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    The threat of election irregularities caused by potential voter fraud is a concern for Republicans in this upcoming election. That includes Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL), who expects more fraud in the November 3 election than any election in U.S. history. During an interview with Mobile, AL radio’s FM Talk 106.5, Brooks said there was private polling showing the GOP better positioned for the election than public polling shows. However, he said mail-in voting and voter fraud were two “wildcards” that could impact next month’s final tally. “I have a lot of uncertainty,” he said. “I don’t know how it is going to end up. I see the public polling. I see some of the better-conducted private polling, which shows the...
    Bob Cesca October 20, 2020 1:31PM (UTC) With the high-water mark of the election just 14 days away, the tragedy of Nov. 8, 2016, haunts me more and more.  Four years ago, nearly everyone, including Donald Trump himself, was convinced Hillary Clinton was all but guaranteed a resounding victory. I remember articles predicting that Clinton would win the entire East Coast, including South Carolina. Later, following the third debate of that campaign season, I distinctly recall watching Steve Schmidt on MSNBC announcing in his dramatic monotone, "Hillary Clinton will be the 45th president of the United States." Election forecasters from Nate Silver to Sabato's Crystal Ball agreed. : None of that happened, of course, for a variety of reasons, including the...
    (CNN)As another high-stakes confrontation between Democrats and Republicans went down to the wire, Chief Justice John Roberts again crept left and sided with the liberals.Roberts' vote on Monday night, in a ballot dispute in the battleground state of Pennsylvania critical to President Donald Trump's reelection bid, led to a 4-4 Supreme Court deadlock. That left in place a Pennsylvania court decision allowing mailed ballots to be counted up to three days after Election Day, despite familiar yet unfounded claims from Republicans regarding "the taint of" illegal ballots.It was not the first time Roberts, a 2005 appointee of Republican George W. Bush, has moved left in a highly charged partisan case to cinch the outcome, but it may be one of...
    (CNN)As the US grapples with an election season rampant with mistrust and conspiracy theories, federal officials are warning Americans about threats to undermine the integrity of the vote -- and how to avoid them. Mail-in ballots, massive turnout and the pandemic could combine to delay the outcome of this year's presidential election, providing a wide window for scammers and others to spread false information. Social media is again populated by false election claims. Adding to the confusion, Microsoft says Russian, Chinese and Iranian hackers have targeted people and organizations involved in the election."A significant number of Americans appear susceptible to believing unproven claims," Daniel A. Cox, director of the Survey Center on American Life and co-author of a report on...
    (CNN)The national environment has worsened so much for President Donald Trump that Democrats are now competing in once-red House districts, while Republicans are trying to stem their losses.Seven of the 10 seats on CNN's ranking of districts most likely to flip partisan control are now held by Republicans -- one more than two weeks ago, which reflects the degree to which the battlefield has shifted in Democrats' favor. The rankings are based on CNN's reporting, as well as polling, fundraising and advertising spending data.Latest House and Senate ratings show Democrats increasingly competitive in Republican areas It's hard to underscore how remarkable the shift in the landscape is. After Democrats' historic gains in the 2018 midterms, Republicans thought they'd be on...
    We begin today’s roundup with a run down of the nearly six dozen lies Trump has told over the last few days on the trail as he hosts one superspreader event after another. From CNN’s Daniel Dale: President Donald Trump's dishonesty is getting worse. Trump has been reliably deceptive for his entire presidency, filling his speeches and tweets with lies and other false statements. The frequency and magnitude of his deception tends to accelerate, however, during campaign season -- when he complements his usual ad-libbed inaccuracy with a barrage of inaccurate statements that are written into his speech scripts. For fact checkers, the period from Friday through Sunday was one of the most challenging of Trump's entire presidency: he made at least...
    (CNN)Former Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele endorsed Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden on Tuesday, saying the former vice president "will pursue options that work towards healing the divide" worsened by President Donald Trump. Steele was the first African American to be elected to statewide office in Maryland, serving as lieutenant governor from 2003 to 2007. He was also the first African American to serve as chairman of the RNC.Steele joined the Lincoln Project, a group of Republicans opposing Trump's reelection, in August. "Many of Donald Trump's supporters bring legitimate concerns to the table. During my time leading the GOP, I endeavored to address these and other grievances through the lens of unity and growth. But Trump has energized the...
    Joe Biden and Donald TrumpGetty Images The finish line is in sight, and the contenders have leaned into their final sprints. Just two weeks remain until Election Day, a grand finale to a cacophonous campaign cycle that Republican President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden both insist will define no less than the "soul" of the United States. While the former vice president emerged from the Democratic primaries less than a year earlier, the 2020 race has been underway practically since Trump took office in early 2017, when he resumed holding his signature campaign-style rallies. In the final two weeks before Nov. 3, Trump is packing his schedule with boisterous in-person events as he works to narrow his polling...
    Spencer Platt | Getty Images News | Getty Images The S&P 500 is up about 5% since the end of July, and that higher market historically would be a sign President Donald Trump will remain in the White House, if stocks hold their gains into the election. But strategists say the so-called stock market indicator may not be working this year, and it looks like the market is betting on a win by former Vice President Joe Biden instead. Biden leads by 8.9% in RealClearPolitics average of major polls. "You could say the market is discounting that Trump is going to lose," said Daniel Clifton, Strategas Research head of policy research. "Normally, the S&P predicts the presidential election, but that's...
    Chauncey DeVega October 20, 2020 11:00AM (UTC) With just two weeks to go, trailing badly in most polls, how can Donald Trump possibly win the 2020 election? That question and its attendant assumptions are dominating the conventional wisdom regarding the 2020 presidential election. The question itself is not unreasonable, and the evidence in support of the assumed answer (that Trump cannot possibly win) is substantial, if not overwhelming. : Donald Trump trails by approximately 11 percentage points among likely voters in national polls. If that trend continues through Nov. 3, he would suffer one of the worst defeats in recent American political history. More than 26 million people have already voted, four times the number at this stage in 2016. A majority of these...
    A STARK naked man was caught on camera stealing a Joe Biden campaign sign from his neighbour's front yard in the middle of the night. Footage from the homeowner's Ring security camera in Albuquerque showed the security light switching on as the man walked onto the driveway and tried to remove the 'Biden, Harris 2020' sign. ⚠️ Follow our US election 2020 live blog for the latest news & updates 3The man was caught stealing the sign during the nightCredit: Reddit 3The sign thief was completely naked Credit: Reddit Unable to remove the metal frame from the ground, the naked man settled for the cardboard campaign sign. The Reddit user who shared the clip said it happened in the...
    When the Biden campaign began slowly scheduling in-person fundraising events at the beginning of the summer after months of entirely virtual campaigning, some staffers weren’t sure that the juice would be worth the squeeze. Were the potential health risks and logistical stresses posed by having the former vice president in a pandemic worth a fundraiser that might only bring in enough money to cover the costs? “You have to remember, people were still talking about a capital-D depression,” one top fundraiser told The Daily Beast, remembering one June fundraiser in New Mexico that brought in just $25,000. “It almost felt dirty, asking people—even wealthy people—who were convinced that the sky was going to fall for money.” Smash-cut to two weeks...
