US Elections 2020

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Republican groups sue California to stop mail-ballot

After Californian Governor Gavin Newsom (D) has announced mail-in ballots will be sent to all registered voters in California earlier this month, Republican groups filed a lawsuit against the action. The lawsuit was filed by the Republican National Committee, the National Republican Congressional Committee and the California Republican Party. Ronna McDaniel, chairwoman of the Republican National Committee, said in a statement: "Democrats continue to use this pandemic as a ploy to implement their partisan election agenda, and Governor Newsom's executive order is the latest direct assault on the integrity of our elections."

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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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Biden 7 points ahead of Trump in Arizona

According to a new OH Predictive Insights survey, former Vice President and Democratic candidate Joe Biden is ahead seven points of Trump in Arizona. The survey showed 50 percent for Biden and 43 percent for Trump. The state has been a traditionally red state.

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New poll shows Biden ahead of Trump in Wisconsin

A new poll finds probable Democrat nominee Joe Biden with a 46% to 43% lead over President Donald Trump in the state of Wisconsin.
The poll was conducted by the Marquette Law School between May 3 to May 7.

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California first state to allow mail-in ballot for presidential election

California state will send out mail-in ballots for the upcoming presidential election to every registered voter, so Governor Gavin Newsom. In-person voting will still be possible and Alex Padilla, Secretary of State, said that they "remain committed to providing as many safe, in-person opportunities to vote as possible on and before Election Day". California is the first state to offer mail-in ballots for the November election.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Biden endorses Senator Warren's bankruptcy plan

The presidential nominee contender Joe Biden announced that he supports the bankruptcy plan that was proposed by his former rival Senator Elizabeth Warren. He specifically highlights the plans on enabling student loans to be eliminated in a case of bankruptcy. Currently, this only possible for other types of debt.

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Andrew Yang calls for Basic Income to counter Covid-19 crisis

The former presidential nominee contender and CNN commentator Andrew Yang called for an economic solution that distributes money to all American citizens. Following his campaign where he advocated for a universal basic income, he continues to advocate for one as a response to the coronavirus referencing to groups of people the money would help directly such as wage workers that lose shifts or parents that are forced to stay home to care for their children.

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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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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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FEC filing shows: Bloomberg spend more than $463m in first quarter on presidential campaign

In the "Report of Receipt and Disbursements" published by the Federal Election Commission it is shown that the presidential campaign of the former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg spent over $463 million dollars on his campaign.