Biden predicts Trump will try to ‘steal the election’ by fighting mail-in voting – live

Posted by on July 24, 2020 9:23 am
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2.23pm BST

The Guardian’s Daniel Strauss reports:

The former acting director of the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, which works under the Department of Homeland Security, has condemned the Trump administration’s handling of protests in Portland by deploying federal agents into the city.

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The Cook Political Report has changed the electoral college ratings of four states — all in Democrats’ favor.

Most notably, the perennial swing state of Florida has been moved from “toss up” to “lean Democrat.”

In Florida, as COVID-19 cases started to rise this summer, Trump has seen his vote margin and his job approval rating drop. …

[A] July Quinnipiac poll found Biden leading Trump by 20 points on who is best able to handle the coronavirus, including an eight-point lead with those 65 and older. For months, Trump has questioned the severity of this crisis. But in Florida, 83 percent of voters see coronavirus as a serious problem, and 66 percent are very, or somewhat worried that they will get this virus. The only group not taking coronavirus seriously are Republican voters; 52 percent say they think the virus is under control. …

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