2020 Elections

Cindy McCain Stars In New Ad For Joe Biden [VIDEO]

The Washington Post reports: First, Cindy McCain narrated a video at the Democratic National Convention. Then, the widow of a onetime Republican presidential nominee formally endorsed Biden. This week, she campaigned alongside the Democratic nominee, and now McCain has cut a television ad for him. Cindy McCain, the widow of John McCain, the senator from Arizona, is going all in …

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Appeals Court Reinstates Ohio Limit On Drop Boxes

The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports: A federal appeals court has agreed to reinstate Ohio’s limit on ballot drop boxes at least temporarily while it considers whether to make a more permanent ruling on the case. U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals Judges Richard Griffin and Amul Thapar in an order Friday night sharply criticized a Thursday decision from a federal …

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Trump Loses Court Battle To Ban Drop Boxes In PA

PBS reports: A federal judge in Pennsylvania has rejected a suit from President Donald Trump’s campaign that sought to bar use of mail ballot drop boxes across the state. The boxes were first used in this year’s primary and were deployed to keep up with unprecedented demand for mail-in voting. But in June, the Trump campaign sued the state of …

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Warnock +17 Over Loeffler In New GA Senate Poll

Just in from Public Policy Polling: PPP’s newest Georgia poll finds that both of the state’s Senate seats appear headed for runoffs. In the regular Senate election Jon Ossoff is getting 44% to 43% for David Perdue, with Libertarian Shane Hazel’s 4% well exceeding the difference between the two of them. In the special Senate election, Raphael Warnock continues to …

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Court Rules Against Texas Gov On Limiting Drop Boxes

Reuters reports: A U.S. federal judge blocked on Friday an order from Republican Texas Governor Greg Abbott limiting the number of drop-off sites allowed for absentee ballots statewide to just one per county, a constraint Democrats denounced as blatant voter suppression. Abbott’s Oct. 1 absentee voter proclamation, which he said was aimed at preventing election fraud, required the closure of …

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Ohio GOP Loses Bid To Limit Drop Boxes, Will Appeal

The Cincinnati Enquirer reports: Ohio county boards of elections can offer off-site drop boxes and collection of voters’ absentee ballots, a federal judge ruled today. U.S. District Judge Dan Polster blocked Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose’s order, which prohibited off-site drop boxes. But the Republican elections chief will appeal. Democrats and voting right advocates pushed for more drop box …

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DeSantis Wins Court Battle To Stop Voter Registrations

The Associated Press reports: A federal judge has denied a motion to extend voter registration in Florida even though a computer meltdown on the final day of registration might have prevented thousands of potential voters from taking part in November’s presidential election. In a 29-page ruling on Friday morning, U.S. District Court Judge Mark E. Walker said his decision was …

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New Colorado Poll: John Hickenlooper +9, Biden +10

Denver’s CBS News affiliate reports: It’s the Democrats’ race to lose. A 9NEWS/Colorado Politics survey of 1,021 registered likely voters in the state shows Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has a double-digit lead over President Donald Trump in Colorado going into the 2020 election. Biden currently leads Trump by 10 points in Colorado, up one percentage point since interviews conducted …

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Reuters: Wealthy Rush To Change Estate Plans, Fear Biden Will Undo Trump’s Tax Breaks For The Super Rich

Reuters reports: Wealthy Americans are scrambling to change their estate plans before year-end, worried that Democrat Joe Biden will win the U.S. presidential election, say financial advisers to the moneyed set. The biggest concern is that the White House and Congress could get swept up in a “Blue Wave” of Democratic wins that give Biden the power to propose and …

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Seinfeld’s Newman Blasts Trump On USPS Interference

The Hollywood Reporter reports: Hello, Newman. Seinfeld fans’ favorite mailman is back — and he is going postal on Donald Trump. Actor Wayne Knight reprised his iconic sitcom role to blast the president for disparaging the U.S. Postal Service and attempting to delegitimize mail-in ballots for the upcoming 2020 presidential election. “The guy’s never even licked a stamp,” Knight’s Newman …

