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Wow. Trump Has Been Lying for Weeks About Money to His Campaign

Donald Trump has been saying for weeks that he's put $100 million of his own money into his campaign, even going so far as to attempt to shame Hillary Clinton for not contributing some of her own money to her campaign. Just yesterday Trump told CNN "I will have more than $100 million in the campaign. And I am prepared to go much more than that."

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Trumpers Assaulting TPM Reader with Email Torrent

With the news tonight that Trump's fundraising has dropped off a cliff in recent weeks, I was intrigued by this note from TPM Reader JC who repeats that he's been hit with no fewer than 50 emails from Trump, various wastrel sons, and other Trump entities just since October 21st (apparently many more in his spam folder). Everybody's getting hit pretty hard for money these days. But that seems like a lot.

Note that JC is not a foreign parliamentarian. So at least there's that.

I'm writing in from Seattle, WA. I just checked my inbox and saw that I have received more than 50 e-mails since October 21st (and even more lurking in my Spam folder) from a variety of Trump resources begging for money.

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Live Chat w/ TPM's Lauren Fox today at 1 p.m. EST (sub req)

TPM reporter Lauren Fox is taking a break from her busy coverage schedule on the ground in Nevada to visit the Hive on Thursday afternoon. She'll be taking questions on the Senate race, her sit-down with outgoing Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, and of course the presidential election, which is very close in Nevada.

Lauren will be taking questions today, on Thursday, October 27th — drop them in now or between 1 and 2 p.m. EST.

10/27 Election Update

It's October 27 and the PollTracker Average stands at Clinton 46.8 percent, Trump 40.7 percent, a 6.1percentage-point spread.

The TPM Electoral Scoreboard stands at Clinton 294, Trump 182. Evan McMullin is leading in Utah, worth six electoral votes. Arizona, Georgia, and Florida are in the Toss Up category.

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How Trump Got The RNC Into This Particular Mess

The DNC cites last week's story by Tierney Sneed in its legal filing today seeking to have the RNC held in contempt by a federal court for violating that decades-old consent decree that bars it from engaging in euphemistic "ballot security" measures. I mention that not to brag on Tierney (though it is a good story) as much as direct you to some of the key backstory on how Donald Trump dragged the RNC into this mess.