Post-ABC poll: Biden maintains lead over Trump nationally in stable presidential race
Strong support from women fuels Biden’s advantage, and the economy remains a bright spot for the president.
Trump Campaign Sends Countdown Clock For Supreme Court Nomination Announcement
“Trump’s announcement of his Supreme Court nominee drew about 150 invited guests to the White House — most of whom declined to wear masks or social distance because of the coronavirus pandemic.”
Virus Shapes Presidential Debates
Politico: “The two sides have decided to forego the traditional pre-debate handshake in light of the virus, according to a person with direct knowledge of the negotiations. They also won’t do an elbow-bump, a coronavirus-era handshake substitute which both campaigns saw as awkward.”“Neither Trump nor Biden nor the debate moderator, Fox News host Chris Wallace, will wear masks.
By Lowering the Debate Bar for Biden, Has Trump Set a Trap for Himself?
President Trump has worked overtime to persuade followers that Joe Biden is addled and incoherent. That could backfire if Mr. Biden doesn’t fit the caricature.
Trump has spent a year building a legal network to fight the election
Dozens of lawyers from three major firms have been hired. Thousands of volunteer attorneys and poll watchers across the country have been recruited.
How to Debate Someone Who Lies
Richard Friedman: “As a psychiatrist, I’d like to offer Mr. Biden some advice: Don’t waste your time fact-checking the president. If you attempt to counter every falsehood or distortion that Mr. Trump serves up, you will cede control of the debate. And, by trying to correct him, you will paradoxically strengthen the misinformation rather than undermine it.
Ex-Aides Weigh Speaking Out Against Trump
Associated Press: “Mattis and Coats, like former White House chief of staff John Kelly and former national security adviser H.R. McMaster, have refrained from more explicit condemnations, often citing a ‘duty of silence’ or a long tradition of military officials staying out of politics.”“Efforts to draw them out are ongoing.
Biden Plans Train Tour
“After the debate, Biden is looking to match some of Trump’s frequency of campaign appearances, embarking on a train tour through Ohio and Pennsylvania, marking his first multi-day swing since March, according to a person familiar with the candidate’s travel plans.”