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13.11.2020 - 19:49 [ conservativedailypost.com ]

Dominion Election Machines Used In Every Contested State

(07.11.2020)

State Sen. Kristin Phillips-Hill, R-York, says she started getting calls shortly after the polls opened Tuesday morning that the machines were jamming and causing delays. She said those problems could affect voters’ confidence in the election.

“If that ballot is rejected, for example if they over-voted for county commissioner, and that ballot is rejected, then that person has no way of knowing that their vote has been invalidated. That’s not acceptable,” she said.

“One machine per polling place was simply not enough to move smoothly,” county spokesman Mark Walters said in a statement. “The county also misjudged the time it would take to scan two ballot sheets per person.”

Walters said if ballots could not be immediately scanned by the machines, there is a way to store them so they can be counted later. In his emailed statement Tuesday night, he said ballots that were put in “emergency holding boxes will be scanned at the polling places.”

13.11.2020 - 19:29 [ USA Today ]

Fact check: Democrat-led states did not stop counting votes for no reason

(04.11.2020)

USA TODAY could find no evidence to suggest any Democrat-run state stopped counting ballots intentionally.

13.11.2020 - 12:41 [ Lou Dobbs / Twitter ]

Dominion Voting Systems: Toronto based @dominionvoting was rejected by Texas Secretary of State in 2019 for major flaws in their software. Why was it used this election in 6 battleground states and 22 others?

#MAGA #AmericaFirst #Dobbs

13.11.2020 - 12:30 [ NYBooks.com ]

Who Owns Our Voting Machines?

(November 2020)

These “black boxes” have required both election officials and the public to take on faith that the machines are programmed to capture voter intent, not subvert it. When researchers have attempted to examine the computer code, they have been threatened with lawsuits by the election vendors. (…)

These include machines that can be reprogrammed remotely or in person by surreptitiously (and easily) inserting fraudulent media cards or thumb drives, as researchers have shown over and over again.

Meanwhile, despite claims to the contrary by election vendors, it’s been demonstrated that ballot scanners in precincts in the swing states of Wisconsin, Michigan, and Florida use wireless modems that connect to the Internet. (…)

These vulnerabilities—and others—inject doubt into the public’s perception of election integrity. That doubt is compounded by the fact that the three major election vendors in the United States—Election Systems and Software, Hart InterCivic, and Dominion—are owned by private equity. Together, they account for about 80 percent of all election equipment used in the United States.

03.11.2020 - 23:19 [ theHill.com ]

NC to delay results after extending voting hours at four locations due to technical issues

The Cabarrus County government tweeted Tuesday that the delay in voting at the First Missionary Baptist Church was “due to an issue with the onsite printer.”

NBC News reported that the Plainview Fire Station polling site also had printer issues that delayed the beginning of in-person voting on Election Day, while NBC affiliate WRAL-TV in Raleigh, N.C. reported that the Guilford County issue was due to human-related delays in opening the site.

03.11.2020 - 18:51 [ theHill.com ]

Officials express confidence in voting security amid early technical glitches

The Spalding County Sheriff’s Office wrote in a Facebook post Tuesday that „the computers at all polling locations across Spalding County are down. The problem is being worked on and hopefully will be resolved quickly. Until the issue is fixed, paper ballots are being used at all locations.“

A spokesperson for Dominion Voting Systems, the voting equipment manufacturer that was awarded a contract by Georgia state officials to implement new voting systems last year, told The Hill that the company had “tech support onsite to assist the county with real-time help and all challenges are being addressed as quickly as possible.”

03.11.2020 - 15:38 [ theGrayzone.com ]

Biden and Trump compete for South Florida swing voters with anti-communist conspiracies and interventionist chest-beating

Aggressive efforts by both parties to court South Florida’s Latin American diaspora have shaped Miami’s political landscape into a paranoid, anti-communist madhouse as Election Day nears.

03.11.2020 - 11:05 [ CNBC ]

Biden narrowly leads Trump in six swing states before Election Day, poll shows

Arizona: Biden 50%, Trump 47%
Florida: Biden 51%, Trump 48%
Michigan: Biden 51%, Trump 44%
North Carolina: Biden 49%, Trump 47%
Pennsylvania: Biden 50%, Trump 46%
Wisconsin: Biden 53%, Trump 45%

02.11.2020 - 15:26 [ CBS News ]

2020 Election Live Updates: Trump and Biden make last-minute appeals on eve of election

On the eve of Election Day, both campaigns will be making their last-minute appeals to voters in swing states. President Trump is set to hold rallies in North Carolina and Michigan, as well as Kenosha, Wisconsin, the site of unrest this summer, and Joe Biden’s hometown of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

Biden, meanwhile, will be barnstorming the critically important state of Pennsylvania with Jill Biden, Kamala Harris and her husband Doug Emhoff. The campaign said Sunday that Biden will also be traveling to Cleveland on Monday.

