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‘God help us’: Evangelicals erupt into white-hot meltdown over Cruz’s exit from the GOP race

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Senator Ted Cruz at CPAC (Gage Skidmore/Flickr)

Leaders from the religious right are bemoaning the fact that Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, a Christian figurehead, has dropped out of the presidential race, effectively leaving real estate mogul Donald Trump as the GOP nominee, Right Wing Watch reports.

Cruz courted conservative Christians with his staunch anti-abortion stance, position on same-sex marriage and views regarding the separation of church and state. But after his defeat, shortly after tapping Carly Fiorina as his running mate, the Christian right began calling on the all-mighty for help.

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Russell Moore, president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, has long been both a Trump critic, and a critic of religious leaders that have backed Trump. He joked that he would write in a candidate rather than vote for Trump.

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American Family Radio host Bryan Fischer echoed the sentiment that evangelical voters should write in candidates.

Michael Brown, a North Carolina anti-LGBT pastor, lamented that Trump ascendance was a sign of “God’s judgment,” according to Right Wing Watch.

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Trump, he said, is the result of a ““generation raised on a steady diet of amoral and immoral reality TV.” He went on to call Trump the “National Enquirer candidate for a Jerry Springer generation” and said it is a sign of  “divine judgment on America.”

But Brown added there could be apocalyptic-type implications if Trump wins the election.

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“I have also listened carefully to the prognosticators who have predicted for months that Trump would be our next president — some even claimed prophetic inspiration for these predictions — and that he would be a tool in God’s hand to destroy the corrupt political establishment and do good to our nation,” he wrote, according to RWW. “I fervently hope that these prophecies will prove true and that I will have to eat every word I have written — and I am writing.”


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Pro-Trump internet trolls tried to hijack Nickelodeon’s kid’s survey on who should be president — and failed

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On Tuesday, Nickelodeon hosted its "Kids Pick The President" straw poll, in which young viewers of the network give their own opinion on who should win the presidential election. The poll has no electoral significance, given that kids cannot vote and given that the survey methodology is not scientific and lets anyone opt in regardless of how it balances the sample.

Despite this, pro-Trump internet trolls reportedly sought to hijack the results, spreading the message to get people to flood the poll with votes for President Donald Trump.

In the end, however, they couldn't even do it. Joe Biden won the poll, 53 percent to 47 percent.

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Wisconsin sees ‘nightmare scenario’ of COVID cases — as Trump ignores medical advice for campaign rally

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Wisconsin residents saw a “nightmare scenario” situation unfold Tuesday as 5,262 COVID-19 cases rocked the state, resulting in 64 deaths as President Donald Trump held a large campaign rally with few masks and zero social distancing.

"This is no longer a slow-motion disaster," said Gregory Poland, director of the vaccine research group at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. "This is a disaster in warp speed. And it's maddening to me as a physician because a whole lot of people have died and are dying."

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According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the state Department of Health Services reported 5,262 new cases and 64 deaths Tuesday, both records far above any previous daily counts. The death toll now stands at 1,852.

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Trump’s website hacked and defaced to stop the ‘fake-news’ spread by the president: report

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President Donald Trump's website appeared to have been briefly hacked on Tuesday -- one week before the 2020 presidential campaign.

Visitors to the site briefly saw a fake DOJ takedown notice.

"This site was seized," the message read. "The world has had enough of the fake-news spreaded (sic) by President Donald J. Trump."

"It is time to allow the world to know the truth," the message continued.

The message also claimed "secret conversations" prove the Trump administration "is involved in the origin of the coronavirus."

There is no evidence that is the case, experts believe the virus originated in China.

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