Early voting surpasses 71 million ballots

Ballotpedia's Daily Presidential News Briefing
October 28, 2020: More than 71 million ballots have been cast early. Michael Bloomberg’s PAC is planning to spend $15 million on ads in Ohio and Texas for Joe Biden.


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Notable Quote of the Day

“The reason losing Pennsylvania wouldn’t necessarily doom Biden is because he could still hold those other Midwestern/Rust Belt states. Pennsylvania is fairly similar to Michigan and Wisconsin, but not that similar. As I mentioned, it’s denser and more racially diverse. It may or may not be in the Midwest. It’s traditionally a bit more purple. So if Biden is doing better than Clinton with rural whites but worse with Black voters — as a lot of polling shows — he might gain ground in Wisconsin but lose in Pennsylvania.”

– Nate Silver, FiveThirtyEight​​​​​​

Election Updates

  • As of Wednesday morning, 71.1 million early votes had been cast in the general election, according to the United States Election Project.
  • Donald Trump is holding two rallies in Arizona on Wednesday.
  • Trump released an ad highlighting support from law enforcement officials. A second ad features a fracking technician from Pennsylvania.
  • Joe Biden is delivering remarks on the coronavirus pandemic from Delaware on Wednesday.
  • Biden began airing two news ads on Tuesday featuring his personal story and emphasizing the themes of character and unity. The ads are airing in 16 states and on cable and broadcast networks nationwide.
  • Michael Bloomberg’s PAC, Independence USA, is planning to spend $15 million on advertising campaigns in Ohio and Texas for Biden.

Flashback: October 28, 2016

James Comey notified Congress that the FBI was reviewing additional emails related to Hillary Clinton’s private email use.blank

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