02.11.2020 - 14:29 [ ZDF ]

Kritik an US-Wahlen – Nur eingeschränkte Wahlbeobachtung möglich

18 US-Bundesstaaten lassen keine Wahlbeobachter zu: Diese Einschränkungen kritisiert der Chef der OSZE-Wahlbeobachter im ZDF. Auch der Swing State Florida ist betroffen.

31.10.2020 - 15:32 [ theHill.com ]

Trump to hold 14 rallies in final three days of campaign

In a nod to the importance of winning Pennsylvania in order to secure a second term, Trump will hold four rallies in the Keystone State on Saturday.

The president will then hold five rallies on Sunday, all in states he won in 2016 but where he is now on defense against Biden: Michigan, Iowa, North Carolina, Georgia and Florida.

Trump will hold five more rallies on Monday on the eve of Election Day. He will stop in North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, along with two events in Michigan. His final event will be in Grand Rapids, Mich., the same city where he held his final rally of the 2016 campaign.

31.10.2020 - 15:09 [ Preya Samsundar / Twitter ]

If you’re doubting @realDonaldTrump ’s ability to win Minnesota, check this out. While there’s almost no cars at the Biden event in ST. PAUL, there are hundreds of Trump supporters right across the street

31.10.2020 - 15:06 [ Deena Winter / Twitter ]

These two women are here wishing they could get in, questioning why as Biden supporters they can’t attend his rally here in St Paul

31.10.2020 - 15:00 [ Joe Biden / Youtube ]

Joe Biden Speech LIVE in St. Paul, Minnesota | Joe Biden For President 2020

We are in a battle for the soul of the nation –– your voice and vote can make all the difference. Tune in as Joe Biden speaks live from St. Paul, Minnesota.

31.10.2020 - 13:59 [ Heavy.com ]

Trump vs. Biden Tampa Rally Attendance: See Crowd Size Photos

Both former Vice President Joe Biden and President Donald Trump hosted rallies in Tampa, Florida, on Thursday, October 29, as part of their 2020 campaigns. Here’s a look at how many people attended those rallies, crowd size photos, and what happened at each.

31.10.2020 - 13:50 [ MSNBC / Youtube ]

Covid, Covid, Covid: ‚Thousands Gathered‘ For Trump Campaign Rally In Tampa, Florida | MTP Daily

NBC News National Political Reporter Monica Alba reports from Trump’s campaign rally in Tampa, Florida, says „the president seems to focused on dismissing Covid, Covid, Covid.“ Aired on 10/29/2020.

31.10.2020 - 12:24 [ Politico.com ]

‚We’ve got to stop the bleeding‘: Democrats sound alarm in Miami

Democrats are sounding the alarm about weak voter turnout rates in Florida’s biggest county, Miami-Dade, where a strong Republican showing is endangering Joe Biden’s chances in the nation’s biggest swing state.

No Democrat can win Florida without a huge turnout and big winning margins here to offset losses elsewhere in the state. But Democrats are turning out at lower rates than Republicans and at lower rates than at this point in 2016, when Hillary Clinton won by 29 percentage points here and still lost the state to Donald Trump.

27.10.2020 - 14:32 [ FiveThirtyEight.com ]

Is Joe Biden Toast If He Loses Pennsylvania?

Is Pennsylvania a must-win for Biden?

No, not quite. It is close to being a must-win for Trump, who has only a 2 percent chance of winning the Electoral College if he loses Pennsylvania. Biden, however, has a bit more margin for error. He’d have a 30 percent chance if he lost Pennsylvania, which isn’t great but is also higher than, say, Trump’s overall chances on Election Day 2016.

26.10.2020 - 15:09 [ Washington Post ]

Election live updates: Trump to stump across Pennsylvania, while Biden spends a day off the trail

(today)

President Trump is staging three campaign events in Pennsylvania on Monday in a bid to bolster support in a state he narrowly carried four years ago, while Vice President Pence is being dispatched to Minnesota despite a fresh outbreak of the coronavirus that has infected his chief of staff and others who work with him.

Democratic nominee Joe Biden has not advertised any campaign events on Monday but plans to touch down in several battleground states in the days ahead.

25.10.2020 - 05:49 [ Washington Post ]

Biden, Trump sharpen messages with campaign stops in battleground states

Biden returned to his native Pennsylvania for socially distanced drive-in rallies in Bucks County and Luzerne County, two areas crucial to winning the important state, where he hammered Trump for his irresponsible handling of the coronavirus pandemic. Meanwhile, Trump visited North Carolina, Ohio and Wisconsin, holding large in-person rallies where thousands of people crowded together without masks.

