Trump comments on peaceful transfer of power after election

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September 24, 2020: When asked if he would commit to a peaceful transfer of power after the election, Donald Trump responded, “We’re going to have to see what happens.” Senate Republicans released their interim report on Hunter Biden’s business dealings in Ukraine.


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Notable Quote of the Day

“Joe Biden knows that if he gets a majority of the Catholic vote he’s going to be elected president, so there’s been a very aggressive effort by his campaign to underscore his faith. But if the president’s choice for the Supreme Court is a Catholic mother who, because she believes deeply in her faith, is considered disqualified for the job by Democrats, that puts Biden in a pickle.”

– Matt Schlapp, Republican lobbyist

Election Updates

  • Senate Republicans released their interim report on Hunter Biden’s business dealings in Ukraine. The investigation found that Hunter Biden benefited from using Joe Biden’s name and his work for a Ukraninan energy company gave the appearance of a conflict of interest. It did not find evidence of wrongdoing by Joe Biden.
  • Former 2020 presidential candidates Andrew Yang and John Hickenlooper joined Biden’s advisory council on small businesses and entrepreneurship.
  • The Biden campaign began airing four new ads featuring small business owners in Arizona, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania.
  • Donald Trump is holding a Great American Comeback rally in Jacksonville, Florida, on Thursday night.
  • When asked on Wednesday if he would commit to a peaceful transfer of power after the election, Trump responded, “We’re going to have to see what happens. You know that I’ve been complaining very strongly about the ballots, and the ballots are a disaster. Get rid of the ballots and you’ll have a very peaceful—there won’t be a transfer, frankly. There’ll be a continuation. The ballots are out of control.”
  • Howie Hawkins appeared on the KDKA Radio Morning Show in Pittsburgh on Wednesday.
  • Jo Jorgensen will campaign in Minneapolis on Friday as part of her Bus Tour 2.0.

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