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September 24, 2020

As Americans worry about mailed ballots, most states now offer a way to track them - NBC

Forty-six states have quietly adopted a free way for every voter to track their ballot this year, a potential rebuttal to fears that voting by mail is inherently risky.


For most states, it's a simple online lookup that shows simple fields for each voter's ballot, like whether it's been sent or received, according to a tally from the National Vote at Home Institute, a nonprofit that advocates allowing Americans to vote without having to visit a polling site.

Five states, plus several hundred counties, go further. They offer a service that marks every voter's envelope with a unique barcode like a shipped package and lets them receive updates via text message or email every step of the way.

That's a sharp increase from 2016, when only a handful of states allowed ballot tracking of any sort.

More at: NBC NEWS
September 13, 2020

Minnesota Seemed Ripe for a Trump Breakout. It Has Not Arrived. NYT

DULUTH, Minn. — For a campaign event featuring Donald Trump Jr., the brash-talking, liberal-dunking namesake of the president, it was all rather mundane.

There was no large rally with thronging crowds, but a few hundred seats at a community center, each socially distanced. The signature Trump campaign playlist, usually blared at a volume that makes conversation impossible, was replaced by a selection of library-level soft rock.

“I like the crowds a little bit more packed and a little tighter, but we have to play by different rules, and that’s OK,” he told supporters.

It was not supposed to be this way. If any state is positioned to go from blue to red in 2020, to embrace the fullness of Trumpology and provide the president some much-needed Electoral College insurance, it is Minnesota.

Donald Trump Jr. drew a relatively sedate crowd to a recent campaign event in Duluth, Minn.

More at: NY TIMES
September 2, 2020

The Lincoln Project - HE IS CRAZY


It's about time someone stated the obvious!

September 2, 2020

Trump is mentally unwell. Dark forces controlling Biden?

Dems need to call out his obvious mental health issues.

He's clearly unfit, in more ways than one.

September 2, 2020

PLAN YOUR VOTE - Excellent information from NBC


An AXIOS guest on Joy Reid tonight talked about the RED MIRAGE some of us have discussed here. Joy Reid also covered the possibility that Republican officials in various states, may try to stop the mail in vote count and declare Trump the winner BEFORE all mail in votes are counted. Thus far, officials that were contacted by NBC, with directly related questions, have failed to respond.

I know I'm beating this drum over and over again. But it's best to be proactive, rather than reactive. And, If Joy Reid agrees, I can't be too crazy.

Biden supporters need to plan our votes and be sure they're counted on or before election day.

September 1, 2020

Trump has slipped among key groups that backed him in 2016

Source: Los Angeles Times

WASHINGTON — President Trump’s support has eroded among key groups of voters who backed him in 2016 — a major reason why he continues to trail former Vice President Joe Biden and a prime motivator for the president’s reelection strategy of emphasizing violent disorder in the nation’s cities.
Trump’s decline among parts of his 2016 base is a chief finding so far from the USC Dornsife Daybreak Poll, which tracked voter preferences daily four years ago and is doing so again this year. Overall, Trump has lost support from about 9% of voters who backed him in 2016, the poll finds.

The poll shows no major shift in the race during the last two weeks, belying much speculation that the back-to-back national political conventions and violence in Portland, Ore., and Kenosha, Wis., might have changed what has been an unusually stable contest.

During the Democratic convention, Biden gained 2 percentage points and Trump lost 2 points; Trump then regained some of that ground during his convention, a week-by-week comparison of the poll’s tracking shows.

Read more: https://www.latimes.com/politics/story/2020-09-01/trump-slipped-among-key-groups-backed-him-2016

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