    SAN FRANISCO (KPIX) – The United States Post Office prides itself on on-time delivery. So, with just weeks to go until Election Day and more people than ever voting by mail, KPIX’s Kenny Choi decided to put the Bay Area’s mail service to the test. Every day, 15-to-20 million pieces of Bay Area mail arrive at one of three giant processing facilities in San Francisco, Oakland and San Jose, where they are sorted, postmarked and sent off to their final destinations. First-class mail is supposed to arrive locally in 1-3 business days. But some Bay Area residents are skeptical. “It’s not coming in, it’s not going out,” said Nancy Brown. Brown lives in Campbell, where there have...
    (CNN)The Supreme Court on Monday rejected on a 4-4 vote a Republican ploy to have the Court intervene in a case from the Pennsylvania Supreme Court -- and therefore potentially every election law dispute in the country. But far from a major Democratic win, the decision could spell bad news for the future of voting rights protections. The implications of this decision, with Judge Amy Coney Barrett waiting in the wings to cast the tiebreaking vote in a similar case if -- as expected -- the Senate confirms her nomination to be a justice, are enormous. Joshua A. Douglas Pennsylvania Republicans had challenged a voting rights ruling rendered by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court under the Pennsylvania Constitution to extend the...
            by Jed Babbin  Last week’s New York Post stories revealed a web of corruption that began with Joe Biden’s son, Hunter, and ended by implicating the presidential candidate in regard to Burisma, the Ukrainian natural gas company, and CEFC, a Chinese energy company. The Post’s revelations about Joe Biden’s son, Hunter, were derived from emails found on a laptop abandoned in 2019 at a computer repair shop owned by one John Paul “Mac” Isaac. The computer was seized by the FBI but only after Isaac had copied the hard drive. Trump lawyer and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani apparently obtained a copy from Isaac and shared its information with the Post. An email from Hunter Biden reported...
    The Supreme Court on Monday night ruled in favor of allowing ballots cast in Pennsylvania to be counted up to three days after the polls close next month, denying a Republican attempt to have the late counting stopped. The eight justices - they are awaiting confirmation of Ruth Bader Ginsburg's replacement - found themselves tied. As a result, the Republican attempt to stop the new voting rules was not successful. The four conservative justices - Brett Kavanaugh, Neil Gorsuch, Samuel Alito and Clarence Thomas - all voted in favor of stopping the count. The three liberal justices - Elena Kagan, Stephen Breyer and Sonia Sotomayor - all voted to allow Pennsylvania to proceed as planned. Chief Justice John Roberts sided...
    Anthony Weiner has emerged just two weeks before the election to deny his underage sexting scandal led Hillary Clinton to lose the 2016 presidential race and helped put Donald Trump in office. The 56-year-old former Congressman and registered sex offender saw his career unravel in August 2016 when DailyMail.com revealed Weiner had been sexting a 15-year-old girl, which led to an FBI probe in which agents found e-mails from Hillary Clinton’s secret server.   Then just 11 days before the 2016 election then-FBI director James Comey notified Congress they were re-opening an investigation into Clinton’s storage of classified information on a private e-mail server citing Weiner’s laptop. President Donald Trump said Hunter Biden's 'lap top from hell', that purportedly implicates Joe...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – In some ways, it seems like some of the factors that were in play back in 2000 have returned in 2020. There’s stoking fears about socialism and communism as well as efforts to cast doubt on the validity of the results of the election. Former federal prosecutor Kendall Coffey, who was also a key member of the Gore-Lieberman team in the presidential recount litigation, joined Lauren Pastrana and Eliott Rodriguez on CBS4 News at 7 to talk about some of the lessons both campaigns can take from the chaos of 2000. “Well, I think both campaigns are very, very ready on legal issues. They’ve been war gaming this thing for months. They’ve got plenty of lawyers on...
    (CNN)There are 50 US states, but just a handful can decide the election. Since most states already lean strongly conservative or liberal, President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden will spend the last two weeks of the campaign targeting battleground areas where shifting a few thousand voters could be critical to sweeping up their state's support in the decisive Electoral College. The nine states below will likely decide who lives in the White House after January 20, 2021. We've included the number of electoral votes each state is assigned, as well as how they voted in 2016 and CNN's current ratings of each state race. The threshold to win the presidency is 270 electoral votes.Michigan. 16 electoral votes. Trump...
    Election Day is Nov. 3, 2020.RELATED: 2020 Illinois vote questions answered, on mailing ballots, early voting, Election Day rules and moreClick here for information on voting, polling places, and everything else you need to know for Election Day.*Note: Clicking on the candidates' names highlighted in blue will take you to their information page or directly to their websites.UNITED STATES PRESIDENTRELATED: Steps to becoming the US presidentDEMOCRATBIDEN, JOSEPH R. & HARRIS, KAMALA D.REPUBLICANTRUMP, DONALD J. & PENCE, MICHAEL R. (I)GREENHAWKINS, HOWIE & WALKER, ANGELAPARTY FOR SOCIALISM AND LIBERATIONLA RIVA, GLORIA & PELTIER, LEONARD AMERICAN SOLIDARITY PARTYCARROLL, BRIAN & PATEL, AMARLIBERTARIANJORGENSEN, JO & COHEN, JEREMY "SPIKE"UNITED STATES SENATORDEMOCRATDURBIN, RICHARD J. (I)REPUBLICANCURRAN JR., MARK C.WILLIE WILSON PARTYWILSON, WILLIE L.GREENBLACK, DAVID F.LIBERTARIANMALOUF, DANNYUNITED STATES...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- Every day until the election, Eyewitness News will have a special election edition of "The Countdown" to get you caught up with all of the day's political and campaign news.You can watch it online, on the ABC7NY app or on our Connected TV apps for Fire, Roku, Apple TV and Android TV. Click here to learn more.Monday, Oct. 19Trump attacks FauciThere are only 15 days to go until the presidential election and if President Trump is trying to shift the conversation away from the pandemic, he has an interesting way of doing so. On Monday, he attacked Dr. Fauci, the nation's most respected infectious disease expert, and called him a "disaster."Campaign trailPresident Trump was in Arizona...
    The 2020 presidential election is 15 days away. If you’re in California, today is your last chance to use the state’s online voter registration system. But if you miss today’s deadline, you can still cast a ballot. Last year, California enacted conditional voter registration. Sometimes called “same-day voter registration,” conditional registration lets you register up until the day of the election at your county elections office or a community vote center. Your ballot will be processed and counted after county election officials verify your registration. Find voting centers and drop-off boxes in our interactive map Find voting centers and drop-off boxes in our interactive map You can register to vote in English, Spanish, Hindi, Chinese,...
    President Trump spent one of the last days before the election criticizing the administration’s top infectious disease expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci. "People are tired of hearing Fauci and these idiots, all these idiots who got it wrong," Trump said on a call with his campaign Monday, according to the New York Times. Trump also called Fauci a “nice” guy, but he said, “He’s been here for 500 years.” “Every time he goes on television, there’s always a bomb. But there’s a bigger bomb if you fire him. This guy’s a disaster,” Trump added. Later, when he landed in Arizona for the first of two rallies in the state, Trump told reporters that Fauci “loves being on...
