Josh Marshall

Josh Marshall is editor and publisher of TalkingPointsMemo.com.

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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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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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In almost every election you see isolated reports of voting machines 'changing' people's votes. In virtually every case, as Texas election authorities are explaining now, it's human error. In exceedingly rare cases, it's a mechanical malfunction. It's never a conspiracy. Except this time, the candidate is Donald Trump so he's tweeting about the 'conspiracy' to flip votes to Hillary.

Our reporter spent a week in Nevada doing a deep dive on the critical Nevada Senate race. Here's what she found.

It could be a topsy turvy 12 more days, folks. We just had a rush of new national polls confirming a big national lead for Hillary Clinton. The PollTracker Average now gives Clinton an 8.6 percentage point lead (Clinton 49.2, Trump 40.6). But a batch of new Senate polls shifted the TPM Senate Scoreboard to D - 48, R- 50 with two seats (Missouri and New Hampshire) in the Toss-Up category. Meanwhile, both Clinton and Trump have notched down slightly on The TPM Electoral Scoreboard as Georgia and Florida go into the Toss-Up category. The presidential race seems basically where it's been, with some minor permutations. But today's Senate polls paint a different picture of where things seemed at the start of the week. That could be a big deal as Republicans are now lining up to say they will refuse to confirm any Supreme Court appointees for the duration of Clinton's term if she wins.

Stuff at TPM becomes such a rush and we're so busy just before an election that I often don't even know we're working on a story until I see it on the site. I was glad we got on this one. We told you yesterday how there was an ecstatic white woman holding a "Blacks for Trump" sign behind Trump as he spoke in Florida. But the guy who runs "Blacks for Trump" (he's black at least) is the former member of a violent cult who runs a bizarre extremist group (how many members over one is not clear) which mixes your standard extremist right wing crazy with his own mini-cult with obscurantist religious views. And this guy has managed to get placed behind Trump in a number of major speeches! Here's the story.