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Nate Silver says media missed massive ‘blue wave’ while covering ‘stories about Trump voters in truck stops’

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President Donald Trump and members of the Republican Party have tried to downplay the 2018 midterm election and the successes Democrats have had.

“This vigorous campaigning stopped the blue wave that they talked about,” Trump told a press conference audience after the election. “I don’t know if there ever was such a thing, but could’ve been. If we didn’t do the campaign, probably there could’ve been. And the history really will see what a good job we did in the final couple of weeks in terms of getting some tremendous people over the finish line.”

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However, in the words of Aldous Huxley, “Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.”

According to numbers genius Nate Silver of FiveThirtyEight, the blue-wave was downright “crazy,” in terms of turnout.

“About 60 million people turned out to vote for Democrats for the House this year,” Silver tweeted Sunday. “That is a **crazy** number. (Republicans got 45m votes in the 2010 wave.) And this was sort of missed. Why so many stories about Trump voters in truck stops and not so many about ‘the resistance’?”

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To put that in context, Silver explained Trump earned 63 million votes in 2016, while former Gov. Mitt Romney lost with just 61 million. Sen. John McCain garnered 60 million votes.

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New York’s coronavirus crisis tracked back to European travel — not China: scientists

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The New York Times reported Wednesday that scientists have tracked the cases of coronavirus in New York back to travel from Europe.

The Times explained that genomes show the link to those who came down with the virus back in February.

President Donald Trump has been celebrating his decision to shut down some travel from China, though not all travel. A whopping 430,000 people have traveled from China to the United States since the coronavirus crisis.

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Warrant for journalists from Jerry Falwell Jr. came from Liberty University’s own police

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A right-wing commentator interviewed Jerry Falwell Jr. during his show Wednesday, where Falwell said that there were two arrest warrants open for reporters who came onto Liberty University's campus.

Upon further examination of the warrant, the police officer who signed the warrant was Detective/Sgt. A.B. Wilkins 206 LUPD. The LUPD is not the Lynchburg Police Department nor is there a Sgt. or Detective A.B. Wilkins. It's the police department under the authority of Liberty University.

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Trump defenders Diamond and Silk locked out of Twitter for spreading COVID-19 misinformation

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Fox Nation hosts Lynnette Hardaway and Rochelle Richardson, better known as Diamond & Silk, were temporarily locked out of Twitter on Wednesday for urging people to go outside and develop immunity against the coronavirus.

“The only way we can become immune to the environment; we must be out in the environment. Quarantining people inside of their houses for extended periods will make people sick!” the pair tweeted from their joint account.

A spokesperson for Twitter told Mediaite their account was locked over the tweet.

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