Tag Archives: 2020 elections

Sanders Campaign Wants Recount Of Iowa Recanvass

Axios reports: Both Buttigieg and Sanders requested partial recanvasses in Iowa last week after results were delayed and showed several errors following a software malfunction on caucus night. Sanders adviser Jeff Weaver said in a statement: “We now believe a recount will give Sen. Sanders enough State Delegate Equivalents to put him over the top by that metric as well. …

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Sanders +18 Over Biden In Delegate-Rich California

The San Jose Mercury News reports: With two weeks to go before election day, Bernie Sanders has blown open an 18-point lead in California’s Democratic presidential primary, a new poll released Tuesday found, distancing himself from a pack of more moderate rivals in a growing ideological battle for the heart of the party. The poll, conducted by the Public Policy …

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Sanders Spox Claims Bloomberg Has Had Heart Attacks

The Week reports: Bloomberg disclosed his 2000 heart operation for the first time in 2007. In December, he released a letter from his longtime physician, Dr. Stephen Sisson at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, attesting that Bloomberg is “in outstanding health,” though he developed an irregular heartbeat called an “atrial fibrillation” last year and is treating it with blood thinners. Bloomberg …

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REUTERS: Urban Polling Suggests 2020 Blue Wave

Reuters reports: As Republican President Donald Trump seeks a second term in November, Americans’ interest in voting is growing faster in large cities dominated by Democrats than in conservative rural areas, according to an analysis of Reuters/Ipsos national opinion polls. If the trend lasts until Election Day on Nov. 3, it would be a reversal from the 2016 election when …

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Sanders Won’t Release His Medical Records [VIDEO]

USA Today reports: Bernie Sanders said Tuesday night that he is not planning to release any additional medical records. Sanders, 78, suffered a heart attack in October during a campaign event. He had a blockage in one artery and two stents were inserted, his campaign said at the time. Speaking during CNN’s town hall in Las Vegas, Sanders was asked …

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Sanders’ Lead Widens In Third Straight National Poll

The Washington Post reports: Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), on the strength of his performances in Iowa and New Hampshire, has surged nationally and now holds a sizable lead over all of his rivals for the Democratic presidential nomination, according to a Washington Post-ABC News poll. Former vice president Joe Biden, who led Sanders in a Post-ABC national poll in January, …

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Buttigieg: At Least I’ve Never Had To Pay Off Porn Stars

Politico reports: Rush Limbaugh said last week that America isn’t ready to elect a gay man who kisses his husband onstage. Trump, however, suggested last week that he would vote for a gay presidential candidate. Asked if he takes the president at his word, Buttigieg told CNN’s Erin Burnett at a Las Vegas town hall: “Not if he’s sending out …

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Bloomberg To Sell Company If Elected, Campaign Says

The Associated Press reports: Mike Bloomberg would sell the financial data and media company he created in the 1980s — which bears his name and made him a multibillionaire — if he is elected U.S. president, a top adviser said Tuesday. Bloomberg would put Bloomberg LP into a blind trust, and the trustee would then sell the company, adviser Tim …

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2019 Clip Shows Bloomberg Calling Trans People “It”

Dominic Holden reports at Buzzfeed News: A newly uncovered video shows Democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg in 2019 describing transgender people as “he, she, or it” and “some guy in a dress” who enters girls locker rooms — invoking a conservative cliché as he argued that transgender rights are toxic for presidential candidates trying to reach Middle America. And yet, …

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POLL: Three-Way Tie In Super Tuesday North Carolina

Raleigh’s NBC affiliate reports: Two weeks out from North Carolina’s March 3 primary, three Democrats are in essentially a dead heat for the state’s presidential nomination, according to a new WRAL News poll. Former New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg and U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders each garnered 22 percent support, while former Vice President Joe Biden was at 20 percent in …

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Sanders +12 Over Biden In WSJ/NBC National Poll

NBC News reports: Sen. Bernie Sanders has jumped out to a double-digit national lead in the Democratic presidential contest after his victory in New Hampshire’s primary and his second-place finish for delegates in Iowa’s disorganized caucuses. Former Vice President Joe Biden has seen his support drop by 11 points since his disappointing finishes in both contests, according to a new …

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Sanders Issues “Proud To Be Jewish” Campaign Video

The Times of Israel reports: Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has released a new campaign video in which he says he is “very proud to be Jewish” and that he looks forward to “becoming the first Jewish president in the history of this country.” The two minute and 40 second video also blames President Trump for a rise in anti-Semitic …

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Sanders Wins Endorsement Of National Latino Group

Politico reports: A prominent national Latino group is endorsing Bernie Sanders four days ahead of the caucuses in Nevada, a state with a significant Hispanic electorate. Mijente, a grass-roots organization that mobilizes Latinx and Chicanx voters, decided to make its first-ever presidential endorsement in response to President Donald Trump’s rhetoric and policies targeting Latinos. The endorsement adds to the growing …

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VIRGINIA: Sanders And Bloomberg Tied, +4 Over Biden

Richmond’s NBC News affiliate reports: A new poll from Monmouth University shows former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Senator Bernie Sanders are tied for the lead in Virginia in the race to be the Democratic presidential nominee. Both Bloomberg and Sanders have 22% support with former Vice President Joe Biden close behind with 18% of the vote. Pete …

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Bloomberg Qualifies For Tomorrow’s Dem Debate

The Associated Press reports: Billionaire Mike Bloomberg has qualified for the upcoming Democratic presidential debate, marking the first time he’ll stand alongside the rivals he has so far avoided by bypassing the early voting states and using his personal fortune to define himself through television ads. A new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll published Tuesday shows Bloomberg with 19% support nationally in …

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Sanders +12 Over Bloomberg In Latest National Poll

PBS NewsHour reports: Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders has opened up a double-digit lead in the Democratic nominating contest, according to a new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll. Sanders has 31% support nationally, up 9 points since December, the last time the poll asked about Democratic voters’ preferences. His next closest contender has 19%. But that second-place rival is former New York Mayor …

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Activists Work To Sink US House Bid Of Anti-LGBT Dem

The New York Daily News reports: Opponents of a Bronx pol infamous for homophobic comments are taking the fight to his base, launching a campaign seeking to inform Christians and Spanish-speaking voters about his controversial record. The Bronx United political action committee launched over the weekend with English- and Spanish-language videos casting Councilman Ruben Diaz Sr. as a bigot and …

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Politico: Rivals Fears Sanders Is Becoming Unstoppable

Politico reports: Bernie Sanders is becoming harder to stop. Nevada is where his opponents are starting to realize it. Advisers to three rival campaigns privately conceded over the weekend that the best anyone else could hope for here is second or third. Some of them gape at the crowd sizes at Sanders’ events — like the swarm of supporters who …

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New Bloomberg Ad Scorches “Abusive Bernie Bros”

The Wrap reports: In the ad, posted early Monday morning, tweets from a handful of Sanders backers, featuring memes and hashtags like #BernieOrElse, appear on the screen. “Vote Bernie or bad things will happen,” warns one tweet. Another says, “Libs who are flirting with Bloomberg now should be aware that they are going on lists. Next time they pretend to …

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Topless Protesters Disrupt Sanders Event [VIDEO]

The New York Post reports: A topless protester disrupted Sen. Bernie Sanders’ campaign rally in Nevada on Sunday — moments after Mayor Bill de Blasio introduced the Democratic presidential candidate to the stage. De Blasio had just introduced Sanders to the crowd in Carson City as the “next president of the United States,” when Sanders entered the stage with his …

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