Voter Suppression

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Biden campaign releases statement, calling Trump's claim to shut down the counting of ballots "outrageous"
Biden campaign releases statement, calling Trump's claim to shut down the counting of ballots "outrageous"
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After President Donald Trump early morning speech, the Biden camp has released a statement saying the "president’s statement tonight about trying to shut down the counting of duly cast ballots was outrageous, unprecedented, and incorrect."

The full statement reads:

"It was outrageous because it is a naked effort to take away the democratic rights of American citizens.

It was unprecedented because never before in our history has a president of the United States sought to strip Americans of their voice in a national election. Having encouraged Republican efforts in multiple states to prevent the legal counting of these ballots before Election Day, now Donald Trump is saying these ballots can’t be counted after Election Day either.

And it was incorrect because it will not happen. The counting will not stop. It will continue until every duly cast vote is counted. Because that is what our laws — the laws that protect every Americans’ constitutional right to vote — require.

We repeat what the Vice President said tonight: Donald Trump does not decide the outcome of this election. Joe Biden does not decide the outcome of this election. The American people decide the outcome of this election. And the democratic process must and will continue until its conclusion."

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Facebook says it has rejected 2.2 million ads attempting to obstruct voting in US election
Nick Clegg
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Facebook has rejected a total of 2.2 million ads and withdrawn 120,000 posts for attempting to "obstruct voting" in the upcoming 2020 US election, said Facebook VP of Global Affairs and Communications Nick Clegg.

Clegg also said: "Thirty-five thousand employees take care of the security of our platforms and contribute for elections. We have established partnerships with 70 specialised media, including five in France, on the verification of information."

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Trump campaign had a strategy to deter millions of Black Americans from voting in 2016
Trump campaign had a strategy to deter millions of Black Americans from voting in 2016
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Channel 4 News reports 3.5 million Black Americans were profiled and categorized as ‘Deterrence’ by Trump campaign – voters they wanted to stay home on election day.

The investigation has exclusively obtained a vast cache of data used by Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign on almost 200 million American voters.