    Amazon employees are pushing for the company to make Election Day a paid holiday. More than 6,400 Amazon workers have signed a petition calling for Election Day to be a paid day off, according to Amazon Employees for Climate Justice, a worker activist group. On Saturday, a few hundred people showed up in downtown Seattle to protest the company's current policy and register voters, according to the group. "Removing barriers to voting is critical to ensure we have a voice on the issues we care about," the petition reads. It notes that many Amazon workers might have trouble voting this year because of reduced polling locations or hours and the possibility of longer-than-usual waits in lines at the polls. ...
    Ottowa (CNN)It's a reflex many Canadians can't shake; watching the US election campaign is like rubber-necking a car crash across the highway. It's riveting, at times terrifying. Above all, you fear the debris could actually fall your way.Arguably no other country outside of the United States has as much at stake economically as the election campaign enters its final, dramatic weeks. And Canadians are feeling it."We're all watching the US election with close attention because of its potential impact on the Canadian economy and on Canadians," Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said during a press conference last week.Asked if his government is preparing for election disruptions or violence south of the border, Trudeau went further. "I think we're certainly all...
    DONALD Trump is "obsessed" with Hillary Clinton because he "never got over the fact she got 3million more votes," her daughter Chelsea has said. Clinton made the comments about her mom during an interview on The Real on Monday. ⚠️ Follow our US election 2020 live blog for the latest news & updates 2Chelsea made the comments on MondayCredit: The Real Daytime "He's obsessed with her!" she said. "I mean, he talks about her all the time. "He talks about her in interviews. He talks about her in rallies. He tweets about her." Chelsea then brought up the result of the 2016 election, where Clinton technically received more votes than Trump. "I think it’s really clear that he has...
    Because there hasn't been enough drama in 2020: Now an asteroid is on path to take a close flyby near Earth - the day before the election.The asteroid known as 2018 VP1 is about the size of a refrigerator and its hurtling toward Earth at speeds over 24,000 mph. It will come closest to the planet on Nov. 2.Scientists estimate there is a less than 1% chance it would actually strike the planet - and if it did, it would likely burn up in the atmosphere and not cause significant damage on the surface."It may buzz-cut Earth on Nov 2, the day before the Presidential Election," tweeted astronomer Neil deGrasse Tyson."It's not big enough to cause harm. So if the...
    19-year-old Tyler Okeke is working to change the voting age to 16.Okeke's a first-year student at the University of Chicago studying public policy but he's originally from South LA.His interest in politics started when he served as a student member of the LAUSD Board of Education in 2018."When it came to discussions that were being had about policy, usually, the discourse existed on the binary of whether a member supported charter schools and supported LA teachers. And sparingly, did it ever really come to a discussion about what's happening in the classroom or what the needs of students are," Okeke said.Now he's working as a Vote-at-16 Youth Organizer with Power California, which works to empower young people of color to...
    President Donald Trump said on a Monday campaign staff call that he plans on doing 5 rallies a day leading up to the election. “We are going to win,” the president said, according to New York Post reporter Ebony Bowden. “I wouldn’t have told you that maybe two or three weeks ago.” On campaign staff call just now, President Trump says he plans to do five rallies a day leading up to election. “We are going to win. I wouldn’t have told you that maybe two or three weeks ago,” he says, admitting it wasn’t easy to go from hospital back to campaign trail. — Ebony Bowden (@ebonybowden) October 19, 2020 “We’re going to win. You’re going to work...
    BARACK Obama has said that "every issue young people care about" from "police misconduct" to climate change is on the ballot. The former president released a new video, explaining that the November 3 election is "not just presidential candidates on the ticket." ⚠️ Follow our US election 2020 live blog for the latest news & updates 2The former president has released another videoCredit: Twitter Obama captioned the video: "From police reform to funding our schools, the officials with the most power to change the issues we care about in our communities are often found at the state and local levels. So educate yourselves up and down the ticket, make a plan to vote, and vote." The former president went...
    Mother Jones illustration; Chris Kleponis/CNP/Zuma For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis, the election, and more, subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter.If you’ve had any conversations about politics lately, you’ve probably heard the sentiment or even expressed it yourself: “I’m exhausted.” It has become a common response to the relentless chaos, falsehoods, and demagoguery coming from the president. Score one for Donald Trump whenever someone wilts under the barrage. What can seem like dizzying insanity is by design. If you aren’t among the minority of Americans subscribing to the Trump cult, then he wants you to give up. When people are constantly pummeled with confusion, conflict, and outrage, some will stop paying attention and check out. There’s work to...
    Socialist candidate Louis Ars is already receiving congratulatory messages. “We have to lead the opposition and we will make Bolivia proud,” Mesa said on Twitter on Monday morning. He also thanked the voters who supported him. The country’s interim president, Jeanine Ages, says the results so far suggest Ars has won. “We do not have an official number yet, but from the data we have, Mr. Ars and [vice-presidential candidate] Mr. [David] Chokhuwanga has won the election. I congratulate the winners, ”Ages said on Twitter. Ars, who is leading the race, represents the movement for socialism, a party led by former President Evo Morales that is currently in exile in Argentina. Arles, who was chosen by Morales as his successor,...
    People wait in line to vote in Decatur, Ga., Monday, Oct. 12, 2020. (Ben Gray/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP) This election, many voters are concerned about voting in person due to the fear of coronavirus, preexisting medical issues, waiting in long lines, and other factors that could risk their health and safety. However, many voters are also concerned about mailing in their absentee ballot due to the Republican efforts to make voting by mail more difficult using the US Postal Service. No matter how you vote, the election on November 3 will be an election to decide the future of American democracy.  To help decrease some of the anxiety and fear voters have about voting in person, Shield the Vote...
    Q: HOW WILL THE ELECTION AFFECT CONTROL OF CONGRESS? The makeup of Congress will be determined by the general election, with both parties needing a majority to control the House or Senate. Democrats seem to have a good chance at winning a Senate majority, while their control of the House is not in serious doubt. Republicans hold the Senate 53-47. Democrats must gain at least three seats to win control, or four if President Donald Trump is reelected and Vice President Mike Pence can break a tie. Only one-third of the 100 Senate seats up are for reelection since senators serve six-year terms. This year, 35 Senate seats are up for grabs, and around a dozen GOP-held seats and...
    Democrats have come up with a plan to respond if President Donald Trump disputes the results of the November 3 election, refuses to submit to a peaceful transfer of power, or otherwise attempts to disrupt the process should Joe Biden win, CNN reported. Trump has repeatedly broadly hinted that he may not be willing to accept an election loss. For example, in August he told his supporters that, “the only way we’re going to lose this election is if the election is rigged.” Similarly, just this weekend, at a Michigan campaign rally, he suggested that he may not go peacefully if the former vice president is declared the winner. “They say we want a fair and friendly transition. I say,...
    New York (CNN Business)The election is only 15 days away. But no matter who wins the US presidential contest in November, one of the most pressing problems for the administration to solve will be America's broken jobs market."The harsh reality is that whoever the president is on January 20 has his work cut out for him," said Beth Ann Bovino, S&P Global chief US economist, in a new report on Monday. "While the US is no longer careening toward a depression, labor market data shows the economy mired in a weak recovery, with the unemployment rate still high, at 7.9% -- above or equal to the peak of eight of the past 11 recessions."In fact, the unemployment rate, which peaked...
