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Oregon governor accuses Trump of causing violence in the streets of Portland — as a 2020 reelection ploy

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Alleged DHS agents in Portland (screengrab)

As acting Department of Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf arrived in Portland to oversee DHS agents accused of misconduct against protesters, the state’s governor blasted President Donald Trump.

“This political theater from President Trump has nothing to do with public safety. The President is failing to lead this nation. Now he is deploying federal officers to patrol the streets of Portland in a blatant abuse of power by the federal government,” Gov. Kate Brown (D-OR) posted on Twitter.

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“I told Acting Secretary Wolf that the federal government should remove all federal officers from our streets. His response showed me he is on a mission to provoke confrontation for political purposes. He is putting both Oregonians and local law enforcement officers in harm’s way,” she warned.

“This, coming from the same President who used tear gas to clear out peaceful protesters in Washington, DC to engineer a photo opportunity. Trump is looking for a confrontation in Oregon in the hopes of winning political points in Ohio or Iowa,” she warned.

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‘Expand the court’: Ocasio-Cortez leads charge with 3-word Democratic strategy after Barrett sworn in

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez had just three initial words to say Monday night after Amy Coney Barrett was sworn in as the latest Associate Justice to the U.S. Supreme Court following her confirmation by a 52 to 48 margin in the Republican-controlled U.S. Senate earlier in the evening.

"Expand the court," tweeted Ocasio-Cortez, a sentiment widely shared as the only just recourse after the GOP under President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell rammed through the third justice for the nation's highest court in less than four years.

Expand the court.

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Trump injects more election chaos by claiming you can change your vote to him after you’ve already voted

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President Donald Trump on Tuesday issued a bizarre tweet in which he encouraged early voters to go back to polling places and demand that they be allowed to change their votes to him.

"Strongly Trending (Google) since immediately after the second debate is CAN I CHANGE MY VOTE?" the president wrote on Twitter. "This refers changing it to me. The answer in most states is YES. Go do it. Most important Election of your life!"

In reality, if you have voted early, there is no way to go back and change your vote.

Current polling averages suggest Trump is currently losing to Democratic rival Joe Biden by between eight and nine points, according to Real Clear Politics and FiveThirtyEight.

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2020 Election

Trump and Biden wage unexpected duel in Georgia

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Neighbors and volunteers are handing out water and snacks to the masked voters waiting patiently in line to cast their ballots on a hot October day in the Atlanta suburb of Smyrna.

Americans go to the polls on November 3 but the enthusiastic early voting here has already given the morning an air of Election Day.

Georgia has been a reliably Republican, conservative bastion and a Democrat has not won in the Peach State since Bill Clinton, a fellow Southerner, in 1992.

But Democratic candidate Joe Biden, 77, and Republican incumbent Donald Trump, 74, are running neck-and-neck in the polls in Georgia.

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