Trump reschedules Tulsa rally from Juneteenth to June 20

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June 15, 2020: Donald Trump rescheduled his first campaign rally in months from Juneteenth to June 20 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Joe Biden’s campaign has entered the second stage of its veep vetting process. blank    blankblank   

Notable Quote of the Day

“Perhaps what makes Biden more impressive with women is how weak he is with men. He’s seen only a 2-point climb with them from earlier this year and is still losing them to Trump by 6 points. That’s about how Clinton did with them in the final 2016 preelection polling. Clinton trailed by 5 and 7 points among registered voters and likely male voters, respectively.

In fact, the only candidate to win the presidency since 1952 and do as poorly as Biden is doing with male voters right now was Barack Obama in 2012. Obama lost them by 6 points, per Gallup’s tally.

The fact that Biden is leading overall (10 points) by a significantly wider margin than Obama won by (4 points), despite how poorly Biden is doing with men, is another indication of how strong he is with female voters.”

– Harry Enten, CNN

Election Updates

  • Joe Biden hosted a virtual discussion on LGBTQ policy in Maine with state Treasurer Henry Beck and attorney Mary Bonauto on Saturday.

  • The Associated Press reported that the Biden campaign’s vetting of potential vice presidential nominees had entered its second round with as few as six candidates still on the list. Among them are Sens. Elizabeth Warren (Mass.) and Kamala Harris (Calif.) and former national security adviser Susan Rice.

  • Donald Trump rescheduled his first campaign rally in months from Jun. 19—the annual holiday, often referred to as Juneteenth, commemorating the end of slavery in the United States—to Jun. 20 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The city was the site of a racially motivated massacre in 1921. Trump said he was moving the rally at the request of his black friends and supporters.

  • Local rallies were held in cities across the country to celebrate Trump’s 74th birthday on Sunday.

  • Republican Voters Against Trump is airing an ad in the Charlotte and Greenville markets that shows Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) praising Biden and criticizing Trump.

Flashback: June 15, 2016

Jill Stein’s campaign announced on Wednesday that Stein had secured enough delegates to claim the Green Party presidential nomination after winning a majority of delegates in primaries in California, New York, and Maryland.blank

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