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I went to a Trump rally expecting violence — what I found was quiet desperation

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Supporters of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump take a photograph together as they wait inside the Tampa Convention Center before a town hall meeting on March 14, 2016 in Tampa , Florida (AFP Photo/Brian Blanco)

A palpable sadness consumed the Newtown, Pennsylvania recreation center Friday night as Donald Trump took to the stage for his final rally of the day. But what was even more shocking than the somber mood of the room was how much the audience size paled in comparison to the majority of the nominee’s prior events.

A mere 25 miles outside of Philadelphia, Trump could barely fill a gymnasium.

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The audience demographics, however, mirrored that of the town. The rally was nearly 100% white, with the majority of women in attendance over 40.

“We’re going to be bringing jobs back to Pennsylvania, folks,” Trump announced along with a myriad of other classic campaign promises.

His attack on the media, particularly CNN, seemed to rile up the crowd the most.

“CNN sucks,” they chanted at the press pen while the overflow crowd outside was scanned by members of the heavily armed Bucks County police department.

But if there’s one conspiracy mainstream media can be faulted with perpetuating, it’s that Trump supporters are “working-class” rebels. Because with a median household income of $65,000, Newtown residents hardly represent Trump’s mythically impoverished base.

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In two weeks, Donald Trump will most likely lose the election. But it’s unclear if his supporters will accept its result, much less who they will rally behind next.

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Kamala Harris is boosting Biden in a state Trump desperately needs to win: report

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On Saturday, Politico reported that Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) being added to Joe Biden's ticket has "electrified" a group of voters who normally are ignored by both parties: West Indian voters. And this could make a big difference in Florida — a state that could decide the outcome of the election.

"Calls from Caribbean radio show hosts flooded the Biden campaign from South Florida. And a jolt of excitement shot through the crowd of early vote poll workers at the Lauderdhill Mall, in the midst of Broward County’s growing Jamaican community," reported Marc Caputo. "'There was just this sense of energy,' state Rep. Anika Omphroy, a daughter of two Jamaican immigrants, said in describing the moment the announcement was received. 'It was all Black women out there working under the tents,' she said. 'It was 98 degrees in August in South Florida, so it was too hot to cheer. But you could feel it, this sense.'"

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WATCH: Protesters dump ballots outside of USPS head Louis DeJoy’s home

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On Saturday morning, angry crowds of protesters gathered outside of pro-Trump Postmaster General Louis DeJoy's residence in Washington, D.C. to protest his organizational changes rolling back capacity at the Postal Service — changes widely suspected of sabotaging mail-in voting ahead of the November election.

The protesters banged together pots and pans and blew air horns. Many of them gathered at the entrance holding fake mail-in ballots and shoved them into the bars of his front door.

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Upon arrival.... pic.twitter.com/Y4ipb7iyNx

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Insurance industry front group to bombard Democratic Convention with ads attacking Biden-backed public option

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The ads by the Partnership for America's Health Care Future fearmonger over potential tax hikes and recycle industry talking points against "government-controlled health insurance."

When Democrats convene for their party's virtual convention next week amid the backdrop of a global pandemic, media coverage of the event will be interspersed with insurance industry ads attacking the public option—a policy solution supported by presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden—as a "one-size-fits-all approach" that would lead to "government-controlled health insurance."

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