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10/30 Mike Luckovich - Scary Jack-O-Lantern

https://twitter.com/mluckovichajc/status/1321934341124034566

10/29 Daily Dose of Joe

Friends -- see below for today's Dose of Joe.

• Yesterday, Joe Biden received a briefing from public health experts on data that indicates a coming surge in infections, what actions would be needed to turn this around, and the importance of wearing a mask. Following his public health briefing, Biden delivered remarks on controlling the pandemic, the critical urgency behind protecting the Affordable Care Act and what is at stake in this election. You can watch his full remarks HERE.

• Joe Biden will travel to Florida to discuss bringing Americans together to address the crises facing the country and winning the battle for the soul of the nation. In the afternoon, Vice President Biden will deliver remarks at a drive-in event in Broward County to encourage Floridians to vote. In the evening, Vice President Biden will deliver remarks at a drive-in event in Tampa to encourage Floridians to vote. You can watch all events HERE.

• Jill Biden will join members of UNITE HERE Florida, the hospitality workers' union, to deliver remarks on Joe Biden’s plan to fight for working families and build back better an economy devastated by Donald Trump’s mismanagement of the COVID-19 pandemic response.

• Jill Biden will travel to Lansing and Westland, Michigan to energize supporters at volunteer canvass launches and encourage Michiganders to vote now. With only five days until November 3, Biden will discuss what is at stake in this election and emphasize the critical role that Michiganders will play in deciding the next president.

• Doug Emhoff will travel to Columbus and Akron where he will encourage Ohioans to make their voices heard by casting their ballots for the Biden-Harris ticket. First, he will kick off an early vote rally in Columbus. Later, he will visit Akron, where he will hold a drive-in rally to encourage Northeast Ohioans to make a plan to vote in this election.

• Today, Biden for President will begin airing two ads that both focus on climate change. Melanie is a 90 second spot that tells the story of a wildland firefighter in Arizona, and Oval suggests the best way to quiet Trump’s noise. These are the first two campaign-sponsored ads focused exclusively on climate ever to air nationally in a general election and will run on MSNBC and Comedy Central respectively.

• Yesterday, the Association of Flight Attendants Union and the Association of Professional Flight Attendants announced their endorsements of Joe Biden for President. In their endorsement, they cited their work with Vice President Biden in 2014 in keeping passengers safe, stopping the spread of communicable diseases on transportation, and commended his track record of standing with union members.

JOE’S SOCIAL MEDIA TO AMPLIFY

TWITTER

@JoeBiden: I believe in science.

Donald Trump doesn't.

It's that simple, folks.

@JoeBiden: The future of our planet is on the ballot.
10/

VIRTUAL CAMPAIGN EVENTS THIS WEEK

Progressives for Biden Phone Bank
Thursday, October 29th at 12:00 PM ET
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Senior for Biden Phone Bank
Thursday, October 29th at 3:00 PM ET
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Progressives for Biden Phone Bank
Thursday, October 29th at 3:00 PM ET
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Actors’ Equity for Biden-Harris Phone Bank
Thursday, October 29th at 3:00 PM ET
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Divine Nine Mobilization Event with Senator Harris
Thursday, October 29th at 5:00 PM ET
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Todos con Biden Weekly Bilingual Phone Bank
Thursday, October 29th at 6:00 PM ET
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Bricklayers for Biden-Harris Phone Bank
Thursday, October 29th at 6:00 PM ET
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AFSCME for Biden-Harris Phone Bank
Thursday, October 29th at 6:00 PM ET
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Indian Country for Biden Weekly GOTV Call
Thursday, October 29th at 6:30 PM ET
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Catholics for Biden Town Hall
Thursday, October 29th at 7:00 PM ET
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Women for Biden National Call with Tina Tchen and Jess Morales Rocketto
Thursday, October 29th at 7:00 PM ET
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Shop Talk with Spike Lee, Hill Harper, and Michael Smith
Thursday, October 29th at 7:00 PM ET
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Progressives for Biden Phone Bank
Thursday, October 29th at 7:00 PM ET
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TWU for Biden-Harris Phone Bank
Thursday, October 29th at 7:00 PM ET
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AAPI Trivia with the Stars and Texas Phone Banks
Thursday, October 29th at 7:30 PM ET
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UFW for Biden-Harris Phone Bank
Thursday, October 29th at 7:30 PM ET
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AAPI Christian Town Hall | How to Vote "Christian" in this Election
Thursday, October 29th at 8:00 PM ET
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Statement by Vice President Joe Biden on the Second Anniversary of the 10/27 Shootings

