Tag Archives: 2020 elections

Biden On Trump Taking Drug: Absolutely Irresponsible

Yahoo News reports: Former Vice President Joe Biden, speaking publicly for the first time about President Trump’s controversial announcement Monday that he was taking hydroxychloroquine to prevent coronavirus infection, reacted, as many Americans did, with bafflement. “It’s like saying maybe if you inject Clorox into your blood it may cure you,” Biden said at a Yahoo News town hall on …

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Polls Show Joe Biden Leading Trump In GA, AZ, FL, VA

Forbes reports: A poll from Roanoke College in Virginia showed Biden leading Trump by 12 points in the state that Hillary Clinton won by just 5 points in 2016, solidifying the notion that the state is rapidly falling out of the swing state category. In Arizona, which Clinton lost by 4 points, Biden leads by 7 points according to a …

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Appeals Court Affirms NY Dem Primary Must Happen

Albany’s ABC News affiliate reports: A federal appeals court has given a green light to New York state’s June 23 Democratic presidential primary. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday agreed with a lower court judge who ruled that the primary must include the contest over the state’s objections. Three appeals judges on Friday heard arguments but demonstrated …

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LGBT Group To Host Utah GOP Gubernatorial Debate

Ben Winslow reports at Salt Lake City’s Fox affiliate: The Republican candidates seeking to lead one of the reddest states in the nation have all agreed to appear in a forum on LGBTQ issues. Equality Utah, a political advocacy organization for LGBTQ rights, will host the GOP candidates for governor in an online forum on Friday, FOX 13 confirmed. Thomas …

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Republicans Plan To Deploy 50,000 “Poll Watchers”

The New York Times reports: The Republican program, which has gained steam in recent weeks, envisions recruiting up to 50,000 volunteers in 15 key states to monitor polling places and challenge ballots and voters deemed suspicious. That is part of a $20 million plan that also allots millions to challenge lawsuits by Democrats and voting-rights advocates seeking to loosen state …

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Potential “Seismic Shift” Against Trump Among Seniors

FiveThirtyEight reports: In 2016 President Trump performed best among voters 65 years and older. He also won among those between the ages of 45 and 64. So looking ahead to November, you might expect Trump to once again do well with older voters. However, recent public polls — and the president’s own private polling — suggest that Trump may be …

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GOP Poll-Tested 20 Attacks On Biden, All Ineffective

Meditiate reports: President Donald Trump has been relentless in his political attacks on former Vice President Joe Biden, despite the fact that the RNC recently poll-tested 20 different lines of attack against Biden and found that none of them were effective. Trump’s latest line of attack has been the ill-defined conspiracy theory known as “Obamagate” — which Mediaite founder Dan …

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Rep. Justin Amash Drops Plan To Run For President

The Washington Post reports: Rep. Justin Amash, the Michigan congressman who left the Republican Party last year, said on Twitter that he will not run for president this year after saying last month that he would seek the Libertarian Party’s nomination. “After much reflection, I’ve concluded that circumstances don’t lend themselves to my success as a candidate for president this …

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Politico Exhumes Tara Reade’s “Manipulative” Past

Politico reports: Over the past decade, Tara Reade has left a trail of aggrieved acquaintances in California’s Central Coast region, who say they remember two things about her — she spoke favorably about her time working for Biden, and she left them feeling duped. As part of an investigation into Reade’s allegations against Biden — charges that are already shaping …

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Joe Biden +6 Over Trump In Battleground State Florida

The Hill reports: Former Vice President Joe Biden holds a 6-point lead over President Trump in Florida, according to a Florida Atlantic University poll released Friday. The poll, which was conducted May 8-12 and reported a margin of error of 3.1 percentage points, showed Biden at 53 percent support while Trump got 47 percent. In a March poll from the …

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Biden: If Elected I Would Not Pardon Trump [VIDEO]

NBC News reports: Former Vice President Joe Biden said Thursday that he would not pardon President Donald Trump if elected and insisted any prosecutorial decisions would be left to a more independent Justice Department. Answering questions in a virtual town hall-style event on MSNBC Thursday, the Democratic presidential hopeful was asked by a voter about whether he’d follow the lead …

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Pew Survey: 77% Of Gen Z Voters Disapprove Of Trump

Courthouse News reports: Generation Z is the most racially and ethnically diverse generation the United States has ever seen, with decidedly progressive political leanings, the Pew Research Center reported Thursday. The oldest Gen Zers turn 23 this year, and 24 million of them will be eligible to vote in the November 2020 presidential election, comprising 1 in 10 eligible voters. …

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Trump Admin Preps For Potential Biden Transition

Politico reports: The administration sent a report outlining its transition activities to two congressional committees on Wednesday night, announcing it has created a transition planning group — the White House Transition Coordinating Council, which will advise executive departments and agencies on preparation for a potential transition — and detailing other aspects of a handoff between administrations. The administration has also …

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Joe Biden Widens Lead To +8 In Reuters National Poll

Reuters reports: More Americans have grown critical of President Donald Trump over the past month as the death toll mounts from the coronavirus pandemic and he now trails Democratic challenger Joe Biden by 8 percentage points among registered voters, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll released on today. The poll conducted on Monday and Tuesday showed that 41% of U.S. …

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AOC To Co-Chair Biden’s Climate Change Task Force

CNN reports: Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez will co-chair a task force for Joe Biden’s campaign on climate change, a source with direct knowledge of the planning tells CNN, a move that adds progressive credentials to the former vice president’s effort to unify the party ahead of the general election. The group is one of several task forces being formed to …

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Politico: Trump Getting “Trounced” Among Biden Haters

Politico reports: President Donald Trump is losing a critical constituency: voters who see two choices on the ballot — and hate them both. Unlike in 2016, when a large group of voters who disliked both Trump and Hillary Clinton broke sharply for Trump, the opposite is happening now, according to public polling and private surveys conducted by Republicans and Democrats …

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New Biden Ad Eviscerates Trump On Lack On Response

The Week reports: “April turns into May,” the narrator intones over dramatic strings. “The virus doesn’t disappear. There is no miracle. The cases mount, the death toll grows, more than 33 million Americans lose their jobs to the pandemic. Unemployment reaches Great Depression–era levels.” “Donald Trump doesn’t understand. We have an economic crisis because we have a public health crisis. …

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Senate Map Shifts Towards Democrats Amid Pandemic

NBC News reports: Back on February 5, when there was not yet a single reported case of COVID-19 in the United States, the Cook Political Report listed three Republican Senate seats as “Tossups” and three more as “Lean Republican.” By the end of April, that had shifted to four Republicans in “Tossup” races and four more in “Lean Republican” races. …

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Seniors Are Bailing On Trump Over COVID Response

The New York Times reports: For years, Republicans and Mr. Trump have relied on older Americans, the United States’ largest voting bloc, to offset Democrats’ advantage with younger voters. But seniors are also the most vulnerable to the coronavirus, and the Trump campaign’s internal polls show his support among voters over age 65 softening to a concerning degree, people familiar …

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Biden Raises $2.7 Million In First Zoom Fundraiser

CBS News reports: Joe Biden’s first virtual fundraiser embracing the new rules of an agreement with the Democratic National Committee brought in big money in Friday night’s joint fundraiser. The virtual event raked in $2.7 million dollars, a source with direct knowledge on the fundraiser told CBS News, making it the most-successful night of fundraising for Biden’s campaign so far. …

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