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Trump gives credence to false, racist Harris conspiracy

Source: AP News

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday gave credence to a false and racist conspiracy about Kamala Harris’ eligibility to be vice president, fueling an online misinformation campaign that parallels the one he used to power his rise into politics.

Asked about the matter at the White House, Trump told reporters he had “heard” rumors that Harris, a Black woman and U.S.-born citizen whose parents were immigrants, does not meet the requirement to serve in the White House. The president said he considered the rumors “very serious.”

The conspiracy is false. Harris, who was tapped this week by Joe Biden to serve as his running mate on the Democratic ticket, was born in Oakland, California, and is eligible to be president under the constitutional requirements. The question is not even considered complex, according to constitution lawyers.

“Full stop, end of story, period, exclamation point,” said Jessica Levinson, a professor at Loyola Law School.

Read more: https://apnews.com/9a1f128ebec6f25eee2c77fc08f738f5

CONVENTION EVENT: Axios: The Future of Employability

The Future of Employability: COVID-19, Local Economic Recovery and the Path Forward

Join Axios at the DNC for a live, virtual event on Milwaukee's economic recovery amidst COVID-19. We will unpack how local businesses have adapted to a changing world, focusing on inclusive economic recovery.

Axios Politics & White House Editor Margaret Talev and Cities Correspondent Kim Hart will host one-on-one conversations with:

The Honorable Gwen Moore
Representative, Wisconsin's 4th Congressional District
Member, House Committee on Ways and Means

Kathleen Gallagher
Executive Director, 5 Lakes Institute

Mark Murphy
President & CEO, Green Bay Packers, National Football League

Tuesday, August 18, 2020
12:30 pm - 1:00 pm ET
Register to receive the livestream link prior to the event.

CONVENTION EVENT: Politico Conventions 2020

The COVID-19 election is here. Americans will be voting in the middle of a pandemic that has upended every aspect of daily life, the economy and the political process with both Democrats and Republicans reimagining their political conventions.

POLITICO Playbook Co-authors Anna Palmer and Jake Sherman will virtually host Plug in with Playbook during the Democratic National Convention to bring the POLITICO audience the latest developments into the campaign of presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden along with other election-related updates.

Preview our schedule below and register for the programming you'd like to watch throughout the week.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 18
Featuring interviews with Tom Perez, Chair of the Democratic National Committee, and Joe Solmonese, CEO of the 2020 Democratic Convention

9:00 AM
PLUG IN WITH PLAYBOOK
Playbook Co-authors Jake Sherman and Anna Palmer sit down for a virtual interview with Tom Perez, Chair of the Democratic National Committee, and Joe Solmonese, CEO of the 2020 Democratic Convention. Plus: A look at the electoral landscape in Michigan and analysis of down-ballot races and general election polling.

8:30 PM
FOUR SQUARE
Four Square Host and Video Journalist Eugene Daniels pre-games the DNC speeches and breaks down the day’s relevant political developments along with Chief Political Correspondent Tim Alberta, Chief Washington Correspondent Ryan Lizza and National Political Reporter Laura Barrón-López.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 19
Featuring interviews with Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA) and Gov. Phil Murphy (D-NJ)

9:00 AM
PLUG IN WITH PLAYBOOK
Playbook Co-authors Jake Sherman and Anna Palmer sit down for a virtual interview with Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA). Plus: A look at the electoral landscape in Pennsylvania and a dive into the campaign of presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden.

3:30 PM
STATE PLAYBOOK INTERVIEW: NEW JERSEY
Join POLITICO New Jersey Reporter Matt Friedman for an interview with Gov. Phil Murphy (D-NJ).

8:30 PM
FOUR SQUARE
Four Square Host and Video Journalist Eugene Daniels pre-games the DNC speeches and breaks down the day’s relevant political developments along with Chief Political Correspondent Tim Alberta, Chief Washington Correspondent Ryan Lizza and National Political Reporter Laura Barrón-López.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 20
Featuring an interview with Biden for President Senior Advisor Symone Sanders

9:00 AM
PLUG IN WITH PLAYBOOK
Playbook Co-authors Jake Sherman and Anna Palmer sit down for a virtual interview with Symone Sanders, Biden Campaign Senior Advisor. Plus: A look at the electoral landscape in Wisconsin and analysis of digital campaigning and technology.