    Facebook rejected more than two million ads for trying to 'obstruct voting' in the upcoming US presidential election, the company announced. Some 2.2 million ads submitted to both Facebook and Instagram between March and September 2020 were blocked before they could run. Warnings were attached to an additional 150 million native posts and at least 120,000 were taken down, according to former UK deputy prime minister Nick Clegg, now Facebook's VP of global affairs and communications. Clegg said Facebook's use of artificial intelligence has 'made it possible to delete billions of posts and fake accounts, even before they are reported by users.' Scroll down for video Facebook announced that it's already registered 2.5 million new voters in advance of...
    In October 2016, I wrote a column about the upcoming election. In that missive, I warned that in advance of the vote, “you should not make changes to your portfolio in an effort to outfox the tried and true investment strategy of Jill Schlesinger  identifying your personal goals and objectives; creating and sticking to a diversified asset allocation plan, using low cost index funds; and rebalancing two to four times a year… Instead of trying to outsmart Mr. Market, my advice remains simple: address what is within your control, by creating a financial plan.” Related Articles Jill On Money: What do October surprise and jobs report mean for recovery? Jill On Money: College aid amid a pandemic...
    CANDACE Owens has said it’s “obvious” that President Donald Trump is beating Joe Biden in the 2020 race – and alleged that Democrats are “trying to steal the election.” The conservative commentator tweeted on Sunday: “You need but look at the lines and packed arenas at Trump rallies to determine that he is winning by a landslide.” ⚠️ Follow our US election 2020 live blog for the latest news & updates 6Candace Owens said on Sunday that President Donald Trump is winning his re-election 'by a landslide'Credit: Instagram Owens added that the Democrats’ “play was always to use to COVID-19 to explain Biden’s lack of support—followed by fake polls and forged mail-in ballots to attempt an election steal.” The...
    University of California-Berkeley professor and former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich proposed the radical idea for a post-election commission to censor speech and name and shame every public figure who supported President Donald Trump's rise to power. He wrote on Twitter over the weekend that "when this nightmare" — or Trump's presidency — "is over, we need a Truth and Reconciliation Commission. It would erase Trump's lies, comfort those who have been harmed by his hatefulness, and name every official, politician, executive, and media mogul whose greed and cowardice enabled this catastrophe." Read plainly, it appears Reich is envisioning a committee that would oversee a massive censorship campaign of things purported to be "lies" by the president and a...
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — Election Day is less than three weeks away, and amid the COVID-19 pandemic, voting will look much different this year. In the State of Maryland, there are multiple ways to vote on Election Day. WJZ has compiled a list of ways residents can vote. In-Person Early Voting: In-person early voting starts on Monday, October 26, and goes through Monday, November 2. Each early voting center will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. each day. Anyone in line at 8 p.m. will be allowed to vote. During early voting, you can vote at any early voting center in the jurisdiction you live in. Any person that is registered to vote can vote during early voting. Any person...
    (CNN)The official results of Bolivia's presidential elections are still to come, but the Socialist candidate Luis Arce is already getting congratulatory messages. The country's interim President Jeanine Añez has said the results so far suggests Arce has won. "We still don't have the official counting, but from the data we have, Mr. Arce and [vice-presidential candidate] Mr. [David] Choquehuanca have won the election. I congratulate the winners," Añez said on Twitter. National elections loom after a brutal year for BoliviaArce, the frontrunner in the race, represents the Movement to Socialism, the party led by former President Evo Morales who is currently exiled in Argentina. Arce, whom Morales handpicked as his successor, has previously served as the country's finance minister.His closest...
    NANCY Pelosi has set the White House a 48-hour deadline to resolve differences surrounding the stalled coronavirus stimulus relief talk – warning that failure to do so won’t get done until after Election Day. The House Speaker’s demand came after she spoke with Secretary of Treasury Steve Mnuchin by phone for over an hour in a bid to resolve the on-going deadlock. ⚠️ Read our US election live blog for the latest news & updates 5Nancy Pelosi has set the White House with a 48-hour deadline to resolve the difference surrounding the coronavirus stimulus billCredit: Reuters Time is winding down before the November 3 presidential election to reach an agreement on a new coronavirus relief package. On October 10, Mnuchin...
    Facebook’s moderation of a negative story about Joe Biden’s son has prompted difficult questions – Telegraph/Telegraph In 2018, when Joe Biden appeared on Sir Nick Clegg’s post-Brexit podcast “Anger Management”, the ex-Lib Dem leader was glowing of his former opposite number. “Of all the people I met in Government, I genuinely never met someone who had so much wisdom, and so much warmth,” he said of the former US vice president. Sir Nick, who is now Facebook’s global head of policy and communications, has much in common with Biden: both deputy heads of government during the overlap between Barack Obama’s presidency and David Cameron’s Coalition government, and seemingly friends ever since. Now, after four years of careful bargaining and...
              Welcome to the Saturday edition of our daily Virginia Trump campaign update! We will provide our readers with daily updates on the Trump Virginia campaign from today to November 3 (and after…if need be!). It’s officially 15 days until the election on November 3 – and 12 days until early voting in Virginia closes. President Trump meets Joe Biden in the final presidential debate THIS THURSDAY. The deadline to request a mail-in ballot in Virginia is Friday, October 23. While many observe July 4 as America’s Independence Day, for obvious reasons, the ensuing war against Great Britain for independence went on another five years. It was on this day 239 years ago that...
            by W. Joseph Campbell  The question looms in nearly every U.S. presidential election, even in this year’s race: Could the polls be wrong? If they are, they likely will err in unique fashion. The history of election polling says as much. That history tells of no greater polling surprise than what happened in 1948, when President Harry Truman defied the polls, the pundits and the press to defeat Thomas E. Dewey, his heavily favored Republican foe. Pollsters were certain Truman had no chance. One of them, Elmo Roper, was so confident of Dewey’s victory that he announced two months before the election he would release no further survey data unless a political miracle intervened. Rival pollsters George...
    A Democratic member of the Senate Judiciary Committee said Sunday that he was open to packing the Supreme Court with more justices if Joe Biden is elected president. Asked on CNN’s “State of the Union” if his mind is open to expanding the number of judges into the court to counterbalance conservative Amy Coney Barrett if she gets confirmed, Delaware Sen. Chris Coons said “yes.” He compared his position to his party’s presidential nominee, who has refused to be drawn on the issue — with Biden only saying he will announce it before the election. “Like Joe Biden, I’m not a fan of expanding the court, but we have a few weeks here to see whether there are four...
    Getty Arnold Schwarzenegger, speaks during a rally to coincide with the Supreme Court hearings on the redistricting cases in Maryland and North Carolina, in front of the US Supreme Court in Washington, DC on March 26, 2019. When voters cast their ballots in November, they won’t just decide who will be president in 2021 – they will also have a voice in determining the partisan makeup of Congress until 2030. Following each census, which happens every 10 years, states are required to adjust their congressional district boundaries to keep district populations equal. District boundaries can profoundly shape election results – most notably when they are drawn in ways that benefit one political party or the other. In the...
    Loading the player... After her confirmation, Amy Coney Barrett will be one of the three current Supreme Court justices who assisted the legal team of then-Texas Gov. George W. Bush in the Florida ballot recount conflict that came down to only one vote at the Supreme Court. Of course Amy Coney Barrett wont say if a president should commit to a peaceful transfer of power. She was on the Bush legal team that stole the 2000 election. This is part of why Republicans picked her. If the election is close they will try to orchestrate another Bush v. Gore.— Adam Best (@adamcbest) October 13, 2020 The court’s decision to cut off Florida recounts in 2000 tore apart the justices...
