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RNC, Night 4: Trump attacks Biden, calls him the "destroyer of America's jobs"
RNC, Night 4: Trump attacks Biden, calls him the "destroyer of America's jobs"
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During the fourth night of the Republican National Convention, President Donald Trump took various swings at Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden.

"Joe Biden is not the savior of America’s soul," so Trump. "He is the destroyer of America’s jobs, and if given the chance, he will be the destroyer of America’s greatness."

Trump claimed that his response to the Covid-19 pandemic was based "the science, the facts, and the data" and that Biden would surrender to the virus with the result of "drug overdoses, depression, alcohol addiction, suicides, heart attacks, economic devastation, job loss."

Biden would also "demolish the suburbs, confiscate your guns, and appoint justices who will wipe away your Second Amendment and other Constitutional freedoms," so Trump. He paints Biden as the "Trojan horse for socialism," who "wouldn't have the strength to stand up to Marxists like Bernie Sanders and fellow radicals."

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Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders, and Ed Markey propose $2,000 a month for every US resident

Senators Kamala Harris of California, Bernie Sanders of Vermont, and Ed Markey of Massachusetts will introduce a bill aimed at establishing a rebate payment program that would deliver $2,000 to US residents including children until the Covid-19 pandemic has ended.

Harris said in a statement: "The coronavirus pandemic has caused millions to struggle to pay the bills or feed their families".

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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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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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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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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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Sanders demands scientists to be in charge of Covid-19 response

The presidential nominee contender and Senator Bernie Sanders wrote in an opinion article for USA Today, that instead of politicians scientists should be in charge of the coronavirus response. He criticizes that Vice President Mike Pence has been appointed to lead the task force and demands different measures such as Trump signing "the  bipartisan emergency funding passed by the House, and the administration should provide any additional resources needed by state and local agencies on the frontlines of this effort."

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Sanders announces that winner of plurality of delegates should be Democratic nominee

The Democratic presidential contender Senator Bernie Sanders announced that the winner of a plurality of delegates would be the winner of the Democratic nomination. If Biden "has more votes than me, he's the winner", Sanders said. He added that superdelegates voting for the contender without the plurality of votes would be damaging to the Democratic Party.

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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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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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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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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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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".