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Monday, October 19, 2020

MESSAGE OF THE DAY

1. Trump Lies To Americans as U.S. Surpasses 8 Million Coronavirus Infections

NEWS OF THE DAY

2. 15 Days Until Election Day, 28+ Million Votes Have Been Cast


MESSAGE OF THE DAY

1. Trump Lies To Americans as U.S. Surpasses 8 Million Coronavirus Infections


  • Trump is endangering Americans by continuing to lie about COVID-19 while restarting potential superspreader events.

    • Trump is still undermining and lying about mask wearing, even though universal mask wearing could save nearly 100,000 lives over the next 3 months.


  • Trump is attacking and silencing scientists.

    • Yesterday, Trump attacked Biden by saying he will “listen to the scientists” — which is absolutely accurate. By ignoring scientists, Trump has made this crisis worse.

    • Trump has sidelined Dr. Fauci and other experts on his coronavirus task force and pushed dangerous lies from his unqualified Fox News adviser.

    • More than 1,000 current and former CDC officers have criticized the Trump administration’s response to the pandemic.


  • Because Trump delayed relief negotiations, millions of struggling families do not have the help they need and the economy is stalled with tens of millions out of work.

    • The vast majority of Americans think Republicans in Congress should be focused on COVID relief for struggling families rather than their rushed Supreme Court power grab.

    • Trump admitted he is delaying relief to working Americans because of his “pride.”

    • McConnell said Senate Republicans did not support any large deal.

    • Trump’s proposal does not do enough for small businesses; renters; frontline workers; testing and tracing; families and children; and unemployed workers.


NEWS OF THE DAY

2. 15 Days Until Election Day, 28+ Million Votes Have Been Cast

  • While it is 15 days until November 3, more than 28 million voters have already cast their ballots — 20% of the total ballots cast in 2016 — and millions more are voting every day.


  • Go to IWillVote.com today to check your registration status, learn what choices you have to cast your ballot, and find out where and when to vote.


  • Democrats have out-registered Republicans across the country and narrowed Republicans’ voter registration advantage is battleground states like Arizona and North Carolina.

    • Today is the deadline to register to vote in Pennsylvania, Michigan online or by mail, Maine by mail, Alabama, California, and South Dakota.

      • Voters in Michigan and Maine can continue to register to vote in person, and California voters can provisionally register, through Election Day.


  • Democrats have a lead in ballots cast so far — we have requested and returned 50% more ballots than Republicans.

    • Democrats lead Republicans in votes cast in battleground states, with a 60-point lead in Pennsylvania, a 32-point lead in North Carolina, and a 20-point lead in Florida.

    • Last week, voters in North Carolina, Georgia, and Texas broke records for the number of ballots cast on the first day of early voting.

    • Today, early voting starts in Florida, Colorado, Alaska, Arkansas, and North Dakota.

    • Tomorrow is the deadline to request an absentee ballot in Maryland and New Mexico.


  • The Biden campaign has launched the biggest voter protection program in history: thousands of staff on the ground, lawyers, and poll watchers throughout the states to ensure every eligible voter can vote.


--Democratic National Committee, 430 S Capitol St SE, Washington, DC 20003, USA

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