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User: newstrust Topic: Politics
Category: Democratic Party :: Midterm Elections
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Trumpism Is Alive and Well — and It Won’t Go Away Even If Trump Does 4.11.2020 Truthout.com
As election officials process the ballots before them, I am processing the meaning of last night’s ...
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COVID-19 deaths could swing the election to Democrats, study says 31.10.2020 LA Times: Nation

COVID-19 deaths are draining political support for Republicans, from Trump to candidates for Congress, according to a new study.

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Trump urges Republicans to back big virus stimulus package 16.9.2020 Raw Story
US President Donald Trump, falling behind in the polls against Democrat Joe Biden ahead of the November election, on Wednesday urged his Republican Party to back a big-spending coronavirus stimulus package. Trump blamed “heartless” Democrats for Congress’ failure to agree on another bill injecting cash into struggling households and businesses after months of virus lockdowns. […]
Coronavirus stimulus checks: Politicians no closer to a deal 30.8.2020 Raw Story
As predicted a few weeks ago, both sides are no closer to a Coronavirus stimulus checks and relief bill. The talks are not any closer to providing relief to Americans. However, our analysis failed to take into account Congressional elections. Why aren’t both Democrats and Republicans worried about their House and Senate races? It will […]
These longtime red states are increasingly voting blue: FiveThirtyEight 26.8.2020 Raw Story
While President Donald Trump famously shifted several states in the Democrats’ Midwestern “Blue Wall” into the GOP column in 2016, his candidacy also shifted many longtime GOP strongholds significantly to the left — although not by enough to benefit Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. An analysis posted at FiveThirtyEight shows that Arizona, Georgia, and Texas have […]
Trump already tried to distract voters from health care with racist paranoia — and that was before the pandemic 25.7.2020 Raw Story
In 2018, Donald Trump’s very-stable-genius plan to win the midterm elections for Republicans was to hype the hell out of a so-called caravan of Central American refugees who were crossing Mexico in hopes of seeking asylum in the United States. About 7,000 people, mostly consisting of families with children, were indeed making the 2,500-mile trek to escape poverty and […]
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Unimaginative Trump returns to spewing racist paranoia as his reelection hopes appear to crumble before him 25.7.2020 Raw Story
In 2018, Donald Trump’s very-stable-genius plan to win the midterm elections for Republicans was to hype the hell out of a so-called caravan of Central American refugees who were crossing Mexico in hopes of seeking asylum in the United States. About 7,000 people, mostly consisting of families with children, were indeed making the 2,500-mile trek to escape poverty and […]
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Zerlina Maxwell And 'The End Of White Politics' 7.7.2020 Crooks Liars
If you're gonna boo Zerlina Maxwell, be aware she'll open her book with you. A faction of people at Politicon (yeah) decided to boo Zerlina Maxwell for not being liberal enough or something. The experience led her to write "The End of White Politics." One reviewer put it very well: It’s unfortunate that the people who most need to read this book will be the ones who won’t, and the people most likely to read the book already are the ones convinced of its main points. The author’s main premise is that whites will be a minority of the population by 2045, and the party representing progressives needs to begin acknowledging this fact *now* rather than waiting until that ...