    With 16 days until the election, and so many unanswered questions surrounding Joe Biden's campaign, the media asked the Democratic presidential nominee the critical question of: "What flavor milkshake did you get?" That was the pivotal query that the press decided to ask the possible next president with a little over two weeks until the election. The media were presented with an opportunity to ask Biden a question regarding his campaign on Sunday. The press could have asked if he is in favor of court-packing or asked about his response to the allegations of Hunter Biden's overseas dealings, which one report links the former vice president to. Possibly fearing being attacked by Biden for asking any questions about the...
    JACKSONVILLE, Florida — An electric crowd of enthusiastic Trump supporters flocked to Jacksonville, Florida’s Cecil Airport for President Trump’s rally on Thursday — just weeks ahead of the pivotal presidential election. With less than 40 days until the presidential election, President Trump visited the crucial battleground state of Florida, which he secured by just over one percent in 2016. Hundreds of Trump supporters began lining up hours prior to the event, eager to be surrounded by like-minded patriots who support Trump’s presidency. Jacksonville Airport Trump Rally Hannah Bleau/Breitbart News A common theme emerged throughout the series of interviews conducted by Breitbart News throughout the day. Trump supporters in Florida believe the silent majority is bigger and better than ever, and they...
    Bobi Wine adjusting his red beret In our series of letters from African journalists, media and communication trainer Joseph Warungu looks at why colours and symbols are so important in the pursuit of power in Africa as the continent gears up for an election season. Short presentational grey line Remember red red wine? No, not the stuff in a bottle that allows you to unbottle your feelings. I’m talking about Red Red Wine… one of the biggest cover hits by the British reggae group UB40. It reached the number one spot in the UK and the US in 1983. Thirty-seven years later, Red Red Wine must have a lot of resonance for Ugandan pop star-turned politician Bobi Wine. The...
    A top executive at one of the nation’s leading tech companies donated $250,000 to a super Political Action Committee (PAC) supporting Senator Lindsey Graham’s re-election campaign, as his company closed in on a coveted deal to become TikTok’s US technology partner. Oracle CEO Larry Ellison made the quarter of a million dollar donation to the Security is Strength PAC, which is paying for ads supporting Graham in his reelection bid, The Verge reported. The donation, described as unusually large for Ellison, was made on September 14th – just hours before Oracle announced it had been selected by the Beijing-based social media platform TikTok to be its cloud technology provider. Oracle staved off competition from the likes of Microsoft and a...
    Election workers set up voting booths on Thursday at an early voting site in Orlando, Florida. Early voting in the state begins on Monday.Paul Hennessy/Getty For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis, the election, and more, subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter.In a press call on Sunday, Senate Democrats stressed that the best way overcome President Donald Trump’s effort to undermine the integrity of the upcoming election is voting—and voting early. Democrats organized the call to discuss a new report that makes clear that the winner of the presidential race may not be known on election night because it will take time to count mail-in ballots, which are expected to favor Democrats. “That is OK,” said Sen. Amy Klobuchar...
    Former Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus says he remains confident in President Donald Trump’s re-election, though the the 2020 contest “will come down to the wire.” Priebus gave an interview to Margaret Brennan on Sunday for Face The Nation, which comes as the network’s new polling data found that former Vice President Joe Biden has the upper hand on Trump in Arizona and Wisconsin. JUST IN: New @CBSNewsPoll Battleground attackers from Arizona and Wisconsin show @JoeBiden leading @realDonaldTrump. More coming up soon on @FaceTheNation pic.twitter.com/SWar5O9Mc7 — Ed OKeefe (@edokeefe) October 18, 2020 Brennan began asking Priebus by asking about a Washington Post report saying he’s concerned about Trump’s chances. “Not at all,” Priebus responded. “I’m...
    By Dan Williams MANAMA (Reuters) - Donald Trump's Middle East envoy said on Sunday the U.S. President's push for an Israeli-Arab rapprochement was gaining momentum and he hoped more accords would follow even if Trump loses next month's election.  Avi Berkowitz, who accompanied an Israeli delegation which visited Bahrain on Sunday, said the so-called "Abraham Accords" had bipartisan support in the United States and were designed to bear long-term fruit by encouraging grassroots engagement between Israel and its new Arab partners. "Peace is something everybody should celebrate and see as a positive thing for the world," Berkowitz said in an interview. "It's our sincere hope that, no matter who wins the election, the Abraham Accords will continue to grow." Bahrain...
    (CNN)Voters across the country this November will decide more than who will sit in White House. States will weigh several different issues this election, such as whether to legalize marijuana, limit access to abortion, reform voting and more. A state's full list of approved ballot questions can typically be found on its secretary of state's website. Visit CNN's Election Center for full coverage of the 2020 raceHere are some of the top ballot measures to watch this Election Day:Marijuana legalizationEleven US states have legalized recreational marijuana, and four more could join them this year. Voters in Arizona, Montana, New Jersey and South Dakota will consider efforts to legalize marijuana, allow cannabis sales and make drug-related criminal justice reforms. Read...
    A Democratic member of the Senate Judiciary Committee said Sunday that he was open to packing the Supreme Court with more justices if Joe Biden is elected president. Asked on CNN’s “State of the Union” if his mind is open to expanding the number of judges into the court to counterbalance conservative Amy Coney Barrett if she gets confirmed, Delaware Sen. Chris Coons said “yes.” He compared his position to his party’s presidential nominee, who has refused to be drawn on the issue — with Biden only saying he will announce it before the election. “Like Joe Biden, I’m not a fan of expanding the court, but we have a few weeks here to see whether there are four Republicans...
    The chair of the Republican National Committee declined to condemn the 'fringe' conspiracy theory group QAnon on Sunday, claiming she will dismiss the group because they are irrelevant to the election. 'Your uncle Mitt Romney called out the president for refusing to condemn QAnon, calling his conspiracy theory absurd and dangerous. As head of the GOP are you prepared to condemn QAnon?' ABC News' George Stephanopoulos asked Ronna McDaniel Sunday morning. 'You know, I knew you were going to ask me that question. I knew it, because it's something the voters are not even thinking about,' McDaniel shot back at the ABC News 'This Week' host. 'It's a fringe group, it's not part of our party.' 'The vice president said,...
    By Barbara Ortutay and David Klepper | Associated Press Ever since Russian agents and other opportunists abused its platform in an attempt to manipulate the 2016 U.S. presidential election, Facebook has insisted — repeatedly — that it’s learned its lesson and is no longer a conduit for misinformation, voter suppression and election disruption. But it has been a long and halting journey for the social network. Critical outsiders, as well as some of Facebook’s own employees, say the company’s efforts to revise its rules and tighten its safeguards remain wholly insufficient to the task, despite it having spent billions on the project. As for why, they point to the company’s persistent unwillingness to act decisively over much of that time....
