Tired of Fighting to Vote? Democrats Want to Make Voting Easier.

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Stories of Americans coming together to support each other by handing out food and water, performing with their bands, or placing restrooms at polling locations to help their fellow citizens weather long lines and cast their ballots are both heartening and terrifying. Americans historically vote at lower rates than other developed democracies, and renewed enthusiasm…

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700 People Dead. 30,000 Sick. Trump rallies have taken lives.

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Researchers at Stanford University have traced 700 deaths and 30,000 COVID-19 cases to Trump rallies. What makes these figures especially tragic is that the victims were often not at the rallies as the study measured the community effects. CNBC reported, “Researchers looked at 18 Trump rallies held between June 20 and Sept. 22 and analyzed…

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We Decide Who Wins Elections, Not the Courts

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For months, Donald Trump has been shamelessly laying the groundwork for a contested election by questioning the safety of mail-in-ballots (they are safe), making unfounded accusations of voter fraud (there isn’t any), saying the only way he can lose is if the election is rigged, and equivocating on whether he will allow a peaceful transfer…

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Trump’s Actions This Week Perfectly Encapsulate How He Fails America

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When Donald Trump continued to campaign after known close contact with a staff member who had tested positive for and was showing symptoms of COVID-19, we wondered, if he treats his rich friends and supporters this terribly, how will he treat the rest of America? In reality, America has had the answer to this question…

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Donald Trump Has Never Been a President for All Americans, and He Is Incapable of Starting Now

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Donald Trump really likes to blame other people for his failures. Especially Democrats. (And China.) Of course, politicians generally try to deflect blame for mistakes, particularly during an election season, but Donald Trump’s behavior takes the practice to a new and dangerous level. His rhetoric about blue states and democratic cities is divisive and dangerous.…

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Ivanka’s Trademarks Get Granted. Sanctions on Chinese Company Get Lifted.

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While Donald Trump was waging a trade war with China, Ivanka received initial approval from the Chinese government for 16 new trademarks. That the trademarks were fast-tracked while her father was in office is suspicious enough. However, the timing of when groups of trademarks were approved is even more suspect. According to reporting by Citizens…

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The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) Helped Prevent 1.7 Million Abortions

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The law that conservatives have been trying to repeal for almost a decade has actually resulted in a 20% reduction of abortion procedures. According to the Guttmacher Institute, which tracks the number of abortions in the United States, the abortion rate dropped 20% between 2011 and 2017. That reflects 1.7 million fewer abortions than the…

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In the Final Stretch Before Election Day the Chaos Will be Extreme. Do not Be Discouraged. Do not Be Distracted.

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Empirical data shows that Donald Trump is the biggest source of misinformation about critical issues facing America. America’s president, not foreign governments or intentional bad actors, is responsible for spreading the most false information about COVID-19. From a lack of clarity about the importance of masks and social distancing to flagrant lies about the virus…

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Donald Trump’s Trade “Deal” with China: Another Broken Promise

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Donald Trump pledged to “cut a better deal with China that helps American businesses and workers compete.” The deal he delivered, however, is turning out to be just another Trump fiction. Ongoing Trade Wars The Trump administration’s trade wars have cost the American economy billions. A 2019 Moody’s Analytics study found that the trade war…

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Donald Trump Has Lied About Passing Veterans Choice Over 150 Times

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The Veterans Choice program allows eligible veterans to visit doctors outside the VA system and still be covered by the government for care. One of Donald Trump’s favorite lies is that he was responsible for passing and signing Veterans Choice. President Barack Obama signed Veterans Choice into law in 2014. The legislation, ironically, was a…

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What Has Biden Done? He Was an Original Co-Sponsor of The Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act

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The Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act passed Congress and was signed into law by President Obama in October 2009. The Act extended protections of the 1969 federal hate-crimes law to include crimes motivated by the victim’s perceived gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability. It also removed the requirement that…

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Trump’s Promise Broken: From “Bill of Love” to Deporting Dreamers

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President Obama created the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in 2012 through an executive order. Obama issued the order after the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act failed to pass congress. The young people affected by the program have become known as Dreamers. Dreamers are undocumented people who were brought…

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How does a coward cross the road? Ask Donald Trump.

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November 1st marks the five-month anniversary of Donald Trump trampling on the 1st Amendment rights of peaceful protestors at Lafayette Square following the George Floyd murder. The now infamous photo of the president fumbling with a bible in front of St. John’s Episcopal Church followed federal officers firing tear-gas on non-violent demonstrators. After the photo-op…

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The Economy Does Better Under Democrats

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Republicans have managed to create and maintain the myth that their party is best for the American economy. The facts say something different. Voters continue to trust Trump on the economy, even though the strong performance was inherited from a Democratic administration. And even after he ran the economy into the ground with his mishandling…

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Floridians Can’t Trust Trump on Offshore Drilling

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Donald Trump likes to sign overhyped but useless executive orders, and his order banning drilling off Florida’s coast is no exception. In September, President Trump visited Jupiter, Florida where he boasted about signing an executive order he claimed would protect Florida from offshore drilling for the next 10 years. Floridians should be skeptical. Trump’s assertions…

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Dear President Trump: The Stock Market Is Not the Economy

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Donald Trump says the economy is great because the stock market is up. This oversimplified thinking leaves millions of Americans out of the economic equation and leads to policies that serve to exacerbate already striking inequality. Most Americans do not have a big stake in the market’s growth. A slight majority of Americans, around 55…

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Donald Trump’s Economy Not The “Best Ever” Even Before the Pandemic

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Donald Trump likes to take credit for things that are handed to him, and America’s economy is no exception. Before the pandemic, Trump frequently claimed that he inherited a “dismal” economy, which he turned into the best America has ever seen. Both of these claims are false. 1) Donald Trump inherited a very strong economy.…

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Joe Biden Will Invest $10 Billion in Minority-Serving Incubators That Connect Students to Jobs in Fields Where They Are Underrepresented

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A Biden administration would invest over $70 billion in the Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Minority-Serving Institutions. As a part of this investment, Biden hopes to designate $10 billion in the creation of at least 200 “centers of excellence” that connect students to jobs in fields where minorities are underrepresented. He would also offer…

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