This was emailed to me by Jewish Americans for Biden
Two years ago, a white supremacist entered Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life Synagogue and perpetrated the deadliest anti-Semitic attack in American history. Eleven innocent lives were taken that Shabbat morning, ripped away from their families by a lone gunman taking longtime forces of bigotry and prejudice to their violent conclusion. This act of terror was not only an assault against the Jewish community of Pittsburgh — it was a strike against the soul of our nation and the values for which America stands.

Today, the pain remains. For the families of Tree of Life, New Light, and Dor Hadash, the grief will never fully subside. In the two years since, we have witnessed the courage and resilience of these congregations — responding to their most profound moment of fear and despair with purpose, compassion, and love.

When anti-Semitism is allowed to fester, it shreds the fabric of our communities and erodes our soul. We must stand up and speak out whenever and wherever it rears its head, because silence can become complicity. If we are ever to reach our full potential as a nation, we must banish hatred, bigotry, and conspiratorial fanaticism to the dustbin of history — and choose a path of dignity and respect for all people.

On behalf of Jill, Kamala, Doug, and our families, we stand with the people of Squirrel Hill, the entire Pittsburgh community, and all Jewish Americans on this solemn anniversary. May the memories of the victims forever be a blessing.

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VT's Election Chief Asks SCOTUS To Correct Error In Kavanaugh Opinion

Kavanaugh's opinon here was a piece of crap that would get a F on a law school exam. The VT. election chief was correct to ask for a correction https://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/vermont-correction-kavanaugh-concurrence

Vermont Secretary of State Jim Condos (D) formally requested, via a letter to the clerk of the Supreme Court, that a Justice Brett Kavanaugh opinion that mischaracterized the state’s plans for the election be corrected.

In his concurrence explaining why he was voting in favor of a requirement that Wisconsin absentee ballots be received by Election Day, Kavanuagh argued that courts should defer to state legislatures when it came to adjusting election rules for the pandemic.

Kavanaugh pointed specifically to Vermont as a state that has “decided not to make changes to their ordinary election rules, including to the election-day deadline for receipt of absentee ballots.”

That assertion was wrong, as Condos’ letter Wednesday pointed out. Vermont made two major changes, because of the pandemic, to how it was handling the election. Its legislature approved the proactive sending of mail ballots to all active registered voters. And Condos additionally okayed a policy that will allow local election officials to begin processing absentee ballots 30 days before the election.

“These two actions factored significantly in our decision to hold to existing law requiring the election day receipt of mailed ballots rather than extending returns beyond election day based on postmark,” Condos said.

Beyond just noting the factual error, Condos’ letter argued that the election changes that Vermont embraced made it a poor comparison point for Wisconsin, where the legislature has pointedly refused to let the processing of absentee ballots begin earlier or pass other laws that would help absentee voters get their ballots in sooner.

10/29 Mike Luckovich-Peaceful transfer of Power

https://twitter.com/mluckovichajc/status/1321564549271740417/photo/1

10/28 Daily Dose of Joe

Friends -- see below for today's Dose of Joe.

• Yesterday, Vice President Biden visited Warm Springs, Georgia and delivered remarks focused on unity and healing with one week left before the general election. He later spoke at a second rally in Atlanta, where he urged Georgians to vote for Democrats up and down the ticket. You can watch his full remarks in Warm Springs and Atlanta.

• Joe Biden will receive a briefing from public health experts. After, Vice President Biden will deliver remarks on his plans to beat COVID-19, lower health care costs, and protect Americans with pre-existing conditions. You can watch HERE.

• Kamala Harris will travel to Phoenix and Tucson, Arizona to urge Arizonans to make a plan to vote early. In the morning, Senator Harris will meet with a group of Latina business owners in Tucson. After, Senator Harris will participate in an early vote mobilization event. In the afternoon, Senator Harris will travel to Phoenix to meet with a group of Black leaders. Later, Senator Harris will participate in an early vote mobilization event with Grammy Award-winning singer and philanthropist Alicia Keys.

