U.S. Elections 2020

U.S. Elections 2020
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2020-06-24T08:30:02+00:00
AOC to defeat Michelle Caruso-Cabrera in Democratic primary
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez at the Women's March NYC, 2019
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez at the Women's March NYC, 2019 Credit: Dimitri Rodriguez / CC BY (Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 2.0)

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) will most likely defeat Michelle Caruso-Cabrera in the Democratic primary in New York’s 14th District, which includes parts of Queens and the Bronx. AOC was leading with 74 percent against Caruso-Cabrera, but mail-in ballots have yet to be counted. Counties have until July 1 to release the results of the absentee ballots.

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2020-06-15T21:30:01+00:00
Joe Biden had best fundraising month in May
Joe Biden walking with supporters in Clear Lake, Iowa.
Joe Biden walking with supporters in Clear Lake, Iowa. Credit: Gage Skidmore (Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 2.0)

Joe Biden’s presidential campaign announced it raised $80.5 million in May, fueled by his rise in the polls against President Trump and growth in his online fundraising operation.

“I’m in awe of this sum of money. Just a few months ago, people were ready to write this campaign off,” Biden said in a statement.

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2020-06-06T10:50:01+00:00
Joe Biden wins enough delegates to formally secure Democratic presidential nomination

Former vice-president and the last remaining contender for the Democratic presidential nomination Joe Biden has announced that he has managed to secure the needed 1,991 delegates to formally win the nomination. Seven states and the District of Columbia have held democratic primaries on Tuesday and eight states still have to vote. According to Associated Press he stands at 1,995 delegates.

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2020-06-02T19:54:17+00:00
Julian Castro endorses Joe Biden for President
Julian Castro
Julian Castro Credit: Gage Skidmore (Creative Commons Attribution 2.0)

Julian Castro, a former presidential candidate, endorsed today Joe Biden for president.

On a tweet, Castro said: "Joe Biden recognizes the urgent need for real reform to address our broken policing system.

I’m proud to support him, and I look forward to seeing these reforms become law, so that what happened to George Floyd never happens again."

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2020-05-22T17:42:47+00:00
Biden spokesperson announces that Amy Klobuchar is being vetted for running mate

A senior person from the Biden campaign has told CBS News that the vetting process for the presumptive democratic nominee Joe Biden has been started and multiple democratic politicians have agreed to it. The list includes Senator Amy Klobuchar and Senator Maggie Hassan. The process consists of a multi-week background check including voting records, relationships, public appearances and other information.

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2020-05-02T13:13:21+00:00
Joe Biden denies allegations of sexual assault

The last contender for the presidential nomination of the democratic party for the US elections 2020, Joe Biden, has denied the allegations that he sexually assaulted a former staff assistant of his in 1993. In a TV interview on Friday, he publically stated that "I'm saying unequivocally: it never, never happened" and has asked for a search of the Senate archives to check if there is any written complaint record.

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2020-04-29T03:02:22+00:00
Hillary Clinton endorses Joe Biden for president
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaking with supporters at a campaign rally at the Intramural Fields at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaking with supporters at a campaign rally at the Intramural Fields at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona. Credit: Gage Skidmore (Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 4.0)

After Barack Obama, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, Hillary Clinton - 2016 Democratic presidential nominee - announced her endorsement of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden.

The endorsement, at an online town hall on the effects of the coronavirus crisis on women, came at a critical moment as Biden aims to raise his profile with female voters and other key demographic groups even as the pandemic ravages the U.S. economy.

Biden, who has vowed to pick a woman as his running mate this year, introduced Clinton at the town hall as the person who should now be president.

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2020-04-27T17:11:19+00:00
New York state’s Democratic presidential primary cancelled

On Monday, New York officials announced that the state's Democratic presidential primary had been cancelled. After Bernie Sanders's withdrawal from the race, the primary would be considered a "beauty contest that the state can ill afford in the face of the coronavirus epidemic" and therefore unnecessary. The vote would have taken place in over 20 counties on June 23.

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2020-04-14T21:16:07+00:00
Barack Obama endorses Joe Biden for presidency

The former president of the United States Barack Obama has endorsed his former vice-president Joe Biden who's the last contender in the primaries of the Democratic party to become the Democratic nominee for the presidency.

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2020-04-13T18:28:44+00:00
Senator Bernie Sanders endorses former vice president Joe Biden

After his withdrawal from the race for the candidacy for the president of the United States of the Democratic Party, Senator Bernie Sanders has endorsed the last remaining contender the former vice president Joe Biden.

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2020-04-08T15:38:05+00:00
Bernie Sanders is dropping out of the Democratic presidential race

The New York Times and CNN are reporting that Bernie Sanders dropped out of the Democratic presidential race, making Joe Biden presumptive nominee for the Democratic Party.