24.10.2020 - 10:21 [ Politico ]

Biden’s oil slip gives Trump campaign hope in Pa., Texas

Both 2020 candidates have lavished attention to the natural gas industry in Pennsylvania, the likely tipping-point state in the Electoral College.

24.10.2020 - 10:12 [ theHill.com ]

Democrats play defense, GOP goes on attack after Biden oil comments

Campaign manager Bill Stepien told reporters they would “put the nail in the coffin” for Biden in Pennsylvania, and possibly Ohio and Minnesota.

Biden and Trump are also locked in a tight race in Texas, a state Democrats have long dreamed of taking but one in which the comments could prove damaging.

24.10.2020 - 09:42 [ Financial Times ]

US oil groups grow less fearful of a Biden presidency

(26.09.2020)

“Fracking has to continue because we need a transition,” the former vice-president said during a recent meeting with voters in Pittsburgh, close to the heart of swing state Pennsylvania’s prolific shale gas industry. There’s “no rationale to eliminate, right now, fracking”.

21.10.2020 - 12:00 [ theGuardian.com ]

Electoral college explained: how Biden faces an uphill battle in the US election

Trump won the presidency in 2016 despite Clinton receiving almost 3m more votes, all because of the electoral college. How does the system work?

20.10.2020 - 15:00 [ theHill.com ]

Calls grow for Democrats to ramp up spending in Texas

Former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas), whose 2018 Senate campaign was credited with a massive surge in turnout across the state, on Sunday called for former Vice President Joe Biden to visit Texas.

„Texas could win this for Biden and end the nightmare on election night. Texans are doing their part. We’d sure like to see @JoeBiden visit us and spend more resources here,“ wrote O’Rourke on Twitter.

20.10.2020 - 14:57 [ Newsweek.com ]

Joe Biden Narrowly Leads Donald Trump in New Texas Presidential Poll

When the poll only included those who were certain, Trump had a slight lead of 46 percent to 44 percent. The poll was conducted between October 15 and October 18 among 933 likely Texas voters.

The poll included 180 respondents who said they had already cast ballots in early voting, which began in Texas on October 13. Among those who already voted, 57 percent said they had voted for Biden, compared to 41 percent for the president.

20.10.2020 - 14:53 [ theHill.com ]

Trump narrows Biden’s lead in Pennsylvania: poll

This week’s Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll found 49 percent of likely voters in Pennsylvania backed Biden, while 45 percent in the state supported the president. Biden’s 4 percentage point lead falls right on the edge of the poll’s margin of error.

Last week’s poll showed the former vice president leading Trump by 7 percentage points, with Biden getting 51 percent compared to the president’s 44 percent.

20.10.2020 - 14:50 [ CNN ]

CNN Poll of Polls averages show Biden advantage in Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin two weeks from Election Day

The Pennsylvania average shows Biden’s largest lead. The Democratic nominee averages 52% support to Trump’s 43% in polling conducted between September 20 and October 5. In both Wisconsin and Michigan, the averages show Biden with 51% support to 43% for Trump.

17.10.2020 - 12:19 [ detroit.cbslocal.com ]

New Poll of 2,289 Voters In 4 Battleground States: Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, And Wisconsin

– Michigan (543 respondents): 52% Biden, 43% Trump, 4% other, 2% unsure
– Ohio (586): 50% Trump, 47% Biden, 3% other, 1% unsure
– Pennsylvania (600): 52% Biden, 45% Trump, 2% other, 1% unsure
– Wisconsin (560): 53% Biden, 45% Trump, 2% other, 1% unsure

17.10.2020 - 11:55 [ theHill.com ]

Exclusive poll: Trump and Biden deadlocked in Florida

The poll shows both Biden and Trump garnering 48 percent of support among likely voters in the Sunshine State, while another 4 percent are unsure of how they will vote.

17.10.2020 - 11:55 [ wkyc.com ]

New Quinnipiac poll shows President Trump and Joe Biden in virtual tie in Ohio

(14.10.2020)

According to a new Quinnipiac University poll, Biden and Trump are essentially tied in the Buckeye State. The survey of more than 1,100 likely voters in Ohio shows Biden at 48% and Trump at 47%. Four percent are undecided.

11.10.2020 - 02:12 [ theHill.com ]

Nebraska district could prove pivotal for Biden in November

Most states use a “winner-take-all” method when it comes to electoral votes, meaning the candidate who wins the popular vote in the state gets all of its electoral votes as well. But Nebraska and Maine use a different method, in which two electoral votes are distributed to the popular-vote winner in the state, in addition to one electoral vote to whoever wins the popular vote in each of the state’s congressional districts.

