Martin Schram: Trump voters' migration: From mad to misled
Today, in this last column of what had better be Donald Trump’s last presidential campaign, we are focusing on the same folks we spotlighted in our first column on Trump’s first presidential campaign.Namely: Those mad-as-hell, not-going-to-take-it-anymore voters who became Trump’s core supporters.Ever since that June 2015 day Trump rode down his gold-colored escalator and into our presidency, that astonishingly solid base of Trump’s voters were ignored, misunderstood and definitely underestimated by the professional politicos and the folks who cover them. Except here. Our sharp-minded readers ...
Tribune News Service
'I feel unsafe here.' For Miami's democratic socialists, Trump's attacks feel personal.
MIAMI — Though she intends to vote for Joe Biden in the presidential election, Natasha Esteves has recently joined various Miami-area, pro-Trump Facebook groups. Since June, she has also been receiving text and email updates from the Trump reelection campaign, to the tune of more than 10 messages per day.There’s a reason behind Esteves’ immersion in right-leaning digital spaces: She wants to stay up-to-date on the “anti-leftist, anti-socialist rhetoric” proliferating online.“I live in Hialeah and I obviously see a lot of Trump flags ( … ) but right now a lot of the conversation spaces happen t...
Poll shows deadlocked races for president, Senate seats in Georgia
ATLANTA — The race for president in Georgia is deadlocked in the final week of the campaign, with President Donald Trump and Joe Biden in a statistical tie in a state that hasn’t voted Democratic for president since 1992.An Atlanta Journal-Constitution poll of likely voters released Monday showed Biden at 47% and Trump at 46%, within the survey’s margin of error of 4 percentage points. Libertarian Jo Jorgensen registered about 3% in the poll, while an additional 4% were undecided.It’s the latest in a string of polls that show Georgia’s 16 Electoral College votes up for grabs. Biden is set to v...
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Kamala Harris: Michigan likely to decide next president
DETROIT — Democratic vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris urged Metro Detroit voters Sunday to get their ballots in early, repeatedly emphasizing the Democrats’ narrow loss in Michigan in 2016.President Donald Trump won his slimmest victory in Michigan in 2016 by a margin of 10,704 votes or about two votes per precinct.“You all are very likely going to make the decision about who is the next president of the United States,” Harris said at the Local 59 IBEW in Detroit, where more than a hundred people gathered in the parking lot.“I am back in Detroit to ask you once again to please, please...
The Detroit News
Minnesota ballot extension deadline goes before federal appeals panel
MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota’s one-week extension for counting mailed-in absentee ballots in November went before a three-judge federal appeals court panel Tuesday, one of several Republican election challenges being heard in battleground states.Republican state Rep. Eric Lucero and GOP activist James Carson — both Minnesota GOP electors in the presidential race — have challenged a recent rule change that allows state election officials to count ballots received until Nov. 10 as long as they are postmarked by the regular Nov. 3 Election Day.In their appeal from a lower-court ruling, they argue that...
Star Tribune (Minneapolis)
Editorial: Final arguments reveal a clear choice in presidential race
One week out in the presidential race, and the closing arguments for one of the most momentous elections in modern history are taking their final shape.Many Americans have already made their choice, with record numbers voting early. Those still undecided should look carefully at the radically different views the two candidates represent.President Donald Trump continues to be a brazenly divisive figure, governing in chaos and campaigning in fear. He routinely paints a dark, unrecognizable picture of this country. On the most important issue of the moment, COVID-19, Trump offers what can only be...
Star Tribune (Minneapolis)
Bloomberg commits late money to help Biden in Texas
AUSTIN, Texas — In the latest sign that Texas is really in play in the presidential race, Michael Bloomberg will be spending about a million dollars a day the last week of the campaign on statewide advertising in Texas in both Spanish and English to help Democratic nominee Joe Biden defeat President Donald Trump.Howard Wolfson, a top Bloomberg adviser, told The New York Times Tuesday morning that the billionaire businessman and former Democratic presidential contender, who has already committed $100 million to helping Biden in the critical swing state of Florida, had asked his team to poll oth...
Could the election in Pennsylvania be decided by the Supreme Court? Probably not. Here's why
PHILADELPHIA — Nobody wants to be the Florida of 2020.But as Pennsylvania works to pull off the most complicated election in living memory, with the added pressure of being one of the most hotly contested battlegrounds in the presidential race, it’s being sued left and right. President Donald Trump has made the state a top target for his unfounded accusations of voter fraud and attacks on the electoral system.Meanwhile, the U.S. Supreme Court deadlocked last week on whether to block a mail ballot deadline extension ordered by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, just as Republicans were rushing to ...
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Federal law enforcement says Iran may be behind 'spoofed' emails sent to Florida voters
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The U.S. government Wednesday night concluded that Iran and Russia have taken “specific actions to influence public opinion” in the 2020 presidential election, suggesting Iran may be behind the threatening emails to Florida voters this week claiming to be affiliated with the Proud Boys.“We have confirmed that some voter registration information has been obtained by Iran, and separately, by Russia. This data can be used by foreign actors to attempt to communicate false information to registered voters that they hope will cause confusion, sow chaos and undermine your confiden...
Poll: Biden draws even with Trump in Texas; Hegar closing in on Cornyn in Senate race
AUSTIN, Texas — Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has drawn even in Texas with President Donald Trump, and Democrat MJ Hegar is closing in on U.S. Sen. John Cornyn in the Quinnipiac University poll of likely Texas voters released Wednesday afternoon.“Biden and Trump find themselves in a Texas standoff, setting the stage for a bare-knuckle battle for 38 electoral votes,” said Quinnipiac University Polling analyst Tim Malloy.In the Senate race, Malloy said, “While Cornyn maintains a lead, there are still two weeks to go, and you can’t count Hegar out.”In its last Texas poll, released Sep...