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2020-03-28T07:28:46+00:00
Joe Biden hit by sexual assault allegation

Former Vice President Joe Biden faces new allegations of sexual assault. In an interview with podcast host Katie Halper, which aired on Wednesday, Tara Reade says Biden sexually assaulted her, pushing her against a wall and penetrating her with his fingers when she was working in his staff in 1993. When she pulled away, she says, he said he thought she "liked" him.

Reade's allegation line up with allegations by several women who came forward in 2019 to say Biden had kissed or touched them in ways that made them uncomfortable. Biden’s campaign on Friday denied Reade’s allegation. “Women have a right to tell their story, and reporters have an obligation to rigorously vet those claims,” deputy campaign manager Kate Bedingfield said in a statement. “We encourage them to do so, because these accusations are false.”

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2020-03-19T22:19:23+00:00
Tulsi Gabbard drops out of 2020 Democratic presidential race, endorses Biden

The last competing woman in the 2020 Democratic Party presidential primaries has dropped out of the race. The Hawaii congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard has announced that, after winning a total of two delegates in so far, she'll stop contesting for the Democratic presidential nomination. Instead, she endorsed former vice-president Joe Biden for the Democratic nomination.

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2020-03-17T19:37:28+00:00
Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announces that primaries will be moved

The Governor has announced on Twitter that due to the spread of the coronavirus poll workers and voters would be forced "to place themselves at an unacceptable health risk". The Director of the Ohio Dept of Health Dr. Amy Action will, therefore, order that the polls stay closed. He also said that options are explored so "every voter who wants to vote will be granted that opportunity".

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2020-03-09T19:28:03+00:00
Marianne Williamson endorses Bernie Sanders

Following the drop out of Andrew Yang out of the race for the Democratic presidential nomination, his former contender Marianne Williamson switches her endorsement from Andrew Yang to Senator Bernie Sanders who is still in the race. The endorsement was announced at a Bernie Sanders rally in Austin, Texas.

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2020-03-09T19:28:03+00:00
Andrew Yang calls for other contestants to drop out of race

Former Democratic presidential candidate contender Andrew Yang says "someone needs to pull an Andrew Yang", meaning that someone needs to drop out in order for the field to be able to consolidate. He says that "each candidate wants to be the last person standing to absorb the non-Bernie energy".

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2020-03-09T19:28:03+00:00
Washington Post researches: Sanders changed opinion on contested convention since 2016

The Democratic presidential nominee contender and senator Bernie Sanders said during the Las Vegas debate that he opposes a contested convention where superdelegates weight in their votes. This stands in contrast to his standpoint in 2016 when he was facing Hillary Clinton for the nomination. Back then he said, " The responsibility that superdelegates have is to decide what is best for this country and what is best for the Democratic Party". Even if it would mean to override a pledged delegate majority.

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2020-03-09T19:28:03+00:00
During debate: Only Bernie Sanders against the option of a contested convention

During the Democratic debate in Las Vegas, the candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination were asked if the "person with the most delegates at the end of the primary season" should be the nominee for the Democratic party, even if the candidate is short of a majority of delegates. All candidates except Bernie Sanders answered the question with no. This is important in particular because if no candidate has a majority on the first ballot, 500 superdelegates that aren't appointed through primaries can vote in the second one.

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2020-03-09T19:28:03+00:00
Dropped out democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang hired by CNN as commentator

The former candidate for the presidential nomination fo the democratic party and businessmen Andrew Yang will join CNN as a political commentator following his dropout of the primary race.

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2020-03-09T19:28:02+00:00
Poll by Data for Progress: Nevada lead by Sanders and followed by Warren, Buttigieg and Biden

A new poll by Data for Progress found the democratic presidential nominee contender Bernie Sanders leads with 35%. This puts him at more than double the percentage points than either of his competitors Elizabeth Warren, Pete Buttigieg, and Joe Biden which all poll around the same within a possible statistical inaccuracy between 16-14%.

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2020-03-09T19:28:02+00:00
Ted Cruz voices criticism on Alabama vasectomy bill

Following the introduction of a bill that would make vasectomy mandatory for men under certain conditions, the Republican Texas senator Ted Cruz tweeted " Yikes. A government big enough to give you everything is big enough to take everything...literally!". Ted Cruz is known for his conservative stand towards abortions.

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2020-03-09T19:28:01+00:00
Sanders claims that competitor Bloomberg is attempting to "buy the presidency"
Sanders claims that competitor Bloomberg is attempting to "buy the presidency"
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The democratic presidential nominee contender Bernie Sanders claimed at one of his rallys in Carson City, Nevada that his opponent Michael Bloomberg uses his private fortune in an attempt to "try to buy the presidency by spending hundreds and hundreds of millions of dollars on TV ads".