2020 Elections

Biden Team: Don’t Be Complacent, Polls Can Be Wrong

The Washington Post reports: The Biden campaign is warning supporters not to let the Democrat’s sizable national polling advantage over Trump lull them into a false sense of security that the race is over. In a memo, Biden campaign manager Jen O’Malley Dillon urged supporters to “campaign like we’re trailing.” “We cannot become complacent because the very searing truth is …

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“Record-Shattering” 22 Million Have Already Voted

The Associated Press reports: More than 22 million Americans have already cast ballots in the 2020 election, a record-shattering avalanche of early votes driven both by Democratic enthusiasm and a pandemic that has transformed the way the nation votes. The 22.2 million ballots submitted as of Friday night represents 16% of all the votes cast in the 2016 presidential election, …

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Confident Dems Pulls Ads From Colorado Senate Race

The Associated Press reports: A major Democratic group on Friday pulled its last remaining ads from Colorado’s closely watched U.S. Senate race, a sign that the party thinks its nominee has the crucial race in the bag. Senate Majority PAC said it will cancel $1.2 million in television ads and spend the money elsewhere as Democrats press a newly expanded …

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Michigan Bans Open Carry In And Near Polling Places

The Detroit News reports: Michigan is prohibiting the open carry of guns within 100 feet of polling places amid fears of voter intimidation during the pivotal Nov. 3 election, prompting criticism by Second Amendment advocates. Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson sent guidance to local election officials on Friday — 18 days before Election Day — to clarify that the open …

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GOP Maryland Gov Says He Early Voted For Reagan

The Washington Post reports: Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) said he “voted for Ronald Reagan” in this year’s election, writing in the name of the late president and conservative icon after concluding that he could support neither President Trump nor Democratic nominee Joe Biden. Hogan’s latest rejection of his party’s standard-bearer comes as he works to expand his political network …

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Early Voting Up “Bonkers” 2400% In All-Mail Colorado

The Denver Post reports: More than 300,000 Colorado voters have returned ballots for the Nov. 3 election as of 11:30 Wednesday night — a staggering display of enthusiasm in a state that sends all voters a ballot by mail. When that latest figure was tabulated by the Secretary of State’s Office, Colorado was 20 days out from the election. Twenty …

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Biden At Town Hall: “I’m Not A Fan” Of Court-Packing

CNN reports: Joe Biden said he is “not a fan” of court-packing, but whether he ultimately seeks to push for more seats on the Supreme Court depends on how Senate Republicans handle the confirmation process of Amy Coney Barrett. “It depends on how this turns out,” Biden said. Pressed on what that means, he said, “if there’s actually real, live …

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Joe Biden +3 Over Trump In Latest Florida Poll

The Hill reports: A Florida poll released Friday showed Democratic nominee Joe Biden with a slight lead over President Trump in what has shaped up to be a tight race in the crucial battleground state. A Mason-Dixon Polling Strategy poll found Biden received 48 percent support among likely voters, compared to President Trump’s 45 percent. The difference between the candidates …

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LIVE VIDEO: Joe Biden Town Hall With ABC News

CNN reports: President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden are expected to participate in competing town halls on Thursday, the same day both presidential candidates were originally scheduled to debate. The second presidential debate was canceled after Trump objected to the virtual format announced by the Commission on Presidential Debates put forward after Trump’s positive coronavirus diagnosis. Biden …

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Biden +11 Over Trump In NPR/Marist National Poll

NPR reports: With less than three weeks to go until Election Day, Democrat Joe Biden has taken a double-digit lead over President Trump, according to the latest NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll. The former vice president leads Trump 54% to 43% among likely voters in the poll. It’s the highest level of support Biden has achieved since the poll began testing the …

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Giuliani’s Daughter: Don’t Abstain, Vote For Joe Biden

