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Arizona 2016 Trump voter switches to Biden because of COVID-19: ‘He’s looking out for himself only’

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Des Moines, IA / USA - 01/30/2020: Enthusiastic Trump supporters waiting for the arrival of President Donald J. Trump on Thursday 01/30/2020 at his Keep America Great rally in Des Moines, Iowa.

An Arizona man who voted for President Donald Trump back in 2016 has seen enough of the president and is ready to support former Vice President Joe Biden in November.

In an interview with Reuters, 65-year-old Arizona resident Randy Olsen said that the president’s mishandling of the COVID-19 pandemic has pushed him to vote for Biden this fall.

“He’s disrespecting the experts,” Olsen said, referring to Trump’s refusal to wear a face mask. “He’s looking out for himself only and isn’t looking out for anybody else.”

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Chuck Coughlin, a Republican strategist in Phoenix, tells Reuters that Olsen is not the only older Republican voter that the president has been losing thanks to his handling of the disease.

“I expect it’s very damaging with that portion of the electorate that Trump needs to persuade,” he said.

Arizona has been hit particularly hard by the pandemic, and the state on Tuesday reported a single-day record of 117 deaths from the disease.

Chad Campbell, a former Democratic state lawmaker, says that Trump’s botched handling of the pandemic has left the door wide open for Biden.

“The fact that Donald Trump is spending time and money here this early on shows you how much trouble he’s in,” he said.

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Ohio Democrats bust police officer’s son for stealing Biden campaign signs and then posting the video

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The son of an Ohio police officer was accused this week of outing himself as one of the people who stole a number of Biden campaign signs.

The Ohio Union Country Democratic Party shared video that allegedly has been posted by the son of an officer in Marysville.

"Local cop's son shows off the Biden signs he and his friends stole, then tags the accomplices on his Instagram post," the Union County Democrats' Twitter account said. "Hey @MarysvilleOHPD. You know where he lives. When can we pick up our signs?"

Video shared with the post shows someone flipping through a stash of Democratic Party campaign signs. The post included the message: "Fuck Biden."

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‘Rubber stamp’ Lindsey Graham scorched for announcing ‘we’ve got the votes to confirm’ unnamed Trump SCOTUS nominee

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Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham is under fire for announcing he has enough votes to confirm President Donald Trump's nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court – days before the president will announce who the nominee is.

"We've got the votes to confirm Justice Ginsburg [sic] replacement before the election, we're going to move forward in the committee, we're going to report the nomination out of the committee to the floor of the United States Senate so we can vote before the election," Graham said on Fox News Monday night. 

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Morning Joe exposes cynical reason embattled senators are rolling over and will vote for his court nominee

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Speaking with the Washington Post's Eugene Robinson, MSNBC "Morning Joe" host Joe Scarborough marveled at the Republican senators who are facing the loss of their seats because of what Donald Trump has done to the country but still plan to rubberstamp whomever the president nominates to replace Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg before pointing out why they're falling in line.

With Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Thom Tillis (R-NC) likely facing defeat on November 3rd, Scarborough said they are less concerned with their reputations and more fearful of their post-politics futures if they buck the president.

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