1:00 PM
POWERING AMERICA'S ECONOMIC RECOVERY
PRESENTED BY BANK OF AMERICA
As the political parties formalize their nominees and Americans get ready to vote for their next president, the economy will be a driving factor in determining the 2020 election outcome. Chief Economic Correspondent Ben White hosts a deep-dive virtual conversation exploring how the incoming administration, Democratic or Republican, will approach economic and labor policies after November.

8:30 PM
FOUR SQUARE
Four Square Host and Video Journalist Eugene Daniels pre-games the DNC speeches and breaks down the day’s relevant political developments along with Chief Political Correspondent Tim Alberta, Chief Washington Correspondent Ryan Lizza and National Political Reporter Laura Barrón-López.

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CONVENTION EVENT: NHCSL: Si Se Vota!



Latino Leaders Strategizing the Battleground States

Monday, August 17, 2020
3:00PM – 4:30PM CT
Virtual Meeting

Latino leaders across the country discuss preparing for the 2020 elections with a laser focus on GOTV in the key battleground states: Arizona, Florida, Michigan, Texas and Wisconsin (host). There will be a more in-depth discussion about Florida, that will include the need to engage the Puerto Rican community. In addition to representatives from these states, we will host key party leaders.

Program Sessions
• Welcome Remarks
• Roundtable Discussion with Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin
• Arizona Roundtable
• Texas Roundtable
• Florida Roundtable
• Youth Engagement

Hosted By:

Senator Iris Y. Martinez (IL), DNC Hispanic Caucus Chair
Senator Daniel Ivey-Soto (NM), President, NHCSL
Domingo Garcia, President, LULAC

Special Guests:

Secretary Julian Castro

Moderated By:

Kenneth Romero, Executive Director, NHCSL
Sindy M. Benavides, Chief Executive Officer, LULAC

Panelists:

Representative Alex Garza (MI)
Representative Danilo Burgos (PA)
Representative Lorenzo Sierra (AZ)
Senator Tony Navarrete (AZ)
Representative Victoria Neave (TX)
Senator Jose Menéndez (TX)
U.S. Representative Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (FL)
Senator Annette Taddeo (FL)
Senator Victor Torres (FL)

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CONVENTION EVENT: Planned Parenthood Action Fund: "We Decide: Our Lives. Our Health. Our Vote."



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CONVENTION EVENT: Jewish Americans for Biden Convention Pre-Program and Watch Party

We're excited to come together virtually to watch the convention and take action each day. Joining our Jewish Americans for Biden Pre-Program and Watch Party is a great way to meet fellow supporters and to learn more about what you can do to help elect Joe Biden and Democrats down the ballot.

Sign Up Now

CONVENTION EVENT: West Wing Reunion

A Livestream Event

The West Wing Weekly in Wisconsin!

August 18 - 8 PM EDT
Janel Moloney
Bradley Whitford
Joshua Maline
and Hrishikesh Hirway

Chip in any amount to join us for an exclusive West Wing Weekly event featuring Bradley Whitford, Joshua Malina, Janel Moloney, and Hrishikesh Hirway!

It's only going to be livestreamed once at 8pm ET on August 18th.

Anything you donate will be used to ensure that Trump loses Wisconsin, and thereby the White House.

Most people are chipping in $27!

Tickets

CONVENTION EVENT: Join Pete for a Convention Happy Hour!

Grassroots Happy Hour with Pete
A virtual conversation with Pete Buttigieg and special guests in support of Win the Era.

Wednesday, August 19th

7:15 PM ET

The most important election of our lifetimes is approaching rapidly and this year is our last chance to turn from the politics of the past with new ideas and new leadership. Each of us has a part to play in securing the future Americans desperately need and the Democratic National Convention is an opportunity to stand united as Democrats. So before Pete takes the stage for his address on Thursday, we’re excited to invite you to join our Grassroots Happy Hour with Pete and a few special guests on Wednesday.

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CONVENTION EVENT: Join us for a Monday Night Kick-Off event with Gov. Howard Dean!

The Missouri Democratic Party is pleased to join our friends up North, the great state of Vermont, to bring you a fantastic line-up of speakers for our National Convention Monday Night Kick-Off at 6:30PM CST!

Come hear from Fmr. Gov. Howard Dean, Mayor of Phoenix Kate Gallego, and Mayor of Washington, D.C. Muriel Bowser!



Funds raised through this event support The Vermont Democratic Party and Missouri Democratic State Committee - Federal Account.
General Admission: $25.00 each

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BREAKING: Federal Judge ORDERS Trump Campaign/RNC to prove "vote by mail fraud"

https://twitter.com/AnaCabrera/status/1293978411073929217
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