• Doug Emhoff will travel to Lehigh and Centre Counties where he will rally volunteers and encourage Pennsylvanians to make their voices heard by casting their ballots for the Biden-Harris ticket. First, he will kick off a canvass at Biden for President Pennsylvania’s Voter Activation Center in Allentown. Later, he will visit State College, where he will encourage students and community members to make a plan to vote in this election.

• Joe Biden and Kamala Harris released a statement on the shooting of Walter Wallace Jr. In his statement he stated that “Walter Wallace’s life, like too many others’, was a Black life that mattered — to his mother, to his family, to his community, to all of us.”

JOE’S SOCIAL MEDIA TO AMPLIFY

TWITTER

@JoeBiden: Folks, we're just one week from Election Day, and we can't get complacent. Our campaign is working to reach voters across the country until the very last ballot is cast. We can't afford to fall short.

If you're able, please chip in now:

@JoeBiden: Health care is on the line.
Workers' rights are on the line.
Civil rights are on the line.
Women's rights are on the line.
LGBTQ+ rights are on the line.
Immigrant rights are on the line.

Don't sit this one out. Head to http://makeaplan.com and make your plan to vote today.

VIRTUAL CAMPAIGN EVENTS THIS WEEK

Progressives for Biden Phone Bank
Wednesday, October 28th at 1:00 PM ET
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Progressives for Biden Phone Bank
Wednesday, October 28th at 3:00 PM ET
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RWDSU for Biden-Harris Phone Bank
Wednesday, October 21st at 4:00 PM ET
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Progressives for Biden Phone Bank
Wednesday, October 28th at 5:00 PM ET
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FAITH OUT the Vote Weekly Phonebank
Wednesday, October 28th at 6:00 PM ET
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IUPAT for Biden-Harris Phone Bank
Wednesday, October 28th at 6:00 PM ET
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HBCU Students and Alum Weekly Phone Bank
Wednesday, October 28th at 6:00 PM ET
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National AAPIs for Biden Weekly Call & AAPIs Assemble! Phone Bank with Gov. Howard Dean
Wednesday, October 28th at 7:00 PM ET
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Educators for Biden Weekly Phonebank
Wednesday, October 28th at 7:00 PM ET
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Student Loan Voter Townhall/Phone Bank with Alyssa Milano
Wednesday, October 28th at 7:00 PM ET
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The Future of Biz and Entrepreneurship with Maya Harris, Mark Cuban, Daniel Lubetzky, and Rufus Gifford
Wednesday, October 28th at 7:00 PM ET
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Evangelicals for Biden: The Closing Argument
Wednesday, October 28th at 8:00 PM ET
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Women for Biden: Millennials & Gen Z Weekly Phone Bank with Danai Gurira
Wednesday, October 21st at 8:00 PM ET
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IUPAT for Biden-Harris Phone Bank
Wednesday, October 28th at 8:00 PM ET
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Sisters United for Change 2020 Voter Mobilization Rally with remarks by Senator Kamala Harris
Wednesday, October 28th at 8:00 PM ET
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Joe Biden calls out trump's photo op stunt

https://twitter.com/ABC/status/1321494046414655490

10/28 Mike Luckovich: Cow logic

https://twitter.com/mluckovichajc/status/1321227434805678081

Jack Burkman and Jacob Wohl Indicted AGAIN Over Voter Intimidation

Lock them up
https://twitter.com/willsommer/status/1321137064763600897

Conservative operatives Jacob Wohl and Jack Burkman have been indicted in Ohio, once more over a racist robocall aimed at minority voters.

Wohl and Burkman, who rose to some level of infamy online for blundering attempts to manufacture sexual assaults allegations against Democratic politicians and other Trump foes, have each been charged in Ohio’s Cuyahoga County with eight counts of telecommunications fraud and seven counts of bribery, a charge that includes attempts to convince people not to cast ballots. The indictment only adds to the growing mountain of criminal and civil problems facing the notorious pro-Trump pair.

