Tag Archives: 2020 elections

Cuomo Postpones New York Primary To June 23rd

ABC News reports: New York — which has become the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic’s spread in the U.S.– will now be on June 23, the latest state to postpone or drastically change the status of its April 28 presidential primary. Six states slated to vote that day have delayed or moved to expand absentee voting to continue on with …

Read More »

Joe Biden +9 Over Trump In Fox News National Poll

Fox News reports: Former Vice President Joe Biden bests President Donald Trump by nine points in a 2020 ballot test, in the first Fox News Poll since Biden became the de facto Democratic nominee. In a head-to-head presidential matchup, Biden is up by 49-40 percent over Trump, a lead that is outside the poll’s margin of sampling error. Another 11 …

Read More »

Sanders Acknowledges “Steep Road,” Still Assessing

Politico reports: Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders on Thursday acknowledged that “it’s going to be a very steep road” to defeat former Vice President Joe Biden in the 2020 Democratic primary, discussing in frank terms the challenges facing his already lagging campaign amid the coronavirus pandemic. The remarks from Sanders came during an interview with NPR that aired on Friday, during …

Read More »

MARYLAND: State Does Away With In-Person Voting

The Baltimore Sun reports: The Maryland Board of Elections is planning to do away with polling stations for the state’s already delayed primary. Voters would instead be required to mail in or drop off their ballots in an effort to limit coronavirus infections. If approved, the move would eliminate any need for Maryland’s more than 4 million registered voters to …

Read More »

Trump Threatens To Sue TV Stations Over “Virus” Ad

Mediaite reports: President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign is threatening to file lawsuits against local news outlets in several battleground states if they continue to air a political ad full of his attempts to downplay the coronavirus. Priorities USA, a liberal super PAC, crafted the ad entitled “Exponential Threat,” and it splices audio of Trump from recent weeks as he made …

Read More »

OHIO: Lawmakers Approve Move To All-Mail Primary

The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports: Ohio lawmakers on Wednesday approved a plan for an all-mail primary election running through April 28, the state legislature’s fix to wrap things up after the original March 17 Election Day was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. The bipartisan plan, approved unanimously by the House and Senate, would send postcards to every Ohioan with …

Read More »

Joe Biden: Trump’s Easter Plan Could Be “Catastrophic”

Reuters reports: Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden said on Wednesday that potential efforts by President Donald Trump to re-open American businesses in time for the Easter holiday could be “catastrophic.” Biden, the front-runner for the Democratic nomination to face Trump in the November election, said a quick return to normalcy could backfire. “Now he’s suggesting he wants to get the …

Read More »

Montana GOP Secretly Paid To Qualify Green Party

The Missoulian reports: A mystery of the 2020 election was solved Tuesday as it became clear the Montana Republican Party paid for an effort to qualify the Montana Green Party for the ballot this election. Earlier this year paid petitioners appeared in Montana’s larger cities gathering signatures to qualify the Greens to run candidates this cycle, even though the Montana …

Read More »

NEVADA: Primary To Be Conducted Entirely By Mail

CNN reports: The Nevada primary scheduled for June 9 will go ahead as scheduled, but will be conducted only with absentee ballots, Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske [photo] announced Tuesday evening. This decision does not affect the results of Nevada’s presidential caucus that took place in February. The state said all active registered voters will automatically receive a ballot in …

Read More »

Bernie Sanders To Participate In Next Dem Debate

The New York Times reports: Senator Bernie Sanders plans to participate in the Democratic presidential debate in April if one is held, his campaign said on Tuesday, the strongest indication yet that he plans to continue competing against Joseph R. Biden Jr. in the 2020 primary for the foreseeable future. The Democratic National Committee has said previously that there would …

Read More »

GEORGIA: All Voters To Get Mail-In Primary Ballot

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports: Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger announced Tuesday that all of Georgia’s 6.9 million active voters will be mailed absentee ballot request forms for the May 19 primary, a major push to encourage voting by mail during the coronavirus pandemic. The absentee voting effort will allow Georgians to decide on their choices for president and other elected …

Read More »

Trump Camp Scrambles To Gaslight On Early Response

Politico reports: Team Trump is rushing to rewrite the early narrative about the president’s response to coronavirus. Faced with endless video clips of Donald Trump downplaying the escalating outbreak, Trump aides and allies are working furiously to instead highlight the president’s recent actions and comments. Their effort comprises three tactics: Blanket supporters with detailed timelines of every action the Trump …

Read More »

Ex-Campaign Aides Sue Bloomberg For Promised Pay

Politico reports: Former campaign workers for Mike Bloomberg are suing the billionaire former presidential candidate for fraud, alleging in a nationwide class action lawsuit that as many as 2,000 employees were promised to be paid though the general election before he laid them off. Plaintiffs in the class action include two organizers who halted the interview process for other jobs …

Read More »

Mississippi Postpones GOP Primary Runoff Over Virus

The Associated Press reports: Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves announced Friday that he is postponing the March 31 Republican primary runoff in the state’s 2nd Congressional District because of the coronavirus. The new date is June 23. Mississippi joins a number of other states that have postponed elections amid the global pandemic. “We face an unprecedented health crisis. Conducting an election …

Read More »

Biden And Sanders Both +7 Over Trump In New Poll

The Economist reports: Both Democratic presidential candidates, former Vice President Joe Biden (D) and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) beat out President Trump in a new national poll among voters. The poll, released by The Economist/YouGov, found that 48 percent of registered voters would cast their vote for Biden “if an election for president were going to be held now” between …

Read More »

Indiana Becomes Seventh State To Postpone Primary

The Indianapolis Star reports: Gov. Eric Holcomb signed an executive order Friday to move the primary election from May 5 to June 2 and will take steps to ensure that all Hoosiers have the option to vote by mail. Holcomb was joined by Secretary of State Connie Lawson and the leaders of the Indiana Republican and Democratic parties to signal …

Read More »

Bloomberg Transfers Campaign Assets To Dem Party

The Washington Post reports: Former New York mayor Mike Bloomberg has decided to donate significant components of his shuttered presidential campaign to the Democratic Party, a historic bequest that includes an $18 million cash infusion to organize for the general election in swing states. The decision, which exploits a provision in campaign finance law available only to federal candidates, amounts …

Read More »

Fox Celebrates Trump “Easily” Clinching Nomination

Posted this morning by Fox News: It was no surprise when President Trump captured enough delegates this week to become the presumptive Republican presidential nominee – but what has been unusual is the sheer number of votes he’s racked up in a virtually non-competitive primary. Trump has won about twice as many votes in most state primaries as predecessors Barack …

Read More »

New Ad From Never Trumpers: “Why Did Trump Lie?”

Politico reports: An anti-President Trump group of Republicans released a new ad Thursday blasting the president’s messaging over the coronavirus pandemic. The ad, released by Republicans for the Rule of Law, shows President Trump at the World Economic Forum in January being asked whether there were “words of a pandemic” and the president responding “no, not at all.” The ad …

Read More »

Trump Campaign, RNC Suspend In-Person Fundraisers

CNBC reports: President Donald Trump’s campaign and the Republican National Committee are suspending in-person fundraising events and will raise money through a digital platform as the coronavirus pandemic continues to impact the 2020 election. “President Trump and the RNC have the strongest fundraising operation in presidential history and our unmatched data and digital operation make us uniquely equipped to sustain …

Read More »