2020 Elections

Georgia Official Says 1000 Voted Twice In State Primary

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports: Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger announced Tuesday that 1,000 Georgians voted twice in the state’s June 9 primary, a felony that he said will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. These voters returned absentee ballots and then also showed up to vote on election day June 9, Raffensperger said. County election officials are …

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WSJ Board: Act Before Courts Forced To Decide Election

From the editorial board of the Wall Street Journal: On election night, the electoral map might suggest a solid lead for Mr. Trump that is eroded as mail ballots are canvassed. What if Mr. Trump reprises his tweet from six days after Florida’s 2018 elections? “An honest vote count is no longer possible—ballots massively infected. Must go with Election Night!” …

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Parscale Blamed For Trump Campaign Cash Crunch

The New York Times reports: Under Mr. Parscale, more than $350 million — almost half of the $800 million spent — went to fund-raising operations, as no expense was spared in finding new donors online. The campaign assembled a big and well-paid staff and housed the team at a cavernous, well-appointed office in the Virginia suburbs; outsize legal bills were …

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Trump May Spend $100M Of Own Money On Campaign

Bloomberg News reports: President Donald Trump has discussed spending as much as $100 million of his own money on his re-election campaign, if necessary, to beat Democratic nominee Joe Biden, according to people familiar with the matter. The billionaire president has talked about the idea with multiple people, though he hasn’t yet committed to any self-funding, according to people briefed …

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Harris: “I’m A Realist” On Election Interference

The Associated Press reports: Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris says foreign interference, doubt cast about the election by President Donald Trump and voter suppression could potentially cost her and Joe Biden the White House in November. “We have classic voter suppression, we have what happened in 2016, which is foreign interference. We have a president who is trying to …

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Axios: Trump Campaign In “Surprising Cash Crunch”

Axios reports: Money concerns are very real for President Trump’s campaign — an unusual predicament for a sitting president, and one that worries veteran Republican operatives, with Trump so far behind in swing states as the race climaxes. The campaign’s view is that Trump will get his message out, and he depends less on paid media than normal politicians. But …

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POLL: More Pick Trump To Win Presidential Debates

USA Today reports: Could the debates do for President Donald Trump what the conventions didn’t? A USA TODAY/Suffolk University Poll indicates many voters think that’s possible. A greater share – 47% – predicted Trump will win the debates than the 41% who said Democratic candidate Joe Biden will. Independents picked Trump over Biden as the likely winner of the debates …

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Major Retailers Help Recruit 350,000 Poll Workers

The Wall Street Journal reports: Big employers including Old Navy, Target, and Warby Parker are telling employees they can take paid time off to volunteer as election workers this fall as they aim to help solve a national poll-worker shortage and offer workers a way to find a sense of purpose. Power the Polls, an initiative to recruit low-risk poll …

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New Texas Poll: Biden And Trump Effectively Tied

The Dallas Morning News reports: Texas remains a toss-up in the presidential race. But Democrat Joe Biden’s modest – and somewhat startling – lead over President Donald Trump has evaporated in the last two months. From a 5-point edge in early July, Biden now lags Trump by 2 points among likely Texas voters in a poll released Sunday by The …

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Texas GOP Loses Bid To Boot Libertarians Off Ballot

The Texas Tribune reports: The Texas Supreme Court on Saturday rejected an attempt by Republicans to kick 44 Libertarians off the ballot in the November elections. Several Republican Party candidates and organizations had sued to remove the Libertarians, arguing they did not pay filing fees — a new requirement for third parties under a law passed by the Legislature last …

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New Wisconsin Poll: Joe Biden +6 Over Trump

CBS News reports: Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden leads President Trump by 6 points in the battleground state of Wisconsin, according to a new poll. Half of likely voters in Wisconsin said they will vote for Biden in the election, while 44 percent said they will vote for Trump, according to a CBS News YouGov poll released Sunday. Four percent …

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Bernie: Be Ready, Because Trump Will Not Concede

Politico reports: Bernie Sanders fears President Donald Trump will refuse to leave office if he loses reelection and is calling on Congress and the media to take action to prepare for that scenario now, he said in an interview with POLITICO. “This is not just idle speculation,” said Sanders, pointing to comments the president made at the GOP convention. “Trump …

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Pete Buttigieg Joins Joe Biden’s Transition Team

The Hill reports: Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden added several former Obama administration officials as well as former South Bend, Ind. mayor and presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg to his transition team. According to multiple media outlets, former National Security advisor Susan Rice and former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates are joining the transition team. New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham …

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Anita Hill: I’m Voting For Biden, Would Work With Him

CNN reports: Anita Hill never pictured herself voting for Joe Biden. But given the political reality the nation is facing, she’s not only going to vote for Biden — she’s also willing to work with him, should he become president. “Notwithstanding all of his limitations in the past, and the mistakes that he made in the past, notwithstanding those — …

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Quinnipiac: Biden +8 In Pennsylvania, +3 In Florida

Politico reports: Democratic candidate Joe Biden leads Trump by 8 percentage points — 52 percent to 44 percent — among likely voters in Pennsylvania, according to a survey conducted by Quinnipiac University. That same poll shows Biden ahead by 3 points in Florida, within the survey’s margin of error. In Pennsylvania and Florida, those polled overwhelmingly said they had made …

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Mail-In Balloting Begins In NC, 618,000 Requests

The Associated Press reports: Mail balloting in the presidential election is set to begin Friday as North Carolina starts sending out more than 600,000 ballots to voters — responding to a massive spike in requests that has played out across the country as voters look for a safer way to cast ballots during the pandemic. The 618,000 ballots requested in …

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Trump To Charge $50K/Photo At Indoor Vegas Event

Bloomberg News reports: President Donald Trump’s campaign is organizing a high-dollar, in-person fundraiser in Las Vegas on Sept. 13, according to people familiar with the plans. Details of the event, including its exact location, are still being organized. One person familiar said couples would be asked for $150,000 to attend a roundtable with Trump at the event, and $50,000 for …

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POLL : North Carolina Senate Race In Dead Heat

Via Monmouth Polling: The Monmouth University Poll finds a tight contest in the state’s U.S. Senate election. Among registered voters, Republican first-term incumbent Thom Tillis has 45% support and his Democratic challenger Cal Cunningham, an attorney and former state legislator, has 46% support. Other voter support goes to Libertarian Shannon Bray (2%) and Kevin Hayes of the Constitution Party (1%), …

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PA Dems Scramble To Beef Up Vote Counting

Politico reports: With concerns about an Election Day debacle rising in this critical swing state, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf privately convened a group of Philadelphia Democrats recently to underscore the consequences of another vote-counting fiasco like the one that took place in the June primary. The city took more than two weeks to count all of its votes due to …

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Biden Endorsed By 100 Top Republicans, Independents

Reuters reports: Nearly 100 Republican and independent leaders will endorse Democrat Joe Biden for president on Thursday, including one-time 2020 Republican presidential candidate Bill Weld and the former Republican governors of Michigan and New Jersey, people involved in the effort told Reuters. The latest Republican-led effort to oppose the re-election of President Donald Trump also includes current and former Republicans …

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