Trump campaign sues New Jersey over mail-in ballots

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August 19, 2020: The Trump campaign sued New Jersey for its mail-in ballot plan. Delegates to the Democratic National Convention formally nominated Joe Biden for president of the United States. blank    blankblank   

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Notable Quote of the Day

“The Iowa caucus is 840 days away. Candidates that don’t use these opportunities to prepare are making a profound mistake. Any opportunity to build your brand, build your list and flex your political muscle should be taken advantage of.

In 2024, people are going to ask what you did in 2020 to get the president reelected, save the Senate and win the House. Where were you when it mattered?”

– Jeff Roe, Republican strategist

Election Updates

  • Delegates to the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday night formally nominated Joe Biden for president of the United States. He received votes from 3,558 delegates; Sen. Bernie Sanders received 1,151 votes.

  • On Wednesday night, Kamala Harris will be nominated by acclamation for vice president of the United States. Harris, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and former President Barack Obama are scheduled to speak.

  • The International Brotherhood of Teamsters, which represents 1.4 million members, endorsed Biden on Tuesday.

  • The Donald Trump campaign sued New Jersey on Tuesday seeking to invalidate an executive order allowing ballots to be mailed to every voter in the state.

  • Former U.N. ambassador Nikki Haley, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarth, South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem, and Sens. Joni Ernst and Tim Scott are expected to speak at the Republican National Convention next week.

  • Trump spoke in Yuma, Arizona, on Tuesday afternoon after accepting the endorsement of the National Border Patrol Council.

  • Kanye West filed to appear on the Minnesota ballot as an independent presidential candidate on Tuesday.

Flashback: August 19, 2016

Paul Manafort resigned as the chairman of the Trump campaign.

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