The Republican candidates seeking to lead one of the reddest states in the nation have all agreed to appear in a forum on LGBTQ issues. Equality Utah, a political advocacy organization for LGBTQ rights, will host the GOP candidates for governor in an online forum on Friday, FOX 13 confirmed. Thomas …

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Politico: GOP Worries Trump Is “Hitched” To Pandemic

Politico reports: Interviews with nearly a dozen former governors, members of Congress, and other current and former party leaders revealed widespread apprehension about Trump’s standing six months out from the election. Many fret that Trump’s hopes are now hitched to the pandemic; others point to demographic changes in once-reliably red states and to the challenge of running against a hard-to-define …

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Potential “Seismic Shift” Against Trump Among Seniors

FiveThirtyEight reports: In 2016 President Trump performed best among voters 65 years and older. He also won among those between the ages of 45 and 64. So looking ahead to November, you might expect Trump to once again do well with older voters. However, recent public polls — and the president’s own private polling — suggest that Trump may be …

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Progressives Unite: Stop House Candidate Ruben Diaz

Gay City News reports: Nearly a dozen national political groups — including LGBTQ, women’s rights, Latinx, and Jewish organizations — are uniting to send a clear message to residents of the 15th Congressional District in the South Bronx: Do not vote for anti-LGBTQ Bronx City Councilmember Ruben Diaz, Sr. Planned Parenthood Action Fund, the LGBTQ Victory Fund, NARAL Pro-Choice America, …

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