Trump’s Nevada field operative warned the Republican Party things weren’t going as well as campaign claimed 6.7.2020 Raw Story
Things aren’t going well in Nevada, said a field operative in a memo to the national Republican Party. The Nevada Independent reported Sunday that a regional field director in the Trump campaign wrote a letter to Ronna Romney McDaniel revealing the situation on the ground. “In 2016, Donald Trump lost Nevada by a narrow margin,” […]
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Vote-By-Mail Is a Safer Option During a Pandemic—Except for Native Americans 5.6.2020 Mother Jones
Democrats pushing to expand the role of mail-in ballots in November’s election may be neglecting a vulnerable population that’s consistently taken their side: Native American voters, 2.3 million strong and growing. While geographic isolation, cultural divides, and lack of resources have long limited their participation in the political process, this year’s pandemic presents a new hurdle, as voting […]
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Trump’s repeated claims about mail-in voter fraud are ‘laughable’: op-ed 26.5.2020 Raw Story
Writing in the Washington Post this Tuesday, Phillip Bump tackles President Trump’s comments disparaging mail-in voting, saying that recent developments in Florida expose the reasoning for attacking the system. “You may recall that, in the days following the 2018 midterm elections, there was some uncertainty in the results in Florida’s gubernatorial and Senate races,” Bump […]
Florida investigators debunk Trump’s conspiracy theory of voter ‘fraud’ to ‘falsify a victory’: report 22.5.2020 Raw Story
Immediately after the 2018 midterm elections, amid chaos and confusion over the results in Florida, President Donald Trump repeatedly claimed on Twitter that Democrats were engaging in some sort of illegal election scheme. He said that he was sending lawyers “to expose the FRAUD!” and that votes were being “found” for Democrats by Broward County […]
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Trump’s short-lived coronavirus poll bump reveals his fundamental vulnerability 16.5.2020 Raw Story
President Donald Trump’s approval ratings have dropped again after a brief uptick that prompted widespread claims of a “rally round the flag” effect in late March. It’s wise not to read too much into the implications of these rating movements for the US presidential elections in November. The basic electoral dynamics have not changed since […]
Is Trump’s advantage in the Electoral College slipping away? 15.5.2020 Raw Story
Hillary Clinton’s loss in 2016 is seared into the memories of her supporters of President Donald Trump’s critics, so much so that there’s a risk they could be over-learning the lessons of the past in fear of not repeating old mistakes. One such lesson at the top of mind for many heading into the 2020 […]
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CAMPAIGN AD? WashPost Prints a Three-Page Tribute to 'Warrior-Heroine' Nancy Pelosi 30.3.2020 NewsBusters
On the last Sunday in March a year ago, The Washington Post Magazine published a goopy cover story titled "Pelosi's Moment. On the last Sunday in March this year, The Post published an "Opinion Essay" in the A section that went on for three pages (with eight photographs) celebrating Pelosi as "A troublemaker with a gavel." Karen Tumulty wrote what sounded like a very long Hallmark Greetings card for Pelosi's 80th ...
Record Turnout In Primary Elections Bodes Well For Democrats 3.3.2020 Crooks Liars
Never mind the results, or the botched vote count. This was the most alarming story for Democrats after the Iowa caucuses: Turnout for the Iowa caucuses fell far short of expectations. The leading campaigns were prepared for as many as 300,000 people to show up — 60,000 more than the record set in 2008. Instead just 176,000 showed up, less than 3 percent more than in 2016. While that’s higher than 2016, it’s a striking change from just a few years ago, when turnout in the midterm elections reached the highest level in a century and Democrats took control of the House of Representatives.... Now, at the moment when they need their ground troops the most, there are signs that the past three years may have depleted some of their reserves for organizing, activism and fund-raising. But after Joe Biden's big win in South Carolina yesterday, it appears that Democrats have a turnout problem only in caucuses. Nevada caucus turnoutr? Also not great. Officials say about 84,000 Nevada Democrats participated in ...
Republican response to potential pandemic aims at protecting Trump with cowardice, hypocrisy and outright lies 27.2.2020 Raw Story
The last time a deadly virus spread quickly across continents, Republicans in Congress ramped up xenophobic rhetoric to fear-monger ahead of the 2014 midterm elections. Echoing Donald Trump, who at the time hosted a weekly “Fox & Friends,” Republicans called for a travel ban and spread misinformation. “[President] Obama should apologize to the American people […]
‘I Bough…—I, I Got Them’: Bloomberg Almost Admits to Buying Members of Congress 27.2.2020 Raw Story
“When people show you who they are…” Billionaire businessman Michael Bloomberg almost said during the Democratic presidential debate in South Carolina Tuesday night that he “bought” the 21 freshman members of Congress he financially supported in the 2018 midterm elections. “Let’s just go on the record. They talk about 40 Democrats,” Bloomberg said, referring to […]
Here’s the single best way Democrats can beat Trump — and one group’s plan to do it 19.2.2020 Raw Story
Pessimism about defeating President Donald Trump has spiked among Democratic strategists in recent months, between the tangled mess that is the Democratic presidential primary field and a series of polls showing tight races in the critical states Democrats need to flip. But according to The Daily Beast, one group thinks they have the secret formula […]
Bloomberg’s Influence-Buying 16.2.2020 Outside the Beltway
Unprecedented spending since leaving City Hall has put him in a unique position.
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