It All Comes Down To This: Days Left To Preserve American Democracy

October 31, 2020
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The nation is on edge as President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden deliver closing arguments in a race that amounts to a fight to preserve American democracy amid bitter battles of voter disenfranchisement in the final hours before Election Day.

Both candidates fought for battleground state of Pennsylvania on Saturday, which earlier this week was delivered a Supreme Court ruling that came as a partial win for Democrats to allow extended deadlines for receiving mail-in ballots amid a growing trend of mail delays. However, three conservative justices signaled their eagerness to rule in Republicans’ favor and potentially throw out late-arriving ballots. 

Obama tore into Trump during an appearance in Flint, knocking the President for his obsession with crowd size. “Does he have nothing better to worry about?” Obama asked. “Did no one come to his birthday party when he was a kid? Was he traumatized?”

Trump, for his part, repeated an odd attack line against Biden: “Under Biden, there will be no school, no graduations, no weddings, no Thanksgiving, no Christmas, no Easter, no Fourth of July,” Trump raved during one of his Pennsylvania rallies.

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