2020 election

Trump Takes His Election Delegitimization Crusade To The Next Level Prime Badge
This Week in Voting Rights: A weekly roundup of news on Americans' access to the ballot box.
If The Feds Protect The Suburbs, Will The Suburbs Protect The President? Prime Badge
This Week in the Swamp: A weekly dive into the muck of the Trump administration.
Where Things Stand: Just Another 2020 Morning News Dump Prime Badge
This is your TPM afternoon briefing.

There was a lot going on this morning.

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Where Things Stand: A Hint At Why He’s Been More COVID Behaved Lately Prime Badge
This is your TPM afternoon briefing.

There are plenty of explanations out there for President Trump’s minor shift in coronavirus posturing in recent weeks. The President is suddenly encouraging mask-wearing, cancelling the in-person convention and giving new COVID-19 briefings. Maybe fellow GOPers’ messaging on masks had an impact. Maybe he didn’t want another Tulsa repeat. Or maybe, as the virus creeps into his inner administration circle, he’s taking it more seriously.

But according to new reporting in the Washington Post, it’s the same as it ever was — all about his reelection.

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CLEVELAND, OHIO - JULY 21: Texas GOP delegates look to the ceiling of the Quicken Loans arena as balloons drop on the last day of the Republican National Convention on July 21, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. Photo by Ann Hermes/The Christian Science Monitor
TX Primary A Test For November In State That Has Resisted Mail-In Balloting Prime Badge
This Week in Voting Rights: A weekly roundup of news on Americans' access to the ballot box
Biden’s Path To Debate Victory Is Simple: Prove He’s Not Who Trump Says He Is
Trump has painted himself into a deep corner when it comes to the public’s expectations about Biden’s performance.
COVID-19 Might Not Sideline Expansion Of Ranked Choice Voting Reform In These Key States
The most well-known benefit of RCV is ensuring that the winner of an election receives support from the majority of voters. This is critical in heavily contested elections.
AIKEN, SC - OCTOBER 2:  Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina speaks to voters at a town hall meeting October 2, 2015 in Aiken, South Carolina. The former CEO of Hewlett Packard has enjoyed a rise in the polls since the second republican debate placing her into the top three with Donald Trump and Ben Carson. Photo by Sean Rayford/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - FEBRUARY 03: Hogan Gidley, White House deputy press secretary, arrives to the Capitol before the continuation of the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump on Monday, February 3, 2020. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
PALM BEACH, FL - DECEMBER 19: Trump Attorney Rudy Giuliani Addresses the crowd at the Turning Point USA Student Action Summit on December 19, 2019 in Palm Beach, Florida. Conservative high school students gathered for a 4-day invite-only conference hosted by Turning Point USA to hear from conservative leaders and activists from across the U.S.(Photo by Saul Martinez/Getty Images)
The Cost To Save Our Democracy Is $4 Billion. McConnell Is Refusing To Pay It.
This chaos and voter suppression are entirely preventable. Secretaries of States and election officials should be doing everything in their power to expand mail-in voting, guarantee no-excuse absentee ballots, and expand early voting. And Congress should be providing them the resources to do so.
Where Things Stand: COVID Is Over But Also Don’t Sue Me If It’s Not Actually Over Prime Badge
This is your TPM early-afternoon briefing.

Every major news outlet has some sort of headline on this news today. It’s too juicy to resist.

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