Trump set to visit South Florida, Georgia, Virginia on Friday

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September 25, 2020: Donald Trump is scheduled to visit South Florida, Georgia, and Virginia on Friday. Jo Jorgensen released a list of her potential nominees for the Supreme Court of the United States.

Notable Quote of the Day

“But it looks increasingly unlikely that we’ll be able to declare an election-night winner in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. In addition to possibly having thousands of ballots still in transit on election night, these states will probably be slow to count even the mail ballots that have already arrived, since all three prohibit processing mail ballots before Election Day. (By contrast, North Carolina is allowed to process mail ballots well in advance, so we should learn the results of mail ballots that arrive by Nov. 2 shortly after polls close — but then have to wait days for the remainder.)

If Biden is leading in those states in the wee hours of Nov. 4, that may be the ballgame: Because mail ballots are expected to lean heavily Democratic, his margin will probably only increase as more mail ballots are counted. But if Trump is leading in these states, we could be in for days of waiting on the edge of our seat for every ballot dump. Since this is a distinct possibility, we must continue to prepare ourselves for a world in which we won’t know the identity of the next president until mid-November.”

– Nathaniel Rakich, FiveThirtyEight

Election Updates

  • Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey (R) said on Thursday that Arizona would likely not declare a winner on Nov. 3.
  • Joe Biden will travel to Washington, D.C., on Friday to pay his respects to Ruth Bader Ginsburg who lies in state at the Capitol Building.
  • Biden halted public appearances on Thursday in the morning in order to prepare for the presidential debate.
  • Donald Trump is attending a Latinos for Trump event in South Florida on Friday morning.
  • Trump will then deliver remarks about Black economic empowerment in Atlanta on Friday afternoon.
  • Trump is also scheduled to hold a rally at a private airport in Virginia on Friday night. Natasha Dwamena, a Virginia Department of Public Health district director, sent a letter to the company leasing the hangar warning the event could pose a severe public health threat.
  • Jo Jorgensen issued a list of 18 attorneys and judges she would consider for the U.S. Supreme Court. “We need justices who, unlike the majority of those appointed to our highest court over the past 100 years, will strictly uphold our Constitution,” Jorgensen said. “We must restore the limits that our Founders imposed on federal authority and rigorously defend both individual liberty and property rights.”

Flashback: September 25, 2016

Fortune reported on Hillary Clinton’s and Donald Trump’s debate prep on the eve of the first 2016 presidential debate.blank

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