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Longtime GOP voters flee Trump: ‘I’m willing to pay more taxes just to be away from him’

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The New York Times has conducted a series of interviews with traditionally conservative voters who now say they’re willing to support former Vice President Joe Biden in the 2020 election, even if it means their taxes will go up.

In the interviews, many of these voters said they’ve simply had enough of President Donald Trump.

“Just the lying, just the craziness, the bullying — I’d rather pay more money than be with him for another four years,” said 56-year-old Arizona resident Lorena Burns, who couldn’t bring herself to vote for either Trump or Hillary Clinton in 2016, but who will now support Biden. “I’m willing to pay more money in taxes just to be away from him. He’s corrupting the country.”

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Longtime New Hampshire Republican Peter Spaulding, meanwhile, tells the Times that he will most likely support Biden even though he backed Libertarian Gary Johnson four years ago.

While he would normally feel reservations about backing a Democrat, Spaulding said that was not the case “when the stakes are as high as they are this year.”

And 85-year-old Barbara Hill tells the Times that she will be backing Biden after she “wasted” her vote in 2016 by backing a third-party candidate.

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Eric Trump predicts his dad will win re-election: ‘The polls are looking great — you see it every day’

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One of President Donald Trump's children appeared on Fox News on Thursday to predict that his father would win re-election in November.

"Well listen, I think, um, I think we're looking really good," Eric Trump told Sean Hannity.

"The polls are looking great -- you see it every single day," Trump claimed. "The enthusiasm is tremendous."

"We're going to win," he predicted. "My father is going to win this election."

The prediction was offered the same day that NBC News released their first battleground map, showing Joe Biden on pace to win 334 Electoral College votes, Trump set to win 125 Electoral Votes, with 79 too close to call.

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Susan Rice divested herself of Netflix stock options — could it be a sign she is Biden’s VP pick?

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Former National Security Advisor Susan Rice exercised her Netflix stock options on Tuesday.

Rice, who was appointed to the streaming video company's board of directors in 2018, filed paperwork with the Securities and Exchange Commission showing that she sold about $300,000 in the transactions.

The financial move occurred as former Vice President is close to announcing his choice of running mate, Rice is considered a leading contender for the position.

Other VP contenders reportedly include Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA), Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), Rep. Val Demmings (D-FL), Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D-MI) and Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham (D-MN).

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The Lincoln Project trolls Trump with new video on America’s rising COVID-19 death toll

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President Donald Trump's bungled response to the coronavirus pandemic is increasingly becoming a major campaign issue in the 2020 election.

On Tuesday, Trump taunted his detractors by reposting a video imagining him running for re-election for over 100 years, in violation of the constitution as currently written.

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— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 4, 2020

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