In late August, a robocall that claimed to come from Wohl and Burkman warned voters not to use mail-in ballots, falsely claiming that the ballot information would be used to enforce vaccine mandates and collect on credit card debts. In the call, which was sent to 67,000 voters in the Midwest, according to prosecutors, a Black woman warned potential voters not to send in mail-in ballots or risk being fooled by “the man.”

“The right to vote is the most fundamental component of our nation’s democracy,” Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Michael C. O’Malley said in a statement. “These individuals clearly infringed upon that right in a blatant attempt to suppress votes and undermine the integrity of this election These actions will not be tolerated.”

10/27Daily Dose of Joe

Friends -- see below for today's Dose of Joe.

• Yesterday, Joe Biden traveled to Chester, Pennsylvania where he blasted the Trump administration's response to COVID-19 following Chief of Staff Mark Meadows’ admission that they’ve given up on getting the virus under control.

• Today, Joe Biden will travel to Georgia. In the afternoon, Vice President Biden will deliver remarks in Warm Springs on bringing Americans together to address the crises facing our nation. Vice President Biden will say that Americans have always come together to triumph and overcome, and that we can, must, and will again now. After, Vice President Biden will attend a drive-in event in Atlanta to encourage Georgians to make a plan to vote during the last week of early voting in the Peach State. You can watch all events HERE.

• Kamala Harris will travel to Reno and Las Vegas, Nevada for voter mobilization events to urge Nevadans to make plans to vote early through October 30. In the afternoon, Senator Harris will participate in an early vote mobilization event in Reno. In the evening, Senator Harris will travel to Las Vegas to participate in an early vote mobilization event.

• Jill Biden will travel to Bangor, Maine to headline a socially distanced Get Out the Vote rally. Participants at the event will include Governor Janet Mills, House Speaker Sara Gideon, and Hermon High School teacher Jesse Hargrove.

• Yesterday, in an op-ed for CNN, Senators Tom Udall and Elizabeth Warren outlined the dire consequences for Indian Country if Donald Trump and Senate Republicans are successful in nominating Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. With millions of ballots cast, and Native communities disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, the senators argue that placing Barrett on the court could lead to the destruction of the Affordable Care Act, and with it, the health care of many in Indian Country.

JOE’S SOCIAL MEDIA TO AMPLIFY

TWITTER

@JoeBiden: Folks, I'm amazed by what you all are doing to get out the vote. We can't let up — remember to vote early, and sign up to help this final weekend: http://joebiden.com/gotv

@JoeBiden: I couldn't be more excited to have my friend @BarackObama hitting the campaign trail to talk about what's at stake in this election.

As he said in Philadelphia, we can't just imagine a better future — we have to fight for it and vote like never before: http://iwillvote.com

VIRTUAL CAMPAIGN EVENTS THIS WEEK

Progressives for Biden Phone Bank
Tuesday, October 27th at 12:00 PM ET
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Ohio Small Businesses for Biden with Senator Sherrod Brown
Tuesday, October 27th at 2:30 PM ET
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Seniors for Biden Phone Bank
Tuesday, October 27th at 3:00 PM ET
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Progressives for Biden Phone Bank
Tuesday, October 27th at 3:00 PM ET
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Believers for Biden Weekly Devotional
Tuesday, October 27th at 6:00 PM ET
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Progressives for Biden Phone Bank
Tuesday, October 27th at 6:00 PM ET
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Believers for Biden + Jewish Americans Weekly Phone Bank
Tuesday, October 27th at 7:00 PM ET
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Students GOTV Phone Bank with Rachel Zegler
Tuesday, October 27th at 7:00 PM ET
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Women for Biden Phone Bank
Tuesday, October 27th at 7:00 PM ET
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AAPIs in Fashion for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris with Michelle Kwan
Tuesday, October 27th at 8:00 PM ET
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Believers For Biden Issues of Faith Town Hall with Sen. Chris Coons
Tuesday, October 27th at 8:00 PM ET
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Shoulder to Shoulder: South Asian Interfaith Unity Rally with Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi
Tuesday, October 27th at 8:00 PM ET
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Luchadores con Biden with George Lopez and Cristobal Alex
Tuesday, October 27th at 8:00 PM ET
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UFW for Biden-Harris Phone Bank
Tuesday, October 27th at 8:30 PM ET
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