Trump Boasts About Crowd Sizes as Death Toll Nears 160,000

As the number of Americans who’ve died from the novel coronavirus nears 160,000, President Donald Trump took to Twitter to boast about crowd sizes.

“My visits last week to Texas and Florida had massive numbers of cheering people gathered along the roads and highways, thousands and thousands, even bigger (by far) than the crowds of 2016,” the president wrote. “Saw no Biden supporters, and yet some in the Fake News said it was an equal number. Sad!” read more

Opinion: Obama Resurrects Hope In His Eulogy to John Lewis

During this past week many of us mourned the loss of John Lewis and the kind of greatness he had.  The iconic civil rights leader was a man who refused to give up or give in after being beaten within an inch of his life.  Those who knew him described him as someone you just had to love. Even Moscow Mitch had to take a moment to speak well of John Lewis. read more

Campaign Legal Center: “No, Trump Doesn’t Have the Authority to Delay the Election”

Trump proclaims himself the best president for black Americans since Lincoln

In a statement, Trevor Potter, president of Campaign Legal Center (CLC), and a former Republican Chairman of the Federal Election Commission, responded to President Donald Trump’s suggestion to delay the November election.

“The President does not have the authority to delay the election. Federal law mandates that the General Election take place on the first Tuesday of November. Suggesting the possibility of moving the General Election is an extraordinary statement from a sitting President and is sure to create confusion amongst voters about presidential powers in relation to the election,” Potter said.

He added: “The country has voted in general elections in the middle of a Civil War, two World Wars and the Spanish flu epidemic of 1918, not to mention the Great Depression. Delay of the November election would violate both federal law and the Constitution. It is critical that members of Congress from both parties forcefully condemn Trump’s statement.”

Potter concluded that Congress “has the responsibility to make sure that the election takes place safely and smoothly, and that requires the Senate to include funding for state election activities in the coronavirus bill they are currently debating so that states can be prepared to handle a surge in mail voting for November.”

Earlier today, the president suggested the election should be delayed to halt mail-in ballot fraud.

“With Universal Mail-In Voting (not Absentee Voting, which is good), 2020 will be the most INACCURATE & FRAUDULENT Election in history,” Trump wrote on Twitter. “It will be a great embarrassment to the USA. Delay the Election until people can properly, securely and safely vote???”

With Universal Mail-In Voting (not Absentee Voting, which is good), 2020 will be the most INACCURATE & FRAUDULENT Election in history. It will be a great embarrassment to the USA. Delay the Election until people can properly, securely and safely vote??? read more

Polls: Biden Continues to Lead Trump in Swing States

Democrat Joe Biden continues to lead President Donald Trump in two crucial swing states.

Biden leads Trump by nine points in the swing state of Pennsylvania, according to the latest Franklin and Marshall College poll. 55 percent of Biden’s supporters in Pennsylvania saying they are voting against Trump. 78 percent of Trump supporters say they are voting for Trump because they support him and not because they’re voting against Biden.

95 percent of liberals said they plan to vote for Biden and 86 percent of conservatives said they plan to vote for Trump. Among moderates, Biden leads Trump 63 to 22 percent.

Biden continues to enjoy a lead over Trump in Florida, according to the Mason-Dixon Polling & Strategy of Jacksonville. The poll showed Biden leading 50 percent to 46 percent. Four percent of respondents said they are undecided.

Biden’s favorability rating is 45 percent (favorable) to 37 percent (unfavorable). Trump’s favorability rating is 51 percent unfavorable to 41 percent favorable.

Key findings:

  • Biden leads among independents (52 percent to 43 percent)
  • Biden leads among women (53 percent to 43 percent)
  • Biden leads among Hispanics (56 percent to 39 percent)
  • Trump leads among men (49 percent to 47 percent)
  • Trump leads among whites (57 percent to 40 percent)
  • Trump leads in North Florida, Southwest Florida and Central Florida (54 percent to 42 percent)
  • Biden leads in Tampa Bay (52 percent to 42 percent)
  • Biden leads in South Florida (65 percent to 31 percent)
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    Majority of Swing State Voters Want Enhanced Unemployment Benefits to Be Extended Despite GOP Complaints

    62 percent of voters in the battleground states of Arizona, Florida, Michigan, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin believe enhanced unemployment benefits should be extended, according to polling published Wednesday by CNBC/Change Research. All of the aforementioned states are swing states in play for November’s general election.

    42 percent “strongly” supported extending the payments, while 20 percent “somewhat” supported an extension. Additionally, 80 percent of respondents said they support sending another $1,200 economic stimulus check to most Americans.

    Republican legislators have proposed cutting the $600 unemployment benefit approved in the early days of the pandemic, arguing that some people are making more staying at home than they were when they were working. Their Health, Economic Assistance, Liability Protection and Schools (HEALS) Act would reduce the benefit to $200 per week, an amount that would later rise to no more than 70 percent of former wages, with a cutoff at $500.

    Yesterday, the GOP faced heavy criticism for adding $8 billion in military equipment spending to their relief package, news that immediately received bipartisan opposition.

    “The Republican measure includes billions for F-35 fighters, Apache helicopters and infantry carriers sought by Washington’s powerful defense lobby,” the Associated Press reported yesterday. “Overall, the proposal stuffs $8 billion into Pentagon weapons systems built by defense contractors like Boeing, Lockheed Martin and General Dynamics — corporate titans that sit atop the Washington influence industry.”