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    Meghan McCain defended President Donald Trump’s voters Monday, kicking off her return to ABC’s “The View” by saying that media needed to be more respectful of them. McCain blamed the media in part, saying that the disrespect that was often shown to Trump voters was part of the reason that the 2020 presidential election was closer than many thought it might have been. (RELATED: ‘Everyone Hates You’: Meghan McCain Flames Bill De Blasio Over ‘Private Party’ In Times Square) WATCH: McCain, who had just returned to the show from maternity leave, jumped into the conversation after cohost Sunny Hostin referred to Trump’s efforts to contest the election results as a “coup.” “I think that rhetoric is dangerous,” McCain said. “I think saying we’re going to have martial law and it’s a coup — I’m here in D.C. They’re setting up for the inauguration right now. There’s not going to...
    Despite Trump's claims, most states will take days to weeks to finalize their ballot counts. In an ad set to be released Tuesday, Pennsylvania's Democratic governor cautioned that voters shouldn't expect definitive results on election night. "These are unprecedented times. Because of the coronavirus, there were millions of votes cast by mail so it may take longer than usual to count every vote," Gov. Tom Wolf says in the ad. "The folks in our election offices — your neighbors, family, and friends, are working hard ensuring every single vote is counted," he added. He assured voters that their ballots will count, even if it takes a few days to tally them.
    If the polls are to be believed, Joe Biden is about to be elected president. And if history is any indicator, Democrats will assume they have a mandate. Parties and movements that win power almost always assume the public endorses what they think have been selling. They usually don’t. Bill Clinton in 1993 and 1994 might be the poster child for this phenomenon, but it’s a predictable pitfall of a winning campaign. The worst disasters occur when people get elected (or re-elected) and try to implement policies that weren’t even litigated during the election, much less decided. That’s probably too strong. I’m sure “fixing Social Security” was in all George W. Bush’s stump speeches, it’s just that I don’t think it was on anyone’s mind in November of 2004 (unless, maybe, they worked at the Heritage Foundation). This is where Democrats may find themselves. If Joe Biden gets elected, it...
    Texans will not be required to wear face masks when casting election ballots during the coronavirus pandemic after a federal appeals court halted an order that would be mandated voters to don the coverings.  Late Wednesday, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals blocked an order issued the prior day by a San Antonio federal judge that invalidated an exemption for polling places included in Gov. Greg Abbott's statewide mask mandate.  The trio of judges on the appellate panel, all appointed by President Trump, granted what's known as a short-term administrative stay, effectively stopping the federal judge's ruling from taking effect while the court weighs whether it will uphold the decision or strike it down during the appeals process.  NEVADA U.S. ATTORNEY ANNOUNCES 'DISTRICT ELECTION OFFICER' TO HANDLE GROWING CONCERNS OF ELECTION FRAUD Abbott's executive order that requires Texans to wear a face-covering in public spaces in counties that have at least 20 positive COVID-19 cases...
    Back in August, a study showed the “shy voter” phenomenon was real, that up to 12 percent of Republican voters said they would not share their voting preference with a pollster. The thinking behind the “shy” or “hidden” voter phenomenon is that the polls do not accurately reflect what’s really happening out there. So on election night, when the votes are actually counted, President Donald Trump could shock the world again with a come-from-behind win. As we all know, this is what happened in 2016. Trump lost the national popular vote by only a few points, but won a bunch of states no one expected him to win, most especially state pollsters. Bad polling? Or do Trump voters hang up on pollsters? Do they lie to pollsters? There are all kinds of reasons to lie to pollsters. Republicans, Trump voters especially (and for good reason), despise the media. So why cooperate...
    SACRAMENTO —  Proposition 15 is arguably the most significant state measure on the Nov. 3 ballot. And that’s saying a lot because Californians will be voting on several very significant measures. With Proposition 15, voters are being asked to partially repeal a historic 1978 property tax cut that triggered a nationwide anti-tax revolt. That revered initiative, Proposition 13, has always been considered untouchable — the third rail of California politics. But labor unions, led by one representing schoolteachers, are trying to roll back part of it. Their effort is supported by tax-seeking big city mayors, including Eric Garcetti of Los Angeles. Proposition 13 passed in a landslide because homeowners were angry that their property taxes were constantly soaring as home values skyrocketed. Some retired seniors were being taxed out of their homes. Howard Jarvis, an apartment owners’ lobbyist, skillfully capitalized on the anger, promoting the initiative that dramatically lowered taxes...
    Most voters don’t expect the race for the White House to be settled on the night of the Nov. 3 general election, according to a new national poll. Sixty-three percent of likely voters nationwide questioned in a Quinnipiac University public opinion survey released on Wednesday said they won’t know the winner of the contest between Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and President Trump when they go to bed on Election Night. Just 30% of those questioned thought that a winner would be determined on Nov. 3. TRUMP WITH SLIGHT EDGE OVER BIDEN IN THREE KEY BATTLEGROUNDS: POLLS "Don't hold your breath on Election Night. Nearly two-thirds of likely voters don't anticipate going to bed on November 3rd with the election settled," Quinnipiac University polling analyst Tim Malloy highlighted. A surge in voting by absentee ballots due to heath concerns over voting in person at polling stations amid the coronavirus pandemic will...
