Maris Buttacavoli, 71, said she would have preferred to vote for Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersDemocrats fear Biden's lagging Latino support could cost him Why the race has become 'Trump the known' vs. 'Biden the unknown' Top health officials pledge to keep politics out of COVID-19 vaccine process MORE (I-Vt.) because of his positions backing universal health care and universal education. But she cast a straight Democratic ticket from New Jersey, where she lives with her family. … [Read more...] about Meet the first people to vote in the 2020 presidential election
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In the modern-day era of saturation coverage of politics, presidential races involving an incumbent seem to be decided way before Labor Day. George W. Bush led John Kerry narrowly in February of 2003 and beat him narrowly in November. Barack Obama led his closest GOP challenger (Newt Gingrich, believe it or not) by four points in November 2011 and beat eventual nominee Mitt Romney by four a year later. … [Read more...] about Keller @ Large: Is The 2020 Presidential Election Already Decided?
Though Biden is by no means guaranteed to win the state, he is likely to benefit from far stronger support from suburbanites and voters of color than Clinton received four years ago, according to Politico. To hold the state, Trump will have to mitigate his party’s losses in the suburbs while driving up turnout from rural voters across the state. … [Read more...] about Here’s Where The 2020 Presidential Race Stands In The 6 Most Competitive States
It’s safe to say that these changes to uncertainty communication tell us more about the forecasters and their goals than the future. As readers, we would do well to think twice before taking the numbers, or the messages, at face value. Instead, we should seek information on the model assumptions, and consider what incentives forecasters may have to emphasize (or de-emphasize) the uncertainty. We may never have a crystal ball, but by acknowledging the intricate dance of fact and belief that is uncertainty communication, we can become smarter consumers. … [Read more...] about There’s more than meets the eye in 2020 election forecasts
FILE – In this Nov. 12, 2018 file photo, ballots are prepared to be tabulated in Maine’s 2nd Congressional District election in Augusta, Maine. A state supreme court decision Tuesday, Spet. 8, 2020, cleared the way for election officials to print ranked choice voting ballots for the first time in Maine’s presidential election. But there has not been a final ruling on whether the voting system will be used in that contest. (Robert F. Bukaty/File) less … [Read more...] about Maine to proceed with ranked ballots for presidential race