2020 Elections

New Monmouth Poll: Biden +5 Over Trump In Florida

Just in from Monmouth Polling: Joe Biden holds a 3 to 5 point lead over Donald Trump in Florida, depending on a range of likely voter models. The Monmouth University Poll finds Biden with a large lead among Latino voters, but also suggests there are some possible signs of strength for Trump among older voters in this group. However, Biden …

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Uber To Offer In-App Voter Registration, Ballot Requests

The Hill reports: Eligible voters will be able to register to vote and request mail-in ballots through the Uber app, as well as receive information on and discounted rides to and from polling places, the company announced Tuesday. Uber is partnering with TurboVote to help “riders, eaters, drivers and delivery people” register to vote or request a vote-by-mail ballot through …

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GOP Loses Bid To Keep Green Party On Montana Ballot

The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reports: Another effort to restore Montana Green Party candidates to the general election ballot has been denied, officials said Monday. Associate U.S. Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan denied an emergency request from two candidates and two Green Party voters to restore the candidates to the ballot. Many of the signers who asked to remove their names …

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Green Party Booted From Wisconsin Presidential Ballot

The Wisconsin State Journal reports: The Wisconsin Supreme Court on Monday denied the Green Party’s presidential and vice-presidential candidates ballot access, clearing the way for municipal clerks to begin sending absentee ballots to voters. Less than a week ago, the high court abruptly halted the delivery of absentee ballots across the state in order to consider granting Green Party presidential …

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POLL: Biden +37 Over Trump Among Jewish Voters

The Jewish Telegraphic Agency reports: A survey of Jewish voters shows 67 percent plan to vote for Joe Biden in November and 30 percent plan to vote for Donald Trump.  The survey suggested gains for Trump among Jewish voters since 2016, when Hillary Clinton won 71 percent of the vote to Trump’s 24 percent. Mitt Romney, the Republican candidate in …

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Dems Launch Online Portal To Streamline Mail Voting

The Associated Press reports: Democrats are rolling out an expanded online portal that allows people to register to vote and request a mail ballot in their state and even helps digitize their signature on their paperwork. The updates to the Democratic National Committee’s IWillVote.com are an example of the latest way both parties have tried to adapt the mechanics of …

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Biden Camp Preps For Legal Battle Over Vote Counting

The New York Times reports: Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s campaign is establishing a major new legal operation, bringing in two former solicitor generals and hundreds of lawyers in what the campaign billed as the largest election protection program in presidential campaign history. Legal battles are already raging over how people will vote — and how ballots will be counted — …

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Bloomberg To Spend $100M In Florida To Help Biden

The Washington Post reports: Former New York mayor Mike Bloomberg plans to spend at least $100 million in Florida to help elect Democrat Joe Biden, a massive late-stage infusion of cash that could reshape the presidential contest in a costly toss-up state central to President Trump’s reelection hopes. Bloomberg made the decision to focus his final election spending on Florida …

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Facebook Users Asked To Volunteer As Poll Workers

The Verge reports: Facebook is launching a recruitment drive for poll workers this weekend, putting messages into users’ News Feeds with links to poll worker registration sites in their state. CEO Mark Zuckerberg said in a post announcing the drive that it was part of the company’s larger voting information campaign, which has a goal of helping 4 million people …

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Poll: Biden +9 In MN, Biden +4 In NV, Biden +5 In WI

The New York Times reports: Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is leading President Trump in three states Trump’s campaign has identified as top flip opportunities, according to a New York Times/Sienna College poll released Saturday. The new survey showed Biden leading by a 50-41 margin among likely voters in Minnesota, possibly the Trump campaign’s top flip target, 46-42 in Nevada …

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Biden +10 Over Trump In Yahoo/YouGov National Poll

Yahoo News reports: Donald Trump has fallen further behind Joe Biden following bombshell reports that the president knowingly misled Americans about the dangers of COVID-19 and privately disparaged dead U.S. soldiers as “suckers” and “losers,” according to a new Yahoo News/YouGov poll. The survey, which was conducted from Sept. 9 to 11, shows Biden leading Trump by 10 percentage points …

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Florida Wins “Poll Tax” Court Battle Against Felons

The Washington Post reports: A federal appeals court on Friday blocked hundreds of thousands of felons in Florida who still owe fines and fees from registering to vote, putting a halt to what was potentially the nation’s largest re-enfranchisement of voters in more than 50 years. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit in Atlanta agreed with Florida …

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Politico: Dems Have “Enormous Lead” In Early Voting

Politico reports: Democrats are amassing an enormous lead in early voting, alarming Republicans who worry they’ll need to orchestrate a huge Election Day turnout during a deadly coronavirus outbreak to answer the surge. The Democratic dominance spreads across an array of battleground states, according to absentee ballot request data compiled by state election authorities and analyzed by Democratic and Republican …

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Texas Republicans Win Bid To Restrict Voting By Mail

The Texas Tribune reports: A three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled late Thursday that Texas can keep its strict eligibility rules for voting by mail. Siding with the state’s Republican leadership, the appellate judges rejected the Texas Democratic Party’s effort to expand eligibility for voting by mail to all registered voters based on their argument …

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Former Sen. Harry Reid Predicts Dems Will Flip Senate

NBC News reports: Former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., made a bullish prediction Thursday that his party will flip six or seven Republican-held seats in the 2020 election and seize the majority. “I think we’re going to retake the Senate,” the Nevada Democrat told NBC News. “I think we’re going to win in Colorado, Montana, Maine, North Carolina, (Sen. …

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Trump Blows Off Traditional Debate Preparations

NBC News reports: President Donald Trump has not held a single mock debate session, and has no plans to stage a formal practice round, as he readies for his first faceoff with Joe Biden in less than three weeks, according to multiple people familiar with the discussions. The president has dismissed the typical debate preparations he participated in four years …

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Reuters National Poll: Biden +12 Among Likely Voters

Reuters reports: Joe Biden leads President Donald Trump by 12 percentage points nationally among likely U.S. voters, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll that also showed the number of persuadable voters had shrunk compared with four years ago. The Sept. 3-8 poll, released on Wednesday, found 52% of likely voters planned to support Biden, while 40% would back Trump. Three …

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Marist Poll: Biden +9 In Battleground Pennsylvania

NBC News reports:  Joe Biden leads President Donald Trump by a 9-point margin among likely voters in Pennsylvania, a key swing state where Biden was born, according to a new NBC News/Marist poll. The survey finds that Biden and his running mate, Sen. Kamala Harris, get the support of 53 percent of likely Pennsylvania voters, compared with 44 percent who …

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NBC Poll: Biden And Trump Deadlocked In Florida

NBC News reports: President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden are deadlocked in the battleground of Florida eight weeks before Election Day, with ballots being mailed to state voters later this month, according to a new NBC News/Marist poll. Trump and Biden both get the support of 48 percent of likely voters, with the president ahead among Latinos …

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Trump On Spending His Own Money: “If I Have To”

The Washington Post reports: Trump on Tuesday confirmed a report that he is considering spending some of his own money on his reelection bid even as his campaign insisted it would have enough cash to compete in the final stretch of the race against Biden. “If I have to, I would,” Trump said when asked by a reporter if he …

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