    Former Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince PriebusReinhold (Reince) Richard PriebusSunday shows preview: Coronavirus cases surge in the Midwest; Trump hits campaign trail after COVID-19 Leaked audio shows Trump touted low Black voter turnout in 2016: report Meadows joins White House facing reelection challenges MORE said Sunday that he is expecting President TrumpDonald John TrumpLatest Mnuchin-Pelosi call produces 'encouraging news on testing' for stimulus package China warns it will detain American nationals following DOJ prosecution of Chinese scholars: report Musician John Fogerty issues cease and desist over Trump use of 'Fortunate Son' MORE to win in an election that will go “down to the wire.” Priebus told CBS’s “Face The Nation” that a Washington Post report that said he is concerned about...
    Sen. Kamala Harris’s dangerous evasion on China during her debate with Vice President Mike Pence avoided perhaps a most critical question, the answer to which could be determined by the outcome of this year’s election. Will China’s negligence in unleashing the coronavirus and mendacity in exploiting it catalyze a reckoning with the People’s Republic of China, comparable to the Czech Coup of 1948 that crystallized America’s successful long-term determination to contain the Soviet Union? Or will China ultimately emerge as the winner from the devastation it has inflicted on the world, because of a deficit of strategic and moral clarity within the United States and among our allies? On one hand, negative views of China have soared to a record high of 73 percent of...
    Facebook vice president for global affairs Nick Clegg said the company has rejected 2.2 million ads across Facebook and Instagram because the ads were trying to “obstruct voting” in the upcoming US presidential election, Agence France-Presse reported. The social media giant also has withdrawn 120,000 posts and placed warnings on 150 million posts for the same reasons, Clegg added. Clegg made the remarks in an interview with the French newspaper Journal du Dimanche. He said Facebook has used artificial intelligence that “made it possible to delete billions of posts and fake accounts, even before they are reported by users” and noted that the company has partnered with 70 media outlets, including five in France, to verify information. Facebook introduced...
    JON Voight has said Donald Trump must beat Joe Biden to save America from “evil”. The 81-year-old actor used a two minute video to attack the Democratic presidential candidate. 3Jon Voight has release a video urging voters to back Donald TrumpCredit: Twitter 3Joe Biden is 'evil' and someone who will weaken America, Voight claimedCredit: Getty Images - Getty Voight – the father of actress Angelina Jolie – is a vocal supporter of Trump and has previously appeared at campaign events to support the president. The Ray Donovan actor begins the video with the words: “Biden is evil. Trump must win. He's real. He will bring back the people's trust. “These leftists are not for the American people. It's the biggest...
    Any major election year is going to bring forth a wave of political documentaries, but this year has seen a deluge of films tied to, inspired by, or meant to influence one of the biggest presidential races in history. We’ve got documentaries about the candidates, documentaries about the issues, and plenty more that are non-specific to the Biden-vs.-Trump battle and are just riding the wave. While the competition for the White House is surely the most notable part of this year’s election, coupled with the general clashes of the two-party system from local to national governments, the most important subject of this year’s elections is voting itself. And it’s a topic that should matter to any Americans at any time...
    Steve Bannon said Sunday everything that has come to light from Hunter Biden's hard drive is true as he paints Joe Biden as a 'stone cold liar' after revelations show deep financial ties between the Biden's and Chinese Communist Party. 'Joe Biden has lied about this for years,' Bannon told Sky News in an interview Sunday. The former White House strategist for President Donald Trump said Hunter's lawyer tried to email the repair shop to get the laptop back and has since then contacted Bannon and his team to retrieve the sensitive hard drive. 'Hunter Biden's lawyer has come to us both with phone calls and with emails saying, 'hey, I've got to get the hard drive back',' Bannon said....
    PALO ALTO (AP) — Ever since Russian agents and other opportunists abused its platform in an attempt to manipulate the 2016 U.S. presidential election, Facebook has insisted — repeatedly — that it’s learned its lesson and is no longer a conduit for misinformation, voter suppression and election disruption. But it has been a long and halting journey for the social network. Critical outsiders, as well as some of Facebook’s own employees, say the company’s efforts to revise its rules and tighten its safeguards remain wholly insufficient to the task, despite it having spent billions on the project. As for why, they point to the company’s persistent unwillingness to act decisively over much of that time. “Am I concerned about the...
    New Yorkers are purportedly making plans to escape the city ahead of potential election day violence and protests, according to the New York Post. Paulo Wei, 25, is planning on avoiding unrest by leaving his luxury building on the Upper West Side for his family’s 60-acre farm two hours north of the city, the Post reported Saturday. “I felt trapped in the apartment — the protests were overwhelming,” Wei said, the Post reported. “It could happen again and I don’t want to be caught up in that. No matter who wins, someone is going to get upset.” When Trump refuses to concede, the cascading effects could break our fragile transition of power. My new cover story in @TheAtlantic. https://t.co/l98m2QRszn — Barton...
    Saturday, Fox News Channel’s Jeanine Pirro discussed Big Tech’s efforts to censor a story from The New York Post, which directly tied Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s son Hunter Biden to Burisma, a Ukrainian oil and gas company. The Post reports appear to show the younger Biden leveraging his father’s position, which at the time was the vice presidency, for his own personal gain. Pirro likened those Big Tech efforts to fascism. Transcript as follows: PIRRO: If ever there was any doubt in your mind that the upcoming election is about your freedom versus the left turning America into a fascist state, look no further than big tech censoring The New York Post Joe and Hunter Biden expose as proof...
    Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairwoman Ronna McDanielRonna Romney McDanielSunday shows preview: Coronavirus cases surge in the Midwest; Trump hits campaign trail after COVID-19 Michigan court overturns absentee ballot extension Minnesota health officials connect COVID-19 cases to Trump, Biden campaign events MORE said Sunday that GOP senators should realize that distancing themselves from President TrumpDonald John TrumpLatest Mnuchin-Pelosi call produces 'encouraging news on testing' for stimulus package China warns it will detain American nationals following DOJ prosecution of Chinese scholars: report Musician John Fogerty issues cease and desist over Trump use of 'Fortunate Son' MORE in their campaigns “is hurting themselves in the long run.” ABC’s George StephanopoulosGeorge Robert StephanopoulosCensoring the Biden story: How social media becomes state media Biden's town hall...
    (CNN)House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Sunday she and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin must reach an agreement within 48 hours if they want to pass a coronavirus stimulus relief bill before Election Day. "The 48 only relates to if we want to get it done before the election, which we do," Pelosi said in an interview on ABC's "This Week." "But we're saying to them we have to freeze the design on some of these things. Are we going with it or not? And what is the language."Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced on Saturday there would be votes on stimulus measures, including a stand-alone Paycheck Protection Program bill to help small businesses, on Tuesday and Wednesday. But Democrats, who are...
    A customer lights a joint at Lowell Farms, America's first official Cannabis Cafe offering farm-to-table dining and smoking of cannabis in West Hollywood, California, October 1, 2019.Mike Blake | Reuters New Jersey is expected to approve a ballot initiative to legalize adult-use (aka recreational) marijuana on Election Day next month. Aside from stoking up the 61% of likely Garden State voters in favor of the measure, its passage is projected to generate up to $400 million in adult-use sales in its first year and $950 million by 2024, translating then to nearly $63 million in annual state tax revenue and an additional $19 million in local taxes, as estimated by Marijuana Business Daily. In an economy shattered by the coronavirus...
