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Monday, October 26, 2020

MESSAGE OF THE DAY

1. NEW: Trump Gives up on Trying To Control COVID as U.S. Hits Record for Cases

2. NEW: On “60 Minutes,” Trump Shows He Has No Health Care Plan

3. Senate Vote on Nomination of Amy Coney Barrett

NEWS OF THE DAY

4. 8 Days Until Election Day, 60+ Million Votes Have Been Cast


MESSAGE OF THE DAY

1. NEW: Trump Gives up on Trying To Control COVID as U.S. Hits Record for Cases

  • Yesterday, Mark Meadows admitted that Trump is “not going to control the pandemic.” Trump refuses to lead and has given up on protecting Americans, leading to a third wave and record high new cases.

    • This was not a slip by Meadows: it’s the truth. Trump has no plan other than endangering Americans by lying and downplaying the virus.

    • The U.S. just hit a record-high seven-day average of new cases, and set a record for the number of daily cases on Friday, with more than 85,000 reported.

    • Hospitalizations have risen 40% in the last month, with 14 states hitting records.

    • A new study finds the U.S. could have avoided at least 130,000 deaths if Trump’s administration had responded to COVID like other countries did.


  • It’s no surprise that the coronavirus continues to rage unchecked across the country and even in the White House itself.

    • Pence, the head of the White House coronavirus task force, has an outbreak in his office with at least five members of his inner circle testing positive, but refuses to follow CDC guidelines to quarantine.


2. NEW: On “60 Minutes,” Trump Shows He Has No Health Care Plan

  • On “60 Minutes,” Trump revealed yet again that he has no health care plan other than tearing coverage away from tens of millions of Americans and stripping protections from as many as 133 million Americans with preexisting conditions.

    • Even during a pandemic in which an estimated 12 million people have lost their health insurance, Trump wants to undermine protections for cancer survivors and people with complications from COVID-19.


  • Trump gave no details of his health care plan — because it doesn’t exist. Instead, Trump doubled down on Republicans’ lawsuit before the Supreme Court to overturn the Affordable Care Act, saying “I hope that they end it.”

    • If Trump and Senate Republicans succeed in their rushed power grab, Barrett would hear the case in just two weeks and could cast the deciding vote to overturn the ACA.



3. Senate Vote on Nomination of Amy Coney Barrett

  • Senate Republicans are rushing a Supreme Court nominee to take health care away from millions of Americans and overturn Roe v. Wade.

    • More than 60 million Americans have already voted — voters deserve a say in who selects a successor to Justice Ginsburg.


  • Barrett’s record makes clear she would likely vote to strike down the Affordable Care Act and Roe v. Wade, stripping health care from millions.

    • If Trump succeeds and Barrett helps overturn the ACA in a case being heard in two weeks, over 20 million people could lose their health insurance and as many as 133 million with preexisting conditions will lose coverage protections.


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


NEWS OF THE DAY

4. 8 Days Until Election Day, 60+ Million Votes Have Been Cast

  • With 8 days until November 3, more than 60 million voters have already cast their ballotsmore than 40% of the total ballots cast in 2016 — and millions more are voting every day.

    • 25% more early votes have been cast than in 2016.


  • Voters should 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 in battleground states like Arizona and Ohio since 2016.

    • Today is the deadline to register to vote in Colorado to receive a ballot in the mail and in Washington.

      • Voters in Colorado and Washington can also register when voting early or at the polls on Election Day.


  • Democrats have a lead in ballots cast — millions more Democrats have voted than Republicans so far.

    • Democrats lead in early votes cast in battleground states: Pennsylvania by 46%, Michigan by 24%, Wisconsin by 22%, Arizona by 16%, North Carolina by 14%, and Florida by 12%.

    • In Texas, voter turnout is already more than 80% of 2016’s total, with more Asian Americans casting ballots than in all of 2016.

    • In Georgia and Texas, more Black seniors have already voted than voted in all of 2016.

    • Today is the first day of early voting in Maryland.

    • Tomorrow is the deadline to request a mail-in ballot in North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Arkansas, Kansas, New York, Oklahoma, and Tennessee.


  • 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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