Biden leads Trump in USA TODAY/Suffolk poll amid concerns over the president's handling of the coronavirus pandemic. The coronavirus pandemic has done what impeachment did not: Cost President Donald Trump his advantage over Joe Biden in the 2020 campaign. Ref. USAToday.
There is enough fuel right now to propel Biden ahead but at the same time Trump has a very loyal following that cannot be dismissed no matter what the man does or says.
International Level: Junior Politician / Political Participation: 78 7.8%
Many Americans say it would be 'inappropriate' for either party to dispute election. A majority of Americans say they would find it inappropriate if the November election's outcome was disputed in a variety of ways, a new study released Monday finds. About two-thirds of Americans (67%) believe it would be inappropriate if President Donald Trump loses but refuses to leave office because he claims he has credible evidence of illegal voting, according to a report from the Democracy Fund Voter Study Group. Over the past several weeks, Trump has claimed, without evidence, that the election is rigged, specifically taking aim at the many states looking to expand mail-in voting due to the coronavirus pandemic. Many experts have disputed his claim. Source 1d.
The direction we are heading is not a good one. I can hardly see an ease up from this pandemic, what is going to happen with elections with all that is going on.
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Grim prediction as US election nears. America’s top expert on the coronavirus has made a deeply worrying prediction as the country wrestles with its upcoming election. Source 4k.
President Trump announces the Jacksonville portion of the Republican National Convention will be canceled due to the coronavirus. Convention delegates will still gather in North Carolina and formally nominate Trump for re-election. Trump said that he would hold a speech of some kind to formally accept his party's nomination for president. The move is a significant blow to the campaign, which had hoped to use the convention to reset his presidential campaign. Ref. USAToday.