Nearly every president elected since the 1930s has been named Time magazine’s Person of the Year, often just weeks after they won a race for the White House.https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2020/12/10/time-person-year-biden-harris/
On Thursday evening, the publication announced that President-elect Joe Biden continues the trend — with a twist. He is the first to receive the title alongside his running-mate, Vice President-elect Kamala D. Harris.
“The Biden-Harris ticket represents something historic,” the magazine’s editor in chief, Edward Felsenthal, said in a video announcing the pick. “Person of the Year is not just about the year that was but about where we’re headed.”
The recognition marks another “first” for Harris, who will become the first woman, first Black person and first Asian American to serve in the nation’s second-highest office.
Citing the many challenges ahead of them, the pair was chosen over a list of finalists that included President Trump, racial justice protesters, front-line health-care workers and Anthony S. Fauci, the nation’s top infectious-disease specialist. ...
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrat Joe Biden is headed toward victory in Georgia in the 2020 U.S. presidential election after the state’s second recount, Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger said on Wednesday, rejecting false claims of fraud in the race.An unexpeccted highlight of the endless recounts and challenges is watching Joe Biden and Kamala Harris win, win and win again.
“It looks like Vice President Biden will be carrying Georgia, and he is our president-elect,” Raffensperger, a Republican, said at a news conference after noting that no substantial changes have been seen in a second recount demanded by Republican President Donald Trump’s campaign. ...
Biden will name Gary Gensler as an adviser on issues involving Wall Street and regulation of markets, The Wall Street Journal reported Friday. It’s not clear exactly what this means in terms of Gensler’s role, namely whether he will be advising Biden on which policies to propose as president, working during the transition to help Biden choose his presidential economic team or being positioned to take a key role on that team himself.Via FiveThirtyEight.
This news is interesting for two reasons. It suggests Biden is moving forward in trying to start planning his administration even though he has not yet been declared the winner of the election by most outlets. Also, Gensler is allied with Sen. Elizabeth Warren and favors a tougher regulation of Wall Street, so this choice is getting plaudits from more liberal Democrats who have worried Biden might pick figures more resistant to regulations of Wall Street firms.
Decision Desk HQ projects that @JoeBiden has won Pennsylvania and its 20 electoral college votes for a total of 273.https://twitter.com/DecisionDeskHQ/status/1324710866516905984
Joe Biden has been elected the 46th President of the United States of America.
Race called at 11-06 08:50 AM EST
All Results: https://results.decisiondeskhq.com/2020/general/pennsylvania
A Presidential Election Results - Biden takes the Leadhttps://nitter.net/DecisionDeskHQ/status/1324643210283593728
Biden (D): 49.39.% ( 2,449,371 votes)
Trump (R): 49.37% ( 2,448,454 votes)
Biden Margin: (+917)
Estimated: > 99% votes in
More results here: https://results.decisiondeskhq.com/2020/general/georgia
I don't like commenting on current politics, I don't think I'm good at it, things move far too quickly for my preference of considered commentary, the topic itself (and the inevitable discussions) tends to annoy me, and there's far too much superior competition.https://old.reddit.com/r/dredmorbius/comments/5c88gg/fortyfive_a_republic_if_you_can_keep_it/
Still, with many others I'm absorbing in a state of shock the news of Donald John Trump, 45th president-elect of the United States of America. And am wondering, how did we get here? ...
... “If you haven’t requested a mail ballot yet, it’s too late,” said David Becker, executive director at the nonprofit, nonpartisan Center for Election Innovation & Research. “I don’t care about the legal deadline; it’s just too late in terms of getting it processed, getting it mailed to you and you being able to fill it out and return it. You’re just putting too much pressure on yourself. At this point, if you haven’t requested a mail ballot yet, plan to vote in person and vote early, if possible."https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/10/27/usps-delays-election-day/
Voters who requested but have yet to receive a mail ballot should vote in person, Becker said. They may be required to fill out a provisional ballot, but it will count as long as they do not also submit a mailed ballot. Voters who have received their mail ballot but have not turned it in yet should do so in person or at a ballot drop box. ...
President Donald Trump continues to trail Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden nationally, according to a new CNN/SSRS poll released Tuesday.https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2020/10/06/trump-trails-biden-covid-economy-and-health-care-cnn-poll-says/3635336001/
Fifty-seven percent of likely voters support Biden while 41% support Trump, the survey found. ...
... Biden also appears to have the advantage in the key battleground states of Arizona, Florida, Michigan, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, according to the polling averages compiled by Real Clear Politics. Trump trails the Democratic nominee by 5 or more percentage points in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. In Florida and Arizona, the president is down by more than 3 percentage points. Although the margin is narrow in North Carolina, Biden leads by an average amount of 1.2 percentage points. ...https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/joe-biden-gains-big-with-swing-voters-after-debate-trumps-covid-diagnosis-new-polling-shows/ar-BB19Lfcf
... Biden’s advertising blitz comes days after Beto O’Rourke, the former El Paso congressman who came within 2.6 points of defeating U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, in 2018, made the case for increased spending in Texas in an op-ed for the Washington Post with Tory Gavito, president and cofounder of Way to Win, a national coalition of Democratic donors, and former executive director of the Texas Future Project.https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2020/10/06/election-2020-biden-ramps-up-efforts-texas-6-million-ad-buy/5900472002/
The two urged the campaign to invest big, late money in Texas, which they said could “put an end to the suspense about whether President Trump will concede defeat Nov. 3.” ...
The Democratic presidential nominee says there could be both support for racial justice and law enforcement in his Gettysburg address.https://thegrio.com/2020/10/06/joe-biden-calls-for-unity-and-racial-justice-gettysburg/
After all the years we have stood as a beacon of light to the world, it cannot be that here and now, in 2020, we will allow the government of the people … to perish on this earth … we have in our hands the ultimate power— the power to vote
Two hundred thousand dead, as you said over 7 million infected in the United States,” Biden said. “We in fact have 5 percent of 4 percent of the world’s population, 20 percent of the deaths. 40,000 people a day are contracting COVID. In addition to that, between 750 and 1,000 people a day, they’re dying.” Biden concluded, “When you were presented with that number he said it is what it is. It is what it is because you are who you are. The president has no plan.”#Debates2020 #Election2020 #trumpistan #BidenHarris2020
Democrats must start to fight back. No more ‘When they go low we go high.’ Our slogan should be ‘When they go low we kick their asses.’ To start and have any real success making needed changes we must win the White House and both Houses of Congress by big margins on Nov. 3. That means from now until Election Day every Democrat, Democratic leaning independent, and decent Republican must stop nit-picking Joe Biden and our other candidates and rather vote and get everyone you know to vote for Democrats up and down the ballot. To make real change and work on all the issues Americans care about we must get rid of as many Republicans as possible at all levels of government.#politics #Election2020 #BidenHarris2020 #WhenTheyGoLow