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Texas voters turn on Trump over coronavirus bungling — putting him behind Biden: report

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(AFP / MANDEL NGAN)

According to a report in the Dallas Morning News, a new poll shows Donald Trump has fallen behind presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden with numbers that are slightly outside the margin of error.

The report notes that voters are focusing on the failure of the Trump administration to stem the rising tide of the coronavirus pandemic that is currently exploding in the Lone Star State.

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The News reports that the new Dallas Morning News-University of Texas Tyler poll — taken between June 29 and July 7 — shows Biden with 46 percent of the vote to Trump’s 41 percent, 14 percent undecided, with a margin of error of 2.24 percent.

The report adds that the two candidates were in a virtual tie at 43 percent each in April.

Asked about the change, Kenneth Bryant Jr., the political scientist who helped design the poll, said Trump is losing independents and “weak partisans.”

 “While President Trump has and still enjoys near universal approval from Republicans, and overwhelming disfavor from Democrats, he has lost considerable ground among the folks in the middle, who may ultimately decide who wins Texas in November,” Bryant explained.

The report also notes that the Biden campaign has not made an effort — and as of now – hasn’t indicated it will chase after that state that now seems within its reach.

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Trump can ‘rage from the balcony’ but he ‘will not succeed’: Dem super lawyer promises to protect the vote

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President Donald Trump has a lot of options available to him when it comes to his attempt to steal the election. That doesn't mean they'll work, however.

In an interview with Democratic "super-lawyer" Bob Bauer, "The Circus's" John Heilemann listed a few scenarios for Trump trying to steal the election.

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2020 Election

Will American elections ever again be legitimate?

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Only an established, legal “right to vote“ can defeat Republican voter suppression.

Republican politicians and conservative commentators are shocked, shocked! that Chief Justice John Roberts would say that people who voted before election day in Pennsylvania but their ballots were delayed by Lewis DeJoy’s sabotage of the Post Office should have their vote counted.

Increasingly, this election is coming down to the simple question of how effective 40 years of concerted Republican voter suppression efforts will be.

Their main strategy, particularly since George and Jeb Bush got together in 2000 to use a Texas felon list to purge 90,000 Black people off voting roles in Florida, has been removing the names of people who are legitimate voters.

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Melania Trump cancels appearance at Pennsylvania rally due to ‘lingering cough’

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First Lady Melania Trump has cancelled an appearance at a Pennsylvania rally with President Donald Trump due to her ongoing COVID-19 symptoms.

The first lady was slated to travel with the president on Tuesday to her first rally since receiving the COVID-19 diagnosis.

"Mrs. Trump continues to feel better every day following her recovery from COVID-19, but with a lingering cough, and out of an abundance of caution, she will not be traveling today," a statement from the First Lady's Office said.

CONFIRMED: Melania Trump will no longer accompany her husband to PA tonight, per her spokeswoman: "Mrs. Trump continues to feel better every day following her recovery from COVID-19, but with a lingering cough, and out of an abundance of caution, she will not be traveling today."

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