Trump, Biden campaigns lawyer up to take the election to court in Florida, rest of US
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — President Donald Trump and Joe Biden are still battling to get votes, but they’re also signing up thousands of lawyers and poll watchers in Florida and throughout the country in anticipation of a slew of legal challenges that could prevent the outcome from being known for weeks after Election Day.In fact, legal battles throughout the country have already been waged over voter registration deadlines, deadlines to turn in mail ballots, how to correct signatures on mail-in ballots, and drop-off boxes for mail ballots.It’s no different in Florida, which both campaigns see as a ...
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...
Fall road trips: 10 tips for planning the perfect car-based getaway
This year may come to be remembered as the moment the great American road trip made its comeback. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, more people are turning to car-based trips to avoid planes during a time when air travel feels riskier.In July, The Harris Poll found around two-thirds of Americans say they’ll probably be taking more road trips this year to avoid airline travel because of COVID-19. After all, it’s easier to control and sanitize the environment in your own vehicle.This fall could present the perfect opportunity to get away on a road trip vacation. Head for a scenic drive or go camping t...
Will Bunch: 12-hour voting lines give me hope, even as America looks like a banana republic
Like most Americans, Stacy Bogan — a headshot and wedding photographer who lives in the sprawling Texas exurb of Mansfield, south of Dallas-Fort Worth — has had a rough 2020. While working to keep her studio afloat, her husband lost her job at the business services giant Cintas, which she blames on the mishandling of the COVID-19 pandemic. Mostly, the couple shelters at home — but not when Texas opened polling stations for early voting on Tuesday.Bogan was hardly alone in venturing out to vote at the very first opportunity. Standing in a line that wrapped all the way around a local courthouse ...
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Poll: Biden takes significant lead in Georgia for first time
ATLANTA — Former Vice President Joe Biden has pulled ahead of President Donald Trump in the race for president in Georgia, according to the latest poll from Quinnipiac University. With early voting already underway in the state, the poll showed Biden at 51% and Trump at 44%.The same poll shows big jumps for the Democrats in the two races for U.S. Senate races, too, with Rev. Raphael Warnock out to a large lead in the special election against Sen. Kelly Loeffler, with Warnock pegged at 44%, U.S. Rep. Doug Collins at 22%, and Loeffler at 20%.In the race for Sen. David Perdue’s seat, Democrat Jon...
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Small game survey shows greater hunting success for pheasants, grouse
Minnesota small game hunters enjoyed a higher rate of success for most species last year, including pheasants, according to the annual survey conducted by the Department of Natural Resources.The agency published the survey’s results this week on the eve of what is expected to be a second consecutive season of increased bags for ringneck hunters. Starting at 9 a.m. Saturday, tens of thousands of Minnesotans will stalk roosters in grasslands scattered throughout farm country. Based on excellent conditions, they stand to improve on 2019’s mean harvest of six roosters per successful hunter. The 10...
Star Tribune (Minneapolis)
Survey measures baby boomer COVID-19 travel sentiment
Hesitation is permeating the travel landscape for travelers 55 and older, according to the Baby Boomer Post COVID-19 Travel Survey, which was produced by life insurance specialist Coventry Direct.The survey, which polled baby boomers across the U.S. in August, found that 71% of respondents “feel either hesitant or very hesitant about getting on a plane in 2020.”It also found that 77% of boomer women are “either hesitant or very hesitant” about travel in 2020 compared to 68% of their male counterparts.Sixty-seven percent of respondents said they have not taken any international trips this year,...
Biden leads Trump by 11 points in latest Florida poll. But don't get too excited or mad
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — A Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday shows Democrat Joe Biden with an 11-point lead over President Donald Trump.Quinnipiac reported Biden had support of 51% of likely voters compared with Trump’s 40%.That’s an improvement for Biden since a Sept. 3 Quinnipiac Poll when he was ahead of Trump by 3 percentage points in Florida, 48% to 45%. Combined with Biden leads in Pennsylvania and Iowa, Quinnipiac polling analyst Tim Malloy said in a written analysis Wednesday that “the president’s hopes for reelection are growing dimmer by the day.”But for many reasons, it’s...
Amy Kennedy is leading Jeff Van Drew in a closely watched South Jersey congressional race, poll says
Democrat Amy Kennedy is holding a narrow lead in her campaign to unseat New Jersey Republican Congressman Jeff Van Drew, according to a new poll, a sign of the party-switching congressman’s vulnerability in a competitive South Jersey district.The Monmouth University survey released Monday found that Kennedy, a former teacher who lives in Brigantine and is married to former U.S. Rep. Patrick Kennedy, leads Van Drew among registered voters, 49% to 44%. That advantage falls within the survey’s margin of error. Van Drew, a longtime conservative Democrat who was elected to Congress in 2018, became ...
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Biden moves ahead of Trump in poll of Miami-Dade's Hispanic voters
MIAMI — Cuban-American voters continue to favor President Donald Trump over Joe Biden in Miami-Dade County, but more are moving toward the Democratic nominee, boosting Biden’s chances of winning battleground Florida, according to a poll by Bendixen & Amandi International and the Miami Herald.Conducted Oct. 1-4 — beginning two days after the first Trump-Biden debate and the day before Trump announced he had contracted the coronavirus, and released ahead of Biden’s visit Monday to Miami — the poll of 600 likely voters found Biden leading Trump 57% to 37% in Miami-Dade County. Biden’s 20-point le...