    PHOENIX — No Democratic presidential candidate has won Arizona since 1996, and that was the only time it's happened since Harry Truman nabbed it in 1948. But the party is packing an aggressive pitch to voters there this year, particularly in voter-rich Maricopa County. Democrats have long had their eye on competing fiercely in Arizona, with its rising Latino community and former California residents who moved slightly east for the lower housing costs while continuing to reside in warm weather. And many traditional Arizona Republicans, in the Barry Goldwater and John McCain mold, aren't fans of President Trump's bellicose style and are ready to cross the aisle and back Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden. Democratic sights on Arizona began seriously in 2018, when then-Rep. Kyrsten Sinema won the state's open Senate seat that cycle. Sinema was the first Democrat to win a Senate race there since Dennis...
    Pennsylvania's highest court ruled on Thursday that the Green Party's presidential candidate can't be on the general election ballot because of a failure to closely follow nomination procedures. It's a decision that could help Democratic nominee Joe Biden in the battleground state that President Trump won in 2016 and it comes just days after a similar decision in another key swing state, Wisconsin.  With a 5-2 Democratic majority, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court overturned a Republican Commonwealth Court judge's ruling that Howie Hawkins could stay on the ballot in the state.   At issue was whether the Green Party properly filed nomination paperwork with the state. The court ruled that Elizabeth Faye Scroggin, the party's Pennsylvania stand-in candidate, did not properly append a candidate affidavit to her nomination papers, as the state election code requires. Instead, Scroggin faxed to the Bureau of Elections a slightly cut-off copy of an affidavit separate...
    With 50 days until the election, the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled on Monday that the Green Party will not be on the ballot in the state during the general election. According to CBS News campaign reporter Adam Brewster, that means clerks will not have to reprint 2.3 million ballots and can begin sending absentee ballots to voters who have requested them. Clerks are required to begin sending ballots by Thursday to the more than 1 million Wisconsinites who have requested absentee ballots. In a court filing last week, the Wisconsin Elections Commission (WEC) reported that clerks recorded sending more than 378,000 ballots, though it wasn't clear how many, if any, had actually been mailed. In the 4-3 decision, the court said it would be too chaotic to change the ballot at this point. "We agree with the Commission that requiring municipalities to print and send a second round of ballots to voters...
    Even though President Trump announced a list of 20 more people he would consider nominating to the Supreme Court, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden won't make his list public because it is made up of "radical" activists, not judges, Crisis Network President Carrie Severino said Thursday. In an interview on "Fox & Friends" with host Brian Kilmeade, the former law clerk for Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas said it is a "key issue" heading into November because the next president is going to have vacancies to fill on the Supreme Court. TRUMP’S SUPREME COURT LIST: PRESIDENT REVEALS NAMES OF 20 MORE PEOPLE HE’D CONSIDER NOMINATING "The contrast couldn't be more stark with Joe Biden. The liberals he is trying to appease ... are trying to pack the courts and they want judges who will rewrite those laws to a liberal end," Severino said. "It's no wonder he doesn't want to release his list because I think that list would be so radical the American people...
    Tom Boggioni September 7, 2020 2:13AM (UTC) This article originally appeared on Raw Story According to an analysis provided to the Washington Post, even if Donald Trump's fanbase turns out in high numbers in November, that might not be enough for him to be re-elected. Writing for the Post, Robert Griffin of the Democracy Fund Voter Study Group. claims the numbers don't work out for the embattled president if he can't expand his pool of potential voters. : Stating that the lead that Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has over Trump has remained remarkably stable, Griffin wrote that those in the president's camp who state turnout will be the key to his re-election are fooling themselves. "Turnout-centric strategies have become the go-to move for underdog campaigns: Despite the polls, the argument goes, our candidate has a chance if a particular group turns out in droves. During the Democratic primary race,...
    On a rare evening when he took top billing over his boss, Vice President Pence spotlighted President Trump’s accomplishments over the past four years and made the case for another term in the White House as he delivered his nomination acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention. But the vice president also painted a dark picture Wednesday of what the nation would look like if Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden wins November’s general election, warning that “you won’t be safe in Joe Biden’s America.” CRENSHAW HAILS COPS, NURSES, AS AMERICAN 'HEROES' VideoThe Trump re-election campaign previewed that the vice president would deliver an address with an "optimistic tone,” but Pence spent parts of his speech taking aim at the Democratic challenger and his party. Hammering home a theme the Trump campaign’s been voicing all summer, the vice president charged that “Joe Biden would be nothing more than a trojan horse...
    Don't expect to know the results of the 2020 election right away, warned a top official for the Federal Election Commission. Commissioner Ellen Weintraub told CNN on Monday that there is a "substantial chance" that changes taking place to the voting process because of the coronavirus pandemic will delay election results for the presidential and down-ballot contests. She noted that the infrastructure to support mail-in voting may not be prepared to return results the night of the contest, set for Tuesday, Nov. 3. "Let me just tell everybody: We’re all going to need to take a deep breath and be patient this year because, you know, there’s a substantial chance we are not going to know on election night what the results are, possibly for the presidency but maybe for many other races that are important to people. And that’s okay," Weintraub said. "If it takes a little bit longer...
    The Michigan appeals court has denied a request to require that absentee ballots be counted after the polls close on Election Day, arguing that the state’s deadline, which has been in place for more than 90 years, remains intact. The appeals court ruling was released Wednesday in a 2-1 decision. It comes after the League of Women Voters of Michigan and three voters sued in May, seeking a declaration that absentee ballots be counted as long as they are mailed on or before Election Day and are received within six days of the election. FILE: Jordan Smellie moves absentee ballots to be counted at City Hall in Garden City, Mich.  (AP) Judge David Sawyer wrote that the organizers of the ballot drive did not include a deadline in the initiative. "We follow the view that courts should typically defer to the Legislature in making policy decisions," he...
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