Category: Newsletters

  • Ballotpedia’s Weekly Presidential News Briefing: April 18-24, 2020

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    Every weekday, Ballotpedia tracks the news, events, and results of the 2020 presidential election.         Notable Quotes of the Week “The pandemic may have robbed Donald Trump of a growing economy. It may have trapped Joe Biden in his basement. But it may yet do something even worse to the Libertarian and Green party…

  • Biden predicts Trump will try to delay election

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    April 24, 2020: Joe Biden said he believed Donald Trump was going to attempt to delay the election. Trump said that his administration was considering extending national social distancing guidelines.         Ballotpedia is monitoring changes made to election dates and procedures in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Each Friday, we highlight a presidential candidate’s key campaign staffer.…

  • Gore endorses Biden during virtual climate town hall

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    April 23, 2020: Former Vice President Al Gore endorsed Joe Biden. AP reported on the evolution of the Trump campaign’s strategy to define Biden.         Ballotpedia is monitoring changes made to election dates and procedures in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Notable Quote of the Day “Trump won here [Pennsylvania] in 2016 because he ran as…

  • The Ballot Bulletin April 22, 2020

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    States modify absentee/mail-in voting procedures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic  In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, at least 22 states have modified their absentee/mail-in voting procedures for select upcoming elections. Today, we examine this topic in depth, reviewing both the permanent statutory framework for absentee/mail-in voting and the temporary modifications made in response to…

  • Heart of the Primaries 2020, Republicans-Issue 15 (April 22, 2020)

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    This week: VA-07 GOP Convention deadline extended, Utah County GOP chooses newcomer over seven-term incumbent, and which Republican candidates have raised the most money? On the news Where do Republican and conservative pundits and commentators disagree? Each week, we bring you excerpts that highlight differing views. “The pandemic which is now ravaging the world –…

  • Heart of the Primaries 2020, Democrats-Issue 15 (April 22, 2020)

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    This week: Romanoff secures spot on ballot against Hickenlooper in CO Senate primary, Tiffany Caban endorses challenger against five-term incumbent in N.Y.’s Assembly District 36 primary, and which Democratic candidates have raised the most money? On the news Where do Democratic and progressive pundits and commentators disagree? Each week, we bring you excerpts that highlight…

  • Trump halts most green cards for 60 days

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    April 22, 2020: Donald Trump announced details of his new immigration executive order. The Biden campaign outlined how it will attack Donald Trump on his handling of the coronavirus.         Ballotpedia is monitoring changes made to election dates and procedures in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Notable Quote of the Day “In the industrial Midwestern states…

  • Coronavirus daily update: April 21, 2020

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    As part of Ballotpedia’s coverage on the coronavirus pandemic, we are compiling a daily summary of major changes in the world of politics, government, and elections happening each day. Here is the summary of changes for April 21, 2020. Debate over government responses to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic Read more: Arguments in support of and opposition…

  • Biden outraises Trump in March, lags in cash on hand

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    April 21, 2020: Joe Biden raised $46.7 million in March. Donald Trump said he planned to suspend immigration to the United States.         Ballotpedia is monitoring changes made to election dates and procedures in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Here are the presidential primary updates you need to know: Connecticut: Gov. Ned Lamont issued an executive order…

  • Joe Biden and America First Action air dueling ads on China

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    Note:  This headline has been changed from the original headline to reflect subsequent revisions to the briefing. April 20, 2020: Donald Trump encouraged protesters in Minnesota, Michigan, and Virginia. Joe Biden and America First Action are airing dueling ads on China.        Ballotpedia is monitoring changes made to election dates and procedures in response to the…