Biden makes gains in key states, Trump pushes baseless claims of fraud as vote counting continues
“Clearly, Biden was not able to capture the imagination of the Florida electorate and create the type of enthusiasm to go out and vote for Biden like Trump did with his base of supporters in the state,” said Fernand Amandi, a Miami-based Democratic pollster. “It’s an unacceptable record of futility. What makes it so vexing is that the problems that need to be fixed are so apparent. But they just don’t get fixed.”chicagotribune.com
Even while hospitalized, here’s how Illinois patients can vote
To get a ballot, they must complete an application stating why they were admitted and that they do not expect to be released before the election, or, if released, expect to be housebound. Along with this application, a doctor, advanced practice registered nurse or physician assistant must state that the patient was admitted and not expected to be released or, if released, not able to travel.chicagotribune.com
Will mailed-in ballots be delivered on time?
Postal officials have repeatedly said the agency has more than enough capacity to handle the surge of ballots this fall, and its leaders have committed to prioritizing election mail. On top of that, each state has different rules on whether it accepts mail ballots that arrive after Election Day. Then, not too long after DeJoy took over, Trump openly admitted he was starving the Postal Service of coronavirus relief money to make it harder for the agency to process ballots. The Postal Service agreed Wednesday to reverse changes that had slowed mail service nationwide, settling a lawsuit filed by Montana Gov. AP’s Advance Voting guide brings you the facts about voting early, by mail or absentee from each state: https://interactives.ap.org/advance-voting-2020.
Hidalgo: Don’t feel ‘muzzled’ by the state’s ‘thinly-veiled attempt at suppression’
“It’s a problem, it’s a thinly-veiled attempt at suppression,” Hidalgo said. “But we’re doing everything we can to make that people can participate and that people can vote and that’s what we see right here.”She highlighted the efforts to set-up drive-thru voting and 24-hour voting and more early voting locations and Election Day locations. “The message to the community here is we’re here for you to participate, whatever your political persuasion is,” she said. “We want to make sure that you can participate, that you can vote. We shouldn’t let ourselves be discouraged or muzzled by the state’s actions.”Watch Hidalgo’s full remarks below.