    Former White House Strategist Steve Bannon says Donald Trump will run for re-election in 2024 if he loses the presidential race to Joe Biden next month. Even if he fails to win a second White House term, Bannon told The Australian, ‘You’re not going to see the end of Donald Trump.’  Bannon, who was recently arrested for federal money-laundering and fraud, added that he believed the November 3 election was ‘closer than is being reported’, and said ‘Trump will win on election day’.  ‘I’ll make this prediction right now: if for any reason the election is stolen from or in some sort of way Joe Biden is declared the winner, Trump will announce he’s going to run for re-election in...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Sunday is the last day you can register online, to vote, in Illinois.The online voter registration application closes at 11:50 p.m. Sunday according to the State Board of Elections.The registration deadline comes just as early voting expands in both Cook and DuPage Counties.EMBED More News Videos Sheriff Tom Dart calls effort 'significant' during 2020 election Early voting expands to over 50 locations throughout Cook County Monday.DuPage, Kane, Will, McHenry, Lake and Kendall Counties will also expand early voting Monday.The Chicago Board of Elections reported that more than 500,000 mail in ballots have already been requested. Officials said that is more than four times the city's previous mail in application record.According to the Illinois Board of Elections all...
    Alameda County voters will get to decide some hotly contested local races in the Nov. 3 election — from a board of supervisors showdown where the accusations are flying to city council contests where new issues such as police reform have worked their way into campaign platforms. And to top it all off, the county is asking voters again to pass a sales tax increase, even though they already said no to a similar proposal less than a year ago. Alameda County Supervisors Dublin Mayor David Haubert and former Fremont council member Vinnie Bacon are facing off for a seat on the Board of Supervisors in one of the county’s most heated races this election season. The two have clashed...
    Jon Voight said in a video message on Friday that America must reelect President Donald Trump in order to save the nation from 'evil' Joe Biden.  The actor shared the two-minute clip on Twitter Friday with the caption: 'Evil.' In the video, Voight immediately slams the Democratic presidential nominee and the liberal left.   'Biden is evil. Trump must win. He's real. He will bring back the people's trust,' Voight began. Jon Voight (pictured) said in a video message on Friday that America must reelect President Donald Trump in order to save the nation from 'evil' Joe Biden In the video, Voight immediately slams Democratic presidential nominee, Joe Biden (pictured on Friday), and the liberal left. 'Biden is evil....
    (CNN)There is a lot of anxiety about the presidential election and specifically about what will happen if the results are unclear. President Donald Trump and his allies have suggested that the system is only fair if a winner is declared on election night, but that's a horrible misreading of the US Constitution and US law, both of which make clear that the technical process of picking a president is only getting started on Election Day. The system is especially confusing because voters only cast ballots to determine which candidate gets to send a handpicked group of allies known as electors to the Electoral College, where the actual presidential vote takes place. (Here's a refresher on that.)Americans have been refining the...
    On Aug. 5, as candidates were filing to run for election, the president of the board and the spokesman for the Contra Costa Community College District contacted us. They wanted to tip us off to investigations of two district trustees who were running for reelection this fall. It’s unusual for an elected board member to join forces with an administrator of a college system to publicly call out and embarrass another board member. But they said they were trying to be transparent. We have since concluded that this was a raw political and partisan play, timed by board President Rebecca Barrett to try to influence the upcoming college board election. At the time, we told Barrett, whom we were leery of...
    By BARBARA ORTUTAY and DAVID KLEPPER, Associated Press Ever since Russian agents and other opportunists abused its platform in an attempt to manipulate the 2016 U.S. presidential election, Facebook has insisted — repeatedly — that it's learned its lesson and is no longer a conduit for misinformation, voter suppression and election disruption. But it has been a long and halting journey for the social network. Critical outsiders, as well as some of Facebook's own employees, say the company's efforts to revise its rules and tighten its safeguards remain wholly insufficient to the task, despite it having spent billions on the project. As for why, they point to the company's persistent unwillingness to act decisively over much of that time. “Am...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Chicago Vote by Mail applications for the 2020 election have quadrupled the all-time record, according to the Chicago Board of Elections.The Board tweeted Saturday that they have surpassed 500,000 Vote by Mail applications, marking what is typically half of the voter turnout in Chicago for a Presidential Election. Today the Board surpassed 500,000 Vote by Mail ballot applications, marking what is typically half of the voter turnout in Chicago for a Presidential Election. This volume is more than quadruple the Boards all-time record for Vote by Mail applications. #PlanYourVote pic.twitter.com/SM6y0Ghx3u— ChicagoElection (@ChicagoElection) October 17, 2020Polling locations at the Cook County Jail also officially opened Saturday for detainees to vote early.Illinois Lt. Gov. Juliana Stratton, Rev. Jesse Jackson...
    Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden's campaign manager has warned that recent national polls showing the candidate leading by double digits are 'inflated.' Campaign manager Jen O'Malley Dillon issued the warning in online campaign event on Friday, saying 'please take [into account] the fact that we are not ahead by double digits,' according to New York Times reporter Shane Goldmacher.   'Those are inflated national public polling numbers,' Dillon added during the livestreamed 'Grassroots Summit,' video of which the campaign did not leave online. National polls released this week by NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist and NBC News/Wall Street Journal show Biden leading Republican President Donald Trump by 11 percent. Campaign manager Jen O'Malley Dillon (left) issued the warning in online campaign...
    Former President Barack Obama is expected to hit the physical campaign trail for Joe Biden (D) next week, according to the campaign. Obama is expected to help Biden and Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) in their final push as Election Day swiftly approaches, delivering a speech in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on Wednesday, October 21. His scheduled appearance in the battleground state follows recent polls showing President Trump and Biden neck and neck in the Keystone State. The former president was one of the last high-profile Democrats to formally back Biden. Only after Biden remained as the last man standing in the Democrat primary race did Obama offer his endorsement. “Our country’s future hangs on this election. And it won’t be easy. The...
    (CNN)The Trump administration has taken a step to weaken the Affordable Care Act in a key battleground state, with only weeks to go until Election Day as well as Supreme Court arguments that could determine the landmark law's future.The administration this week approved Georgia's waiver request to provide Medicaid coverage to certain low-income residents if they work or participate in other qualifying activities for at least 80 hours a month. It's the latest state to receive permission to require work as a condition of coverage, though implementation elsewhere has been halted by federal courts or state officials.The future of Obamacare is at risk again. Heres whats at stakeAlso, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced it had completed its...
    In an election year packed with political ads, some TV bits will be hits, while others will miss their mark badly. And during the U.S. Senate race between incumbent Senator Cory Gardner and former Governor John Hickenlooper, there have been for fewer hits than misses. Case in point: the National Republican Senatorial Committee’s ad this summer using the deadly gas explosion in Firestone to blithely connect that tragedy to Hickenlooper’s tenure as governor. Gardner, who was the NSRC chair in the 2018 election cycle, finally called for an end to the ad's run after criticism reached the media, though he added that he had no way to stop it. There haven’t been many missteps that bad recently, but viewers...
    Morry Gash/AP For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis, the election, and more, subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter.As colder weather sets in, experts are warning that the next coronavirus surge has arrived. On Friday, the United States recorded 69,000 new infections—the highest daily total since July 30. This latest peak is concentrated in rural communities in the upper Midwest and follows a spring surge in the Northeast and a summer surge in the South. Experts are now worried about a rising number of cases coinciding with flu season as families gather indoors during the holiday season and winter months. “There’s a growing sense of coronavirus fatigue out there,” Dr. William Schaffner, an epidemiologist at Vanderbilt University, told CNBC. “People...
