2020 Elections

New York State Republican Party May Cancel Primary

Politico reports: New York officials will decide in the next few days whether to cancel this year’s Republican presidential primary, which would guarantee President Donald Trump wins every delegate from his former home state. Four Republicans have submitted paperwork to appear on the ballot — Trump, Bill Weld, Rocky De La Fuente and Joe Walsh. While canceling the primary might …

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Wisconsin Court Rules 200K Voters Can Stay On Rolls

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports: A Wisconsin appeals court Friday struck down an Ozaukee County judge’s ruling that thousands of people had to be quickly removed from the state’s voter rolls because they are believed to have moved. The appeals judges also unanimously overturned a finding that state election officials were in contempt of court for not taking people off …

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NORTH CAROLINA: Biden +8 Over Sanders In New Poll

Just in from Civitas Polling: The second Civitas Poll tracking the North Carolina Democratic presidential primary shows former vice president Joe Biden has taken the lead outside of the margin of error over former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT). This poll was conducted Wednesday, February 26 through Thursday, February 27, after the CBS News …

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POLL: Warren Falls Behind Sanders In Home State MA

NBC News reports: Bernie Sanders has leapfrogged Elizabeth Warren in her home state, according to a poll released Friday, days before the Massachusetts Democratic primary. In the poll by WBUR, NPR’s Boston affiliate, Sanders got 25 percent of support from the state’s Democrats, while Warren, who has represented the state in the Senate since 2013, got 17 percent. Massachusetts is …

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McCarthy: Socialists Will Cost Dems The House [VIDEO]

Fox News reports: House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy boldly predicted Friday that Democrats will lose the majority in the House of Representatives this cycle with Bernie Sanders at the top of their ticket, saying the party has “surrendered to the socialists.” In an interview with Fox News on the sidelines of CPAC outside Washington, McCarthy weighed in on the warnings …

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Biden Admits He Was Never Arrested In South Africa

The Daily Beast reports: Former Vice President Joe Biden conceded Friday that he was never arrested while trying to visit Nelson Mandela in South Africa, as he’d said on the campaign trail. “I guess I wasn’t arrested,” Biden told CNN’s New Day in a Friday interview. “I was stopped. I was not able to move where I wanted to go.” …

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Sen. Tim Kaine Endorses Biden Ahead Of Key Primaries

The Washington Post reports: Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.), the 2016 vice presidential nominee, is endorsing former vice president Joe Biden for the Democratic presidential nomination, hoping to give him a boost before Saturday’s South Carolina primary and Virginia’s primary on Super Tuesday. “It is sad to have a President who no one holds up as a role model for America’s …

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Glorious Leader Explodes Over “Incompetent” Fox Poll

Fox News reports: Among all voters, all six Democratic candidates tested top the president in trial ballots. Trump trails Biden and Bloomberg by 8 points and Sanders by 7. Those are the only leads outside the poll’s margin of error. Warren (+3 points), Buttigieg (+3) and Klobuchar (+1) are barely ahead. And in each instance, there are enough undecided/third-party voters …

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CALIFORNIA: Sanders +17 Over Warren In New Poll

The Los Angeles Times reports: Sen. Bernie Sanders has taken a commanding lead in California’s Democratic presidential race, ahead of his nearest rival by 2 to 1 and on track to win a majority of the huge trove of delegates at stake in the state’s March 3 primary, according to the final UC Berkeley Institute of Governmental Studies poll of …

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WISCONSIN: Sanders +12 Over Bloomberg In New Poll

Wisconsin Public Radio reports: Vermont U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders surged to a lead in the latest poll of Wisconsin voters by Marquette University Law School, with 29 percent of self-described Democrats listing him as their first choice in the upcoming presidential primary. Behind Sanders, former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg came in second with 17 percent of those polled. …

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Bloomberg Gave PR Help To Sackler Opioids Family

ProPublica reports: Previously undisclosed emails, including some filed in lawsuits against Purdue and others provided by sources, reveal a little-known relationship, forged in part by mutual philanthropic interests, between the Sacklers and Michael Bloomberg. They show that when the Sacklers were facing critical media coverage, they looked to Bloomberg and his news and philanthropic organizations for help. Bloomberg advised Mortimer …

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Final Iowa Results Issued, AP Won’t Declare Winner

Via press release from the Iowa Democratic Party: Today, the Iowa Democratic Party announced the results of the limited-scope recount requests from the Buttigieg and Sanders campaigns. The results from the recounted precincts can be found here. The recount process resulted in no change to National Delegate allocation. Over a two-day period beginning Tuesday, February 25, recount administrators recounted the …

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Bloomberg: I’m In “Right To The Bitter End” Unless Bernie Sanders Happens To Get The Majority [VIDEO]

NBC News reports: Billionaire Democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg said Thursday he will stay in the presidential race “right to the bitter end” as long as he’s got a chance at winning the nomination. In an interview with NBC News’ Kasie Hunt, Bloomberg said “as long as you have a chance of winning,” he would “absolutely” stay in the race. …

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REPORT: Bloomberg Camp Pitched Yang For VP Slot

The Wall Street Journal reports: Michael Bloomberg’s presidential campaign has made overtures to Democrat Andrew Yang, courting the former candidate’s endorsement and floating the possibility of Mr. Yang becoming his running mate, according to two people familiar with the discussions. Bloomberg, a latecomer to the race, hasn’t been on any of the ballots in the first three primaries and won’t …

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Cuban Media Hails Sanders’ Praise, Omits His Criticisms

The Miami Herald reports: Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders views on the Cuban revolution have earned him a storm of criticism in the U.S. But there’s one place where his comments have received glowing, front-page reviews: Cuba. Granma, the Communist Party newspaper, prominently displayed a report about Sanders and his praise of “some of the social programs implemented by the historic …

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Bloomberg Discloses Heart Info, Asks Sanders For Same

CNN reports: Michael Bloomberg’s campaign disclosed new information on Thursday about the health of the presidential candidate’s heart, and called on Bernie Sanders, who suffered a heart attack last year, to release the same data — a clear attempt to bring the issue of the Democratic frontrunner’s health to the forefront in the 2020 race for the White House. Bloomberg’s …

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Warren Bill Would Move Wall Money To Virus Battle

Via press release from the Warren campaign: Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee and the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, today unveiled legislation, the Prioritizing Pandemic Prevention Act, requiring all funds that have been appropriated to build a border wall-including funds directly appropriated by Congress and funds diverted by the executive …

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Maine’s Bangor Daily News Endorses Amy Klobuchar

From the editorial board of the Bangor Daily News: Bernie Sanders handily won the Maine Democratic caucuses in 2016, and it seems likely that he will win again. But there are better, real Democratic choices in the party’s March 3 presidential primary. We believe the best choice is Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar. Klobuchar is a centrist who earns praise from …

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Major Labor Union To Spend $150M To Defeat Trump

The Associated Press reports: One of the nation’s largest labor unions is unveiling plans to invest $150 million in a nationwide campaign to help defeat President Donald Trump, a sweeping effort focused on eight battleground states and voters of color who typically don’t vote. The investment marks the largest voter engagement and turnout operation in the history of the Service …

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Bloomberg Falsely Claims He “Cut Back” Stop-And-Frisk

NBC News reports: Bloomberg again claimed that he reined in the use of stop-and-frisk after it got “out of control” when he was mayor of New York. “We let it get out of control, and when I realized that, I cut it back by 95 percent, and I’ve apologized and asked for forgiveness,” he said. This is still a false …

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