Caroline Giuliani writes for Vanity Fair: Trump and his enablers have used his presidency to stoke the injustice that already permeated our society, taking it to dramatically new, Bond-villain heights. I am a filmmaker in the LGBTQ+ community who tells stories about mental health, sexuality, and other stigmatized issues, and my goal is to humanize people and foster empathy. So …

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New NYT South Carolina Poll: Graham +6, Trump +8

The New York Times reports: President Trump and Senator Lindsey Graham have established clear but not overwhelming advantages in South Carolina, a heavily Republican state that is showing signs of competitiveness this year, according to a new New York Times/Siena College poll. Mr. Trump leads Joseph R. Biden Jr., 49 percentage points to 41, while Mr. Graham, who is facing …

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GOP Mississippi Senator: The Only People Interested In Debates Are Reporters And Losing Candidates [VIDEO]

The Jackson Clarion-Ledger reports: A campaign season tradition — the candidate debate — almost certainly won’t happen in the high-profile race between Republican U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith and Democrat Mike Espy. Hyde Smith told the Clarion Ledger on Wednesday she doesn’t plan to debate, citing a busy schedule and “stark, drastic” differences between herself and Espy that she believes voters …

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New Monmouth Arizona Poll: Biden +6, Kelly +10

Just in from Monmouth Polling: Among all registered voters in Arizona, the race for president stands at 50% for Biden and 44% for Trump. The contest stood at 48% to 44% one month ago and 46% to 43% in a poll taken shortly before the state’s presidential primary in March. Another 2% currently support Jo Jorgensen and 4% are undecided. …

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Court: NC Absentee Ballots Need Witness Signature

Reuters reports: A federal judge late on Wednesday ruled that absentee ballots in the presidential battleground state of North Carolina must have a witness signature, a boost for Republican groups seeking to enforce stricter rules on mail-in voting. U.S. District Judge William Osteen in Greensboro issued an injunction essentially barring voters from being able to “fix” an absentee ballot they …

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Joe Biden +15 Over Trump In New Virginia Poll

Just in via press release: Former Vice President Joe Biden leads President Donald Trump by 15 percentage points (53%-38%) in Virginia according to The Reconnect Research/Roanoke College Poll. Only 5% are undecided, and 4% said they will vote for Jo Jorgensen, the Libertarian candidate. Fully 95% of those who support either candidate are very certain of their vote intention. Biden’s …

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Biden +11 Over Trump In New WSJ/NBC National Poll

The Wall Street Journal reports: Joe Biden holds a double-digit lead over President Trump less than three weeks from Election Day, a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll of registered voters finds. Mr. Biden is ahead by 11 points in the national survey, 53% to 42%, following a tumultuous few weeks that included Mr. Trump’s nomination of federal Judge Amy …

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Biden +7 Over Trump In New Quinnipiac Georgia Poll

The Hill reports: Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden leads President Trump by 7 points in Georgia, according to a new poll. The latest Quinnipiac University survey finds Biden’s support at 51 percent and Trump’s at 44 percent, with 4 percent of respondents undecided. Biden led by only 3 points in the same poll in September, before the first presidential debate …

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Cal Cunningham +4 Over Thom Tillis In NC Senate Poll

From Monmouth Polling: The Monmouth University Poll finds North Carolina’s U.S. Senate election has shifted in the Democrat’s favor since last month. Among registered voters, challenger Cal Cunningham has 48% support and first-term Republican incumbent Thom Tillis has 44% support. Other voter support goes to Libertarian Shannon Bray (3%) and Kevin Hayes of the Constitution Party (<1%), with 3% undecided. …

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Dems Dominate Absentee Ballot Returns In Florida

Politico reports: Republicans typically hold a slight edge in absentee ballot returns in Florida elections. But this year, there’s been a stunning development. For the first time ever at this stage of a general election, Democrats here are outvoting Republicans — and by a mammoth 384,000-vote margin through Tuesday. As of Tuesday, Democrats accounted for almost 51 percent of the …

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