2020 election

Where Things Stand: All The Indication We Needed Prime Badge
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The news out of the Supreme Court and the Senate last night fans flames of uncertainty about what might happen if the outcome of the election is disputed in the days after November 3.

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BRASILIA, BRAZIL - OCTOBER 20:  U.S. National Security Advisor Robert O'Brien addresses the press during protocol signature for exports ceremony with Jair Bolsonaro, President of Brazil, amidst the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic at the Itamaraty Palace on October 20, 2020 in Brasilia. Brazil has over 5.250,000 confirmed positive cases of Coronavirus and has over 154,176 deaths. (Photo by Andressa Anholete/Getty Images)
on October 24, 2016 in Tampa, Florida.
Where Things Stand: Closing Arguments Prime Badge
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Tonight, the candidates will make their closing arguments. But it will likely be a far-cry from the professional demeanor of attorneys making their final cases in the court room.

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Supreme Court Upholds Ban On Curbside Voting In Alabama
UNITED STATES - MARCH 17: Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, leaves the Senate Republican Policy luncheon in Russell Building on Tuesday, March 17, 2020. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin attended to discuss the coronavirus relief package. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Where Things Stand: They’re Really Sticking With The ‘Anarchist Cities’ Thing Prime Badge
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Yesterday, President Trump tweeted a disingenuous rallying cry to residents of states like New York, California and Illinois — messaging that won’t do much for him in the relatively blue states that are home to some of country’s largest deep blue cities.

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UNITED STATES - SEPT 12: Kathy Boockvar (D) Pennsylvania is interviewed at Roll Call in Washington, D.C. (Photo By Douglas Graham/CQ Roll Call)
Where Things Stand: Kicking Up Dust Around The Debate Prime Badge
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We’re not convinced President Trump will pull himself out of the debate on Thursday. But we’re not convinced he won’t either.

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CLEVELAND, OH - SEPTEMBER 29: President Donald Trump participates in the first presidential debate with former Vice President Joe Biden at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020. (Photo by Melina Mara/The Washington Post)
at Fox News Channel Studios on September 24, 2019 in New York City.
Where Things Stand: Cornyn’s Taking Notes Prime Badge
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The self-preservation expectation-setting is spreading.

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We’re Still Waiting On SCOTUS To Act On A Blockbuster Voting Dispute In Pennsylvania Prime Badge
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