October 23, 2020

Kristen Welker: Presidential debate moderator was 'clear winner' on social media

If social media is to be believed, there was only one winner of the final presidential debate – the person in charge. Kristen Welker has been lauded online for her performance as a moderator, in particular being praised for keeping candidates on time and not allowing them to talk over her. The 44-year-old grew up…

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October 19, 2020

Why These Voters Rejected Hillary Clinton but Are Backing Joe Biden

Oct. 18, 2020 Samantha Kacmarik, a Latina college student in Las Vegas, said that four years ago, she had viewed Hillary Clinton as part of a corrupt political establishment. Flowers Forever, a Black transgender music producer in Milwaukee, said she had thought Mrs. Clinton wouldn’t change anything for the better. And Thomas Moline, a white…

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October 16, 2020

‘I’ve been crying for days’: How voting became the latest of 2020’s many anxieties

PHILADELPHIA — A few weeks before Election Day, a line of three dozen voters in Eagles and Flyers masks spools in front of Roxborough High to drop off their ballots. It is a gift of a cloudless autumnal day yet the anxiety is palpable. “I’ve been frightened. I’ve been crying for a few days,” says…

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October 15, 2020

Amy Coney Barrett confirmation hearing live updates: ‘We have the votes,’ McConnell says of nomination

By Seung Min Kim and Donna Cassata Oct. 15, 2020 at 10:24 a.m. EDT The Senate Judiciary Committee has formally set a panel vote on Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination to the Supreme Court for Oct. 22 at 1 p.m. Eastern. Democrats protested the swift action less than three weeks before the Nov. 3 election, but…

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October 14, 2020

US election 2020: World reaction to long queues of voters in US

You may think waiting 11 hours to vote would be the height of frustration, but not for one family in Georgia. “We made it, y’all,” says Johnta Austin in one viral video filmed as they reach the front of the queue, describing the lengthy process as an “honour”. With early voting under way across much…

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