2020 Elections

Reuters: Biden +8, Big Advantage Among Undecided

Reuters reports: Democratic candidate Joe Biden leads President Donald Trump by 8 percentage points in support among registered voters, and the former vice president appears to have a significant advantage among voters who are undecided, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll. Reuters/Ipsos polling in 2016 found that support was evenly split that summer between Trump and then Democratic nominee Hillary …

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Trump’s Texts Temporarily Blocked As Spam By Carriers

Politico reports: A test run of one of Donald Trump’s most important voter-contact programs was abruptly shut down over the July 4 weekend, potentially costing the president millions of dollars in donations and raising alarms about whether the initiative will face roadblocks in the run-up to the election. Trump’s campaign used the weekend to test-drive its text messaging program, a …

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Pelosi: Trump Is Leaving Whether He Likes It Or Not

The New York Daily News reports: Keep those bags packed, Don! House Speaker Nancy Pelosi hit back at President Trump, warning him that he will have no choice but to leave office if American voters send him packing in November. “The fact is: Whether he knows it yet or not, he will be leaving,” the powerful Democratic leader warned Trump. …

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Biden +8 Over Trump In New Fox News National Poll

Fox News reports: Coronavirus infected the election. The virus is the top issue to voters, over half of them disapprove of how Trump’s handling it, and they increasingly trust Joe Biden to do a better job on it. That keeps Biden ahead in the presidential race, according to a Fox News survey of registered voters. Biden leads by 8 points …

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ABC/WaPo Poll: Biden +15 Among Registered Voters

The Washington Post reports: President Trump faces a significant challenge in his bid to win reelection in November, with former vice president Joe Biden holding a double-digit lead nationally and the president’s approval ratings crumbling amid a spreading coronavirus pandemic and a weakened economy, according to a Washington Post-ABC News poll. Biden leads Trump 55 percent to 40 percent among …

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Dems Pour Millions Into US Senate Races In Red States

The Associated Press reports: It’s come to this for Republicans straining to defend their Senate majority in November’s elections: They’re air-dropping millions of dollars into races in Alabama, Kentucky and other red states where Donald Trump coasted during his 2016 presidential election triumph. This year, challenged by Trump’s fumbled handling of the coronavirus pandemic, the crippled economy and his racially …

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Biden Cites Intel Briefings He’s Now Getting: Russia And China Are Trying To “Delegitimize Our Electoral Process”

The Washington Post reports: Joe Biden, citing intelligence briefings that he is now receiving, warned Friday night that Russia and China were both actively engaged in trying to sow doubt in the American electoral system. “We know from before and I guarantee you I know now because now I get briefings again,” the presumptive Democratic nominee said during an evening …

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Progressive Defeats 16-Term Dem Rep. Eliot Engel

The New York Times reports: Jamaal Bowman has scored a stunning victory over Representative Eliot L. Engel of New York in a Democratic primary, defeating the 16-term incumbent and overcoming the efforts of the Democratic establishment in a profound show of progressive political power. Mr. Bowman, a middle school principal from Yonkers, was declared the winner on Friday, after a …

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DNC: Democratic Convention Will Be Entirely Virtual

The New York Times reports: Democratic officials are instructing House and Senate members and party delegates to skip attending their national convention this summer, a sign of the ever-shrinking aspirations for their big campaign event in the face of surging coronavirus cases in the United States. “We have been working closely with state and local public health officials, as well …

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Rep. Justin Amash Won’t Seek Reelection: “I’ll Miss It”

The Detroit Free Press reports: When U.S. Rep. Justin Amash ended his exploratory bid for the presidency, Libertarian activists held out hope he would run for re-election to his seat in the U.S. House, where he is the first and only Libertarian to serve in Congress. It seems they are about to be disappointed. A top Amash aide reiterated this …

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Axios: Parscale Was Axed Over Bad Polls By Fox News