    Colorado won just 26 medals at the virtual 2020 Great American Beer Festival — an almost staggeringly low total compared to the previous five years, when our state's powerhouse breweries collected between 35 and 40 each time. In fact, the tally for 2020 was the smallest number of awards for the state since 2004, when Colorado garnered just 21 medals. On the other hand, the breweries that won in 2020 made some serious statements about their abilities — either by earning much-deserved recognition for stellar beers or by continuing commanding win streaks. The two sexiest flexes came from Cannonball Creek Brewing in Golden, which won three medals, and Denver Beer Co./Cerveceria Colorado, which also raked in a combined three medals.Related...
    Friday on Fox News Channel’s “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” host Tucker Carlson decried the mainstream media for its handling of presidential politics on two fronts — the varying treatments of President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden in debates and forums, and the handling of the bombshell allegations first reported by The New York Post regarding Biden son Hunter Biden’s laptop. Carlson speculated that once the November 3 election had come and gone, the media’s status quo would be unsustainable. Transcript as follows: If you flipped the during our show last night, you may have seen the President and his challenger making their respective cases to voters. But Trump and Biden weren’t debating each other as we’ve long been...
    Atlanta, Georgia (CNN)On the morning of June 9, Chantel Mullen arrived at Parkside Elementary School in Atlanta, ready to cast her vote in Georgia's primary election. It was not what she had planned. It was the final day to vote. To avoid crowds and the coronavirus, Mullen had tried to mail in a ballot. But after she made several attempts to contact Fulton County officials and even the secretary of state's office to correct a discrepancy with her mailing address, her ballot never arrived. When she pulled up to her precinct at 6:40 a.m., just a few miles southeast of downtown, a long line of voters already stretched around the block. The doors opened at 7 a.m., but 30 minutes...
    More than 22 million Americans have already cast ballots in the 2020 election, a record-shattering avalanche of early votes driven both by Democratic enthusiasm and a pandemic that has transformed the way the nation votes. The 22.2 million ballots submitted as of Friday night represents 16 per cent of all the votes cast in the 2016 presidential election, even as eight states are not yet reporting their totals and voters still have more than two weeks to cast ballots. Americans' rush to vote is leading election experts to predict that a record 150 million votes may be cast and turnout rates could be higher than in any presidential election since 1908. 'It's crazy,' said Michael McDonald, a University of Florida...
    For Rennie Davis, the release of Aaron Sorkin’s The Trial of the Chicago 7 — which started streaming on Netflix on Friday — is well-timed, though he has reservations about the film’s authenticity. Davis himself was one of the seven — a primary organizer of the 1968 demonstration at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago that sparked the charges against the defendants — and, with the rest, stood trial for five and a half months in 1969. “The first thing I felt was the perfection of Sorkin and DreamWorks’ timing,” says Davis, who now lives in Longmont. “There’s such a parallel between what happened in ’68 and what’s happening now with the election days away, and so many people...
    Madison Summers October 17, 2020 0 Comments President Donald Trump is joking about the idea of what he may have to do if he loses the upcoming 2020 presidential election. The president said during Friday night’s campaign rally in Macon, Ga., “I shouldn’t joke because you know what? Running against the worst candidate in the history of presidential politics puts pressure on me.” He continued, “Could you imagine if I lose? My whole life, what am I going to do? I’m going to say, ‘I lost to the worst candidate in the history of politics.’ I’m not going to feel so good.” Trump added: “Maybe I’ll have to leave the country? I don’t know.” Watch Trump’s remarks below: “Maybe...
    Who was that masked man? Why, the next president, that's who. Brian Stelter/CNN: More people watched Biden on ABC than Trump on NBC, MSNBC and CNBC This matters to Trump more than 218k dead Americans.  xIn North Carolina, 7.5% of registered voters have already voted and infrequent voters have cast nearly 1 in 5 of those ballots, which is about 10 points higher than in 2016. For context, high propensity MN voters are responsible for 93% of all ballots cast there @Catalist_US— Chuck Rocha (@ChuckRocha) October 16, 2020 On the other hand, the election matters to Americans more than Trump’s TV ratings. xWho could have seen this coming https://t.co/3hyOUFsenU pic.twitter.com/VU8BxZLNgy— Michelle Goldberg (@michelleinbklyn) October 16, 2020 Peter Nicholas/The Atlantic has...
    New York (CNN)If things don't go Donald Trump's way on Election Day, the President may face more serious matters than how to pack up the West Wing. Without some of the protections afforded him by the presidency, Trump will become vulnerable to multiple investigations looking into possible fraud in his financial business dealings as a private citizen -- both as an individual and through his company. He faces defamation lawsuits sparked by his denials of accusations made by women who have alleged he assaulted them, including E. Jean Carroll, the former magazine columnist who has accused him of rape. And then there are claims he corrupted the presidency for his personal profits.As President, Trump has been able to block and...
    Donald Trump has vowed to 'leave the country' if he doesn't win the election because he won't 'feel so good' losing to 'the worst candidate in the history of politics'.  The president joked to the packed crowd at his Georgia rally Friday night that he may resort to drastic action if the American public don't vote him in for a second term.  His comments come as musicians Bruce Springsteen and Tommy Lee swore to do the opposite - and leave America if Trump is reelected.   Trump is currently trailing Biden in the most recent polls and Georgia is now a key battleground state with less than three weeks to go to election day.  Donald Trump has vowed to 'leave...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – With the 2020 Presidential Election on the horizon, we take a look back at the 2000 President Election with a new HBO documentary titled ‘537 Votes.’ which debuts next Wednesday, October 21 on HBO and HBO Max. CBS4’s Lauren Pastrana and Steve Goldstein caught up with director, producer, and lifelong Miamian Billy Corben to discuss his documentary. It is a high-charge feature that chronicles the political machinations that led to the unprecedented contested outcome of the 2000 Presidential Election. The 2000 Presidential Election Saga came down to 537 Votes. So, why this film, at this moment, 20 years later? “Well, first and foremost, is the 20th anniversary of course of the Florida recount the second I...
    DONALD Trump said he may leave the country if Joe Biden wins the US election – after state Rep Vernon Jones crowd surfs at a wild Georgia rally. In Florida on Friday, the president said the Bidens were "an organized crime family" and renewed his attack on Biden and his son Hunter. ⚠️ Follow our US election 2020 live blog for the latest news & updates 2Trump said he'd leave the country if Biden won on November 3Credit: AP:Associated Press 2Rep Vernon Jones crowd-surfed at Trump's rally in Macon, Georgia todayCredit: AP:Associated Press "Running against the worst candidate in the history of presidential politics puts pressure on me," Trump told the Ocala crowd. "Could you imagine if I lose...
    Donald Trump may be ready to leave the United States if he doesn’t win in November. Speaking at a campaign rally in Georgia on Friday, the president mused about the potential of losing the upcoming election and being forced to move out of the White House. As The Daily Beast noted, Trump said that he struggled to imagine what it would be like and suggested that he may leave the country entirely if he loses to a person he sees as an inferior opponent. “You know what? Running against the worst candidate in the history of American politics puts pressure on me,” he told the crowd. “Could you imagine if I lose? My whole life—what am I going to do?...