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CNN reveals Republicans’ #1 midterm election strategy

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On Friday, CNN’s Jake Tapper dived deep into the voter suppression tactics used by the Republican Party to help them win elections.

Democrat Jason Kander said voter suppression is “the number one strategy of the Trump re-election campaign.”

“It became really clear to me that the voter suppression strategy I had seen the Republicans run at the state level in Missouri when I was the secretary of state, was about to be run on a national level,” he said.

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“I argue it is the number one strategy of the Trump re-election campaign,” he added.

“I’ve had plenty of Republican elected officials speak with me privately, and tell me that they’re disgusted by what they hear in the Republican caucus meetings and it absolutely is a political strategy. They secretly tell me they really appreciate what I’m doing.”

Watch below via CNN.

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Trump ridiculed after his Louisiana governor candidate goes down in flames: ‘Guess it’s time for another unplanned trip to the hospital’

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Commenters on the Internet piled on President Donald Trump late Saturday night after the GOP candidate for Lousiana's governor seat lost to sitting Governor John Bel Edwards who held his seat in a state that Trump carried in 2016 by nearly 20 percentage points.

Trump visited the states multiple times to support Republican Eddie Rispone, but to no avail.

To add insult to injury, a Trump tweet on Saturday that read "Louisiana, 3 hours left, get out and vote for @EddieRispone for Governor. Lower taxes and much more!" was deleted and made unavailable by the president.

You can see a screenshot and responses to the president below:

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Ex-NSC official accuses Sondland of working to promote Trump’s interests: ‘His mandate from the president was to go make deals’

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According to a report from the Washington Post, a former White House national security aide told House investigators that Gordon Sondland was instructed to "go make deals" by Donald Trump in the diplomat's capacity as ambassador to the European Union.

In closed-door testimony, Tim Morrison, the top Russia and Europe adviser on the National Security Council, told House investigators that Sondland was in constant contact with the president.

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Police in Bolivia pepper spray journalist ‘on purpose’ during live coverage of anti-coup protests

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Becoming part of the story she was seeking to cover, international news correspondent Teresa Bo was assaulted by Bolivian state security forces on Friday—shot directly in the face, while on camera, with tear gas or pepper spray.

Perpetrated while she was reporting for Al-Jazeera English in the city of La Paz—where ongoing streets protests erupted this week after a coup forced the resignation of the nation's president Evo Morales—the attack on Bo, which occurred while she was giving an on-camera account of the protests, was caught on film.

Al Jazeera's @TeresaBo has been intentionally tear-gassed in the eyes by Bolivian police while on air. She was simply trying to report what was happening. And, being a total pro, she kept right on doing it. pic.twitter.com/74foN7tvRF

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