Axios reports: President Trump demoted campaign manager Brad Parscale and replaced him with his deputy, hours after a brutal new round of polls showed Trump losing five of six swing states — and sinking into a double-digit hole nationally. Trump’s announcement — on Facebook, in the midst of a Twitter outage — shows that he knows he’s losing. It’s obvious …

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Kanye West Qualifies To Appear On Oklahoma Ballot

The Associated Press reports: Rap superstar Kanye West has qualified to appear on Oklahoma’s presidential ballot, the first state where he met the requirements before the filing deadline. But confusion remains over whether he’s actually running. West filed the necessary paperwork and paid the $35,000 filing Wednesday afternoon, which was the deadline for a spot on the state’s Nov. 3 …

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Hugh Hewitt “Doesn’t Believe” Latest Pennsylvania Poll Because He Grew Up Only “Seven Miles Away” In Ohio

Mediaite reports: During a MSNBC segment on the grim state of polling for President Donald Trump, conservative pundit Hugh Hewitt offered his own highly skeptical assessment of the bad news confronting the president in one key swing state — and his reasoning for this disbelief was downright Palinesque. “On this ‘shy Tory,’ that’s a term we invented when [former UK …

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

The Wall Street Journal reports: Former Vice President Joe Biden’s lead over President Trump reached double-digits this month as Mr. Trump’s approval rating declined amid widespread disagreement with his handling of the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll. Less than four months before the election, 51% said they would vote for Mr. Biden if the …

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Biden +15 Over Trump In New Quinnipiac National Poll

Will the Trump cult demand another apology? Former Vice President Joe Biden has widened his lead over President Trump to 15 points in a new national Quinnipiac University poll. The poll released Wednesday shows Biden garnering 52 percent of the vote to Trump’s 37 percent. That’s the widest lead for Biden recorded by a Quinnipiac survey to date. A similar …

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HRC Endorses Susan Collins’ Opponent For First Time

The Washington Post reports: The Human Rights Campaign, the country’s largest LGBTQ rights advocacy organization, is opposing Sen. Susan Collins’s reelection bid in Maine and endorsing her Democratic opponent, Sara Gideon. It’s the first time that the HRC has opposed Collins, a key Republican vote on LGBTQ rights, for reelection. The endorsement comes a day after Gideon, speaker of the …

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PENNSYLVANIA: Biden +13 In New Monmouth Poll

Pittsburgh’s CBS News affiliate reports: Former Vice President Joe Biden holds a 13-point lead over President Donald Trump among all registered voters in Pennsylvania, that’s according to a new poll just released from Monmouth University. In age groups, it’s advantage Biden among voters under 50 and voters age 65 and older. President Trump holds the advantage among voters between the …

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ALABAMA: Jeff Sessions Loses GOP Senate Runoff

The Washington Post reports: They stood center stage before a cheering crowd of thousands five years ago, shaking hands in a half embrace that seemed to cement a political and ideological bond that would serve as the foundation for Donald Trump’s presidency. “Donald, welcome to my hometown, Mobile, Alabama,” then-Sen. Sessions (R-Ala.) said, donning a white “Make America Great Again” …

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Hillary Warns That Trump May Not “Go Quietly” [VIDEO]

Mediaite reports: On Comedy Central’s The Daily Show, host Trevor Noah brought up recent stories about mail-in voting irregularities that were caught, and which benefited Republicans, and asked “Is there a part of you that is worried that Donald Trump would be able to use any of those stories to try and undermine the entire election?” Clinton replied “Well, I …

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TEXAS: Biden Airs New Ads As State Becomes In Play

The Texas Tribune reports: Joe Biden is launching his first general-election TV ads in Texas as a growing number of polls show a close presidential race here. As part of a four-state ad buy that Biden’s campaign is announcing Tuesday, the presumptive Democratic nominee is going up with a 60-second spot in Texas that addresses the increasingly dire coronavirus situation …

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