Early voting returns continue to paint a bleak picture for Donald Trump.
In Nevada, where early in-person voting began on Saturday, Democratic voters cast 23,000 more ballots than Republicans as of Tuesday afternoon, good for a 15-percentage-point edge in the nearly 150,000 ballots cast. (Mail in and absentee ballots narrow the gap slightly).
Polling and early voting returns suggest Democrats are maintaining an edge in North Carolina, and they are also slicing into a thinner-than-expected early vote lead for Republicans in Florida, who now lead by about half a percentage point; in 2012, the GOP held a much more significant edge two weeks from Election Day. Women in Florida are casting early ballots in far greater numbers than four years ago, and Hispanic turnout is surging as well, according to data released by the Clinton campaign. Polls suggest that both constituencies are strongly Democratic this year.
The NeverTrump crowd are a bunch of morons. They keep saying “We’ll try again next election”, but what you idiots don’t get is there won’t be a next election for conservatives if Hillary wins. Why? Because Hillary has already stated she wants to import millions more illegals and wants open borders, and you know they all will vote Democrat for easy “freebies”. The only excuse these NeverTrump losers have is “Trump talks too tough and it hurts my virgin ears”. Get the f*ck over yourself. Trump will uphold the 1st and 2nd amendments and will appoint conservative and good Supreme Court justices, while Hillary promises to rip the Constitution in half and then burn it. Time to get with the program NeverTrumpers. All you’re doing is supporting the serial criminal Hillary Clinton.
In what’s supposed to be an anti-establishment year, Barack Obama is feeling like the man.
The White House is mapping out the final two weeks until Election Day to take advantage of a president that all of a sudden everyone wants to see more of: Not only will he be out on the trail almost every day of the final week, but he’ll be targeting millennials on late-night shows, online outlets and radio, taping more robo-calls and radio ads for the down-ballot candidates he’s prioritized, hitting Donald Trump but also making the positive case for Hillary Clinton and the rest of the Democrats.
That’s a complete contrast from 2014, when many candidates shunned Obama, or even to the most optimistic expectations the White House had going into the year. Aides weren’t expecting his approval rating to be nudging close to 60 percent — but these days point that out every chance they get.
Obama is having a really, really, really good time, loving the love, loving all the people now knocking on the White House appealing for his help — and he wants everyone to know it.
“You’re still fired up,” Obama said, as he entered to cheers in the backyard of one his early donors Monday morning in La Jolla, Calif., looking out at the Pacific Ocean in front of him.
Hillary Clinton is expected to outline a proposal Thursday that’s aimed at combating bullying in schools — just as her campaign releases a new ad calling Donald Trump a bully.
The new policy proposal, according to a source consulted on the plans, is dubbed “Better Than Bullying” and calls for at least $500 million in new federal funding that would go to states that agree to develop anti-bullying plans.
States could use the money to hire more school guidance counselors and social workers, as well as expand suicide prevention and mental health programs in high schools. They could also use the funding to boost social and emotional learning programs, improve teacher training, and help schools address cyberbullying.
A spokesman for the campaign declined to comment Wednesday evening.
Trump has pledged to sign the First Amendment Defense Act (FADA), if passed by congress. It was first introduced in the House on June 17, 2015 and would effectively legalize anti-LGBTQ discrimination across the board, including among employers, businesses, landlords and healthcare providers, as long as they claim to be motivated by a firmly held religious beliefs.
An unnamed woman known as thewwwayward designed a motivational Trump poster – with the words “There’s no good and evil, there’s only power and those too weak to seek it” attributed to him. She sold the posters to followers of the presumptive Republican nominee at a rally. What they didn’t know, unless they are big Harry Potter fans, is that the words actually comes from Hogwarts’ most villainous student, Voldemort.
In a video, the masked woman explains that she also gave buyers a clue that they were being trolled. “I also included a hidden image of Voldemort’s face that will only appear once they’ve hung up the poster and turned off the lights,” she said about the glow-in-the-dark bonus.
While this already makes her a shero in our eyes, she’s taking it one step further and doing some good with the money she raised. All of her profits will be donated to Familia Trans Queer – an organization that advocates for all LGBTQ Latinos, Latinas, and gender nonconforming individuals. “Believe me, I have zero qualms about trolling Trump supporters, taking their money, and giving it to communities of color,” she concludes
A national spokesman for Hillary Clinton attacked WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Wednesday, labeling the self-styled freedom fighter as a “charlatan” and a cat’s paw of the Kremlin.
“Are we supposed to believe Russia has no intel on Trump? Why won’t @wikileaks publish it? Because Trump & Assange are #Putinspuppets. (8/18),” Clinton’s senior national spokesman Glen Caplin tweeted.
Caplin went off a 18-tweet storm against WikiLeaks and it’s editor-in-chief, as the site continues to publish thousands of emails hacked from the account of Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta. In particular, Caplin said the daily release of the emails shows that the site and its founder are more interested in political games than any act of transparency.
“If Podesta dump was about high minded transparency @wikileaks would release all at once; dribbling them out = clear political agenda (7/18),” Caplin tweeted.
Beyond the Twitter missives, Clinton allies have sought to downplay any news from the emails by blaming Russia for the hack of Podesta’s emails – a step beyond what U.S. officials, who have attributed other attacks on U.S. political institutions and figure to Russia-leaked hackers, have said publicly.
WikiLeaks did not respond immediately to a request for comment, but Assange has called the idea that the group is working on Russia’s behalf a “conspiracy theory.”
To Melania Trump’s apparent surprise, Donald Trump announced Thursday that his wife would be making two or three “big,” “important” speeches.
Speaking alongside the Republican presidential nominee during a sit-down interview broadcast Thursday morning on “Good Morning America,” Melania Trump said she fully supports her husband.
“And I’m there for him every time he needs me. And I might join him,” she said, referring to the campaign trail as Election Day nears. “We will see.”
“She’s actually going to make two or three speeches,” Donald Trump announced.
“Oh,” a startled Melania Trump interjected, prompting ABC’s George Stephanopoulos to observe he “made some news right there.”
“Well, it is. It’s, it’s — she’s amazing when she speaks,” Donald Trump said. “She’s an amazing public speaker so she’s agreed to do two or three speeches, and I think it’s going to be big speeches, important speeches, and I think it’s gonna be great.”