A CNN discussion on Donald Trump’s continuing obsession with mail-in voting led one contributor to claim that he is sending signals that he knows he’s going to lose and he is setting the stage for multiple attempts to set aside or contest the election results.
Then he told the president to “grow up.”
After “New Day” host Victor Blackwell shared clips of the president claiming the election results wouldn’t be reliable and we “might never know” who actually won the election, Blackwell set the stage for CNN analyst Errol Louis.
“So Errol, anything short of a clear win for the president — and right now there’s no poll that suggests that’s in the cards — how confident are you, or is that what you’re expecting we’ll see from the Trump campaign, piles of litigation?” the host asked.
“Well, I don’t know about litigation so much, they’ve already started by the way they have begun litigation trying to halt or impede or distort the implementation of mail-in ballots but we’ll see the president try to throw shade, no actual facts, on the election in part because he’s behind,” Louis replied. “He’s really laying the groundwork for a possible defeat substantively speaking with mail-in and early voting and the ways we expand people to have their voices heard, it does take about a month leading up to and following election day to get the proper count.”
“We’ll have early voting that starts weeks before November 3rd, we’ll have absentee ballots for servicemen overseas for example, takes a while to get here. that won’t begin to be counted until after November 3rd,” he explained. “Then you have to total it up, so the president needs to grow up. Those who care about having every vote counted should be prepared for what’s going to be about a 30-day process before we know for sure what all of the ballots are telling us about the outcome.”
‘At the edge of an abyss’: Experts warn America could plunge into sectarian violence after election
Experts on international conflict resolution are warning that the United States is on the verge of seeing a wave of sectarian violence unleashed by the 2020 presidential election.
In interviews with NPR, several experts said the United States is exhibiting troubling signs that other countries that have been plagued by sectarian violence have shown in recent decades.
"We thought we were immune to it," said Tim Phillips, the founder and CEO of the nonprofit Beyond Conflict. "When we looked at our own problems, we thought: 'Of course we have some big issues, but we're in a sense immune from an us-versus-them mindset, a sectarian mindset, where there could be real conflict.'"
Trump humiliates a vulnerable GOP senator in her home state
While campaigning in Arizona on Wednesday, President Donald Trump gratuitously humiliated a vulnerable ally who is desperately trying to keep her Senate seat.
He spoke first at a large rally of supporters, but he realized that Republican Sen. Martha McSally should get the opportunity to speak as well, given that she's underwater in her fight against Democrat Mark Kelly.
Trump didn't seem happy to share the stage, though.
"Just come up fast. Fast, fast," he said. "Come on. Quick. You got one minute! One minute, Martha! They don't want to hear this, Martha. Come on. Let's go. Quick, quick, quick. Come on."
Eva Longoria is famous for her acting, but she’s increasingly recognized as a political player in Texas and beyond
A few weeks ago, Texas actor Eva Longoria and her pal, Republican-turned-Biden-supporter Ana Navarro-Cárdenas, unintentionally caused a ruckus while campaigning on behalf of former Vice President Joe Biden at a strip mall in Miami.
Situated at a socially distanced campaign event at a Colombian restaurant between a barber shop and day care, Longoria was a focal point of adoration and political aversion. Some young girls came out of the day care and immediately recognized the actor from the 2019 live-action Dora the Explorer movie.
“They wanted to take a picture with Dora’s mom,” Navarro-Cárdenas recently recalled to The Texas Tribune. “Then some ... Latino Trump supporters came out of a barber shop and starting screaming ‘Communist’ at her.