10.10.2020 - 12:30 [ Fox News ]

State of the 2020 battlegrounds: Ohio, the unexpected swing state

(26.09.2020)

Neither Biden or Democratic vice presidential nominee Sen. Kamala Harris have campaigned in person in Ohio during the general election. That’s a factor the president zeroed in on as he also slammed the latest polling in the state.

“I just saw that we’re tied in Ohio. I don’t think so,” Trump said Monday at a rally in the Toledo suburb of Swanton. “They’re not even campaigning in Ohio, come to think of it. Now, they’re fake polls. They’re almost as fake as the writers themselves. They’re all fake.”

21.09.2020 - 12:10 [ theHill.com ]

Trump up by 2 points in Texas poll

Trump leads Biden 48 to 46 percent, according to a CBS News poll released Sunday. The president’s lead is within the poll’s 3.5 percentage point margin of error.

Trump built on his slim lead over Biden, adding to his 1-point lead over the former vice president in a similar poll from July, according to CBS.

21.09.2020 - 12:05 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

Trump has closed the gap with Biden to just two points in ‚must-win‘ swing state of Florida, new poll finds

– Florida remains a close battleground state in the presidential election
– The current margin between Trump and Biden is just 2 percentage points
– Democratic nominee Joe Biden leads Trump up by 2 points in the Sunshine State
– Trump narrowly won Florida by just over 100,000 votes in 2016 against Clinto

03.09.2020 - 12:08 [ Detroit News ]

Opinion: Joe Biden is polling worse than Hillary Clinton

The RealClearPolitics average had Clinton +6.5 in Wisconsin on Election Day in 2016. In August of that year, she had been +11.5. Not a single poll featured on RCP during the entire campaign showed Donald Trump winning the state. Democratic Party nominee Joe Biden has a +3.5 average right now — which is to say, he is underperforming Clinton in the middle of a pandemic and ensuing economic collapse. This is the case in several battleground states

03.09.2020 - 12:03 [ Independent.co.uk ]

Democratic insiders are worried about what the plan is for Joe Biden now

‚If I were running the campaign, there’s no way Joe wouldn’t have been in Kenosha,‘ said one. Another added that Biden’s campaign were ’not allowing‘ people in who hadn’t worked for Hillary

03.09.2020 - 09:42 [ CNN ]

Joe Biden to visit Kenosha on Thursday

Biden also will meet with Blake’s father, Jacob Blake Sr., and other Blake family members during the visit, according to a family spokesperson and campaign official.

02.09.2020 - 04:57 [ Tagesschau.de ]

Trump in Kenosha: Von Joe Biden keine Spur

Aber wo sind Joe Biden und Kamala Harris? Mit ihren Videobotschaften werden sie nichts erreichen, wenn gleichzeitig die Fernsehbilder den Präsidenten mit beiden Beinen in den abgebrannten Ruinen zeigen.

02.09.2020 - 04:53 [ Tagesschau.de ]

Trump in Kenosha: Ins Herz der Proteste

Nicht umsonst war der Präsident nach Wisconsin gereist. In dem Swing State gilt es, möglicherweise wahlentscheidende Wählerstimmen zu sammeln.

Während des Präsidentenbesuchs blieb die Lage in der Stadt friedlich. Am Straßenrand hatten sich sowohl seine Anhänger versammelt als auch Demonstranten, die Schilder hoch hielten, auf denen stand: Justice for Jacob.

01.09.2020 - 14:18 [ Politico.com ]

An unlikely state tightens up

If Trump has a path forward in Minnesota, it will likely rely on an improvement in the Twin Cities suburbs, combined with spiking turnout in rural areas of the state. It’s a tall task, but there is reason for Democrats to be concerned. By the party’s own estimates, there are 250,000 white, non-college-educated men in Minnesota who are eligible to vote but aren’t registered, a rich target for Trump.

17.08.2020 - 12:15 [ Aaron Maté / Twitter ]

Across 15 battlegrounds, “Biden has the backing of 49% of registered voters, while Trump lands at 48%.”

I want Trump to lose. I think that if Democratic leaders hadn’t spent 4 years screaming about 2016 & Russia, they’d be in a better position for 2020.

17.08.2020 - 12:14 [ Axios.com ]

Trump slashes Biden’s sizeable lead in CNN poll

President Trump closed the gap on presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s lead among registered voters in a CNN poll published Sunday evening. And across 15 battleground states, Biden leads by 49 to 48 points ahead over Trump.