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Trump already blaming fraud for possible election loss — but fraud’s the only way he can win: op-ed

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Writing in The Guardian this Friday, Art Cullen says that President Trump’s reelection chances are facing big hurdles in the Midwest, partly due to the fact that the “second quarter of 2020 was the worst in history.”

“Trump started trade wars with China, Mexico and Canada that have flattened manufacturing up and down the Mississippi River,” Cullen writes. “Corn prices are at their lowest level in a decade. Meatpacking workers across the midwest were ordered on to unsafe kill floors, shoulder to shoulder, sending fear shuddering through communities as the coronavirus rages. It is all deeply unsettling, and the polls reflect it. Here in Storm Lake, Iowa, the police chief took a knee with Black Lives Matter protesters in Chautauqua Park. This is for real. This is not 2016.”

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Where Trump once enjoyed endless support, things are looking testy. Trump’s relationship with Mitch McConnell appears strained after the two couldn’t finalize a coronavirus relief package before the Friday deadline — all while the pandemic continues to rage out of control.

“Trump says the only way he can lose is through election fraud. In fact, it seems more likely that the only way he can win is through fraud,” Cullen writes. “In April, Wisconsin Republicans tried to stop voters in a key Wisconsin election for a supreme court justice that was a proxy on Trump – and Trump lost, as stubborn cheeseheads stood in line for hours at great personal infection danger to vote. He desperately needs Wisconsin. But the paper mills are shutting down, dairy operators are drowning in a glut of corporate milk, and furious teachers are organizing like never before.”

In contrast, according to Cullen, Biden has offered a steady rollout of plans designed to fix problems, along with a “heavy dose of decency and respect.”

“That’s what people want to hear, not whining,” writes Cullen.

Read the full op-ed over at The Guardian.

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‘Jarring’: PA Trump fans attack polls making so much noise poll workers couldn’t read instructions to voters

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One Pennsylvania polling place fell under a full out attack on those standing in line to vote and trying to cast a ballot on Saturday.

In a Twitter thread, Behavioral Economist Alex Imas explained that while he was casting his ballot on the outskirts of Philadelphia County, PA Saturday, a parade of semis and other cars surrounded the polling place, laying on their horns.

"I arrived just as polling place opened. Short line. Thought I'd be in and out in 20 minutes tops. Even w/ this short line, it took 2+ hours," he explained.

"Then the next Semi followed, then the 3rd," he continued. "A motorcade of semis, jeeps, and a few sedans drove down the road. All honking. All flying Trump 2020 flags. With people yelling out the window. This motorcade snaked around the polling place the entire time I was there (2 hrs)."

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Trump gives 9/11 first responders back the $3.3 million he took from health fund: GOP Congressman

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention told Rep. Peter King (R-NY) announced that the 9/11 first responders would get the $3.3 million back that President Donald Trump stole from the program that helped them with medical treatments.

Those at the Twin Towers site in the days following the terrorist attacks breathed in a series of toxic gasses and asbestosis, leading them to have a slew of health problems years later. A fund was set up to ensure that those heroes were always taken care of for the rest of their lives as they suffered through their final years.

“It’s a great victory for really deserving people,” King told the New York Daily News Saturday. "I mean this just never should have happened, but we fought hard, we got it done."

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Nuns at Trump rally appear uncomfortable reading their Bible as president runs over an hour late to event

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A group of three nuns appeared in the stands behind President Donald Trump's podium as they waited for him to arrive.

Trump was supposed to begin speaking at 4 p.m. in Circleville, Ohio, but as of 5 p.m. Trump hadn't yet arrived. Ohio was once considered a solidly red state when Trump won it with a margin of 8.13 percent. Trump is now only two to three points away from being beaten by Vice President Joe Biden in the state, according to polling averages.

The three sisters were seen waiting in the stands, crammed in with Trump voters in red shirts dancing and bouncing around. They looked uncomfortable and gathered instead to read their Bible together.

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