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Trump sets off alarm bells with ‘dangerously authoritarian’ suggestion of election delay

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President Donald Trump suggested delaying the election over concerns about the coronavirus — and social media users were alarmed.

The president, who’s falling behind Joe Biden in many of the states he needs to win, tweeted out baseless attacks against mail-in voting, and the floated the possibility of delaying the Nov. 3 election until voting could be done safely and in person.

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Unsurprisingly, other Twitter users freaked out.

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Trump campaign accused of ‘laundering’ 170 million — companies linked to Brad Parscale are implicated: report

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The Trump campaign may be in legal hot water after a new complaint accused the organization of money laundering.

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Trump’s Supreme Court gambit is backfiring in Pennsylvania: NYT analysis

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"On Saturday, Mr. Trump nominated Judge Amy Coney Barrett for the court seat and immediately flew to Pennsylvania to whip up support that night, speaking before a giant screen with the words 'FILL THAT SEAT!'" reported Trip Gabriel and Isabella Grullón Paz. "But that prospect — which the Trump campaign is counting on to shift the election dynamic away from the president’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic — has not reset the race there. On the contrary, 51 percent of voters in the passionately divided battleground state said they trusted Mr. Biden more to pick the next justice, whereas 44 percent said that about Mr. Trump."

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‘The Biggest Loser’: Trump’s taxes show just how much his supporters are bamboozled

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