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2020 Presidential Race

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Things did not go well Tuesday for the Trump campaign's effort to stop certification of the Pennsylvania vote count — which has Joe Biden ahead by more than 73,000 votes.

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There is "no evidence" the Nov. 3 election was compromised, committees within the Department of Homeland Security that worked on protecting U.S. voting systems affirmed Thursday. In a statement, they also called the 2020 election the "most secure in American history."

The Lincoln Project, a group of Republicans who campaigned against  President Trump's re-election, plans to launch an advertising campaign against two law firms representing Trump and the party in their voter fraud-related lawsuits. 

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Ohio’s Republican attorney general wants the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruling extending the deadline for absentee ballots to be returned.

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President-elect Biden won his race without carrying Ohio.

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As other states continue to tally the votes in the presidential race, President Trump is making false statements about widespread fraud that other leaders say undermines the election process.

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Ohio Democrats lost the presidency last night as well as many key statewide and congressional races. 

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The Associated Press reports President Trump has again carried Ohio, as he did four years ago. 

President Trump is advocating that people who previously voted for Democratic Presidential candidate Joe Biden change their vote.

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President Trump is scheduled to hold a rally in Circleville Saturday afternoon. 

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The campaign ad war between President Trump, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and groups that support them has been fairly even in Ohio. 

President Trump, who has for months been at loggerheads with public health experts on how best to contain the coronavirus pandemic, on Monday called Dr. Anthony Fauci a "disaster" and complained that Americans are tired of hearing from "these idiots," according to media reports of a call between Trump and campaign staff.

With less than three weeks to go until Election Day, Democrat Joe Biden has taken a double-digit lead over President Trump, according to the latest NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll.

The former vice president leads Trump 54% to 43% among likely voters in the poll. It's the highest level of support Biden has achieved since the poll began testing the head-to-head matchup in February. Biden has never been below 50% in the question in the Marist poll, and Trump has never been above 44%.

When the last Chevy Cruze rolled off the line at the General Motors Lordstown assembly plant in March 2019, Bill Janik was there.

"If you saw the sign that said 'the last Cruze,' I made it and I hung it on the car," he said.

Janik worked at the plant for 17 years before it shut down. His wife had been there for 25 years.

Over the course of a few years, GM Lordstown went from employing 4,500 people to essentially none.

More than $1 billion has now been spent on TV ads for the 2020 presidential election in just 13 states, an NPR analysis of the latest ad spending data from the tracking firm Advertising Analytics finds.

Most of that money has been spent by Democrat Joe Biden's campaign and groups supporting him. Biden and allies have spent more than $600 million, while President Trump's campaign and groups supporting him have spent a little over $400 million.

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During a campaign stop hosted by concrete contractor Nickolas Savko Monday in Columbus, Vice President Mike Pence criticized Mayor Andy Ginther's removal of the Christopher Columbus statue from the City Hall grounds.  

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Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is set to make his first general election campaign visit to Ohio today.  

President Trump referred to California Sen. Kamala Harris as "this monster" in an interview on Thursday, a continuation of his pattern of attacking Black women with demeaning insults. The president has previously reserved the term "monster" for terrorists, murders and major natural disasters.

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President Donald Trump’s positive COVID test has stirred questions about what health orders were followed at Cleveland Clinic during the presidential debate. And while it's unknown whether Trump or his staff were infected at the time of the debate, there are pictures that show people in the debate hall were not wearing masks. Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow reports. 

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President Donald Trump didn't distance himself from hate groups  Tuesday night in Cleveland.  But Ohio governor Mike DeWine has.  

President Trump's hesitation, once again, to denounce white supremacy during Tuesday's presidential debate is drawing quick condemnation from anti-racism activists — as are his unusual comments directed at a white supremacist group called the Proud Boys.

During an exchange on the debate stage, moderator Chris Wallace repeatedly asked Trump if he would condemn white supremacists. Trump initially sidestepped that question, claiming that he mostly sees violence "from the left wing."

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Democrats have wasted little time responding to The New York Times' bombshell that President Trump paid just $750 in federal income taxes in 2016 and 2017.

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The U.S. Senate has passed a resolution committing to a peaceful transition of power if President Trump loses the November election, after Trump suggested he might claim voter fraud based on absentee ballots and refuse to leave office. 

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The latest Quinnipiac University poll shows the presidential race in Ohio is still a statistical dead heat. 

President Trump has falsely claimed for months that mail-in ballots are unreliable and easily to rig, but Ohio Republicans say that's not the case.

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1.8 millon Ohio voters have requested absentee ballots, more than twice the number at this point four years ago. Democratics are seizing the opportunity to vote early by mail, while Republicans are pulling back from that option. Ohio Public Radio's Karen Kasler reports.

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President Trump resumed questioning the integrity of this year's election on Thursday after the White House sought to walk back his earlier comments suggesting he might not accept the results if he were to lose.

The back-and-forth started on Wednesday evening at a press conference.

Nearly 500 national security experts – both civilians and former senior uniformed officers — have endorsed Joe Biden for president, saying the "current president" is not up to "the enormous responsibilities of his office."

Addressed to "Our Fellow Citizens," the 489 national security experts include 22 four-star officers. The letter never mentions President Trump by name.

Miguel Arango had just turned 18 when he voted for Barack Obama in 2012.

Four years later, he was a passionate supporter of Bernie Sanders, but opted for a third-party candidate in the 2016 general election.

"I was not going to vote for Trump either," he said. "I thought all these things about him — that he was this, he was that. And slowly it started transitioning."

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President Trump on Wednesday suggested that he might not accept the election results if he is not declared the winner in November, in response to a reporter's question about whether he would commit to a peaceful transfer of power — regardless of the outcome of the election.

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