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Dems Raked In $15 Million In Hours After VP Debate

Forbes reports: In the latest fundraising boost for team blue, Democrats raised $15 million in just over 12 hours after the start of Wednesday night’s vice presidential debate—a sign that Sen. Kamala Harris’ (D-Calif.) performance against Vice President Mike Pence resonated with at least some viewers. Putting Harris on the ticket as Biden’s vice presidential pick has already proven lucrative …

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DeSantis Fights Order To Extend FL Voter Registration

Politico reports: Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and his chief election official said the state has no reason to extend a voter registration deadline and that doing so would undermine the public’s faith in the upcoming presidential election. The argument was made late Wednesday in a filing with the U.S. District Court in Tallahassee, where civil rights groups are suing after …

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Buttigieg Drops Truth Bomb On Fox: Why Does Pence Want To Run With Someone Caught With A Porn Star?

Last night Fox News hosts tried to corner Pete Buttigieg on policy differences between Kamala Harris and Joe Biden. It did not go well. “Well, there’s a classic parlor game of trying to find a little bit of daylight between running mates,” Buttigieg replied. “If people want to play that game, we could look into why an evangelical Christian like …

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Harris Keeps Pence On The Defensive In VP Debate

NPR reports: Harris was aggressive — seizing on the Democratic ticket’s central argument, that the Trump administration’s handling of the novel coronavirus was “the greatest failure of any presidential administration in the history of our country.” She accused the president of covering up information about the virus when he was briefed in January by his national security team, and argued …

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LIVE VIDEO: 2020 Vice Presidential Debate

CNN reports: Seated 12 feet apart, Vice President Mike Pence and his Democratic rival, Sen. Kamala Harris of California, will meet in Utah on Wednesday night for the only vice presidential debate of the campaign. Their showdown comes with the highest stakes for a vice presidential debate in recent memory, in part because President Donald Trump’s coronavirus diagnosis has made …

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Barrett Won’t Commit To Recusing From Election Cases Even Though Trump Says He Wants Her Just For That

The Hill reports: Judge Amy Coney Barrett, President Trump’s Supreme Court pick, did not commit to recusing herself from election-related cases if she is confirmed, according to a Democratic senator who spoke with her Wednesday. Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.), a member of the Judiciary Committee tasked with weighing the judge’s nomination, said Barrett sidestepped giving a direct answer on the …

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NYT/Siena Poll: Biden +6 In Nevada, Biden +1 In Ohio

The New York Times reports: Joseph R. Biden Jr. maintains a steady lead over President Trump in Nevada and the two are virtually tied in Ohio, as voters continue to express dissatisfaction with the president’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic, according to new polls by The New York Times and Siena College released on Wednesday. Mr. Biden leads 48 percent …

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Quinnipiac Poll: Biden +11 In FL, +5 In IA, +13 In PA

Just in from Quinnipiac Polling: In Florida, likely voters support Biden over Trump 51 – 40 percent. That compares to a September 3rd Florida poll showing Biden with 48 percent support and Trump with 45 percent support. Among party affiliation, the biggest change is among independents, who now support Biden by a twenty-point margin compared to a ten- point margin …

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Texas Wins Court Fight To Suppress Voting In Houston

The Texas Tribune reports: The elections administrator of the state’s most populous county, an important Democratic stronghold, may not send out applications for mail-in ballots to all 2.4 million of the county’s registered voters, the all-Republican Texas Supreme Court ruled Wednesday in a rebuke of County Clerk Chris Hollins, whose office has worked to expand voting options beyond what is …

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Joe Biden +12 In New Poll By Conservative Rasmussen

Just in from Rasmussen Polling: President Trump’s debate performance followed by his coronavirus diagnosis appear to be digging an even deeper hole for him this week. Democrat Joe Biden now has a 12-point lead over the president in Rasmussen Reports’ weekly White House Watch survey. The latest national telephone and online survey finds Biden leading President Trump 52% to 40% …

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