The president, who is trailing his Democratic opponent, Joe Biden, in the polls, has pushed aggressively for in-person voting despite the pandemic, even as state election officials have moved to expand access to mail-in ballots amid fears that long lines and close quarters at polling places could increase transmission of the virus.
Trump did not elaborate on what any such executive order on mail-in voting would entail.
But his suggestion that he has the right to wade into how elections are con…
What Amy Coney Barrett’s Supreme Court Nomination Means For The 2020 Election – NPR
The focus on the court could help energize conservatives in key states. Progressives are fired up, too — immediately after Saturday’s announcement, Democrats tied Barrett to a fight for health care.
President Trump and Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett walk along the Rose Garden Colonnade on Saturday. The focus on the court just weeks before the election could help energize conservatives in key states.
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Supporters and opponents of Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination to the Supreme Court wasted no time launching a high-pitched battle over her confirmation, with just 37 days until the election.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has the support of …
Bernie Sanders has plans to force Trump out if he refuses to quit – Business Insider – Business Insider
There are a “number of plans” to force Donald Trump out if he refuses to allow a peaceful transfer of power after losing the election, Sanders said.
There are a “number of plans” to force Donald Trump from office if he refuses to leave the White House after losing the presidential election, Senator Bernie Sanders has said.
The former presidential hopeful told Bill Maher on Friday that the Democrats have prepared a series of contingency strategies if the president refuses to concede defeat in November.
“The bottom line is there are things that we have to do now to make sure that Biden wins,” Sanders told Maher.
“And if Trump attempts to st…
Fighting Flares Between Azerbaijan and Armenia – The New York Times
The governments of both countries reported action with tanks, military helicopters and artillery in a rapid escalation of a long-simmering conflict.
Mr. Pashinyan said the military of the Karabkah region, an ethnic Armenian enclave that claims to be an independent state but is mostly unrecognized, had repelled the attack.
But the Ministry of Defense of Azerbaijan then issued a statement saying it had begun a counterattack with tanks, helicopters and rocket artillery.
In a statement carried by Russian news agencies, Azerbaijan said the military operation had destroyed troops, military objects and equipment of the Armenian armed forces near …
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